Geneva auto show 2020 cancelled! These innovations would have been on display

the 2020 geneva auto salon has been cancelled! Because of the increased risk of infection from the corona virus, the swiss federal council has banned all large events with more than 1000 participants. You can see on this page which innovations from small cars to SUVs would have been shown there.

The Geneva Motor Show (GIMS) will not take place in 2020

Many major brands have canceled anyway

Manufacturers would have shown many electric cars and plug-in hybrids

Car shows are having an increasingly difficult time: the visitor numbers decline, and not all car manufacturers want to exhibit there anymore, but prefer to look for other ways to get customers.

And now also complete cancellation of the geneva auto show by the swiss authorities. Originally, the organizers wanted to go through with the fair, as it is the only major auto show in Europe this year. But the swiss federal council has banned all large events with more than 1000 participants until mid march. This also affects the geneva auto show, which will be held on 5. March 2020 would have been opened to the public.

The geneva international motor show (GIMS) was in any case not under a good star. Already in the run-up had independently of the coronavirus important brands how ford, opel, peugeot, citroen, volvo, jaguar, land rover and nissan refrain from participating.

How the trade fair will continue in 2021 is still in the stars – even if the corona virus should no longer be a problem by then. One thing is certain: the Geneva Motor Show, like the IAA, has a uncertain future.

In the meantime, the organizer has announced that the tickets already already purchased tickets will be refunded will be. updated information will be available as soon as possible on the website of the geneva auto salon.

On any hotel or travel expenses incurred (z. B. flight), visitors to the trade fair would be left stranded. compensation would only be paid in case of "fault of the organizer" in question, say ADAC lawyers. But this is not expected to happen in this case. Cancellations can only be made at the usual cancellation fees.

Coronavirus: what travelers need to know

the edipemia caused by the coronavirus has long since arrived in europe. Not only germany reports more and more infections. Many countries are bracing themselves, including switzerland, which has now canceled all major events.

Read what this means for travelers on our current page on the topic of coronavirus.

Here are the most important car innovations

Audi wanted fourth generation of the A3 show, which will be launched only as a five-door sportback and later as a notchback sedan. The three-door model was canceled. Visually, the compact car does not fall out of the usual audi grid. Like škoda octavia and seat leon, audi gets a longer wheelbase than its technical brother VW golf: that promises more space inside. thanks to "progressive steering" and adaptive chassis, the new model is supposed to be sportier to drive than before. A quattro drive for the more powerful models is a given, as are conventional three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines, two 2.0-liter TDI engines, economical plug-in hybrid variants, a natural gas version and up to 294 kW/400 hp sport models (RS). Market launch: spring 2020. Read more about the new audi A3 here.

The sport models also produce 294 kW/400 hp from 2.5 liters of displacement audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 sportback – that’s 17 percent more power than before. If desired, the top speed can be limited to 280 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is 4.5 seconds.
In addition, there will be a particularly sporty variant of the electric e-tron quattro. Audi e-tron S and e-tron sportback S with three electric motors have a total output of up to 370 kW/503 hp and are expected to reach 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

The four-door electric coupe BMW i4 concept would have been the highlight on the BMW stand. The car’s name indicates that it is not yet the final version of the i4, but the production car is unlikely to be much different in terms of looks and technology. The i4 is designed to compete with Tesla: with over 500 hp, 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4 seconds, a top speed of over 200 km/h and a range of 600 kilometers according to WLTP measurements. Market launch: 2021.

BMW promises a purely electric range of up to 57 kilometers for the plug-in hybrid variants BMW X1 xdrive 25e and X2 xdrive 25e. A system output of 220 hp enables rapid acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than seven seconds. Both cars run entirely without an internal combustion engine up to 135 km/h, after which the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine joins them. Price: from 45.650 euros. There will also be an additional hybrid version of the BMW 3 Series.

DS automobiles

The luxurious DS brand was the only representative of the PSA Group to present itself in Geneva. And would have brought a luxurious notchback sedan as a new flagship, which with a length of 4.93 meters is oriented to the audi A6, mercedes E-class and BMW 5 series. The DS 9 is said to be particularly comfortable to drive and is powered, among other things, by a plug-in hybrid with 165 kW/225 hp system output. Pure electric range: 40 to 50 kilometers. Further engines with outputs up to 264 kW/360 hp and all-wheel drive are to follow. Market launch: end of 2020.

Behind the somewhat awkward name DS aero sport lounge concept hides a study to show the future design of the brand. This looks quite futuristic and expressive and relies on edges instead of curves. Both vehicles are powered by a 500 kW/680 hp electric motor and a 110 kWh battery with a range of 650 kilometers.

From the 3.41 meter short electro-minimalist e.Go life now has further offshoots: in addition to the concept car, the e.Go life cross, which is to be launched in a limited small series in 2021, will be joined by the life sport as a near-production vehicle. The cross is a variant with distinctive SUV accents such as chunky wheels, wheel arch extensions, underride protection and additional headlights. With 72 kW/98 hp, it has more power than the current top model life 60 with 57 kW/77 hp and also a larger battery. The price has not yet been fixed. The same applies to the 80 kW/109 hp e.Go life sport, which comes with 17-inch light-alloy wheels, sports suspension and sports seats.

fiat is also embracing electrification and offers the following models panda and fiat 500 in the future as mild-hybrid models. In both vehicles, a three-cylinder gasoline engine with 70 hp is supported by a belt starter generator. The e-system delivers up to 3.6 kW of power, especially when starting off. However, the smallest cars will not be able to run purely on electricity due to the light hybridization. fiat gives both models a fuel consumption of 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers and CO₂ emissions of 93 g/km. Also a pure electric car wanted to present fiat at the geneva motor show.


Fisker wanted to take the ocean will arrive – a luxurious SUV with electric drive, which, however, will not be built until the fourth quarter of 2021. So it will be quite a while before the ocean is launched on the market and comes to germany. The car will be
4.64 meters long, looks stylish, has a huge glass roof and is said to be able to recharge at the charging station with up to 150 kw supercharger let. Fisker promises to be able to recharge 200 miles of range within half an hour. The engine output (two engines) is stated at over 300 hp.


The completely new hyundai i20 aims to bring more variety to the segment of opel corsa, VW polo and toyota yaris with an expressive look. In addition to more space thanks to a larger wheelbase, it will also offer significantly more comfort and safety. A conventional 4-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine (62 kW/84 hp) and two three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engines are available as powertrains. The more powerful 88 kW (120 hp) version has a 48-volt mild hybrid system.

Also the revised golf competitor hyundai i30 coming soon to dealers. The front end in particular has been redesigned, and the engine range is also being renovated. Among other things, there is a new entry-level gasoline engine with 81 kW/110 hp and economical hybrid versions with 48-volt technology. The prophecy" study with eye-catching curves and flared fenders should show what hyundai design could look like in the future.

The new sorento comes with a self-assured look that underscores the sheer size of the SUV. The slightly off-road vehicle is based on a new platform, which is said to have increased the space available in the interior. On the powertrain side, the car is expected to be offered as both a plug-in hybrid and a diesel mild hybrid with 48-volt technology. New features also in the smaller sportage: all diesels are now combined with 48-volt technology as standard.


Toyota’s classy lexus subsidiary had planned three european premieres. The luxury coupe LC500 will be a cabrio variant with a price tag of well over 100 euros.000 euros and powerful engines (up to 464 hp), the focus is on exclusivity. Much more down-to-earth is the first purely electric lexus, which UX 300e. The compact SUV competes with the kia e-niro and the peugeot e-2008 and is said to be able to travel around 400 kilometers.

How lexus envisions electric cars in the future is shown by the brand with the LF-30 electrified concept, futuristic coupe designed to provide driving pleasure. The sedan ES now follows the audi e-tron and the honda e in relying on camera exterior mirrors.


Mazda wanted to present its 100. celebrating its 50th birthday with some historic models at the stand and at the same time with the new mazda MX-30 look into the not too distant future. The all-electric SUV coupe can already be ordered and will be delivered in the second half of 2020. The counter-rotating doors and the missing B-pillar are unusual features. A 35-kWh battery should provide a range of around 200 kilometers. The small car mazda2 the japanese have reworked the.


No windows, no roof, but a great deal of power: the mclaren elva is a racy sports car with no top at all. And very exclusive. The roadster from mclaren’s own "ultimate series" is expected to cost around 1.7 million euros. Selected applicants receive a car in which the driver sits fully in the wind – mclaren dispenses with a windshield and an audio system. Those who don’t want to drive with a helmet can, however, order a windshield in some countries. At 815 hp and more than 300 km/h top speed it could get drafty fast.


After four years in production, mercedes is revising the E-class. At the front and rear there are only subtle changes. The biggest differences from its predecessor are under the sheet metal. the e-class, for example, gets improved assistance systems and a new four-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement of two liters, which is supported by an integrated starter generator (ISG) with a power output of 15 kw. Despite a system output of 272 hp, the drive is said to be economical. Market launch: summer 2020.

The second generation of the mercedes GLA is also available as an electric car GLA AMG 45 4matic. In two performance levels: the most powerful "S" version the engine develops 310 kW/421 hp, while the standard version produces 285 kW/387 hp. All-wheel drive as standard. The manufacturer has not yet named prices, but like the other AMG models in the A-Class, the sporty bolide is likely to cost around 70 euros.000 euros start. The suvs can reach 100 km/h in 4.4 (standard version) and. 4.3 seconds (S version).


The Swiss "pioneer in micromobility" is scheduled to be ready in 2021, as the manufacturer calls itself, then wants the small microlino to the market. The smallest car is likely to appeal to lifestyle-oriented customers, with a design strongly reminiscent of the BMW isetta. The design has been slightly revised and the steering column now no longer folds forward when the door is opened, but is fixed, which should have a positive influence on handling and safety. According to the manufacturer, it has a range of around 200 kilometers and is priced at 12.000 euros targeted. The microlino gets a little sister in the form of the microletta, a three-wheeled electric scooter with a top speed of 80 km/h and a range of around 100 kilometers. The price of 4900 euros has already been fixed, but the start of production has not yet been announced.


The Italian design forge pininfarina provides with the battista causing a stir: a so-called hypercar that will presumably cost around two million euros. In return, the customer gets a super-exclusive car that will only be sold 150 times worldwide and that will be faster and more powerful than any other. Key data: all-wheel electric drive with 1900 hp, 3200 nm, over 400 km/h fast. The technology comes from electric pioneer rimac from croatia, the money for development and production from the indian mahindra group.


Volvo’s electric brand polestar wants to go "eco" not only in terms of drive system his and wanted to present a travel sedan study in geneva that also focuses on sustainability inside the car. At polestar precept materials made from renewable raw materials and recycled plastic. The seating surfaces, for example, were made from PET bottles, and cork vinyl was used for the upholstery. In the future, sustainable materials are to be increasingly incorporated into the brand’s series-produced models. Because of its 3.10-meter wheelbase, the study is supposed to offer plenty of interior space.


Renault also plans to launch a purely electric version of the twingo. The twingo Z.E. Based on the electric smart EQ, but blessed with a slightly longer range. With a battery capacity of 21 kWh, the french car will be able to drive 180 kilometers in the WLTP cycle; for city driving only, Renault even specifies up to 250 kilometers. The 60 kW/82 hp electric motor accelerates the electric twingo to 100 km/h in 12.6 seconds, with a top speed of 135 km/h. With a charging capacity of up to 22 kW, the battery is expected to be 80 percent full in around one hour. renault has set the launch date for the turn of the year 2020/21.

The French are also going all out for hybrid technology. The best-selling captur and megane rolling into showrooms as plug-in hybrids. With a 9.8-kwh battery, the mini-SUV and its golf rival are expected to drive around 65 kilometers on pure electric power (up to 135 km/h). Then the 1.6-liter gasoline engine is used. The price for the captur e-TECH plug-in is 33.600 euros.

Also the small car clio will be electrified, but not as a plug-in, but as a "normal" megane full hybrid without external charging option. With a 1.2-kwh battery, it can only cover short distances purely electrically. Main competitor: the toyota yaris hybrid.

The highlight from spain is the new seat leon. The visually pleasing body has become larger and should therefore offer more space than before. Inside, a very reduced cockpit with only a few buttons is used. The engine range is largely identical to that of the VW golf 8 and offers a broad spectrum of petrol, diesel, hybrid models and a natural gas version with outputs ranging from 110 to 204 hp. The sporty variant is the cupra leon, to be presented as a plug-in hybrid.


Even though škoda’s first purely electric SUV is already busy doing test laps and is about to go into production, the Czechs want to show the "enyaq" to the public mentioned model unfortunately not yet. Instead, the VW subsidiary is concentrating on the new ID hybrid octavia, is based primarily on its powerful and, to date, very popular RS version. The special feature: the 245-hp sporty offshoot of the family car will be offered exclusively as a plug-in hybrid and will therefore not only be able to sprint, but also save energy.


After toyota has presented the economical hybrid version of the yaris, now comes the opposite pole: the sport version named toyota GR yaris, which demonstrates its potency already by its powerful front with large air intake. With a 192 kW/261 hp three-cylinder turbo engine, it is the most powerful yaris of all time. All-wheel drive is standard on the little racer. Production start is in the second half of 2020, a price is not yet known.

The first small car SUV from toyota, which will be positioned below the C-HR and compete with the VW T-cross, ford puma and skoda kamiq. toyota has not yet announced a name, and the manufacturer has not yet released any data or pictures.

In Geneva, car fans would also have liked to see the new mirai can admire. The notchback sedan with fuel cell drive is expected to travel around 500 kilometers and consume less fuel than before. Production to start in fall 2020.

Vw’s first electric SUV to be launched in 2020. The new ID. 4 – originally as a study VW ID. Crozz unveiled – is said to offer an unusually large amount of interior space and be able to travel 500 kilometers on its most powerful battery. It will be available with rear- and all-wheel drive, and a fast-charging solution (CCS) will come as standard. Read more about the ID here. 4.

The new VW caddy has a more modern look, even though it retains its practical box form, of course. The fifth generation of the VW caddy will be available with a short wheelbase (4.50 meters long) and a long wheelbase (4.85 meters long) and as a craftsman and family version. A multifunction steering wheel, two sliding doors, a radio system with 6.5-inch display and drowsiness detection are standard features on board. Overall 19 assistance systems are available, including trailer assist, which helps with rearward maneuvering or parking. The conventional powertrains (75 to 130 hp) are likely to be joined once again by the environmentally friendly TGI natural gas version, and a purely electrically powered caddy cannot be ruled out either.

The VW golf is getting new offshoots, specifically the more specialized variants GTI, GTD and GTE. The tradition-steeped golf GTI comes with a 245-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, which is just as powerful as the new GTE. As a plug-in hybrid, however, it generates its 245 hp system output from a combination of a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and an electric motor. With its 13 kWh battery, the GTE is said to be able to drive around 60 kilometers purely on electricity. The GTD has an output of 200 hp and is the sporty top of the diesel range. With two SCR cats connected in series, the sporty compression ignition engine is said to be particularly clean. All three variants have the continuous strip of light between the front headlights in common.

The VW touareg R will be a power version with a system output of 340 kW/462 hp to complement the model range. The 2.5-ton plug-in hybrid is expected to sprint to 100 km/h in around five seconds and reach a maximum of 250 km/h. The rear of the touareg R houses a 14.1-kwh battery that allows purely electric driving for up to 48 kilometers at 140 km/h.

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