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...
Hyundai's new Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo rival features a far more striking design than today's i20, while inside drivers get two 10.25in screens to display information – one in place of a usual instrument cluster, and another acting as an infotainment screen. While much of the i20's current engine line-up is expected to continue, at least one electrified version will be offered, too.
Totay's Sorento offers seven-seat practicality for a very tempting price, and those are two things that the new fourth-generation model will be looking to replicate. As well as updated infotainment and driver assistance technologies, Kia has already said that the new SUV will feature hybrid power for the first time – most likely in the form of a plug-in hybrid version.
Mercedes CLA and GLA plug-in hybrids
Both the GLA family SUV and the CLA five-door hatchback are due to receive plug-in hybrid power in 2020, with each car gaining the option of a 1.3-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor, producing a combined output of 215bhp. Both models should be able to travel for around 35 miles on electric power alone.
Mercedes E-Class facelift
Updates to the Mercedes E-Class saloon and estate might be light, but they're designed to keep the car fresh at the mid-point in its life – think of it as the equivalent of a forty-something heading to the gym and updating the contents of their wardrobe. Inside, tweaks to the car's infotainment system will bring a new interface and more advanced voice controls, while on the outside, a light nip and tuck will bring the E-Class in line with Mercedes' newer models, most notably the A-Class family hatchback. In terms of engines, expect more of the E-Class range to be offered with economy boosting mild hybrid technology.
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