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What to Expect from the Geneva Motor Show

 
 
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What to Expect from the Geneva Motor Show

We have been covering what is coming from the Geneva Motor Show for the last month or more. The press days for the show are March 6 and 7. Here is what we have seen and what we expect from the show. From the amount that we have already reported, the Geneva Motor Show is going to be a major spectacle this year with many major launches. Keep checking back here, we will be updating the post whenever there is more news from the show. 

No matter what you like, whether it is SUVs, sports cars or green cars, there will be something there if fit your interest. 

BMW is bringing a brace of cars to the show ranging from the M Performance diesel versions of the 1-, 5-series, X5 and X6. It will also be showing its new four-door coupe 6-series Gran Coupe and M6. 

Of course, Ferrari has its new F12 Berlinetta, but it also has the faster, lighter California. 

The three old men of classic Italian styling: Bertone, Pininfarina and Italdesign Giugiaro will all have new concepts. The Bertone is the best looking of the three by evoking the maker's concepts from the 60s and 70s like the Lamborghini Countach while also modernizing them. 

Peugeot will have its new bread-and-butter 208 at the show. Not only will we get to see the regular version, but Peugeot will have a GTI concept there is well. The new car is shorter, despite being on the same wheelbase, and cuts weight significantly over the previous generation. This could be the return of the 205 GTI. 

There are even some great rumors going around. We here that Lamborghini will have two cars at the show. Lotus will have a new convertible. The Infiniti Emerg-E Concept has been leaked, but we still do not know much about its hybrid, sporty powertrain. 

Concepts seem to taking a smaller role this year. Land Rover has its Evoque Convertible, but it and the Infiniti are the most high profile. Ford has a Tourneo Custom van concept to fit below the Transit. The Citroen DS4 Racing Concept shows what a future hot hatch DS4 could look like, and the Mini Clubvan shows what it would look like if Mini built commercial vehicles. 

For everyday cars, we are going to see things like the Yaris Hybrid, Kia Cee'd, Volvo V40, Ford B-Max and Skoda Citigo five-door. Plus, there is the quite unattractive Fiat 500L. 

Below, we have linked to all of the cars that we have written about that will be at the show in Switzerland. If you missed anything it is a great chance to check it out. 

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati

Aston Martin Q

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Audi A3 (3/6/11 Update)

Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept

Bertone Nuccio

Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse (3/6/11 Update)

BMW 6 Gran Turismo, M6 and M Performance Cars

BMW M135i M Performance

Citroen DS4 Racing Concept

Chevrolet Cruze Wagon 

Dacia Lodgy MPV (3/6/11 Update)

Ferrari California with more Power

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Fiat 500L

Ford Fiesta ST

Fiat Freemont and Turbo Doblo

Ford B-Max

Ford Tourneo Custom

Giugiaro Brivido (3/5/11 Update)

Gumpert R and Enraged (3/6/11 Update)

Honda CR-V

Honda NSX

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i30 Wagon

Hyundai I-oniq Concept

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Infiniti Emerg-E (3/6/11 Update)

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jeep Wrangler Mountain, Compass Concept and Cherokee Concept

Kia Cee'd (3/6/11 Update)

Lamborghini Aventador J

Lancia Flavia, Thema, Voyager and Ypsilon

Land Rover Evoque Convertible

Lexus RX450h and F Sport version (3/6/11 Update)

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

Lotus Convertible (Lotus Exige S Roadster)

Mansory McLaren MP4-12C

Maserati Granturismo Sport (3/6/11 Update)

Mercedes A-Class (3/5/11 Update)

Mini Clubvan Concept

Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

Mitsubishi Outlander (3/6/11 Update)

Nissan Hi-Cross (3/6/11 Update)

Nissan Invitation Concept (3/6/11 Update)

Opel Astra OPC

Peugeot 208 GTI

Pininfarina Cambiano

Porsche Boxter, Panamera GTS and 911 Convertible

Rinspeed Dock+Go

Renault ZOE (3/5/11 Update)

Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II

Seat Toledo Concept

Skoda Citigo 5-door

Smart Brabus Electric

Ssangyong XIV-2 (3/6/11 Update)

Ssangyong Korando

Subaru BRZ

Suzuki G70

Toyota FT-Bh (3/6/11 Update)

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Volkswagen Eco Up

Volkswagen Cross Coupe

Volkswagen GTI Cabrio

Volkswagen Polo BlueGT

Volkswagen R-Line

Volkswagen Up Concepts

Volvo V40

 

 

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Perhaps the "top ranking" european motorshow, huge selection of big unveilings as usual. Would love to check the F12 in the metal!
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