2018 Geneva Motor Show: Electric and eclectic
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has its share of electric dreams as manufacturers revealed both dedicated EVs as well as electrified versions of conventional models. But also, the lineup at this motor show features a heavy dose of high-performance sports cars, crossovers of varying types and even a traditional sedan or two.
The big electric push will be coming from both the British and German makes, with Jaguar showing its I-Pace EV crossover and Bentley a plug-in hybrid variant of its Bentayga, while Audi will have its e-tron electric crossover and VW will be showing the I.D. Vizzion. Porsche also joined in the electric parade with a surprise reveal of the Mission E Cross Turismo, an SUV version of its earlier Mission E study of an all-electric sports car.
In the high-performance realm, Ferrari showed its track-tuned a Ferrari 488 Pista, McLaren a new 789-horsepower Senna supercar, Porsche a pumped up 911 GT3 RS, and Mercedes-AMG presented the production version of its AMG GT 4-door sports car. In taking the wraps off the Toyota Supra GR Racing Concept, it confirmed that a new Supra is on its way to market later this year. That car, a product of a joint venture with BMW will also see a new Z4 Roadster from the German make. That car will be revealed in the coming months.
More traditional fare included an all-new Audi A6 sedan, Mercedes-Benz offered up a freshened C-Class and Volvo introduced an all-new V60 wagon. Crossovers big and small expected to make a splash including the production version of the Lexus UX, which is based on the Toyota C-HR, Land Rover unveiled a specially tuned SV Coupe, Mercedes showed new AMG G-Class and BMW took the wraps off its new X4.
Beyond that and deep in the realm of eclectic tastes, the 2018 World Car of the Year jury announced its three finalists for the World Car of the Year award: the Mazda CX-5, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, and Volvo XC60.