The Geneva Motorshow is one of the most important shows on the global circuit in terms of concept and new car debuts.
This year the show was dominated by electric cars and some 'it would need to be a really huge lotto win' supercars.
Audi’s most prominent debut at this year’s Geneva motor show is the new Q4 E-tron, set to launch late in 2020 as the firm’s fifth electric model. A special ‘Solar Sky’ paint scheme, debuting on this concept, has been developed specifically to reflect a shortwave fraction of sunlight to “significantly” reduce heat build-up on the body and in the cabin. This reduces the power needed to cool the cabin for its occupants and could subsequently improve range.
Subaru has revealed a new Viziv Adrenaline Concept crossover that showcases the firm’s ‘bolder’ design language at the Geneva motor show - and shows the likely styling of the next-generation XV.
The rugged-looking machine is the latest in the firm’s line of Viziv (‘vision for innovation’) concepts, which date back to 2013. Unlike some concepts, the Viziv models do not generally preview specific future Subaru production cars, but instead are used by the firm to explore future concepts or trends.
Subaru says the goal of its new design is to better define and highlight the characteristics of the company’s rugged, off-road-focused vehicles.
The “Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept” is the first concept vehicle designed under the new “BOLDER” design philosophy. The body shape of the VIZIV ADRENALINE exhibits dynamic and strong feel. It features a unique roof design, which reinforces the body structure, as well as body protectors.
Volkswagen has reinvented the 1960s Beetle-based dune buggy with the electric ID Buggy – and is considering allowing small-scale manufacturers to produce their own versions of the machine. It probably wins the cheeky award.
Mercedes-Benz CLA will also be available as a Shooting Brake (too posh to be called a wagon) later this year. Interesting styling- moving away from traditional wagon rear end boxiness.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale will go on sale at the end of 2020 as a rival to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
The SUV, which will sit below the Alfa Stelvio in the firm’s range will also be the first Alfa to be offered with plug-in hybrid technology. Beautifully styled as ever.
Renault launched a new Cleo with the option of a hybrid powertrain, due in 2020, is called E-TECH.
Kia launched an electric crossover concept called Imagine which certainly caught the imagination of the motoring journalists and photographers.
The Mazda CX-30, lanched at the show, will sit in the product range between the CX-3 small SUV and the CX-5 mid-size SUV. Mazda Australia expects that despite being built on the new Mazda3 small-car platform, the CX-30 will compete with rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai in the official VFACTS small SUV segment when it arrives in Australia.
Skoda’s Vision iV coupe-SUV concept is a close to production glimpse at an upcoming MEB car for the Czech brandThis is the Skoda Vision iV, a new SUV concept that sits on the VW Group’s all-electric MEB platform. It was one of four VW Group cars at this year’s Geneva Motor Show to feature the platform, including the VW ID. Buggy and SEAT el-Born concepts.
Polestar the electric performance car arm of Volvo showed its Polestar 2, a Tesla competitor which seems to have impressed the whole motoring community.
To celebrate its 110 birthday Bugatti launched the hyper sports car “La Voiture Noire1“ and the Chiron Sport “110 ans Bugatti”. The special edition of the Chiron Sport , which is being produced in a limited series of 20 cars, celebrates the brand’s 110th anniversary as well as its French identity. “La Voiture Noire”,one-off grand tourisme has already been sold and is the world’s most expensive new car, at €11 million ($17,5million).