Today, Tuesday 6th March is the press opening of the extremely popular Geneva International Motor Show at the ginormous Palexpo Arena. From what we know so far, it’s going to be one of the best years for new car launches, including the Ferrari Pista and the Jaguar i-Pace. It is the 88th Geneva show and it is open to the public from 8th-18th March. With so many ‘8s’ involved, the Chinese would predict it’s going to be a show that is lucky for some.
The Palexpo Arena is within walking distance of Geneva’s international airport, making access easy for visitors who plan on making a flying visit for the day. It is certainly a feasible day trip from most places within Europe. It is also an ideal stop-off destination on the way to a ski holiday.
Many will be waiting to see the clutch of models from Aston Martin. These include the entry-level Aston Martin Vantage, the WEC Vantage GTE, a new GT racer and the DB11 and Volante coupes, seen together for the first time. You can see these at Aston Martin’s new stand in Hall 2.
Audi will be displaying its new Audi A6, which we wrote about last week and although it isn’t exhibiting its all-electric SUV, the E-Tron, visitors will be able to see it being road-tested near the exhibition halls.
The Bentley Bentayga V8, a downsized version of the original is also expected to draw a crowd, and BMW will have the X4 and the M8 making its world debut.
Seat is launching its sports bran, Cupra, with the Cupra Ateca, Cupra Ibiza and its e-racer touring car, which the brand predicts is the future of this sector. The latest model from Formula E is also on show and in terms of new high tech, Giugiaro’s electric saloon uses elements of the ‘Internet of Things’ technology, which should prove interesting.
There is also the P15 Senna by McLaren and Mercedes Benz is presenting five new models, including the AMG GT Coupe.
This is just a small selection of what is on offer and there is bound to be a significant number of concept cars on display, and they are always one of the big attractions at any motor show. To get more details about Geneva International Motor Show go to the GIMS website.
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