#Daily Round-Up - Pre Show 3
With less than 24 hours until the Press Days begin, Geneva is buzzing with a myriad of automakers and auto enthusiasts. Splendid Auto Monthly are here to bring you the final pre-show update before the proper releases begin.
Raziel have been continuing there confusing marketing campaign-cum-teaser ‘thing’ with a series of posts relating to ‘Classe B’. We can only go on assumption that it is some sort of car as they claim you’ll be able to “Make your car the car you want”, whatever that means. We’ll have more on this when they actually release whatever the hell this thing is.
The facelifted Erin Berlose will be making its debut at the show, having been announced at the end of last year. Little is known about what to expect, but based on what the company did when they facelifted the Tauga last year, we can expect updated styling and general revisions to the range.
In response, Zavir hinted that a facelifted version of their Espada executive saloon can b expected at the show, which immediately prompted some good old fashion competition between the companies. We look forward to covering this!
AL Autos will “not come quietly” apparently, as they follow the trend of dark car on dark background to tease what appears to be a sharp looking car of some sorts. Given that it has quad exhausts, our guess is that it’s a performance vehicle. More to follow.
Zenshi will be debuting the production version of the sweet little SF. Originally shown as a concept in Detroit earlier this year, the company will now be entering the budget sports car market with this neat little convertible. Engine specs and body details have also been released.
An exciting tease from Cavallera came over the weekend, with the company showing a new sports coupe of some sorts kicking up some rooster tails, captioned with “Screaming down roads towards you very soon”. There are hints here that this may be some sort of off-road coupe, especially given their current rally focus with the Fiacci concept from earlier this year.
EADC’s Corsair will be getting a special edition at this year’s show. Called the CRX, it strongly hints that a proper racing verison of the car is in the works, though some have speculated that this might actually be it. Either way, it’s something to get hyped about, especially given that EADC will be joining other companies such as Zavir and Maesima that have released or hinted at producing racing coupes.
The company will also be hosting an exhibition of classic MBC and EADC rally cars.
Zenshi gave us another tease over the weekend of the rear of some kind of performance vehicle, possibly a sedan. A spoiler can be seen in the top left of the corner, suggesting that this could be quite the serious vehicle. More to follow.
DSD made their long expected announcement of their participation at this year’s show, showing off a new hybrid powered by an engine capable of 10k RPM. Bloody hell! And as if that wasn’t good enough, they’re finally offering test drives in the Saratoga. We’re hyped.
The company have also put an offer up for someone to assist them with marketing and photoshoots of their cars.
Airborne’s Alpha Clubman is seeing a relaunch this year, with both the original and the new one at the show. Details are limited currently, but it’s expected to put Airborne back into the mid-range sports coupe market. Test drive coming soon.
What appears to be a new hatchback from Evgenis was teased yesterday, though we can’t quite ascertain whether it’s a supermini or compact. More to follow.
Marcos are releasing an abstract set of tail lights at this years show. We did wonder whether to tell them that the event isn’t being held at the Geneva MACMO, but this was soon cleared up as one of our journalists revealed that it’s actually the tail lights of a new car called the Exalt. That said, we’re interested in what relation they have to the other Marcos…
The facelifted Maesima Devina will be on display at this year’s show, with Maesima hoping to reassert some of their dominance in the supermini market with the car. More to follow.
Redhawk will be at the show, though what they will be displaying is unknown. The company released a statement yesterday. More to follow.
Brivio also gave a statement yesterday revealing that a number of cars from all their sub brands will be on display at this year’s show. More to follow.
More and more hype is building for the new IMP performance vehicle after another video was uploaded to the IMP YouTube channel, detailing more of their DTM history and focusing on the 1996 260R. Surely this means we’re seeing a new version of the DTM legend at this year’s show, and perhaps even a return to DTM for the German makers?
Grandea released a teaser shot of their GTR badge without any further detail. We’re guessing a GTR-badged car is on the way.
And finally, another teaser from Hodan; this time, it’s a shot of a little 3 cylinder engine with racing headers surrounded by pushrod suspension. As far as we can tell, this is the same car as the one released in a teaser last week, suggesting that the company has a 3 cylinder sports car to show us at the show.
Boom! There we are then, the building is almost over. From tomorrow, it’s the Press Days, meaning we’re expecting a number of big releases and I’m expecting to be running around all day. Best get an early night me thinks.
EDIT: Corrected Maesima Devina details (6/3/17)
EDIT 2: Corrected “having been announced at the end of next year” (6/3/17)