Feb 28, 2011
Geneva Motor Show 2011 will present the most important new comers from the manufacturers operating in the European market. Here are ten interesting models that will debut at the Swiss Motor Show.
Audi A3 Concept
Audi fans will receive, after a long wait, a sedan version of the A3. Germans come to Geneva 2011 with a concept that will shape the future A3, model that will be available in both sedan and hatchback version. While the front aspect is not a surprise to anyone, the backside has a relatively attractive design. The concept shown at Geneva features a turbocharged five-cylinder that offers 408 horsepower.
Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
Chevrolet launched the new Cruze two years ago in a sedan version, reaching a different line of compact segment customers. Now, American brand offers to Europeans a hatchback version of the C-segment model, which proved to be popular on the Old Continent through the space and amenities offered at an attractive price. European debut takes place this summer.
The first modern Ferrari sold in series with a four-wheel drive system will start tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. His name is Ferrari Four and represents the number of occupants that it can receive the most practical model ever made by the manufacturer from Maranello. The 6.2-liter V12 engine offers 660 horsepower and can propel the new Ferrari FF to 335 km/h.
Hyundai has chosen to launch new i40 at the Geneva Motor Show in both the sedan version and in station wagon version. The Korean model presents a new design line, highly dynamic, which should attract a large number of customers that were not impressed so far by Hyundai designers skills. Sedan has not yet been unveiled, so the Hyundai fans will have a surprise.
Essence concept inspired Infiniti to make a new concept, which foreshadows a compact model of the premium brand owned by Nissan. Drive train details have not yet been made public, but speculation suggests an engine from Mercedes-Benz. Regarding the aspect of the new concept, Infiniti say they have tried to combine a sedan with a hatchback coupe and a crossover. The result is new, but the Japanese did not specify when they would make a production version of Etheria.
It’s now Kia Rio‘s turn to receive a close look at the range to which it belongs. The model now looks pretty awesome and presents itself as a fearsome rival in B segment in Europe. In addition to its attractive model, boasts a competitive price and with a very good space. The people at Kia have taken Dacia Sandero as a yardstick in this chapter, and the quality standards of the Romanian car have been reached, estimated Koreans.
Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Coupe
Mercedes-Benz designers have taken the time to create them and the C-Klasse Coupe version. The German model has reached its third generation and its facelift was the perfect opportunity to introduce new versions of the body. Now, the manufacturer in Stuttgart also has a rival in the segment of BMW 3 Series Coupe, which will continue to fight the above-mentioned model and the Audi A5. In the more powerful engines chapter, we can’t forget Infiniti G37 Coupe, which became his alliance brother.
Peugeot 308 Facelift
The French from Peugeot have changed their minds. Twice. Some time ago, they said they will not release any model called GTI. Later, they created a GTI version for the 308. Then, they stopped the trend of continuous increase the front grille (started with 407) with a more “clean”, and with more rennet.
Those from Renault are pranksters. Once they have submitted the fascinating concept DeZire at Paris Motor Show 2010, it was the turn of a similar crossover design. We are talking about a B-segment model that will share the platform with the next Clio and could present many elements of the Nissan Juke, another crossover segment B from Renault-Nissan concern. Renault Capture‘s release date for production version has not yet been revealed.
Volkswagen Golf 6 Cabriolet
Volkswagen Golf VI has received a new body version. The German model is returning to the Cabrio name at the Geneva Motor Show, to meet customers who wanted a Golf-based convertible. The new appearance from the Wolfsburg manufacturer’s range does not present anything new in terms of aesthetic or mechanical, all items are taken from the three-door version of Volkswagen Golf 6. The only difference lies in the A-pillars and windshield, showing a different tilt to accommodate the convertible roof.