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The Detroit Auto Show might dominate North America, and NY and LA may be splashy, but across the pond the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland (or GIMS, as no one calls it) headlines Europe’s automotive unveilings. It’s the largest public event in Switzerland … or used to be, anyway: 2020’s show was canceled due to COVID-19, and the foundation behind the event decided not to move ahead with a 2021 show. Will 2022 see a comeback? Will March see a line of cars at the Palexpo convention center?

Geneva Motor Show 2019

Car shows were already endangered. Coronavirus might make them extinct

Swiss officials canceled the 2020 Geneva auto show due to coronavirus fears. This gives the auto show as we know it another black eye at a bad time.
2020-bmw concept i4

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2021 Volkswagen GTI

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Polestar Precept concept

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

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Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept

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2019 Mazda CX-30

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2019 Nissan IMQ concept

The Nissan IMQ concept can spawn a virtual passenger to keep you company

Nissan traveled to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to unveil a concept car named IMQ. It's a high-tech hybrid with a Hot Wheels-like design, and clever driver-assistance features. It can also spawn a virtual passenger to keep motorists company. Some features are concept-only, but the IMQ could preview a production model.
2019 Mitsubishi Engelberg concept

Out of gas? Mitsubishi’s Engelberg Tourer concept can recharge with solar panels

The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept is a plug-in hybrid that comes with a set of solar panels for recharging its onboard battery pack. It can also serve as an emergency energy source during power outages. But like many Mitsubishi concepts, it's unlikely that the Engelberg Tourer will see production.
2019 Jeep Renegade PHEV

Jeep’s smallest SUVs go the plug-in hybrid route for more efficient off-roading

The Jeep Renegade and Compass get plug-in hybrid powertrains for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Jeep claims this will not only improve gas mileage, but also make the pint-sized SUVs perform better off-road. Jeep previously discussed plans for a plug-in hybrid Wrangler as well.
2019 Audi Q4 E-Tron concept

Audi’s Q4 E-Tron concept previews an electrifying, city-wise SUV

Audi has released more details about its Q4 E-Tron concept. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the design study takes the form of an electric SUV with a muscular design and a tech-filled interior. It's just a concept, but it's headed to production in late 2020.
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Digital Trends Live: Save the Internet Act, T. rexes in VR, and more

On episode 79 of Digital Trends Live, we discussed trending headlines like a new bill in the House to restore net neutrality and joined editor in chief Jeremy Kaplan on location at the American Museum of Natural History to discuss T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, which features an immersive VR experience.
Honda E Prototype

The Honda E Prototype is the electric car Apple should have come out with

Honda will travel to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to unveil a close-to-production prototype that previews an adorable, city-friendly electric car. The E Prototype will offer approximately 124 miles of driving range, and its interior is a tech lover's dream come true. Honda has no plans to sell it in the U.S. though.
Volkswagen T Roc R

Volkswagen’s hot-rodded T-Roc R is ready to shred its tires to confetti

Volkswagen has released a hot-rodded SUV named T-Roc R. Based on the T-Roc, a sub-Tiguan model sold in Europe, it receives a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Golf R and tuned to make 300 horsepower. The result is a family-hauler which takes 4.9 seconds to reach 62 mph from a stop.
2019 Subaru Viziv concept

Subaru’s latest Viziv concept car is pumped full of adrenaline

The Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline is the seventh member of the Japanese automaker's family of VIZIV concept cars. It debuts at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, with design features that will influence future Subaru models. Subaru is transitioning to a new design language dubbed simply "Bolder."
Alfa Romeo Tonale concept

Alfa Romeo Tonale concept is a plug-in hybrid, Italian style

Debuting at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept previews an upcoming plug-in hybrid crossover from the Italian automaker. It will be Alfa's first-ever plug-in hybrid model. The Tonale is smaller than the current Stelvio, but shares a familial resemblance to other Alfa Romeo models.
Kia Imagine concept

Kia’s bionic-looking electric concept car packs a 21-screen infotainment system

Kia revealed a concept car named Imagine at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. The design study is entirely electric, and it intentionally blurs the lines that separate market segments. Time will tell whether it's a design-led concept car built to turn heads at auto shows, or a preview of an upcoming production model.
Audi E-Tron Sportback prototype

Audi’s second electric car, the E-Tron Sportback, quietly shows its face

Audi quietly revealed its second electric car as a preproduction prototype. The camouflaged test mule reveals the model is based on the E-Tron, but it features a sportier design characterized by a fastback-like silhouette. Digital Trends can reveal the Audi E-Tron Sportback will make its full debut in 2019.
Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow

Mercedes-Benz hopes to repeat its Formula One success in all-electric Formula E

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its first all-electric race car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 will race in Formula E against cars fielded by Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Nissan. Mercedes-Benz will enter Formula E in the 2019-2020 season, which kicks offer later this year.
Audi R8 V10 Decennium

Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates 10 years of 10-cylinder power

The Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates 10 years of V10 engines in Audi's supercar. Limited to just 222 units worldwide, it features model-specific styling elements and the most powerful version of Audi's 5.2-liter V10. The R8 V10 Decennium debuts at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Updated Kia Niro debuting at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Kia Niro hybrid and Niro plug-in hybrid get face-lift, infotainment upgrade

The Kia Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models debut a handful of updates at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, including upgraded infotainment systems and styling cues from the new Niro EV model. U.S.-spec versions are likely to get the same updates as the European-market models shown in Geneva.
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Digital Trends Live: Lime scooter bug, influencer marketing, and Apple’s iVan

On episode 74 of Digital Trends Live, Greg Nibler discussed tech topics like rumors of the Apple iVan and a firmware bug that causes Lime scooters to suddenly slow down during transit. We were also joined by the director of U.S. business development at Shoperr, Jason Dodier.
2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder

2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder revealed ahead of 2019 Geneva Motor Show

The 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder gets the same suite of tech features and 640-horsepower V10 engine as the recently launched Huracán Evo coupe. The Spyder will make its public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March, and deliveries are scheduled to begin later this year.

Mamma mia! Alfa Romeo will unveil a new model at the Geneva Auto Show

Alfa Romeo told Digital Trends it will unveil a new model at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. It stopped short of revealing what it has in store, but rumors claim it will be a crossover positioned below the Stelvio. The yet-unnamed model could become Alfa's best-seller, because it will compete in a fast-growing segment.
Bentley Bentayga Speed

Bentley Bentayga Speed surpasses Lamborghini Urus as world’s fastest SUV

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has wrested the title of world's fastest SUV from its cousin, the Lamborghini Urus. But the Bentley is just 1 mph faster than the Lamborghini. It requires 626 horsepower to achieve that top speed. The Bentayga Speed debuts at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Aston Martin Lagonda All-Terrain concept teaser

Aston Martin’s intrepid plan to compete with Rolls-Royce takes shape

Aston Martin is preparing to resurrect the Lagonda nameplate to use it on a sub-brand focused on making luxurious electric cars. It's taking aim at Rolls-Royce and Bentley, among other rivals. The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept that will break cover at the Geneva Auto Show will preview its first model.
Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe

Land Rover cancels the most stately (and expensive) Range Rover to date

The Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe is a limited-edition model built to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary. Priced at nearly $300,000, it should have gone into limited production in 2019 but Land Rover has canceled the model to cut costs. The SV Coupe displayed in Geneva will remain a one-off.
Hyundai Kona Electric live

Hyundai Kona Electric beats the Chevrolet Bolt on range

The Hyundai Kona Electric is the all-electric version of Hyundai's oddly-styled Kona crossover. Set to go on sale as a 2019 model, the long-range version of the Kona Electric delivers up to 258 miles of driving on a single charge, according to the EPA. That beats the Chevy Bolt EV by about 20 miles.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach Package

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a punk rock cover of an idyllic swan song

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS boasts the brand's most powerful naturally aspirated engine, a 520-horsepower flat-six that sends it from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat.