Geneva show has electrics, sports cars and a VW dune buggy


Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at the show.

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Volvo Car Group’s Polestar is showing off a battery-powered midsize hatchback while Volkswagen is touting the whimsical ID. Buggy electric, a dune buggy with waterproof seats and holes to drain off the water after surfing. Honda is also showing a battery vehicle.

Lamborghini has the Huracan EVO Spyder convertible with a top speed of 325 kph (202 mph). Pininfarina on Tuesday unveiled the Battista, a battery powered speedster that can hit 100 kph (62 mph) in less than two seconds.

European automakers are rolling out more electric cars to meeting tougher limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Geneva Motor Show is this week and there will be many new announcements. There are many electric cars, SUVs and concept cars. Here’s AUTO Connected Car News’ list of the best of autos at the Geneva Motor Show 2019

This year’s Geneva International Motor Show will showcase the evolution of the Alfa Romeo brand. It will highlight the brand’s return to Formula 1 under the ‘Alfa Romeo Racing’ name, and the introduction of Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi alongside former 2007 world champion Kimi R’ikk’nen, with the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio ‘Alfa Romeo Racing’ limited editions. Alongside these high-performance models will be the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti, which sees the introduction of the historic ‘Turismo Internazionale’ name to the Stelvio range, as well as the new MY19 Giulietta. More important news for the future will also be revealed during the press conference scheduled for Tuesday 5 March.

Geneva show highlights mass-market EVs alongside supercars

Seat’s el-Born concept, which is named after one of Barcelona’s most iconic neighborhoods, previews an EV from the brand that is expected to go on sale next year.

This year’s Geneva auto show will highlight how battery-powered cars will soon join the mass-market with debuts such as a’ battery-powered production version of the new Peugeot 208 and concepts for affordable electric cars from Volkswagen Group’s Audi, Skoda and Seat brands.

At the other end of the affordability scale is Aston Martin, which unveils a concept previewing an ultraluxury EV crossover, called the Lagonda All-Terrain.

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Aston Martin – Lagonda All-Terrain ConceptJaguar and Land Rover aren’t attending the show this year so it’s left to Aston Martin to fly the Gaydon flag in Switzerland. Of course when we say ‘Aston Martin’, we actually mean ‘Lagonda’ because it’s going to be all about the firm’s luxury sub brand this year as it previews its first production model. Yes, as the name suggests, it’s an SUV – but expect the manufacturer to have retained the properly out-there design language that made the Vision Concept such a hit last year. Andy Palmer says the car will offer “explicit clues” as to what will follow it onto a production line. Here’s hoping.

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