The hottest new vehicles we’ve seen so far at the Geneva auto show


The Geneva International Motor Show kicks off this week and automakers are unveiling a host of new vehicles, from supercars for the super-rich to concept vehicles by boutique car designers to high-volume vehicles for the masses.

After two days of media previews the show will be open to the public from March 9-19.

Here are some of the hottest vehicles we have seen so far at the show:

Ferrari’s 812 Superfast is a beast

In conjunction with Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, the automaker’s 812 Superfast is a powerful supercar with a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that will produce about 790 horsepower.

Ferrari says the 812 will offer amazing handling and  deliver “thrilling top-end performance.” It will also be the first Ferrari with electric power steering.

Lexus unveils new luxury LS 500h sedan

Toyota’s luxury division unveiled the 2018 Lexus LS 500h in Geneva and calls it “a luxury sedan with a sleek silhouette of a 4-door coupe.”

The vehicle attempts to elevate its hybrid power system to the next level by making the car feel more responsive to the driver and more like piloting conventionally powered sedan.

The 500h, which comes to the U.S. late this year, is capable of going from  zero to 60 miles an hour in 5.4 seconds and has total power of 354 horsepower.

VW’s sleek new CC sedan replacement: Arteon

Volkswagen revealed a premium midsize sedan called the Arteon. The Arteon replaces the VW CC and has the same sloped-back look but has a longer hood and new grille.

Volkswagen promises high levels of driver assist technology with the fastback, including an adaptive cruise control system, emergency intervention car steering and automatic headlight adjusting when approaching curves.

Volvo updates the XC60 crossover

Volvo is showing off a new version of its XC60 midsize crossover in Geneva.

The automaker says it was completely redesigned for 2018, with tech touches like a new Steer Assist system that prevents accidental lane changes and collisions.

Subaru’s XV Crosstrek gets a redesign

Subaru introduced an updated version of one of its more popular models in the U.S., the XV Crosstrek.

Subaru says it’s the first redesign since its introduction in 2012 and the U.S. version will be shown at the New York Auto Show in April.

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