This corona virus is killing the mood of the trade and retail world. Geneva Motor Show is the latest victim with the show now officially cancelled, what happens to the expected reveals?
What reveals will take place and how?
We did some digging to see what manufacturer reveals will take place outside the Geneva Motor Show.
The Battista will be making its splash online via live stream on March 2 at 10:00pm UAE time (7:00pm CET). The world’s first fully electric luxury hypercar reveal can be watched here, there’s a lovely countdown timer to help the time pass.
Aiways was going to reveal their concept U6ion a preview of their second model the U6. They will be looking to host a digital press conference to reveal the electric coupe crossover on March 3
Audi will digitally reveal the Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback as S models in a couple of days. According to their announcement, the three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque.
This allows the two purely electrically driven models to accelerate to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.5 seconds. The intelligent drive control raises vehicle safety, and dynamic handling in particular, to a new level: In addition to the electric all-wheel drive, there is the electric torque vectoring with active and fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle. Charging from 5 to 80% only takes around half an hour charged with up to 150 kW of direct current power (HPC). You can watch it live here on March 3 at 12:50am UAE time (9:50am CET).
Beemer will be revealing the i4 Concept digitally with CEO Oliver Zipse in Munich on March 3 at 11:15am UAE Time (8:15am CET) via live stream. Link to the digital press conference is not available yet.
The fully electric two seater super car Vega EVX from Sri Lanka was planned to be revealed at the show as well. Powered by a dual motor all-wheel drive drivetrain, this marvel from Asia will push out 804HP and 760Nm torque. With so much power at an instant it will have 0 to 100km/h acceleration in 3.1 seconds. The liquid motor controllers and Lithium-ion battery pack, designed in house, will give this EV super car a max range of 300km.
No Plan B yet
Fiat was planning to unveil the new Fiat 500 EV. Not much info is available about the car, we were hoping to see that at the reveal.
Fisker have made no official statement on plans as to unveil the Ocean as of yet. But, stay tuned as we gather more info on their soon to launch
Another we were waiting for is the Hyundai Prophecy. So, we are glued to the company’s website to know when they will unveil their ‘future’.
Rimac was to grace us with the C_TWO GT Hypercar at the show. With 1.85s 0-60mph coming from a whopping 1914HP and 2300Nm torque, this baby could possibly hit 412km/h. As quick as it sounds is as quick we hope they announce. No updates from Rimac on where and when, like their social media states it will come soon!