2010 Mazda3 Hatchback Shows Off Sexy New Rear Live In Bologna

The men of Jalopnik are proud of our love for big butts. We strongly prefer hatchbacks to their sedan counterparts; not only do they have more cargo room, but they’re more aerodynamic and better looking to boot. While we were stuck with the reveal of the 2010 Mazda3 sedan in LA, Bologna’s been blessed with the live… » 12/03/08 5:00pm 12/03/08 5:00pm

Chinese-Italian Take Out: The DR5 SUV Premieres in Bologna

Talk about the new world order for automobile manufacturing. While the world's largest automakers struggle under the weight of their massive organizations, an ex-pilot and car distributor in Italy put together a small SUV for sale entirely via outsourcing deals. The DR3 and DR5, three- and five-door versions of the… » 12/08/06 3:25pm 12/08/06 3:25pm

Bologna Show: Maserati MC12 Corse Debuts

Maserati's answer to the Ferrari Enzo Fxx, the MC12 Corse rolled into the sunlight for the first time at the Bologna auto show yesterday. The severely limited-edition model is based on the MC12 GT1 racer, which took the Spa 24 Hours in 2005 and 2006 and several FIA titles in both years. The Corse model gets a major… » 12/07/06 8:25am 12/07/06 8:25am

When Dave Met Bruce: Ford Europe's C-Max Debuts in Bologna

The most alluring feature of Ford Europe's new C-Max MPV, debuting at the Bologna show this week, may be the Z-shaped handbrake lever (barring that, the boomerang-shaped door handles). But it's still a more precise and stylish entry than its sister ship, the Mazda5, which is the closest we'll get to the C-Max… » 12/05/06 2:43pm 12/05/06 2:43pm

FXX Debuts at Bologna

Ferrari's ber-Enzo, the FXX, made its debut at the Bologna Motor Show last week, and slack-ass us just got around to reporting it today. The car laps Fiorano in 1 minute 18 seconds, pumps out 800hp, and is pretty much the ugliest thing Ferrari's ever built. It's not road legal, but for your 1.5 million euros, you get… » 12/07/05 9:53pm 12/07/05 9:53pm

Citroen to Show C-Airplay Concept in Bologna

The leadup to the Bologna auto show continues, with a new Citroen concept that could hearken the new Pluriel, known to Americans as "Huh?" The C-Airplay continues the theme of futuristic European nightclubbing that includes another concept created by chief designer Mark Lloyd, the C-Airlounge. Transparency is the key… » 12/01/05 11:46am 12/01/05 11:46am

Oltre Fiat SUV Concept Unveiled in Bologna

Holy Italian Hummer, Man of Bat. Fiat's new Oltre Fiat concept, unveiled today at the Bologna auto show, either foreshadows a new competitor for the largest luxury SUVs, or is the punchline of a complex joke involving a team of blind Italian futurists, several tons of sheetmetal, a goat, and a vat of grappa. As … » 12/01/05 10:21am 12/01/05 10:21am

Ford Launches New WRC Focus in Bologna

At the Bologna auto show in Italy earlier today, Ford of Europe unveiled its new Focus RS World Rally Car for 2006 — a ground-up undertaking to replace its previous car, of 2002 vintage. The new car is based on the Focus ST ( that we've been drooling over from afar since the Geneva motor show last March), in… » 12/01/05 8:14am 12/01/05 8:14am

Bologna has a Second Name, it's Ypsilon

We wanted to go to the Bologna auto show this year, but we just knew we'd wind up at the Mercato di Mezzo stuffing our faces like a busload of tapeworm-afflicted Dom DeLuise clones. Still, we've always been somewhat taken by the Lancia Ypsilon, a compact car that comes off as much more stylish as it should be,… » 11/30/05 10:47am 11/30/05 10:47am

Mitsubishi to Unveil European Pickup in Bologna

Mitsubishi released teaser images today of its upcoming L200 pickup (sorry, sports utility truck — SUT) for Europe, which it will unveil at the Bologna motor show in December and launch in Europe in early 2006. The new model loses the blocky looks of previous models in favor of a new set of angular lines designers… » 8/16/05 8:00am 8/16/05 8:00am