Geneva Motor Show
The 2014 Geneva Motor Show just wrapped up, and--as you might expect--it generated some big headlines. So let’s take an in-depth look at some of these gems from Geneva.
Perhaps the biggest news came from one of the smaller vehicles at the show: the subcompact 2015 Jeep Renegade. Designed to make Jeep “hip” globally, the Fiat 500L-based Renegade will be a fully capable off-roader. The Renegade Trailhawk boasts 8.7 inches of ground clearance, hi-low 4 wheel drive, and a 9-speed automatic transmission. But, that’s just the tease as we’ll have more on the Renegade soon.
There were also some serious displays of performance at Geneva.
First from McLaren and the 650S, packing 641 horsepower, and turning a 0-60 time under 3 seconds.
Lamborghini pulled the sheets off the Huracan (Ooh-ra-ca’hn). Replacing the Gallardo (Ga-lar-do), their latest supercar rates 610 horsepower from a 5.2 liter V10 with all-wheel drive.
Not to be outdone--Ferrari dropped the veil, and the top, on the California T with twin-turbo V8 and 553 horsepower.
Meanwhile, little known automaker Koenigsegg (Kern-Ig-Zegg) revealed the One:1 (One to One), a self-proclaimed mega-car producing 1,341 horsepower.
Other notable reveals include the Mazda Hazumi (Ha-Zoomie) concept, looking to be the next Mazda2; a sexy new coupe variant of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class; the third generation Audi TT coupe with a familiar but more angular look; and a small sport sedan from Jaguar, the XE, which will be the brand’s first use of an aluminum architecture.
There was also some impressive tech on display; namely, Apple’s CarPlay infotainment operating system. It will offer full iPhone integration, allowing seamless access to voice and text messaging, music, and navigation. Already confirmed for major players like Ferrari, Volvo, and Honda, CarPlay will expand to even more brands in the coming years.
And that’s the latest from the Swiss city of Geneva and this week’s Motor News.