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Geneva show - son of ex-VW boss to reveal Piech EV

22 Feb 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Global debuts for the Geneva motor show are discussed below. The newest additions to just-auto's lengthening world premieres list are the Peugeot 208 and Cupra Formentor concept plus a different Hispano Suiza from another company with the same name. One of Ferdinand Piëch's sons will also be at the show to reveal an electric sports car prototype which a firm with his surname plans to put into production.

GENEVA INTERVIEW - Nissan Europe SVP of sales and marketing Ken Ramirez

12 Mar 2018 | Mike Vousden

Ken Ramirez is Nissan Europe's recently appointed senior vice president sales and marketing. We caught up with him at the 2018 Geneva show to talk about the cars on display and the brand's plans for an electrified future.

Management briefing - 2018 Geneva motor show review

12 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Geneva 2018 had the usual collection of hypercars, although many of them are powered by the energy stored in batteries rather than in petrol tanks. Robotic taxis were there too with Volkswagen cheekily painting its already seen SEDRIC in the colours typical of a US schoolbus. Why then for a show rich in electric vehicle world premieres were so many of them overshadowed by new petrol and diesel models?

GENEVA INTERVIEW - Cupra strategy director Antonino Labate

7 Mar 2018 | Mike Vousden

We caught up with Antonino Labate, director of strategy, business development and operations at Cupra, Seat's newly spun off performance-minded sister brand. He discusses the genesis of the brand, the thinking behind launching with an SUV and how Cupra could develop in the future.

GENEVA SHOW - Changes are a'coming

7 Mar 2018 | Mike Vousden

The Geneva show has traditionally been seen as the European motoring industry's foremost new car showcase. While the 2018 event is similar to previous years – the rotating car platforms and strobe-lit press conferences remain – there's a growing sense that great changes are afoot. As Ken Ramirez, Nissan's head of sales and marketing observed – the kinds of questions being asked now simply didn't exist 10 years ago.

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United Nations AEB regulation agreed by 40 countries

13 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

Forty countries have agreed on a draft United Nations Regulation for Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) for cars.

Global warming reduction requires "far-reaching" change - IPCC

8 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," according to a report published today (8 OCtober) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Hyundai to supply fuel-cell trucks to Swiss market

21 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor, in cooperation with H2 Energy, is to provide 1,000 hydrogen fuel-cell electric trucks to the Swiss commercial vehicle market, beginning 2019 through to 2023.

Novares acquires 20% of APAG-CoSyst

12 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Novares Venture Capital Fund has acquired a stake of 20% in APAG Holding to develop Novares' integrated lighting and mechatronics devices and other products.

Lexus Europe eyes six-figure sales by 2020

5 Jun 2018 | Chris Wright

A shift away from diesels and new WLTP reporting rules are helping Toyota's luxury Lexus brand in its quest to achieve 100,000 sales in Europe.

GENEVA SHOW - Flying car maker goes back to the future

8 Mar 2018 | Chris Wright

As far back as the 1960s motor show visitors were given visions for the future with pictures and posters of carefree couples buzzing around cities in their flying cars.

GENEVA SHOW - Ssangyong plans electric offroader

7 Mar 2018 | Chris Wright

South Korean brand Ssangyong is upping its game with the launch of a vastly improved and more sophisticated Rexton SUV and will make a technology leap in two years time with the launch of an all electric, fully off road capable model based on the Korando.

GENEVA SHOW - Volvo Cars' Chinese Polestar plant on schedule

7 Mar 2018 | Chris Wright

Polestar, Volvo Cars’ new electric  performance brand, is on track to have its first plant up and running in Chengdu, China, by the middle of next year with initial plans to make 500 models annually.

2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.

GENEVA SHOW - Diesel taxes minds in 2018

6 Mar 2018 | Chris Wright

The demonisation of diesel was taxing the minds of automakers at the Geneva show today.

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