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The Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland – which opens to the public from March 8-18, 2018 – will again see a host of world premieres, from sedans and SUVs to supercars and all manner of concepts.
The most anticipated world premieres at the show include the Jaguar I-Pace, the brand’s first all-electric SUV, promising a range of nearly 500km per charge. Lamborghini will also cause a sensation in Geneva by presenting its Urus SUV to the public for the first time. Lexus will unveil the UX, and Hyundai won’t go unnoticed with its Kona electric SUV and Nexo hydrogen crossover.
BMW will present its new BMW X4 at the Swiss show, as well as the restyled i8 and its Roadster version. Other new-generation versions of flagship models shown at the show include the new Audi A6, Jeep Wrangler, Kia Ceed, Mercedes A-Class, Toyota Auris and Volvo V60. Honda will unveil its European version of the CR-V hybrid SUV and Bentley will present a plug-in hybrid version of its Bentayga.
On the side of the French manufacturers, the main attraction will be Renault’s new EZ-GO concept car, representing its vision of shared urban mobility, as well as the Alpine A110 Pure and Legende versions of the sports car. PSA will unveil its new Peugeot 508, as well as the Peugeot Rifter leisure vehicle and its cousin the Citroën Berlingo.
Over the years, the Geneva Motor Show has become an unmissable event for supercar fans. This year will be no exception, with different models expected, such as the Ferrari 488 Pista with its 720 hp V8 Biturbo engine. Revealed at the end of 2017, the McLaren Senna (a tribute to the Brazilian driver, triple F1 world champion with McLaren) should be presented to the public with an exceptional exterior look in carbon fiber. Lamborghini could unveil a Spyder version of its Huracan Performante and Porsche could present a restyled 911 GT3 RS. Curiosities include Croatian automaker Rimac’s new supercar and Corbellati’s mysterious ‘Missile’, touted as the world’s fastest hypercar with its 1,800hp V8 Biturbo engine and a top speed of nearly 500 kph!
Finally, manufacturers will also present their visions of the future with various concept cars, including the Skoda Vision X, a compact urban hybrid SUV powered by a combination of compressed natural gas (CNG), gasoline and electricity. Toyota is expected to present a sporty concept as a precursor to the return of the Supra, while BMW may well present its M8 Gran Coupe concept. Finally, Volkswagen will unveil the ID Vizzion, a premium electric sedan with self-driving technology and voice commands, as part of its range of futuristic “zero emissions” cars.
The 88th Geneva International Motor Show runs from March 8-18, 2018 at the Palexpo exhibition center in Geneva, Switzerland.