GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2017 PREVIEW

Posted on 23-02-17.

Get an early look at some of the star cars lined up for this years Geneva show, which opens its doors on 9 March.

The Geneva motor show is one of the largest and most prestigious in the motoring calendar, and often plays host to the debuts of the world’s finest supercars.

This year’s show is no different, and with just four weeks to go, we’ve got a lengthy list of the star cars headed to the show. Take a look below to see what’s Geneva-bound this year.

Geneva Motor Show 2017 - The Cars

Alpine A120

Reborn Renault-owned sports car maker Alpine will bring its A120 to the Geneva motor show. Itll be the first time weve seen the production version of the car in the metal, although Alpine has been drip-feeding details of the mid-engined coupé to its site.

Aston Martin Q Commission

Gaydons sports car maker will launch a new service from its Q customisation department that allows buyers to spec completely bespoke models for the first time. Aston will also show a customised DB11 to illustrate an expanded range of Q options.

Citroën C3 Picasso

Citroëns new C3 Picasso MPV is expected at Geneva this year, alongside its sister car, the Vauxhall Crossland X; both share platforms and engines. Weve seen more of the Crossland X than we have of the Citroën, but its clear to see from spy shots that it adopts Citroëns new layered front end design.

Vanda Dendrobium electric hypercar

Singapores first hypercar utilises Williams F1 technology, although little else is known. Similar in its intentions to the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 and Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercars, its likely to be built in very limited numbers.

Eadon Green Black Cuillin

Fledgling UK company and potential Morgan rival Eadon Green has revealed only one dramatic line-drawing preview of its Black Cuillin retro-styled coupé. Its certainly got the mystique to set speculation soaring, but the company promises more details in the days leading up to the show.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari’s replacement for the F12 Berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, is the first of the supercars to be revealed at Geneva. The 789bhp V12 two-door is the most powerful series production Ferrari produced yet.

Hyundai i30 Wagon

The estate version of Hyundais new five-door i30 is one of the most spacious models in its class. It mixes generous dimensions with a slanting roofline and a more luxurious interior.

Italdesign V10 supercar

Italian design house Italdesign will launch a new car brand with a V10 sports car. It will share its powertrain with top-spec Audi R8s.

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar confirmed its XF Sportbrake estate at the Paris motor show with an image of the car in prototype guise. It’ll share engines with the standard XF, meaning a 2.0-litre diesel and 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines will make up the range. Theres unlikely to be an XFR Sportbrake variant to rival the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S estate, though.

Kia Picanto

We’ve already seen pictures of the Picanto, which Kia revealed ahead of last months Detroit motor show, but Geneva will be the first time weve seen it in the metal. The smallest Kia gets a fresh new look, more upmarket interior and updated technology and safety features. A sporty GT-Line trim also features, but a full-fat GT wont be produced.

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Land Rovers Porsche Macan rival is its most road-biased model yet. Called the Velar, it will sit between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport and will go on sale later this year.

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Lamborghini’s lightweight Huracán variant – no longer called Superleggera if patent files are to be believed - will be at Geneva, and it’s believed to be making its appearance in both coupé and Spyder variants. The significant weight reduction should significantly push the car’s top speed up and its 0-62mph time down.

McLaren P14

McLaren will show the replacement for the 650S – codenamed P14 – at Geneva. It’ll get an evolutionary new look and most likely a great deal more power. McLaren has already titillated us by revealing the car’s new carbonfibre monocoque ahead of the show, but a leaked image of the car recently appeared online that offers a better idea of its full design.

Mercedes-AMG G 65 4x4 Landaulet

Mercedes-AMG will reveal its G65 4x4² Landaulet, a limited-volume, V12-powered semi-convertible version of the G-Class, at Geneva. The model will act as a swansong for the outgoing car, which will be replaced by a heavily updated model later this year.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate

The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 Estate is the worlds quickest wagon, hitting 0-62mph in 3.5sec in range-topping S 4Matic+ guise. Thats just 0.1sec slower than its saloon equivalent. Its closest rival, the fastest version of the Audi RS6 Avant, covers the same sprint in 3.7sec.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50

Mercedes will show Edition 50 versions of its AMG GT C Roadster, C 63 Cabriolet and C 43 4Matic. The Edition 50 version of the hardtop GT C was revealed earlier this year.

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi is rather late to the Qashqai rival club, but the Eclipse is a car that could turn the ailing car makers fortunes around under new Renault-Nissan management. Its expected to have a look derived from the brands XR-PHEV concept car, first seen in 2013. The Eclipse name was formerly used on a sports coupé produced from 1989 until 2011.

Nissan Qashqai facelift

Nissan announced at last years Geneva show that an updated Qashqai is coming this year, and its already confirmed to have Nissans single-lane autonomous tech, named Propilot. A premium, £30,000-plus Tekna+ version is coming later this year to challenge the Audi Q3.

Pagani Huayra Roadster

Pagani confirmed the Huayra Roadsters place at the Geneva motor show this year with two preview images showing fragments of the car. The hardtop Huayra is powered by Pagani’s bespoke  twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12, producing 730bhp and 738lb ft, and it’s very likely that the Huayra Roadster will share this engine in unaltered form. It will build on that cars £666,000 price tag, though.

Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo

A supercar called the Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo has been developed in conjunction with two-time F1 champ and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi. No technical information has been released, but the car is expected to be designed for track driving.

Porsche 911 GT3 facelift

It’s been spotted testing numerous times, but Geneva will be the show at which we finally officially see the 911 GT3 in facelifted form. The car will gain the option of a manual gearbox, but will retain the 3.8-litre engine of the current GT3, without the aid of a turbocharger.

Seat Ibiza

So far, weve only seen pictures of the new Ibiza. It will go on sale in July, so Geneva will be the first time we get to see Seats crucial new supermini in the metal. It shares its underpinnings with the Arona small SUV that will arrive near the end of this year.

Subaru XV

The second-generation Subaru XV small SUV is based on the company’s new Global Platform that is also used for the new Impreza. At the heart of the model will be boxer engines mounted in a way thats said to reduce vibration.

Suzuki Swift

Numerous leaks preceded the Swift’s official Japanese reveal at the end of 2016, but its motor show debut comes at Geneva, where the European-spec supermini will be revealed. A hybrid powertrain is among the options expected to make it to Europe.

Techrules GT96

Chinese electric car company Techrules first previewed its innovative turbine-recharging EV at last year’s Geneva show, but the production-ready version will officially be revealed in March. The power output for the concept was put at 1030bhp, with 0-60mph coming in 2.5sec and a 217mph top speed. An electric-only range of 93 miles is also claimed, as is an incredibly impressive 1200 miles of total range.

Toyota Yaris hot hatch

The Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch takes the name of the brands Gazoo motorsport outfits performance models. The car has been revealed already, but it’ll get a full debut in Geneva, before going on sale later this year. It’s confirmed to have "more than 205bhp", meaning it’ll take the small hot hatch segment up by a few horsepower.

Volvo XC60

Volvo has withdrawn from all but three of this years motor shows, so Geneva is the most likely venue for the debut of the new XC60 small SUV. We’ve already spotted it testing, and the car’s new disguise is likely to draw quite heavily from its XC90 sibling.

Volkswagen Arteon

Volkswagen’s replacement coupé for the CC moves another step away from its Passat variant roots with a new name but the same sort of styling. Since the Phaeton has now ended production, it will be the most expensive saloon in Volkswagens range. We’ve already driven an early prototype, and there are whisperings of a shooting brake variant, too.

Vauxhall Crossland X

Vauxhalls new Crossland X urban small SUV, the replacement for the Meriva MPV, is due to make its public debut, likely with Opel badges. Weve already seen it in pictures.

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen’s small SUV has been a long time coming; the Nissan Juke has been around since 2010, so Volkswagen has had seven years to get its rival right. It is most likely to draw inspiration from the T-Roc concept first seen at the Geneva show back in 2014. A lot has changed since then, so the car may be quite different from its concept precursor.

Zenvo TS1 GT anniversary model

To mark 10 years of business, Danish supercar maker Zenvo will launch an anniversary version of its TS1 GT in Geneva. The car will be powered by a twin-supercharged 5.8-litre V8 that produces more than 1150bhp.

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