2012 paris motor show

Euro Flair in Full Force at 2012 Paris Motor Show

By Colin Bird on September 28, 2012


The Los Angeles Auto Show may mark the official start of the American auto show season, but the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the beginning of the international season. This year, the 2012 Paris Motor Show offered some exciting unveilings,… Read More

Euro Flair in Full Force at 2012 Paris Motor Show

By Colin Bird on September 28, 2012

The Los Angeles Auto Show may mark the official start of the American auto show season, but the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the beginning of the international season. This year, the 2012 Paris Motor Show offered some exciting unveilings,… Read More

Nissan-Renault and Daimler to Team Up on Transmissions, Turbo Engines

By Kelsey Mays on September 27, 2012

At this week's Paris Motor Show, Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz/Smart owner Daimler announced plans to team up on a direct-injection, turbocharged engine and accompanying transmission. Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the allied French and Japanese automakers, said the effort extends the… Read More

Maserati To Name its First SUV Levante

By Kelsey Mays on September 27, 2012

At the Paris Motor Show today, Maserati confirmed a name for its first SUV: the Levante. Maserati named it after a street in Bologna, Italy, where Automotive News notes the Maserati brothers moved the brand's offices in 1919. The Levante… Read More

Jaguar F-Type at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

By Colin Bird on September 27, 2012

Competes with: Porsche 911, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette Looks like: The cat is finally getting a nimbler option that’s befitting of the marque’s heritage Drivetrain: 340-hp and 380-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6; 495-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Spring… Read More

Of Course We Need A Porsche Station Wagon

By David Thomas on September 27, 2012

Porsche just unveiled a new concept car, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, at the Paris Motor Show. It is essentially a Porsche Panamera with a redesigned back end that offers more cargo space, or as most people would call it,… Read More

Lexus LF-CC Concept: First Look

By Colin Bird on September 17, 2012

Looks like: A luxurious version of the Scion FR-S/Toyota GT-86 Defining characteristics: Rear-wheel drive, full-hybrid, midsize coupe  Ridiculous features: The gaping spindle grille; whatever happened to front bumpers?  Chances of being mass-produced: 100%, Lexus is working on a midsize sports… Read More