Kicking off on Monday 2nd March with the press preview events we got our first tantalising look into what was coming at this year’s show. With a sneak peak at Honda’s Civic Type R, Bentley’s EXP 10 speed 6 concept car, the all new second generation Audi R8, the Kia Sportspace and of course the not to be forgotten newly revived Vauxhall Viva.
This of course, was only a taste of what was to come at the show, Tuesday’s press day offered us yet more revelations into the fantastic models which the automotive sector has lined up for us. Starting with Britain’s very own Aston Martin who had bought their stunning DBX Crossover concept with an electric powertrain and for the first time ever for the English powerhouses; drive to all four wheels. From Ferrari we got to see the 488 GTB, Mercedes AMG GT3, Renault’s Kadjar Crossover (set to rival the Nissan Qashqai), Ford displayed the new Focus RS and we saw many many more.
With just under 40 manufacturers displaying one or more models this year’s motor show certainly had something for everyone! Here’s a look at some of the models in a bit more detail which will especially interest you petrol-heads;
Aston Martin DBX concept car has vast differences to the company’s usual vehicle as with this model they have considered both environmental impact, with its all-electric engine, and convenience for their consumers who have families. However, it doesn’t stray too far when it comes to aesthetics, with the infamous striking wide front grille and familiar LED lights this new concept car will still offer all the well-known Aston Martin designs we love.
Next up is an insight into one of Porches two offerings at this year’s Geneva Motor Show; The Porsche Cayman GT4. Smaller than their 911 GT3 the Cayman GT4 is the perfect Porsche for track lovers; offering a 380bhp 3.8 litre engine this car delivers 0-62 in a whopping 4.4 seconds!
From the Korean based company Hyundai as well as the facelifted i30 and i40 models and an i20 coupe we saw the Hyundai Tucson being revived after a 6 year absence. The all new Hyundai Tucson is a highly striking, dynamic looking model set to replace the ix35 in the latter half of 2015 and will be joining the Santa Fe in the Hyundai SUV range.
Automotive giants Ford delivered the goods when they bought the 3rd generation Focus RS to the table at this year’s show. The boisterous looking sporty hot hatchback will deliver a whopping 316bhp and have 4 wheel drive which also features a drift function! The drift function will allow up to 70% of the power to be sent purely to the rear wheels or even just one wheel should it be needed. Due for release in early 2016 we’re sure this RS replacement is going to go down a storm for Ford and sports car lovers alike.
With such a fantastic offering this year we can’t wait to hear what’s coming for 2016’s show!