Blog: Dave LeggettGeneva bound, via Monaco and Grenoble

Dave Leggett | 2 March 2015

The only way is up...

The only way is up...

This was the scene in Monaco yesterday morning as a group of UK journalists set out on a drive to Geneva from Monaco in some old and new Vauxhall cars. I took a drive in the late 1970s' vintage Vauxhall Chevette 2300HS, the grey hatchback in the picture. Fun, but you had to work the steering wheel and gearbox/clutch in a way that made you realise just how pampered we are as drivers these days. It's not just about the driving. There has also been a very good opportunity to hear from GM execs about how things are going in the UK and Europe. More on that later.

Today we wind our way from Grenoble to Geneva and tomorrow is Geneva Show press day, so look out for our coverage from the show. As ever, we have a handy and concise guide to the world premier vehicles and concepts on show.

GENEVA DEBUTS LIST: Jeep Renegade Hard Steel concept added

I'll be hearing more from GM later today about the OnStar telematics system rollout for Europe. A Wi-Fi hotspot in the car? I look forward to that...

GENEVA PREVIEW: Opel/Vauxhall to launch GM's OnStar in Europe


Geneva 2015

Geneva 2015


Nissan to decide on next Qashqai plant over ‘next month’

Nissan appears to be close to a decision on whether or not to select its UK (Sunderland) plant to manufacture the next generation Qashqai model or look to make it at an alternative facility in Europe....


Colossal China powers on

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....


Škoda starts Kodiaq production at Kvasiny plant

Series production of Škoda's new Kodiaq SUV model has started at the Czech automaker's plant in Kvasiny. ...

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