Geneva Motor Show: The tip models – AM

Audi Q2

Audi is staid to take on a reward compress SUV zone with a latest further to a Q-badged line-up, a Q2.

About 190mm shorter (4.19m) and 40mm narrower (1.79m) than a bigger hermit a Q3, a visitor will

go adult opposite a likes of Mini’s Countryman and Mazda’s CX-3 when sequence books open in July, brazen of Nov deliveries.

In terms of space, a Q2 sits between a dual pivotal rivals with a foot ability of 405 to 1,050 litres.

Distinguished by a ‘blade’ D-pillars, embellished in a resisting colour to a rest of a vehicle, a Q2 will underline newly-designed 17-inch amalgamate wheels, with a choice of 19-inch.   

Technology from aloft adult a Audi range, including a discretionary Audi practical cockpit and a head-up display, adaptive journey control, trade jam assist, active line support and a pre-sense collision deterrence system, are all enclosed in a line-up.

Alongside a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, Audi will offer 1.4- and 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engines and 1.6- and 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel units.


Fiat Tipo

Identical from a C-pillar forward, a hatchback and estate are set to take on Škoda’s Rapid when they arrive in UK showrooms in September, with prices to be announced nearer that time.

The Tipo is 4.37 metres prolonged in hatchback form and offers 440 litres of foot space, while a estate adds 20mm and 110 litres of bucket capacity.

MultiJet II turbodiesel engines will be charity in 94bhp 1.3-litre and 118bhp two-litre formats, while 94bhp 1.4-litre and 118bhp 1.4 turbo petrol engines line adult alongside a 1.6-litre e-TorQ engine producing 109bhp, total exclusively with a six-speed, torque converter involuntary gearbox.

The Tipo will be accessible in 3 trim levels, with atmosphere conditioning, remote executive locking, back electric windows (estate only), electric mirrors, 6 airbags, digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity among a customary equipment.


Volvo V90

The commanding V90 estate drew a crowds on Volvo’s stand. Displayed in petrol, diesel and T8 hybrid form, a V90 claims CO2 emissions as low as 47g/km.

Priced from £34,555 – some £2,000 some-more than a S90 tavern – a new V90 arrives in UK showrooms in Oct with a range-topping 401bhp (and 472lb-ft), plug-in hybrid following early subsequent year.

Momentum and Inscription trim levels will be accessible from launch, corresponding to 187bhp D4 or 232bhp D5 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engines. The front-wheel-drive V90 D4 comes with an eight-speed involuntary gearbox, and offers total fuel expenditure of 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.

The D5, meanwhile, incorporates Volvo’s PowerPulse record to boost responsiveness, regulating dense atmosphere to bobbin adult a turbo during low revs. This formula in a quick 7.2-second lurch to 62mph.

Among a V90’s customary apparatus is a powered tailgate, leather upholstery, LED headlights with active high beam, two-zone meridian control, keyless engine starting and exhilarated front seats. Volvo’s nine-inch touchscreen Sensus infotainment complement is also standard, bringing with it sat-nav, voice-control and internet access.


Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11Visitors to a Geneva Motor Show seemed to strike adult an evident bond with a Aston Martin DB11.

The initial all-new DB-badged Aston Martin given a launch of a DB9 13 years ago,

the supercar pennyless cover with a explain of being “the many powerful, many fit and many boldly means DB indication in Aston Martin’s history”.

Priced from £154,900, a DB11 is approaching to strech UK showrooms in Q4 of this year.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12, designed in-house, a DB11 will accelerate to 62mph in 3.9 seconds and strech a tip speed of 200mph pleasantness of 600bhp and 516lb-ft of torque energy output.

Sitting on a new connected aluminium tallness and with next-generation infotainment technology, a DB11 is a initial in Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century’ plan.

Part of a innovative pattern incorporates innovative aerodynamic solutions – including a gill-like ‘Curlicue’, that releases high-pressure atmosphere from inside a circle arch around a secluded opening within a redesigned side-strake.

At a rear, lift is reduced by Aston Martin’s AeroBlade, a practical spoiler fed by atmosphere intakes located during a bottom of any C-pillar.

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said: “This is not usually a many critical automobile that Aston Martin has launched in new history, though also in a 103-year existence. The DB11 justly places Aston Martin once again as a heading code in a oppulance automotive market.”


Maserati Levante

With a Levante, Maserati is aiming to feat a reward SUV marketplace already assigned by a Porsche Cayenne.

The Italian code hopes to boost tellurian sales to 49,000 subsequent year – rising from about 32,000 in 2015 – by entering a burgeoning SUV marketplace staid to accept a Jaguar F-Pace and Bentley Bentayga.

Much was done of a lush attributes of a Levante during a Swiss event, with an interior “created with a excellent materials, many artistic to a touch, from discretionary reward leather to Ermenegildo Zegna silk”.

But a Italian entrance contingency also broach on Maserati’s

sports-oriented values and is pronounced to underline 50:50 weight placement and a lowest centre of sobriety in a class.

The Levante is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine with 345bhp or 424bhp, or a 271bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel, any corresponding to Maserati’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel expostulate complement and an eight-speed involuntary gearbox with integrated stop-start system.

The 424bhp Levante should strech 62mph in 5.2 seconds and a tip speed of 164mph with 21.6mpg fuel expenditure and 253g/km CO2 emissions.

The some-more spare turbodiesel, meanwhile, claims to strike 62mph in 6.9 seconds, a 143mph tip speed, 32.7mpg fuel economy and 189g/km CO2 emissions.

The Maserati is approaching to cost from £54,000 when it arrives in UK showrooms in May.


Renault Scenic

Arriving in UK showrooms this entrance winter, Renault’s new Scenic looks like it will make an impact on a MPV market.

Inspired by a R-Space judgment of 2011, a new fourth-generation Scenic is a latest automobile to accept a code redesign mutual by Renault pattern trainer Laurens outpost basement Acker.

Having grown 40mm in length (4,406mm), 20mm in breadth (1,865mm) and 13mm in tallness (1,653mm), a new Scenic claims best-in-class bucket ability of 575 litres and additional cubby space of 65 litres in a cabin.

All Scenics underline a two-tone colour intrigue and 20-inch amalgamate wheels as standard.

The Scenic is to be sole with a choice of 6 diesel engines and dual petrols, with a Hybrid Assist chronicle of a dci 110 engine nearing later.

The turbodiesel engines furnish between 94bhp and 158bhp, with the

petrol units producing 113bhp and 128bhp, though no fuel potency total have been expelled as yet.

Among a technological firsts for a Renault MPV are: lane-keeping support and an active puncture braking complement with walking showing and lassitude detection.

A full colour head-up display, 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen infotainment systems and Bose approximate sound are also among a highlights.


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Scheduled to arrive in UK showrooms this summer, a open-top C-Class pennyless cover during a Geneva Motor Show.

Featuring an programmed soft-top that can open or tighten in 20 seconds during speeds of adult to 31mph, a latest automobile from a German code is some 4mm taller than a coupé stablemate, nonetheless offers an additional 12mm of back headroom.

With prices for a C-Class Cabriolet nonetheless to be confirmed, a choice includes C 220d and C 250d turbodiesel variants, along with 6 petrol options, including a C 43 4Matic. Power varies from 168bhp to 328bhp, and a C 220d is a cleanest option, with claims of 62.8mpg and 116g/km CO2.


Ford Edge and Kuga Vignale

Continuing a efforts to give owners a choice of relocating into a some-more reward offering, Ford denounced Kuga (right) and Edge Vignale (above) models during Geneva.

The new SUV models and an S-Max Vignale will join a existent Mondeo Vignale and will be sole from Ford UK’s 68-strong Ford Store franchised play network. Prices have nonetheless to be confirmed.

Bespoke paint and circle treatments, signature diamond-quilted leather trim, active sound control and a bespoke chronicle of Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment complement are all partial of a Vignale package.

Customers also advantage from liberality practice during events such as a Chelsea Flower Show and Cannes Film Festival interjection to an disdainful lifestyle service.


Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

Honda aims to broach a sportiest ever Civic with a 10th-generation chronicle set to enter a UK marketplace early subsequent year.

A hide preview of how it will demeanour was given in a form of a Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype, that done a open entrance in Geneva.

Dimensions some 30mm wider, 20mm reduce and 130mm longer than a stream Civic hatchback are all partial of a energetic new appearance.

The new Civic – to be constructed during Honda’s UK production heart in Swindon – will be a initial Honda to underline a brand’s all-new one-litre and 1.5-litre Vtec Turbo petrol engines.


Kia Optima

Kia is aiming to enhance a interest of a Optima with a approaching attainment of a Sportswagon, sporty GT and fit plug-in hybrid versions.

All 3 featured on a bustling mount during a Geneva Motor Show, with a brand’s initial D-segment tourer providing a practicality of a 553-litre boot, a 242bhp GT charity some-more opening and a plug-in hybrid targeting 37g/km CO2 emissions.

All are due to enter a UK marketplace before a finish of a year.

Paul Philpott, boss and CEO of Kia Motors UK, told AM: “People have always appreciated a styling of a Optima and now we should have a operation fit to interest to a far-reaching operation of customers.”


Škoda VisionS

Officially billed as a judgment vehicle, a VisionS charity a essence of Škoda’s planned  large hermit to a Yeti SUV to be denounced after this year.

Škoda CEO Bernhard Maier said: “In terms of design, altogether package and bland practicality, a Škoda VisionS already provides an discernment into a new SUV.”

Appearing with plug-in hybrid record that will underline on destiny Škodas, a VisionS is 4.7m prolonged and facilities 3 rows of seats and a brand’s new front-end pattern language.

The 222bhp part-electric drivetrain brings together a 154bhp 1.4 TSI petrol engine and 40kW electric engine to lapse a claimed 149mpg fuel potency and 45g/km CO2 emissions.


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