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2b2 02-21-2017 04:22 PM

Geneva 2017
prolley this one thread can serve for all news... ...except the Fiesta ST ;)
omg WEBCAMS! list of debuts

Opel's teasers

2b2 02-21-2017 06:15 PM

Re: Geneva 2017: new Fiesta ST
New Ford Fiesta ST to be revealed this Friday
New video reveals first images of 2017 Ford Fiesta ST; full reveal due February 24

by Rachel Burgess - 21 February 2017

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST will be revealed on Friday, an official video from the car maker has confirmed...
...The video shows a five-door version, confirming that the front-wheel-drive car will follow the trend of the current model by offering both three-door and five-door versions.

While the current ST uses a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine, it is likely the new model will adopt the 1.5-litre Ecoboost three-cylinder unit announced in the Fiesta. Existing power of 197bhp and a 0-62mph time of 6.9sec is also expected to improve. Fuel economy will also drop from the 148g/km CO2 of its predecessor...

(other sites speculate a hi-power 1.ōEB
I seem to remember talk about a size in between...

2b2 02-21-2017 10:35 PM

Re: Geneva 2017 = "Velar" ...vel+LRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
New Range Rover Velar: plugging the gap between Evoque and Range Sport

Published: Today - by Tim Pollard
...The slinky newcomer is due to be shown at the 2017 Geneva motor show and is the big news from Jaguar Land Rover at the spring fair...
The Velar’s full world debut is planned for an event in London on 1 March 2017, followed swiftly by further details and information at the Swiss car show
...This is the fourth member of the Range Rover family and parent company Land Rover is keen to explain the car’s positioning. Hence the flood of graphical illustrations to place it in the pecking order, rather than a host of photographs showing exactly what it looks like.

A new Range Rover doesn’t come along very often, see… As recently as 13 years ago, there was only a single model range, but this infographic illustrates how they’ve cutely ramped up the premium range.

Why is the new Range Rover called Velar?
Ready for a history lesson? The early prototypes for the original Spen King-era 1970 Range Rover were dubbed Velar, to denote the camouflage they wore.

The name is derived from the Latin velaris, meaning to veil or cover, reflecting how Land Rover attempted to hide the 1969 test hacks to divert our prying eyes. Got it?...
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"...somewhere between the $41,800 Evoque and $65,650 Range Rover Sport (base prices)..."

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2b2 02-24-2017 04:40 PM

Geneva 2017 - Volvo XC60 afaik

2b2 02-25-2017 06:16 PM

Geneva 2017 - Peugeot Instinct Concept
>:) coming soon to a STARstang thread near You...

Peugeot Instinct concept pic leaked before Geneva
Muscular two-door offers a glimpse of French car makerís future design direction and could signal a switch to electric

by Sam Sheehan - 25 February 2017

An image of the Peugeot Instinct concept has leaked online ahead of its reveal at the Geneva motor show next month.

Posted onto the official show website and shared on the Worldscoop forum before it could be removed, it shows what is likely to be a design study thatíll preview the look of the brandís future models.

It wears sharply angled headlights that filter down into diagonal day running lights. The two-door body mixes the shapes of a hatchback and coupť with muscular arches and what looks to be a grille-free nose.

This suggests the concept is powered by an electric drivetrain, another likely nod to Peugeotís future models.

Along with its PSA Group siblings Peugeot plans to launch electric and hybrid production models from 2019. DS will launch the new powertrains first, before handing them over to Peugeot and CitroŽn.

The Instinct concept suggests these electrified powertrains could quickly make their way into performance models.


2b2 02-26-2017 01:51 AM

a 'teleNovela' called Geneva2017...
Europe's automakers in turmoil at Geneva auto show
Detroit Free Press

Mark Phelan - Feb. 25, 2017

The European auto industry is in turmoil as it prepares for the Geneva auto show in March.
Automakers would rather be talking about sleek new vehicles and exciting technologies, but corporate drama will loom large.

Hereís an overview to help you recognize some of the players and their potential roles:

General Motors sells Opel/Vauxhall to Peugeot SA
This appears to be a done deal, and it will rock the European industry. After nearly a century GM will effectively stop doing business in Europe, and Franceís Peugeot SA, which includes the CitroŽn brand, will become the continentís second-biggest automaker.

PSA is a stronger and more advanced company than most Americans realize, but taking on Opel is a huge challenge. Many European observers think PSAís business, product line and manufacturing footprint overlap too much with Opel.

Concerns about possible job cuts in Germany and Britain have made the deal politically explosive, prompting Peugeot Group chief Carlos Tavares to meet top politicians and union leaders to reassure them that jobs will be protected, at least initially.

Meanwhile, GM which fought tooth and nail to retain Opelís engineering and design expertise during the Great Recession, is ready to move on. Managementís new credo of ďfish where theyíre bitingĒ translates to abandoning Europeís high-cost, low-margin environment for more profitable locales, like North America and China. Itís risky, but GM no longer needs Opelís engineering and design, so the die is cast.

Peugeot on the prowl around the world
Speaking of brands most Americans have never heard of, Peugeot is also reportedly shopping for Proton, a struggling Malaysian automaker. Reports say PSA thinks it can boost Proton production from 150,000 a year to as much as two million. Other automakers have tried to turn Proton into a success before, but Malaysia remains inexplicably attractive to automakers. Chinaís Geely, which owns Volvo, is also interested in Proton.

Proton also happens to own Lotus, the British sports car and consulting company thatís synonymous with engineering excellence and an inability to make money.
Any big move by Peugeot SA may start dominoes falling as other European automakers react.

Fiat Chrysler, anyone?...

Where art thou, Wolfgang?...

High-profile executive Wolfgang Bernhardís surprising departure from Daimler this month set tongues wagging...
...If Bernhard wants another job in the auto industry, he should get offers from European, Chinese and possibly even Japanese, Korean or American automakers.

Volkswagen diesel(gate), management feuds...

Did I mention there will be cars?

Automakers hope to squeeze in a few new-vehicle unveilings in between management rumors and boardroom tussles during the Geneva auto showís media days March 7-8.

The goodies coming include a $1.6-million supercar by Audiís in-house ItalDesign studio, VWís Arteon fastback sedan, Opel Grand Insignia station wagon, Mercedes-Benz E-class convertible and a crazed soft-top Mercedes-Maybach SUV thatís like a six-figure Jeep Wrangler.

Iíll preview those and other cars coming at the show Sunday, March 5.

2b2 02-27-2017 01:41 AM

Re: Geneva 2017
Peugeot Instinct Concept Revealed

James Wong - Today
The Peugeot Instinct concept has been revealed, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month.

An autonomous shooting brake, the Peugeot Instinct is pitched as a car that understands the driver and can ďforesee your every wishĒ.

Headlining features of the Instinct include full connectivity with devices like your smartphone, smartwatch and social media sites...
...Inside, the Instinct features the latest version of Peugeotís i-Cockpit interior design, including a 9.7-inch central infotainment screen along with a kinematic system that is used to switch between driving and autonomous modes.

When in driverless mode, the vehicleís steering wheel and accelerator pedal fold away, while the digital instrument cluster displays a wide range of information including speed, distance travelled, powertrain data and battery charge levels...
More... pix & info @ site

2b2 02-27-2017 08:29 PM

Re: Geneva 2017

Andrew L 02-28-2017 11:29 AM

Re: Geneva 2017

Originally Posted by 2b2 (Post 253554)

The XC90 is very good looking and if this is anything at all like it, then it will be a hit too.

rmc523 02-28-2017 12:21 PM

Re: Geneva 2017

Originally Posted by 2b2 (Post 253554)

I'm actually pretty interested in the XC60. I agree Andrew, the XC90 is great, especially inside, so if this will be like it (I don't doubt it will be), it ought to be quite a nice vehicle.

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