Each year, Geneva Motor Show introduces us to radical new concept cars – some of which evolve to become production cars and some of which give us a glimpse into the manufacturer’s vision of the future. Since the Geneva stage is the most coveted platform of the automotive world, manufacturers arrived with their best exposition to give us a glimpse of what they have in store in the impending future. So take a look at a few interesting concepts from Geneva 2019 that caught our attention the most:
Aston Martin Vanquish Vision
We knew the Vanquish moniker will be adopted for a mid-engine hypercar, but we didn’t know Aston Martin will make it drool worthy to such an extent. The Vanquish Vision Concept seems like a better version of the futuristic yet weird Valkyrie, and now we can’t wait to see how the production version will look like when it arrives in a few years’ time.
Audi e-tron Sportback Concept
Audi already announced their first all-electric product – the e-tron crossover – last year. So now, at the Geneva stage, we got to see the “e-tron Sportback” concept, which is basically the coupe-crossover version of the e-tron. It will be the second electric product from Four Rings but with a little more panache than the standard e-tron.
Formerly the performance arm of Seat, the newly founded Cupra brand arrived at Geneva with the Formentor Concept. The pumped-up crossover concept is basically a Seat Terraco on steroids but it does look promising. The Formentor is aggressive at all the right places and it should turn up as a new contender in the souped-up crossover segment soon.
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the legendary inventor and painter Leonardo DaVinci, Italdesign made a handsome looking car called the DaVinci. And what’s more, the electric concept car from the Geneva stage could be in full production form without considerable change, emphasised the Italian coachbuilder.
Mitsubishi Engelberg Concept
This hunky concept from the Mitsubishi stand looks like an Outlander from the future. The Engelberg Concept is named after a Swiss ski resort and is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 700km driving range. What remains to be seen is when the Engelberg hits a production line, because it simply looks too good to remain a concept.
Being under the Volkswagen Group umbrella has its benefits. This is apparent with the El-Born Concept, which is basically the VW ID hatch in Seat clothing. But it does look so much better than its German sibling. Based on the same MEB platform, the El-Born based electric hatch from Seat is set to hit the market in 2020.
Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept
Could the Viziv Adrenaline Concept spawn the next generation Forester? Well, given its Impreza-like styling combined with a go-anywhere body style (particularly the extra cladding on front wheel arches), the Viziv Adrenaline – just like all the Viziv concepts before it – is surely aiming for something important.
Skoda Vision iV
The newest Vision Concept from Skoda, the Vision iV offers a look ahead at the Czech automaker’s electric future. The iV SUV is the first vehicle to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. The four‑door crossover blends sporty, couple-like lines with all-wheel drive and two electric motors outputting 306bhp.
Goodyear Aero Tiltrotor Tyre
This is not a concept car, but a concept nonetheless. The Goodyear Aero Tiltrotor is a normal tyre under normal condition. But the structure of the tyre is made of “propellers”. Yes, there are bladed inside the tyres and when they are tilted 90 degrees (something like the DMC DeLorean from Back to Future movies), they provide the necessary lift to make the car airborne. How cool is that?
And finally, we have our very own Tata H2X. The H2X Concept previews an Altroz-based micro-SUV which will be slotted below the Nexon when it arrives next year. The H2X Concept is futuristic and sports unique design elements which set it apart from the new crop of Tatas.