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2009 Geneva Motor Show

Electric cars center stage at Geneva

At the Geneva Motor Show, electric-powered vehicles emerged as one way to persuade environmentally aware consumers to buy new cars during the global recession. Full story

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In Geneva, auto-makers face crisis

The Geneva Car Show opens as the car industry looks to pull itself out of a crisis, with slumping global sales.

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Electric cars center stage at Geneva

2009-03-04 07:57:35 GMT SINA.com GENEVA – GM's troubled Adam Opel GmbH subsidiary presented the lithium-ion battery powered hatchback Ampera on Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show, where electric-powered vehicles emerged as one way to persuade environmentally aware consumers to buy new cars during the global recession.

Car giants battle for market share at Geneva show

2009-03-04 07:49:55 GMT SINA.com GENEVA – Crisis-hit automobile giants entered battle for cash-strapped buyers at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday as they struggle to make the best of a fast shrinking market by unveiling new "green" models.

Car makers push for stock cuts, call for extra aid in Geneva

2009-03-04 07:33:55 GMT SINA.com Geneva: Major automakers kept inventory management and calls for extra financial help on the agenda on Tuesday, as the annual Geneva Motor Show opened to the media amid plunging car sales and the continuing financial crisis. Ford in Europe will continue to review its production capacity and all cost areas, the regional chief executive, John Fleming, said on Monday.

Auto executives' market perspectives

2009-03-04 07:30:27 GMT SINA.com March 3 - The annual Geneva Motor Show got underway on Tuesday against a backdrop of a global automobile sector crisis as the financial crisis saps consumer confidence and demand for new cars plunges.

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Tata targets Europe for Nano car in 2010-2011

2009-03-04 07:12:31 GMT SINA.com GENEVA – India's Tata Motors said at the Geneva Motor Show Tuesday that it aims to put its low cost Nano on sale in Europe in 2010- 2011 and build a reputation as a builder of "affordable and robust" vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz presents new E-Class sedan and coupe in Geneva

2009-03-04 07:09:11 GMT SINA.com GENEVA, March 3-- "The best medicine for bad times is first class products," is the statement made today on the Mercedes press conference at the Geneva Motor Show by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Ford Focus RS shown in production form

2009-03-04 07:06:40 GMT SINA.com With Focus RS production cars beginning to roll off the line last month at Ford’s Saarlouis plant in Germany, the Blue Oval is using the Geneva motor show to officially debut the final production version of its new hot hatchback. It was previewed last fall at the Paris show.

Nissan presents Qasana concept, NV200 minivan

2009-03-04 07:04:25 GMT SINA.com GENEVA -- Japanese auto maker Nissan Motor Co. kicked off the Geneva car show Tuesday with the world premier of its Qasana concept, a crossover it hopes will prowl the world's cities next year.

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Glimpse of 79th Geneva Car Show

2009-03-05 03:38:11 GMT Xinhua English Cars are displayed during the first media day of the 79th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in Geneva March 3, 2009.

Auto giants display on Geneva Car show (3)

2009-03-04 06:39:10 GMT Xinhua English Cars are displayed during the first media day of the 79th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in Geneva March 3, 2009.

Auto giants display on Geneva Car show (2)

2009-03-04 06:35:28 GMT Xinhua English Cars are displayed during the first media day of the 79th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in Geneva March 3, 2009.

In Geneva, car makers face crisis

2009-03-04 03:42:49 GMT Reuters The Geneva Car Show opens as the car industry looks to pull itself out of a crisis, with slumping global sales.