CONCEPT Shooting Break
The value of the first car dealership of the year in Europe is difficult to overestimate. It is he who in many ways “shapes” the trend. Europeans are eyeing upcoming purchases, so most of the European car premiere of the year is shown here.
The first on the Deutsche Welle list of journalists is the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake luxury station wagon. The unexpected choice of body type is explained by the company's desire to get new customers - the novelty, in principle, can become an alternative to a traditional family car, although it is still more of a coupe. Yes, and the volume of the trunk is poor. Nevertheless, neither the engines nor the exterior of the CLS Shooting Brake are any different from the CLS, so this car cannot be called affordable. The price for a basic package in Europe starts from 62 thousand euros. In the "top" CLS Shooting Brake will receive an eight-cylinder gasoline engine with a capacity of 525 hp.
The second new product from Mercedes is the third generation of the A-Class. There will be no chopped forms. A small family car changed the body of a micro-van to a hatchback that was especially popular among young people. However, if the new A-class is destined to become a favorite among young Europeans, then we must add that only among the wealthy. German media call the estimated price of new items at 24 thousand euros. However, fans of the brand have time to save up money, the novelty will not be available for sale until the end of the year.
Unless, of course, they change their minds and buy Audi. The company will also bring a new A3 hatchback to Geneva. However, unlike the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the car will go on sale in the summer. On top of that, the price of the new product will be slightly lower - about 22 thousand euros. The design of the car has changed little, but from the point of view of the filling it is a completely different car. The new A3 is the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf single-platform, which is expected to debut at the Paris auto show this fall.
In a hurry to win new buyers and Porsche. The Geneva novelty of this automaker - the Boxter model will be on the conveyor in a few weeks. The most affordable Porsche, however, does not look like this. The car has become noticeably richer and larger. The wheelbase is now larger and the track wider. And, of course, Boxter received a new, higher price.
In the initial configuration Boxter will receive a 2.7-liter engine with a capacity of 265 “horses”, accelerating a sports car to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds. At the same time, fuel consumption, according to the developers, has become lower by 15%.
Great expectations with its new model and Opel. Last year, the company remained in the red. Losses amounted to about half a billion euros. And without a new model, which will become a bestseller, the situation will only get worse. In Geneva, the concern will perform with a compact crossover Mokka.