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Volvo to skip 2019 Geneva motor show

Volvo Cars has joined a growing list of manufacturers pushing away from motor shows, instead focusing on more closely-tailored events showcasing its new products. The first casualty is the 2019 Geneva motor show, with no word on whether it'll appear at the 2018 Paris motor show this October...

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Peugeot 308 GTI production halted for WLTP, local supply unaffected
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Peugeot 308 GTI production halted for WLTP, local supply unaffected

Peugeot has halted production of the 308 GTi for four months, as it works to revise the car's 1.6-litre engine to pass incoming World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) standards. Local supply of the turbo tearaway, which finished fifth in our recent hot hatch mega test, shouldn't be affected by the break in production at Peugeot's factory in Sochaux, France...


Koenigsegg headed to Australia in June
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Koenigsegg headed to Australia in June

Koenigsegg, Swedish maker of wild hypercars like the Regera (above), has announced it will open its first factory-backed dealership in Australia later this year. Scheduled to launch in June, the company confirmed its vehicles will be available through Prodigy Automotive in conjunction with Lorbek Luxury Cars in Melbourne, Victoria...


Porsche explains Mission E Cross Turismo design – Video
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Porsche explains Mission E Cross Turismo design – Video

Porsche split opinion with the Mission E Cross Turismo, unveiled earlier this year in Geneva. Following on from the stunning, slinky Mission E Concept, the high-riding electric car had big shoes to fill...


2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE, 19/02/2018: Lamborghini has announced local pricing for the Huracan Performante Sypder. We've added details to the story. Lamborghini has used the Geneva motor show to launch its latest lightweight weapon, the Huracan Performante Spyder, almost exactly 12 months after the coupe version's debut...


CarAdvice podcast: 2018 Geneva motor show special
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CarAdvice podcast: 2018 Geneva motor show special

Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands this week. There was so much news from the Geneva motor show, we needed to do a special podcast to fit it all in. The Toyota Supra has finally been revealed in racing from, and there's a new, sexy Corolla...


McLaren: Our cars will keep getting faster
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McLaren: Our cars will keep getting faster

McLaren says its vehicles will continue getting faster as technology develops, hinting at potential avenues the company could go down in the pursuit of speed. Speaking with Carscoops at the Geneva motor show, Jens Ludmann, chief operating officer for McLaren Automotive, said one only has to look at past developments to determine that vehicles will continue to evolve and improve...


Goodyear reveals prototype EV tyres
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Goodyear reveals prototype EV tyres

Goodyear has used the Geneva motor show to unveil a prototype tyre developed specifically for use with electric vehicles. The EfficientGrip Performance is designed to cater for an ever-growing range of battery-powered vehicles. According to Goodyear, tyres on electric cars can wear up to 30 per cent faster than rubber on internal-combustion vehicles...


RUF SCR revealed in Geneva
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RUF SCR revealed in Geneva

Almost exactly one year after revealing the reborn CTR in Geneva, RUF has whipped the covers off its big-money, lightweight take on the Porsche 911. Meet the SCR, a nod to another of its famous tuned Porsches from the 1970s. The original was released in 1978, with power from a 3.2-litre flat-six making 162kW...


2018 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses
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2018 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses

What a week. This might be the biggest Geneva motor show the world has seen in some time. That's not to say last year wasn't impressive, with the McLaren 720S, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the new Audi RS5 and the reborn Alpine A110 standing out as obvious heroes...


CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!
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CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...


BMW i4 confirmed for production
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BMW i4 confirmed for production

BMW's boss has used the Geneva motor show to confirm the all-electric i4 will become part of the company's portfolio by 2025. Harald Krüger, chairman of the board of management for BMW AG, made the announcement at the Geneva event, adding the new offering will be one of many upcoming electrified models...


Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Nerissimo Editions unveiled
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Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Nerissimo Editions unveiled

Maserati has unveiled special Nerissimo Edition versions of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte in Geneva, adding a heavy-handed splash of black to the Italian marque's lineup. The "total black" cars are finished in a special shade of deep black body paint, complete with Black Chrome trim on the grille surrounds, badge, boot-lid and C-pillar badging...


Morgan Plus 8 50th and Aero GT revealed
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Morgan Plus 8 50th and Aero GT revealed

Morgan has waved farewell to the Aero and Plus 8 with the GT and 50th, unveiled this week at the Geneva motor show. Both cars will be put to pasture after these two special-editions are done, ending 50 years of Plus 8 production and 18 years of the Aero. BMW no longer builds the N62 V8 engine used in both models, which means it's time for engine and car to shuffle off to the garage in the sky...


2018 Rimac C_Two revealed
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2018 Rimac C_Two revealed

The Rimac C_Two has been revealed in Geneva this week, boasting some massive performance claims. With four electric motors – one for each wheel – the C_Two claims outputs of 1408kW and 2300Nm. For reference, the Bugatti Chiron generates 'just' 1103kW of power and 1600Nm of torque from its quad-turbo W16 engine. Those outputs translate to a 1...


2018 Nissan Juke revealed
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2018 Nissan Juke revealed

The updated Nissan Juke has been revealed this week at the Geneva motor show, hinting at a potential upgrade for Australia. While lots of people will look at the new model and ask 'what's changed?', Nissan has tweaked the finish of the V-motion grille to dark chrome, along with similar finishes for the headlight inserts and LED mirror indicators...


Jaguar I-Pace: Beating Germans to the punch was important
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Jaguar I-Pace: Beating Germans to the punch was important

The Jaguar I-Pace represents the first mainstream luxury brand entering the market with a full-electric SUV, and it was important to Jaguar that it bet the Germans to the punch. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show, Ian Hoban, Jaguar's vehicle line director, said that it was critical for the British marque to have the first crack at this car to establish itself in the segment...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified

An updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class petrol plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sedan will arrive in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 – about six months after the 'regular' updated line-up – with an improved pure-electric range of 50km. This is up from the 30km on offer in the current C350e PHEV, giving the new version a significantly better zero-local-emissions driving window before petrol power kicks in...


Mercedes-Benz reveals diesel plug-in hybrids
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Mercedes-Benz reveals diesel plug-in hybrids

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a trio of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models for the Geneva motor show: two diesel PHEVs based on the C-Class and E-Class, and a new petrol-electric S560e. To avoid confusion, we'll cover the two different hybrids separately...


Jaguar unveils bespoke 'Greatest Hits' XJ6
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Jaguar unveils bespoke 'Greatest Hits' XJ6

Along with the forward-looking I-Pace, Jaguar has used the Geneva motor show to peek at the rear-view mirror. The 'Greatest Hits' XJ6, developed for Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, is designed to celebrate five decades of the XJ badge, and combines classic looks with tasteful modern touches...