The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most prestigious auto shows across the world and it brings out the best of the best for carmakers across the world. While the flavour of the season is sportscars and electric cars, the charm of the good old sedan will always be evergreen. So, here are the top five sedans that ruled the roost in Switzerland.
The Mercedes-Maybach S650 is the most luxurious car built under the revered Maybach brand. Also displayed at the Auto Expo in Delhi, India last month, the Maybach S650 is powered by the massive 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V12 engine that sends power to the rear wheels. Being the most expensive Maybach, the S650 gets hand-woven premium leather interiors, armrest refrigerator, massaging seats and everything else.
Kia, the Korean car maker that has recently grown in stature in the global market, has unveiled the updated version of their popular sedan, the Optima. With subtle changes to the grille and overall styling, the looks of the Optima have been refreshed and it also gets a new set of petrol and diesel engines that provide better emissions and efficiency.
Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG
Mercedes-Benz has revised the middle-weight performance variant of its premium sedan, the C43 AMG. Along with shinier bits added to the fascia and a brawnier front bumper, the new C43 also gets more power. The 3.0-litre V6 now develops 23bhp more with the power output now rated at 385bhp. It also gets a larger diffuser in the back and you have an option of going for a TFT digital screen for the instrument cluster instead of the analog unit.
The otherwise understated Peugeot 508 sedan had undergone a makeover and was Peugeot’s highlight at Geneva. To be their flagship sedan as of now, the 508 gets a suave design which almost makes it look like a concept car. Ushering Peugeot into the new era, the new-gen 508 gets on par with the competition in terms of features and powertrains as well.
2019 Audi A6
Audi’s executive sedan, the A6, has been long due for an upgrade and the German car maker showcased the next-generation of the sedan in Geneva. To be launched in 2019, the new A6 continues with the family styling but gets more room, more tech and of course retuned powertrains. We can expect this A6 to arrive in India soon after its global launch as it is one of the popular Audi cars here.