2010 Bologna Motor Show brings new cars from various automakers

Article by Christian A., on December 4, 2010

The 2010 Bologna Motor Show will host the world debuts of new models from various automakers. These include Opel/Vauxhall, Ferrari, and Chinese carmakers like Great Wall Motor and Chery Automobile. Peugeot will introduce the EX-1 sports car concept, which is a 340-hp, four-wheel-drive electric roadster that has broken six world records for electric vehicle acceleration.

Ferrari will debut the 458 Challenge, the track-only version of its V-8 coupe, and Opel will launch the re-styling of the Corsa subcompact hatchback and of the Antara medium SUV.

DR Automobili, an Italian company that rebadges versions of models built in China by Chery Automobile, will give a sneak peek of its electric version of the DR1 minicar and the D3 compact hatchback.

According to Italian Transport Ministry data, from January to October 2010, DR sold 3,649 units in Italy, up 94 percent compared to the same period the year before.

Land Rover will use Bologna for the European debut of the Evoque five-door SUV. Italian auto retailer Martin Motors will display the China-built Bubble minicar that looks similar to the Smart ForTwo. In Europe, Great Wall will debut the Voleex subcompact hatchback, the Steed 5 large pickup and the Kulla, a concept for a city car with extremely rounded surfaces.

At the 2007 Bologna show, Daimler AG, which owns Smart, took steps to prevent Martin Motors from unveiling the Bubble minicar because of its similarity to the ForTwo.

After battling it out in court, Martin Motors said that it is now allowed to sell a slightly tweaked Bubble in Europe. Built by Shuanghuan, the 3300mm-long, four-seat Bubble sells for EUR11,400 ($15,000) in Italy, a price that includes the cost of power windows, alloy wheels, and air conditioning.

Topics: italy

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The newest Porsche Cayenne is scheduled be unwrapped by the end of the month after completing endurance tests worth 2.7 million miles. Since we are just a few weeks away...
by - August 22, 2017
This is the time of the year when automakers give us teasers and previews of their upcoming models. Now, it seems like BMW is ready to unveil the M5 (F90)...
by - August 22, 2017
It is quite common to revive classic cars if you have a lot of extra money. Models like the Jaguar XKSS and Aston Martin’s DB4 GT have been upgraded to...
by - August 21, 2017
Famous designer of certain Ferrari vehicles like the Enzo Ferrari and the P4/5, Ken Okuyama has revealed another one of his designs at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours over the...
by - August 21, 2017
The current generation of the BMW M3 (F80) sedan isn’t just sporty and luxurious in terms of looks, but also in terms of performance. Because of its athletic appeal, the...
by - August 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries