Top cars and supercars expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show
The 90th edition of the Geneva motor show, to be held between 5 and 15 March 2020, promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Electric vehicles are set to be the focus of this year’s edition. For the first time, the auto show will offer a 456 m indoor circuit alternating sweeping turns, bends and long straights to allow visitors test drive different types of vehicles first hand.
Here is a complete list of cars, supercars and hypercars expected to be unveiled and showcased during the 10-day event.
Few convertibles can retract their roof in 7 seconds; the Aston Martin Vantage Roadster is among their number. Its soft top folds down electrically at lightning speed, even when the car is travelling at up to 50 kmph. The simple, compact system also has the advantage of preserving the curvaceous lines of the Vantage and indeed makes it even more desirable than before. Only the boot comes off worse, losing 150 litres by reducing carrying capacity from 350 to 200 litres.
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Audi chose to unveil first images of the new A3 which will make its worldwide debut next month. Equipped with a new 4-speed quattro AWD, the new A3 Sportback will have improved stability, traction and driving aesthetics. The clutch of the new Quattro AWD 4-wheel drive system is installed near the drive shaft and in front of the rear gear. Resulting in better weight distribution the electronic torque distribution control system has also been customized to suit the new A3 model.
The Korean company will unveil the 3rd generation of its city car at the GIMS 2020. After the i10 in 2019 and the i30 expected in the coming months, it’s the i20’s turn for a transformation. The new Hyundai i20 will make its world premiere on March 3, 2020.
Hyundai Motor has given a first glimpse of the new i30 ahead of its public world premiere at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The new i30 will be revealed at the at the coveted motor show.
The 4th generation of the Korean SUV is to be presented in Geneva. Based on a completely new platform, Kia is promising increased practicality as well as comfort comparable to that found in vehicles of the segment above. The new powertrain comprises a 1.6-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine, 44.2 kW electric motor and 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.
2020 SEAT LEON PREMIUM HATCHBACK
Seat Leon is the Spanish carmaker’s bestseller. In the image of its close cousin the Volkswagen Golf, with which it shares the MQB platform of the Volkswagen Group, the Leon occupies a key position within the Seat range.
2020 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS
As key model of the Mercedes-Benz range, the E-Class is the top-selling model throughout the entire history of the make. No fewer that 14 million cars have been sold since 1946, across 9 generations of models. The company will launch the 10th Generation E-Class at the auto show.
Toyota has converted the small car Yaris into a racing car for the road. All-wheel drive, 250 hp and new technology highlights the hatchback’s motorsport character. The design of the new GR Yaris resembles a sports car at first glance. The large air intakes, wide sills, a lowered roof line, frameless doors and carbon fiber attachments enhances that very character in the car. Many of the features will also be found on Toyota’s new racing car for the World Rally Championship.
BMW X1, X2 ELECTRIC
BMW continues with the electrification of its range. The Bavarian carmaker’s range will be enhanced by two new rechargeable hybrid models. The Series 2 Active Tourer, 3, 5, 7, X3 and X5 will be joined by the X1 and X2 xDrive 25e.
Volkswagen is ready to present the eighth generation of this popular premium hatchback at the Geneva International Motor Show from 5 to 15 March. The company claims the new GTI is a pure, intelligent and superior high-tech sports car for the digital age.
2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R
The Civic family, at Honda, was until now the specialist of the huge gap. A massive avenue separated the conventional versions (packed with great features) and the turbulent Type R. There was plenty of scope to offer an intermediate version. The Civic Sport Line will be available in two levels of finish: the low-end “Comfort" and the high-end “Executive". The distinction is drawn mainly in terms of style.
Skoda is stoking anticipation of the all-new Skoda Octavia RS iV. The Czech manufacturer has released three official exterior design sketches showing the sporty range-topper for the fourth Octavia generation, which will have its world premiere on 3 March at the Geneva Motor Show.
California-based automobile startup company Czinger is all ready to unveil its first car at the Geneva Motor Show next month. And it looks like a fighter jet from the front. The hypercar comes with a hybrid powertrain and will have tandem seating for two, creating a fighter-jet-like cockpit ambience.
2020 PORSCHE 911
Porsche will unveil the first special edition of the new 911 (992): the Belgian Legend Edition. The Belgian Legend Edition is strictly limited to just 75 units, one for each year since Ickx’s birth, and will only be available in Belgium.
Counted as one of the fastest production hypercars in the world, Bugatti machines have often thrown a challenge to elements and come out quite unscathed. Now, the French manufacturer is reportedly planning to take a step back and will likely showcase 'Chiron R' at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. It is not the fastest Chiron but with a max speed of 420 kmph, it is still quite the stunning slugger.