Unlike the last big auto show NAIAS two months ago, in Geneva there were many concept cars. On top of that, the pre-production prototypes and newly-unveiled production cars are themselves dream cars, bristling with levels of technology and capability well outside yesterday’s bounds of practicability. Another trend on the obvious increase is the use of lighting for brand and model-range identity advertisement.
This DVN’s 126th report, is a close and focused look at the new and notable lights on the vehicles at the 2018 Geneva motor show, to the near-total exclusion of other parts and views of the vehicle. Every model covered here can readily be viewed in its entirety elsewhere, but this is the only comprehensive report on the lights. This year we present an unprecedented more than 200 clear, colourful, sharp images at the perfect size whether you’re viewing on a computer screen, a tablet, or you choose to print it out and carry it with you. Where warranted, we provide ultiple views of the same lamp from different angles, annotated and described with text.
Chapters are arranged by automakers; all of an automaker’s marques are grouped together. Once again an enormous success for this 88th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show, with more than 660,000 entries registered. This year’s show was set in motion by the Car of the Year award, won by the Volvo XC40, then the presentation of 150 new models and concept cars to a gathering of more than 10,000 media representatives from all over the world during the two press days. Visitors had the pleasure of viewing more than 900 exciting vehicles on display within the framework of what has become the largest event in Switzerland.
Rarely have so many car makers showed so many new electric cars and production-plausible EV studies as we saw this year at Geneva. EV range—distance that can be travelled on a charge—is growing high enough for buyers to stop worrying about it.