GIMS 2019: a future mobility among electric cars and ecologic materials

The Geneva Auto Show always offer an astonishing selection of super and luxury cars. This has been my 6th year in a row and this time more than ever, every single player in the automotive industry brought one or several new cars.

Apart from Bugatti, Pagani, Koenigsegg and all of the rest of the extreme car makers and their speed-crushing machines; Mercedes-Benz presented the new GLE in 53 AMG trim, two special editions based on the SLC and SL alongside the drop-top version of the mighty AMG GT R, all of which have interior upholstery in Dinamica® ecosuede by the Italian firm Miko: an ecological microfiber designed for easy disposal, made with recycled polyester.

Volkswagen showcased a new concept car and many R-Line models where we find the ecologic suede as well.
Speaking of concept cars, many if not all of the prototypes brought to the show, are aiming towards an autonomous future. A future where cars drive themselves and are environmentally friendly, not only emission-wise thanks to the electric propulsion but also by implementing ecologic materials on the interior.Skoda presented the iV concept, showing the design language that upcoming models will adopt and an ergonomic cabin with lots of space for its occupants; the materials used are fine leather and the ecosuede fabric, Dinamica, provided by Miko.

Seat’s concept was ground-breaking, no one expected the Spanish manufacturer to present a Twizy-like concept; showing even more the path that Seat wants to follow: small cars able to navigate the city without parking problems, but with enough room for two people and just enough storage space in the back, while still focusing on electric power and eco-friendly materials.

Both of this concepts are an example of how Miko work hand in hand with the brands for a cleaner and safer future mobility.

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Francesco Carlo

Automotive photographer based in Florence. If he's not behind the camera, you'll find him on a roadtrip at the wheel of a supercar or reviewing the newest one.