What's new at the Geneva Auto Show? In addition to some high-performance, fast, and luxury vehicles, the Geneva Auto Show also featured some advancements in terms of electric vehicle power and overall vehicle style. Here's what you need to know.
High-Performance Vehicles Dominated the Show
The Geneva Auto Show was home to the unveiling of some fantastic, powerful, and sporty vehicles. Ferrari's 488 Pista has a record-breaking V8 engine, with 711 hp and the ability to get up to 211 mph. Likewise, Mercedes offered up its high-performance GT coupe, achieving 630 hp and 194 mph.
Hennessey Performance additionally released a Venom F5 "hypercar" with 1,600 horsepower. This vehicle may break records for production cars, achieving 300 mph.
Luxury Brands Get a Facelift
The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept car had an incredible new revamp with a sleek, futuristic look and a strong, aggressive grille that recalls the muscle cars of the olden days. This concept car is expected to be seen in many of the new designs and features that will grace the Hyundai line.
Meanwhile, the Lexus UX is a subcompact priced at under $40,000 and designed with a unique, expansive pinched front grill. This spindle grill may show up in future models of the Lexus line and has proven to be controversial.
The Geneva Auto Show has a reputation for unveiling some major surprises. This year there were many new high-end sports vehicles that could be described as very high performance. Ferrari has the most powerful V8 with 711 HP and reaching speeds of 211 MPH. Kia introduced a new sporty Rio.
...But the Electric and Battery-Powered Vehicles Weren't Far Behind
Hyundai's Kona is an electric compact SUV, offering two batteries: a 300 km/186 mile 29.3 kWh battery or a 470 km /292 64 kWh battery. This electric compact SUV is a trendsetter, with a modern appearance and smooth molding.
Audi also debuted its new electronic vehicle, a prototype of the e-Tron EV crossover. Three electric motors together produce a total of 429 hp. Though this vehicle is currently a prototype, it's expected to start shipping in Europe late in 2018 and ship in the United States within a year.
But the best range of every brand was achieved through the Volvo Polestar, a plug-in that will be offered in an interesting new subscription model. This may be a new wave of vehicle financing and an interesting addition to Volvo's traditional and classic line up.
The Geneva Auto Show covered a lot of different vehicles that are bound to be the future of the vehicle industry. Designs are changing, electric motors are being produced, and new purchasing options are being explored.
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