The Geneva Motor Show needs no introduction as one of the most important motor shows globally, as far as showcases of new launches and showcases are concerned. Over the years the show has gained immense repute and is widely regarded as the most important motor show and has over the years turned into a veritable launchpad for new cars, technologies and a lot more.
Expectedly, several manufacturers are expected to make a huge splash at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 and we have reason to believe this year's show will have something to please various palates - right from humble sedans to EVs to mad supercars.
Stay tuned for updates from the Geneva Motor Show 2018.
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder that was launched at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday offers 30PS and 40Nm more than the standard Huracan Spyder and is also 35kg lighter!
Geneva Motor Show 2018: 1,940PS Rimac C_Two Electric Hypercar can reach 100kmph in 1.97s
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid offers a claimed all-electric driving range of 50km and has a quick charging time of 2.5 hours.
Rimac states that the C_Two is a pure electric GT hypercar that is as capable on track as it is crossing continents
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe comes with a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that makes 565PS and generates 700Nm.
The Tata EVision sedan concept sports the Impact 2.0 design language that was recently showcased on the H5X SUV and the 45X premium hatchback concept. Tata Motors did not let out any information on the electric powertrain that will be doing duty in the EVision sedan. However, we believe it will be similar to the one offered on the Tigor electric sedan but with a more powerful state of tune.
Tata Motors presented the H5X and 45X concepts, both of which were showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, the main highlight of their presentation was the Tata EVision sedan concept. Tata Motors has not let out any info on the EVision concept. However, when it takes production form, the Tata EVision will compete with the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and also the new-gen Honda Civic that will soon arrive in the Indian market.
Watch the live webcast of the global unveiling of Tata Motors' all-new premium sedan at the Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
No, the Performante coupe wasn't the last iteration of the Huracan. The Italian supercar maker has just showcased the Huracan Performante Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show - more performance in a topless avatar! Stay tuned for more details.
The sharper and sexier looking second generation Formula E car has broken cover at the Geneva Motor Show! The new car will be put to use during the fifth season of the championship. The car for season five, dubbed the Gen2 machine, brings about a major change in the championship in terms of its ability to go the entire distance, requiring no mid-race car swap. Hints at better battery performance for road cars, no?
Hyundai has revealed the 2019 Santa Fe at the Geneva Motor Show ahead of its European launch later this year. The new generation Santa Fe wears a sharper design theme inspired by the Kona compact SUV and looks a lot more futuristic than the last-gen version that was sold in India.
Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept
Volkswagen has revealed the I.D. Vizzion concept that will take form of a production sedan somewhere in 2030. The I.D. Vizzion concept follows the same approach that Volkswagen has shown with the I.D. Buzz and the I.D. Crozz. What makes the VW Vizzion I.D. concept an important offering is the fact that offers Level 5 autonomy that effectively means all the functions of the car can be controlled with the help of voice and gesture controls.
After its recent announcement about discontinuing diesels across its entire product line-up, Porsche is showcasing the Mission E Cross Turismo Concept at the Geneva Motor Show today. It will be an off-road capable version of the Mission E electric car. Expected to be launched in 2019. Talk about going green!
Throughout the Veyron's lifecycle, Bugatti created some famous special editions of the hypercar which were offered as limited editions. We expect the manufacturer to similarly showcase a new special edition Chiron at Geneva this year. Stay tuned to know more!
Volvo is bringing the new V60 wagon at the Geneva Motor Show. Based on the SPA platform, the new V60 gets the new design language that we have seen on the new-gen XC90, S90 and also the XC90. We also expect Volvo to bring hybrid version of the V60 wagon at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen's Tesla beater will be the spotlight of the VW pavillion at the Geneva Motor Show. The Volkswagen I.D.Vizzion concept might not make the same amount of power and performance as the Model S but will offer a greater driving range. Also, on showcase, will be the host of autonomous tech that will be offered in upcoming VW cars.
If you've already read about the new-gen BMW sportcar, rumoured to be called the Z5, then this is something that you should look forward to as well. Since there is a joint agreement between both manufacturers, it is being said that the new-gen Toyota Supra too might make an appearance. The Supra will come with a hardtop unlike the soft top BMW convertible.
The sedan will use Tata Motors' new Impact Design 2.0 philosophy and while details about the car are sketchy at the moment, we expect the concept model to look stunning. Also expected to be on display will be the 45X concept that previewed Tata Motors' upcoming premium hatchback and the H5X concept that previewed its upcoming premium SUV. Both concepts broke cover at the 2018 Auto Expo in India last month where they made a huge splash.
German car manufacturer Porsche will be getting the refreshed GT3 RS which does not look too different from the previous iteration. However, it is under the skin that makes the new Porsche GT3 RS a lot different. It will weigh lighter and thereby will be an even more sharper handler on the track. The new GT3 RS will be accompanied by the all-electric vehicle, Mission E.
The Polestar 1 borrow's the S90's SPA platform and therefore the fixed distance between the dashboard and the front axle gives the 1 a long nose, typical to a grand tourer. 600PS of power comes from a hybrid setup comprising of Volvo's 2.0 Drive-E petrol motor, which feeds 382PS to the front wheels, and two electrical motors on the rear axle which supply 218PS to the rear wheels. The Polestar 1 can travel up to 150km on pure electric propulsion, which is one of the highest claims we've ever heard of on a petrol-electric hybrid.
The new-gen Mercedes Benz G-Class gets a new design but not substantially different from the previous model. In terms of dimensions, the new Mercedes Benz G-Class has got longer by 53mm and also wider by 122mm. Mercedes Benz states that the interior of the new-gen G-Class has got a complete revision. The instrument cluster in the new G-Class looks similar to that of the new E-Class and the S-Class. The company describes it by stating that the the two 12.3-inch displays blend visually into a widescreen cockpit.
With 800PS / 800Nm, and a low weight of 1,198kg McLaren says the Senna is their most extreme road-legal car yet. The McLaren Senna comes powered by a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and costs a whopping $ 1 million (Rs 6.45 crore approx). The hypercar stands out with its orange paint and blue highlights, a throwback to the McLaren racing livery from the 1960s
There will be an all-new crossover called the UX that will be seen at the Lexus pavillion. Based on the concept that was first showcased in 2016, the Lexus UX will be based on the Toyota's TNGA platform that also underpins the new Prius and also the Avalon. The drivetrain options that will be offered on the UX might include a four-cylinder petrol along with a hybrid or electric.
Land Rover has already released a teaser image of an all-new flagship SUV that is essentially the three-door version of the Range Rover called the Range Rover Coupe SV. Undoubtedly, it will be the most expensive Land Rover SUV. But then only a few can get their hands on it since it will be a limited production SUV.
Kia Motors will be bringing the new-gen Ceed at the Geneva Motor Show. The Kia Ceed is one of the most important models for the automobile manufacturer, especially in the US market. In addition to the Kia Ceed, we believe Kia will also get the new K900 to the motor show.
The Jaguar i-Pace had been in development for a long time and has finally been unveiled in production guise just before its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2018. The design is as striking on the Jaguar i-Pace as the technology it houses. The Jaguar i-Pace was first showcased in 2016, and the production version is very close to the original concept. The i-Pace is an important model for JLR as it marks their foray into electric vehicles. The Jaguar i-Pace comes powered by two electric motors to drive all four wheels, with 400 PS / 696Nm. The motors are draw power from a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery.
Hyundai states that the new-gen Santa Fe will come equipped with industry-first rear occupant alert that monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the car. In addition, the 2019 Santa Fe also comes with rear cross-traffic collision warning that is now equipped with an automated braking function. To avoid the risk of collision when reversing out of narrow areas with limited visibility, the system warns the driver and applies the brakes automatically. Also, on display, will be the all-electric Kona crossover that has a claimed driving range of 482km.
Pista is Italian for race track which means that the Ferrari 488 Pista should be a delight on the tracks. The company states that the development of the 488 Pista is an evolution of its involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship whereas the extensive weight saving solutions, along with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments have been sourced from racing cars. The Ferrari 488 Pista weighs 90 kg less than the 488 GTB. Additionally, it features the most powerful V8 by Ferrari that makes 721PS at 8,000rpm and generates a meaty 770Nm at 3,000 rpm. As claimed by Ferrari, the 488 Pista has a top speed of 340 kmph and can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 2.85s
It is already known that BMW is working on the new-gen Z4 that is believed to be an outcome of the joint agreement with Toyota. The new sportscar, which is reportedly named Z5, will arrive in 2019. The underpinnings of this car will also form the base of Toyota's new-generation car. . Even though all the test mules are heavily camouflaged, it still flaunts the sporty proportions in the design, new headlights similar to the one seen on the new-gen 7-series and a compact rear section. BMW is also expected to bring the X4 SUV coupe at the motor show.
The star of the Bentley pavilion will be the Bentayga. Joining the V8 will be other powertrain options that will be offered in the Bentayga. It is also being said that Bentley might also bring in a hybrid electric version of the Bentayga that will work in tandem with a 3.0-litre V6 and make an impressive 462PS of power.
Audi will be displaying their entire range of vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show. However, the main highlight will be the new A6 sedan that gets a new design and also comes loaded with tech, some of it also shared with its bigger sibling the Audi A8. The new-gen Audi A6 is based on an all-new platform that has made it lighter and also more powerful than the previous iterations. We also expect to see e-Tron versions of regular models to be present at the show.
Aston Martin will be showcasing the new Vantage that will make its global debut at Geneva. In addition to that, we will also get to see the new GTE Vantage race car that will take part in the World Endurance Championship. There are also reports of the new DB11 Volante and the Coupe along with the DBX Crossover to make an appearance at the motor show.
Some of the biggest automotive manufacturers will be showcasing some interesting cars today at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show - either in concept or production form. Here's a preview of what you can expect to see.