Geneva Motor Show 2014 Highlights
The famous Geneva Motor Show just wrapped up in the Swiss city, running from the 6th to the 16th of March 2014. Geneva is one of the biggest events on the automotive calendar, with many major car makers unveiling new models and concept cars. We take a look at some of our favourite cars from Geneva, and some of the new cars that will be shaping our driving future.
Audi TT Update and TT Quattro Sport Concept
One of the most anticipated debuts from Geneva was undoubtedly that of the new Audi TT production model and TT Quattro Sport concept. The new TT is an evolution on the previous model, with an updated look and lots of new technology. The new TT will be equipped with Xenon plus headlights, an active spoiler and a dashboard with a new digital instrument cluster.
Ford Focus Update
The latest Ford Focus shares the same design language and face as the new Fiesta and next generation Mondeo. This version of the Focus is packed with new technology upgrades, including improved SYNC and MyFord Touch systems. The new 2015 model is expected to hit showroom floors in the second half of this year.
Hyundai Intrado Concept
The Intrado’s design has been influenced by aircraft, and the design of this concept is expected to shape future production models from Hyundai. Its lightweight construction improves both efficiency and performance, often a tough balance to achieve.
Koenigsegg One: 1
Billed as the fastest car in the world, only six of the Swedish supercars will ever be produced. The Koenigsegg’s One:1 name refers to its power to weight ratio, and it would set you back millions of dollars, if you were lucky enough to be chosen to buy one. The powerful vehicle is designed to travel at speeds of up to 450km/h, accelerating from 0-400km/h in just 20 seconds. That’s less than half the time it takes the Bugatti Veyron to reach the same speed!
Renault Twingo Update
While many pint-sized city cars are considered boring and bland, Renault is looking to change that image with the release of the new Twingo. The latest model of the Twingo differs from other small cars as its engine is located at the rear, driving the back wheels. This new model also features more refined styling, and keen drivers are excitedly awaiting a highly tuned version, rumoured to be making its debut soon.
Mazda Hazumi Concept
When you take away some of the more flashy features of the Hazumi, like the big wheels, shiny metal handles and mirrors, the concept gives us a very good idea of what to expect from the new Mazda2. The basic shape of the Hazumi is said to be very close to that of the new Mazda2, expected to hit showrooms in late 2014 or early 2015. The Hazumi concept features a stylish meter panel designed around the driver, and a 1.5 Skyactiv diesel engine.
As always, motor shows give us a great glimpse in to our motoring future and this year’s Geneva Motor Show lived up to expectations in that regard. With a perfect balance of production models and out-there concept cars, motoring enthusiasts are no doubt already looking forward to the 2015 show!
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