Being present at motor shows is an expensive business and these days more and more carmakers are investing into other formats to reveal their new vehicles and ditching traditional events. Things were no different in Switzerland for the 89th Geneva International Motor Show but even without the likes of Ford, Volvo or even Jaguar, the Palexpo convention center was awash with brand new models and wild concepts. Here is the metal that mattered from supercars, SUVs and EVs that made their debuts at the show last week...
Honda e Prototype
Electric hatch will charge up to 80 per cent range in 30 minutes. Single electric motor will drive the rear wheels. Looks fabulous!
With refined styling (we love the F40-like makeover!), improved aerodynamics and a boosted twin-turbocharged V8 making 710 horsepower, the F8 also features the latest version of Side Slip Control, and a better interior and infotainment system.
Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept
Wrapped in an aluminium body with a twin-turbo V6 that will be built in-house! Ready by 2022.
Audi Q4 e-tron
Ingolstadt’s slick-looking all-electric crossover (yep, Audi has yet another CUV!) should be on sale by late 2020.
Imagine By Kia
This is the latest EV from the Koreans (sister brand Hyundai was a no-show...) and we love its brawny, muscle-car look.
Alfa Romeo Tonale
Beautiful looker with classic design touches such as the ‘phone dial’ wheels from the 33 Stradale of the Sixties.
Will replace the Agera RS and be powered by a new 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 mated to a nine-speed auto, and make 1,280 horses!
Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
Promises to perform just as well as the coupe — but seriously ruin your hairstyle in the process!
All-electric drivetrain and styling reminiscent of the Meyers Manx dune buggy of the Sixties. Cool!
Looks like a taller version of the 3 hatch but with extra cladding over the wheelarches. Will slot between the CX-3 and CX-5. We expect this new compact SUV will handle pretty well and it’ll use a range of Skyactiv engines offering solid performance.