It is that time of the year when automotive manufacturers from all over the world flock to the beautiful Swiss city of Geneva to showcase their prowess at the famed Geneva Motor Show. Whether it is pushing speed boundaries or redefining technological developments, Geneva serves as a great platform for carmakers, both old and new. In its 89th edition this year, the 2019 Geneva Motor show will open its gates to the public on 7 and 8 March while media days will be held on 5 and 6 March. Electric vehicles and SUVs are expected to be the overriding theme this year in keeping with the latest trends and legislative norms. So, here's a lowdown of the most important vehicles set to break cover in Switzerland this year!
Lamborghini, the globally loved premium performance car manufacturer, will publicly showcase the Huracan Evo Spyder for the first time at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. What’s more, the company might also unveil a limited edition hypercar prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.
Mercedes-Benz, one of the key players in the premium car market, will showcase special-edition cars at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This includes the SLC Final Edition, the SL Grand Edition and the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition. Additionally, the company will also showcase the new GLC and V-Class alongside the CLA Shooting Brake and the Concept EQV van.
BMW’s flagship car, the 7 Series will be showcased in its latest avatar at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The updated sedan boasts of a 40 per cent larger kidney grille along with sharper exterior styling elements. The company claims that the new model also offers an improved fuel economy and better performance figures over its predecessor. Additionally, the company will also showcase the 3 Series Touring at the upcoming event.
German car manufacturer, Volkswagen, will mark its presence at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 with a number of new concepts and models. One of these will be the much-anticipated ID Buggy which is based on the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. Besides that, Volkswagen is also expected to launch the premium performance SUV, the T Roc R.
The Bugatti stand is all set to steal the limelight this year with the Chiron Sport ’110 ans Bugatti’. The special edition model commemorates the company’s 110th anniversary and pays tribute to France, its country of origin. The special edition model is limited to 20 units and uses the colour scheme of the French flag, namely blue, white and red. The Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic which has been featured occasionally in the news of late, is also likely to be showcased at the upcoming event.
In 2018, the Indian car manufacturer, Tata Motors, completed 20 years at the Geneva Motor Show. This year, the company will be showcasing a new generation of passenger vehicles at this global platform. It will bring in a range of new concepts, one of which could be the E-Vision. The 45X, now called the Altroz, will also be showcased at the upcoming event.
Honda will showcase the production-ready Urban EV at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. This model is expected to get two additional doors and one seat more than the concept version.
German luxury car manufacturer Audi has revealed its plans to shortly introduce plug-in-hybrid versions of the A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and the Q5. The cars will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 and will offer an electric range of more than 40kms in the WLTP cycle. Depending on the model series, customers can choose between the comfort variant and performance variant with a sporty design. The plug-in-hybrid models will be available for order across Europe in the months to come.
The poster car for car enthusiasts, Toyota Supra, will be showcased in its updated form at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The company will also showcase a new range of future concepts for the global market at the event.