87th Geneva International Motor Show (2017)

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  • #154604
    gti

    De los salones con novedades muchas feas que recuerdo,veo muchos modelos superrecargados.

    #154603

    Al final la sorpresa de Renault es un Zoe de 460cv

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    #154598

    Audi va a llevar al salón:
    – A5 y S5 cabrio
    – RS5

    – Audi Q8 concept, nueva evolución
    .- Audi concept de gas natural

    http://www.carscoops.com/2017/03/audi-announces-three-premieres-for.html

    #154602

    Cuanto más veo el Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross y su frontal con brackets , más adefesio me parece. De hecho esta tarde he visto un ASX recién matriculado y, sin ser la repera, pero me gusta muchísimo más.

    #154601

    Sigo manteniendo la esperanza de que Honda sorprenda y saque a relucir su nuevo CR-V en este salón y dé una puñetera fecha próxima para este lado del charco. :BangHead:

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    #154599

    Citroën en el salón:

    -C3
    -C4 Cactus
    -C4 Picasso
    -SpaceTourer
    -E-MEHARI
    -C3 WRC

    -C-Aircross Concept
    -SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept

    Nota de prensa, en inglés:

    SALON DE GENÈVE 2017 : CITROËN POURSUIT SON OFFENSIVE

    A l’occasion du Salon de Genève 2017, Citroën fait la démonstration de son identité unique, avec un stand chaleureux qui fait écho à ses futurs points de vente, et des modèles audacieux et confortables comme la Nouvelle C3.
    Ce rendez-vous international est aussi l’occasion d’annoncer les prochaines offensives de la Marque :

    – Les SUV et l’évasion avec deux concept cars inédits et pleins de caractère ;

    – La voiture autonome avec le prototype Grand C4 Picasso et les aides à la conduite, éléments clés du programme Citroën Advanced Comfort® ;

    – Le sport automobile avec le retour en WRC illustré par la C3 WRC de compétition.

    Des voitures et des technologies connectées à de nouveaux services de mobilité qui témoignent de la vitalité de Citroën et de sa différence au sein des marques généralistes.

    Citroën au Salon de Genève 2017, c’est une expérience automobile unique, avec :

    Deux nouveaux concept cars exposés en première mondiale qui témoignent de l’état d’esprit de la Marque :

    > C-Aircross Concept : concept car à l’identité forte et colorée dans la lignée de la Nouvelle C3 et incarnant la capacité de Citroën à se différencier. Un concept qui préfigure l’offensive mondiale de Citroën sur le segment des SUV compacts.

    > SpaceTourer 4X4 Ë Concept : clin d’œil à la collection capsule de produits Lifestyle « Ë », lancée à l’occasion du Mondial de Paris 2016, ce baroudeur à 4 roues motrices, moderne et technique, invite à l’aventure avec style et décontraction.

    – La C3 WRC de compétition qui a fait ses débuts aux rallyes de Monte Carlo et de Suède et qui marque le grand retour de Citroën en WRC.

    – Une démonstration du programme Citroën Advanced Comfort®, illustré ici sous l’angle du confort d’esprit et de l’allègement de la charge mentale grâce aux nouvelles technologies d’aides à la conduite. Citroën propose déjà à ses clients des aides à la conduite utiles, rassurantes et sécurisantes dans la vie quotidienne, qui constituent une première étape vers la voiture autonome : Park Assist, Vision 360, Active Safety Brake, Régulateur de vitesse adaptatif avec fonction Stop, Reconnaissance des panneaux de vitesse et recommandation… Evolution majeure vers encore plus de confort, Citroën expose l’un des prototypes Grand C4 Picasso qui ont déjà parcouru plus de 120 000 km en mode autonome sur les routes d’Europe.

    Une gamme moderne qui illustre la capacité de Citroën à insuffler un vent de fraîcheur et d’optimisme au cœur de l’offre des constructeurs généralistes, avec des voitures au design fort et audacieux, génératrices de bien-être. Véritable symbole de cette dynamique, la Nouvelle C3, commercialisée fin 2016, qui rencontre déjà un franc succès avec 65 000 commandes depuis son lancement commercial. Une identité également portée par le C4 Cactus, disponible désormais avec la boîte de vitesses automatique de dernière génération EAT6 pour encore plus de confort, les Nouveaux C4 Picasso et le SpaceTourer, dotés d’aides à la conduite à la pointe de la technologie, mais aussi la E-MEHARI, cabriolet décalé et branché 100% électrique. Des modèles mettant en avant le design et le confort au travers de technologies utiles.

    Des services dans l’air du temps qui changent l’accès à la mobilité et simplifient la vie des automobilistes. Ce sont des services dédiés aux clients, comme Citroën Advisor, site d’avis en ligne sur les points de vente et les produits Citroën, grande première dans l’automobile, mais aussi des nouveaux services de mobilité comme Citroën Rent&Smile permettant de louer un véhicule Citroën chez son concessionnaire, ou bien encore Citroën Earn&Drive qui permet au client Citroën de gagner de l’argent en proposant son propre véhicule à la location.

    Un stand attractif et lumineux, qui évoque un véritable espace de vie avec ses matériaux chaleureux, et qui illustre concrètement la promesse de la Marque « Be Different, Feel Good ». Le public y retrouvera notamment La Maison Citroën, qui préfigure les nouveaux concepts de points de vente Citroën, mais aussi un espace animé entièrement dédié au C-Aircross Concept, une immersion en 3D incroyable dans une spéciale WRC, et le musée interactif Citroën Origins, qui permet à chacun de redécouvrir les modèles mythiques de la Marque.

    Rendez-vous sur le stand Citroën les 7 et 8 mars (journées presse) et du 9 au 19 mars (journées public).

    La conférence de presse Citroën se tiendra le 7 mars 2017 à 13h45 sur le stand de la Marque, Hall 6.

    Citroën

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    – Renault, Europe’s number one [b]electric vehicle[/b] brand, takes the wraps off an EV surprise.

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    Algunos medios comentan que se llamará SymbioZ, veremos a ver qué es al final.

    #154597

    Chevrolet en el salón

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    Geneva International Motorshow 2017: Chevrolet to Showcase Performance Car Model Range

    – Motorshow debut: Chevrolet Camaro Track Concept
    – Chevrolet Camaro V8
    – Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
    – Chevrolet Corvette Z06

    ZURICH – At the 2017 Geneva International Motorshow Chevrolet will present its current Performance Car Model Range and unveils a new Camaro concept car.

    Chevrolet Camaro Track Concept

    This special model combines the qualities of a fast sports coupe for daily road use with the high-performance features for track use on weekends. The Camaro Track Concept, for instance, has special 20-inch wheels with wider tires, a chassis optimized for fast lap times that lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity by thirty millimeters and more powerful Brembo brakes, plus exclusive design features that distinguish this new concept version from more civil Camaro models.

    New Camaro with comprehensive enhancements

    The sixth-generation of the Chevrolet Camaro has higher levels of performance and technology, lots of interior and exterior refinements, as well as a smaller and lighter vehicle architecture.

    To make it not only the best Camaro ever, but one of the most competitive performance cars available, Chevrolet focused on three pillars of development: Design, performance, and technology.

    “Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more,” says Mark Reuss, General Motors Executive Vice President of Product Development. “For Camaro enthusiasts, it retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance. For a new generation of buyers, the new Camaro incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas with finely honed performance and leading design.”

    Lightweight architecture and chassis systems
    Approximately 70 percent of the architectural components are unique to Camaro. Through extensive computer-aided engineering, structural rigidity was increased by 28 percent, while the total curb weight for the Camaro has been reduced by more than 90 kg.

    The Camaro features a new, multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension with Camaro-specific geometry. The double-pivot design provides a more precise feeling of control, including more linear and communicative feel from the quick-ratio electric power steering system. At the rear, a new five-link independent suspension yields outstanding wheel control and reduces “squat” during acceleration.

    In addition, the Magnetic Ride Control is available on the Camaro V8 for the first time. The active suspension reads road and driving conditions 1,000 times per second, and automatically adjusts the damper settings to optimize ride comfort and control.

    World-class performance from an American icon
    The new Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by a lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range. Included in this is the first-ever Camaro Turbo engine package, with a new 2.0L turbo at 275 hp (202 kW) and 400 Nm – and which delivers 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in less than six seconds. Even with all this, the new Camaro is the most fuel-efficient ever.

    In addition, Chevrolet presents the most powerful Camaro V8 ever, with a new 6.2L LT1 direct-injected Small Block V8 rated at 453 hp (333 kW) and 617 Nm of torque. For the first time, Magnetic Ride Control active suspension is available for the Camaro V8 and costumers can apply an Active Fuel Management (cylinder de-activation technology) for the Camaro V8 Automatic, allowing the car to achieve 25% better fuel efficiency than the previous generation.

    The LT1 engine is available with a standard six-speed manual transmission – with new Active Rev Match technology that “blips” the throttle for perfectly timed downshifts – or the Hydra-Matic 8L90 paddle-shift eight-speed paddle shift automatic. When equipped with the eight-speed paddle shift automatic the Camaro V8 is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km (0-62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds.

    Each engine has been carefully tuned for a distinctive performance sound. All Turbo models feature active noise cancellation, which uses sound waves to cancel unwanted cabin noise.

    Coupe or Convertible
    The sixth generation Camaro can be had in either Coupe or Convertible body styles. The Convertible benefits heavily from the new lightweight architecture and modular underbody bracing, which significantly improves performance and handling. What’s more, the fully automatic soft top can be operated remotely via the key fob or from inside at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph). The top takes just 20 seconds to cycle both up and down and folds away neatly beneath a hard tonneau cover.

    Corvette Grand Sport

    With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new Corvette Grand Sport is a pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree. In keeping with the time-honored tradition of the Grand Sport launched in 1963, the third Corvette model range complements its Stingray and Z06 sister models.

    Like the 2015 Le Mans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car, the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, high-performance chassis components from the Z06, Michelin summer tires and a naturally aspirated engine.

    The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport offers up to 1.2 g in cornering capability with the available Z07 package.

    “Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years, and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” emphasizes Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of Global Product Development. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link, and the 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”

    Available as coupe and convertible the Corvette Grand Sport is on sale since early 2017 for
    € 94,900 respectively € 99,900 (Germany) or CHF 106,400 respectively CHF 111,500 (Switzerland).

    Content highlights for the Grand Sport include:

    – Corvette Z06 high-performance chassis components plus increased track width compared to Stingray (+33mm front, +43mm rear) Standard Michelin® Pilot Super Sport tires: 285/30ZR19 (front) and 335/25ZR20 (rear)
    – Specific Grand Sport wheel design: 19×10 inches (front) and 20×12 inches (rear)
    – Brembo® brake system with 371 mm rotors and six-piston calipers in front and 365 mm rotors and four-piston calipers in the rear
    – Standard magnetic ride control, specific stabilizer bars and unique springs
    – Standard electronic limited-slip differential
    – A naturally aspirated LT1 V8 unleashes 466 hp and 630 Nm of torque, and features a dry sump oiling system and active exhaust
    – Seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching and available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration
    – 0-100 km/h between 3.9 – 4.2 seconds, top speed 260-290 km/h depending on powertrain and aerodynamics package
    – Optional Z07 package with carbon ceramic brakes (394 mm front, 388 mm rear) and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 Run-Flat-Tires

    In addition to track-focused aero elements, the Grand Sport also features specific front fender inserts, a Z06-style grille and wider rear fenders – a distinctive design package that gives the car a track-ready attitude.

    Grand Sport models are offered with the Corvette range’s full exterior color selection and 3LT trim from the Stingray. An available Heritage package includes hash-mark fender graphics in six colors, with the hash-mark detail carried onto the interior’s brushed aluminum trim. Full-length stripes are also offered.

    Corvette Z06 – the most capable Corvette ever

    The Corvette Z06 is located at the intersection of Le Mans and the autobahn. A true world-class supercar and the most powerful and most technologically advanced Corvette ever. As the seventh generation of the iconic car from the early 1950s, the new Z06 presents itself with a lightweight and rigid aluminum space frame as well as a supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine. Prices start from € 116,500 (Germany) and CHF 128’900 (Switzerland)

    The Z06 and the C7.R race car share unprecedented levels of engineering and components, including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies. With the Stingray as a foundation, the Z06 and C7.R were co-developed to push the envelope of performance beyond expectation. The 2017 Corvette Z06 is a street-legal race car with an outstanding price-performance ratio and will be offered in coupe and convertible models.

    The Corvette Z06’s capability is rooted in its LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine with fuel injection, Active Fuel Management™ with cylinder deactivation and infinitely variable valve actuation. The highly efficient engine is certified with 659 hp (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 881 Nm of torque at 3,600 rpm – making it the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in Europe.

    With the available Z07 package, its capability enables 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.4 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and 3.8 seconds with the seven-speed manual transmission. It offers lateral acceleration of 1.2 g and 100-0 km/h braking in only 30.3 meters.

    The Z07 package adds adjustable rear and interchangeable front aero components for true aerodynamic downforce, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires for enhanced grip and Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to greater handling through reduced un-sprung weight.

    With a choice of transmissions as well as Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management™ (cylinder deactivation) and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, Z06 is a powerful, efficient sports car.

    Designed for downforce

    To deliver the levels of grip needed for the Z06’s performance targets, the car is fitted with larger Michelin tires. And to cover the wider tire tread, the fenders of the Z06 were extended by 56 mm at the front and 80 mm at the rear. These extensions give the Corvette Z06 a wider, lower appearance further emphasized by a unique rear fascia.

    To harness the cornering and braking grip afforded by the larger tires and brakes, the exterior of the Corvette Z06 is tailored to produce aerodynamic downforce that enhances tire grip at high speeds.

    #154596

    Bentley en el salón
    – Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner (edición limitada)
    – Flying Spur W12 S
    – Continental Supersports Coupe y Convertible
    – Bentayga Mulliner

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE MEETS EXQUISITE LUXURY: BENTLEY AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2017

    – World’s fastest four-seat cars – the Continental Supersports Coupe and Convertible – make their motor show debuts
    – Bentley’s bespoke division introduces Bentayga Mulliner, the ultimate luxury SUV
    – Limited Edition Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner also makes global debut
    – Flying Spur flagship the W12 S makes motor show debut
    – Find Bentley in Hall 1, Stand 1261. Press conference at 09:35 CET

    (Crewe, 3 March 2017) Bentley is showcasing its unique breadth of capabilities at this year’s Geneva Motor Show – from exquisite off-road luxury to extreme on-road performance. There will be five exciting new Bentley models on the brand’s stand in Hall 1, including the Continental Supersports Coupe and Convertible which are being unveiled to the public for the first time.

    A top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds

    (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental Supersports the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car.

    Also on stand is its soft-top sibling, the Continental Supersports Convertible, the fastest four-seat convertible in the world. Open to the elements, the Convertible despatches the sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs) on its way to a 205 mph (330 km/h) top speed.

    Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner, is showcasing two all-new models at the Swiss expo, which will redefine the benchmark for automotive luxury. Making its global debut is Bentayga Mulliner, the new flagship Bentayga model which reaches new heights of interior cabin luxury.

    A special one-off example of the Bentayga Mulliner will be on the Bentley stand in Geneva, featuring a unique inlay to the front fascia depicting the stunning Monte Rosa mountain range in exquisite hand-crafted marquetry created by the artisans at the Home of Bentley in Crewe.

    Bentley will also be unveiling the highly exclusive Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner – a limited edition inspired by the finest precious metals and luxury materials used by the very best jewellers. This limited edition is available across the Mulsanne range, and is the ultimate statement of luxury from Bentley’s flagship model. Silver and Gold versions of the fifty-model series will be made available to customers.

    Meanwhile, the flagship to the four-door Flying Spur range, the W12 S, is also making its motor show debut in Geneva. The newest Flying Spur model is the first four-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph, and offers a more sporting experience for owners looking for increased power, torque and responsiveness

    Bentley’s 2017 Geneva Motor Show Press Conference

    Bentley is situated in Hall 1 and stand 1261. Visit at 09:35 CET to watch Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, present the latest additions to Bentley’s model range.

    #154595

    Por lo que leo, VW va a llevar el Arteon, Tiguan Allspace y el concept car I.D. Buzz

    #154594

    Porsche en el salón
    – 911 GTS
    – Panamera Turbo S Hybrid
    – Panamera Sport Turismo

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    Livestream: Porsche in Geneva
    Porsche launches into spring with three spectacular world premieres at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. Watch it live here at the Porsche Newsroom

    At the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, the sportscar manufacturer presents the Sport Turismo – a new body version of the Gran Turismo family. With a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased luggage compartment volume and a 4+1 seating concept, the new four-door model offers the perfect combination of everyday usability and maximum flexibility. The new 500-kW (680-hp; Fuel consumption combined 2.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 66 g/km; combined energy consumption 16.2 kWh/100 km) Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid represents another highlight. With the second hybrid version of the Panamera, Porsche positions a plug-in hybrid as the top model of a model line for the first time. Power as passion is a key feature of the third world premiere in the form of a motorsport-derived two-seater, which creates an intensive connection between everyday driving and the racetrack. The 911 GTS models also celebrate their first exhibition appearances.

    The unveiling of the premiering vehicles will take place during the Porsche press conference on March 7 at 9:15 (CET) at Palexpo, hall 1, stand 1050.

    A live broadcast in English is available here in the Porsche Newsroom
    and via satellite. The embed code can be found at https://porsche.gomexlive.com.

    #154593

    Škoda en el salón
    – Citigo facelift
    – Fabia 1.0 TSi
    – Rapid facelift
    – Octavia Facelift
    – Octavia RS245
    – Octavia Scout
    – Kodiaq Scout
    – Kodiaq Sportline

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    ŠKODA at the Geneva Motor Show: Spotlight on the ŠKODA OCTAVIA and numerous premieres

    › World premiere for ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT
    › Debut for ŠKODA KODIAQ SCOUT and ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE
    › Upgraded ŠKODA models RAPID, RAPID SPACEBACK and ŠKODA CITIGO on show for the first time
    › Premiere for ŠKODA FABIA with new three-cylinder 1.0-TSI engine
    › ŠKODA presence at the exhibition on a stand area of 2 039 m2 in Hall 2

    Mladá Boleslav / Geneva, 3 March 2017 – ŠKODA’s presence at the Geneva International Motor Show (7 – 19 March 2017) will include numerous world and exhibition premieres. Two variants of the bestselling ŠKODA OCTAVIA model range will take centre stage at the stand in Hall 2: the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 with a power output of 180 kW (245 PS) and the revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT. The ŠKODA KODIAQ SCOUT and the ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE will also be unveiled at the Palexpo in Geneva. Furthermore, the revised ŠKODA RAPID and the ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK will celebrate their debuts as well as the modified ŠKODA CITIGO. Last but not least, the ŠKODA FABIA will be presented with its new 1.0 TSI engine.

    ​World premiere for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT
    The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 – with its powerful engine and modern chassis technology including electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential – promises the ultimate driving experience. The compact athlete, with an increased power output of 180 kW (245 PS), is available as a hatchback and a Combi. The performance data is impressive: from a standing start, it takes only 6.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h, the top speed is limited to 250 km/h and maximum torque of 370 Nm is achieved between 1,600 and 4,300 rpm. Compared to the ‘standard’ models in the series, the sports chassis lowers the body by 15 mm; its rear track is 30 mm wider than that of its predecessor. The standard, burnished gloss-black alloy wheels are 19 inches in diameter. The ESC stability system with Sport mode and the electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential emphasise the car’s dynamic character, as do the progressive steering and the optional adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).

    The ŠKODA OCTAVIA SCOUT comes with distinctive characteristics: a robust design in an off-road look, a wide variety of uses, powerful, yet efficient engines and all-wheel drive as standard. Its discrete, robust appearance is characterised by special features such as moulding on the bumpers, wheel arches and door sills, silver-coloured underbody protection at the front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as a wider rear track. The standard equipment also includes the Rough-Road package, LED daytime running lights and the C-shaped LED tail lights.

    World premiere for ŠKODA KODIAQ SCOUT and ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE
    ŠKODA’s large SUV is a further highlight on the exhibition stand in Hall 2. The spotlight will be on two variants in particular. The ŠKODA KODIAQ SCOUT and the ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE will be celebrating their world premiere. The Czech car manufacturer is continuing its campaign in the SUV segment with the new ŠKODA KODIAQ SCOUT model variant. The ŠKODA KODIAQ SCOUT comes equipped with all-wheel drive as standard and emphasises its off-road capabilities both visually and through its technological features. For fans of a sporty appearance, the Czech car manufacturer has designed the ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE as an elegant and dynamic SUV variant. The exterior and interior are both characterised by specially designed features. There is a choice of four engine versions available for the ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE: two TSI petrol engines and two TDI diesel engines ranging from 110 kW (150 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS). The ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE provides pure driving pleasure.

    Premiere for the upgraded ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK
    The ŠKODA RAPID sets the benchmark for spaciousness amongst its direct competitors. Design and equipment have now been upgraded further. In Geneva, the ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK is on show in the particularly sporty Monte Carlo version. Numerous black design elements identify the 4,303-mm-long compact car as an athlete at first glance. Looking at the car’s rear, the longer rear window (now available as standard from the Style trim level upwards) is most eye-catching. Visually, it merges seamlessly into the large tailgate’s upper edge, which is also black.

    Premiere for the upgraded ŠKODA CITIGO
    The ŠKODA CITIGO and the ŠKODA CITIGO MONTE CARLO are presented in Geneva with a completely redesigned front section and an upgraded interior. The city runabout, available with three or five doors, impresses with a generous amount of space, an excellent layout, a high level of safety, good handling, new, particularly efficient MPI petrol engines and the traditionally attractive value for money.

    Premiere for the ŠKODA FABIA with new three-cylinder 1.0-TSI engine
    The third generation of the ŠKODA FABIA impresses with a dynamic and emotive design, a large amount of interior space, innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems‚ and numerous ‘Simply Clever’ features. A new three-cylinder-engine is available with two different power outputs. Its aluminium pistons and the connecting rods are so well balanced that the engine runs almost friction-free, quietly and smoothly. Thanks to an increase in injection pressure to 250 bar, both power variants of the new 1.0-litre engine achieve good driving performance and reduction in fuel consumption of up to six per cent.

    #154592

    Seat en el salón
    Debut internacional de la nueva generación del SEAT Ibiza

    – La quinta generación del SEAT Ibiza será presentada al mundo en el Salón del Automóvil de Ginebra
    – El nuevo modelo da comienzo a un año muy especial para SEAT – las ventas subieron un 16,5% en enero
    – El SEAT Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 y el nuevo SEAT León CUPRA 300 CV también brillarán en la muestra suíza
    – En lugar de la habitual conferencia de prensa, SEAT será el anfitrión de los medios de comunicación utilizando un nuevo formato Press Talk

    Martorell, 28/02/17. –El Salón del Automóvil de Ginebra siempre es una gran ocasión para la industria del automóvil, y el de 2017 será muy especial para SEAT. Sobre todo porque la quinta generación del SEAT Ibiza, el modelo más vendido de la marca española con más de 5,4 millones de unidades, ocupará un lugar central. “SEAT se encuentra en una fase de consolidación y crecimiento y estamos trabajando para convertirnos en una de las organizaciones más dinámicas de nuestra industria”, dice Luca de Meo, Presidente del Comité Ejecutivo de SEAT, S.A. “El nuevo SEAT Ibiza supone un enorme salto hacia adelante para la marca y está llamado a establecer un punto de inflexión en el segmento”. Y no sólo eso, porque éste es otro paso adelante en la mayor ofensiva de productos jamás realizada por SEAT. En primer lugar se lanzó el primer SUV de la marca, el Ateca, seguido por la puesta al día del León. Ahora es el turno del nuevo Ibiza, completando el refuerzo de los tres principales pilares de la marca. Y todavía quedan nuevos modelos por venir, como el crossover compacto, el Arona. El lanzamiento del Ibiza abre un año muy especial para SEAT, también en términos comerciales. La compañía ha entrado en su quinto año consecutivo de aumento de ventas después de registrar un crecimiento del 16,5% en enero.

    Al final del año, todos los nuevos productos permitirán un aumento sustancial de la cobertura en los mercados europeos. Además, la nueva gama incluye la versión Xcellence como alternativa al actual acabado FR. El acabado Xcellence ha sido creado para llegar a nuevos clientes que buscan un diseño más sofisticado y distintivo, combinado con un equipo funcional más práctico e inteligente.

    Un modelo decisivo

    La quinta generación del SEAT Ibiza ha sido desarrollada en Barcelona y es un modelo decisivo para el futuro de SEAT. En primer lugar, porque pone sobre la mesa la última tecnología del Grupo Volkswagen, la plataforma MQB-A0 (Modular Quer Baukasten) que muestra la importancia de la marca SEAT dentro del Grupo Volkswagen, ya que esta nueva plataforma se presentará por primera vez en este segmento. Y en segundo lugar, llega cargado con la tecnología más avanzada, aportando un dinamismo espectacular y un notable aumento en el espacio interior. Esto significa un modelo completamente nuevo mientras que conserva el espíritu joven, el dinamismo, la funcionalidad y la comodidad de siempre. Para lograrlo, cuenta con un diseño nuevo, fresco y deportivo que refleja el inconfundible ADN SEAT. Las superficies se han acentuado todavía más, de manera que consigue un aspecto más esculpido, emocionante y aerodinámico.

    “El nuevo SEAT Ibiza conjuga el ADN de diseño de SEAT y garantiza un rendimiento dinámico fantástico”, afirma el Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vicepresidente de SEAT de I+D; “Con la nueva plataforma modular MQB-A0, el Ibiza dispone de las tecnología de segmentos más altos y, en términos de confort, mejora notablemente su amplitud y versatilidad “.

    Combina elegancia y estilo, pero nunca abandona su carácter dinámico. El nuevo Ibiza, indudablemente, trae consigo un incremento de la base de clientes de SEAT, además de mejorar la imagen de la marca, haciéndola más aspiracional gracias a sus indiscutibles cualidades, con un diseño redondeado y potente que garantiza que el coche se sienta perfectamente unido a la carretera.

    El aspecto clave del nuevo SEAT Ibiza es, sin duda, el hecho de que esta quinta generación indica que la marca española está mirando hacia el futuro. Muestra factores clave como practicidad, tecnología inteligente y conectividad. El nuevo Ibiza puede incluir sistemas de asistencia a la conducción ya vistos en el León y el Ateca pero que no son habituales en su segmento (Front Assist y Adaptive Cruise Control ACC, entre otros), además de venir con cargador inalámbrico y amplificador de señal GSM.

    Además, el nuevo SEAT Ibiza está 100% conectado gracias a tres opciones: Apple Car Play, Android Auto y Mirror Link. Una clara demostración de la ambición de SEAT por convertirse en un líder en conectividad del automóvil y en el desarrollo de nuevas soluciones de movilidad. Toda esta tecnología se puede disfrutar por primera vez a través de la integración de una pantalla táctil de 8 pulgadas.

    El coche también cuenta con sistema de sonido Beats: la marca que con su equipo de sonido premium aporta energía, emoción y emoción a los amantes de la música, cambiando la forma en que escuchan sus melodías favoritas. Utiliza un procesador de señal digital (DSP), 6 altavoces premium, 1 subwoofer de gama alta y un amplificador de 8 canales con 300W.

    En resumidas cuentas, el nuevo SEAT Ibiza ofrece un nivel de calidad que normalmente se encuentra en segmentos superiores y está dirigido a clientes que no sólo saben lo que quieren y viven con un espíritu joven y dinámico, sino también a aquellos que buscan un toque más sofisticado, que quieren tener la tecnología más avanzada a su alcance para encontrar soluciones sencillas en su día a día.

    SEAT León CUPRA, el SEAT más potente jamás fabricado

    El modelo de serie más potente que la marca española ha producido jamás, el nuevo SEAT León CUPRA, también estará presente en el stand de SEAT. Destaca su motor 2.0 TSI de 300 CV con 380 Nm de par máximo y una aceleración de 0 a 100 km/h en 4,9 segundos, así como otra de las principales novedades del nuevo León CUPRA: el sistema de cuatro ruedas motrices 4Drive combinado con la carrocería familiar ST y el cambio de doble embrague DSG. Estas mejoras en la potencia, el par y la entrega de potencia demuestran un paso adelante en términos de rendimiento. Obviamente, el nuevo León CUPRA también llega repleto del equipamiento de seguridad, conectividad y tecnología multimedia que el resto de la gama León.

    El último y más potente miembro de la familia CUPRA ofrece intensidad, deportividad y dinamismo, pero también mayor practicidad y versatilidad gracias a las tres versiones disponibles: 5 puertas, SC coupé y familiar ST. Como buen exponente de la saga CUPRA, ofrece el mayor equilibrio entre pasión y razón, con una sólida combinación de diseño deportivo, tecnología líder, confort y excelente comportamiento dinámico como nunca antes se había visto.

    Junto al León CUPRA 300 CV habrá un modelo espectacular en el stand decorado en gris mate en el exterior, fibra de carbono en el interior y detalles estéticos en color copper tanto fuera como dentro. Por supuesto, estamos hablando del nuevo SEAT León CUPRACER Evo 17: la versión de competición destinada a participar en las TCR International Series. El León CUPRACER Evo 17 viene con el mismo motor que la versión de calle, pero con 350 CV (20 más que la versión 2016) y 420 Nm de par.

    De cara a la nueva temporada, se han hecho diversas mejoras en los frenos (incluido su sistema de control), habiendo desarrollado un ABS y un ESC para mejorar el tacto y el comportamiento dinámico. El SEAT León CUPRACER Evo 17 tiene tracción delantera con diferencial autoblocante electrohidráulico VAQ, discos de freno delanteros de 378 mm de diámetro con pinzas de 6 pistones y discos de 272 mm detrás. Con el fin de adaptarse a las necesidades del piloto y de la pista, se pueden ajustar el reparto de frenada y las barras estabilizadoras, así como la altura, caída y convergencia de la suspensión delantera (McPherson) y la altura y caída de la suspensión trasera (multibrazo).

    Nuevo formato de conferencia de prensa

    En el stand de SEAT se realizarán varias ruedas de prensa a lo largo de la jornada, con tres temas de debate presentados por diferentes miembros de la junta directiva de SEAT.
    En primer lugar, Luca de Meo, Presidente del Comité Ejecutivo de SEAT, se ocupará de la situación actual de la compañía y de otros temas corporativos. También contará con la presencia de Wayne Griffiths, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Ventas y Marketing de SEAT. El siguiente dúo estará formado por el Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Investigación y Desarrollo de SEAT, y el Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Producción de SEAT, quienes hablarán sobre la plataforma de MQB-A0 del nuevo Ibiza. Además, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Director de Diseño de SEAT, y Joaquín Serra, Director de Calidad de SEAT, se centrarán en el inconfundible diseño de SEAT y en la importancia de la calidad.

    Las ruedas de prensa se anunciarán de antemano y se impartirán en inglés, alemán o español, con un sistema de traducción simultánea disponible en diferentes idiomas. Cada orador utilizará una tableta de 27 pulgadas para hacer su presentación de la manera más flexible, cercana y amena a los asistentes.

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    Peugeot en el salón
    – 108 Collection
    – 208 GTi
    – 308 GTi
    – 2008
    – 3008
    – 5008
    – Partner Tepee Electric
    – Traveller Collection

    – INSTINCT CONCEPT

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    Roll-out of the SUV and sustainable mobility offensive: PEUGEOT at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

    After a year with 12.3% growth in its worldwide sales, at 1,919,460 vehicles, and positive development of its geographical mix with 43% of its sales achieved outside Europe – up by 5 points – PEUGEOT is starting 2017 with confidence.

    – Continued success of the PEUGEOT 208, the brand’s best-seller, with worldwide sales up by 8% showing viability of its mid-life.
    – Continued success of the PEUGEOT 2008 SUV, with worldwide sales up by 10%, representing the strongest growth of any of the brand’s PVs.
    – Outstanding success of the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, with almost 100,000 orders in just over 4 months.
    – A successful launch for the new PEUGEOT 4008 SUV in China, with almost 25,000 orders since it went on the market.
    – Record growth for worldwide sales of utility vehicles, up by 10%, and in particular PEUGEOT Partner (+20%), new PEUGEOT Expert (+20%) and PEUGEOT Boxer (+7%).
    – Confirmation of the brand’s move upmarket, with 86% of orders for the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, 40% of orders for the new PEUGEOT 4008 SUV and 64% of sales of the PEUGEOT 2008 achieved at level 3 or higher.

    At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, PEUGEOT presents its new Partner Tepee Electric, which added to range of sustainable mobility solutions.

    The backbone of its worldwide product offensive, the three new PEUGEOT SUVs – 2008, 3008 and 5008 – will be displayed at the stand.

    Lastly, the brand will present its forward-looking vision of the autonomous vehicle, with the very attractive PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT and its new generation i-Cockpit®!

    THE PEUGEOT STAND IN GENEVA: SUV AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY OFFENSIVE

    This year in Geneva the PEUGEOT stand boasts an elegant two-tone black-copper design, with a surface area of 2,300 m2. Visitors can discover:

    – A vehicle presented as a world premiere: the new PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric
    – An SUV area with the new PEUGEOT 2008, 3008, and 5008 models
    – An electric area, where PEUGEOT presents the range of its electric mobility solutions: electric-assist scooters, folding or sports bikes, motor scooters and private vehicles
    – A lounge area to discover the PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT, a forward-looking vision of the autonomous vehicle according to PEUGEOT, in which drivers will save time and gain freedom.
    – A PEUGEOT Sport area, which offers the iconic 208 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport – dressed for the occasion in its blue/black two-tone design – and 308 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport, as well as the 3008 DKR which won the 2017 Dakar event
    – The range of private vehicles, with the new PEUGEOT Traveller and the new PEUGEOT 108 Collection, unveiling a partnership with the singer-songwriter Mika and the transversal GT Line offer on 208, 308 and 508
    – The 2- and 3-wheel mobility offer with the Metropolis, GenZe and Belville scooters.

    The stand also offers a chance to immerse yourself in the universe of the new PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008 SUVs through an experience zone

    Visitors can do experiments, with a technological and impactful demonstration of connected 3D navigation and the many driving assistance features available using the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset.

    Eight learning experiments are set up to illustrate the Advanced Grip Control, Hill Assist Descent Control (HADC), Active Safety Brake, Distance Alert and the Active Lane Departure Warning features).

    All of the driving assistance features presented on the brand’s latest models constitute a new step towards achieving vehicle autonomy by 2020

    PEUGEOT ROLLS OUT ITS SUV OFFENSIVE WITH THE NEW PEUGEOT 2008, 3008, 3008 CHINA, 4008 AND 5008.

    The internationalisation of the PEUGEOT brand is underway and is supported by a complete SUV range:

    – The PEUGEOT 2008 accounts for the brand’s strongest PV growth in 2016, a growth which has been sustained for 4 years, with worldwide volumes up by 10%. It is growing spectacularly particularly in Europe, Brazil and Japan.
    – The new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV has achieved outstanding success in Europe and overseas, but also great critical acclaim, winning around twenty awards worldwide.
    – The new Chinese PEUGEOT 3008 is aimed at customers seeking a C-SUV entry-level vehicle.
    – The new PEUGEOT 4008 SUV has seen its sales take off in China, and the move upmarket has been successful with 40% of sales achieved at level 3 or higher.
    – And lastly the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV, launched for this Geneva Motor Show edition. Thanks to its controlled dimensions, spacious interior and smart features, it represents a unique offer on the large 7-seater C-SUV segment.

    PEUGEOT, A KEY PLAYER IN SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

    Present in the electric sector since 1995, PEUGEOT is the only brand in the world to market a comprehensive sustainable mobility offering: electric-assist scooters and bikes and an electric motor-scooter, in addition to personal and utility cars.

    New PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric: electric takes on a whole new dimension

    Presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show as a world première, the new PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric unites the advantages of the Partner Tepee leisure activity vehicle, which have made it such a success since its launch, and the pleasure of driving an electric vehicle. It offers comfort for five passengers with a generous, adjustable interior. PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric has been developed for the growing clientele that wants to reconcile electric mobility with a multiplicity of everyday activities, whether just personal or both personal and professional.

    Its certified range of 170 km matches the driving practices of the great majority of European motorists who drive a daily average of fewer than 60 km.

    PEUGEOT Partner Tepee Electric thus opens up electric vehicles to new possible uses: carpooling with five people or leisure activities for the family, for example, are now compatible with electric mobility.

    It will go on the market in September 2017.

    PEUGEOT eC03 D7*: high-quality access to the world of electric assist bikes

    The PEUGEOT eC03 D7 is an urban and accessible PEUGEOT e-Bike, price starting at €1,199.

    Its excellent price-quality ratio is the result of the ongoing improvement of perceived quality of PEUGEOT cycles.

    In the PEUGEOT Cycles 2017 range, it replaces the eC03.200, the best seller in recent years.

    The PEUGEOT eC03 D7 is ideal for discovering electric assist bikes in a city environment, with its successful specifications.

    The E-Going electric engine located in the front wheel is flexible, responsive and reliable. The 7-speed Shimano transmission and the digital screen make the bike easier to use.

    The Suntour CRV7 suspension fork with 40 mm clearance provides comfort on city rides and local trips.

    The 50, 70 or 100 kilometre autonomy, depending on the battery chosen, is suited for all uses.

    *eC03 D7: e for Electric / C for City / 03 for Entry Level / D7 for 7-speed derailleur

    PEUGEOT Scooters presents GenZe, its new electric mobility solution

    A pioneer in electric mobility, the PEUGEOT Scooters brand is the first to have invested in the segment when it launched Scootelec in 1996, then E-Vivacity in 2011. For this new edition of the Geneva Motor Show, PEUGEOT Scooters displays its GenZe model (Generation Zero Emission), developed in collaboration with GenZe by Mahindra.

    This new electric scooter today represents the best of the electric scooters on the market, in terms of both its sturdiness and its autonomy, for professionals and individuals. An offspring of the American pick-up truck, the GenZe embodies this spirit, combining cutting-edge technologies developed at the very heart of Silicon Valley, where it was designed.

    It stands out among existing solutions thanks to its removable battery, allowing it to be charged directly at home, avoiding the inconvenience of looking for a self-serve charging station. Also offering a 12-volt socket at the rear of the vehicle, the GenZe is fully recharged after just 4 hours (80% in 2 hours) and has autonomy of 45 km. With maximum speed of 45km/h, this “Generation Zero Emission” model goes from 0 to 45 km/h in under 10 seconds!

    Electric but also connected, GenZe follows the driver’s lead and offers a fully digital dashboard (TFT technology) to track fuel efficiency information in real time, including the eco-score, showing fuel usage per km travelled. A dedicated application will also allow easier fleet management for professionals thanks to geo-tracking of the vehicle.

    PEUGEOT Scooters does not forget about safety, providing led lighting for improved visibility! In terms of ergonomics, the GenZe scooter is equipped with an “exo-skeleton” aluminium frame for optimum protection and durability in operation. It also has a rear storage compartment built into the frame and start-up requires a security code.

    The model will offer its driver 4 different driving modes: Sport, Economic, Beginner and Personal. Available in autumn 2017

    Model shown – Geneva 2017: GenZe, Blue

    PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT, IMPROVED FREEDOM

    Who has never dreamed of a car that offers complete peace of mind while controlling its environment? A car that understands us, that knows us and is able to anticipate our every desire? A car that is an extension of ourselves? A car that offers seamless, fluid and simple driving?

    PEUGEOT positions itself in this sector with an important watchword: freedom. Freedom to choose the driving method, the sensations. Freedom of movement. Our demonstration is called PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT.

    PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT embodies the inseparable link that unites the brand with the notion of pleasure, through the experience of the autonomous vehicle according to PEUGEOT.

    Autonomous driving is the next automotive revolution. All manufacturers will be able to implement this technology. The way in which the brands implement it will be the differentiating factor.

    PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT is a station wagon with a timeless style. Active aerodynamic elements finish off the purity of the lines.

    PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT, the best of the Internet of Things (I.o.T)

    As a world première, an I.o.T. platform built into a vehicle is functional. The Samsung Artik Cloud is built into the vehicle user’s cloud.

    PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT progresses in symbiosis with all connected objects for a new way to experience mobility. The car integrates the data that the user wishes to share with it: data from smartphones, smart watches and home automation.

    Daily activities are performed smoothly and without interruption. From home to work and leisure, PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT presents a new seamless range of uses.

    PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT offers four travel modes: two driving modes (Drive Boost or Drive Relax) and two autonomous modes (Autonomous Sharp or Autonomous Soft).

    PEUGEOT Responsive i-Cockpit®, a shared revolution

    The PEUGEOT Responsive i-Cockpit® redefines the passenger compartment to suit the uses specific to autonomous driving. Interfaces are configured before, during and after use, according to the travel mode selected and the user profile.

    The driver retains control of PEUGEOT INSTINCT CONCEPT at all times. In Autonomous mode, the driver can therefore perform a manoeuvre using the i-Device installed on the central console.

    NEW PEUGEOT 3008 DKR: FOR A NEW HISTORIC TRIPLE VICTORY IN THE 2017 DAKAR

    Thirty years after its first Dakar victory, PEUGEOT has once again demonstrated its expertise by pulling off a stunning triple victory in the 9,000 km race, strewn with pitfalls, through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. At the wheel of their new PEUGEOT 3008 DKR, the Peterhansel/Cottret, Loeb/Elena and Despres/Castera crews flew the French flag high at the South American race.

    Just back from the world’s most challenging rally-raid, the victorious PEUGEOT 3008 DKR (#300) is on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

    PEUGEOT 3008 DKR, a technical challenge and a designer’s dream

    PEUGEOT SPORT, in collaboration with the PEUGEOT style centre, has turned the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV into a racing prodigy, even more distinguished and high-performance.

    From a technical standpoint, PEUGEOT Sport has taken the basics from the PEUGEOT 2008 DKR which already won in 2016, and has developed several key performance elements:

    – The suspensions (vibration dampers and geometry) to improve auto performance even further.
    – Ease of use of the engine and availability of the torque in all circumstances.
    – Adjustment of the engine to the new FIA regulation, for PEUGEOT reducing the air intake flange diameter from 39 to 38 mm, with a loss of around 20 HP.
    – Introduction of an air-conditioning system: an important performance factor given that for some stages of the Dakar, the cockpit temperature can rise to 60°C.
    – The weight of the car, which remains stable despite some reinforcements and the air-conditioning.
    – Considerable efforts have also been made to further improve reliability, in particular of the components of the engine environment.

    PEUGEOT’s ranking at Dakar:

    – 1987: victory of Vatanen/Giroux (205 T16 Grand Raid)
    – 1988: victory of Kankkunen/Piironen (205 T16 Grand Raid)
    – 1989: double Vatanen/Berglund (405 T16 Grand Raid), Ickx/Tarin (405 T16 Grand Raid)
    – 1990: triple Vatanen/Berglund (405 T16 Grand Raid), Waldegard/Fenouil (405 T16 Grand Raid), Ambrosino/Baumgartner (205 T16 Grand Raid)
    – 2016: victory of Peterhansel/Cottret ( PEUGEOT 2008 DKR)
    – 2017: triple for Peterhansel/Cottret, Loeb/Elena and Despres/Castera (all on PEUGEOT 3008 DKR)

    The key numbers from Dakar 2017:

    – Kilometres: 8,823 km, of which 4,093 km timed in twelve stages.
    – Stage victories: 9 of 10 competed in total, 5 for Loeb/Elena (stages 2, 5, 8, 11 and 12), 3 for Peterhansel/Cottret (stages 3, 7 et 10), 1 for Despres/Castera (stage 4).
    – Doubles & Triples: 5 doubles (stages 3, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12) of which 3 triples (stages 3, 8 and 10).
    – Successive leaders: Loeb/Elena (stages 2, 3 and 8), Despres/Castera (stage 4), Peterhansel/Cottret (stages 5 to 7, 10 to finish line).
    – Maximum speed: 203 km/h (stage 2).

    Embrace a unique driving experience with Sébastien Loeb

    PEUGEOT welcomes you on board the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 DKR with the latest connected technology, its enhanced virtual reality headsets. Speed peaks on the tracks, acceleration at low revs in the dunes, overcoming obstacles … You’ll experience all the thrills during this 3-minute run seated next to expert driver Sébastien Loeb.

    STANDARD MODELS BY PEUGEOT SPORT THE SUCCESS OF THE 208 GTi AND 308 GTi

    The expert engineers at PEUGEOT SPORT, exacting and passionate, have created two compact sport city ranges, the 208 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport and the 308 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport, whose uncompromising quality, sturdy design and high-level performance are the factors in their growing success.

    All eyes are now on the new exclusive design of the 208 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport, with the dual-material textured matte blue/glossy back oblique two-tone design, emphasising the car’s feline nature. The new design of the 208 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport is presented as an avant-première at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, along with the 308 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport. To better appreciate the potential of the 308 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport, a driving simulator allows fans to experience the sporty ambience of the cockpit and the ultimate thrill of the drive.

    PEUGEOT SCOOTERS PRESENTS ITS LATEST NEWS

    In addition to the new electric scooter PEUGEOT GenZe, PEUGEOT Scooters will present two more new vehicles at the 2017 event :

    – the new PEUGEOT Metropolis, its “made in France” 3-wheeler, developed and assembled in Mandeure, the birthplace in the Franche-Comté region of the world’s oldest 2-wheeler brand!
    – the PEUGEOT Belville, PEUGEOT Scooters’ new Premium vehicle, extending its Large Wheel range, will also be on display in Geneva.

    New PEUGEOT Metropolis, the most technological 3-wheeler on the market from PEUGEOT Scooters.

    Generously equipped, PEUGEOT Metropolis is reputed among the most technological scooters on the market, with its features providing driver safety as well as comfort. The requirements of the Euro 4 standard provide a good opportunity to improve its unique performances, through several key improvements. In terms of the engine, this new model boasts the Euro 4 PowerMotion 400cc LFE engine which preserves its performances while offering well-controlled fuel consumption.

    These profound changes come with many additional equipment features on the new PEUGEOT Metropolis, such as a new chassis and suspension settings that make it more manoeuvrable (more precise and predictable handling), a Traction Control System which ensures better grip on all surfaces.

    Its 13″ front wheels, aside from giving a more sporty look, help improve comfort and stability of the vehicle with a larger ground contact.

    In order to improve safety, an ABS braking system consolidates the vehicle’s braking power, with 23% distance gained at 50 km/h compared with the combined SBC system (Synchro Braking Concept) with which it was previously equipped.

    Note that PEUGEOT Scooters becomes the world’s leading 2-wheeler manufacturer to offer automatic activation of hazard lights in the event of emergency braking, a safety system triggered beyond 50 km/h in the event of sharp deceleration of more than 6 m/s.

    These features are added to the leading innovations that contribute to the success of the French 3-wheeler, such as the Smart key, now supplied in duplicate (for contact-less ignition), the TPMS (Tyre Pressure Management System) visible on the dashboard or the DRL (Daytime Running Light) activation. Lastly, the new Metropolis is equipped with the latest generation storage compartment from PEUGEOT Scooters, with space to store a full or flip-up helmet and a jet.

    The new PEUGEOT Metropolis also offers a dashboard with an entirely modernised design and 3D circles around the speedometer and the rev counter, as well as new red backlit needles.

    This model is available in a special matte black and red RX-R, RS and Allure sports version. An entry-level “Active” version, equipped with combined SBC braking and 12-inch wheels, is also available.

    Belville, a new Premium vehicle that rounds off PEUGEOT Scooter’s Large Wheel range, along with the Tweet

    With a nod to the Paris neighbourhood of the same name, PEUGEOT Belville asserts its roots and embodies the pleasures of the city. A highly elegant model, designed to bring the Large Wheel segment (the biggest in Europe) the style it deserves.

    A new Premium vehicle equipped with the new-generation SmartMotion engine from PEUGEOT Scooters

    As part of its strategy to move upmarket and open onto the international market, PEUGEOT Scooters has designed a new generation engine with the LFE (Low Friction Efficiency) technologies that are already on the range’s PowerMotion engines (Citystar, Satelis and PEUGEOT Metropolis). The SmartMotion engine is a compact engine that is virtuous, efficient and modular. Compact and efficient since it is intended for the brand’s compact and urban vehicles. Virtuous due to its low fuel usage and low emissions, and modular since it can use Air or Liquid cooling. The SmartMotion engine delivers the best torque/fuel economy compromise for improved driving pleasure.

    Belville features the PEUGEOT brand’s latest codes

    It is aimed at men and women seeking a practical and refined scooter. With its front LED lights, LED turning signals and the “3 claw” rear light expressing the true PEUGEOT identity, with Belville it will be love at first sight.

    In terms of safety, this new vehicle comes with the ABS braking system as standard, helping to make it especially secure, and adds the reassuring stability of its large wheels. Its long seat and its adjustable hydraulic vibration dampers provide unrivalled comfort, as do the practical details: storage compartment with space for a full helmet, flat floor, USB port, lockable glove compartment…

    This brand new model will come in the following versions: Allure, with a new PEUGEOT top case as standard (opens with the car ignition key), and RS (sports version), each of them offered in 125cc with the new SmartMotion engine with liquid cooling, and in 200cc with the EasyMotion engine (Euro 4).

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    Hyundai en el salón
    – i30 Tourer

    – Fuel Cell concept

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    LIVE BROADCAST OF TWO HYUNDAI WORLD PREMIERES AT GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

    – Broadcast of press conference begins at 08:10 CET, Tuesday 07 March 2017
    – The live stream will be available via http://www.hyundai.news/GIMS2017
    – The highlight of the show will be the world premiere of New Generation i30 Tourer
    – Hyundai Motor demonstrates its next step in pioneering Fuel Cell technology

    March 1st, 2017 – Hyundai Motor will be live-streaming its press conference at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, allowing a wider audience to find out all the news about its new models. Media, fans and enthusiasts around the world who cannot make it to the Show can become part of the experience thanks to the live-stream broadcast.

    The highlight of the show will be the New Generation i30 Tourer. The new member of the i30 family maintains the timeless design of its five-door sibling, adding elegance and versatility in its body style.

    The i30 Tourer’s sleek design does not compromise boot space,it has one of the biggest boots in the segment.

    Hyundai Motor will also be revealing its vision for the future in Fuel Cell technology, with an all-new concept car.

    The Hyundai Motor press conference will be held in Pavilion 1, Stand 1040 at 08:15 CET on Tuesday 07 March 2017, and the live stream will be available via http://www.hyundai.news/GIMS2017 .

    How to follow the Hyundai Motor Europe live stream from the Geneva International Motor Show 2017:

    – To view the Hyundai press conference live, visit: http://www.hyundai.news/GIMS2017 or https://www.facebook.com/www.Hyundai.News/
    – The Hyundai live player can be embedded in other websites:
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    – After the event, the entire press conference and highlight clips will be available at http://www.hyundai.news/GIMS2017

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    Jeep en el salón
    – Wrangler Rubicon Recon
    – Wrangler Night Eagle
    – Compass
    – Grand Cherokee Night Eagle
    – familia Trailhawk
    – familia con piezas MOPAR

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    Jeep® Brand at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show

    – European première of the all-new Jeep® Compass, the most capable compact SUV in its category.
    – Press conference at 01:30 pm on Tuesday, March 7th on the Jeep stand (Hall 5).
    – Jeep special editions in the spotlight at the stand:
    – The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon – special-edition model delivering even more off-road capability – on display for the first time in Europe.
    – The flagship Grand Cherokee and the iconic Wrangler receive distinctive Night Eagle treatment.
    – Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Mopar® One, the 100% street legal customization pack delivering enhanced off-road performance.
    – The full Trailhawk range on display for the first time at a European auto show.

    The Jeep® brand will showcase the European première of the all-new Jeep Compass at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. The all-new Jeep compact SUV offers legendary and best-in-class 4×4 off-road capability, a selection of 17 advanced powertrain combinations at a global level, authentic Jeep design, excellent on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom, and advanced user-friendly connectivity and safety.

    The all-new Compass is a further expression of the Jeep brand’s constant evolution in terms of refinement, innovation, technology and performance and it will expand its global reach, entering an extremely important and growing segment worldwide.

    The all-new Compass will complete the Jeep range, entering the compact SUV segment – the biggest SUV segment in Europe – and contributing to cement the brand’s commercial success in the region. In 2016, the Jeep brand recorded its best performance ever in terms of volumes, with almost 105,000 registrations, an increase of 19% compared with 2015. The Jeep brand was the third fastest-growing automotive brand in Europe in 2016.

    The European reveal of the all-new Compass will take place during the Jeep press conference on Tuesday, March 7th at 01:30 p.m. on the Jeep stand (Hall 5).

    Special Edition Models

    The Jeep brand will introduce in Geneva three new special-editions in response to Jeep enthusiasts’ continued desire for customization:

    – Wrangler Rubicon Recon special-edition makes its European debut in Geneva, delivering to the most capable production vehicle in the world increased 4×4 capability and protection from the most rugged terrain, courtesy of a front axle upgrade and heavy-duty cast differential covers.
    – Grand Cherokee Night Eagle and Wrangler Night Eagle complete the Night Eagle range, introducing Gloss Black accents and exterior finishes that provide a more aggressive stance and sporty appeal to the sophisticated design of the Grand Cherokee and the iconic appearance of the Wrangler.
    – ‘Moparized’ vehicles on display, include a Chief Blue Jeep Wrangler Rubicon upgraded with Mopar® One pack – the special, 100% street legal off-road customization package featuring homologated accessories and lift kit.

    Trailhawk Family

    For the first time at a Motor Show in Europe, the brand will display the full Trailhawk range showcasing on the Geneva stand its newest addition: the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. Trailhawk expresses the highest level of off-road capabilities and therefore represents a straight, unmistakable connection to the brand’s roots. These models highlight the no-compromise attitude that characterizes each single vehicle carrying the Jeep badge while on top of offering the best in terms of 4×4 prowess in each segment where the Jeep brand is present. The first Jeep model with the “Trailhawk” trim was the Cherokee introduced in Europe in 2014, which was followed by the small SUV Renegade launching a further off-road-specialist Trailhawk model. Grand Cherokee received its Trailhawk addition with the 2017 model year model presented at Paris Autoshow in October 2016.

    SPECIAL-EDITION MODELS

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon

    The new Wrangler Rubicon Recon delivers to the most capable production vehicle in the world additional capability, including more protection from the most severe, rugged off-road terrain. The new Recon special edition model will offer improved 4×4 prowess thanks to specific off-road components including a stronger front axle and heavy-duty cast differential covers.

    Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler Recon ups the off-road ante with a front axle upgrade that features strengthened tubes and heavy-duty end forgings, and heavy-duty cast front and rear differential covers. It is equipped with Wrangler’s part-time four-wheel-drive system that has electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles with power being sent to each through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.

    The new Recon special-edition model presents several features that enhance the strong personality, legendary 4×4 capability and open air freedom of the iconic Wrangler, including 18-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal painted aluminum wheels, a black dual top (i.e. including both the soft and hardtop options), and a dual-vented Power Dome hood with a black-silhouette “Rubicon” decal featuring red accent lettering on both sides.

    A Low Gloss Black grille with Low Gloss Granite Crystal inserts and headlamp bezels and a Jeep badge with a red base give the Wrangler Rubicon Recon a toughened exterior look.

    The exterior appointment of the new special-edition model is completed with the inclusion of a Trail Rated logo with red accents, a black fuel fill door, a black Hard Spare Tire Cover and a specific “Recon” hard badge on the side to identify this unique special edition.

    A black-and-red theme characterizes the inside of the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon. Specifically, red accent stitching adorns the standard black leather heated seats with a “Rubicon” embroidered logo . Black vinyl-wrapped front door armrest and console lid with black stitching, red accent netting on front and rear door pockets and the center console, and red accent colored seatbelts help to distinguish the Recon from the rest of the Wrangler lineup. A unique leather-wrapped steering wheel features Black stitching and New Midnight Star finish spokes to enhance the distinctive appeal of the new special-edition model. A dashboard plaque displays information regarding the front and rear axles, front sway bar, transfer case and tires.

    The standard equipment for on-board comfort and infotainment includes the Alpine Premium Audio System with subwoofer and the Uconnect Navigation system with CD/DVD/MP3, 6.5-inches touchscreen, AUX and USB ports. New Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon special-edition model will be powered by a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine producing 200 horsepower and the 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engine delivering 284 horsepower, both matched to the automatic five-speed gearbox.

    New Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition is offered in seven exterior colors: Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Gobi, Granite Crystal and Rhino. Its commercial introduction in Europe will start in the second quarter of 2017.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle

    The ‘Night Eagle’ special-edition model adds to the premium design of Jeep Grand Cherokee a more aggressive flair and sporty appeal. It features a distinctive exterior enhanced by black styling cues in combination with a full standard equipment. The “blacked-out” theme that distinguishes the Night Eagle special series was launched in the past two years on Cherokee and Renegade, and is now coming to the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler.

    The vehicle’s grille surround appears in Gloss Black and the mesh grille texture in Platinum Chrome. Gloss Black headlamp bezels and Gloss Black front lower fascia applique provide a unique front-end appearance. Gloss Black DLO, ‘Jeep’ and ‘4×4’ badges continue the “blacked-out” theme throughout the vehicle’s exterior. The Night Eagle rides on 20-inch wheels that surround Gloss Black aluminum wheels and enhance its aggressive appearance. The exterior is completed by a dedicated Night Eagle badge.

    The interior of the new special-edition models features premium Capri Black leather-wrapped seats with perforated suede inserts and Black accent stitching. Anodized Gun Metal interior accents are integrated into the instrument panel and door trim panels.

    The Grand Cherokee Night Eagle is powered by the 3.0-liter Multijet II 250 horsepower diesel engine and the 3.6-liter V-6 286 horsepower petrol engine, both matched with the eight-speed automatic transmission. It is already available at Jeep dealerships in six exterior colors, including Diamond Black, White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red and Rhino. Sporting a Billet Silver exterior and black leather and suede interior, the Grand Cherokee Night Eagle displayed on the Jeep stand in Geneva offers a complete standard equipment, including Bi-Xenon headlamps, Uconnect radio with navigation, 8.4-inch touchscreen and Uconnect Live services, 506-watt Alpine audio with nine speakers and subwoofer, Parkview rear backup camera with dynamic grid, Park Sense front and rear park assist and power liftgate.

    Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle

    The Wrangler Night Eagle special edition model features a specific aesthetic treatment with Gloss Black finishes that enhance the vehicle’s unmistakable design and contribute to distinguish it aesthetically from all the other models in the Wrangler lineup.

    On the exterior, a body color grille with painted mid gloss black throats and mid gloss black headlamp rings give the Wrangler Night Eagle a distinct, aggressive appearance. Gloss Black 18-inch aluminum wheels and rock rails suggest the capability of tackling the most demanding trails that belongs to the iconic Wrangler. All the pleasure of the brand’s open air freedom is granted by a body color Dual Top (i.e. including both the soft and hardtop options) while a new low Gloss Black «Wrangler» decal, and specific hood and rear quarter decals enhance the bold look and perfectly fit the unique personality of the model.

    Inside, the new Wrangler Night Eagle features standard Black McKinley Leather seats with Black Sport Mesh fabric inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, both with Diesel Gray accent stitching.

    Black vinyl-wrapped console lid and front door armrest with Diesel Gray accent stitching, and piano black grab handle and vent ring bezels complete the distinctive interior to this special edition model.

    The full standard equipment creates a comfortable, high-tech driving environment and includes the Alpine Premium Audio System with subwoofer and the Uconnect Navigation system with CD/DVD/MP3, 6.5-inches touchscreen, AUX and USB ports.

    Legendary Wrangler capability is achieved through the standard Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In order to handle any off-road track in utmost safety, the Night Eagle comes standard with the Trac-Lok® limited-spin rear differential. This particular differential is a torque-sensitive mechanical unit that works to maintain traction when travelling on slippery or rough road surfaces, such as on sand, gravel, snow or ice. Trac-Lok automatically distributes the available torque to the rear wheel with the most traction, thus helping to reduce wheel spin caused by lack of traction in the other rear wheel.

    The Night Eagle is powered by a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine producing 200 horsepower and the 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engine delivering 284 horsepower, both matched to the automatic five-speed transmission. Offered in a choice of eight body colors, including Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Granite Crystal, Rhino, Extreme Purple and Chief, the new Wrangler Night Eagle special edition model will be introduced in the Jeep showrooms of selected European markets starting from March.

    ‘MOPARIZED’ VEHICLES

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Mopar® One pack

    The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Chief Blue exterior showcased in Geneva features Mopar® One, the special, off-road customization package offered by Mopar® and including specific, fully manufacturer’s homologated off-road accessories and lift kit. With the Mopar® One, the already capable Rubicon model delivers increased off-road performance. The package is ready to be ordered in March and includes a 2-inch lift kit, steering stabilizer, 17-inch Performance Gladiator black painted cast aluminum wheels with large Hankook Dynapro 265/75 R17 tires, front and rear molded splash guards, black fuel filler door and Mopar® badge.

    On top of the Mopar® One package, the Wrangler on display also features a specific exterior customization including a Black windshield mounted light bar with off-road halogen lights, Black front grille and tubular side steps, vented hood, body-colour half doors and painted mirror caps. All these accessories add a unique look that is consistent with the off-road vocation of the Rubicon configuration. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Mopar® One pack is powered by the 2.8-liter 200 horsepower engine with 5-speed automatic transmission. The Mopar® One customization pack will be on sale at the official Jeep dealerships in Europe on both the 2-door and 4-door Rubicon models.

    Jeep Cherokee Overland

    The Cherokee Overland showcased in Geneva features functional Mopar® contents including removable cross bars and ski and snowboard carrier with Jeep skis. The vehicle sports a Light Brownstone exterior with Mopar chrome mirror covers and is powered by the 2.2-liter MultiJet II turbo diesel engine delivering 200 horsepower in combination with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

    Jeep Renegade

    Based on the Limited trim, the ‘Moparized’ Jeep Renegade on display in Geneva features a specific exterior customization including Mopar® Matt Black mirror covers and front grille. Sporting a Granite Crystal exterior and Black leather interior, this Moparized Renegade is powered by the 1.6-liter Multijet II diesel engine delivering 120 horsepower paired with the recently introduced Dual Dry-Clutch six-speed automatic transmission (DDCT).

    Jeep Stand

    The Jeep exposition – located in Hall 5 – is designed to give a visual identity to the two Jeep families: the right-hand side hosts the display of the “core and fun” one inspired by Wrangler and including the Renegade, both displayed on a natural wood floor. The left-hand side of the stand is devoted to the more upscale, refined one inspired by the flagship Grand Cherokee on display beside the Cherokee and all-new Compass on a premium dark wood flooring.

    The different versions of the Trailhawk family will be displayed on a central track that acts as a catwalk and reproduces a mud trail dividing in two parts the exposition area. The track will link the current model range with its lineup of off-road specialists qualified to carry the “Trail Rated” badge: the Jeep exclusive recognition earned by those vehicles which, without additional equipment, can conquer the famous Rubicon Trail in California, which is considered one of the toughest off-road trails in the world.

    In a dedicated area of the stand visitors will have the chance to live a unique, Virtual Reality, immersive 360-degrees experience of the new Jeep Compass, thanks to the “Jeep VR Configurator”. This will allow the public to touch the Compass model displayed on the stand, but also to interact with the new compact SUV to discover its main features. By wearing the VR headset HTC Vive visitors will be able to see the car reproduced in its real dimensions, choose the preferred trim level between the upscale Limited and the off-road specialist Trailhawk and interact with the selected model either in a urban or an off-road setting respectively. Guests will be able not only to move around the car but also to open its doors, sit inside, open its liftgate to access the cargo area, and configure it by selecting its body colour, wheels’ design and interior trim. Four specific hotspots will also deliver detailed description of the model’s main features.

    The immersive experience with the Jeep VR Configurator is only one of the innovative solutions in terms of customers’ experience the Jeep brand is exploring, with more news on the digital experiences front coming soon. Last but not least, in a dedicated corner of the stand, visitors can explore the Mopar® area, hosting the full display of spare parts and merchandise. The Jeep brand has always been the byword for freedom, adventure and excitement. The merchandising collection boldly conveys these feelings. Two examples: the dual-function travel bag that can be turned into a handy backpack and is ready for all occasions of use, and the windproof jacket, a technical and fashionable garment with a pattern that surprisingly conceals the grille badge which can be discerned only after a careful look. The Jeep Brand’s innovative technological spirit is highlighted by the extensive LED wall areas used for high-impact communication.

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    Abarth en el salón
    – 595 Pista
    – 695 Yamaha XSR
    – 124 Spider

    nota de prensa, en inglés
    ABARTH AT THE 2017 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

    – Star of the event, the new Pista version of the iconic Abarth 595.
    – It will be joined on the stand by the numbered and limited edition Abarth 695 Yamaha XSR and the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth motorbike, which springs from the partnership between Abarth and Yamaha Motor Europe.
    – The spotlight will be trained on Abarth 124 spider and on the special series Abarth 124 spider Scorpione.
    – The 2017 Racing and Abarth Trophy calendars.
    – The stand, which evokes the atmosphere of the historic Officine Abarth workshop, will include an area dedicated to merchandising and to exclusive accessories created in collaboration with Mopar.
    – Visitors will be introduced to new activities and new products, like the conversion kits.
    – The Abarth Register enhances the value of the history and identity of the brand, while The Special Side of Performance is the new area dedicated to special series and limited editions.

    Abarth is returning to the Geneva stage to present the entire line-up, which is the best expression of the principles of performance, craftsmanship and technical upgrade that characterises the brand with the scorpion badge.

    In the spotlight of the Swiss event, visitors will be able to admire the new Abarth 124 spider together with the new Scorpione special series version, the Abarth 595 Pista and the Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha Limited Edition, which springs from the collaboration with Yamaha Motor Europe. This partnership, now in its third year, also spawned the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, the first motorbike made by two of the most dynamic brands of the world motoring scene, which will also be on show. In brief, the Abarth exhibition area is open to the world and to brand values focused on premium performance, craftsmanship expressed in every product and constant technical upgrading. The number of enthusiasts who identify with the philosophy of the brand is on the rise worldwide: the success of “The Scorpionship”, the one and only official community, which brings together over 70,000 members, and of the Abarth Classiche project, which involves the entire universe of the brand with the scorpion badge, is no surprise. Users can sign up free of charge on the website http://www.abarth.it/scorpionship. An area will be dedicated to merchandising, exclusive accessories and tuning kits made in collaboration with Mopar, the reference brand for services, Customer Care, genuine spare parts and accessories for FCA brands. The following text includes a summary of the data applicable to all markets. For more specific details, go to the local press sites.

    Abarth 595 Pista

    Abarth 595 Pista, the new special series of the icon of the brand, will be debuting in the exhibition area. The model is available with two body types – sedan and convertible – and five body colours with contrasting details: Campovolo Grey, Gara White, Abarth Red, Record Grey and Scorpione Black.

    It is equipped with a powerful 1.4 T-jet 160 HP (117 kW) engine, capable of delivering a specific power of 117 HP/litre and developing a torque of 230 Nm at 3000 rpm. The top speed is 216 km/h and the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3″: numbers like these demonstrate that the performance of this car is perfect for anyone looking for that racing adrenaline rush. Its racing personality is confirmed by its superior technical contents, such as perforated and ventilated brake discs (284×22 mm on the front and 240×11 mm on the rear), Koni rear suspension with FSD technology and high-performance Abarth Record Monza exhaust with Dual Mode and four tailpipes. As standard, the 1.4 T-jet 160 HP engine is paired with a mechanical five-speed transmission but it can be fitted with an Abarth robotised sequential transmission with shift paddles on demand. Standard are also the matt black 17″ “Formula” alloy rims with 205/45 tyres and fog lights.

    In terms of appearance, the Abarth 595 Pista stands out for the possibility of choosing the colour of the front and rear bumper insert, of the rear-view mirror caps and of the brake callipers (black, red or yellow). Furthermore, the door handles and the specific “595 Pista” badge holder have an attractive titanium finish.

    Standard on the convertible version, instead, is the electrically operated top and the rear parking sensors.

    Optional equipment includes the aerial concealed under the 595 aluminium cap on the roof, Xenon headlights, tinted rear windows and “Sky Dome” electric glass sunroof on the sedan version.

    Height-adjustable, fabric or – on demand – leather Abarth sporty seats, instrument panel with 7″ TFT colour display, matt grey dashboard fascia, manual climate control system and sporty leather steering wheel with viewfinder complement the interiors. Automatic climate control and electrochromic rear-view mirror are available on demand.

    Other equipment on Abarth 595 Pista includes the state-of-the-art UconnectTM infotainment system with 7″ HD touchscreen, DAB, six speakers, Bluetooth® with audio streaming, USB/AUX ports and Live services, which can be used to access a number of different applications. The system can be used to log into Facebook and Twitter directly, play over 35 million songs on Deezer and tune to 100,000 radio stations with Tuneln. Reuters News offers real time updates, while the TomTomLive services provide information on traffic, weather and speed cameras.

    The name of the special series – Pista, Italian for track – makes clear reference to the racing vocation of the model and to the one-of-a-kind features of the Abarth Telemetry system. More in detail, the next-generation capabilities of the infotainment system include the possibility of loading some of the most famous racing circuits in the world, like Monza, Spa-Francorchamps or the Red Bull Ring to name a few, selecting them during track sessions, viewing detailed maps and receiving real-time tips to improve lap times. In this way, Abarth 595 Pista drivers can access their recorded sessions and analyse their performance at any time. There is more: the Routes function can be used to create customised courses, access previously created ones, record GPS traces for each course and analyse then later.

    The UconnectTM infotainment system includes integrated satellite navigator and Premium Beats sound system with 440 W of power, six speakers and one subwoofer.

    On the Abarth 595 Pista, you can always keep an eye on your performance and share the results with friends: the new UconnectTM system with 7″ HD touchscreen combines steering wheel controls with Bluetooth, 6 loudspeakers and the DAB system.

    The UconnectTM 7″ HD LIVE system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM.

    Moreover, with the UconnectTM 7″ HD LIVE system you can access apps on your Android device thanks to Android Auto, or those on your iPhone using Apple CarPlay. Apple CarPlay is the easiest and safest way to use an iPhone in the car, to acess Maps, Apple Music, to send message and more using Siri voice assistance and Uconnect technology.

    This system allows you to drive without distractions, keeping your eyes on the road with all the controls close at hand. In addition, with the Abarth Telemetry System, you can test your skills on the main international tracks and custom routes.

    The Pista version completes the new 595 Abarth line-up, which now includes two body types (sedan and convertible), three trim levels (595, 595 Turismo and 595 Competizione) and as many engine powers and tuning levels, designed to satisfy today’s increasingly discerning and competent customers. The distinctive yet affordable 595 version, with its 145 HP of power, is the Abarth entry level model and offers all the standard equipment needed to ensure the typical enjoyment and driving pleasure expected from the brand. The 595 also makes the ideal base for those who want to tune up their car making over it unique. The 595 Turismo and the 595 Competizione express two more distinctive aspects of the Abarth identity. The former, with its 165 HP of power, expresses the typical values of an Italian GT, but in a compact size ideal for urban use. The latter, on the other hand, is more radical and adrenaline-packed. With its 180 HP and racing-derived contents, it is designed for motorists with a passion for performance and uncompromising sportiness. Both versions can be customised and tuned with a complete catalogue of kits and accessories.

    Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha Limited Edition and Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

    For the third year running, Abarth will be Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team which will be competing in the 2017 FIM MotoGP World Championship. With this prestigious partnership, Abarth is confirmed as the automotive brand which is most capable of conveying the real essence of the race track, in addition to sharing the values of sportsmanship and desire to excel that both the brand with the scorpion badge and the stars of the motorcycle racing scene have rooted in their DNA. In the wake of the thrilling Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing and the 695 biposto Yamaha Factory Racing Edition comes the new Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha Limited Edition special series, available exclusively with a Pista Grey livery: only 695 sedans and 695 convertibles will be made. The new car was created to celebrate the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, which is the first exclusive motorcycle to spring from the collaboration between the two brands and which sports the same grey livery with red trim as the 695 XSR, as well as sharing many of its features.

    The special series makes extensive use of carbon fibre to demonstrate its affinity with the front fairing, front mudguard and saddle cover of the two-wheel Yamaha. The Abarth 695 XSR and the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth also share Akrapovič ultralight exhaust developed in the racing world to boost the personality, sound and performance of both vehicles. On the Abarth car, the carbon fibre tailpipes enhance the looks and technology of the exhaust system. The XSR logo proudly displayed on the tailgate distinguishes the Abarth 695 XSR, while an aluminium badge identifies the sequential number of 695 units for each body type.

    Other carbon fibre details, in addition to the mirror caps and Akrapovič tailpipes, are available as optional equipment, such as dashboard fascia, pedal covers, gear knob and kick plate.

    A 1.4 T-Jet engine delivering 165 HP sits beneath the bonnet. Equipment on this special series includes Koni rear suspension and Eibach springs, 17” Supersport alloy rims with Matt Black finish, Satin Chrome accents on handles and badge supports, red details on bumpers and mirrors, red brake callipers and a braking system with perforated discs. This version can be customised even further using the tuning kit to increase the power to 180 HP, improve handling by fitting a Koni front suspension with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) valve and make braking even prompter with 305x28mm perforated and self-ventilating Brembo floating front discs with high-performance Ferodo HP 1000/1 front brake pads.

    In addition, the new UconnectTM 7″ HD LIVE system integrated with Apple CarPlay allows iPhone users to access contents such as Apple Maps, Messages, telephone calls, Apple Music, also with Siri voice assistance.

    The UconnectTM 7″ HD LIVE system also enables Android Auto, offering easy and safe access to voice assistance functionality, Google MapsTM and Google Play MusicTM, using the touch screen of the radio or the steering wheel controls.

    It will be possible to order the new Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha from April. For customers that purchase it, Abarth offers the chance to get the special “VIP Package”, which is dedicated to fans. This is an awards scheme that applies in Italy and the UK that takes place in two stages. First of all, by the 7th of April, you must fill in the online form at the http://www.abarth.it and http://www.abarthcars.co.uk websites. After which, once you have purchsed the car from the dealership, you will receive two valid tickets for Abarth Day on 20May, in Italy and the UK; a ticket for a free visit ro the Abarth Workshops in Turin, an exclusive set of Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha lithographs, the “Faster Son” package from Yamaha, including a t-shirt, jumper and cap, an a poster with a carbon-look effect frame.

    Abarth 124 spider and Abarth 124 spider Scorpione

    The new Abarth 124 spider is a fun, unconventional car destined to become an icon of driving pleasure and sure to excite everyone who gets behind the wheel. Developed with Squadra Corse Abarth it has the bold dynamics and driving joy of a true roadster. The mechanical standard self-locking differential demonstrates the technical excellence for superior road holding. This device is typically found in top-of-the-range sports cars and emphasises the personality of the new Abarth 124 spider. Weights are concentrated between the axles and the engine is installed behind the front axle to guarantee optimal agility and superior driving feel. Sophisticated mechanics and special materials have been used to contain the weight to just 1060 kilograms. This results in a weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 kg/HP, the best in its category. Furthermore, the optimal weight distribution guarantees sincere and exalting response.

    The public will be able to admire two examples on the stand. The first has pastel “Turini 1975 White” paintwork and a matt black bonnet that recalls the classic Abarth 124 Rally, on which this was adopted as a measure to prevent glare in the driver’s eyes. The other colours available in the range are pastel “Costa Brava 1972 Red” and the metallic “San Marino 1972 Black”, “Isola d’Elba 1974 Blue” and “Portogallo 1974 Grey”: these names are a homage to the prestigious Abarth rally wins. Interiors are characterised by red and black leather seats, while the dashboard and central tunnel are covered with Alcantara, a technical fabric used in the racing world to reduce reflections in the passenger compartment and increases the driver’s concentration on the task at hand.

    The second car is an example of the new Scorpione special series, a version designed for customers seeking the essence of unadulterated driving pleasure. The car on display sports a “San Marino 1972 Black” livery with “Forgiato Grey” details. A “Turini 1975 White” version is also available.

    The Scorpione maintains all the features of the 124 spider and is characterised by black microfibre and leather seats designed to maximise grip.

    Under the bonnet of both models is a powerful, ultra-reliable 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with MultiAir technology. It delivers 170 HP (about 124 HP per litre) and 250 Nm of torque: it has a top speed of 232 km/h and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds paired with a six-speed manual transmission. What is more, since the engine sound is a fundamental element of all Abarth cars, standard equipment includes Record Monza exhaust with Dual Mode system capable of modifying the path of the exhaust gas according to pressure, guaranteeing linear torque and power delivery and generating a satisfying, deep roar at the same time. In addition to the 6-speed manual transmission, the spider is also available with the Esseesse Sporty Sequential automatic transmission. The suspension on the Abarth 124 spider uses a double wishbone scheme at the front and a 5-arm multilink architecture at the rear. The set-up is calibrated specifically to increase stability on corners and enhance compression braking. Steering feedback is optimised by adopting a specific sports calibration of the power steering system.

    Furthermore, the new Abarth 124 spider is decked out with a host of state-of-the-art active and passive safety devices. In addition to ABS, standard equipment includes EBD, for adjusting front and rear axle brake force distribution to optimise braking distances and guarantee control in all load conditions of the car. Of course, also standard is ESC, for optimal control in all driving conditions, particularly the most critical, in presence of snow, ice or slippery roads. All these devices can be completely deactivated for driving on the race track allowing the driver to exploit the outstanding balancing and dynamic features of Abarth 124 spider to the fullest and enjoy an unadulterated and direct driving feeling.

    The Abarth DNA is confirmed on both models also on the inside with an overall focus aimed at guaranteeing perfect ergonomics. The seats, with leather and Alcantara upholstery and microfibre and leather on the Scorpione, are both supporting and very comfortable to hold the driver in the ideal position, as low and far back as possible to perceive all sideways movements of the car. Furthermore, the controls are perfectly in keeping with the sporty set-up of the car: the position of the pedal board, the vertical steering wheel and the short gear stick make for a fully enthralling driving experience. The dashboard features a large tachometer with red background arranged in central position facing the driver and a keyless start system.

    Comfort is guaranteed by heated seats, standard on the version with leather seats, and the excellent soundproofing afforded by the noise deadening windscreen, rear window and double-layer soft top.

    The latter is designed to be opened and closed with one hand from the driver’s seat in a few seconds. Once folded behind the seats it does not occupy space in the boot.

    Both cars on show are equipped with the Sound Plus Pack, which includes radio 7″ touchscreen and a sophisticated Bose audio system with subwoofer and eight speakers, two of which integrated in the head restraints for a perfect listening experience. there is also the Visibility Plus Pack, which features full LED automatic self-levelling headlights, LED daytime running lights, rain sensor, dust sensor, headlight washer and rear parking sensors.

    Conversion kits

    The new range of Abarth tune-up kits and accessories will also be showcased for visitors at the Geneva Motor Show. Performance, engine power, safety and customisation in the best Abarth style are the protagonists of this new after-market range. Three conversion kit offers are dedicated to the Abarth 595 and all on show on the stand.

    The “160HP Tune-Up Kit” enhances the personality of the smallest Abarth of all and increases engine power from 145 to 160 HP. The conversion also includes Koni front and rear suspensions, Eibach low-ride front and rear springs, Ferodo brake pads and “Abarth Elaborazione” exterior badge. The kit is supplied to the customer in a special wooden crate which hints to the iconic Abarth conversion kit of the past.

    The “180HP Tune-Up Kit” for 595 Turismo is designed to obtain the very best performance: from 165 to 180 HP and technical details of excellence, such as Koni front suspensions, Brembo floating front brake discs with red callipers, Ferodo brake pads, “Abarth Elaborazione” exterior badge and new conversion box dedicated to the world of performance.

    The “Record Monza Exhaust System Kit” is offered today in a specially proportioned box. The muffler of the Scorpione celebrates Carlo Abarth’s speed record at Monza and its powerfully aggressive sound results from the perfect combination of Dual Mode technology with four tailpipes and exciting design.

    The new tune-up kits complement the other components that consolidate the DNA of the brand: ultralight Esseesse white and titanium rims, mirror caps, pillar liners and carbon fibre dashboard fascia, gear knobs, kick plates and pedal boards made of technical material (aluminium and carbon fibre). In short, a selection of technical features for Abarth owners to customise their car and enhance its iconic and performing style.

    Racing

    The new Abarth 124 rally made its surprise debut at the last edition of the Paris Motor Show. One year later, the new car has achieved excellent performance during the tests. The Abarth 124 rally Trophy will be kicking off soon. It will consist in seven Italian races, the first of which will be the Rally Il Ciocco, in Tuscany, from March 17 to 19.

    The first edition of the Abarth 124 rally Trophy is joining the new track racing season of the Abarth Trophy, with the Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and the Abarth 595 OT, and the Coppa Abarth Classiche, for vintage Abarth models competing in rallies. Abarth is still supplying 160 HP T-Jet engines for the Formula 4 single-seaters competing in championships in Italy, Germany, Northern Europe and the Iberia, in addition to the United Arab Emirates. The season is action-packed and will involve all classic motorsport areas, with a clear technological reference to standard production. The entire range has a racing version to underscore the close link between the racing experience and the development of standard vehicles.

    With the Abarth 124 rally Trophy, the brand with the scorpion badge is organising a strongly innovative proportional trophy with a car that is highly innovative in itself. The Abarth 124 rally breaks the mould by combining excitement and technology: rear-wheel drive guarantees the spectacle, while the very high level performance is the result of painstaking development, as recently demonstrated at the Monte Carlo Rally which was held in extremely difficult conditions with a lot of ice and snow on the roads. The situation was positively not favourable for rear-wheel drive but still did not hold back the three private drivers who obtained excellent results.

    The car is a Group R-GT model and therefore can compete in national and international races. The Abarth 124 rally Trophy counts seven rallies, six of which are part of the Italian Championship. In this way, Trophy contenders may also compete for the new Group R-GT Italian championship title.

    The jackpot is very rich with prizes for the absolute ranking of the Under-23’s and the teams. All prizes – 5000 Euro for the winner, 4000 Euro for the team and 2000 Euro for the Under 23 drivers – are cumulative. According to the regulation, prizes will be given to the first three rankings, in each race and final, in each category. The real news of the jackpot is the addition of a prize for the best ranking teams with a final jackpot of 30,000 Euro. The Under 23 winner will also be given the opportunity to compete in the 2017 Monza Rally with the official Abarth 124 Rally. Other prizes include an ACI Sport Federal Super Course and a “rally master” organised directly by the Abarth Racing Team. The winner of the overall ranking will receive their own street-legal Abarth 124 spider.

    By organising the Trophy directly, Abarth will offer an array of services to facilitate team work to those who sign up: a spare parts service with technicians to provide assistance during the race will be present on the race circuits. A hospitality area with catering and entertainment dedicated to crews and teams will also be organised. Media visibility will be high, with a dedicated press and TV office in addition to activities on the most popular social media.

    For more information on the Abarth 124 rally Trophy, go to the racing.abarth.com website or email the Abarth Racing Team at [email protected].

    The Abarth 124 rally is the true strength of the championship. It is a real sports car, set up and tuned directly by Abarth and sold race-ready for 140.000 Euro.

    The key elements of the car were clearly set in the development brief:

    make it light with perfect weight distribution
    give it a powerful, reliable and high-performing engine
    make it lightning fast cornering with no understeering
    ensure outstanding traction in all conditions
    give it the fun of rear-wheel drive combined with state-of-the-art technology
    make it easy to manage for team and technicians and keep running costs low.

    The car fits a 1800 cm3 twin cam turbo direct injection engine. By exploiting a range of selectable mappings, it can output up to 300 HP at 6500 rpm with optimum torque curve, a key element to ensure balanced steering and acceleration when oversteering. Performance is breath-taking, acceleration is scorching and enhanced by a full, satisfying sound. To enhance performance even further, the engine is coupled to a snappy six-speed sequential transmission with shift paddles, while traction is assured by the mechanical self-locking differential.

    Rallies put the cars under extreme stress and that is why the excellent mechanical layout of the standard production car has been developed further. The suspension system – front high double wishbone and rear multilink – provides optimised kinematics and is now installed on special subframes that ensure superior mechanical strength and considerable weight reduction, while metal joints guarantee top driving accuracy.

    To ensure maximum grip in all road conditions and adapt to the different special stages, the Racing Team mechanics were extremely careful in defining the suspension set-up possibilities, which offer a broad adjustment of the characteristic angles, a greater bump position for difficult surfaces and, above all, hydraulic four-way shock absorbers to be able to configure compression and rebound behaviour as well as response to the high or low frequencies extremely accurately to indulge the driver’s feeling.

    The first-class mechanics has called for a new generation electronic system both to ensure top performance on the road and to optimise weight and overall dimensions.

    With a high level of integration, all the main controls are ergonomically grouped on the steering wheel. In this way the driver can, for example, choose the different calibrations of the engine and of the antilag system or select the traction control mode, from the one designed for fast, grippy tracks to that designed to guarantee peak performance also in low grip conditions.

    Perfectly interpreting Carlo Abarth’s legacy, Racing Team mechanics also focused on servicing and containing the cost per kilometre to foster the promotion of new talents and allow gentlemen drivers to access the world of rallies. A modern rally car has to be designed not only to ensure top performance, but also to allow drivers, navigators and technicians to rely on a machine that can meet their expectations and adapt to multiple uses and situations. This is the reason why the new Abarth 124 Rally will offer the possibility to choose different configurations and set-ups, spanning from the profoundly mechanical, such as ground clearance, to exterior liveries, to be reminiscent of the unforgettable triumphs of the Abarth brand in rallies the world over.

    The car was designed with an eye to facilitating servicing operations on the race track and to cut running costs. For instance, the suspension subframes are arranged for fitting the ground clearance kit with a double arm fixing position. Furthermore, the kit requires specific assembly instead of calliper replacement.

    Finally, the SE139 code of the project is rooted in the pulsing heart of the history of the brand, referring directly to Carlo Abarth himself. The abbreviation SE means “Sports” and “Experimental”, a direct connection with Abarth’s values of craftsmanship and technical progress. The sequential number 139, on the other hand, reminds us that in its 67-year history, Abarth has developed an average of two racing projects per year: an outstanding achievement that few other automotive manufacturers can boast.

    The Abarth Trophy on the race track

    For the ninth year running, Abarth will be organising a Trophy reserved for Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and Abarth 595 OT to offer many drivers the opportunity to test their worth on major race tracks in a car that is very spectacular and formative. Seven will be the appointments and the season will kick off on April 2 on the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano Adriatico.

    Each appointment will include 40 minutes of free practice, one practice session and two races: the first starting grid is determined by the times clocked in the practice sessions, the second by inverting the first eight standings achieved in Race 1. There are race prizes in collaboration with Michelin and final prizes for the absolute ranking (30,000 Euro for the winner, 12,000 Euro for the second place, 8,000 Euro for the third place). There is no jackpot for the Abarth 595 OT, but signing up is free.

    Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione is propelled by a powerful 215 HP turbo engine paired with 6-speed sequential transmission, special ride settings and aerodynamic equipment to enhance its performance.

    Seven are the races on the calendar: six on Italian tracks and one abroad on the Red Bull Ring in Austria. It will start on April 2 in Misano Adriatico and end on October 8 in Mugello. The formula consists of two races for each appointment with the tried and tested Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione and Abarth 595 OT (Omologata Turismo) racing together but with separate rankings.

    This championship has taken on an international connotation with the presence of many drivers from across Europe, noticeably from Scandinavia and Spain, in addition to a substantial and combative squad from Turkey, which in 2016 have shown their worth. The average presence of the past editions was approximately 20 cars.

    The championship enrolment fees (7,500 Euro for Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Evoluzione) include an array of services: paddock setup, spare part service on the race track with presence of technicians for advice and hospitality area with catering dedicated to crews and team. Media visibility will be high, with a dedicated press and TV office in addition to activities on the most popular social media. With this initiative, Abarth confirms its philosophy of creating racing opportunities for the standard versions of the high performance cars of the brand, which are capable of firing enthusiasm of drivers, on the road and on the race track alike.

    Coppa Abarth Classiche

    The racing attitude of the grand project involving enthusiasts of the history of the brand is expressed by the Coppa Abarth Classiche, in its second edition this year. The novel fact is that the chosen speciality is rally racing, an area in which the brand with the scorpion badge boasts many international successes at the highest levels both as Abarth and when the Squadra Corse Abarth managed Lancia, winning ten manufacturer’s championship titles and six driver’s championship titles over the years.

    The championship will consist of six races and will be open to all vintage models earlier than 1981. There will be race prizes for the first classified in each group, for a total of three groups. Additionally, there will be jackpots for the first outright winners of each group. Other three special prizes will be awarded at the end of the championship for the first three classified with Autobianchi A112 Abarth. Enrolment is totally free.

    The formula of Coppa Abarth Classiche, developed in collaboration with Michelin Italia, is packed with advantages for signing up to events and buying tyre sets for teams.

    The F4 involvement

    Given the outstanding success experienced in Italy and Germany over the past seasons, Abarth has decided to support the third edition of the F4 Championship in Germany and to reconfirm its involvement in the Italian Championship as sponsor and official engine supplier.

    The 1.4 Turbo t-Jet engine with 160 HP, derived from the one fitted on the street-legal 595 and used on the Abarth cars competing in the Abarth Trophies, will be equipping all the cars made by the Italian manufacturer Tatuus again this year. In 2016, forty very young drivers competed in the German Championship and thirty competed in the Italian one. Young Mick Schumacher, the runner-up in both series, is one of them.

    Calendar of Abarth 124 rally Trophy Events:

    19 March 40th Rally del Ciocco
    2 April 64th Rallye Sanremo
    23 April 101th Targa Florio
    4 June 50th Rally del Salento
    26 June 53th Rally del Friuli
    17 September Rally di Roma Capitale
    15 October 35th Rally Due Valli

    Abarth Trophy calendar:

    2 April Misano
    7 May Adria
    11 June Red Bull Ring (Austria)
    25 June Vallelunga
    30 July Magione
    10 September Imola
    8 October Mugello

    Coppa Abarth Classiche calendar:

    11 March Valli aretine
    7 May Memorial Conrero
    28 May Rally storico Campagnolo
    25 June Rally Lana Storico
    30 July Rally Alto Appennino
    24 September Rally Isola d’Elba

    The Scorpionship: Abarth Day

    In the wake of last year’s success, the adrenaline-packed Abarth Day will be organised again in 2017 for all enthusiasts of extreme performance. The seven appointments will be held from May to July on a selection of famous circuits across Europe with the following calendar:

    13 May – France – Monthlery
    20 May – Italy – Varano de Melegari
    20 May – UK – Rockingham
    27 May – Portugal – Braga
    03 June – Austria – Salzburgring
    24 June – Spain – Parcmotor Castellolì (Catalonia)
    01 July – Germany – Hockenheim

    Stand

    The details of the Abarth stand in Geneva are reminiscent of the feeling of Officine Abarth made of iron girders, rough concrete and metal floor plates polished by car tyres. For the public, it will be like visiting the real workshop of a mechanic who is working with skilfully dedication on an engine. It is Carlo Abarth’s heritage, one made of hand-crafted care applied to constant technical progress and performance.

    In an exhibition area that hints to the part of the brand, Abarth is reasserting its vocation of being projected into the future and show off all its news: new products, new services and new initiatives.

    By distributing informative leaflets and special elements placed around the stand, the public can become acquainted with the products of FCA Bank, the financial company specialising in the automotive sector. The company operates on the main European markets-in Switzerland through FCA Capital Suisse SA-with a sole mission: supporting the sales of all Fiat and Chrysler Automobiles brand vehicles through innovative financial products and high added value services dedicated to dealer networks, private clients and companies. A new tool will be available on all Abarth models starting from this month. It is the financial calculator for calculating the financing instalment according to the configuration of the car. During this process, customers can choose the right financing product for their needs and exploit a handy comparison function. At the same time, the instalment total is updated automatically according to the selected optional equipment. The tool will be made available in Germany, France and Spain over the next months.

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    Fiat en el salón
    – 500 60 aniversario
    – Panda Natural Power
    – Tipo S-Design
    – 500X S-Design
    – Fullback Cross
    – 124 Spider

    Nota de prensa, en inglés
    FIAT AT THE 2017 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

    – Fiat is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of 500 in Geneva with an exclusive limited number special series.
    – The S-Design trim level makes its début on 500X and on Tipo: the ideal solution for those seeking a combination of style and distinctive, dynamic contents.
    – The Fullback Cross, the version with exclusive look and lifestyle soul, receives its world premiere.
    – The 124 Spider is making a comeback with the new “Europa” limited edition, designed to celebrate its forerunner of the same name designed by Pininfarina.
    – The Panda Natural Power confirms the leadership of FCA in the field of bi-fuel petrol and natural gas-powered vehicles.

    At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, the Fiat brand will be showing its two identities, both of which stand side-by-side, forming part of an increasingly wide and complete range. The two worlds that characterise the brand, the functional and the emotional, are evoked by the symbolism of the stand and, in a practical sense, by the vehicles exhibited.

    In 2017, FCA will be celebrating the sixtieth birthday of the iconic 500: the star of the show will be the special limited edition to mark the 60th anniversary, which will feature an exclusive look and unique contents including new two-colour paintwork and specific 16″ alloy wheels. It will be joined by 500S, the more dynamic, male version of this Fiat icon. The Swiss event will also witness the début of the new S-Design versions, a perfect combination of style and contents designed to meet the requirements of a dynamic, sporty clientele: this new image will be flaunted by the Fiat Tipo 5Doors and the 500X on the stand. Not to mention an appearance by the whole Tipo family: representing personality, simplicity and functionality with unbeatable value for money.

    Exclusive details, uncompromising off-road performance and outstanding versatility: on board the new Fiat Fullback Cross pick-up, there is room for meeting everyone’s requirements, whatever they may be. The spotlight will then fall on an exciting vehicle that treats the motorist to a true roadster experience, combined with an all-Italian style: the 124 Spider, with the new “Europa” special series, built in a numbered limited edition. Personality and style are also at the top of the list for the Panda, Italy’s best-selling car in its segment since 2012. The stand will host the Cross version, which crams all the functional features of the off-road vehicles in the category above it into just 370 centimetres of space, as well as the Natural Power, which reduces emissions while still guaranteeing a pleasant, comfortable driving experience. 500L is on show in the Trekking version in a two-colour livery underlining the model’s crossover personality, reinforced by the Traction+ technology.

    And last but not least, the stand will feature areas dedicated to Mopar and FCA Bank, both providing true added value for all motorists in the form of excellent products and services.

    Fiat 500 special series to mark the 60th anniversary

    There are dates which are destined to remain firmly lodged in our collective memory; moments which, in the short-term, or with the passing of time, can prove to be revolutionary. One of the dates which has undoubtedly managed to escape the anonymity often imposed by the calendar is the 4th of July, 1957. Indeed, this was the momentous date on which the “500” was first produced in Turin, the “big small car” which soon became the emblem of the concept of driving for the mass market. The figures linked to this success may be significant, but they are simply not enough to tell the whole story. Over 4 million vehicles have been sold, but there’s more to understanding this car than that. Instead, the trick is to widen our perspective and pay particular attention in order to round up all the innovative features that the 500 has crammed into a space of less than three metres, not only with regard to the motoring world but in relation to society in general. Fifty years on, again on the 4th of July, Fiat used its popularity as leverage for accelerating towards the future with the 500 of the new millennium and in the first months of 2017 will break the record of two million cars sold. Another peaceful revolution on the roads of the world, a vehicle capable of combining what seem to be contrasting values: it is exclusive but accessible, it is elegant but fun, it is quinquennially Italian but is a global best-seller sold in 100 countries. Interestingly 80% of all 500s were sold outside Italy.

    When Fiat celebrates sixty years of its global icon, for the occasion, the Geneva show will provide the stage for the launch of the special 60th anniversary series. This exclusive numbered limited edition pays tribute to the original 500 through a specific characterisation and the contemporary reinterpretation of some of the style details that made it famous, such as the vinyl dashboard, the vintage logo on the front, between the chrome spoiler and on the boot door and steering wheel, as well as the chrome finish on the bonnet. Exclusively available as a convertible, the Fiat 500 special 60th anniversary series presents brand new dual-colour paintwork evocatively named Dolcevita: Three-layer White for the body of the car and pastel Ivory for the bonnet and pillars. The grey and burgundy waistrail enhances this chromatic combination, whereas the colour chosen for the hood is grey. The style of this special series is enhanced by its many cool aesthetic details, such as chrome mirror caps, special 16″ lightweight alloy wheel rims and a dedicated logo: 560. Here we truly have a brand within a brand, as the red “6” and “0” are contained in the last two figures of the 500 logo. This exclusive badge adorns the pillar and also appears on the chrome sill and the numbered limited edition nameplate. The Fiat 500 60th anniversary special series will be available for order from 9 March; the edition will total 560 cars, all with individual authenticity certificate, for sale on the main EMEA region markets with delivery from 4 July. The interior also presents retro details, such as the tubular elements of the seats in ivory leather with contrasting burgundy seams, which match the central part of the dashboard, and the bespoke dual-colour car mats. But the tribute to the past is only skin deep: in terms of technology, the 60th anniversary special series offers the very best of everything available today when it comes to technology and on-board comfort. Standard features include a leather gear stick knob and steering wheel with built-in commands, the 7″ UconnectTM Radio Live touchscreen system with Bluetooth, satellite navigator and USB and AUX IN ports; 7″ TFT, automatic climate control, fog lights and rear parking sensors. The MY2017 innovations are also present: Speed Limiter and Cruise control and, on request, the CarPlay and Android AutoTM system; this makes possible for users to access the main applications of their smartphones directly on the 7″ screen of the UconnectTM system integrated on the central console.

    With Apple CarPlay support, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, drivers can get directions optimized for traffic conditions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road.

    The Android Auto integration allow to manage the compatible content and features on the device directly from the driving seat, getting directions, making calls, sending and receiving messages, and listening to music, always driving safely.

    Rain & Dusk sensor, Bi-Xenon headlights, tinted rear windows and Beats AudioTM system repeat this impressive outfit. The selection of engines available on the 500 Sessantesimo is wide-ranging and complete, with two petrol engines – also available with robotic Dualogic gearbox and paddle shift – the 1.2 with 69 HP and the 0.9 TwinAir with 85 HP. In the combined cycle, this results in a consumption rate of 3.8 litres/100km. All engines are Euro 6, including the small turbodiesel 1.3 16v Multijet II 95 HP version. The vehicle on the stand will be a 1.2 69 HP, fitted with Stop & Start.

    S-Design

    The S-Design is the Fiat answer to those who seek style and content with a contemporary, dynamic and distinctive character.This version combines sportiness, style and seduction that captivate at first glance: a striking personality reflecting the young male target and well tailored to both the brand’s worlds, both functional and emotional. Geneva will see the debut of the 500X S-Design and the Tipo 5-door S-Design, for those who wish their car to strongly express their own dynamic style.

    Fiat 500X S-Design

    Introducing the Fiat 500X S-Design, the new special series which combines a new concept of urban sporting feel and attention to detail in its two identities: City Look and Off-Road. Available for order from June, the car on the stand, an S-Design City Look in the new matt Alpi Green colour, is fitted with the high-performance 140 HP (103kW) 1.4 Multijet engine and has an automatic DCT dual clutch transmission. Its exclusive matte livery sports details in polished steel such as the side mouldings, door handles, front spoiler, the rim of the rear headlights, the handle of the boot and the mirror caps. It also features tinted rear windows. The car on display has 18″ wheels and a distinctive two-colour finish. To complete the effect, the Xenon headlights, also burnished, give the 500X an immediately recognisable, dynamic, distinctive “face”. These dark details are also replicated in the style of the interior, for example in the dashboard panel and in the mouldings of the central tunnel and door panels. Again in the interior, the specific S-Design seats feature a sporty fabric with embroidered, copper coloured logo.

    With S-Design, the unmistakeable elegance of 500X is enhanced with a touch of modern style and a sporty identity.

    Fiat Tipo 5Doors S-Design

    On the stand, visitors will be able to admire the new S-Design Tipo 5Doors that brings the family additional dynamic style and personality in the bespoke “Metropoli Grey” livery, exclusively designed for this version. The car is immediately recognisable thanks to its distinctive wide grille with Piano Black trims, which embraces the whole of the front and ends with an even more aggressive feature in the Bi-Xenon front headlights with the same trims. Making their first appearance in the Tipo family, the Bi-Xenon units enhance performance by 30% compared to the standard version. The Piano Black details continue around the edges of the sporty air inlets and on the rear view mirror caps. The new diamond pattern 18″ alloy wheels give another very dynamic touch to the car’s image, while the version is completed by tinted rear windows and features such as the handles coloured to match the bodywork.

    The interior is completely restyled, with leather and fabric seats and tactile finishes chosen for their strong, distinctive personality.

    The double stitching of the seats in leather and Airtex match those on the gear stick knob and steering wheel in “technoleather” with a criss-cross pattern. The dashboard features details in “Piano Black” and has a large fascia in Technical Grey which spans the whole width of the cabin.

    Other unique details appear on the central unit and upholstered door panels. Under the bonnet of the car on show is the 1.4 T-jet engine that develops 120 HP (88 kW) of maximum power achieved at 5.000 rpm and has a maximum torque of 215 Nm at 2.500 rpm. This guarantees high gear flexibility and a rapid, bold response. The S-Design version, also available in Cinema Black, Amore Red, Gelato White and Colosseo Grey colours and with 120 HP 1.6 Multijet Diesel engine with manual gearbox or automatic transmission with DCT dual clutch, 110 HP 1.6 E-Torq petrol engine with automatic transmission and a 120 HP LPG-Petrol 1.4 T-jet unit, is a characterful, stylish addition to the Tipo family, and will shortly also be offered on the Tipo Station Wagon.

    Fiat Fullback Cross

    Fiat Fullback is the pick-up truck dedicated to motorists who want a functional vehicle that still sets them free in their leisure time, by combining practicality with a vocation for the wild outdoors.

    Fullback has a bold character reflected in its sporty proportions and at the Geneva Motor Show it is set to be the star of the show with the world premiere of the Cross version. The new pick-up in Cross trim is available in the double cabin version, with a length of 5.28 metres and a breadth of 3 metres. The width measures 1.81 metres and the height is 1.78 metres. The model on show will sport the Colosseum Grey livery.

    Fullback Cross features exclusive stylistic details, such as the grille with matt black ingots. The front is completed by the satin silver skid plate. There are more eye-catching black details on the sides, such as the rear view mirrors, the handles and the wheel arches, the 17″ wheels and the new-design larger side steps. Last but not least, the exclusive textured black sport bar gives the Fullback Cross a sleeker silhouette and underlines its dynamic profile. The Fullback Cross’s individual look is completed by the new all-black cargo space, with the Fiat logo in relief. The effect is to emphasise its personality as an exceptionally versatile lifestyle vehicle, equally ideal for work and leisure.

    It is fitted with a 2.4 litre common rail turbodiesel engine and develops 180 HP (133 kW) of power and a torque of 430 Nm. Its top speed is 179 km/h (111 mph). There are also two transmissions available: six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with sporty sequential mode and dashboard commands. The 5-gear automatic version is the one that has been chosen for the Geneva Motor Show. The full traction option is the strength of this model, with a Torsen centre differential which can be locked using the lower gears and an E-locker rear differential locker for more extreme terrains.

    The Cross features a particularly varied range of accessories, from all points of view. For safety, standard accessories include ABS with EBD, TSA (Trailer Stability Assist – a system which boosts stability during towing), LDW (Lane Departure Warning), seven airbags, Cruise Control. Not forgetting Bi-Xenon headlights, front fog lights and LED daytime running lights (DRL). The interiors feature leather seats, steering wheel and gear stick knob, automatic dual zone climate control and automatic full traction selector. The infotainment equipment includes a DAB CD/MP3 Radio with 7″ touchscreen, Bluetooth and USB port. The front seats are also heated, with six-way electric adjustment on the driver’s side. The system includes a rear parking camera and satellite navigator. Mopar has developed customised accessories for the Fullback Cross: the easy-open turn and tilt door and the bed step for easier access to the large cargo section. The set-up is completed with the chrome-plated kick plate and rubber floor mats.

    Fullback Cross is displayed next to the Panda Cross, and extends and completes the Cross range of models with a peerless mix of exclusive styling and extreme versatility. Models designed and developed for any kind of adventure, from the urban jungle to exploration of the natural world.

    Fiat 124 Spider Europa

    The new Fiat 124 Spider is an exciting 2-seater, the only Fiat 2-seater, capable of winning over the new generations. This already occurred back in 1966, with its legendary predecessor, which rode the characteristic wave of euphoria which swept through the 1960s with the wind in its hair. Today, its style embodies the timeless beauty of its predecessor while remaining true to its real self and it guarantees high levels of performance, technology and safety.

    At the Geneva Motor Show, visitors will be able to admire the new special limited edition series, 124 Spider Europa, which celebrates the launch of the original version by Pininfarina at the same event 36 years ago, with a new, special set of features. The model on display will flaunt its best features in Passione Red bodywork, the ultimate colour that identifies Italian sporty “2-seaters” and a set of 17″ four-spoke alloy wheels, developed by Mopar as a tribute to the original version. An additional touch of style is added by the silver rear view mirror caps and black leather seats. The vehicle contains a wide range of equipment: 4 airbags, full-led front headlamps with Adaptive Front Light System, which direct the beam of light based on the speed and the direction of the curve, 7″ radio, mp3 with USB port and premium Bose Hi-Fi system with 9 speakers, including a dual speaker set in the headrest of both seats and a subwoofer, leather steering wheel. Cruise control, keyless entry, rear camera and navigation system with 3D maps.

    Finally, the 124 Spider Europa has a celebratory, numbered plaque inside and the 124 logo on the front grille. From a technical viewpoint, the vehicle on display at the Motor Show is fitted with manual 6-gear transmission, combined with a 4-cylinder turbo 1.4 litre engine featuring MultiAir technology, which provides 140 HP of power and 240 Nm of torque for impressive performances: 215 km/h (133 mph) maximum speed, and only 7.5 seconds for accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h. The 124 Spider system features a high double wishbone suspension on the front and a multi-link on the rear. Steering is precise and responsive with the use of an electric power assist system. In short, the combination of the steering and suspension set-ups lightweight frame, balanced weight distribution and turbocharged engine ensures a dynamic driving experience.

    Natural Power

    The stand in Geneva will be reserving a space dedicated to sustainable mobility, which will host a Panda Natural Power. The Panda celebrates the milestone of the 300,000th natural gas car built since 2006, and is in Lounge version with a livery specially created for the event. It has the 80 HP TwinAir Turbo Natural Power engine. This bi-fuel two-cylinder version develops 80 HP (59 kW) and consumes 4.5 litres of petrol or 3.1 kg of natural gas every 100 km in the combined cycle. The CO2 emission levels are drastically reduced: 106 g/km for the petrol engine and 85 for the gas engine.

    It combines the MultiAir, Turbo and downsizing technologies with specific technologies for natural gas power systems, and is the ideal solution for a customer who pays close attention to environmental issues but also seeks cost efficiency. Compared with the petrol version, the engine has added bespoke elements such as an inlet manifold, injectors, electronic engine control system and valve seats made of high resistance material. And it is indeed thanks to the perfect integration of all these components, together with the most advanced technologies – such as the MultiAir system and the turbo compressor – that maximum reliability can be ensured. This is also the factor that ensures that the performances and driving experience are not altered in any way when the car is powered by natural gas.

    FCA has been the leader in Europe for petrol-methane dual fuel vehicles for twenty years, with over 700 thousand sold vehicles and a range of six Fiat brand models (Panda, Punto, Qubo, Doblò, 500L and 500L Living), one from Lancia (Ypsilon) and four from Fiat Professional: Fiorino, Doblò Cargo, Ducato and Ducato Panorama.

    The natural gas system reduces CO2 emissions by 23 per cent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 52 per cent compared with petrol driven engines.

    The Tipo family

    The Tipo family is more than capable of meeting the requirements of families, couples and young people thanks to its three body styles and its relevant, practical contents: a project centred on providing unrivalled value for money.

    The 4Doors version has rewritten the rules of the market: a vehicle of truly great substance with an incredible quality to price ratio. The 5Doors model combines a dynamic style with ultra-high levels of comfort and versatility, while the Tipo Station Wagon is the roomiest, most flexible Fiat on the market, remaining loyal to the philosophy of the Tipo family, yet guaranteeing additional functionality and flexibility.

    The range also offers ideal solutions for the professional world, thanks to the specific Easy Business and Business trims.

    In addition to the Tipo 5Doors in the new S-Design trim, the stand at Geneva will also host a 4-door sedan in metallic “Amore Red” finish, fitted with the 1.6 E-Torq 110 HP engine, and automatic 6-gear transmission. The range is completed by an example of the Station Wagon version presented in Mediterraneo Blue livery, with a 1.6 Multijet 120 HP engine, combined with dual clutch automatic transmission.

    Both vehicles are in the generously equipped “Lounge” version, with diamond cut 17″ alloy wheel rims, chrome details and a leather steering wheel and gear shift knob for an even more refined touch.

    Comfort and safety features include cruise control, brake control, front armrest and driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment. The high-tech equipment is enhanced by the UconnectTM HD LIVE system, which on 5Door and Station Wagon cars comes with a 7″ high-resolution colour touchscreen display and a capacitive screen that the user can pinch and swipe just like a tablet. The latest-generation system includes a hands-free Bluetooth interface, audio streaming, text reader and voice recognition, AUX and USB ports with iPod integration, controls on the steering wheel and, on demand, rear parking camera and the new TomTom 3D built-in navigation system.

    The customer will always be connected with the UconnectTMLIVE services available on the touchscreen radio.

    Users who download the free UconnectTMLIVE app from the App Store or Google Play Store onto their smartphone can fully exploit the benefits of UconnectTMLIVE, including music streaming with Deezer and TuneIn, news from Reuters, connected navigation with TomTom LIVE and the ability to stay in touch with friends via Facebook Check-in and Twitter. Besides savings, users can monitor their car’s environmental performance and maintenance status wherever they are with eco:Drive and my:Car.

    The UconnectTMsystem is now also available with the CarPlay and Android AutoTMsystems.Apple CarPlay allows the driver to use their iPhone in the car in the most intuitive way possible: it perfectly integrates the iPhone with the car’s display and native controls. Now users will be able to make calls, play their music, send and receive messages, get directions optimised for traffic conditions and much more, while staying focused on the road.

    Android Auto will give the driver useful information organised in simple sheets that only appear when necessary. This function gives access to Google Maps with voice-guided navigation system, traffic information in real time, lane guidance; Google Play Music and many other music services; the ability to make and receive calls and send messages while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Android Auto and Google Play Music are registered trademarks of Google Inc.

    All Tipo cars are also equipped as standard with six airbags, ESC and Hill Holder, TPMS tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking sensors and fog lights. A full series of safety devices are featured in the model, complete with the Safety pack with autonomous Cruise Control, automatic emergency brake and Speed Limiter.

    For the Tipo Station Wagon and the Tipo 5Door, the Business Trim is also available in two different versions: Easy Business and Business, which offer important additional features in terms of technology, comfort and safety. The first offers a driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment and power socket in the boot, as well as parking sensors, Cruise Control, Brake Control and Speed Limiter, UconnectTM infotainment system and 5″ NAV with Tom Tom 3D navigator. The new Business trim level offers UconnectTM NAV 7″ HD LIVE, equipped with integrated Tom Tom 3D navigation system, rear parking sensors, lumbar adjustment for the driver’s seat, fog lamps and an exclusive driver assist pack including Adaptive Cruise Control, Full Brake Control and Speed Limiter. The Business version sports 16″ alloy wheels, while 17″ alloy wheels are also available as an option, at no added cost.

    Fiat 500S

    Fiat 500S is the new sporty version of the Fiat icon, characterised by its bold look and full range of standard equipment. Available in two versions, sedan and convertible, the new model targets young motorists, mainly men, who seek a car with a strong sporty personality. In the last six months, S version cars have accounted for about 15 per cent of 500 sales in Europe. The 500S has a distinctive look, featuring front and rear bumpers in a sporty design, built-in fog lamps, bespoke spoilers and skirts and details in the exclusive “Satin Graphite” finish (such as the door and boot door handles, mirror caps and wheel trims), rear tinted windows, – for the sedan version-, the chrome exhaust cap, the front “black-grained” air vents and the bold honeycomb under grille.

    The 15″ wheel rims are also bespoke and decorated with the specific “Stain Graphite” finish. Additionally, on request, the 16″ rims can feature a matte black diamond cut treatment.

    The exclusive matte Alpi Green shade, which also characterises the 500X S-Design, enhances and highlights the aggressive design of the vehicle, and is only available for the sedan version.

    The vehicle on the stand, in Italia Blue livery, is equipped with the 0.9 TwinAir 105 HP two-cylinder petrol engine, which results in low consumptions and emissions, while maintaining brilliant performances thanks to its super-charging ability. The 500S is also available with the 1.2 69 HP engine and the 1.3 Multijet turbodiesel 95 HP engine.

    Finally, the interior of the 500S stands out for its “Satin Graphite” details (such as the fascia of the dashboard), sporty bespoke steering wheel and the black combination of seats and ceiling, in contrast with the door panels and the edging on the seats, available in light blue, white and yellow. Frau leather interiors with white or light blue details are available on request.

    Standard UconnectTM 7″ HD LIVE touchscreen system with “tablet effect,” HD display and UconnectTM LIVE services offered as standard. On request, digital radio (DAB) and 3D TomTom navigation system are also available. Since March, the UConnectTM system is also available with CarPlay and Android AutoTM systems.

    Fiat 500L

    The Fiat 500L completes the display of the 500 family, combining the style and functionality of Made in Fiat design with the iconic personality of the 500. A compact city car but one with a considerable amount of space, capable of combining practicality and personality: the ideal vehicle for the families of today. And the public have certainly put their money where their mouths are, judging by its performances in terms of sales: 500L has continued to confirm its status as European market leader in its segment every year, ever since it was launched. The Trekking version on display is characterised by two-colour livery and is decorated by the combination of chrome elements with a satin finish – the spoiler on the front and the handle of the boot door – and elements in matte black paint; from the mudguards to the skirts, from the 17″ alloy wheels to the front and rear bumpers. The painted red brake calipers complete the look.

    The same distinctive style returns in the “total black” trim of the interior, where the black painted dashboard and the seats in bespoke fabric and black ecoleather with the “500” logo emblazoned on the front back rest stand out.

    The vehicle on display features the BeatsAudioTM system, which boasts a total power of 520 Watt, divided between two 80 Watt mid-Woofer speakers (diameter 165 mm) positioned in the bottom part of the front door panel, two 40 Watt tweeter speakers (diameter 38 mm) positioned in the top of the front door panel, two 60 Watt full-range speakers (diameter 165 mm) positioned in the rear door panel and an 80 + 80 Watt subwoofer (diameter 165 mm) located in the boot – which ensures dynamic, powerful bass tones, maximising the listening experience for fans of a wide range of musical genres, from hip hop to soul. The picture is completed by an amplifier with DSP and 8 channels, featuring a built-in advanced equalisation algorithm capable of reproducing the entire spectrum of sound that an artist experiences in the recording studio.

    This dynamic characterisation has a bold identity which is further enhanced by the brilliant 1.4 T-Jet 120 HP engine, ensuring excellent flexibility, even from the lowest speeds, and a fun driving experience.

    The model on display is complete with Traction+ technology designed, together with the M+S “snowflake” tyres provided as standard equipment, to increase the vehicle’s traction on slippery ground.

    All without forgoing the benefits in terms of space and functionality intrinsic to the 500L, the Fiat City Lounge that artfully encompasses the little pleasures and the grand emotions of life in one place – children, friends, journeys – thanks to a passenger space of 3.17 m3 and a large, well-designed boot with a storage capacity of no less than 455 litres.

    Fiat Panda

    The Geneva stand would not be complete without the Panda, which has headed the overall sales rankings on the Italian market since 2012 and was European 2016 best-seller in its segment, with a 14.9 per cent share of segment A and more than 190,000 cars sold. The secret of this success, which is continuing in 2017 with sales of 17,900 units in January, lies in an offer always in line with the key characteristics of the Fiat functional family: personality, convenience and simplicity. Ever since it was first introduced, Panda has stood out for its unmistakable personality and characteristic agreeability developed to emphasise its different spirits: city car and city-SUV. These temperaments are united by functionality and simplicity: very compact exterior dimensions, interior space exploited to the max and configurable to all transport needs, a wide choice of engines and interior and exterior colour combinations able to meet every requirement. Finally, a simple range of equipment enhanced by the new UconnectTM infotainment system with Bluetooth and dashboard cradle, which can be integrated with Android and iOS smartphones.

    The stand will proudly display the “pocket size SUV”, able to cope with every eventuality or route, an object lesson in style, efficiency, agility and compact size. The vehicle in question is the Fiat Panda Cross, which crams all the exclusiveness of the off-road vehicles in higher categories into just 370 centimetres of car. This car is simply one of a kind, because it teams a traction system and technical features which are ideal for off-road driving offering the performance and contents of an SUV, with the external dimensions, efficiency and easy handling of a city car. Not to mention a distinctive style that manages to combine rational design with thrilling driveability.

    The vehicle on the stand sports the Gelato White exterior, with two-colour seats in grey fabric and brown ecoleather and a brown dashboard. It is fitted with a 0.9 cm3 TwinAir 90 HP 2-cylinder engine, which ensures power and flexibility on the road. The all-wheel drive car features the Electronic Differential Lock, having been the first to introduce this to the market.

    Fiat stand

    The stand in Geneva will be welcoming visitors with typical Italian elegance and style. The attractive, flowing lines of the design and its dynamic forms will highlight the cars on display, focusing on the Fiat 500 special 60th anniversary series, the Panda Natural Power and the Panda Cross and Fullback Cross, the ideal cars for off-road use. Duality is a core concept of the stand, a metaphor for the contrasting and complementary features that make up the Fiat brand’s emotional and functional world.

    A selection of accessories made in collaboration with Mopar and merchandising products will be showcased in a dedicated area. Outstanding amongst these is the 500 line, designed to delight those who like to denote their leisure time in original, exclusive style. The cool and pop products include a sweatshirt with built-in earsets to make use even more practical and a cushion with a built-in speaker that can be connected to a smartphone to play the right soundtrack at all times. And the exhibition space dedicated to the Fiat 500 special 60th anniversary series will be enhanced by the “Fiat 500 Gabsule Collection”. Visitors can buy an exclusive collection of bags, purses, beauty cases and key rings designed by Gabs and inspired by the characteristic coolness of the 500, paying tribute to its design and telling its story by displaying snapshots of its iconic details. The “Tribute to 500 anniversary” glasses created by Italia Independent will also be available for the first time: characterised by a traditional, round frame, they are inspired by vintage design, reinterpreted in a modern, elegant key. By distributing informative leaflets and special elements placed around the stand, the public can become acquainted with the products of FCA Bank, the financial company specialising in the automotive sector. The company operates on the main European markets-in Switzerland through FCA Capital Suisse SA-with a sole mission: supporting the sales of all Fiat and Chrysler Automobiles brand vehicles through innovative financial products and high added value services dedicated to dealer networks, private clients and companies.

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