With less than a week till this years Geneva Motor Show we are all getting excited at what new cars we are going to be treated to. Manufacturers such as Ford, Honda and Toyota have given us teasers of their new cars that we expected to see. The Geneva Motor Show is arguably the most important event in the motoring calendar. A great opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their latest models and future design directions. So what are we to expect from this years show?
Right of the bat Renault have introduced us to possible the most gorgeous car of 2017, the Alpine A110. A true homage to the A110 of the 1960’s the new concept is a fantastically designed work of art with the performance to match. With it’s 1.6 litre turbocharged engine and lightweight design the Alpine A110 is able to achieve 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds putting it up against Porsche’s Cayman.
The Range Rover Velar is expected to be a huge hit at the show. The new Velar is Range Rover’s attempt to fill what it feels is a gap in the market between the popular Evoque and the Sport. Range Rover have left their cards close to their chest releasing very little information other than a few pictures.
One car that we are excited to see at the show is the new Honda Civic Type R. Unfortunately the Type R has had some stiff competition on the front wheel drive sports car market with the likes of the Focus RS taking a huge percentage of the sector, however the new Civic Type R with its improved power figures looks like a car that is able to draw the crowd. With it’s 2.0litre 345bhp turbocharged VTEC engine the new Civic Type R has the performance figures to give the Focus RS a run for its money.
The Geneva Motor Show would be nothing without its regular showing of some Italian supercars and this year is no different. Ferrari have announced their replacement to the F12 Berlinetta will be at the show, the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Indeed the Ferrari Superfast lives up to its name. The new front engined beast houses a 6.5litre 800bhp V12 capable of 211mph. The styling is more aggressive than the F12 with sharper looks and a better styled rear.
We have always seen great potential with Hyundai. Over the last 20 years the small Korean company has gone from strength to strength and is now a leading player in the automotive world. Hyundai have released a teaser of their new Hyundai i30 ‘Wagon’ that will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show. Not much has been released by Hyundai about the i30 Wagon but it’s very likely to contain the standard engine choices including the 1.6 litre diesel.
We are excited that the Geneva Motor Show is going to be another amazing success and can’t wait to bring you all the latest news from the manufacturers at the show.
Author Matthew Pearson