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    Amber Top Gear Store

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I just got an email informing me that there is a Top Gear store here: http://www.officialproducts.tv/shop/section.php/6/1/top-gear/?xTemplates=topgear// You also get a free keyring if you buy two products and are an Applause Store member, which is...
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    The 4Car Top 10: Geneva Motor Show 2008

    Another nice article on Geneva 2008 taken from the 4Car website here: http://www.channel4.com/4car/ft/feature/feature/14314/ The Geneva Motor Show is done and dusted and the 4Car team is now sitting down resting our feet in a very large bowl of hot water. We came, we saw and we took some...
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    Geneva Motor Show 2008

    Okay, so Geneva 2008 is here and already I've made a jolly good mess of the Automotive News forums :) So, hopefully this thread will help keep track of everything for all you finalgearers. First of all I'd like to thank 4car for "lending" me their information. For all the latest on the...
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    Geneva 2008: Chrysler EcoVoyager

    Chrysler may be axing a whole swathe of models from its line-up - the Pacifica, the Dodge Magnum and the PT Cruiser convertible have already been confirmed for the chop, with the future of the PT Cruiser hatchback and Jeep Commander under discussion - but it looks as if the rapidly slimming-down...
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    Geneva 2008: Jeep Renegade

    SUVs are going to have to get smaller and more economical, and the Jeep Renegade is a dinky little thing: 3,885mm long, 1,598mm wide and 1,431mm high. An aluminium-bodied two-seater with a cut-down speedster-style windscreen, minimal bodywork and interior trim and a hose-clean cockpit, it's...
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    Geneva 2008: Think Ox

    Norwegian electric vehicle-maker Th!nk, bought then dumped by Ford, is back from bankruptcy with a new concept. The Ox is a substantial advancement over the company's earlier Th!nk City, a tiny city car which sold in small numbers until Ford pulled the plug. It is a larger five-seater built on...
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    Geneva 2008: Dacia Sandero

    The Dacia brand-name is coming back to Britain in early 2009. The Romanian company - now owned by Renault - is building a five-door version of its Logan, to be called Sandero. This will join the Logan saloon, Logan MCV seven-seat estate, van and pick-up in the Dacia line-up, and will be built in...
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    Geneva 2008: Maserati Granturismo S

    The GranTurismo S is a top-end Italian luxury coupe, and the fastest-yet production Maserati. It gets a new 440bhp/361lb ft 4.7-litre V8, giving 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and 183mph, and an electro-actuated gearbox with unique transaxle layout. This six-speed gearbox uses an electronic system called...
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    Geneva 2008: Ford Focus CC

    The Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet is to get a makeover in line with the recently-revised Focus hatchbacks. The new CC gets the new front-end design with restyled grille, bumper, bonnet, headlights and wings, with chrome trim, and interior finish revised for a higher-quality look and feel. There...
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    Geneva 2008: Lotus Europa SE

    Lotus is updating the Europa coupe: it's to be better-equipped and much better value for money. The new entry-level model retains the same 203bhp engine as in the previous Europa S (?33,945) but at ?27,950, it is more accessibly priced. Power has been upped, however, for the Europa SE...
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    Geneva 2008: Dodge Zeo

    The Dodge Zeo, first seen at the Detroit Motor Show, is a shooting brake-style 2+2 wagon, with electric-only powertrain. Its new-generation lithium-ion batteries give a range of up to 250 miles and its 250kW motor is good for 0-60mph in less than six seconds. Chrysler describes the Zeo as 'a...
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    Geneva 2008: Ssangyong Diesel Hybrid

    Ssangyong is displaying a new diesel hybrid chassis and drivetrain. The system combines a 2.7-litre, five-cylinder diesel engine (160bhp) with an electric motor delivering the equivalent of 46bhp, and is said to give a 30% improvement in fuel efficiency over that of the diesel engine alone, and...
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    Geneva 2008: Maybach Landaulet

    The opulent Landaulet is a Maybach for sun-seekers. A version of the 62 S saloon with a huge folding roof, it has to be the ultimate luxury convertible. First seen at the Dubai Motor Show last autumn, the Landaulet will be available to special bespoke-build order with prices from ?900,000...
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    Geneva 2008: Suzuki A-Star

    Suzuki is showing its A-Star city car concept at Geneva. The A-Star, to be built in India in partnership with local manufacturer Maruti, made its debut recently at the New Delhi Auto Expo. It's a small five-door hatchback with a new 1.0-litre petrol engine which meets the Euro 5 emissions...
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    Geneva 2008: Infiniti FX

    Infiniti is launching in Europe, and the second-generation FX is coming too: it's a huge luxury SUV-crossover, on sale late 2008. The FX will come with a choice of V6 and V8 petrol engines, the latter a 5.0-litre, 380bhp unit in combination with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and...
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    Geneva 2008: Vauxhall Meriva Concept

    Vauxhalls Opel Meriva concept shows off a new 90-degree-opening side-door design. The concept's FlexDoors system has rear-hinged rear doors that swing open toward the back of the car. Sometimes referred to as 'suicide doors', rear-hinged doors have to meet modern EU safety standards and open...
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    Geneva 2008: Audi TT TDI

    The Audi TT is getting diesel power. The TT TDI Coupe and Roadster will come with the 170bhp/258lb ft 2.0-litre engine, giving 53.3mpg (coupe) or 51.3mpg (roadster) and emitting just 140g/km (coupe) and 145g/km (roadster) of carbon dioxide. Performance is still strong. The TT TDI coupe will do...
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    Geneva 2008: Kia Soul

    Kia has a Soul - in triplicate. The Soul is a compact crossover SUV-hatch in a similar vein to the Nissan Qashqai. The three Geneva show cars demonstrate its suitability for customising and personalising. Soul Diva is designed with fashion-conscious young women in mind; its black, white and...
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    Geneva 2008: Renault Twingo RenaultSport 133

    This hotted-up Twingo develops 133bhp and 118lb ft from its 1.6-litre 16v engine, less than the 150bhp that had been anticipated. Even so, those figures suggest it'll be a lot of fun to drive, as that's plenty of power for a city car. Renault also promises an entertaining rasp from the exhaust...
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    Geneva 2008: Hyundai i-Blue

    Using compressed natural gas (CNG) in cars is nothing new - it's been a popular fuel in many mainland European countries for years - but it has never taken off in the UK. Shame - the Hyundai i10 blue CNG concept demonstrates clearly CNG's possibilities. It emits just 65g/km of carbon dioxide...
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