First held in 1905, the Geneva Motor Show is Europe’s premier automotive event. Running for ten days, the annual show is heaven for car lovers and features technical advancements, prototypes and new equipment. While supercars often steal the spotlight, there’s an incredible range of vehicles and something for everyone at the show.
Surrounded by the Swiss Alps, the continents top automakers have converged at Geneva to show their inspiration, makes and models for the coming year. Running from March 8 to 18, this year’s show featured a long list of impressive battery and electric cars. Take a look at some of the highlights of the show below.
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo
Porsche are in the process of creating a full line of electric sport-style vehicles and showed one car from the range – the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo – at the event. The battery-powered car features five-doors and a sleek design. But don’t let the battery power fool you, this car can reach up to 600 horsepower and has a range of over 400 kilometers.
Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept
Last year at Geneva, Aston Martin showcased their Vanquish Volante S featuring a carbon fibre body. This year, the company introduced their 100 percent battery powered, Lagonda Vision concept. The luxurious sub-brand Lagonda will be comprised of battery-powered vehicles featuring autonomous capabilities.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
This hybrid SUV carries distinct Bentley features with sleek lines and a matrix grille, as well as boasting a pure electric range of 48 kilometers. With an impressive at-home charging station designed by Philippe Starck, you’ll be able to begin your journey emission-free. The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is expected to be ready for order in selected markets from the second half of 2018.
Volkswagen Vizzion Concept
Utilising exceptional design the Volkswagen Vizzion Concept stands out from its counterparts with its distinct lack of steering wheel. This battery-powered concept vehicle boasts a range of over 600 kilometers and a production version set to arrive between 2020 and 2022.
Bugatti Chiron Sport
With a 16-cylinder, 1500 horsepower engine, the new Chiron model is valued at $3.26 million. Combined with a sport-focused suspension set-up, the first carbon fibre windscreen wipers and made with lightweight materials, this truly is a sports car with a difference.
Essentially a living room on wheels, the Icona Nucleus is 5.25 meters long and 2.12 meters wide. Seating up to six people the vehicle features two large seats and a small table which can all transform into a couch. Icona hasn’t mentioned if it will be available for purchase or how much it will cost, so it may remain as a concept vehicle.
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