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It turns out that the Geneva Motor Show is not immune to the coronavirus, as Swiss authorities canceled the event last Friday. But don’t worry, the debut will be in a different form and platform, as most major brands are sticking to their original schedule of revealing new models online while livestreaming their talks. Press. Think of it as a virtual car show.
As such, we’ll continue to track any debuts that take place (or at least are scheduled to take place) from Monday March 2 through Wednesday March 4. [Updated 3/2/2020]
To paraphrase that famous beer ad, the Geneva Motor Show is the most interesting automotive event in the world. It also happens to be the largest when it comes to world premieres, with this year’s event set to host over 150 world and European debuts.
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The Geneva International Motor Show (or GIMS), as it is officially known, will have an extremely busy press day on March 3, followed by a VIP day on March 4, before welcoming the public from March 5 to March 15.
Will everyone be there?
Although he is immune to the coronavirus outbreak which has led to several cancellations of other big events like the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona slated for later this month, GIMS hasn’t dodged the industry trend of automakers abandoning major shows. The list of absentees this year includes Ford, the Jaguar-Land Rover group, Lamborghini and the PSA group comprising the Peugeot, Citroën and Opel brands. Genesis did not say if it would participate.
Which new models will make the buzz?
For starters, we’re going to see plenty of new electric cars making their Swiss debut, like Fiat’s 500 revival with a battery-powered version, BMW’s i4 sports sedan in a near-production version, and the Fisker Ocean SUV. Other big firsts include the next-generation Audi A3 series, the Hyundai i20 subcompact, the VW Golf GTI, the entire family of updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class models, and the (rumored) BMW 4-Series. for now) with its controversial grille.
Check back for updates
The team here at CarScoops will be reporting around the clock on the preliminary list update with all the premieres below as we receive new information. You can also follow all the news from the Geneva Motor Show 2020 on our dedicated hub here.
Updates from 04/03/2020: To complete our series of presentations today, new articles and photos for the following models, in no particular order:
Fiat 500 Electric, Mansory Audi RS6 Avant & Rolls Royce Cullinan Coastline, the Microlino 2.0 and Microletta, Aiways U6ion concept, Gumpert Nathalie First Edition FCEV and the Aston Martin V12 Speedster.