More Geneva Gems
Press days at the Geneva International Motor Show are turning out to be quite a long list of must see vehicles. The utility market is getting a little bigger with the Mazda CX-30. The compact crossover is the second model in a new generation of Mazda vehicles. It will fit in the line-up between the CX-3 and CX-5.
Italdesign always offers something special, and this year was no exception. The Italdesign DaVinci concept brings electric driving dynamics to the elegant Grand Touring tradition.
Designers at Pininfarina are also setting their sights on Grand Touring. They presented the Pininfarina Battista. This pure electric luxury hyper car unleashes 1,900 hp for a 0-to-62 thrill ride in less than two seconds. The Pininfarina Battista arrives in 2020, but only 150 will be made.
Toyota sent hearts racing with the GR Supra GT4 Concept. The idea is to see how the Supra sports car could be developed for international GT4 racing.
The sporty theme continued with the Toyota Corolla GR Sport. It takes the new Corolla to a sportier level with hybrid powertrains TOYOTA GAZOO Racing influences.
The Corolla TREK is aimed at active lifestyles and outdoor pursuits with about ¾ of an inch more ground clearance.
Luxury counterpart Lexus brought the LC Convertible Concept and the RC F Track Edition to Geneva for their European debuts.
Chinese electric brand ARCFOX unveiled three new models in Geneva. They showed the ARCFOX-GT Track edition, ARCFOX-GT Street edition, and the ARCFOX ECF Concept SUV.
Shanghai-based AIWAYS presented the U5. They say the electric SUV is production-ready for the European market.