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  •  Our Highlights From This Years Geneva Motor Show
  • 12 March 2015
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    Our Highlights From This Years Geneva Motor Show

    The Geneva Motor Show showcased a large number of cars this year from some of the large brands which we represent here at Howards. We saw new models from Peugeot, Honda, Kia, Citroen and Hyundai.

 

 Our Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show 

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show showcased a number of exciting motor industry news from various big car brands including, Toyota, Peugeot and Hyundai. 

The show is an annual event, which took place between the 5th and the 15th March in the Swiss city of Geneva. Here are just a few of our highlights:

1.  Refreshed Toyota Auris debuted

Changes to the Toyota Auris revealed at the show are subtle but noticeable. Among the tweaked features are the headlights, taillights and both front and rear bumpers. Some small changes have also been made to the inside of the car, with updated connectivity equipment and a new instrument cluster installed. All together the upgrade shows a refreshed design with higher comfort and safety for passengers. 

Howards Toyota Auris Hybrid

2.  Honda Civic Type R preview

With a top speed of 167mph and a 306bhp peak power output this is the most extreme Honda Type R model ever sold.  The model is also equipped with 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels and 235/35 R19 tiers that have been developed especially for the Type R. The Civic has been dubbed as a racecar for the road and is rumored to be able to go from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.7 seconds!  

Geneva Motor Show

3.  Debut for Peugeot 208 facelift

The show was a debut for the Peugeot 208s facelift. There were a number of exciting changes to the model, including a sharper front bumper, separate fog lamps, a wider grille, deeper chrome finishes and additional safety features.

4.  Citroen Berlingo Mountain Vibe concept launched

The Mountain Vibe MPV is ideal for off road roaming thanks to its Grip Control traction management, which allows it to navigate mud, snow or sand. This makes the model an ideal option for all those seeking a bit of adventure.

It was certainly an attention grabbing vehicle at the show, with pink fog light surrounds, mountain green bodywork and black roof rails, Citroen have taken a risk that’s paid off. The Mountain Vibe comes equip with an all the vital accessories for a true adventurer.

5.  Unveiling of the Kia Cee’d GT Line

The Kia Cee’s GT Line is defiantly one to watch out for. Running off a 1.0 litre turbocharged gasoline three-cylinder burner, the vehicle has ice cube LED daytime running lights, specific upholsteries, aluminium pedals, a new start/stop button, chrome trim and 17-inch alloy wheels. 

6.  Tweaked Hyundai i40 launched

The changes made to the Hyundai i40 include visual tweaks, improved safety features and upgraded engine systems. The interior of the vehicle is made with higher-grade materials than previous models, while the changes to the outside include the privacy glass, new front and rear lights and 16-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels.

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