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2014 Geneva Motor Show: The Complete Car List



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As expected, the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was massive, almost too massive in fact. Just about every automaker had something to show, and if they didn’t, they just took one of their cars, slapped on some new trim here and there, and called it a special edition model.

In all seriousness, there were many impressive debuts, ranging from affordable city cars like the new Toyota Aygo all the way to fine exotics like the Ferrari California T. The LamborghinI Huracan was shown to the public for the first time and was definitely one of the show’s highlights, while the Volvo Estate Concept made us think wagons could be cool again in North America, but only if the production model doesn’t change too much from what was shown. The striking Maserati Alfieri Concept was also a standout and likely hints at a future sports coupe from the Italian automaker.

And what about that Koenigsegg One:1? Holy wahcamoly — the world’s first “mega car”! The first production car with a 1 to 1 power to weight ratio, hence its name.

Europe’s first major international car show of the year was intense, but so was AutoTtribute coverage of it. As we did with the Detroit Auto Show, we have aggregated every major debut (a lot of them!) and put them here for you convenience. See for yourself how impressive the show was and let us know which ones are your favorites.

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Hyundai Veloster Grappler Is Ready For Off-Road Adventures



Hyundai Veloster Grappler Concept

More than an off-road vehicle, it is also a “self-contained command center.”

Hyundai has transformed Veloster into a rugged all-terrain vehicle, calling its new creation the ‘Veloster Grappler’.

Slated for the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept tackles the rugged outdoors with a higher ground clearance than the hatchback on which it is based, as well as steel-tube front and rear brush guards, knobby all-terrain tires, and extra LEDs for illuminating the trail.

The car’s fun factor is amplified by a custom vinyl exterior with a ghosted Hyundai-themed livery and a Borla cat-back exhaust system.

A roof-mounted Thule utility basket with a high-output lighting system from Baja Designs lets you carry more gear, while a removable solar panel from Goal Zero powers an an interior-mounted, all-electric portable power station for remote adventures.

Speaking of the interior, it is outfitted with Recaro seats, a roll cage, traction mats, the aforementioned Goal Zero portable power station, first aid and roadside kits, an oversized utility shovel, a Napier outdoor dome tent, Scosche Mounts, and Goal Zero crush lights.

The Hyundai Veloster Grappler showcases a combination of one-off customizations and accessories available for the regular Veloster.

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Hyundai 45 EV Concept Pays Tribute To 1974 Pony Coupe



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It foreshadows the design and technological developments of future production EVs.

Hyundai has unveiled the 45 EV Concept, an all-electric vehicle that pays tribute to the 1974 Pony Coupe Concept, the car that introduced the Korean automaker to the world.

Visually, the 45 EV concept features an attractive yet minimalistic design that blends futuristic and throwback touches inspired by the Pony. Highlights include a monocoque-style body that’s said to evoke aircraft construction from the 1920s.

Not only does the name reference 45 years since the Pony Coupe first appeared, but it is also tied to the 45-degree angles at the front and rear, forming a diamond-shape silhouette that Hyundai says previews the design direction of future production EVs.

The interior supposedly feel like a living room outfitted with new pieces of furniture, boasting rotating seats that swivel towards occupants as they open the door to improve ingress and egress. A new hidden Camera Monitoring System (CMS) serves as the side mirrors and opens the door for self driving applications.

Hyundai left out any details about the electric powertrain and how much driving range it offers, but we expect at least 400 miles (644 km).

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BMW Concept 4 Previews A Massive-Grille 4 Series



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Its huge grille supposedly “embodies the aesthetic essence” of the BMW brand.

BMW used the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show to debut the BMW Concept 4, previewing the “new face” of the 4 Series.

The first thing that will catch your eye is its massive twin-kidney grille, which the German automaker describes as a “confident and classy” new take on the brand’s iconic grille. Look closer and you’ll notice that it is made of several small “number 4s” joined together.

“The kidney grille has always been a signature feature of BMW cars,” BMW design head Domagoj Dukec stated. “The BMW Concept 4 presents a confident and classy take on this iconic feature. At the same time, the BMW Concept 4 offers a look ahead to the expressive face of the 4 Series range.”

The design is said to be inspired by the 3.0 CSi, though the 1970s car had a much smaller grille than any modern BMW. Do you like it?

Massive grille aside, the BMW Concept 4 borrows many styling cues from the 3 Series and 8 Series and features classic sports car proportions. We’ll have to wait and see how all of this translates to the production 4 series.

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