2011’s Geneva auto show closed 2 weeks ago and DVN are proud to release our full report. The 81 st Geneva Motor Show was different from the last two years. The atmosphere was upbeat and optimistic this year with a welcome return of some real supercars and concept cars. A lot of sexy stylish concept cars were on hand to make a play for drivers’ emotions. In this report, we bring you the interesting new cars exhibited in Geneva and their lighting equipment in relation with styling, safety and energy consumption reduction. The main innovative concept cars include: Audi’s A3 concept, BMW’s Vision2 with its connectivedDrive, Citroën’s Metropolis imagining their future Premium cars, Fiat’s Freemont with its nice rear lights, Ford’s B-Max minicar competitor, Hyundai’s CUR3, the innovative Nissan Esflow, Mazda’s Minagi and Shinari, Renault’s Captur and R-Space, Seat’s IBX, and VW’s Bulli successor to the Combi (microbus). The main innovative production cars as far as lighting is concerned include: Citroën DS4, Hyundai i40, Peugeot 308, Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes C-Class Coupe, BMW X6, Lancia Epsilon, and Lexus CT200h,
The 3 main takeaway points for this Geneva Motor Show, presented in the DVN report:
1. It was a wonderful show with the numerous and innovative concept cars and the presence of all car makers.
2 . In contrast to the last two shows totally focused on green cars, the 2011 Geneva show highlights the comeback of dream cars, so pleasant to see, to drive and to talk about.
3. Thanks to the unlimited styling possibilities of LEDs and the differentiating looks of advanced lighting technology and technique, cars presented prove that there is room for new lighting technologies not just to offer improved performance and safety but also to help reach the hearts of car buyers.
DVN General Editor