Honda NSX debut-Ford Ecosport updates-Fiat Doblo Trekking
Fiat has taken to the bright lights of the Geneva Motor Show this week by revealing a revised version of their Doblo van. The new model carries the name of the Doblo Trekking edition and will add in new engine choices, exterior body design changes, and new changes made inside of the vehicle too. To get us underway, the Italian firm revealed the new engine line up to come with the new Doblo which will include not one but two 1.4 litre petrol engines. The difference is that two power outputs are offered with the entry-level kicking out at 95bhp and the alternative at 120 brake horsepower. If you are more of a diesel fan though fear not as Fiat have you covered. Three types of diesel units are up for grabs, two of which carry 1.6 litres and the third with two litres. 90 bhp is offered with the first 1.6 and 120 bhp with the second.
Changes visible from the outside include sixteen-inch alloys, brand new bumpers at the back and front, a raised riding height and a brand new Hill hold assistance system as well as traction control also finds a place in the van. Leather interior door panels, tinted glass, and more space at the back of the Doblo are just some changes made inside. Throw in the likes of the leather multi-functioning steering wheel, rear parking sensors, and a brand new infotainment system all as optional extras and you have a Doblo which takes a large jump compared to its predecessor.
The Honda NSX receives its grand debut
The NSX has been brought away from the Acura luxury car brand and handed over to its parent company Honda. It is one of the most anticipated sports cars of the year due to it being the next big thing in the line up of sports hybrids. After months of teasers and speculation, the car has finally made its debut under the bright lights of the Geneva Motor Show. Even though the car has been revealed, Honda still remains very tight mouthed about the new specifications of the car but what we do know is that three electric motors and a V6 sized engine will be powering the car. A whopping 550 brake horsepower is expected. Shown in bright Red carrying unique body creasing around the door panels and Black alloy wheels, the car looks great from the outside.
The inside is looking beautiful too with Red leather stitched seats with Black suede included in the middle. A flat bottomed, multi-functioning steering wheel, alloy pedals, and chrome trimming around the centre console and dashboard help the car to look just as amazing on the inside as it does on the outside. With a launch set or later this year, we expect to hear more on this forthcoming vehicle over the next few months. Either way with the launch of the new Civic Type R and the Honda Jazz followed up with the NSX, it is set to be an amazing year for Honda who will look to rival the BMW i8 with their new NSX.
Ford update their Ecosport range in Geneva
Ford has revealed from the Geneva Motor Show an updated version of their Ecosport range carrying added extras which the company is hoping will bring in more sales for the range following the huge success this year of the Fiesta. Changes mainly consist outside of the car with some alterations also made inside. The engine range remains the same as the current model but engines have been tweaked to improve upon emissions. They now meet EU6 standards. Ford did announce that the spare wheel to come along with the Ecosport is now to be removed but they have more than made up for this loss with a new exterior kit. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels, new roof rails, and tinted windows are also brought into play.
Diverting our attention inside of the car now and we also see a new light dimmer included as well as new fabric materials which help to soundproof the vehicle a lot better. The majority of great gadgets though come along with the companies new Winter pack. This adds in some great features such as a heated windscreen, heated front seating, and heated mirrors too. If we look further down the line to the end of the year we will also be treated to a camera with a view behind the car and a new satellite navigation system too. With changes like these made to the range, we could very well see the Ecosport range become increasingly more popular over the next number of months.