New megacars, hot hatchbacks, and much more.
The 2020 Geneva International Motor Show kicks off on March 3 and will feature exciting reveals from a variety of automakers. Geneva has a reputation for being the most ostentatious of all the global auto shows, with plenty of supercar and hypercar reveals costing well over $1 million. But this year's show will also contain some affordable, realistic options. Here's a list of all the big reveals you should know about at this year's Geneva Motor Show.
After the latest teaser, we know that Volkswagen plans to reveal the eighth-generation Golf GTI at Geneva. This new model will still be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine but we expect output to increase from the current model's 228 to around 240 horsepower. Along with the new GTI, VW is also rumored to show the next-generation Tiguan which based on recent spy shots, could be getting an R variant.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has already been confirmed for a Geneva reveal alongside the E63 AMG variant. This is just a facelift but it will feature a heavily updated interior and a slew of new hybrid powertrains. Mercedes has also said it will bring two AMG-badged SUVs, one of which will be the GLE 63 S Coupe. The other remains a mystery but we would place our bets on the GLB 45.
On display at the Bentley stand will be a new Mulliner version of the Continental GT Convertible. While special, this won't be the company's main attraction. That honor goes to a special surprise reveal called the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, which supposedly represents "the future of coachbuilding." We aren't sure if this will be a concept or a production model but expect it to be based on an existing Bentley model with a radically new body.
Porsche is set to reveal the 992 generation 911 Turbo at Geneva but the model was leaked a few weeks before the car's debut. We expect to see a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six producing around 600 hp with the Turbo S model producing closer to 640 hp.
One year after the Polestar 2 made its Geneva debut, the company is set to show off a new model. We know it will be a concept vehicle of some kind but no details have been revealed as yet. Polestar released a single teaser image so we will have to be surprised by this one. Like the Polestar 2, we expect it to be all-electric.
McLaren appears on the list of attending automakers at Geneva and we don't think the brand would be there without showing off a new product. Based on McLaren's product lifecycle, the company could reveal any number of new cars. It could be a convertible version of the GT, a new Longtail, or even a surprise addition to the Ultimate Series.
For the Fiat brand, the 2020 Geneva Motor Show is a make-or-break event. The Italian automaker is set to show off the replacement for the 500, which will be all-electric. This will be the first all-new, in-house vehicle shown by Fiat for a number of years and the company's success will be pinned on this car. We still don't know if the new 500 will be sold in the US, where Fiat's lineup is starting to become stale and could use a new model like this.
The next-generation Audi A3 will debut in Geneva, though we still don't know if the US-bound sedan version will be shown alongside the European Sportback model (pictured below). Expect an evolutionary design with major improvements to the all-wheel-drive system. A sportier S3 and RS3 should follow in the coming months.
Bugatti says it will show off the 250th Chiron called the Edition Noire Sportive. But based on spy shots, the hypercar brand will also show off another model called the Chiron R, which will reportedly slot between the Chiron Sport and the Super Sport 300+. As always, expect this new model to be powered by Bugatti's inimitable quad-turbo W16 engine.
Aston Martin will show off the 2021 Vantage and Vantage Roadster. The former will be available with a seven-speed manual transmission and the latter is an all-new model. Both will be making their world debut in Geneva.
We said Geneva is home to some incredible hypercars, so of course, Pagani has a new reveal. The Pagani Huayra Imola will be the most powerful Hyayra ever with only five examples set to be built. A 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine producing 827 hp, will help the new hypercar sprint from 0-60 mph time in the low two-second range.
The BMW 4 Series and 4 Series Convertible will debut at Geneva, featuring a controversial new grille design and the same engine options found in the four-door 4 Series. A hardcore M4 version should follow later this year. BMW may also show off a new electric sedan called the i4, which could be a surprise reveal.
Toyota has teased a new Yaris-based crossover that will be shown at Geneva. This new model will be positioned below the CH-R but it is unlikely to come to the US. Not much else is known about it but the automaker says it "blends Toyota's extensive small car experience with its strong SUV heritage." Toyota says we won't be getting the new GR Yaris here in the US but perhaps a GR version of this new crossover could come stateside.
Kia has already shown off the new Sorento but at Geneva, we should learn more about what will sit under the hood. We expect the Sorento to be powered by Kia's new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 277 hp along with a new hybrid variant featuring a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.
Koenigsegg teased five new cars, all disguised under a tarp. We expect three of these to be customer examples of the Regera but at least one of the other two could be a production version of the Jesko 500 Concept, which should challenge the Bugatti Chiron 300+ with a top speed of over 300 mph.
The Rimac C_Two will be one of the fastest cars in the world when it makes its debut in Geneva. With 1,914 all-electric hp on tap, the car will hit 60 mph in a ridiculous 1.85 seconds and go on to a top speed of 258 mph. This will also be one of the best EVs on driving range, with estimates of 402 miles to a single charge.
America will be represented at Geneva by a new company called Czinger, which is revealing a hypercar called the 21C. Like the Rimac, the 21C is expected to hit 60 mph in under two seconds but this one won't be powered by electricity alone. Instead, the 21C uses an in-house hybrid drivetrain, the details of which should be revealed at the show.