Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Scott Collie

Buick's Avenir is designed to show the brand's design direction (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)

Alongside the multitude of expensive, extravagant product launches for high-performance hypercars (we're looking at youFord GT), Buick has used the 2015 North American International Auto Show to quietly launch a beautiful design concept that points to where the brand is headed. Launched with no big press conference or fanfare, the Avenir's classic proportions and carefully-sculpted details have it sitting near the top of Gizmag's list for best-looking car of Detroit 2015.  Read More

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider just made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show (Photo: Loz Bl...

Alfa Romeo has used the North American International Motor Show (NAIAS) to launch the convertible version of its 4C sportscar. The 4C Spider retains the coupe's lightweight carbon fiber construction while allowing drivers to get closer to nature or, if you'd prefer, to the car's heavily turbocharged four-cylinder engine.  Read More

The Lexus GS F is powered by a naturally aspirated V8

Recent months have proven prolific for makers of fast luxury sedans, with Cadillac unveiling its twin-turbocharged 185 mph ATS-V and supercharged 200 mph CTS-V. Now Lexus continues to challenge its reputation for sensible, staid cars with the announcement of the high-performance GS F.  Read More

Harman's new system is designed to break the car's cabin up into sound zones for each pass...

Harman has announced a new in-car setup that allows drivers to create "individual sound zones," each of which can play different sounds with minimal interference from other zones – potentially eliminating the age-old argument over who gets to choose the music.  Read More

More efficient wheel bearings and reduced brake drag are the final piece in Tesla's 3.0 up...

Tesla is promising impressive gains in range with a new upgrade package for its all-electric Roadster. Thanks to the advances made in battery technology since 2008, and some lessons learned when developing the Model S, the American brand says the Roadster 3.0 upgrade will deliver a range of 400 miles (644 km) on a single charge.  Read More

A more aggressive front splitter helps reduce lift

The Cadillac CTS-V has always been a slightly left-of-center choice for those after a big, fast car. With its square, edgy styling and supercharged V8 engine, it has provided an alternative to the more established BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG. With its third generation CTS-V, Cadillac has combined a more sophisticated chassis with a supercharged V8, producing 640 hp (477 kW).  Read More

The Pirelli Edition Aventador is powered by the same 515 kW (700 hp) V12 as standard Avent... Lamborghini and Pirelli have come together to celebrate over 50 years of collaboration. To mark the occasion, the Italian auto maker has unveiled its Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition, a styling special that goes on sale in 2015.  Read More

Deliveries begin in 2015

Audi has bucked the trend for downsizing engines with its new five-cylinder RS3 Sportback. Instead of moving to a four-cylinder engine for its hottest hatch, the German manufacturer has stuck with the bigger engine, working to reduce the fuel consumption figures and performance over the figures achieved in the outgoing RS3 by cutting the car's weight by over 50 kg (121 lb).  Read More

All variants of the new motor should meet the tough Euro 7 emissions standards Volvo continues to chase better fuel economy with the development of a new three-cylinder engine, which will sit alongside the Swedish brand's Drive-E four-cylinder motors in its lineup.  Read More

Volvo claims the new XC90 can run for 40 km in electric only mode

Volvo has finally revealed the full details of the high-tech T8 powertrain that will power the plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV. The XC90 T8 combines an electric motor with Volvo's supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E four cylinder engine, for a hybrid system that can run in electric-only mode for zero-emissions driving or combined with the ICE for increased power.  Read More

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