Geneva Motor Show Preview
Its that time of year again, the Geneva Motor Show is here and it looks set to be the usual hotbed of new car launches and manufacturer updates. With the recent shift to alternative fuels in the industry, Geneva is also set to witness a plethora of new electric cars.
The Geneva Motor Show is one of the major highlights on the global automotive calendar. Located close to the shores of the famous Lake Geneva, the exhibition hall pulls together all the latest product in the automotive world and places them under one roof.
Last year saw the launch of several new models from Aston Martin, the new Toyota Supra and McLaren’s mighty Senna make European public debuts. The 2019 iteration of the event looks set to be as important as ever as manufacturers clamour to showcase their wares to the public.
Let’s take a look at several highlights set to be at the Geneva show this year.
Naturally electric cars will take centre stage and one of the notable highlight this year will be Peugeot's first foray into a mass-market electric car. The Peugeot 208 is an all-new small compact hatchback and ushers in a new generation of Peugeot vehicles. Like Peugeot, Honda will also be debuting an all-electric machine in the guise of the Honda e Prototype. Not yet billed for production, the e Prototype outlines how a future electric hatch from the Japanese maker could look.
At the other end of the spectrum, Aston Martin is set to shed more light on it’s rapidly approaching SUV vehicle and also it’s recently teased, all new, hypercar collaboration with Red Bulls Adrian Newey, the Project 003. Relative to the new Valkyrie, the Project 003 will sit just below it in performance but will draw on the same engineering philosophies of ultimate track performance whilst being road legal.
Not to be outdone by the Brit’s the Italians will be sporting Ferrari’s all-new Ferrari F8 Tributo. The spiritual successor to the mighty and critically acclaimed Ferrari 488 GTB the F8 advances the model further and features a 3.9-litre turbo V8 engine which is capable of delivering 710bhp. Ferrari has also taken time to ensure the chassis is as light as possible and this new model is muted to be a full 40kg lighter than the 488 GTB it replaces.
With the show running from Thursday, 7th March through to Sunday, 17th March it will be interesting to see what takes the star of the show and if there are any unlikely surprises in store. Some exciting metal coming to market soon and like with any other major motor shows, we look to forward to seeing these new models appearing at our used car dealerships in the not so distant future.
Our current stock includes some stars of Geneva shows past and we’re delighted to stock a fantastic selection of quality used cars from the likes of BMW, Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz across our dealerships in Kent. To view all of our current vehicles, please take a moment to visit the Big Motoring World group website here.