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February 19 2018

What to expect from the Geneva Motor Show 2018

It’s that time of year again and the Geneva Motor Show will soon be upon us, but what can we expect from this year’s iteration of the annual event? One of the biggest automotive shows on the planet, the Geneva Motor Show is the first event of the year, and invites the biggest names in automotive making and manufacturing, to take centre stage and reveal their plans for the year ahead.

Taking place each year in the Palexpo convention centre - a huge event space close to Geneva Airport, Switzerland, the motor show is organised each year by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles - a group responsible for many high-profile car shows across the globe. Open to the public between 8-18th March, the 2018 show is highly attended by some of the biggest names in the business, as international manufacturers take their pitches and introduce the newest models to the public.

This year’s Geneva Motor Show is set to be another spectacular event, with many luxurious and hi-tech reveals expected. Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar are two of the names to confirm attendance at the show, and it is expected that all of the other car manufacturers will follow suit.

It has been announced that a new version of the Aston Martin DB5 will be launched at the show, by its manufacturer David Brown Automotive. The all-new version of the DB5 has been named the ‘Silverstone Edition’, and it is tipped to be the most performance-focused model in the Aston Martin range. Pricing and specifications will be revealed nearer the time, but it is expected that the DB5 will cost between £60-70,000.

Jaguar is also expected to reveal its first electric vehicle, albeit in production stages, but it marks a step forward for the brand, which as of yet, hasn’t added any electric vehicles to its repertoire. The Jaguar I-Pace, which is powered by four electric motors - one on each wheel - has a range of 310 miles on a single charge and can go from 0-60mph in under four seconds.

Mercedes-Benz is set to make several reveals at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The Mercedes AMG GT, which was launched back in 2014, has gone through many transformations and updates over the years, but it is expected that the company will be revealing a four door version at this year’s event. Mercedes is also set to unveil an all new A-Class design; the smallest car in the Mercedes range is set to be revamped, giving it a sportier appearance and an all-new infotainment system. The luxurious Mercedes Maybach S-Class will be revealed at the show, with a sleeker and more modern design.

One of the hotly anticipated reveals of the show has been 16 years in the making - the Toyota Supra sports car will finally make its debut at the show. Famous as being the model which Paul Walker drives in the Fast and the Furious franchise of films, the Supra is based on the BMW Z4 and it is expected to resemble the Toyota FT-1 concept.

All figures provided are those of the manufacturer and are not necessarily those of Go Green Leasing.

Posted on 19th February 2018 at 9:46AM

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