Last March 8 – 18, 2018, the amazing Geneva Motor Show had its 88th show. This major auto show is held every year and has been a Swiss tradition since the early 1900s. Happening every March, this car show is always done at the Palexpo, which is a convention centre that is located conveniently next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport.
The show was founded in 1905 and since then, it has been a Swiss tradition to push through with the show once per year. The Geneva Motor Show Salon features all major internal combustion engines in the automobile’s history. They have showcased cars from Japan, the United States, and many other countries from all over the world.
During the early 1900s and up until today, exotic supercars have always been the star of the show. They would be presented in the Salon for the audience to see and admire. Cars were not the only things that were present in the past shows, as new car equipment, prototypes, and technical breakthroughs were also debuted during the event. Social and political debates were even announced during the past exhibitions to keep the audiences entertained.
Of course, most car enthusiasts always watch out for new concepts developed by top automakers around the world. With that said, here are some of the most awe-inspiring concept vehicles that caught the attention of many attendees in the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show:
BMW M8 Gran Coupe
If you’re after the looks of a vehicle, then you would totally drool over the BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept. It bonnet features precise contours while its design has muscular surfaces and a broad stance. With two sets of M-twin exhaust tailpipes and a prominent diffuser, it can truly exceed the performance standards of any sports car.
Hyundai Le Fil Rouge
If you want to know where the future of Hyundai’s sedans and SUVs is headed, then you should check out the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept. Its design truly makes it futuristic, but the automaker retained the cascading grille at the front while giving it a three-dimensional treatment. Inspired by aircraft technology, the Le Fil Rouge concept features a two-way air ventilation system that efficiently blows over the lightweight tube architecture.
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo
One of the great things about the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is that it features off-road capabilities while maintaining a crossover design. It is reminiscent of the Porsche 911 due to its curved wings and low-cut bonnet. It also features two magnetic motors that can let the EV accelerate to 100kmph within 3.5 seconds.
Renault’s EZ-GO concept can accommodate up to six people, making it an ideal electric and driverless vehicle for the city. It looks like a cocoon and the company considers it as the future of on-demand mobility. Production for this concept will begin later this year.
Skoda Vision X
In 1968, the Autobianchi – Primula was first exhibited. The Geneva Motor Show is now being visited by major car manufacturers from all over the world. They take advantage of the show by trying to advocate for a clear set of global rules and regulations on safety when it comes to cars. They also talked about how to fight air pollution.
Skoda describes the Vision X concept as something compact, sporty, and packed with advanced technology. It combines an electric motor with a petrol- and CNG-powered engine, offering better agility and powerful delivery.
The show has been affected by the previous economical problems but is picking up its pace back in 2011. The show accommodated at least 735,000 people during that year. On the other hand, it continued to be successful, with thousands of people from around the world flocking its doors.
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