With considered one of 2019's greatest motor reveals quick approaching, we check out what to anticipate
The Geneva motor present is without doubt one of the greatest automotive exhibitions on the calendar, historically enjoying host to notably high-profile unveilings from the world’s greatest automotive makers.
The 2019 version is already shaping as much as be a hotbed of exercise, with various eagerly anticipated reveals anticipated from Audi, BMW, Polestar and Renault to call however just a few. Right here’s a listing of the necessary fashions we’ll be taught extra about when the present will get underway on 7 March.
Audi electrical SUV idea
The growth of Audi’s E-tron vary of electrical autos continues, with the model anticipated to disclose an electrical compact SUV idea that may match between the Q2 and Q3.
Based mostly upon the Volkswagen Group’s MEB EV platform, the as-yet-unnamed SUV is more likely to turn out to be Aud's biggest-selling electrical automotive when it arrives in 2021, because of a aggressive pricing technique. The brand new mannequin will take design inspiration from the E-tron GT idea and be considered one of 12 electrical autos launched by Audi earlier than 2025.
Audi electrical compact SUV to reach in 2020
BMW three Sequence Touring
With the revealing of the G21-generation three Sequence on the 2018 Paris motor present, BMW pledged "renewed driver focus" for the segment-leading saloon, and that may even be the case with the Touring property variant that is heading to Geneva.
With new styling mimicking that of the bigger 5 Sequence, a much bigger boot and a variety of diesel and petrol engines, the brand new Touring is tipped to offer some fierce competitors for Mercedes’ C-Class property and the Audi A4 Avant.
2019 BMW three Sequence Touring may convey first M3 property
BMW 7 Sequence facelift
Photos leaked on-line forward of a public debut at Geneva reveal that the facelifted BMW 7 Sequence has been introduced into line with the model's new flagship SUV, the X7.
In addition to a lot bigger variations of Munich’s trademark kidney grilles, the up to date 7 Sequence options sharper exterior styling, a brand new entrance bumper and slimmer tail lamps. Extra important are adjustments to the mannequin’s vary of hybrid and traditional powertrains, with improved financial system and efficiency outputs anticipated at each degree, from a four-cylinder diesel unit to the petrol V12 within the M760Li xDrive.
New 2019 BMW 7 Sequence pictures exhibiting X7 affect leak
Citroën centenary idea
Geneva 2019 would be the venue for the revealing of the primary of two ideas that Citroën has created as a part of its centenary celebrations.
The French automotive maker is remaining tight-lipped however has mentioned that the idea hints at its imaginative and prescient for the way forward for city mobility. A teaser picture launched final yr reveals a brightly colored pull strap, maybe rather than a standard door deal with, which might counsel the idea will take the type of a utilitarian metropolis automotive in the identical vein as 2016’s e-Mehari EV.
New 2020 Citroën C4 Cactus to function electrical powertrain
Honda City EV
The Honda City EV is one thing of a rarity in that prototype manufacturing fashions noticed in testing bear a exceptional resemblance to the idea mannequin revealed in 2017.
That’s as a result of the design of the small electrical automotive was so nicely obtained at that yr’s Frankfurt motor present that Honda noticed little cause to alter it. The ultimate product will sport two extra doorways and yet another seat than that idea however will retain its low, large proportions, brief wheelbase and pleasant visage.
Honda City EV readies for manufacturing in first spy photographs
The electrical Pininfarina Battista is but to be unveiled in full, however it's already being referred to by its creator as “probably the most highly effective Italian efficiency automotive ever” - a title it fairly rightly deserves if its claimed efficiency figures are to be believed.
With 1900bhp from a drivetrain that makes use of know-how developed by Croatian producer Rimac, the Battista is anticipated to prime out at greater than 250mph and get from Zero-62mph in lower than 2.0sec. However the hand-built machine doesn’t simply impress within the pace division, with a claimed vary of a minimum of 280 miles inserting it in rivalry for the place of most environmentally environment friendly hypercar.
Pininfarina names 1900bhp electrical hypercar ‘Battista’
The Polestar 2, the second electrical mannequin from Volvo’s newly hived off efficiency model, is about to supply almost 400bhp and have a variety of roughly 300 miles.
In dialog with Autocar on the 2018 Goodwood Competition of Velocity, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman hinted on the four-door coupé’s design, arguing that as EVs turn out to be extra mainstream, their styling needn't be so “quirky or futuristic”. Count on the two’s relationship to Volvo’s 2017 40.1 idea to be self-evident.
Polestar 2 previewed in first official picture forward of imminent reveal
Renault design boss Laurens van den Acker is assured concerning the fifth-generation Clio’s success, calling it “the most effective Clio we’ve ever performed.”
In an effort to tempt patrons away from Ford and Volkswagen's rival superminis, in addition to compact SUVs such because the Seat Arona, the brand new Clio will sport a Tesla-style infotainment display, extra mature styling and autonomous driver help capabilities. No electrical model has been confirmed, however a plug-in hybrid is about to hit the street in 2020.
Renault readies subsequent Clio for early 2019 launch
Seat Leon idea
The forebearer for a brand new period of design at Seat, the brand new Leon shall be previewed in idea type at Geneva.
The upcoming Ford Focus rival has already been noticed testing in near-production type, however the Geneva idea is anticipated to spotlight the Spanish model’s plans for design evolution. “Utilizing exhausting traces to precise precision is one thing we've been doing for the reason that Leon was launched in 2012, but we must be extra completely different to our colleagues within the Volkswagen Group,” design boss Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos mentioned final yr.
Seat plans design revolution beginning with new Leon
Skoda Imaginative and prescient X
First proven ultimately yr’s Geneva present because the Imaginative and prescient X idea, Skoda’s upcoming small SUV shall be based mostly on the identical MQB platform because the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Roc.
The brand new mannequin, probably known as the Anuq, will sit beneath the Karoq and Kodiaq in Skoda’s SUV line-up, however it's unlikely to supply the Imaginative and prescient X idea’s compressed pure fuel (CNG) hybrid electrical powertrain within the UK.
Skoda Imaginative and prescient X idea previews 2019 crossover
Korean automotive maker Ssangyong will unveil a brand new Korando SUV impressed by the e-SIV idea proven ultimately yr’s Geneva present.
Initially powered by a variety of petrol and diesel engines, the cut-price Nissan Qashqai rival will later obtain Ssangyong’s first electrical powertrain. The agency can be reported to be exploring diesel-electric know-how, versus extra standard petrol-fuelled methods, as a foundation for a hybridised variant.
2019 Ssangyong Korando to guide model's electrification plans
Volkswagen ID Seashore Buggy
After 80 years of manufacturing, Volkswagen’s – and certainly the world’s – longest-produced automotive, the Beetle, was axed in 2018.
As one icon dies, nonetheless, one other emerges as a substitute, and Volkswagen is about to unveil an electrified Seashore Buggy idea impressed by the Meyers Manx of the 1960s. The place Bruce Meyer’s coastal cruiser used the Beetle’s floorpan, suspension and air-cooled engine, nonetheless, its descendant is about for inclusion in Volkswagen’s upcoming vary of ID electrical autos.
Previewed on Volkswagen's 2018 Christmas card, the ID Buggy seems to emulate the fundamental silhouette of the unique, in a lot the identical method as Volkswagen’s ID Buzz Cargo van takes heavy inspiration from the basic Sort 2.
Volkswagen ID seashore buggy previewed in Christmas card
Extra from the Geneva motor present
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