Automakers Pack Small Models With Premium Features — Volkswagen Golf GTE

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Automakers Pack Small With Premium Features

(AP) — European are putting their longest market slump in the rear mirror, shifting from to revival as they head the Geneva Auto Show dozens of car premiers, particularly for models packed with features.

Analysts are projecting in new car sales in Europe at anywhere 2 percent to 4 percent in 2014, the year of gains since when sales reached an high of 16 million before hit by the financial crisis. But consumer will remain mild, say, until Europe can get churning again and unemployment down, the only cure to consumer confidence.

We don’t see a fast recovery, Falk Frey, a senior president at Moody’s analyst in Frankfurt. Moody’s forecasts a 2 growth in car sales this to just over 13 million, but that will still be 20 or 3 million units, below the peak.

Some predict the market will never hit high again, meaning will continue to be fierce for driver loyalties.

One Geneva Show buzzword is small. carmakers are adding premium features to their city as they fight back premium carmakers’ moving in on small car territory. Small continue to be a trend. Everyone who come to that party be coming, said IHS auto Tim Urquhart.

Not that the sports car segment allow city cars to their thunder. Lamborghini, and Ferrari all have something new to — and the historic Italian carmaker Seiottosei is back after a hiatus.

The Geneva show its doors to journalists on Tuesday, and to the on Thursday. It runs through 16.


The market for SUVs is growing across the with young people and baby-boomers alike attracted to the drive position, big cargo and maneuverability. Jeep will its new Renegade and Citroen is rolling out the C4 — a one-time funky concept car has been given a shot at the while promising to revolutionize car


Plug-in promise to be another trend in

A regular hybrid pairs a engine with an electric one to energy efficiency. Plug-in have batteries that rely solely on the combustion to recharge, but can also be plugged the power supply — giving the car the to make short trips only its electric power. will be unveiling the Golf with a range of 31 miles 50 kilometers) in all-electric mode for a driving range of 584 miles kilometers) when the full is in use.


Automobili SpA, a division of Volkswagen AG, is its Huracan LP 610-4, the successor to its car ever, the Gallardo, which production in November after a The carbon fiber and aluminum which means hurricane and refers to a bull, the Lamborghini comes with a new gasoline system that provides power with less McLaren is launching the new 650S, it boasts is faster than the F1 road car from the 1990s. is rolling out the V8 California T convertible, the return of turbocharged powertrains. Seittosei is bringing out a unique car.


automakers are taking their small cars to a new level, on fun and styling, not just economy. a road already traveled by the 500, which is offering an version. A joint venture PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota in a trio of small-car premiers on the platform from the same that are helping the automakers better economies of scale: 108, Citroen C1 and Toyota Renault Twingo gets an going for an edgier look.

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