Geneva Motor Show Remote Reveals (Audi, BMW & Mercedes) and All the Best

On Friday, the Geneva Motor Show was officially cancelled due to the Swiss government banning gatherings of more than one thousand people. Public ticket buyers will receive refunds.

“We regret this situation, but the health of all participants is our and our exhibitors’ top priority. This is a case of force majeure and a tremendous loss for the manufacturers who have invested massively in their presence in Geneva. However, we are convinced that they will understand this decision,” said Maurice Turrettini, Chairman of the GIMS Foundation Board.

Update 3/2/2020 On March3 starting at 8:15 will be Virtual Press Day. All news conferences can be found from the GIMS 2020 website.

 

  • 08:15 – 08:30
    BMW
  • 08:30 – 08:45
    AMG
  • 08:45 – 09:00
    Mercedes-Benz
  • 08:50 – 09:05
    Škoda
  • 09:10 – 09:25
    Volskwagen
  • 09:30 – 09:45
    McLaren
  • 09:30 – 09:45
    Bentley
  • 09:50 – 10:05
    Audi
  • 10:10 – 10:25
    Porsche
  • 11:30 – 11:45
    Qooder
  • 11:30 – 11:45
    Alpine
  • 11:45 – 12:00
    Goodyear
  • 11:45 – 12:00
    Hyundai
  • 12:00 – 12:15
    Aiways
  • 13:30 – 13:45
    Morgan
  • 14:00 – 14:15
    GFG Style
  • 14:15 – 14:30
    Hispano Suiza
  • 15:00 – 15:30
    Lexus
  • 15:45 – 16:00
    Vega
  • 16:00 – 16:15
    Seat
  • 16:15 – 16:30
    Koenigsegg
  • 09:00 – 09:15
    Aston Martin Lagonda

Audi March 3

Audi planned the world premiere of the new A3 Sportback at the Geneva Motor Show. The company will be doing a video live release premiere instead March 3 at 9:50 am CET.

Audi reported that the Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the two purely electrically driven models to accelerate to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.5 seconds. The intelligent drive control raises vehicle safety, and dynamic handling in particular, to a new level: In addition to the electric all-wheel drive, there is the electric torque vectoring with active and fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle.

Mercedes-Benz to Stream Talks

Mercedes Benz planned to show the updated Mercedes E-Class and will live stream a reveal.

The scheduled executive talk regarding the world premiere of the new E-Class with Daimler AG board members Ola Källenius, Britta Seeger and Markus Schäfer is being moved to a studio in Stuttgart, Germany. The digital Mercedes-Benz Press Conference will be broadcast on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:45 a.m. on the media platform Mercedes me media.

Beside the comprehensively updated and upgraded E-Class, the focus is on the continuous electrification of Mercedes-Benz models – featuring various new members of the compact car hybrid family as well as new engine variants with integrated starter generator (ISG) and 48-volt technology.

As a further digital highlight, the all-star “Motorsports & Sustainability” media talk – also part of the original Geneva Motor Show program – will be held at the studio and can also be seen on Mercedes me media. The talk will feature Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development; Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team; Lewis Hamilton, six-time Formula 1 world champion from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One; and Nyck de Vries from the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, who will discuss sustainability in motorsports as well as the transfer of technology to series development.

BMW Live

The BMW Group will carry out the program planned for Geneva including the world premiere of the BMW Concept i4 at a digital press conference with CEO Oliver Zipse in Munich at the originally scheduled time (Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 8.15 a.m. CET) and broadcast it via live stream. Further details concerning the live broadcast will follow as soon as possible.”

Fisker was going to show the SUV Ocean but will releasing a video showing it on the road.

Alfa Romeo planned to make a loud “momentous comeback.”I

Hyundai’s B-Car and Concept Not to Be Revealed

Hyundai Motor’s all-new i20 was to supposed to be revealed. The i20 features a revolutionary and ambitious design that follows the company’s new Sensuous Sportiness design language.

With best-in-class connectivity features and the most comprehensive safety package in its class, it sets new standards for a B-segment car.

The all-new i20 is the third-generation of Hyundai’s successful model, which first launched in 2008. One of Hyundai’s most successful models, the i20 stands for quality, reliability, and practicality. In addition to these core pillars, the all-new i20 introduces a completely new, dynamic style. The all-new i20 will be produced in Europe at Hyundai’s production plant in İzmit,Turkey, and will be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show.

As well as a completely new exterior design, the all-new i20 has received a range of technological enhancements. There are two new 10.25” screens, consisting of a digital cluster and a navigation touchscreen, which are visually combined in the dashboard. Meanwhile, its segment-leading Hyundai SmartSense safety package includes alongside several new features a new generation Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) that now offers pedestrian and cyclist detection for even more assurance on the road.

Hyundai Motor Company will not unveil its new concept EV, “Prophecy”, expressing the company’s latest design language.

In line with Hyundai’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design philosophy, the new concept embodies a beautiful silhouette accentuated by graceful curves flowing over broad rear flanks that provide excellent aerodynamics. The boat-tail line created by the rear quarter panels are complemented by the integrated spoiler and pixel lamp taillights.

“”Prophecy” does not follow trends. It accentuates timeless beauty that will stand the test of time,” said SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Its iconic design stands to expand Hyundai’s design spectrum toward even broader horizons.”

The name “Prophecy” reflects the concept’s purpose, defining the direction of future Hyundai designs, while establishing itself as a design icon for Hyundai’s EV lineup.

The Hyundai “Prophecy” concept EV will be unveiled to the world on March 3 at the Geneva International Motor Show (11:45 CEST, Stand 4252 / Hall4). Hyundai Motor will be showcasing electrification strategy under the concept of ‘Real Progress is in the Air’, which is inspired by new brand vision(Progress for Humanity) and exhibition contents.

Karma Automotive, the Southern California-based creator of luxury electric vehicles and high-tech mobility incubator, will not use its first European auto show presence to showcase its Revero and Revero GT at the Geneva International Motor Show 2020.

Karma’s European mission is building an organization with retailers and partners that embody its goals of offering leading automotive design, cutting edge technology, personalized customization and an outstanding customer experience. The automaker is currently supported by a network of over 29 retailers worldwide, with a growing European retail network including Karma France, Karma Sweden, Karma Spain and Karma Netherlands.

The Revero, which will be exhibited at GIMS 2020 in March, is Karma’s original luxury electric vehicle, powered by dual electric motors. The Revero features an efficient four-cylinder turbocharged engine which powers an on-board electric generator and enhances overall vehicle performance. Karma’s European retailers will offer a strictly limited number of Revero units in line with the company’s international expansion plans, ahead of future product arriving on the continent.

In addition to not displaying its Revero at GIMS 2020, Karma will not also showcase its 2020 Revero GT, currently available in North America. The Revero GT, recently named the 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year™ by Green Car Journal, maintains the soul-stirring design and sustainability of the original Revero, while also offering an elegant new redesign comprised of sustainably-sourced high-quality materials, reimagined infotainment and technology, and an enhanced electric architecture.

Both vehicles offer drivers the best of both worlds; dual electric motors powering the vehicle’s on-board electric generator with exceptional performance and handling. The Revero and Revero GT’s extended range technology ensures that whether a driver is navigating city streets or grand touring across the continent, the Revero is equipped with electricity for a sustainable journey. Pricing and specifications will be announced during the Geneva International Motor Show.

Karma is also using its next-generation technology, artful aesthetics and customized elements to develop full-BEV platforms. This future direction is evidenced by Karma’s SC2 Concept car, unveiled at last year’s AutoMobility LA, the Los Angeles Auto Show’s annual media and industry event. Featuring cutting-edge technology and design, the SC2 Concept is a bold statement to Karma’s emergence as a high-tech mobility incubator, embodying world class luxury design and Karma intellectual property. A striking full-BEV concept, SC2 delivers an impressive 1100 HP and advances from 0 to 60mph in under 1.9 seconds.

Beyond its rapidly increasing global retail footprint and product introduction, Karma’s momentum is partly driven by its position as a technology-focused brand, offering its design, engineering, technology and manufacturing resources to OEMs, startups and like-minded partners who wish to speed product development or add Karma’s industry-leading design and technology services.

The all-new Kia Sorento will not make its world premiere at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show.

Designed and engineered to take on everything life can throw at it, the fourth generation of Kia Motors Corporation’s flagship global SUV is the latest addition to the brand’s reinvigorated SUV line-up. The first vehicle based on Kia’s new-generation midsize SUV platform, the Sorento raises standards in its segment for practicality, offering space on a par with larger vehicles. The new model also marks the first-time adoption of hybrid power in the Sorento line-up.

Kia is targeting the global SUV market by applying a range of innovations to the new Sorento, including advanced driver assistance systems and progressive connectivity and infotainment features.

A mainstay of Kia’s global line-up, more than three million Sorento models have been sold worldwide since it was launched in 2002. The all-new Kia Sorento will be revealed for the first time on March 3, 2020.

Volkswagen GTD

Volkswagen will not celebrate the world première of the Golf GTD at the Geneva International Motor.  Among the technical highlights is the most powerful and – thanks to twin dosing – cleanest turbo diesel injection (TDI) engine ever to be installed in a Golf. It harmonises the confident dynamism of the Golf GTD together with higher efficiency and lowest emissions. The charismatic design of the Golf GTD reflects a unique combination of dynamism and self-confidence.

The diesel top-of-the-range version, based on the new eighth generation of the Golf, will carry the long tradition of the GTD into the future. In 1982, Volkswagen presented the very first Golf GTD. At that time, Volkswagen brought new excitement into the compact class with its turbo diesel and other equally sporty features, like in the Golf GTI Mk1.

And almost four decades later, this same dynamic concept is still going strong: Once again, Volkswagen will introduce one of the most economical and at the same time sporty compact models to the market with its Golf GTD. A significant increase in performance is accompanied by lowest emissions: The Performance TDI’s efficiency has been significantly optimised and CO2 emissions have been cut even further, all while simultaneously improving responsiveness.

Thanks to a new twin dosing SCR with double AdBlue® injection, NOx emissions will be greatly reduced as compared to its predecessor. This makes the TDI in the new Golf GTD one of the cleanest combustion engines in the world. And by the way, the four-cylinder powerhouse is started by pressing a pulsing button in the completely digitalised cockpit – to the beat of a new era.

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