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1. Started the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva, one of the largest events in the world on which all automakers are striving to present not only the best cars, but also intriguing news, obliged to conquer the public in the near future.
Geneva Motor Show a sample of 2011 - the first post-crisis European auto show of this scale. Most automakers have successfully weathered the crisis, some even went into a plus the results of 2010, increased sales in emerging markets. And plan to present at the Auto Show is already production cars.
The central motif of the 81st Motor Show will not environmentally friendly cars, as it was in the past, and the convenience of the driver. The focus is placed not eaten number of liters, and the pleasure of driving, liberty of movement and design. It thus sees the current year's auto show leadership. And it is on these values are increasingly paying attention to the world-renowned automakers.
2. The new Audi sedan based on the model A3
One of the most interesting intrigues became the new model of the German automaker Audi. The company, owned by the concern Volkswagen, prepares for Geneva the world premiere of a sedan based on the model A3. The development, yet bears the conceptual title, got quite an extreme engine, developing 410 horsepower. The concept surpasses even the most available power "charged" hatchback Audi - RS3. The new A3 has turned out longer than the five-door A3 Sportback, just a few centimeters, and thus has four seats. For the sake of greater efficiency and corporate sedan will get a full drive quattro, as well as the transmission will be used "robot» S-Tronic.
10. Innovative car introduced the chairman of Ford Europe Stephen Odell
His novelty will delight and Ford, on which in large showrooms traditionally offers a series of ready-made models. At this time, the company announced an unprecedented new thing. According to the statement, it will be extremely innovative car, the details of which will be known only on March 1. In the complete absence of information, experts suggest that it could be a successor to the European model of Fusion, that is a prototype compact van on the platform of the current generation of hatchback Fiesta.
12. The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Volkswagen plans to take a number. At the Geneva Motor Show Concern planned once seven new cars. According to the company, concepts, preparing to take part in the showroom will have all the key brands of the concern: Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat. In addition, the stand will join the company and the Italian design studio Italdesign Giugiaro, acquired by Volkswagen in the past year. A small but well-known bodybuilder company will present two concepts under the brand name "People's Car". One of the Prime Minister will open "Golf. Four Golf Cabriolet is equipped with an innovative folding soft top with an electrohydraulic drive that turns coupe to convertible in only 9, 5 seconds at speeds up to 30 km / h, which is a record.
14. Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe
Stuttgart fans of cars with three-beam star on the hood of waiting for the new C-Class. The new coupe from Mercedes-Benz received the same platform as all the family of the same name. The engine range includes motors ranging from 156 to 306 horsepower. This C-Class coupe in the lineup to replace Mercedes Model CLK and CLC.
17. An updated Honda Accord
In Geneva, will appear before the public and restyled Honda Accord in a body "sedan" and "versatile". The Honda looks slightly retouched model Accord, adding the appearance of both the sedan and wagon some aggressiveness.
24. The concept of BMW Vision ConnectedDrive
Among the concepts one of the highlights promises to be another piece of engineering from the Bavarians. Looker BMW Vision ConnectedDrive is to demonstrate new developments in the field of modernization of driving. Details of the car will be announced directly at the premiere.
28. The concept of Mini Rocketman
The subsidiary companies of the Bavarian brand, the British Mini, too, did not remain on the sidelines, announced its concept Rocketman - the smallest Mini in the history of the brand. The length of the Rocketman concept is only 3419 mm, which is almost 30 mm shorter than the usual Cooper. Promised that when the concept becomes serial, he will be considered not only the youngest but also the most economical modern Mini.
33. "Live" Toyobaru coupe can be seen only in Geneva
In Geneva, and held a long-awaited premiere coupe from Subaru - the same one that in certain circles, has already received the nickname Toyobaru, because it is developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota. However, while the coupe will be shown only at the level of the concept by the name of Subaru Rear Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept.
38. Concept Ferrari FF
One of the most unusual custom-made prime Geneva 2011 promises to be the first-ever four-wheel drive Ferrari. Sensational Italian stable model for the FF (stands for Ferrari Four) is made in the body such as shooting brake, get four full seats and 6, 2-liter engine with 660 horsepower. It is expected that the volume of the cargo compartment model going to replace the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, will be about 800 liters.
43. The concept Infiniti Etherea
Compete with BMW on the showiness of the prototype will be the smallest Infiniti, Concept Etherea, which will acquire the features of several classes at once. Etherea was unusual layout of the body, allowing developers find it quite versatile vehicle. It is planned that the pipeline is the most compact Infiniti will be equipped with turbo engine from Mercedes-Benz, but on the basis of the German four-cylinder Japanese are going to build a hybrid power plant.
Present 56. Alfa Romeo compact coupe concept
The Italians will mark the concept of a compact coupe from Alfa Romeo 4C with a simple name. According to some, the concept is developed for an entirely new platform based on carbon monocoque with aluminum subframe suspension. The creation of a platform are now engaged engineers Alfa Romeo in collaboration with Dallara, the famous sports car construction.
59. Lamborghini Aventador LP700
Clan supercars most clearly is, as always, Lamborghini. Novelty called Aventador LP700 should be replaced on the market known model Murcielago. The design of the sports car still maintains the theme of sharp edges and unexpected angles, recalling something of a concept car Reventon. The motion is the latest supercar engine V12, developing preliminary estimates of 700 hp The motor is based on 6, 5-liter engine of the previous generation.
73. The concept of Smart Forspeed
At the peak of powerful and voracious supercar at the motor show will be presented and super economic cars. One of these will be an electric roadster from the German concern Daimler. "Kid" under the brand name Smart receive Forspeed, however, the speed of it not so much - "maximum speed" does not exceed 120 km / h. But the lack of originality. Electric concept received an unusual head and tail lights, doors without handles and the absence of any hint of the roof.
81. De Tomaso SLS Concept
A separate category under the name "Renaissance Year" deserves De Tomaso. The famous Italian brand in a new modern interpretation appear before the public in the form of ... a crossover. The brand has always been famous for its sports cars, passed into the hands of the former manager of Fiat and hopes for a place under the sun of the modern automobile industry.
83. Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and the new Aveo
Company Chevrolet's motor show in Geneva, presented the production model, the Cruze hatchback and the new Aveo. Hatchback became the most interesting novelty in the Geneva stand of the American automaker. The Cruze five-door body will complement the eponymous sedan model line of the brand.
88. The sports car Pagani Huayra
The heir to the Pagani Zonda Huayra euphonious name was first revealed to the public. At the Geneva Motor Show premiered the 700-horsepower supercar. The engine for this model has been specially designed in the studio AMG. Huayra received silhouette predecessor, but a softer design.
92. The exclusive premiere armored Audi A8 L
104. Seat IBX crossover will receive an attractive price tag
Another novelty was demonstrated to the public at the Geneva Motor Show. Company Seat has decided to enter the segment of compact SUVs with its new crossover Seat IBX, which in many ways turned out to be similar to the Land Rover LRX concept in its form.
106. VW resurrects the legendary van
Volkswagen reincarnated another of his famous model. In Geneva, the German manufacturer introduced the concept of VW New Bulli - a modern version of the famous van VW T1. It is assumed that the primary audience for news could become active youth, tracking the current trends.
108. The electric car Opel Ampera
As stated in General Motors, until 2015 to join the current development of a hatchback-class golf and crossover, which is comparable in size to the Antara.
112. Saab brought to Geneva "aeromotsionalny" concept car
Saab designers have invented a new word - aeromotional. They are now characterized by a new style of Scandinavian design brand. And it clearly demonstrates the concept Saab Phoenix, which the Swedes show at the Geneva Motor Show. At Saab, apparently, once again reminded of the airplane last.
124. GTA Spano: "dark horse"
"There are two types of people in this world. Some dream, the second is a dream come true & quot; - Such approval to base its activities the creators of one of the most mysterious car Geneva Motor Show - the sports GTA Spano.
127. Toyota FT-86
At Toyota, confirmed that the rear-wheel drive sports car will begin production in 2012. Today in Geneva, presented the second generation of conceptual coupe FT-86, built on the platform that Toyota has developed in cooperation with Subaru. The changes are not significant.
131. Renault introduced a new compact crossover
The public is not accustomed to the fact that the French mark Renault somehow manifests itself in the off-road segment, the company is there is only one Koleos and is about to appear Duster. Correct situation alliance decided by presenting the concept of a new sports crossover at the Geneva Motor Show.
136. Maserati sports car with a racing engine
Charismatic Italian manufacturer Maserati sports cars rarely indulges the audience novelties. At the Geneva Motor Show the company did not depart from tradition and introduced an updated version of the convertible GranTurismo - GranCabrio Sport.
141. Mitsubishi small, but a global concept
As promised the company Mitsubishi, the Japanese exhibit at the Geneva Motor Show a draft global compact model. Mitsubishi Concept Globall Small should in the future become a new generation of "Colt" - it will happen roughly in the following year.
144. Suzuki «charged» Swift
Japanese carmaker Suzuki periodically reminds the public that it not only produces a low cost small car, but is directly related to motorsport. In Geneva, the company has brought a concept Suzuki Swift S-Concept.
149. Mercedes new generation SLK
The German company Daimler, which owns luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz, brought to the Geneva Motor Show is one of the most beautiful of its vehicles. On the first day were brought to the public just two sports car SLK, get a couple of unique developments of the company.
153. Rolls-Royce created the first in its history elektrolimuzin
The world's first all-electric Rolls-Royce in Goodwood company unveiled in Geneva. Built on the concept 102EX Phantom limousine is now awaiting decision on their fate: its launch of a series depends on the reaction sophisticated audience.
160. British coupe boasts a new Aston Martin Virage
At the Geneva Motor Show was the debut of the new coupe Aston Martin Virage. The new platform will be based on the Aston Martin DBS and will occupy a niche between the DB9 and DBS. Specifications at Virage also stand in the middle between brothers, in order to avoid unnecessary competition.
163. Fiat 500 Zagato Atelier forces turned into a coupe
His version of the blockbuster in Europe ultrakompakta presented the Fiat 500 Italian studio Zagato. Apennine tinsmith is based on the "Cinquecento" coupe with a landing formula 2 + 2 for "young and dynamic men."
165. Mazda showed a new generation of crossover
175. Ford introduced the replacement model Fusion
Concern Ford now plans to show at the Geneva Motor Show its new compact van concept. The model turned out quite the expected name B-Max, built on the basis of hatchback Fiesta and in the foreseeable future is to change the model number of European brands popular Fusion.
182. Skoda has introduced a new concept and a new logo showed
At the Geneva Motor Show Czech brand has demonstrated a concept hatchback Vision D, which is considered the prototype of the next-generation model Octabvia. In addition, on the occasion of Skoda demonstrated and modernized logo.
188. Finally Electric sports car Nissan
Presented in Geneva concept car Nissan Esflow has called the result of very close relationship models 370Z and Leaf. Two-seater sports coupe, created in the style of "ecological minimalism", demonstrates the point of view of Nissan's electric vehicle emotional.
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