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Geneva Motor Show 2013

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Next-gen Nissan LEAF to break cover at Geneva Auto Show

Fans of the all-electric, much-awarded Nissan LEAF can look forward to the next generation of the car arriving on showroom floors soon. Set to float gently to Earth at next month’s Geneva Auto Show, the new Nissan LEAF promises longer range, better ergonomics and driving experience, and a light to see where to plug the bloody thing in at night. Read More

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KTM's X-Bow GT gets a windscreen and doors

Fans of the hardcore enthusiast KTM X-Bow roadster are bound to be on the increase with news that the GT version to be shown for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show next week will have doors and a windscreen ... and maybe the same 2.5 liter, 250 kW five-cylinder from the Audi TT-RS.Read More

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Brabus reworks Benz SL 65 AMG to the tune of 800 bhp

Looking to lose weight? Feeling that gravity is pushing you in the wrong direction? Then you, my friend, need the Brabus-animated Mercedes SL 65 AMG Roadster. Watch as those extra frontal pounds melt away, as your body is neatly compressed into the seat via 800 holy-mother of god horsepower. Botox is unnecessary, as your face is pulled relentlessly towards the rear of the car via an equal serving of torque. Set to debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show, the new Brabus Benz is one serious open-aired beasty. Read More

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Rinspeed releases details of microMAX "swarm car" concept

Rinspeed has released more information about and images of its microMAX EV concept, now invoking the smart city with its description of the vehicle as "the networked swarm car." The company has released a host of images which give a more detailed idea of Rinspeed CEO Frank M. Rinderknecht's vision for an efficient, space-saving mode of urban vehicle which clearly hopes to catch the eye of taxi operators and parcel delivery firms. It's the interior images that are perhaps most interesting of all.Read More

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Volkswagen prepares to build the world's most fuel efficient production car

Back in 2009, before the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt were ready for market, the world heard loud, overinflated claims of "367" and "230" mpg ratings. Talk is cheap, and actual EPA testing sent those ratings rocketing right back down to Earth at 99 mpg-e and 60 mpg, respectively. Volkswagen is the latest to get in on the 200+ mpg game, claiming its XL1 will be capable of 261 mpg (European cycle). Thanks to a radical approach that slashes weight, optimizes aerodynamics and wrings every last drop of fuel, Volkswagen may actually make good - or at least get close. Read More

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New Bentley Flying Spur set for Geneva debut

Spurious Bentlivius, latin for a large flying machine of bespoke origin, Bentley’s Flying Spur has been one of those top shelf luxury items reserved for those of Grey Poupon-loving origins. Famous for its old world mix of natural materials and current day performance technology, the British marque is set to debut its new Flying Spur at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Read More

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World premiere for "Gloria" concept saloon in Geneva

Another debut to look forward to at next month's Geneva Motor Show has surfaced in the form of "Gloria" – a sleek, luxury saloon concept born from a collaboration between between the European Design Institute (IED) of Turin and the Alfa Romeo Style Centre. Gloria is part of IED’s educational program aimed at producing the car designers of tomorrow and like the Alfa Romeo 4C, the design has been penned with the American market mind.Read More

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