The Geneva Motor Show that ended last week produced a cool concept that allowed it to win AutoWeek’s ‘Best Concept’. Saab 9-X BioHybrid bested other entries and offically joined the other GM product, the Saab Aero X coupe concept that also received the same award in Geneva two years ago.
This concept car is backed with General Motor’s next-generation hybrid system, that is powered by 200 bhp coming from 1.4L BioPower turbo engine. The design concept for the 9-X is taken from Saab’s Aero X and the earlier 9X concept.
All the best and the newest designs and trends in automotive sector will be unveiled this week. The Geneva motor show is about to open, with leading names of the automotive industry joining the said exposition.
What this automotive exposition has to offer this year is yet another round of new models, concept cars, technical innovations and of course innovations and technologies leading to better environmental sensitivity. With current innovations and developments leading to greater ‘green’ awareness, leading automobile makers both in US and the Europe incorporate a number of new technologies that are designed to make these vehicles and technologies earth-friendly. Prime examples of cars that will showcase these new technologies are the Saab with its BioPower option that allows the car to run on bioethanol and the BMW car that is equipped with EfficientDynamics. What is the EfficientDynamics all about, perhaps you may ask. This actually refer to a number of engineering improvements that are designed to reduce the weight and at the same time increase the efficiency of the car’s engine and the transmission.
Enter Nano: The No Frills Car From Tata Motors
One car that is expected to make a splash on the Geneva motor show is Tata’s Nano. This is the European debut of the so-called world’s cheapest car.
Though this car from Tata Motors is expected to be unveiled this week, this car will not be available in the market for a few more years.
Rolls-Royce too is expected to present its newest addition to the line- the new Phantom Coupe. This coupe is based on the 101EX experimental hand-built car that the brand first showed in 2006. Of course the sporty new Mini John Cooper Works will be at display as well. Aside from new cars from big automobile players, new technologies will be presented on the motor show as well. Some of the new technologies that will be presented include the wiperless windscreen and Microsoft’s partnership with Fiat to produce the “in-car connectivity”. Featured as well are new gadgets and accessories that can make every car look good and stylish.
The 78th motor show in Geneva is expected to run from March 6 to 16.