Geneva – As a leading HR business partner for the automotive industry, Human Capital Partners was present at the 84th Geneva Motor Show from March 6 to 16, 2014. This year’s Motor Show maintained its chic and glamorous appeal with a number of attractive vehicles and luxury cars making their global or European debuts.
This year’s program included some 900 vehicles, a test track for electric cars, and a retrospective on the 90 years of the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Highlights of the show included: the new 2015 Jeep Renegade to be built in Italy on a Fiat architecture, the Volvo Estate Concept unveiling Volvo’s new design language for the coming years, the flashy 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 that will replace the brand’s Gallardo model, and the first-ever front-drive BMW – the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The Geneva show also signaled the growing clout of Chinese manufacturers with Qoros, a Shanghai headquartered joint, pres-venture between Chery Automobile Co., and Israel Corp., presenting the 3 compact hatchback, which is set to compete with European carmakers in a very competitive segment on their own turf.
As the leading automotive exhibition in Europe, the Geneva Motor Show brought together top executives from major OEMs, T1 suppliers, and other automotive leaders. With its leading Executive Search, Recruitment, and Talent Management expertise, Human Capital Partners was on hand to further develop its relationship with European and international clients as well as automotive professionals.
Highlights from Geneva Motor Show
- The 2015 Lamborghini HuracánLP 610-4 replaces the Gallardo as the “entry-level” Lamborghini.
- The unveiling of the 2015 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine McLaren 650S, which will be available in coupe and convertible versions.
- Launch of the 560 hp V-8 is the first turbocharged Ferrari California. The hardtop convertible can hit 196 mph
- The highly rated Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake which Jaguar claims can go as fast as 186 mph.
- The announcement of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, featuring a 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing 449 hp.
- Presentation of the new but still traditional Royce Ghost Series II.
- The 6.0-liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine Bentley Continental GT Speed with a top speed of 206 mph.
- The unveiling of the 2016 more business like Audi TT model.