Geneva Motor Show 2017: A-Z round-up of all the news
Carbuyer's run through all the major cars shown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
It's been a hugely busy 2017 Geneva Motor Show. While the industry is abuzz with the news of Peugeot-Citroen's takeover of Opel-Vauxhall, the focus as always is on the huge variety of new cars unveiled on the show floor. Here we bring you an A-Z rundown of everything that's appeared so far – the vast majority of them heading to UK showrooms in the near future.
Also check out our Geneva show YouTube playlist for a closer look at some of the highlights of this year's event.
Renault's long-dormant performance sub-brand Alpine is back in a big way with the retro-influenced new Alpine A110 coupe. The lightweight turbocharged sports car makes 249bhp and will do 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.
Audi has unveiled an all-new version of its BMW M4-rivalling Audi RS5 coupe, with a new 444bhp turbocharged V6 engine that promises the same performance as the old V8, but much greater efficiency. The German brand also hinted at a high-performance SQ8 version of its forthcoming Q8 luxury SUV with the Audi Q8 Sport Concept.
Bentley didn't launch a production car at Geneva this year, instead looking to the future with an all-electric concept, the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, a convertible version of the Speed 6 coupe concept shown at Geneva in 2015.
This was an important motor show for DS, as it marked the public debut of the DS 7 Crossback, which is the first car from the French premium brand not to have been originally launched as a Citroen. It's an elegantly luxurious large SUV that aims to woo buyers away from the Mercedes GLC, Lexus RX, Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Geneva was all about the Fiesta supermini for Ford, with prices and specifications for the new 2017 version of the UK's best-selling car being revealed. Ford also showed off the eagerly anticipated second-generation version of the Ford Fiesta ST hot hatchback.
Another hot hatch on show for the first time at Geneva was the new Honda Civic Type R, which will have a 317bhp turbo petrol engine and a nifty rev-matching system. It'll also be built in the UK for export worldwide.
South Korea's Hyundai had a very busy Geneva show, taking the wraps off the new Hyundai i30 Tourer estate and the plug-in version of the Hyundai Ioniq, which is already on sale as a basic hybrid and fully electric car. It also looked to the future with the Hyundai FE Fuel Cell concept, its latest hydrogen-fuelled project.
Jaguar is also exploring future propulsion technology with the I-Pace, which wore a new red colour scheme at the Geneva show. It previews a production electric SUV that should be on sale in 2018.
At the other end of the spectrum, Lamborghini unveiled the new 'Performante' version of its Huracan coupe, which recently broke the production-car lap record at the demanding Nurburgring circuit in Germany.
British supercar maker McLaren threw down the gauntlet to rivals Ferrari and Porsche with the launch of the new McLaren 720S – a replacement for the already very desirable 650S. Its design is reminiscent of the ultra-exclusive McLaren P1 hypercar and it makes 710bhp from an all-new twin-turbo V8 engine.
Mercedes unveiled a clear Porsche Panamera and BMW M6 Gran Coupe rival in the shape of this four-door AMG GT concept, a more practical version of its flagship AMG GT two-door high-performance model that should make exisiting AMG saloons (which tend to be based on more mainstream models) look tame.
We also had our first look at Mitsubishi's new Qashqai rival, the Eclipse Cross, at Geneva. The sharply styled new contender sits between the Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Outlander in the Japanese brand's range and will come with both petrol and turbodiesel engines. Another forthcoming addition to the Mitsubishi range is the new Mitsubishi Shogun Sport.
The big-selling Nissan Qashqai has been facelifted to keep pace with rivals including its sister model the Renault Kadjar and recently updated Ford Kuga. Of note is the introduction of semi-autonomous driving capability for the popular family SUV and a new high-spec Tekna+ trim level.
Range Rover had already taken the wraps off the new Velar at a huge event in London several days before Geneva and the new SUV, which slots into the range between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, took pride of place on the British brand's stand.
Renault had two very contrasting models to show at Geneva: first, a relatively mild refresh for its Clio-based Renault Captur compact crossover and second, a wild 456bhp high-performance concept version of the recently updated Renault ZOE electric car.
Subaru has two major models on the way in the shape of an updated Subaru XV crossover – one of the few family SUVs with genuine mud-plugging ability – and the new Subaru Impreza, which has now been confirmed as coming to the UK in late 2017.
There's a new Suzuki Swift on the way later this year, too. It'll incorporate hybrid technology and a new hybrid-boosted version of the much-loved Swift Sport hot hatchback is a distinct possibility.
With the XAVL concept, SsangYong showcased its intention to rival good-value seven-seater SUVs like the Skoda Kodiaq and Nissan X-Trail in the near future. The South Korean manufacturer has also given the SsangYong Korando SUV some smart new LED lights and updated in-car tech.
Vauxhall had both hatchback and estate versions of the new Insignia on display, as well as news of a new Exclusive trim level offering bespoke colour-matching and other personalisation touches.
A definite contender for 'star of the show', the new Volvo XC60 looks likely to be a hit with family buyers thanks to its sharp styling and ultra hi-tech interior. Like its S90, V90 and XC90 stablemates, it'll have a choice of petrol, diesel or Twin Engine hybrid power.
Finally, Volkswagen showed that it's willing to go against the SUV grain with its new Volkswagen Arteon four-door coupe. Designed to take on executive expresses like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes CLA, it succeeds the Volkswagen CC (previously known as the Passat CC).
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