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Geneva Motor Show 2012 Preview

Sat, 03 Mar 2012

Geneva Motor Show 2012

With the 2012 Geneva Motor Show now upon us, we take a look at what you can expect to find at the biggest Motor Show – in the world.

The Geneva Motor Show is the closest thing most European car makers get to a proper home show these days, so it’s always going to be a show full of big name reveals, lots of new cars and more than a handful of barking mad concepts.

We’ve reported over the last few months on what you can expect to arrive at Geneva, from the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to the Hyundai i20 facelift for 2012.

So as a preview of what Geneva 2012 has in store this next week, we thought we’d have a quick look at what you can expect. There will probably be a few surprises beyond what’s here, but you can keep up to date all next week by checking in to our Geneva Motor Show News, where every reveal – and everything so far – will be in one place.

Alfa Romeo

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Disco Volante

The Disco Volante may not be an Alfa in name, but it is an Alfa under the skin – the Alfa Romeo 8C.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin V12 Zagato

The production version of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato make its first proper public debut at Geneva

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin has given the V8 Vantage a few tweaks for 2012.


Audi RS4 Avant

Audi has given the A4 Avant the engine from the RS5 to create the new Audi RS4 Avanat


Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti has given the Grand Sport the engine from the Super Sports to create the Grand Sport Vitesse


BMW M135i Concept

BMW are taking the first petrol-engined car in its new M Performance range to the 2012 Geneva


The BMW M6 Coupe gets a first showing at Geneva. The M6 Convertible will arrive at New York next month

BMW X 5 & X6 Facelift 

A few tweaks for the BMW X6 and BMW X5

BMW M Performance Automobiles

The range of sub-M BMW performance models will arrive – X6 M50d, X5 M50d and M550d


Citroen C4 Aircross

Sister car to the Peugeot 4008 and cousin to the Mitsubishi ASX lands at Geneva

Citroen DS4 Racing Concept

The hot version of Citroen’s DS4 – with 256bhp – arrives


Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The stunning replacement for the 599 arrives as the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta


Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati

The Maserati tribute this time round for the Fiat 500

Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L with room for seven – but only 5 Americans


Ford B-Max

The Ford B-Max debuted here last year as a concept, but now it’s the production version

Ford EcoSport

We don’t know yet if Ford’s Fiesta-based compact SUV will be at Geneva, but it’s already arrived at the Delhi show, so…

New Ford Kuga

The new Ford Kuga – which we’ve already seen as the Ford Escape in the US, debuts at Geneva


We don’t know yet what Gumpert has in store, but Roland Gumpert is promising two new cars


New Honda CR-V

Honda’s latest CR-V arrives in Switzerland

New Honda NSX Concept

It’s not the production model, but we do get the NSX Concept from Detroit.


2012 Hyundai i20 Facelift

The new nose and a few tweaks to the Hyundai i20

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The European version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo will debut

Hyundai i-oniq Concept

A four-seat range-extender showing the direction of Hyundai design and technology

2012 Hyundai i30 Estate

The new Hyundai 130 Wagon with extra load-lugging debuts.


Infiniti Emerg-E supercar Concept

A great-looking concept from Infiniti that could be an Infiniti Supercar


Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The long awaited Jaguar XF Estate makes its public debut

Jaguar XFR-S

A bit of a long-shot, but we could see a new, more powerful version of the XFR in the guise of the XFR-S.


2012 Kia cee’d

The latest version of the Top Gear SIARPC car arrives

Kia Track’ster

An insane a three-door, 250bhp, 4WD track version of the Soul, which could preview a production model


Koenigsegg Agera & Agera R  updates

Lots of little tweaks to make the Koenigsegg Agera and Agera R that bit better.


Lamborghini Aventador J

An extreme take on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

It may be billed a concept, but it looks the the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is heading for showrooms

2013 Range Rover

We knew Land Rover had something new for Geneva, but now the Evoque Convertible is here this is a long shot.


Lexus RX 450h and RX 450h F Sport 

The facelift for the Lexus RX 450h and the F Sport version


Lotus Evora Roadster

It looks like the Evora will lose its roof for a Geneva outing


Maserati GranTurismo Sport

A bit more sport for the GT S


Mazda Takeri Concept (new Mazda6)

The new Mazda6 arrives in the guise of the Takeri Concept


2012 Mercedes SL63 AMG

The range-topping Mercedes SL 63 AMG will make its first public appearance.

2012 Mercedes A-Class

The new entry-level Mercedes arrives


MINI Countryman JCW

The most powerful MINI Countryman arrives as the Countryman JCW


2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

The new Outlander appears in production trim


Nissan Hi-Cross Concept

This looks like it will be the next X-Trail

Nissan Invitation concept

Another Nissan Concept, this time previewing the new Nissan Note


Peugeot 208 GTi

The modern version of the 208 GTi shows as a concept

Peugeot 208 XY Concept

Another 208 Concept, this time the luxury 208


2012 Porsche Boxster

The latest Boxster gets an outing


SEAT Toledo Concept

A concept version of the new SEAT Toledo


Skoda Citigo 5-door

Skoda’s version of the Up! with more doors


Ssangyong XIV-2 Concept

Another convertible SUV concept


Subaru BRZ

The production version of the GT 86′s sister car

Subaru Impreza 5-door Hatch

The Subaru Impreza 5-door hatch will be rolled out


Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Europe’s Prius C will be the Yaris Hybrid

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid Concept

A city car hybrid concept

Toyota GT 86

Europe finally gets to see the production GT 86

Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Another hybrid concept from Toyota – there’s a shock


Vauxhall Mokka

The compact SUV from Vauxhall will debut

Vauxhall Astra VXR

The new hot Astra arrives – months after we got details


VW Golf GTI Cabriolet

The most powerful Golf Cabriolet to date

VW Up 5 Door

The Up! with more doors


New Volvo V40

The impressive-looking Volvo V40 will debut


That’s it, as far as we can see, so far. But keep up with all the news on our 2012 Geneva Motor Show News page.

By Cars UK