I had the chance to visit the Geneva Motor Show. This was my third time in this great event which gathers the best of the best of European car market. I really enjoyed the time there and that’s why I want to share with you all my impressions about what I saw, what I liked and what I didn’t of all major exhibitors. The order follows my route during the event.
The IS is simply awesome because of how it looks (especially in the back) and its interior. Nice to see that there are still car makers that risk a bit and propose different cars.
It seems that the driving simulator they had installed in a FT-86 had a bigger impact than the 2 concepts they presented. The new Rav4 looks very nice in the front, side and interior, but ugly in the back. The Auris is definitely ugly inside.
Nice stand. Once again I confirm that the new Clio (SW included) is a great car. In RS version looks awesome. The same for the Captur, that even if looks like the Clio, it has its own stamp. Surprisingly the Twizy didn’t shine. The ZOE looks nice but its interior is really poor (now I understand why it is that cheap).
Nothing new except for the 918 Spyder Concept, which look very nice.
The new Octavia is really nice. Nice interior, nice exterior and generally speaking a very good car. It is not the case for the Rapid, which I found pretty basic in its interior and doors. Outside is hard to differentiate them.
The new XL1 looks better in person but it is not a beautiful car. It is extremely short and narrow. Its interior is nice but its components correspond to a regular car. The new Golf is very nice but once again is a car that doesn’t tell me anything.
The new Leon is very nice too. I would say is the best compact of VW Group (among the Golf, Octavia and A3). Is different, has its own stamp in the front and rear. Inside is not bad. The Toledo, as the Rapid, looks nice till you get in.
They exposed an interesting half part of the Forester where it was possible to see how the car is made and how the Boxer system works. Nothing new
IED, Alfa Romeo Gloria: it looks nice only in the side view. The front and rear are not that nice.
Nothing new but great cars. The stand looks too small for the quantity of cars they show (crisis?).
The 2008 is not as original as previous Peugeot. Is not bad but doesn’t have anything shocking except for its nice interior (as it happens to the 208). Compared to the Captur, it looks boring. Onix concept is great. The 208 XY looks cool. Nice and big stand.
Big and impressive stand. The 3-Series GT looks good in the front but very ugly in the back. Wonderful the 3-Series SW they showed in blue colour. I was expecting the 4-Series, but they showed the i8 and i3 concepts.
Really big stand with the latest CLA, which looks very cool in the rear. Inside, in the back is a bit uncomfortable. The updated E-Class is nice but I think it lost personality. Amazing the CLS Shooting Break.
I closed my visit with this weird and ugly Fornasari, parked outside.