A 2021 edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is “very uncertain” and therefore the next edition is not likely to take place until 2022. The news emerged on 26 May after the Foundation behind GIMS declined financial support from the Canton of Geneva because the rescue package stipulated that the even should plan for a 2021 event.
The so-called coronavirus (Covid-19) is threatening Europe’s largest motoring events, with some sources suggesting that March’s Geneva Motor Show won’t be able to take place. However, a statement published by Palexpo (the Geneva Motor Show’s organising company) said the show will go on and that the exhibition is taking all recommended steps.
Electric supercars may have been the talk of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but the most expensive vehicle there – and anywhere else in the world for the matter – was the Bugatti La Voiture Noire. The Noire features, a carbon fibre body, a 1,500 horsepower 16-cylinder engine and an enormous US$11 million price tag.
Pirelli has premiered its new P Zero Winter at the Geneva Motor Show, along with the Track Adrenaline system, a new ‘Elect’ EV-orientated sidewall marking and an update on its Color Edition tyres as original equipment.
Goodyear has developed a bit of a reputation for exhibiting forward-thinking and even outlandish concept tyres at the Geneva Motor show and the company’s presence at the 2019 exhibition is now different. In previous years we have had intelligent tyres and even spherical tyres, but this year it is flying tyres.
Cooper Tire Europe is showing a number of new products at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show (5-17 March), alongside bespoke 4×4 design firm the Chelsea Truck Company on stand number 1141 in Hall 6.3.
In what was a world premiere for the company, Yokohama launches the BluEarth-4S AW21 at the 2018 Geneva Show. The tyre is Yokohama’s first European market all-season tyre and will be available from Autumn 2018. The tyre will initially be available in over 30 sizes, ranging from 255/50R19 107W to 175/65R14 82T and the company plans to gradually expand the line-up of available tyre sizes.
Last year Pirelli presented the Pirelli Connesso system in Geneva, this year the tyre make is taking the technology behind that aftermarket tyre sensor integration solution to the next level with an OE-orientated version that the company calls Cyber Car.
Vredestein marked the fifth anniversary of its cooperation German premium car styler Carlsson at the Geneva International Motor Show. To this end the tyre brand showed its special Vredestein Ultrac Vorti for the Carlsson C-Class. Carlsson, the styling specialist for Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has developed a special version of the latest C-Class (W 205). It […]
Where the new tyre fits in Yokohama’s European 4X4/SUV thinking At the start of March Yokohama announced plans to launch a new 4X4/SUV tyre – called the Geolandar H/T G056 – in Europe this summer. The Geolandar H/T G056 will be available in 25 sizes ranging from 15 to 20-inch diameters, completing the Yokohama line-up […]
Pirelli’s OE Geneva Motor Show presence sought to emphasise the Italian manufactuer’s strong OE record, especially at the top end of the market. In 2014, Pirelli gained 266 new homologations, of which 213 came in the premium and prestige sectors, an increase of 6 per cent compared to the previous year. Of these, 118 had […]
Bridgestone stand in Geneva offered visitors a close-up view of the revolutionary Ecopia EP500 ologic tyre, a product it exclusively supplies for the BMW i3 electric car. Bridgestone’s ologic technology, first applied with BMW, capitalizes on the synergies of a large tyre diameter and narrow tread design to provide aerodynamics and rolling resistance efficiencies. Bridgestone […]
Lassa Tyres Greenways range in Geneva. Just like last year, Lassa has put its first eco-friendly tyre front and centre as this year’s special focus. Lassa’s Greenways is specifically designed to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions with “no compromise on safety, performance and durability”. Other acclaimed tyres, such as the Phenoma UHP tyre line-up, […]
Swiss fans got the chance to see the Formula E car in action for the first ever time when the fully-electric single-seater drove through the streets of Geneva. The event, organised by Formula E’s Official Timekeeper and founding partner TAG Heuer with the support of global partner Julius Baer, saw local driver Simona de Silvestro behind the wheel of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E.
While we covered Goodyear’s AB rated SUV tyres and chip-in-tyre technology earlier in March, and while we alluded to Goodyear’s latest concept tyre back then as well, the concept is also worth talking about in some more detail. Billed as the future of SUV tyres, Goodyear’s concept has been designed as part of the company’s ongoing research into potential tyre technologies. The concept, which has not yet been named, builds on a standard SUV tyre with a large central groove. Thanks to this groove the tyre has a reduced contact patch with the road, which in turn could improve the tyre’s overall rolling resistance, supporting ongoing efforts to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 released from the car. The reduction in this rolling resistance means that car engines do not need to work as hard to push the tyre forward against the friction created by its contact with the ground.