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7 Mar 18

GimsSwiss: this is your fleet tomorrow

GIMS Swiss a.k.a. the Geneva Motor Show is about visions of the future, but also about cars to be available at a dealer in Latin America soon. Global Fleet has selected the ones you should get acquainted with to update your car policy.

Audi A6
Audi A6. The fifth generation of the four-ringed executive saloon takes a giant leap forwards in terms of connectivity, human-machine interface and autonomous driving. A 48-volt system increases efficiency and adds convenience features. 

BMW X4. The X6’s baby brother has enhanced its driving dynamics and introduces state-of-the-art driver assistance systems together with the latest BMW ConnectedDrive functions. And it looks better, too.

Citroën Berlingo/Peugeot Rifter. The successful Leisure Activity Vehicles from PSA are now available as an M or an XL version, the latter offering 2 extra seats in the back, or 1,050 litres of cargo space if 5 seats suffice.

Hyundai Santa Fe. The South-Korean 7-seater SUV offers more space, enhanced connectivity features and additional ADAS. A true innovation is the Rear Occupant Alert, which warns the driver for any remaining passengers when he locks the vehicle.  

Lexus UX. What the NX is to the Toyota RAV4, the UX is to the Toyota C-HR. The main rival Lexus’ new baby SUV shoots its arrows at, is the popular BMW X1. The UX’s  USPs? Strong design and a hybrid powertrain.   

Mazda6. The Japanese D-segment saloon and estate got a CX-5-style makeover, both on the outside and in the interior. The radar-controlled cruise control gains a traffic jam assist, meaning that it can bring the car to a full stop and reaccelerate autonomously.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Hardly ever has a model renewal been so revolutionary. The interior brings an entirely new digital user experience (MBUX), while pampering the occupants with materials and features trickled down from the E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class. While BMW is preparing the next-gen 3 Series, Mercedes takes a head start with the revamped C-Class. Surprisingly, it can now be had with a plug-in diesel hybrid.

Peugeot 508. The French D-segment model transforms from a bland 4-door saloon to an attractive 5-door coupé. In fact, they might as well have called it 609. It sheds 70 kilos and adopts the revolutionary i-Cockpit introduced by the 308. 

Volvo V60. The new model is almost as spacious as the discontinued V70 and borrows most of its technology from the 90-Series. There are two plug-in hybrid models to choose from.

Authored by: Dieter Quartier