The Palexpo in Geneva once again opens its doors to automakers, software specialists and transport pioneers from around the world who will each showcase their latest and greatest innovations, from hybrid supercars and EVs to new user-experiences and mobility services.
As usual, this year’s International Motor Show isn’t to be missed. Ahead of next week, take a look at what’s on offer, from SEAT’s tiny mobility platform to Pininfarina’s monstrous electric hypercar with over 1900bhp.
Automakers Bringing The Thunder
Each motor show, more and more automakers get involved with electric variants, and this year is no different. Peugeot is continuing its electric offensive with its e-208 Hatchback and will be unveiling a new model through its ‘e-Motion’ brand signature.
Locking horns with rivals such as Peugeot, Subaru and Honda, Kia has teased its all-electric concept, shaped at the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt. If this first shot is anything to go by, it’s going to be a bit hit in the Swiss city.
Following the overwhelming success of the Urban EV Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda will debut a near-production concept of its first fully-electric car at the Geneva Motor Show.
Audi is bringing its never-before-seen Q4 e-tron compact SUV to the Geneva Motor Show. Take a look at the first official sketches ahead of its reveal. The Q4 e-tron will be presented as a volume-production vehicle in late 2020/early 2021.
Named the Engelberg Tourer, Mitsubishi has released a teaser shot of its new SUV concept ahead of the motor show, bringing “more SUV, more EV, more technology and more style.”
British automaker Aston Martin will debut the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept in Geneva, alongside a “son of Valkyrie” hypercar which has generated a lot of hype around the continent. However, Aston Martin has so far kept its cards close to its chest.
Although Volvo is avoiding Geneva this year, its Polestar sibling will be looking to take the limelight with the all-electric Polestar 2. Following the successful hybrid Polestar 1, the Swedish brand is aiming its sights at Tesla with its full-electric followup.
Following its debut at the Mobile World Congress, SEAT will show off its Minimo concept in Geneva next week. This is the automaker’s latest vision of urban mobility, creating a 100% electric two-seater vehicle for the carsharing market.
Next up is Citroën, which will debut the Ami One Concept, a disruptive all-electric vehicle that places digital technology at the heart of a new experience of urban mobility… even if you don’t have a driving licence.
Perhaps the biggest surprise (so far) has been Volkswagen’s decision to electrify the iconic dune buggy of the 1960s and 70s, as the German automaker focuses on light-hearted and fun mobility for the mass market.
New Boys On The Block
Although dating back to 1930, Italian design house Pininfarina will be debuting its first-ever vehicle, the Battista: a 1900bhp electric hypercar named after the company’s founder, which will no doubt be a highlight of the motor show this year.
Piech – sound familiar? That’s because it is. Ferdinand Porsche’s great-grandson is bringing the Swiss start-up’s first all-electric sports car to Geneva, the Mark Zero. Reports say that the EV is capable of 310 miles on electric power and weighs less than 1,800kg.
Arcfox, a Chinese electric supercar manufacturer owned by BAIC and backed by Daimler, will mark its Geneva debut with a new SUV concept and an updated version of its Arcfox-7 supercar.
These are just a few interesting products on display at the Geneva Motor Show, with plenty more to feast your eyes on over the two main press days.
Join Auto Futures next week as we wade through the Palexpo exhibition hall in search of groundbreaking products and speak to industry experts and influencers who are paving the way for future transportation.
We’ll see you there!