Geneva motor show 2020: all the star cars to watch out for
Hybrid Mercs, BMW's answer to the Tesla Model 3 and an all-new Audi A3 – here's everything you need to know about the new models that will be at the Geneva motor show...
Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS
There was some outcry from Porsche purists about a six-cylinder engine being absent from the standard 718 Cayman and Boxster line-ups, but those complaints will be answered with the arrival of these new GTS models; each is powered by a 4.0-litre flat six engine developing 395bhp. Both can leap to 62mph in just 4.5sec and have a top speed of 182mph. Prices start from £64,088 for the Cayman GTS 4.0, and £65,949 for the Boxster.
The regular Porsche 911 is already a cracking sports car, offering driving thrills and surprising family-friendly practicality. For those seeking a permanent grin, however, the 911 Turbo could be the way to go. Power will come from a heavily turbocharged flat-six petrol engine producing around 570bhp in range-topping S form, while tweaked suspension is designed to give it even keener handling than the standard car.
The new Leon family hatchback has already been revealed, but in Geneva we'll get to see the new car in the metal for the first time. Based on the same underpinnings and borrowing much technology from the latest Volkswagen Golf, the new Leon gets mild and plug-in hybrid power for the first time – the latter gives it the ability to cover 38 miles on electric power alone. Inside, there's a high-tech infotainment system that can tell you the latest fuel prices and even warn you about upcoming hazards.
Skoda Octavia vRS
The new Skoda Octavia family car was revealed late last year, and now the vRS performance version is ready to take a bow. Expect to see sporty styling inside and out, but the big news concerns what will power the new vRS, because it's becoming a plug-in hybrid for the first time in Skoda's history. And with 242bhp available, you can bet it won't have any trouble hustling you and your family along.
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