Geneva International Auto Show
“We can always count on the Geneva Motor Show to whet our automotive appetites, and this year’s buffet gave us plenty to feast on.”
Bugatti stole the show with the Chiron, their 1,500 horsepower Veyron successor with a top speed of 261 miles per hour, and a 2.6 million dollar price tag.
Aston Martin debuted the DB11, a twin-turbo V12 powered coupe bringing the brand fully back into the modern era.
Mercedes showed off big plans for the C-Class: adding the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, and the Mercedes-AMG C43 to the line-up. The Germans grabbed more headlines with the Audi Q2, a front-driving small crossover aimed at the BMW X1, and Lexus NX.
Porsche arrived with the 718 Boxster: the next-gen, re-named turbo 4 future of their popular entry-level convertible…
…and this 911 R, featuring the 500 horsepower GT3 RS engine and a manual transmission.
Maserati confirmed everyone’s suspicions with the debut of the Levante, their first ever SUV.
Toyota showed off the production C-HR. This small, 5-door crossover --once to be a Scion in the US—will now wear a global Toyota badge.
Hyundai unveiled the Ioniq- a family of Prius-fighters; hybrid, plug–in, or full EV.
Lexus showed a hybrid, but still a high performance version of their new super coupe, the LC500h.
The already announced British-built Honda Civic 5-door hatchback made its debut, albeit still in concept form.
The original Opel GT sports car was introduced in 1968. This concept gives us hope a new German-designed GT will make it to the U.S. in time for its 50th birthday.
“That’s it from Geneva, Switzerland and for this week’s MotorNews.”