From Toyota to Mercedes, car giants descend at Geneva International Motor Show

  • This is the first time that the Geneva International Motor Show is taking place outside of Switzerland.
Geneva International Motor Show
The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place in Doha and it is for the time in its 108-year history that it is being hosted outside of Switzerland. There is a massive buzz as a long list of global brands have descended in the desert city to showcase the best models and technology each has on offer. Take a look…
Attendees inspect a McLaren 750S supercar on the opening day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Doha. The 750s is the most powerful and lightest series production McLaren supercar ever.
A Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX ultra long-range electric vehicle concept is also on display the Geneva International Motor Show. This here is a concept that boasts of a mammoth 621-km range while also offering around 200 hp.
Whoever said that only Germans can boast of making powerful cars has not checked out the Entop Mada 9 supercar from Afghanistan. On display at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Entop Mada 9 has been designed by a team of 30 Afghan engineers. Although the specs have not been revealed, it is quite a sight to behold.
The Silk-FAW S9 hybrid hypercar has been getting a lot of eyeballs as well. This here is a product from the joint benture between China-based FAW Group and Italy-based FAW. The hypercar itself claims to go from 0 to 100 kmph in under two seconds and claims to offer around 1,400 hp.
The Audi SQ8 SUV made its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. The SQ8 boasts of the same 500bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 found in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
A Porsche Mission X concept electric hypercar is also seen at the Geneva International Motor Show. Presented for the first time to the world in June of this year, the Porsche Mission X will eventually become a successor to the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Kia has also showcased its EV9 flagship electric SUV at the Geneva International Motor Show.
An Audi F1 car on display at the event.
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A Porsche Mission X concept electric hypercar is seen here on the opening day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Qatar. (Bloomberg)
The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place in Doha and it is for the time in its 108-year history that it is being hosted outside of Switzerland. There is a massive buzz as a long list of global brands have descended in the desert city to showcase the best models and technology each has on offer. Take a look…
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The Geneva International Motor Show is taking place in Doha and it is for the time in its 108-year history that it is being hosted outside of Switzerland. There is a massive buzz as a long list of global brands have descended in the desert city to showcase the best models and technology each has on offer. Take a look… (Bloomberg)
Attendees inspect a McLaren 750S supercar on the opening day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Doha. The 750s is the most powerful and lightest series production McLaren supercar ever.
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Attendees inspect a McLaren 750S supercar on the opening day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Doha. The 750s is the most powerful and lightest series production McLaren supercar ever. (Bloomberg)
A Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX ultra long-range electric vehicle concept is also on display the Geneva International Motor Show. This here is a concept that boasts of a mammoth 621-km range while also offering around 200 hp.
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A Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX ultra long-range electric vehicle concept is also on display the Geneva International Motor Show. This here is a concept that boasts of a mammoth 621-km range while also offering around 200 hp. (Bloomberg)
Whoever said that only Germans can boast of making powerful cars has not checked out the Entop Mada 9 supercar from Afghanistan. On display at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Entop Mada 9 has been designed by a team of 30 Afghan engineers. Although the specs have not been revealed, it is quite a sight to behold.
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Whoever said that only Germans can boast of making powerful cars has not checked out the Entop Mada 9 supercar from Afghanistan. On display at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Entop Mada 9 has been designed by a team of 30 Afghan engineers. Although the specs have not been revealed, it is quite a sight to behold. (Bloomberg)
The Silk-FAW S9 hybrid hypercar has been getting a lot of eyeballs as well. This here is a product from the joint benture between China-based FAW Group and Italy-based FAW. The hypercar itself claims to go from 0 to 100 kmph in under two seconds and claims to offer around 1,400 hp.
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The Silk-FAW S9 hybrid hypercar has been getting a lot of eyeballs as well. This here is a product from the joint benture between China-based FAW Group and Italy-based FAW. The hypercar itself claims to go from 0 to 100 kmph in under two seconds and claims to offer around 1,400 hp. (Bloomberg)
The Audi SQ8 SUV made its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. The SQ8 boasts of the same 500bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 found in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
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The Audi SQ8 SUV made its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show. The SQ8 boasts of the same 500bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 found in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. (Bloomberg)
A Porsche Mission X concept electric hypercar is also seen at the Geneva International Motor Show. Presented for the first time to the world in June of this year, the Porsche Mission X will eventually become a successor to the Porsche 918 Spyder.
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A Porsche Mission X concept electric hypercar is also seen at the Geneva International Motor Show. Presented for the first time to the world in June of this year, the Porsche Mission X will eventually become a successor to the Porsche 918 Spyder. (Bloomberg)
Kia has also showcased its EV9 flagship electric SUV at the Geneva International Motor Show.
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Kia has also showcased its EV9 flagship electric SUV at the Geneva International Motor Show. (Bloomberg)
An Audi F1 car on display at the event.
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An Audi F1 car on display at the event. (Bloomberg)

The return of the Geneva International Motor Show has been highlighted by the showcase of several top-end models from both mass-market as well as luxury car makers. One of a few premiere global automotive exhibitions, the Geneva International Motor Show is taking place in Qatar's capital city of Doha this year and is taking place after a gap of three years because Covid-related factors had led to previous cancellations.

This is the first time that the Geneva International Motor Show is taking place outside of Switzerland but despite the searing heat of Doha, the enthusiasm among locals has been significant. In 2021, Qatar signed a 10-year deal with organisers of Geneva International Motor Show that will allow the country to host the event once every two years. And because Qatar is emerging as one of the major markets for carmakers in the Middle East, it could be a great way for brands to showcase models and technologies.

Lazareth
A Lazareth Moto Volante LMV 496 flying motorcycle is seen here at the Geneva International Motor Show in Doha, Qatar. (Bloomberg)
Lazareth
A Lazareth Moto Volante LMV 496 flying motorcycle is seen here at the Geneva International Motor Show in Doha, Qatar. (Bloomberg)

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There are a number of participants in the ongoing Geneva International Motor Show and the list includes Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Bugatti, and a number of Chinese and American players as well. The best that each of these brands have on offer are on display. A special model under the spotlight is the Porsche Mission X concept electric vehicle or EV that which is envisioned as the fastest road-legal vehicle in the world. Then there is a flying motorcyle called Lazareth LM 497 V2 that is also grabbing quite a lot of eyeballs here. Audi SQ8 has made its world premiere at the event while Lamborghini has put its Revuelto plug-in hybrid supercar on display as well.

But while cars and bikes are the stars at the Geneva International Motor Show, the event has already seen many celebrities mark their attendance. The likes of football superstars David Beckham and Ronaldinho have already been here while many others are expected in the days to come.

First Published Date: 09 Oct 2023, 09:45 AM IST
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