The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will open to press on March 3 and 4, and to public from March 5-15. Here are some of the most important debuts that will happen at the motor show.
The new Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The track-only hypercar will be “the most extreme” car in the company’s 102-year history. It will rival the likes of the LaFerrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR. The hypercar is expected to be built in limited numbers. The British luxury sportscar maker will also announce its future plans, which may also include confirmation of Bentley Bentayga-rivaling SUV.
The second-generation Audi R8 will make its public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show on 3rd March. The Audi Prologue Avant concept will also debut here. The Prologue Avant concept could develop into a production form as a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake. The concept will inspire the future estate models of the company.
Bentley will unveil a two-seater sports GT concept car. The Ferrari California T rival will be positioned alongside the Continental GT.
BMW will unveil the new 2-Series Gran Tourer minivan. The Gran Tourer version will be available with up to seven seats when it launches in the market. A choice of five turbocharged engines will be available on the minivan. The myKIDIO entertainment app will also debut with the launch of this model.
The Italian supercar maker will unveil the twin-turbocharged replacement for the 458 Italia with the new 488 GTB. The 488 GTB sports a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine that churns out 660 bhp and 760 Nm of torque. The turbocharged sportscar can reach 100 km/h from rest in 3.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h.
Ford will premiere the third-generation Focus RS hot hatch. The new-generation Focus RS sports a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that develops over 315 hp. The all-new Focus RS will go into production later this year at Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany.
Honda will unveil the HR-V crossover. The new B-segment crossover goes on sale in Europe later this year. The Japanese automaker will also debut the new-generation Civic Type R hot hatch. The all-new Civic Type R will be the company’s first car to be powered by a new 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine.
Hyundai will introduce the third-generation Tucson. The all-new C-segment SUV goes on sale internationally this year following its domestic market launch by June.
Infiniti will debut the QX30 compact crossover in its concept form on 3 March. The QX30 concept is said to be based on the brand partner Mercedes-Benz’s MFA front-wheel drive architecture and will be seen in near-production form.
Kia will present the Sportspace concept. The Sportspace concept will form the basis for the next-generation Optima. The concept is a clear sign that Kia will bring a wagon version also of the new-generation Optima.
Lexus will introduce the LF-SA concept. The concept is likely to evolve into a new entry-level model in the near future.
Lotus will unveil the Lotus Evora 400, the company’s fastest and most powerful production car ever. The new-generation Evora sports a Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre V6 engine paired to a 6-speed manual/automatic transmission. The engine produce 400 hp and 410 Nm of torque, and allows the sports car to reach 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h.
McLaren will debut the P1 GTR and the 675LT. The P1 GTR hybrid hypercar will be the company’s fastest car ever and rival the likes of the LaFerrari FXX K and the Aston Martin Vulcan. The 675LT will be the range-topping McLaren Super Series model. The ‘Longtail’ Airbrake version sports a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine that develops 666 bhp and 700 Nm of torque. The 675LT will go on sale later this year.
Mercedes-Benz will introduce the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman. Built upon the latest-generation S-Class, the luxury limousine has a 2+2+2 seating arrangement made possible with its increased dimensions. Both armoured and unarmoured versions will be available. The unarmoured version is priced from €500,000, for which deliveries begin early 2016.
Porsche will unveil the Cayman GT, the first Porsche GT car to be based on the Cayman. The Cayman GT4 features components from the 911 GT3.
Renault will debut the recently revealed Kadjar crossover. The company’s first C-segment crossover will rival the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan. The crossover will be available in both 4×4 and 4×2 drivetrain configurations when it goes on sale later this year in Europe.
Rolls-Royce is expected to shed more details on the recently announced SUV at the show. The British luxury automaker will display the Serenity concept which is based on the Phantom sedan. The bespoke car is inspired from contemporary interpretations of European furniture and Japanese Royal Kimono designs together. It will feature custom silk-inspired interior.
Skoda will display the third-generation Superb. The new-generation flagship saloon is 75 kg lighter, 28 mm longer and 47 mm wider than the previous-generation. The wheelbase has also been improved by 80 mm. The all-new Superb is the first Skoda that features Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Drive Mode Select.
SsangYong will unveil the Tivoli subcompact crossover. The new B-segment crossover is already on sale in South Korea and will go on sale in Europe in May. Both petrol and diesel engines will offered, and so will be the 4WD and 2WD drivetrain options. However, the diesel powerplant and four-wheel drive derivatives will arrive in July.
Volkswagen is said to introduce the third-generation Touran MPV at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The all-new Touran will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and get styling inspired by the latest Golf. The first-ever Golf GTD Estate will also debut here. The Golf GTD Estate is a diesel-powered Estate version of the Golf GTD hatchback.