2011 International (Geneva) Motor Show
The Geneva Motor Show consistently presents the most diverse range of vehicles of any international show. As usual, manufacturers introduced an array of vehicles ranging from variants of the subcompact Fiat 500 to exotic sports cars such as the Koenigsegg Agera. The battery-powered Opel Ampera and Nissan Esflow demonstrate that electric cars are part of the long-term future of the automobile. BMW revealed the Vision ConnectDrive concept, a striking roadster that hints at future technologies from Munich. From Ferrari came the FF, an unusual AWD sports coupe with room for four. Lamborghini showed off the striking Aventador, destined to be lusted after by men and boys alike. Volkswagen unveiled the understated Golf Cabriolet for convertible fans everywhere. Alfa Romeo brought the 4C, a compact sports car with mass-market appeal. Interspersed among the displays from the major manufacturers are many smaller automotive firms offering innovative concepts and limited-production vehicles. The Geneva Motor Show continues to be a microcosm of the European automotive industry.