Beginning on March 8th, 2018 the Geneva Auto Show is one of the highlights of any car lover’s year. It is a big deal in the auto industry and one of the first events where car makers get to show off what they have planned for the future, what sort of concepts are in development and more. Every year, the show always promises some surprises and 2018 is no different. Companies such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren will all be showing off what they have on deck for everyone to admire. Last year, the event had close to 692,000 people in attendance with over 10,000 journalists there as well, so this year’s show promises to be just as big, if not bigger.
Geneva Auto Show 2018 Details
Dates: March 8-18th
Times: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM and Saturday, Sunday 9:00 AM -7:00 PM
Location: 1218 Route François-Peyrot 30 in Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Tickets: Can be purchased here or on site.
Ticket Pricing: 16 Swiss Francs for Adults, nine Francs for children and you can receive a discount if you’re purchasing for a group.
2017 Attendance: 691,351 visitors along with 10,714 journalists as well
New Cars & Concepts
There are a variety of cars that will be shown off at the show, and all the major automakers will be in attendance to showcase what they have in store. Developers have plenty in store for all attendees and here are some of the most exciting cars that will be on display.
2019 Aston Martin Vantage
Combining a sleek look with serious power under the hood, the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is sure to be one of the biggest highlights of this year’s show. It is a mix of luxury and sport, with leather interiors that is sure to scratch that sports car itch you’ve surely got. Not only is this car luxurious, but it is packing some serious heat under the hood. The Vantage comes with a Mercedes Benz V8 engine cranking out 500 horsepower that sends the car from zero to 60 in just 3.5 seconds.
Ferrari 488 Pista
To say the 488 Pista is fast would be a severe understatement. Packing a twin-turbocharged V8 that puts out over 710 horsepower, this car is designed to leave other vehicles in the dust. Not only is it powerful, but the car is also just beautiful to look at. Ferrari is known for its pretty rides, and the 488 Pista is no different. It’s making its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, so be sure to check this beauty out while it’s there.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The Geneva Auto Show is not just sporting cars and crazy concept vehicles. After all, soccer moms need cars too! The Kona’s electric version will be on display for the European audience, and it packs a surprising punch. Much of the information about the Kona is already available, and it’s being sold in two versions, a short and long-range options that will have maximum distances of 186 and 292 miles respectively. It will come with all the bells and whistles, like wireless phone charging, Apple play, and Android Auto. As of now, the electric version does not have a set price, but that is expected to be announced soon.
The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, so expectations are very high for it. It might be electric, but according to Jaguar it has a 400 horsepower engine and will also have a range of 220 miles, which is impressive for an electric vehicle. Jaguar also says that the battery should be able to go from zero percent to over 80% in about 45 minutes. For all the speed demons out there, the I-Pace can go from zero to sixty in just four seconds. You heard that right, it might be electric, but it can satisfy any speed lover’s desires.
McLaren is known for three things: speed, style and power. Their newest release will officially debut at the Geneva Auto Show and promises to impress. It’s being billed as “the most extreme McLaren yet,” and based on what has been released so far, it’s safe to say that this is a spot on description. Packing a strong 789 horsepower engine and a turbocharged V8, make no mistake about it, this car will go fast. When it comes to McLaren, would you expect anything less?
These cars are just a taste of what the 2018 Geneva Auto Show has to offer, so be sure to keep your eye on all the show has to provide once it begins on March 8th. It runs through March 18th, and you can find all the information you need on the event’s website here.