This motor show is one of the biggest of its kind and is a global event that many car enthusiasts will put in their calendar. The event is full to the brim with new cars, concepts and technologies and lasts for a fortnight every March. The event is held at the Geneva Palexpo and car makes like Volkswagen, BMW, Renault, Citroen, Skoda, Audi, Peugeot and more are there. The show also debuts many cars and this year the main attractions were the Lamborghini Huracan the new Audi TT and the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. In this blog GoMotorTrade shows you some of the best cars at the show…
The new Audi TT has a very similar look to the old style but has made several small changes that mean the car looks refreshed. The manufacturers didn’t want to change the car too much seeing as it was already, such a popular car. Most of the dramatic changes have been made to the interior of the car. The car has a Virtual Cockpit including a touch sensitive panel and a display that you can change between a ‘classic’ setting to a ‘infotainment’ setting. This Virtual Cockpit has fantastic graphics and 3D, detailed maps effects.
The Maserati Alfieri was also at the show with its distinguished grille, low nose and curved haunches which are all a well-known trademark of the Maserati. The car has a 4.7 litre V8 engine and sounds beautiful. The car has a futuristic design and a slick, pleasing to the eye overall appearance. Maserati’s boss Harald Wester said: “This car has a foot pedal that is hungry to be floored.”
Another car featured at the Geneva Motor Show is the stunning Mercedes S-Class Coupe. This S-class was released at the beginning of the year but still didn’t stop this Mercedes from being star of the show. With its slick LED headlights and Swarovski Crystals you couldn’t really ask for much more. You can choose from two different engine types, one being a 4.7 litre V8 in the S500 or a 5.5 litre V8 in the S63 AMG. These engines are both bi-turbo and they assist the car to accelerate from 0-32mph in under 5 seconds. The price of this car starts at around £100, 000.
For a more practical car, here is the Abarth 695 Biposto. This is one of the sportiest looking hot hatches ever built. The car is covered with carbon fibre and technology to make it almost a race car! The engine of this little car produces 187bhp and 250Nm of torque which means it completes a 0-62mph sprint in less than 6 seconds. One of the main features of the car is the exposed dog-tooth gearbox. The car has a 1.4 T-Jet engine, power of 190 HP and weighs 997Kg.
Lastly is the Citroen Cactus which cost to run is very cheap. The Cactus is a very different car that doesn’t look like the standard drive around car. The compact yet spacious car has a boot capacity of 358 litres and boasts a wide range of technologies. Seeing as the car is so compact and small it means the car has a fantastic fuel economy with up to 91.1 mpg efficient and co-friendly. The emissions of this car are as low as 82g/km of CO2.
These cars were a small collection of some of the most amazing cars shown at the Geneva Motor Show. The show booms every year so if you ever get the chance and are a car fanatic then you should take the opportunity to go.