2014 Geneva: From Adam Rocks to Toyota Aygo — Kelley Blue Book

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2014 Geneva: From Rocks to Toyota Aygo

the most frustrating aspect of the Geneva Motor Show is some fantastic cars you won’t see on U.S. roads due to the fact that they’re too to make a go of it in our supersize market or makers no longer have operations here. Still, no denying that some of the design, technical innovation and are being lavished on a segment described the econobox. Here’s our from the show.


In 1992, Renault shook up the car world when it introduced the city car at the Paris Motor car that had frog eye front and a center mounted instrument The French automaker has returned to its with the third generation that recaptures that fun with a small 4-door inspired by the Renault 5, which was sold in the U.S. as Le Car. But not all; the racy rear-engine variant of the front-engine front-drive 5 the Turbo II inspired the layout of the Twingo in that it features a 3-cylinder engine in either 900-cc turbo trim or a aspirated 70-horsepower unit the rear wheels. A 5-speed transmission is standard. This iteration of the Twingo was jointly with Daimler, which use the same platform to underpin its generation 4-passenger Smart Unfortunately, both the Twingo and models are not slated for sale in

Opel Adam Rocks

like the Ferrari Enzo the first name of its eponymous exotic, the Opel Adam the its founder’s moniker, but there the end. The Opel Adam is of a small city car than a road scorcher, but no less In the new Adam Rocks version of the Opel displays quite a attitude for a serious German Using the car’s two-tone as a jumping off point, (the of the stock Adam is usually or black to contrast with the color), the Rocks package rocks with bold that extend from the into the cabin. Also, the allows the buyer to accessorize the to not only reflect his or her personality, but lifestyle with such as a pull-out bike carrier on the bumper to various roof to carry a variety of gear. there are no plans to export the the new Rocks model could be the ticket to inject new life a staid Buick stateside.

Not only was Geneva jammed all-new city cars, it underscored the lengths that are going to in teaming up to build vehicles (like Renault an for the Twingo and Smart) as a way of increasing the of scale to make what previously marginally profitable a bit kinder to the their bottom Such is the case with the Aygo city car, is part of a three-way effort the Japanese automaker, Peugeot and The two French brands introduced respective 108 and C1 variants off the same The Aygo is a tidy city car crisp lines accentuated by the X-style striping across the This 4-door hatch a 68-horsepower 1.0-liter 4-cylinder under the hood to drive the wheels. The interior is surprisingly for an econobox, with a large screen in the center console a traditional gauge cluster over the steering column. The models are offered in 2- and 4-door while the Toyota is available as a 4-door hatch.

Fiat Panda Cross

Toyota Aygo

small Fiat offering rugged looks of an SUV with the two-box design turning the from urban hipster to warrior. About a year Fiat launched the all-wheel version of Panda, but without the body kit you see here. It’s the class down size-wise the Jeep Renegade, which Chrysler will position as its level Jeep offering in the As a result, prospects are dim this all-wheel drive model make it across the Atlantic, though it promises great economy from its 80-horsepower diesel or its 90 horse 900 cc turbocharged engine. In addition to a 6-speed the vehicle is also equipped stop/start technology. The all-wheel technology is also fairly relying on an electronic-locking center to deliver power to the front or axles.

Citroen C4 Cactus

Not technically a car, but cool nonetheless is the C4 Cactus, a crossover SUV that has no chance of U.S. sales due to the that Citroen has not had a presence since 1974. The Cactus is for its quirky styling that has endeared these French to its cultish followers. The sides a rubberized insert called that resembles bubble a feature that eliminates dings. It has the rugged good of an SUV without an imposing ride which makes getting in and out of the much easier. The functional offers plenty of interior and the cabin is trimmed out with and features a 7-inch touchscreen in the of the dash. A large glove box is through a lid on top of the dash, this space made possible by the that the front airbags deploy from the roof. comes from a trio of 3-cylinder engines driving the wheels. With its interesting and usable cabin, the Citroen C4 could certainly give the Renegade and Kia Soul a run for their in the U.S.

While we are lucky to get the 2015 A3. even smaller model exists in the German automaker’s one of which, the S1, could find an niche. Based on the A1 hatchback is itself, a variant of the VW Polo), the S1 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct injection gasoline Making 231 horsepower, the EA 888 power delivers its output to all four-wheels and can the 2-door hatch version of the car to 62 mph in 5.8 The 4-door Sportback takes a of a second longer. Though a city car, the S1 is closer in to the Ford Fiesta. With styling and performance, the S1 deserves a look for possible export to

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