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Geneva International Motor Show 2019 – What we’re looking out for at #GIMSSwiss
27 Feb 2019
With 70 exhibitors set to reveal at least 150 European or global debuting vehicles, it’s difficult to imagine the full scale of the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, which takes place from 7-17 March 2019.
Since its inception in 1905, the Geneva Motor Show has been the place for automotive manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest creations – and give a glimpse into the future of the industry.
In recent years this has meant an abundance of electrification in the form of EVs and hybrids, although the scale is tipping from concepts to production cars in this regard. Electric powertrains are definitely the hot ticket, as can be seen in this year’s Geneva line-up.
Here are just a few cherrypicked highlights we can’t wait to see more of over the next few weeks.
Lagonda All-Terrain Concept
Aston Martins’ Lagonda brand is set to be relaunched as a high-tech zero emission luxury range, as per the fully autonomous Vision concept revealed to the delight of many last year at Geneva.
This year, Aston Martin Lagonda hopes to recreate the magic of the 2018 show with another Lagonda concept reveal. The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept SUV will be the first Lagonda model put into production, and from the small glimpse we’ve seen so far, will look just as stunning as the Vision.
Aston Martin 003
While we’re on the subject of Aston Martin, petrolheads will be pleased to hear that the “son of Valkyrie”, the as-yet-unnamed project 003, will also make its first appearance in Geneva. Not much is known about the turbo-hybrid 003 just yet, except it will go into production in 2021, will be a mid-engine hypercar and production will be limited to just 500.
It’s got a lot to live up to if the Valkyrie and its track-only AMR Pro version are anything to go by.
One-off £14 million Bugatti (rumoured)
While unconfirmed, rumours abound that Bugatti is bringing a very special one-off to Geneva.
All that’s “known” about this unique car is its owner – former Volkswagen Group Chairman Dr Ferdinand Piëch – and its price tag… an eye-watering €16 million (£13.9 million). This would make it the most expensive new car ever made.
If it’s real, and it’s coming to the Geneva International Motor Show, it’s sure to dominate attention on the Bugatti stand, perhaps even outshining the announced Chiron 110 ans Bugatti edition.