It’s safe to say things have been rather quiet on the motor show front since the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Ever since the anchors were put on the Geneva Motor Show last March, just days before it was due to take place, there haven’t been any major events of this kind in Europe since.
While many questioned whether such events would continue, the IAA Mobility 2021 (otherwise known as the Munich motor show) is pushing ahead at full steam, with a number of major unveilings showing there is still life in the motor show yet.
Audi Grandsphere concept
Audi is hot on teasing its future with a range of models named ‘Sphere’. We saw the Skysphere revealed a few weeks ago as a bold new shape-shifting autonomous roadster, but Audi is following this up with the Grandsphere concept.
This model, though, will be a look at the more luxurious end of the spectrum, and aims to be an electric and autonomous successor to the brand’s current A8 model. Also on the Audi stand in Munich will be the latest RS3, which aims to push the sporty compact car boundaries to new extremes.
Little has been confirmed about BMW’s plans for the show, but the headline is believed to be the reveal of the new 7 Series. The firm’s luxury saloon will likely be shown as a concept vehicle that highlights a shift to electrification.
Interestingly, BMW will also showcase the iX5 Hydrogen. As the name suggests, it’s a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, a technology that BMW continues to work on as it believes this will be an important technology to sit alongside electric vehicles.
New Dacia MPV
It’s been a busy year so far for Dacia, with the brand launching its next-generation Sandero at the start of the year and with its updated Duster 4×4 soon to be reaching showrooms. But this budget brand won’t stop there as it will unveil a new seven-seat MPV in Munich.
Its name is currently under wraps – as are many details about it – but we know this will be an all-new model that will replace the brand’s Lodgy, which was never sold in the UK. There are rumours this new people carrier makes its way to Britain, though, which will be the first new MPV we’ll have seen in some time.
Source; Yahoo News – Ted Welford, PA Motoring Reporter.