The Geneva Motor Show is one of the world’s biggest and most important shows, with models such as the Ferrari LaFerrari and Alfa Romeo 4C debuting there in previous years.
The doors will open on March 3 and as ever Auto Express will be reporting live from the show floor. Happily, we’ve created a comprehensive and in-depth list off all you can expect to see at the show categorized by manufacturer. There’ll be world debuts from the Mercedes S-Class Coupe, Lamborghini Huracan and new Audi TT.
We’ll be updating this page regularly with all the latest new as we uncover it. Let us know in the comment section below what you’re most looking forward to and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.
Audi’s S range is to expand with the upcoming S1. Speculation of a cooked-up A1 has been fierce since the cars launch four years ago but the performance-focused variant will take centre stage at Geneva. The S1 is tipped to be a strong competitor in the hot-hatch market, with quattro four-wheel-drive and the 230bhp 2.0-litre engine from the S3 fitted.
Audi teased the aesthetic of the TT with the Allroad Shooting Brake in Detroit, and with the spy shots of pre-production TT prototypes, we have a pretty good idea about what the all-new model will look like. A bestseller in both of its previous incarnations, the third-generation TT will be one of the most popular attractions at Geneva
The mid-life facelift of the A1 supermini will bring Audi’s city car more inline with the rest of the range. There’ll also be various interior and chassis improvements, too.
BMW’s ever-expanding range will see the addition of the 2 Series Active Tourer, as it debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. A direct rival to Mercedes’ B-Class, the new model will be BMW’s first front-drive model, with prices expected to start from around the £22,000. First seen as the Active Tourer Concept in Tokyo, the 2 Series Active Tourer is also expected to spawn a 7-seater variant.
Another suspected show star at Geneva will be the Citroen C4 Cactus. It carries a new but simpler approach to design as well as focusing on comfort and usability. From teaser images released by Citroen, it is clear that the Cactus will retain much of the design showcased by the concept version.
We drove a Civic Type-R prototype back in November and the production model could possibly debut at Geneva, with Honda promising at least 276bhp from the 2.0-litre direct injection engine. However, we aren’t expecting to see the Type R in showrooms until early 2015.
As Hyundai’s ambitions of pushing itself more upmarket gain pace, no model exemplifies it as much as the new Genesis. With a 3.8-litre V6 as the entry-level model and 5.0-litre V8 topping the range, the Genesis may be slow seller in Europe. There has been rumours of a smaller engined model being available for the European markets but nothing official has been confirmed.
Hyundai is also preparing a concept car for a Geneva unveiling, called the Intrado Concept. While details are sparse, we know it will be fitted with a hydrogen fuel-cell motor.
Unveiled last month, the hotly-anticipated Lamborghini Huracan will debut at Geneva. Capable of 202mph thanks to its 601bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine, the Gallardo replacement will also serve as the underpinnings for the next-gen Audi R8. A convertible will also be on the way but we don’t expect that to arrive until 2015.
Lexus’ BMW X1-rival the NX is also set for a Geneva unveiling. First seen in LF-NX concept form at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, the NX is the latest in a series of small-SUV crossovers, which will join the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. After filing patents for NX 200T and NX300h, it’s clear that the NX lineup will feature both petrol and hybrid versions.
Mercedes will showcase the production version of the S-Class Coupe at Geneva. We’ve already seen spy shots and the concept version of the S-Class Coupe so we have a good idea of what it will look like. Under the bonnet the 449bhp 4.7-litre V8 found in the S500 is likely to be fitted.
The load-lugging Estate variant of the C-Class will also debut at Geneva. Engine and styling will mirror that of the standard car, with the boot capacity expected to swell beyond 500 litres.
The MNI JCW was first showcased at Detroit but it will make its European debut at Geneva. MINI has called it a concept but in reality it’s a thinly veiled version of the production model. It will be powered by a tuned version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine in the current Cooper S, producing around 217bhp.
Peugeot’s attempt at a VW Golf Estate rival will be shown at Geneva. The 308 SW has a 610 litre boot capacity – bigger than the Golf and SEAT Leon estates – and the most efficient model emits only 85g/km of CO2. Peugeot has also cut 140kg from the weight of the outgoing model thanks to the new MP2 platform – helping further boost economy.
Chinese manufacturer Qoros will debut its second ever model at the Geneva Show, the 3 hatchback. It’s based on the 3 saloon but receives minor visual tweaks to set it apart. There is no announcement as yet of plans for a UK version.
VW will introduce the facelifted version of the Polo at Geneva. Changes will be minor be it will have a slightly sharper design and redesigned grille. Reports also suggest it could be fitted with adjustable dampers – a first for a small city car. It will make its way to showroom shortly after its official debut.
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