2007 Geneva Motor Show Photos & Coverage

The biggest European Event of the Year!

Mar 11, 2007
The Geneva Auto Show is the first major European auto show of the year and makes full use out of that position. For the 77th edition of the show, over 250 exhibitors from all over the world will be occupying all 828,000 square feet of the Geneva Palexpo's exhibition space while vying for the attention of the expected 700,000-plus show visitors from all over the world.
Over 80 vehicles will be making a world or European premiere during the show's two press days. Notable debuts include the Ford Mondeo, EDAG LUV Concept, Volvo V70, and Fioravanti Thalia. A number of boutique makers and coachbuilders are planning on bringing their latest creations to Geneva as well, including Zagato, Giugiaro, Bertone, and Donkervoort.

Check out the full 2007 Geneva Motor Show article at MotorTrend.com to see the other amazing vehicles the show had to offer!

2007 Ford Mondeo
Featuring completely revised styling inside and out, the Mondeo has morphed into a very upscale-looking sports sedan. Ford's now familiar kinetic styling cues are easily distinguishable and the interior features a brushed stainless-steel looking center console, chrome-rimmed shift gate, and full-color LCD display in the gauge cluster. The new Mondeo will be available with four-door, five-door and station wagon body types. Since its debut in 1993, the Mondeo has been a staple of the Ford of Europe lineup.

Photo 2/62   |   2007 Ford Mondeo front View
Photo 3/62   |   2007 Ford Mondeo side View

Photo 4/62   |   2007 Ford Mondeo front Three Quarter View
Photo 5/62   |   2007 Ford Mondeo front Right View Angled
2008 Volvo V70
The redesigned Volvo V70 is very similar in appearance to the S80 sedan, although it receives a redesigned front grille and rear sheetmetal that resembles the design of the C30. Power to the front wheels comes from the S80's 235 horsepower V-6.

Photo 6/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 rear Pass Profile
Photo 7/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 rear View

Photo 8/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 rear Drivers Profile
Photo 9/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 front Drivers Profile

Photo 10/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 front View
Photo 11/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 front Pass Profile

Photo 12/62   |   2008 Volvo V70 side View
2008 Volvo XC70
The taller, crossover-esque version of the V70 wagon, the XC70 bears numerous styling elements seen on the XC60 concept that give it a more sculpted and aggressive look. Two engines are available, a new 238 horsepower inline-six and a 185 horsepower diesel inline-five. All wheel drive comes standard.

Photo 13/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 rear View
Photo 14/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 rear Drivers Profile

Photo 15/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 rear Drivers Profile
Photo 16/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 front Drivers Profile

Photo 17/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 front Pass Profile
Photo 18/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 side View

Photo 19/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 rear Pass Profile
Photo 20/62   |   2008 Volvo Xc70 rear Pass Profile
EDAG LUV Concept
The EDAG LUV may not the ideal vehicle to all, but it's certainly hard to ignore. EDAG uses an undisclosed production luxury SUV as the basis for the LUV and due to the 468 horsepower 6.1-liter Brabus V8 under the hood, as well as the front profile and rising beltline, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class would be logical guess as to its underpinnings. A nautical theme is portrayed with the LUV's stained teak trim and decking, while inside there are a host of technological features for the business professional, including microcomputers built into the headrests.

Photo 21/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept front Three Quarter View
Photo 22/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept side View

Photo 23/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept side View
Photo 24/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept rear View Open Tailgate

Photo 25/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept interior
Photo 26/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept rear Right View

Photo 27/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept rear View
Photo 28/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept front View

Photo 29/62   |   EDAG LUV Concept right Front View
Fioravanti Thalia

Photo 30/62   |   fioravanti Thalia front View
Photo 31/62   |   fioravanti Thalia front Three Quarter View

Photo 32/62   |   fioravanti Thalia front Right Side View
Photo 33/62   |   fioravanti Thalia rear Three Quarter View

Photo 34/62   |   fioravanti Thalia rear Left Side View
Photo 35/62   |   fioravanti Thalia rear View

Photo 36/62   |   fioravanti Thalia front View
Photo 37/62   |   fioravanti Thalia front Right View
Hyundai QarmaQ Concept
If you're like us, you probably think there is entirely too much plastic used on today's automobiles. But Hyundai's QarmaQ, a crossover ute design study produced in cooperation with GE Plastics, makes ingenious use of various high-performance composites and thermoplastics that take the place of traditional metal, glass and other materials, more than 30 applications in all. There are five areas where QarmaQ gets the GE Plastics treatment, most notably in what's called the 'Elastic Front,' which uses various techniques and materials to help with pedestrian crash safety -- a big issue in Europe. Other areas include the exterior, with Lexan transparent plastic used instead of glass, as well as multiple areas in the interior, lighting and underhood connectors and wire coatings. And in addition to all the fancy new plastic, it's not a bad looking crossover, to boot.

Photo 38/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept left Side View
Photo 39/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept rear Three Quarter View

Photo 40/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept rear View
Photo 41/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept rear Right View

Photo 42/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept right Side View
Photo 43/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept front Three Quarter View

Photo 44/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept front View
Photo 45/62   |   hyundai Qarmaq Concept front Left View
Volkswagen Golf Variant
Volkswagen has launched the fashionably late wagon variant of the Jetta under the Golf Variant nameplate. Available with a choice of two diesel and two gasoline engines, the Golf Variant boasts an ample 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space that grows to 54.7 cubic feet with the back seats folded. A choice of four engines - two gasoline and two diesel - will be available at launch. Gasoline options will consist of either a 1.4-liter 140 horsepower twincharged four or a 2.0-liter 200 horsepower turbo four. Diesel fans will be able to choose between a 1.9-liter 105 horsepower four and a 2.0-liter 140 horsepower four. Cargo capacity - a wagon's calling card - is an ample 24.4 cubic feet. Folding down the rear seats expands the area to a cavernous 54.7 cubic feet.

Photo 46/62   |   vollkswagen Golf Variant front Pass Profile
Photo 47/62   |   vollkswagen Golf Variant front Drivers Profile

Photo 48/62   |   vollkswagen Golf Variant front View
Photo 49/62   |   vollkswagen Golf Variant side View

Photo 50/62   |   vollkswagen Golf Variant rear Pass Profile
Photo 51/62   |   vollkswagen Golf Variant side Pass View
Mazda Hakaze Concept
The Mazda Hakaze Concept sits on the structure of the Mazda CX-7 SUV, and has Mazda's 2.3-liter turbo four from the Mazda6 MPS. But it's shorter than the CX-7, lower and surprisingly light. That wipes away the sloth and thirst of a typical SUV. It retains the high eyepoint that SUV drivers love so much, and also allows for surprising space inside. The airiness is exaggerated by a fishbowl of a roof, with huge removable glass panels.

Photo 52/62   |   mazda Hakaze front View
Photo 53/62   |   mazda Hakaze interior View

Photo 54/62   |   mazda Hakaze rear Hatch View
Photo 55/62   |   mazda Hakaze interior View

Photo 56/62   |   mazda Hakaze interior Rear Hatch View
Photo 57/62   |   mazda Hakaze rear View

Photo 58/62   |   mazda Hakaze side View
Photo 59/62   |   mazda Hakaze front View

Photo 60/62   |   mazda Hakaze front View
Photo 61/62   |   mazda Hakaze front Grill View

Photo 62/62   |   mazda Hakaze rear View

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