March 13, 2020

Five of the Best Cars That Would Have Premiered at Geneva 2020


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In an effort to prevent the ongoing spread of covid-19, The Geneva International Motor Show has been cancelled after the Swiss government decided to put a stop to all events of more than 1,000 people. Geneva is one of the world’s most well-known automotive events of the calendar year and we’re gutted to hear the news.

Nevertheless, the cancellation of the show was big news, which came just three days before the media members were scheduled to arrive. Plus, it’s the shows first cancellation since World War II.

Either way, the dozens of automakers set to premiere their new vehicles had to find another way to do so, because of course the show must go on! So, we’ve rounded up all our favourite cars that were due to be presented at this year’s Geneva…

Koenigsegg Gemera

What you need to know

 “Ultimate performance has belonged to the world of two-seaters with very limited luggage space – until now. The Gemera is the world’s first Mega-GT and Koenigsegg’s first four-seater. Extreme megacar meets spacious interior and ultimate environmental consciousness.” – The Gamera – Koenigsegg

This new four-seater is the first from the Swedish automaker. Only 300 have been made, and according to Top Gear they’ll be around $1.9m each, which is actually quite a fair price considering this makes it their cheapest model to buy right now.

Hyundai Prophecy Concept EV

What you need to know

Meet the Prophecy, known for its similarities to Tesla, we see it providing some friendly competition. The name “Prophecy” aims to reflect the concept’s purpose, as it signifies a bright future for Hyundai’s designs. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be for sale anytime soon.

McLaren 765LT

What you need to know

The 765LT is the newest addition to McLaren’s already impressive range of models. With its upgraded engine, lighter body, improved handling and traction it takes the 720S to a new level. Thanks to new computer graphics by Nikita Aksyonov, we don’t have to wait to see what a roadster version of the new supercar could look like. The virtual drawing takes inspiration from the 675LT Spider using a very similar retractable folding hardtop layout. The rest of the design is unchanged, including the front splitter, bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, diffuser, and active wing.

Only 765 models are going to be built, and they’re likely to be on sale for around £208,000. This includes a 12-year extended warranty too.

BMW i4 Concept

What you need to know

The BMW i4 Concept is certainly a dark horse for a late 2021 / early 2020 3 Series-sized EV. It looks like it will be a powerhouse, with 530 hp and a sub-4-second 0-60 mph time. The range of the vehicle is in debate, because the current testing facilities are not in sync, however BMW are saying it will be around 250 miles. The length is 189 inches, which is slightly longer than the 3 series sedan.

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar 

What you need to know

The open top grand tourer is 10 x the price of a standard Bentley GT convertible. It can travel up to 200mph, and at a mere £1.5 million is only really an option for the wealthiest consumers.

The honey yellow exterior contrasts with the speedster-style twin black cowls, while there’s barely any chrome to be seen. The interior is of course equally as luxurious and under the bonnet sits Bentley’s 6.0-litre W12 engine, complete with a new exhaust and other tweaks which boost the power by 24bhp – taking it to 650bhp.

The cancellation of 2020’s Geneva Motor Show is an enormous shame, but we look forward to next year’s event, plus we have plenty of UK-based events to look forward to later on in the year.