Why 2019 was the yr of the little guys on the Geneva Auto Present

The Geneva Auto Present is the primary and, arguably, a very powerful European automotive present of the season and, in 2019, it was unusually crowded with supercars and hypercars. Some had been electrical, some nonetheless moved by advantage of the nice previous combustion engine, however what was abundantly clear was that boutique producers and coachbuilders-turned-automakers had been out to steal the present and shade the giants. And that they did. Whereas different once-great auto exhibits have disappeared – take the Turin Auto Present as pertinent instance – or have light as years rolled by, just like the London Auto Present, the Geneva Auto Present is as vigorous as ever. Granted, Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, and Jaguar elected to skip the Swiss present to avoid wasting money, however nearly all people else was there - plus there was a wholesome dose of smaller automakers. The likes of Bugatti or Koenigsegg, producers which might be on no account small however that may by no means come forth with a real product for the lots, had been additionally on web site. Those within the latter class stole lots of the flashes from cameras and pundits devoted lengthy items to their extravagant traces and mind-bending spec sheets. No person from the established group of gamers within the unique supercar membership had a correct reply to the small guys this yr.