We preview the 2010 Geneva Motor Show with details of the new models from the world’s car makers expected to make an appearance at the show.
We’re now getting close to the first major European Motor Show of the year – some would say the most important motor show of the lot – the Geneva Motor Show which kicks off for the press on 2nd March and runs until 14th March.
So we thought we ought to do a quick preview of what we already know is going to make an appearence at Geneva so you can know what to look out for as we get more detail, and provide an easy starting point to catch all the car news from the Geneva Show.
We’ve probably not covered quite everything there is on Geneva so far here, but as usual you can check out all the stories in one place on the Geneva Motor Show 2010 page. That will update througout Geneva as news comes in so you won’t miss anything. But we’ve tried to include all the new stuff we already know will be at the Geneva Motor Show this year.
As usual we’ll be up to date with all the news from Geneva and lots of pictures. It promises to be a well attended show – by manufacturers as well as the public – and there will be lots on show to suit all tastes and budgets.
For now, this is what will be on offer.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta – the replacement for the Alfa 147 – makes a bow at the Geneva Show.
Alfa Romeo has built a Concept car – actually, Pininfarina has done it for them – to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.
The MINI-bashing (they hope) Audi A1 will finally debut in production form at Geneva before hitting the roads later in 2010.
The ‘Hot’ version of Audi’s A5 will finally make an appearance on Audi’s stand. If the pictures we rcently published are anything to go by it looks a corker.
As well as the latest Audi A8, Audi will also have on show the hybrid version of their new range-topping saloon.
Coachbuilders Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera are bringing along their version of a Bentley estate – the Bentley Continental Shooting Brake.
Bentley has chopped the top off the Bentley Continental Supersports – added back seats – and created the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible which will be on the Bentley stand at Geneva.
BMW tuners AC Schnitzer have had a play with the X1 to create the X1 E84, with some very useful power tweaks to the diesel lumps.
The Hybrid version of the new 5 Series gets its first outing at Geneva.
BMW has facelifted the X5 for 2010/2011 and fitted some new engines and the new X5 will be on the BMW stand at Geneva.
Want your BMW M3 to look a go a bit better? You’ll be able to with the launch of the BMW M3 Competition Package.
Citroen has revealed the 200hp hot-hatch version of the new DS3 – the Citroen DS3 Racing – which will be at the show.
Citroen’s DS High Rider Concept previews the 2011 Citroen DS4 Crossover and will be on show at Geneva.
Ferrari are bringing along a hybrid version of the 599 – which should have Ferrari aficionados up in arms.
Having first been revealed at Detroit last month, Europe gets its first look at the 1011 Focus at Geneva.
The facelifted Galaxy and S-Max get an outing at Geneva.
Ford are bringing along new versions of the Ford Mondeo and Ford Kuga with new engines. But we don’t yet know if there will be any cosmetic tweaks.
Honda’s attempts at a ‘Sporty’ Hybrid – the Honda CR-Z – will make its European debut at the Geneva Show.
The Hyundai i-Flow concept previews a future version of a mid-size saloon for the Korean company
Jaguar has had a tiny tweak with the regular XK for 2010/2011, but will be bringing along an XKR with the new Black Pack, Speed Pack and graphics added – the Ultimate Jaguar XKR Special Edition.
Kia will launch the 2010/2011 Kia Sportage – Kia’s version of the Hyundai ix35 – at Geneva.
We spoke to Koenigsegg this week and they told us there would be ‘Something New’ at Geneva. We’ll have to wait and see.
Lamborghini are expected to bring along the lightweight version of the LP-560 – the Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera.
This is the production version of the Lexus LF-Ch compact premium concept from Frankfurt – the Lexus CT 200h.
Lotus has given the Elis a bit of an Evora facelift – and shoved a new engine in the base model – for 2010.
After 20 years of producing one of the best Roadsters in the world, Mazda are celebrating by revealing the Mazda MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition at Geneva.
There’s a facelifted version of the Mazda6 on show at Geneva.
Mercedes are bringing along their latest concept – the F800 Style, which previews the next generation Mercedes CLS due in 2011.
The new SUV, super-sized MINI – the MINI Countryman – finally goes on show at Geneva.
The European version of the Mitsubishi RVR – the Mitsubishi ASX – gets shown for the first time.
Nissan’s sub-Qashqai crossover – the Nissan Juke – will make an appearance at Geneva in production form.
Nissan’s new Global Compact Car will bow in at Geneva. We don’t yet know if Nissan are going to keep the Micra moniker, but we’ll find out soon enough.
Peugeot are bringing along the ’5 by Peugeot’ Concept, which previews the Peugeot 508 – a replacement for both the 407 and 607.
Peugeot’s SR1 Concept – which does have a hint of Aston Martin about it – gets shown in the flesh, although Peugeot say it is just a design exercise and doesn’t preview a new model. Shame.
Porsche are bringing the first 911 Hybrid to Geneva – the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid. But it’s only a track car – for now.
Porsche are finally going to reveal the replacement for the Cayenne at Geneva, although expect evolutionary styling changes rather than revolutionary.
Renault’s folding tin-top Megane – the Renault Megane CC – will be at Geneva.
Renault’s Wind – in effect the Renault Twing CC, will make its firts public appearance on the Geneva floor.
SEAT are revealing the Ibiza ST Sport Tourer – the Ibiza Estate – at the Geneva Motor Show.
Subaru are revealing the Subaru Impreza XV Crossover, which looks likely to be similar to the US Subaru Outback Sport
The Suzuki Kizashi – a very credible Mondeo-sized car – gets unveiled at Geneva.
Toyota has given the RAV4 a small facelift for 2010/2011, but there is every chance they have also had a play with the engines to yield better economy and lower emissions.
Vauxhall has put together a concept based on the Insignia with powertrain from the Ampera, which will make an appearance at Geneva.
Vauxhall’s latest Meriva – sporting some very clever features and sliding doors, makes its first appearence in the flesh on the Geneva floor.
Volvo have finally got the Volvo S60 ready to rumble and Geneva is the first showing.
Volkswagen has recently revealed the 2010 Polo GTI which will make irs public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen are bringing along their fake mini SUV – the VW Cross Polo
The new Volkswagen Touareg for 2010/2011 will be on the VW stand at Geneva. Complete with a V6 hybrid version.
VW are launching a performace division to tweak and sort their performance cars and stand up to the challenge from the likes of AMG and BMW’s ‘M’ division.