Report from the 84th Geneva International Motor Show – Day 2
GENEVA —The 84th Geneva International Motor Show entered its second day on Wednesday and the stream of launches continued with debuts from Volkswagen, Audi, Jeep and Ford.
Here is our final report from Geneva.
Volkswagen introduced, the Volkswagen GTE, powered by an electric engine and a combustion engine. The plug-in hybrid completes the Golf lineup with a fifth available power selection (gasoline, diesel, electric, natural gas and plug-in hybrid). The power output of the TSI engine that develops 150 horsepower, and the electric engine with 102 horsepower give the GTE access to 204 horsepower. The Volkswagen GTE has a fuel economy rating of 156 mpg (1.5 l/100 km).
Another important world premiere for the Volkswagen Group took place at the Audi stand. The long awaited successor of the Audi TT was presented to the public for the first time. Shortly after the launch of the first generation back in 1998, the Audi TT gained favor as a sports car. The wide and horizontal single frame grill dominates the front, and the four Audi rings are located on the hood above the grill. The all-new Audi TT can be ordered with a choice of three turbocharged engines. Two gasoline-powered 2.0-liter TFSI engines provide a power output of 230 horsepower, or 310 horsepower in the top model TTS. A 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine with 184 horsepower and a maximum torque of 280 pound-feet is available for diesel fans. The diesel-powered Audi TT can accelerate from 0 – 62 mph (0 – 100 km/h) within 7.2 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 146 mph (235 km/h) with an estimated fuel rating of 56 mpg (4.2 l/100 km).
At the top of Volkswagen’s lineup, the two sports and performance driven manufacturers in the Volkswagen Group, Porsche and Lamborghini, presented their latest models. The rear-wheel drive Porsche 911 RSR offers a power output of 470 horsepower and is consequently built with racing technology for a production version of the 911. A more practical car for daily use is the all-new Porsche Macan, now available with a diesel engine. The Porsche Macan S Diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that generates 258 horsepower and accelerates the mid-size SUV from 0 – 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.1 seconds.
Volkswagen Group’s Italian sports car manufacturer, Lamborghini, showed the successor of the famous Gallardo and premiered the all-new Huracán in a stunning yellow color scheme. The 5.2-liter V10 engine, which powers the Huracán, offers a total power output of 610 horsepower and accelerates the all-wheel drive car within 3.2 seconds from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h). In only 9.9 seconds, the car can reach 125 mph (200 km/h).
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