We’ve spent a busy day taking in some of the new car launches at the Geneva Motor Show and while distractions such as the Ferrari FF and a classic Jaguar E-type, but we’ve focused on some of the models customers will be able to buy in our showrooms.
First up is the new Vauxhall Zafira Tourer Concept, a car not yet ready for production but promising a good-looking future for Vauxhall people carriers.
Taking cues from the Ampera at the front, the Zafira will continue the superb flexibility of the current model, according to designer Mark Adams at the launch.
Vauxhall even went as far as describing the car as a lounge – offering all the warmth and comfort of an igloo, as seen from this display.
Next up is one of our favourite cars of the show, the Citroen DS4. Ignoring the garish DS4 Purple special edition, with its jewellery-influenced design, the standard DS4 looks classy inside and out.
Hatchbacks have never looked so stylish, with some nice chrome effects, clever back door handles tucked away in the top corner and a lush interior with some nice materials. It will arrive on sale in the UK this year.
One of the more subtle updates to a car at Geneva this year was the Peugeot 308, and it is unlikely to get many petrol head’s hearts racing.
However, the attractive little supermini has a new face and some innovative new engine technology to boost emissions – making it more desirable and cheaper to own than ever.
With Jaguar, Ferrari and the other supercar manufacturers stealing the show, it’s nice to see the humble Peugeot 308 proving value can be found in amongst the glitz and glamour.