Geneva Motor Show 2013: Futuristic Cars Unveiled
A true blue car buff knows that the Geneva Motor Show is one of the most vital auto events in the world. The show, which is held annually every March, presents key car models and fresh concepts. As a tradition, the latest luxury cars are introduced at the show in Switzerland. Among the most anticipated brands are Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and McLaren. No matter which brand tickles your fancy there was plenty on offer at this year’s show including new technologies, new models and of course stunning new concepts.
Geneva Motor Show 2013
Most Notable Cars
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show revealed some of the world’s most bizarre cars this year. Some of the car makers even announced that they will soon be producing the concept cars as early as next year. One of the most noteworthy cars presented at the show was the Volkswagen XL1. It uses a hybrid of diesel electric to run and is said to deliver efficiency to the rider. The XL1 from Volkswagen was not considered a powerful car as the other autos were unveiled. However, when it comes to fuel use, this is definitely the most competent.
CA-MiEV from Mitsubishi is also a worth mentioning model. It is a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that is inspired by the I-MiEV car. As you may recall, the I-MiEV was a fuel efficient car released by Mitsubishi a few years ago. Basically, the CA-MiEV is an improvement of its predecessor where there is now enhanced battery power, better fuel usage, and reduced weight.
The Defender Electric from Land Rover also caught the attention of many spectators. If you’re one of them, you may have to wait just a little while. The makers have decided that the car will not be sent to production anytime soon. This is mainly because its electric motor pumps torque measuring 250 ft-lb when the vehicle can actually run more than 50 miles using electric power only.
It seems like the Geneva Motor Show showcased that odd but cool car concepts are the latest trends right now. Most cars run on electric power with many of them complying to low emission city standards. While the display of new concept cars is a part of the auto show’s yearly practice, it is important to not forget about the tuner cars. Europe’s finest and most prominent names in tuning displayed their modified and redesigned SUVs and supercars. Among the tuning houses that participated were Mansory, FAB, Gemballa, Brabus and Hamann.
One of the most talked about was the red hot FAB McLaren 12C Spider. It was probably the boldest tuner car in the show as it negated all the critics who said the 12C design was bland. Brabus restyled the Mercedes SL65 and turned the black car into the 800 Roadster. Hamann, on the other hand, bridged the gap between a macho car and Barbie. The bright pink Range Rover Mystere stunned the crowd.
The debut of many concepts, hypercars, and supercars into the public was extremely overwhelming. Of course, the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Toyota FT 86 Open Top Concept all made a great deal of impression.
Bio – Autofaszination. Of course many of the cars on show are out of people’s budget ranges so why not try tuning your car instead.