Geneva Auto Show 2009


The Geneva Auto Show prides itself on having the world’s most important premieres and 2009 was no different. The venue played host to numerous new models including the Porsche GT3, Audi TT-RS, Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce and Ferrari 599 HGTE. There were also plenty of environmentally-friendly vehicles, like the Tata Nano Europa and Toyota iQ, as well as dozens of creations from Europe’s best tuners, like Brabus and Mansory.

Wednesday, March, 4th – 2009 Geneva Auto Show

Rolls-Royce EX200 Design Study Officially Revealed

As we previously reported, Rolls-Royce did in fact bring it’s EX200 design study to the Geneva Auto Show.
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BMW Confirms 5 Series Gran Turismo for Production

During the BMW Press Conference at the Geneva Auto Show, Dr. Klaus Draeger, a member of the board of management for BMW AG, confirmed that the Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo will see production.
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Peugeot RC HYbrid4 Concept: A Shockingly Beautiful Mid-Engine Hybrid Sedan

If only this car were available? Who wouldn’t cancel their Panamera order to get one?
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Renault Delivers New Mégane Renault Sport

After recently launching the new Mégane model, Renault brought its powerful sibling, the Mégane R.S. (Renault Sport) to the Geneva Auto Show.
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Ferrari 599 HGTE World Premiere

Ferrari chose the Geneva Auto Show to not only unveil the track oriented 599xx but also to debut a more performance-oriented version of the 599 GTB for the street.
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Spyker Unveils Stunning New Model: C8 Aileron

The Geneva Auto Show, due to its prominence on the international auto scene as well as the high net worth of the citizens of Switzerland, is always filled with all sorts of rare exotic car manufacturers.
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Kia No. 3 Concept: Basic Transportation With An Aggressive Edge

Kia is a brand that is looking to distinguish itself. When the company recently unveiled the Soul, it made functionality fun and now with the debut of the No. 3 Concept at the Geneva Auto Show…
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Maserati GranTurismo S Gets Automatic Transmission

True to their word, the folks at Maserati unveiled the new Gran Turismo S Automatic at the Geneva Auto Show.
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RUF Dakara: Porsche Tuner Finally Gets Around to Modifying the Cayenne

RUF is arguably the best-known tuner of Porsches and is even listed as a vehicle manufacturer in Germany.
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RUF Greenster Concept Foreshadows Production Model

Back in October, German Porsche tuner RUF took a new direction by unveiling an electric car concept based on the Porsche 911.
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Mansory Chopster: Carbon Widebody Cayenne

Mansory might be a little late to the Porsche Cayenne tuning game, but they certainly make up for it with creativity.
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Toyota Launches More Powerful iQ with 99 Horsepower

Earlier this year Toyota launched the iQ micro-car in Europe and now the Japanese automaker has unveiled a more “performance-oriented” version of the cute and trendy iQ.
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India’s Tata Motors to Bring Nano Europa Model to Europe

Tata Motors Chairman Ratan N. Tata announced that the company has created a model that will be exported to European markets – including Europe.
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Koenigsegg Quant Revealed: Solar-Powered Supercar Sedan

After teasing us with just one image a few weeks before the Geneva Auto Show, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has revealed the Quant Concept car.
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Lagonda Concept Car… A Crossover?

Today Aston Martin revived the Lagonda brand by unveiling a Lagonda concept car at the Geneva Auto Show. The only thing is, it’s more of a crossover.
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Mansory Continental GT Speed in Matte-Black

The Mansory booth at the Geneva Auto Show was a showcase for four of the tuner’s creations.
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Tuesday, March, 3rd – 2009 Geneva Auto Show

Brabus Brings Matte-Black SLR to Geneva

We normally rag on the dozes of different SLR models that the Mercedes/McLaren partnership has come out with but this Brabus model is something else.
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Brabus Builds 456 Horsepower V8-Powered GLK

They’ve gone and done it; the tuning gurus at Brabus have stuffed a V8 engine in the new GLK SUV.
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Under the Skin of Aston’s One-77 Supercar

Not only did Aston Martin use the Geneva Auto Show to show-off, for the first time, its One-77 supercar; the company also brought along a cut-away model that shows the entire carbon-fiber chassis. And is it ever impressive.
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Nissan Qazana Concept Will Inspire Future Crossover

Nissan’s Qazana Concept vehicle may look like a far-from-reality idea, but Nissan has promised that this design study will in some way be a step towards a new crossover vehicle that will be built in the UK in the near future.
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Mansory Linea Vinceró: 1,109 Horsepower Bugatti Veyron

Mansory used the 2009 Geneva Auto Show to not only show off some of the most unique vehicles in the world, but also to introduce its Linea Vinceró line of tuning for Bugattis..
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Mercedes E-Class Coupe Officially Revealed

Citing the current economic client Dr. Dieter Z, CEO of Mercedes-Benz, said that the upcoming vehicles from Mercedes are “anti-depressants on wheels.”
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The New 2010 MazdaSpeed3, a DISI-ppointment?

Known as the DISI, the direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-liter engine found in the MazdaSpeed3 is back in the all-new 2010 MazdaSpeed3, but very little has changed. One might even say it’s a DISI-ppointment.
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Mitsubishi i MieV Sport Air Concept

With Mitsubishi all set to launch a production version of the i MieV, the company is already looking to the future. According to the i MieV Sport Air Concept, that future might include mini electric sportscars.
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Hyundai ix-onic Concept: The Future of the Tucson

Hyundai used the 2009 Geneva Auto Show to unveil the “ix-onic” – an crossover concept that will eventually become the successor to the Hyundai Tucson.
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Audi TT-RS Fully Revealed

After plenty of leaked details Audi has released all the juicy info on the TT-RS during the sportscar’s unveiling at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.
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Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire First Photos

Yes, another special edition of the Bugatti Veyron. These guys must have gone to Maserati’s school of marketing.
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Gumpert Apollo SPEED: First Official Photos

There isn’t much more to tell about the Gumpet Apollo SPEED that what we already reported. These are, however, the first photos of the German supercar.
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Ferrari 599XX Track Monster Breaks Ground

Ferrari unveiled two vehicles at the Geneva Auto Show today, with the most exciting one not even being a street car.
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Infiniti Essence Concept: A 600 Horsepower Hybrid

Rumors abounded before the Geneva Auto Show that the company was bringing a new crossover.
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Lamborghini LP670 SuperVeloce?

Lambo has done it again, releasing an even more powerful version of the LP640, the LP670-4
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New VW Polo Coming to America

That’s right, VW will be getting into the ultra-competitive sub-compact segment in North America with the new VW Polo.
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Monday, March, 2nd – 2009 Geneva Auto Show

World’s Fastest Hybrid Revealed: Giugiaro Vamir?

World famous Italian design studio Giugiaro said that it would be bringing the world’s fastest hybrid to the Geneva Auto Show and we have the first pictures.
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Opel Ampera at the Geneva Auto Show

We just captured a few images of Opel’s upcoming Ampera (unfortunately all from the same angle), based on the yet-unreleased Chevy Volt. The styling is certainly more progressive…
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2009 Geneva Auto Show – Previews

Kia To Show No 3 Micro-Car Concept in Geneva

Kia Motors will have a big presence at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show this year with 18 different vehicles including the new Soul. Sportage and Magentis (Optima).
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Aston Martin DBS Volante Revealed

The rumors were right and Aston Martin will bring a convertible version of its impressive DBS flagship vehicle to the Geneva Auto Show in March.
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ABT Sportsline Supercharged Audi S5 Coming to Geneva

ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest Audi/VW tuner will unveil a 510hp Supercharged version of the Audi S5 at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show in just a few days.
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Audi TT RS Coupe & Roadster Official Pics, Not-So-Official Info

Audi has just released some more images of its upcoming TT RS and apparently both a Coupe and a Convertible will be offered. And while the images look great, the rumors about the power output of these cars sounds even better.
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Koenigsegg Quant:
We “Quant” Wait to See More of it

Not satisfied to sit idly by while every other manufacturer attempts to drop the biggest bomb at (or ahead of as the case may be) the Geneva Auto Show, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has teased us with just one image of what might be a new vehicle.
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Hyundai Equus
Official Pictures Leaked

Ahead of its expected debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, these two official pictures of Hyundai’s new flagship luxury sedan, the Equus, have been leaked..
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Ford Ranger
Gets a Real Redesign…
But Only for Europe

Ford Europe has just release images and information on the upcoming 2010 Ranger pickup truck. With a sporty new redesign that looks suited for hitting the sand-dunes, this new look is not destined to appear in North America. U.S. customers will get this instead..
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Porsche Cayenne
Diesel to Debut at
Geneva Auto Show

Along with the eagerly anticipated GT3, Porsche will debut the new Cayenne Diesel at the Geneva Auto Show in March..
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EX200 (RR4) First Official Photos

Roll-Royce has just released these photos of it’s new “entry-level” vehicle. Code-named the EX200, the concept vehicle will be on display at the Geneva Auto Show in March ahead of its Spring 2010 on-sale date.
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Hyundai ix35 Tucson
Concept Photo Leaks:

Just one photo of Hyundai’s IX35 concept vehicle, the ix-onic, has surfaced ahead of the SUV’s unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show in March..
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Carlsson Aigner
CK55 RS Racasse:
456hp Mercedes GL

Mercedes tuner Carlsson will have on display at the Geneva auto Show its third combined project with European fashion icon Aigner, a modified GL500 (known as the GL550 in North America)…
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Brabus G Wagon:
the 700hp G V12 S

Brabus is a a company that never disappoints. With the unofficial motto of “Black, Fast and Expensive” Brabus will unveil a 700hp version of the Mercedes-Benz G Wagon at the Geneva Auto Show in March..
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Mercedes E-Class Coupe
Official Images and

It has been rumored for quite a while now and Mercedes has decided to officially confirm the existence of the E-Class Coupe, ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show in March..
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MINI John Cooper Works Convertible: Another Geneva Preview

After debuting the 2009 MINI Convertible recently, we knew it would only be time before the John Cooper Works edition came out.. and here it is..
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Bentley Continental Supersports Revealed: 0-60 in 3.7 Seconds

Just ahead of it’s unveiling at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, Bentley has release full details and specifications of its most powerful production car ever, the Continental Supersports..
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Gumpert Apollo Speed
Coming to Geneva Auto Show

Gumpert has released some specs and info (and just one picture) of the upcoming Speed version of its Apollo supercar, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March..
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Mitsubishi to Show i MiEV Sport Air Concept in Geneva

Mitsubishi plans to continue to promote its i MiEV electric vehicle by launching a more performance-oriented version of the micro-car at the Geneva Auto show this March. Called the i MiEV Sport Air, this concept car is an effort by Mitsubishi to explore the fun side of green motoring..
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Official: BMW Concept
5 Series Gran Turismo

Moments after we posted the unofficial pics of BMW’s new Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo, which will debut at the Geneva Auto Show, BMW updated its press site and now we have all most of the juicy info and plenty of official pics..
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MazdaSpeed3 and Mazda3 i-stop to be Unveiled at Geneva Auto Show

Mazda has crushed speculation that there may not be a new version of the MazdaSpeed3 by announcing that the new performance version of the popular Mazda3 5-door hatchback will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March..
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New Porsche GT3:

20 More Horsepower for 2010 Model

Porsche has let the cat out of the bag, releasing images and details of the updated 2010 GT3 ahead of the Geneva Auto Show in March. A long list of improvements have been made to the track-ready street car including an increase of 20hp..
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage: It’s Really Real

You’ve got to hand it to those guys over at Aston Martin, they just keep coming up with ideas that seem too good to be true, and then deliver on our wildest dreams by making them a reality. Case in point: the V12 Vantage that the company will officially unveil at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show..
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