The Geneva Motor Show is the perfect platform for manufacturers to show off their latest production and concept cars. What is expected from this yearâs edition is the inclusion of electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles.
From what it known so far, Toyota has hinted that it will reveal a racing concept signalling the return of Toyotaâs most iconic sports car alongside its new 2.0-litre hybrid Auris. Additionally, Jaguarâs first electric vehicle, the iPace, the new Audi A6, and a new Mercedes A Class is on the list.
Toyota has been promising the return of its âmost iconic sports carâ, so hopefully the car manufacturer will bring back its Supra, after its production ceased in 2012. Toyota has described the forthcoming car as a racing concept, so thereâs no indication of whether thereâll be a production version too. A press conference will be held on the 6th of March ahead of the Show, where more would be revealed.
The iPace is the first fully electric vehicle by Jaguar and it will be launched via a live stream on the 1st of March. Not much is known about it yet, but the manufacturerâs website reveals that it will become available in the second half of 2018 and it will deliver 700Nm instant torque, 400PS and 0-60mph in around four seconds.
The all-new Audi A6 is completely redesigned, both inside and outside, and it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in June. Auto Express also suggested that the new A6 will also become the first executive car to offer mild-hybrid technology across its entire engine range.
Four cylinder engines will use a simple 12v system with a belt starter-generator, allowing the start/stop function to kick in while the car is still moving up to 14mph, it explains. Itâs also able to âcoastâ between 35 and 100mph, switching off the engine when the driver lifts off the accelerator and instantly restarting it when needed.
The show will run between the 8th and the 18th of March and tickets can be purchased here: https://www.gims.swiss/en/page/rates-ticketing-12303.