A Recap of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show for the Aspiring Automotive Technician

The Geneva auto show hosts exciting unveilings every year
The Geneva auto show hosts exciting unveilings every year

Now in its 86th year, the Geneva Motor Show has long been one of the biggest events on the auto calendar. With dozens of major manufacturers attracted every year, the show has been the site of a number of memorable debuts for iconic cars over the years, such as the Jaguar E-Type and The Ford Capri.

Held over 10 days from the 3rd to the 13th of March, this year’s event certainly lived up to its reputation, with over 40 new production models and ambitious concepts on display. While it’s impossible to highlight everything from the show that will excite auto mechanics, here are just a few of the best cars from this year’s event.

Bugatti Chiron: A Must-See for Car Repair Experts

A new Bugatti is always a special occasion, and the Chiron was naturally one of the most eagerly anticipated cars on show in Geneva. The successor to the Veyron has an 8.0L W16 engine with 1479bhp and a top speed of 420km/h. It will cost approximately $3.5million, with production limited to 500 units.

You can see the Chiron here:

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Rolls-Royce Black Badge: Iconic Auto Re-branded for the Youth Market

Rolls-Royce described the ‘Black Badge’ editions of its Wraith and Ghost models as ‘darker alter-egos’ of the cars designed for younger customers. Car repair experts will no doubt be intrigued by the new direction, with both cars seeing a substantial increase in torque and redesigned adaptive suspension, marking a shift toward a more dynamic, performance-based focus for the automaker.

Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen: For Musical Car Repair Experts

One of the more unique concepts showcased in Geneva, the SpaceTourer Hyphen was designed with French rock band Hyphen Hyphen with the view to creating a musician’s touring van. Essentially a four-wheel drive version of Citroen’s SportTourer, the concept has increased ride height due its nineteen-inch wheels and comfortable seating for seven people with ample cargo room.

H2 Pininfarina’s Green Racer Explained for Auto Mechanic College Students

With the recent launch of Formula E, motorsport fans in auto mechanic college can expect green racing technology to be a hot topic in the coming years. Pininfarina’s H2 concept is the latest demonstration of advances in the field, a hydrogen fuel cell system with twin electric motors that can manage 496hp and an acceleration of 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

Check out the H2 here:

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Koenigsegg Regera: The Hybrid Hypercar That Has Car Repair Experts Talking

First debuted as a concept at last year’s event, Koenigsegg’s ambitious Regera hybrid will cost around $2.35 million, and is said to have better acceleration than a Bugatti Chiron. It boasts a twin-turbocharged 5.0L engine and three rear-mounted electric motors, providing a combined power output of an astonishing 1479bhp and 1475 lb. ft. of torque.

Volvo V90: The Geneva Standout Auto Mechanic Students Might’ve Missed

With so many luxury cars and ambitious concepts on display, it takes something special for a more conventional car to stand out, but the stylishly designed V90 has managed to turn a lot of heads. The estate companion to the S90 saloon will be available with a 2L twin-charged engine with 410hp, and is expected to be priced at approximately $67,000.

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