Top 10 new cars and near production concepts at Geneva Motor Show 2018
Here is a list of the top new and near production cars from the Geneva Motor Show 2018:
1. BMW Concept M8
The exotic Concept M8 Gran Coupé enthralled the audience. It is a study performance saloon model with the mesmerizing, futuristic coupé styling. BMW says that this concept represents the next stage of the company’s design language and also offers a preview to a future 4-door version of the 8 Series model due in 2019.
2. Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar’s first all-electric embodies a more sustainable design. The I-Pace has proportions to befit the battery-electric technology rather the typical long nosed Jaguar. It has great aerodynamics and a drag coefficient of just 0.29.
The I-Pace packs in a 90kWh lithium-ion battery offering around 300 miles range. Its drivetrain offers 400ps and 696Nm along with AWD system and does the 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds. The I-Pace can be charged up to 80 percent charging in 40 minutes and has been priced at £63,000 onwards.
3. Lexus UX Urban
Lexus is targeting the younger buyers with its latest UX Urban with its fascinating uber-urban design and great city experience. The compact crossover is the smallest Luxus model and flaunts patent latest Lexus design language with the unique spindle grille with a block mesh pattern. A UX 250h hybrid model will be also offered with the same 2.0L engine paired to an electric motor. It will go on sale in 2019.
4. McLaren Senna GTR
The Senna GTR concept was unveiled offering an extreme street legal racer car, and is going to be the fastest non-Formula One car from McLaren. The car gets an updated twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 to offer around 814 hp compared to the standard car’s 789 hp.
5. Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo
The all-electric Mission E Cross Turismo concept is a study car that includes the upcoming Mission E saloon in the marque’s future EV family. It takes design inspiration from the compact Macan crossover, while Mission E saloon styling elements like the distinctive headlights and 4-spot LED DRLs, vents and character lines have all been carried forwards. It uses the same twin permanent magnet synchronous motors offering 600 hp. It runs 0-62 mph under 3.5 seconds and comes with a 250 miles range.
6. Ferrari 488 Pista
The 488 Pista is mid-engine track focused supercar based on the 488 GTB. It looks racier, is lighter and has superb aerodynamics to become faster and more agile.
It is one of fastest Ferrari road cars that is powered by the most powerful 3.9L twin-turbocharged V8 mill that now offers 710 hp and does the 0-62mph sprint in just 2.8 seconds and offers a top speed of 211mph. It is tagged at £204,000 onwards.;
7. Range Rover SV Coupé
The SV Coupé is the latest model from JLR’s bespoke SVO wing. It is based on the Range Rover but has only two doors and a swooping coupé roofline and offers a mesmerizing cabin with novel materials.
Only 999 units of the Range Rover SV Coupé will be offered for sale to commemorate the brand’s 70th anniversary. Bookings are open from £230,000.
8. BMW X4
BMW will offer around 20 new and revised models by 2020, starting with the X4. Termed as sports activity vehicle, it is a mix of coupé styling and SUV capabilities. The second-gen X4’s styling is similar to the smaller X3 and has a distinct appeal. It will go on sale in this July with a starting tag of £41,000.
9. Volvo V60
Volvo primary exhibit at Geneva is V60 estate - a more spacious and high-tech premium version of its predecessor. The petrol and diesel choices will be followed by the T6 and T8 plug-in hybrid engines later. It will go on sale this September with a starting price of £31,000.
10. Audi A6
The upcoming A6 is the first refresh in 6 years. It follows in line of the A8 and A7 Sportback to be more sophisticated and technically advanced. It has a good design overhauling making the car look wider and more attractive. All trims will be packing in mild hybrid engines.
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