Geneva 2017 motor show
2017 Geneva Motor Show
Star-studded Geneva show gives Europe its first event of 2017
17 March 2017
The Geneva motor show has been and gone for another year, thankfully retaining
its reputation as an action-packed affair.
There was no shortage of European exotica as Ferrari rolled out its 812
Superfast flagship and Lamborghini claimed the 'Ring with the blistering
Huracan Performante, while McLaren finally took the wraps off the bahn-storming
Audi featured heavily with its 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 RS5 Coupe and
reinvigorated RS3 Sportback, as well as a near-production version of the
forthcoming Q8 – this time in Sport concept guise.
Similarly, Porsche offered plenty of metal with the range-topping Panamera
Turbo S E-Hybrid, upgraded 911 GT3 and first-gen Panamera Sport Turismo all
Volvo unveiled the next-gen XC60 mid-size SUV, which looks to follow the
success of its XC90 big brother in the ever-popular prestige segment.
Meanwhile, Mercedes-AMG electrified fans with its 600kW GT Concept – a
four-door version of its performance hero – which was powered by an electric
motor and the venerable 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine.
More pedestrians offerings included the next-gen Subaru XV, refreshed Nissan
Qashqai, updated Infiniti Q50 and facelifted Renault Captur.
All-new models that debuted also extended to Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Alpine
A110, Range Rover Velar, and Volkswagen Arteon.
The 2017 Geneva motor show is underway with a number of exciting vehicles
making their debut in past 24 hours.
The latest reveals range from the expected – McLaren 720S, LS500h, Subaru XV,
Volkswagen Arteon – to the truly conceptual – Toyota i-TRIL, Volkswagen Sedric,
Hyundai FE Fuel Cell.
Keep your eye on GoAuto.com.au over the coming days as we continue to bring you
all the latest from Switzerland.
The Geneva motor show is less than a week away, and plenty of the cars
scheduled to make their public debut have already been revealed.
The Range Rover Velar will fill the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover
Sport, promising a level of opulence and comfort that will see it compete
against its mechanical cousin, the Jaguar F-Pace.
Meanwhile, Renault's performance sister brand Alpine will mark its return with
the arrival of the featherweight AS110 sportscar after a drawn-out process of
concepts and teasers over the past five years.
McLaren will end the drip-feed of information for its second-generation Super
Series model when it is shown publicly for the first time. It is expected to be
named 720S, which suggests the new supercar is sure to pack a punch.
Volvo will be hoping that its all-new XC60 follows the success of the XC90 when
the mid-size SUV is unveiled.
The Civic Type R will also finally be revealed in its production form. Honda's
hot hatch will return to Australian shores later this year after the
previous-generation model was not sold locally.
Ferrari's latest flagship V12 says it all in its name, Superfast. 588kW from
its larger capacity 6.5-litre atmo powerplant sees the 812 sprint from zero to
100km/h in 2.9 seconds. Yep.
However, all Aussie eyes will be on Opel as it debuts the next-generation
Insignia, or, as it will be known over here, the imported Holden Commodore.
Make sure you visit GoAuto.com.au during next week for all the latest updates
Always one of the biggest drawcards on the international motor show calendar,
the 2017 Geneva show is sure to be every bit as exciting as the bumper 2016
Last year saw the reveal of a number of exciting and high-powered performance
cars, such as the monstrous Bugatti Chiron, the wild e-Tense concept from
Citroen-derived performance marque DS and James Bond’s next daily driver, the
Aston Martin DB11.
For all the latest leading up to and during the 2017 Geneva show, keep an eye
Red hot: The Ferrari 812 Superfast will makes its debut at the 2017 Geneva show.
Cars at the show: