Curious Mitsu: Mitsubishi iMiev Sport Air @ 2009 Geneva Auto Show
MORE GENEVA AUTO SHOW @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2009/01/2009-geneva-auto-show-mitsubi shi-imiev-sport-air-concept.html Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Air concept will make its world debut at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show. The latest in Mitsubishi's electric iMiEV series, the Sport Air is designed to show how an electric car can be fun to drive and environmentally friendly. It even gets a tidy tagline that sums it all up: drive@earth. Get it? Makes no sense to us either.
Chevy Spark | 2009 Geneva Auto Show | Edmunds.com
Chevrolet will roll out its Spark minicar on the world stage at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show. The production model was inspired by the Beat concept, one of a trio that made the auto-show circuit starting in 2007. The production Beat gets a choice of 1.0- and 1.2-liter 16-valve engines for the Europe market and comes with electronic stability control and ABS. The five-door hatchback measures a diminutive 143.3 inches in overall length on a 93.5-inch wheelbase. Inside, the steering-column-mounted instrument cluster is said to be "motorcycle inspired" and combines analog and digital displays. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/
Fiat 500C @ 2009 Geneva Auto Show
MORE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/geneva/2009/index.html?tid=edmu nds.il.home.photopanel..3.* It was only a matter of time before Fiat brought out a soft-top version of its monumentally cute 500. The Fiat 500C will debut at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show and arrive at dealers in Western Europe in May. The 500, or rather, the Cinquecento, has been the cherry on top of Fiat's huge post-GM-put-option resurrection that was going well until the world economic crisis intervened. After being named the 2008 European Car of the Year and winning a wall full of other awards, the 500 outdid the company's sales plans by nearly 50 percent, selling 190,000 units in 2008. Understandably, the Fiat 500C is set to become this summer's hottest city-to-beach car in Europe. Built at the Fiat plant in Tichy, Poland, the 500C will launch with the same three inline four-cylinder engines first used in the hardtop 500 in 2007: a 1.2-liter gas engine worth 68 horsepower, a 1.4-liter gas unit at 99 hp and a 1.3-liter Multijet diesel good for 74 hp. The Pop, Lounge and Sport trim levels from the 500 hatchback also remain. Later on, there are firm plans to have a turbocharged 1.4-liter Abarth edition with 133 hp. All manual-five-speed-equipped 500Cs will have standard Start & Stop fuel-saving technology. This electronically retractable ragtop look, as opposed to a full convertible top, retains much more of the car's rigidity, not to mention greater safety, as well as much more of the heritage feel. Fiat says the engineering behind the parallelogram roof hinge means the cargo space is practically unaffected when the roof is open. Another nice item is the glass rear window. The original Fiat 500L in 1957 came with a half-retractable ragtop and started the cult craze. Now we get to see if the new 500C ragger can solidify the new 500 legend and keep causing troubles for the Mini. And if this whole Fiat-Chrysler deal actually happens, U.S. buyers could be able to get their hands on this adorable thing by 2012.
2009 New York Auto Show Highlights | Edmunds.com
MORE 2009 NYAS @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/newyork/2009/index.html?tid=edm unds.il.home.photopanel..1.* So what does an auto show look like in the midst of one of the worst markets in history? Not so bad, actually. The 2009 New York Auto Show is looking like it will finish the season strong, with a handful of notable world debuts along with a dozen or so North American firsts. Think SUVs are dead? Well, not quite. Acura, GMC and Land Rover have all come up with what they think are the next generation of SUVs. Smaller, more nimble and less painful at the pump, all-new vehicles from all three manufacturers will be making their world debuts in New York. If you're still not buying into the efficient, high-performance SUV thing, then look for the new 2010 Subaru Legacy. It'll be shown for the first time in New York and is likely to have all the utility you'll ever need. And for those who couldn't care less about utility, Nissan will display the convertible version of its new 370Z coupe. Coverage starts April 8 with video, blogs and photos from the show floor.