Geneva isn't just the home of expensive watches, chocolate, and international diplomacy, it also brings us one of the premier car shows on the automatize industry's calendar. And just as we've done for the last several years, CNET was there to bring you hottest rides at the show.CNET's full coverage of the Geneva Auto Show
As you might expect, the Geneva event put a big focus on European firms, but Hyundai, Nissan, and born-in-America names like Jeep show up, as well. And when we're not looking at vehicles of all types -- from concept … Read more
The original Audi TT took the world by storm -- it was a small, good looking sports car that appealed to those with a taste for the aesthetic. Designed by some very talented people (who have gone on to do some stunning stuff -- Peter Schreyer, one of the team who worked on the interior made Kia's EU offerings look the way they do), the TT looked unlike anything else the company had produced.
Based on the Mk IV Golf platform, many didn't find its drive able to match its looks. That said, the 3.2-litre V-6 did … Read more
GENEVA -- The attractive and costly little Audi TT works as a weekend toy for the wealthy or a symptom of midlife crisis, a sports car usually out of reach of the average backroad flogger. That niche must work well for Audi, however, as the 2015 TT, launched at the Geneva auto show, holds the line on this formula.
Looking toward techie wealth it seems, Audi adds a substantial tech twist to the new TT in the form of its Virtual Cockpit.
Styling updates to the new TT are slight, showing in a slightly less rounded roofline and a single-frame … Read more
With a few years of troubles in the European automotive sector and not much preview news, I hadn't been expecting much for the 2014 Geneva auto show. But the last month proved me wrong, wrong, wrong. Almost every major automaker, and many you've probably never heard of, has something big planned for the show, from blisteringly fast supercars, to design concepts, to the kinds of new models that matter for the everyday driver.
While we look forward to the high-tech compactness of the new Audi A3, it is the new TT model we really want to drive. Audi seems to know this, dribbling out information a little at a time before the car's Geneva auto show unveiling in early March. At CES, we saw the car's Virtual Cockpit, a huge step forward for Audi's cabin tech. Now, Audi slipped a few sheets from the designer's notebook to give us a vague idea of what the finished product will look like.
And, overall, it looks like a TT.
The sketches … Read more
Seeing the letters 'R' and 'S' on an Audi's arse makes me happy. It means that under the hood there's plenty of power, it'll be comfortable to ride in, and it looks a bit special. RS Audis are best suited for lazier type of driver - one who wants to go very quickly without having to worry about much else. I love them -- the RS 6 is my favourite, if I'm honest, as it'll manage nearly 200mph and has a giant boot. Excessive speed, yes, but the torque required to get it there means … Read more
Great Aunt Grace, who normally only comes to your Super Bowl parties because the beer is cold, the food is free and the conversation salty, will be talking about this.
It might even put her off her cold beer and free food. For this is a Super Bowl ad designed to not to amaze Grace.
Audi is desperate to tell you that it loathes compromise.
So to make you salivate over its new A3 sedan and its fragrant innards, it's going to show you a dog that salivates over, well, scaring people shirtless.
"It's disturbing to look … Read more
I like fast cars. That's a given being a "car guy," but sometimes it needs saying. I don't mind what shape they come in -- so long as they're quick there's a chance I'll be quite enamored with them. So throwing a 300 bhp motor in to one of the best hatches out there is sure to be a recipe for smiles.
The "S" badge that adorns certain Audis is a hint that it's no slouch. It's going to go very quickly and be a bit of a giggle. … Read more
This week, we paid a visit to Audi's Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in northern California. Rather, it paid a visit to us, bringing along its Audi Urban Intelligence Assist demo vehicle to San Francisco and taking me for a spin.
The Audi Urban Intelligence Assist (AUIA) vehicle is, essentially, an Audi A6 3.0T that has been outfitted as a test bed for a variety of technologies being developed by Audi ERL and its partners at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at San Diego, and the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies at USC. During … Read more