AUTO NEWS – Geneva Motor Present 2019: information round-up and all of the automobiles


Geneva Motor Present 2019: information round-up and all of the automobiles

The Geneva Motor Present takes place yearly, and it’s arguably one of the influential occasions on the worldwide automotive present circuit. This yr’s occasion kicked off as traditional with a slew of latest mannequin launches and the most recent idea automobiles, and now we have the highlights right here in our Geneva Motor Present round-up.

The Auto Categorical staff has been in Switzerland en masse to get you the most recent information, footage and video spherical ups of the 2019 Geneva present, and we interviewed the people who matter to search out out concerning the new automobiles on show, in addition to trying on the state of the worldwide new automotive market in 2019. Under is all of our protection from the present in a single place.

• Finest automobiles of the 2019 Geneva Motor Present

We’ve highlighted an important automotive launches from the 2019 Geneva Worldwide present, in addition to offering an entire A-Z rundown of the producers in attendance and what precisely they’d on show.

We’ve additionally chosen our picks of the present, from the essential mass-market newcomers, to the very best of the idea automobiles, and we’ve additionally had a have a look at the area of interest fashions from the obscure producers that fill out the remainder of the Geneva present halls. We’ve got an image gallery containing photographs of the essential automobiles on the present, whereas our movies give a taste of what we will count on when the present stars hit the roads within the UK within the coming months and years.

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Geneva Motor Present 2019: the important thing automobiles

• Aston Martin Undertaking 003 – a brand new hypercar that joins the Valkyrie and Valkyrie Professional.
• Alfa Romeo Tonale – a brand new small SUV based mostly on the Jeep Renegade, set to tackle the Mazda CX-3.
• Ferrari F8 Tributo – 488 GTB alternative arrives with the 710bhp V8 from the Pista.
• Honda e prototype – a prototype model of the model’s much-loved City EV idea from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present.
• Peugeot 208 – an all-new supermini with innovative design, upmarket inside and full EV choice.
• Renault Clio – a brand new vary of engines for the most recent iteration of Renault’s perennial supermini.
• Skoda Kamiq – a brand new compact SUV tasked with taking up the Nissan Juke.

Geneva Motor Present 2019: information headlines

• New Ferrari hybrid supercar due in three months
• Alfa Romeo Mito to be reborn as an SUV
• New McLaren Grand Tourer introduced at Geneva
• Honda to go full-electric by 2025
• BMW might transfer MINI manufacturing overseas
• New Volkswagen up! to be electrical solely
• De Tomaso and Apollo make unconventional appearances
• Audi TT will morph into 4-door coupe

Geneva Motor Present 2019: stay gallery

Geneva Motor Present 2019: producers A to Z

Alfa Romeo

• Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti and 2019 Giulietta
• Alfa Romeo Tonale
 Alfa Romeo Mito to be reborn as an SUV

Alfa Romeo’s 2019 Geneva stand noticed the debut of the model’s upcoming fashions and rejoice the agency’s current return to F1. The brand new Stelvio Ti appeared, together with Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio “Alfa Romeo Racing” F1 particular editions. The model has additionally unveiled its new Tonale SUV, which can sit under the Stelvio within the vary. It is based mostly on the identical platform because the Jeep Renegade, albeit with sportier styling and character. The Tonale will face off in opposition to rivals just like the Mazda CX-Three and Volkswagen T-Cross.

Aston Martin

• Aston Martin Undertaking 003
Aston Martin Vanquish Imaginative and prescient idea

Aston Martin turned up the stress on rivals Ferrari and McLaren with the disclosing of the 003 idea on the Geneva Motor Present. The hypercar will sit in an elite band of autos occupied by the likes of the McLaren Senna, and have F1 know-how adopted from Aston’s partnership with Crimson Bull Racing. A second mid-engined Aston, the Vanquish Imaginative and prescient Idea, was additionally revealed. The automotive is predicted to enter manufacturing as a direct rival to the McLaren 720S and new Ferrari F8 Tributo.


 Audi e-tron Sportback
• Audi This autumn e-Tron
 Audi TFSI e PHEV drivetrain
• Audi TT will morph into 4-door coupe
• Audi set to chop its mannequin vary

Audi revealed an all-new, all-electric idea automotive at Geneva. Formally referred to as the This autumn e-Tron idea, it is Audi’s first car based mostly on the VW Group’s devoted pure-electric MEB platform (the identical underpinnings as VW’s I.D. line-up) when it goes on sale in 2020. 

Persevering with the model’s shift in the direction of electrification, Audi additionally debuted its new vary of plug-in hybrids. The brand new TFSI e PHEV powertrain might be obtainable within the Q5, A6, A7 and A8 with orders beginning later this yr. The hybrid fashions all include three driving modes referred to as ‘EV’, ‘Auto’ and ‘Maintain’. Every mode adjustments the automotive’s settings for both all-electric drive, automated hybrid drive or a “energy saving” mode which maintains a relentless degree of cost within the batteries.


• Bentley Bentayga Pace
• Bentley Continental GT No.9
• Bentley eyes up hydrogen gas cell tech

It’s Bentley’s 100th birthday this yr and, to rejoice, the agency has unveiled a ‘Centenary’ mannequin for the Geneva Motor Present. Based mostly on the Bentley Continental GT, the No.9 particular version mannequin pays tribute to the 1930 “Blower” Bentley Four ½ litre Le Mans winner. Every of the 100 automobiles will get distinctive alloy wheels, a carbon fibre aero package deal and 18Ok gold switchgear to set them other than the usual automobiles.


BMW 7 Sequence
• BMW hybrids revealed
• BMW might transfer MINI manufacturing overseas
• Present BMW i3 to get revamp fairly than new mannequin
BMW M division to make use of i electrical automotive tech

BMW’s newest 7 Sequence flagship saloon debuted on the Geneva Auto Present. It has a couple of styling updates, chief of which being the grossly enlarged kidney grilles, slimmer headlights and a flatter bonnet. By way of powertrains, there is a vary of diesel engines, a petroleum/electrical plug-in hybrid and a range-topping petrol-powered V12, with a alternative of both rear- or four-wheel-drive.


Bugatti La Voiture Noire - Geneva front static

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Bugatti has constructed a one-off hypercar for this yr’s present. Referred to as La Voiture Noire (The Black Automobile), the mannequin celebrates Bugatti’s 110-year historical past and attracts its design inspiration from the model’s well-known 1936 Kind 57 SC Atlantic. Powered by the identical quad-turbo W16 because the Bugatti Chiron, La Voiture Noire has 1,479bhp and 1,600Nm of torque. The automotive has already offered for round £9.5million to an avid Bugatti fanatic.


Citroen AMI ONE idea
• Citroen to depart WRC except rally automobiles go hybrid

Citroen is celebrating its centenary this yr and, to mark the event, it has unveiled this new idea at Geneva. The dinky prototype, referred to as the AMI ONE, is an all-electric two-seat metropolis automotive impressed by the traditional 2CV, with a most pace of 28mph, a 425kg kerb weight and a minimalist inside.


Cupra Formentor
• Particular version Cupra Ateca

The 2019 Geneva Motor Present marks the primary full yr of Cupra present as a separate model, impartial of mother or father marque SEAT. To rejoice, the Spanish agency’s efficiency spinoff will get its first standalone mannequin, the Cupra Formentor idea. Mainly a coupe model of the Ateca, the Formentor bolsters Cupra’s place on the forefront of the efficiency SUV market. We’ll nonetheless have to attend some time for a Cupra scorching hatch, however the Formentor is one other step in the correct path for the model.


Ferrari F8 Tributo
Ferrari hybrid supercar due in three months

Ferrari debuted its new F8 Tributo at this yr’s present. A alternative for the 488 GTB, the F8 Tributo makes use of the identical 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine from the 488 Pista, which means 710bhp and a high pace of past 200mph. 


Fiat Centoventi idea
• New Fiat 500 due with electrical energy solely

Fiat has revealed an idea automotive referred to as the Fiat Centoventi. Centoventi means 120 in Italian, and it simply so occurs to be Fiat’s 120th birthday this yr. It is extremely probably that the idea provides a have a look at what the subsequent Fiat Panda might appear to be, whereas its feature-packed inside guarantees loads of innovation from the Italian firm within the coming years. 


Ginetta Akula - Geneva front

Ginetta Akula

Ginetta revealed an all-new supercar referred to as the Akula at Geneva this yr. Underneath the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V8, which generates in extra of 600bhp and 700Nm of torque. The Akula is Ginetta’s first automotive because the British firm launched the G40R again in 2010.


Honda e prototype
• Honda to go full-electric by 2025

Following the corporate’s success on the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present with the City EV, Honda has revealed a near manufacturing prototype at Geneva. The above video provides a sign of how its exterior will look, whereas recently-released inside pictures present the dashboard-spanning infotainment system.

Honda says its newest prototype is targeted on performance, drawing its design inspiration from the retro-styled idea. Will probably be supported by an illustration on the agency’s plans for the electrification of two-thirds of its vary by 2025.


Jeep Compass PHEV - Geneva front

Jeep Renegade and Compass PHEVs

Jeep used this yr’s present to preview its new plug-in hybrid powertrain which now options within the Renegade and Compass SUVs. The system includes a 1.3-litre petrol engine and an electrical motor with a mixed output of both 187bhp within the Renegade or 237bhp within the bigger Compass. Each put energy to the highway through four-wheel drive, with the entrance wheels powered solely by the petrol engine and the rears by the electrical motor. A wholesome quantity of low-down torque means an enchancment in off-road capability based on the American producer. It’s probably that this platform will discover its means into different FCA merchandise, together with the manufacturing model of the Alfa Romeo Tonale.


Imagine by Kia - Geneva front

Think about by Kia idea
 Kia Niro facelift

Kia has revealed a brand new electrical idea automotive on the Geneva Motor Present, which the Korean model says is a ‘visible embodiment’ of its transfer in the direction of electrification and may very well be toned down for manufacturing early subsequent decade. Referred to as Think about by Kia, the automotive is a high-roof C-segment saloon with a fastback rear finish. There are not any specifics on powertrain as but, however Kia says wi-fi charging options. Extra particulars as they arrive.


koenigsegg jesko geneva

Koenigsegg Jesko

Swedish hypercar producer Koenigsegg has revealed its newest creation, the 1,578bhp Jesko. That immense energy comes courtesy of a 5.0-litre V8 engine able to operating on both typical petrol or E85 ethanol gas. Full efficiency specs and pricing info for the Jesko are but to be introduced, however the Swedish model has a historical past of breaking information.


Lagonda All-Terrain idea

Aston Martin has branched out with its new Lagonda model, specialising in all-electric autos. It’s newest enterprise is that this: an all-electric SUV to rival the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga. This idea will morph right into a manufacturing mannequin by 2021; it is a four-seater with entrance seats that may swivel to face the rears whereas the automotive drives autonomously. A worth of round £300,000 is probably going, however Aston Martin hasn’t confirmed a lot in the best way of manufacturing automotive particulars.


Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster - Geneva front

• Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
• Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder

Lamborghini’s revised Audi R8 rival, the Huracan Evo, has now gone topless. The Huracan Evo Spyder is powered by a re-tuned model of the previous mannequin’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10, with an additional 28bhp and 40Nm of torque, taking the whole figures to 630bhp and 600Nm of torque.

Becoming a member of the Huracan Evo Spyder on Lamborghini’s stand is the brand new Aventador SVJ Roadster. Restricted to simply 800 examples worldwide, its monster naturally-aspirated V12 produces 759bhp.


Mazda CX-30

Mazda has unwrapped a brand new compact SUV impressed by the brand new Mazda Three household hatchback. Designed to take a seat between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 measures 4,395mm lengthy and 1,795mm vast, so it is comparable in dimension to class rivals such because the Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Karoq.


McLaren 720S Spider by MSO - Geneva front

McLaren 720S Spider by MSO
• McLaren Grand Tourer introduced

British supercar producer McLaren showcased a model of its new 720S Spider customised by way of its MSO division. The automotive incorporates a particular paint job that took 260 hours to finish and is testomony to the abilities and capabilities of McLaren’s bespoke customisation arm. Elsewhere on the stand the brand new McLaren Speedtail hypercar made an look, whereas the model introduced its plans to launch a brand new grand tourer that’ll ‘share its DNA’ with the halo mannequin. Extra particulars on the forthcoming mannequin might be launched over the subsequent few months.


Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Geneva front

Mercedes CLA Capturing Brake
Mercedes GLC facelift
Mercedes EQV
• Mercedes-AMG GLE 53
Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

Mercedes debuted its newest CLA Capturing Brake on the 2019 Geneva Auto Present. Just like the earlier mannequin, it prioritises sporty styling over outright practicality. The engine vary is equivalent to the present era A-Class hatch, with a 1.5-litre diesel, a pair of 1.3-litre turbos and a 221bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol forming the decrease finish of the vary. A scorching AMG CLA 35 will probably comply with, borrowing the A 35’s 302bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor.

Mercedes has given its premium compact SUV, the GLC, a light facelift, with a brand new LED headlight design, recent tail-lights, effectivity updates for its conventionally-powered engines and a possible plug-in hybrid powertrain. Inside, count on a recent set of digital dials, a brand new infotainment system and help for Apple CarPlay.

The German agency additionally showcased an all-electric model of its V-Class MPV, badged the idea EQV. It ought to make manufacturing past 2021.

Lastly, a drop-top model of Mercedes’ flagship GT R supercar has additionally been unveiled.


Mitsubishi ASX
 Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Idea

The most recent Mitsubishi ASX has been unwrapped at this yr’s occasion. This production-ready mannequin incorporates a reworked nostril (with the model’s newest “dynamic defend” design language), new bumpers and a recent 2.0-litre engine.

The Japanese model has additionally unveiled its newest all-electric SUV idea. Named, fairly unusually, after a ski resort within the Swiss Alps, the Engelberg Tourer Idea particulars Mitsubishi’s design path for its subsequent era of SUVs, probably previewing the subsequent Outlander.


• Morgan Plus Six
• Majority stake in Morgan acquired by Investindustrial

This yr’s Geneva Motor Present has supplied a uncommon alternative – the prospect to see an all-new Morgan. Whereas the brand new Plus Six appears largely like every other automotive from the Malvern agency’s 110-year historical past, the model insists it shares solely Four per cent of elements with the previous Roadster. Essentially the most notable change comes within the engine bay, the place you discover a 335bhp twin-turbocharged straight-six from BMW. The chassis has been up to date too however nonetheless options loads of wooden.


• Nissan IMQ Idea
 Nissan to introduce e-Energy fashions in Europe by 2022

Nissan’s newest idea, referred to as the IMQ, made an look at Geneva. Supposedly, the brand new mannequin previews the Japanese model’s future plans for design and autonomous know-how.


Peugeot 208
Peugeot e-208
Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered idea
• Peugeot says degree Four autonomous automobiles might add £13ok

The all-new 208 supermini has already induced fairly a stir and has taken pleasure of place on Peugeot’s stand this yr. The hanging little hatchback positive factors styling cues from the 508 saloon, and the French model’s futuristic inside design. Whereas no 3-door mannequin might be obtainable, the 208’s squat stance and upmarket appears will assist it ship a hammer blow to the Ford Fiesta and new Renault Clio. The e-208 electrical model will draw a giant crowd too.

The Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered idea has additionally made its public debut at this yr’s present and previews a possible efficiency model of the 508 PHEV. It’s unlikely that the manufacturing model would carry over the idea’s 400bhp powertrain, although.


Piech Mark Zero - Geneva front

Piech Mark Zero

It’s possible you’ll not have heard of Swiss agency Piech, however the start-up firm has revealed its all-electric sports activities automotive at Geneva. Sketches of the Mark Zero have already been leaked on-line and Piech has mentioned that the automotive is able to 310 miles on electrical energy with a kerb weight of lower than 1,800kg.


Pininfarina Battista

Named to honour the corporate’s founder, Battista Farina, it’s an all-electric hypercar with 1,873bhp, 2,300Nm of torque, a 0-62mph time of beneath two seconds and a high pace in extra of 250mph. It’ll go on sale in 2020 with not more than 150 models being constructed on the Italian agency’s Turin facility, every costing between £1.5 and £2 million.


Polestar 2

Polestar launched its all-electric Tesla Mannequin 3 rival to the Geneva Motor Present. Becoming a member of the corporate’s plug-in hybrid Polestar 1, the 396bhp saloon will enter manufacturing in 2020 with a claimed vary of 310 miles, a 0-62mph time of lower than 5 seconds and a price-tag of round £34,000.


porsche 911 cabriolet static geneva

Porsche 911 Cabriolet

The most recent Porsche 911 Cabriolet options an electrically-operated roof, which may be lowered in 12 seconds at speeds as much as 31mph. As an additional benefit, the roof is fitted with magnesium rods to stop it from “ballooning” at excessive speeds. It options the identical 444bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine because the coupe, and is obtainable with both rear- or all-wheel-drive.


Renault Clio

The brand new Clio options updates akin to a brand new 48V hybrid powertrain, diminished kerb weight, primary semi-autonomous driving methods and evolutionary styling replace.

Based mostly on the model’s new CMF-B platform, the Clio incorporates a vary of engines together with a revised version of the 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbo may also be obtainable, together with a brand new 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder.


SEAT Minimo concept - Geneva front

SEAT el-Born
SEAT Minimo
• New SEAT Formentor to affix Cupra model in 2020

SEAT is exhibiting off its first electrical manufacturing automotive on the present. The el-Born is the sister automotive to the VW ID hatchback that may go on sale later this yr. It provides a powerful 261-mile vary on the robust new WLTP checks and has 100kW DC charging functionality, so it may be restored from zero cost to 80 per cent in 47 minutes. The el-Born will not be the one electrical SEAT on present although… 

Whereas the Renault Twizy has by no means been a giant vendor, the electrical quadricycle has had its distinctive place available in the market all to itself since its launch in 2012. Nonetheless, seven years later, the Twizy could lastly have some competitors within the type of the SEAT Minimo idea. We don’t but know if the one-plus-one electrical metropolis automotive will make it to manufacturing, however SEAT says it’s growing Degree Four autonomy for the Minimo, permitting it to find and choose up customers once they want it.


Skoda Kamiq - Geneva front

• Skoda Kamiq
• Skoda Imaginative and prescient iV idea

As a part of its SUV product offensive, Skoda has unveiled the Kamiq at Geneva. Will probably be the smallest SUV within the firm’s vary and is tasked with taking up the likes of the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. Nonetheless, because it’s based mostly on VW Group’s bigger MQB platform, it hopes to trump its rivals on area.

In essence, the Kamiq is a manufacturing model of the Imaginative and prescient X idea which was revealed final yr. A alternative of both a 1.0-litre or 1.5-litre petrol might be supplied, together with a 1.6-litre diesel. Like its stablemate, the Volkswagen T-Cross, it’ll solely be supplied in a front-wheel-drive configuration when it goes on sale in autumn this yr.

Skoda additionally debuted the Imaginative and prescient iV idea. This coupe-SUV previews the agency’s extra “emotional” design language, appearing as a follow-up to the 2017 Imaginative and prescient E idea. It sits on Volkswagen’s all-electric MEB platform and can probably morph right into a manufacturing variant by 2021.


SsangYong Korando SUV

The Korean firm’s newest Nissan Qashqai rival incorporates a funky new physique, up to date tech and revised powertrains within the type of a brand new 1.6-litre diesel, a recent 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid and a frugal 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol-hybrid.


toyota gr supra static front geneva

Toyota Supra
 Toyota Corolla GR Sport and Corolla Trek
• New Toyota Corolla GRMN prone to be part of vary

The brand new Toyota Supra has made its European debut on the Geneva Motor Present. Fairly presumably the worst-kept secret on this yr’s automotive calendar, the brand new Supra is in-built tandem with the brand new BMW Z4, sharing its engine and inside elements.

It’s 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six produces 335bhp and, due to its eight-speed ZF gearbox, it’ll cowl the 0-62mph dash in 4.Three seconds. Toyota additionally just lately confirmed that the highest pace can be electronically restricted to 155mph. Costs begin at £52,695, however the preliminary manufacturing run has already offered out, so in case you put a deposit down, it’s going to be for a spot on the ready checklist. Geneva additionally noticed a Supra GT4 racing variant take to the Toyota stage.

Toyota additionally debuted two particular version trim ranges for the recently-released Corolla, respectively referred to as the GR Sport and the Corolla Trek. The previous follows the identical vein because the Yaris GR Sport, including a sporty physique package and bigger alloy wheels to the usual automotive. The latter provides the Corolla a crossover-inspired makeover.


Volkswagen ID. Buggy
• Volkswagen T-Roc R
VW shared electrical automotive tech with e.GO
New Volkswagen up! to be electrical solely

Aligning with the present motion in the direction of nostalgic design, Volkswagen has introduced a contemporary interpretation of the 1960s seashore buggy to the Geneva Motor Present. Just like the Meyers Manx which impressed the challenge, it has no roof, no doorways, open sills and huge off-road tyres. Referred to as the ID. Buggy, it is based mostly on Volkswagen’s all-electric MEB platform, which it borrows from the upcoming ID. hatch.

Trying considerably nearer to a manufacturing mannequin, VW has additionally debuted the brand new T-Roc R. Utilizing varied bits of the Golf R powertrain, the compact efficiency SUV will take the battle to its VW Group stablemates, the Audi SQ2 and the Cupra Ateca. In addition to the 296bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, the T-Roc R positive factors loads of efficiency styling upgrades. 4-wheel drive might be normal when the automotive goes on sale on the finish of the yr, and helps propel the sporty crossover from 0-62mph in simply 4.9 seconds, quick sufficient to hassle all however the hottest of scorching hatchbacks.

Volkswagen additionally introduced that’s has struck a deal to share its superior MEB electrical automotive platform with low quantity EV maker e.GO and the settlement might see the smaller agency construct restricted numbers of automobiles for Volkswagen. 

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