Geneva, which is the second most populous city in Switzerland, is considered to be an important place for the automobile world. The Salon international de l’automobile Geneve was first opened in 1905 and since then it has become a dream place of debut for iconic cars. Some of the most popular Geneva debuts have been Fiat 500 Topolino, Ferrari Dino, Ford Capri, Lamborghini Countach, Range Rover Evoque, Porsche 928, Mercedes-Benz 540K, and many more.
Geneva Motor Show is considered to be one of the most well organized automotive show. The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is going to be the 86th edition of this popular automotive event. Like the preceding editions, the 86th edition is expected to be as exciting and varied. This edition is going to showcase new production or concept cars. Here is a list of 10 most awaited cars which will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and are truly first among equals.
Alpine Vision Concept:
The Alpine Vision which will be showcased in the 2016 Motor Show is just a concept, with 80% of its exterior design expected to be carried over to the final version of the rear-wheel-drive sports car. The production version will be built at the Dieppe plant in France, which has been building Alpines since a long time. Its highlights include the turbo four-cylinder engine and lightweight philosophy, and thereby it falls within the same segment as Porsche 718 Boxster and the Alfa Romeo 4C.
Chiron will definitely attract all the limelight in the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and is even expected to beat the Veyron, which was the fastest and most powerful production car in the world. The Cheron is believed to be even faster and powerful. Chiron boasts of an updated 8-liter quad-turbo W16 with 1500 Nm of torque and 1500 horsepower and is hoped to be enhanced further by hybrid technology.
Aston Martin DB11:
This long awaited replacement for the DB9 grand tourer is a new episode for the British manufacturer. Aston Martin has been helped by subsidiaries like Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG, and its 5.2-liter V12 hiding, and 600 horsepower renders it a monster developed by the finest engineers.
Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4:
The Lamborghini Centenario pays homage to its creator Ferruccio as this year marks his 100th birth anniversary. The Centenario is based on the Aventador and offers an output of 759 horsepower and an all-wheel-drive system. As per reports it will cover 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds.
The new Porsche in town is quite similar in look to its siblings GT3 and GT3 RS, except the fact that it lacks a rear wing. The 911R has driver feel as the focus point. Porsche is expected to produce 600 units of the 911R.
This model of Ferrari best personifies luxury and royalty. The GTC4Lusso is naturally wonderful with 680 horsepower and 509 lb-ft. The all-wheel steering system, 208.1mph top end and the 4RM-S AWD makes it extraordinary. Above all, the return of the dual circular taillights makes it a masterpiece.
Audi Q2 offers FWD as the norm, and AWD will be available on higher specification models. After Q2 goes on sale, a hotter SQ2 five-door subcompact model is expected to arrive in the automobile world. Audi Q2 is quite cool and will therefore instantly attract young professionals and moms.
This Maserati is not an exception but a necessity. For the House of the Trident which is not doing great sales, the Levante is the most reliable hope. It comes with a Q4 all-wheel-drive system, 8-speed automatic and electronic adaptive suspension and offers output ranging from 275 PS to 450 PS.
The Toyota C-HR is still a concept and the design is supposed to be carried over to the production version with an addition of 2 doors. It shares various features with the Prius and its design may prove to be the selling point.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205):
Its canvas roof, which is also elegant, offers a lighter solution and more space in the trunk. Once it goes into production, an AMG-fettled V6-powered C43 and a more hardcore V8-powered C63 will make their appearance. Also, 4-cylinder turbo gasoline and turbo diesel engines will remain the norm.