Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Chevy shows the 2016 Volt at NAIAS 2015 (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)

GM is using the 2015 North American International Auto Show to reaffirm its commitment to electric power. Not only did it reveal the all-electric Bolt concept car, it rolled the second-generation Volt out under the lights. In designing the 2016 Volt, GM relied heavily on feedback from first-generation Volt owners, developing a sportier, higher performance plug-in with an all-electric range boost of more than 30 percent.  Read More

The production spec Acura NSX Version 2.0

The Acura NSX finally made it into production specification today in Detroit and, as expected, the wait has been worthwhile. The internal combustion engine is now hyperventilating with twin-turbos instead of the naturally-aspirated version we saw previously, it boasts three electric motors and pushes more than 550 hp through a nine-speed dual clutch transmission, while the price tag will be in the vicinity of US$150,000 when it lands later this year.  Read More

The pact will produce a zero-emissions vehicle (Image: Nissan)

It may seem akin to an alliance between a railway and a submarine manufacturer, but Japanese automaker Nissan has signed a pact with US space agency NASA to develop self-driving cars. The five-year agreement announced last week covers a partnership on research and development of autonomous vehicle systems and their commercial applications.  Read More

The XD's designers were aiming for something a little more 'grown-up' and imposing than th...

Unveiled in Detroit today, Nissan's muscular new Titan XD is powered by a 310 hp Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel that delivers 555 lb-ft of torque and has a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds.  Read More

Hyundai's Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept unveiled at the North American International ...

Hyundai is targeting what it calls "Urban Adventurers" with the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept unveiled at the North American International Motor Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Designed to be small and maneuverable enough to navigate city streets and cramped parking lots during the week, but big and versatile enough to ferry cargo on the weekends, Hyundai calls the concept a re-imagining of the truck utility for the Millennial generation.  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

Designed as a showcase for its next-generation EcoBoost engine and lightweight constructio...

Ford has redefined its sportiest ever model (the GT) for a second time, vastly improving aerodynamics, stripping weight through the use of lightweight composites, and delivering a mid-mounted, next-generation, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. The car will be on sale next year.  Read More

The Ariel Nomad is a new off-road buggy

Ariel Motor Company, it of the unhinged Atom sports car, has announced a new addition to its line-up. The Nomad takes all of the raw excitement of the Atom and dumps it into an off-road buggy. Like the Atom, it is said to be lightweight, high performance and reliable.  Read More

The Chevrolet Bolt EV concept has a range of 200 miles (322 km) and should cost around $30...

Two of the biggest obstacles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) have been their prohibitively high prices and limited ranges. Chevrolet's new Bolt EV concept seeks to tackle both of these factors. It is designed to go 200 miles (322 km) per charge and cost from around US$30,000.  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

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