Geneva Motor Show (2011) Preview

Geneva Motor Show 2011

Geneva Motor Show 2011 - 3rd - 13th March 2011

We have a preview of what we expect to see at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. And we’ll add more as they turn up at Geneva

It would be hard to miss the looming Geneva Motor Show if you have even the slightest interest in cars.

So with Geneva almost with us we thought we should drag together all the threads of information from around Cars UK in to one place so you can see what to expect.

It’s nice to see we’re getting some proper high-end stuff at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Recently the focus has been on ‘Green’ – and there will be a chunk of Green-ness this year too – but we are getting proper top-end stuff like th Pagani Huayra, Lamborghini Aventador and Koenigsegg Agera R.

the top-end is nice to drool over, but it’s the more prosaic that will be relevant to most of us. Stuff like the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer and VW Golf Cabriolet.

We’ve tried to include everything we already know will be at Geneva this year, and we’ll update here with anything new. But for the latest 2011 Geneva Motor Show news check out the Geneva Motor Show page.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo 4C

It looks like we’re getting a more affordable version of the Alfa 8C in the shape of the Alfa 4C. But that’s about all we know.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin has found a gap between the DB9 and DB2 and have filled it with the Virage, which is either a DB9 s or a DBS Light – whichever way works for you.


Audi A3 Saloon Concept

Audi has decided that with the US downsizing – and knowing US buters prefer a saloon – to fill another niche with a notchback A3 – the Audi A3 Saloon/Sedan.


BMW Active E

The BWM 1-Series EV won’t be a proper production model, but it will spawn a run of 1,00 to act as a mobile EV testbed – just like MINI E

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

A very concepty roadster from BMW which may – or may not – point the way to a new, entry-level roadster


Chevrolet Cruze Hatch

That’ll be a Chevy Cruse with a hatchback, then. Very possible the  same debut they had at Paris. For some reason


Chrysler Ypsilon

Geneva sees Lancia return to the UK in all but name. The new Lancia Ypsilon gets a Chrysler badge to attack the UK supermini market

De Tomaso

De Tomaso SLS/SLS

Not two cars – just one. De Tomasa are back, this time with a crossover which has so far been called the SLS and SLC but which will get a new name at Geneva.


Ferrari FF

Ferrari’s replacement for the 612 Scaglietti gets its first official outing. A 4WD, front-engined V12 Shooting Brake it’s a real departure for Ferrari. They must be hoping for snow in Geneva.


Fiat Freemont

Another of the Chrysler with a badge on cars, this time a Dodge Journey with a Fiat badge.


Ford B-Max

The Ford B-Max has been a long-time-coming replacement for the Fusion. Ford’s economic woes delayed it, but now it’s here.


Gumpert Tornante by TOURING

We get something of a first from Gumpert – a car that looks as good as it goes. Or at least it does as far as we’ve been able to see so far.


Honda EV Concept

The Honda EV Concept is the precursor to a Honda Fit EV (that’s a Honda Jazz to us) which will hit the road in the US and Japan in 2012

Honda Plug-in Hybrid Platform

Honda are previewing their plug-in hybrid platform which will feature in future models and allow pure EV, ICE only or both. Features a pair of electric motors.

Honda Accord Facelift

Honda has give the Accord such a minor facelift you’ll have to remember to take your magnifying glass to Geneva if you’re going to spot the changes.


Hyundai i40 Estate

The long-awaited Mondeo-competing Hyundai i40 turns up as an Estate and in production-ready guise. The i40 estate will hit the roads in Europe this year with the i40 saloon in 2012.


Infiniti Etherea Concept

The Infiniti Etherea is Infiniti’s take on a 3-Series and points to a new design direction too.


Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar take a new, more powereful XKR to Geneva – the Jaguar XKR-S. We had expected to see a facelifted XF too.

Jaguar Bertone B99 Concept

Bertone has put together their vision of a new Small Jaguar. Sadly, at least in photos, it looks like Jaguar of old.


Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel

Jeep reveal what they need for Europe – a diesel engine for the Grand Cherokee. It’s a 3.0 liter with either 190bhp of 240bhp.


2011 Kia Rio

The new Kia Rio arrives at Geneva – not before time – and is a proper, grown-up Kia which will suit the European market.

2011 Kia Picanto

More Euro-style from Kia, this time with the new Kia Picanto, Kia’s take on the Hyundai i10.

Kia Pro_cee’d Facelift

Eighteen months after the five-door Kia cee’d got a facelift, it’s three-door sibling – the Kia pro_cee’d – gets treated to a similar update.


Koenigsegg Agera R

Last year Koenigsegg brought the Agera R to Geneva and have since turned one of the two Agears built in to an Agear R. And this year sees the Agear R bow in.


Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

There’s not a huge amount left to say – or see – on the Murcielago’s replacement. We’ve seen endless elaked photos this week but at least we’ll get the official stuff now.

Land Rover

Land Rover Range_e

The first Land Rover hybrid will take a bow. Based on a Range Rover Sport, the hybrid RRS previews a production model.

Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

What does a Range Rover look like when you take an Autobiography and throw every option at it – and then some. It looks the the most expensive Range Rover ever, which will debut at Geneva


Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package

Lexus has taken their overpriced supercar – the Lexus LFA – and bolted on some track-focused goodness to create a limited edition of 50 cars.


Lotus Elise Club Racer

We’re not expecting anything like the Lotus blitz we had at Paris, but we do get a stripped-out and roofless track-day car in the Elise Club racer.

Lotus Evora Mansory

A bit of an odd move, with Lotus sanctioning a tweaked Evora deom the Mansory pimping machine.

2011 Lotus Exige

We’re promised a facelift for the Lotus Exige. Just to keep things ticking along until the pretend Astons arrive.

2011 Lotus Evora

This isn’t a facelift, but we are supposed to see the Evora with a more upmarket interior which more befits its price tag.


Maserati GranCabrio Sport

Maserati gives the GarnCabrio a bit of steel with tweaked suspension, engine and gearbox


Mazda Minagi Concept

Mazda are showing the Mazda Minagi Concept, a compact crossover likely to be sold as the Mazda CX-5


Mercedes C-Class Coupe

We finally get the coupe version of the recently facelifted C-Class.

Mercedes C-Class Facelift

Mercedes has revealed the 2011 / 2012 Mercedes C Class with a facelift to the exterior to give it family looks and an upgraded interior with E-Class quality.

Mercedes C63 AMG

We’ve already seen the facelifted C Class and now we get the first public outing for the brute of the range – the C63 AMG as saloon and estate


MINI Rocketman Concept

No Motor SHow would be complete without a new MINI of some description. But the MINI Rocketman is different – it points clearly towards the next generation MINI.

MINI Cooper SD

Yes, the required car for any Motor Show is here – a new MINI. But this is a useful new diesel lump which adds much needed ooomph to the MINI diesel range, and will propagate across every MINI model.


Mitsubishi Concept Global Small

We think they must have translated the name from Japanese literally. Just think of it as the 2012 Mitsubishi Colt.


Nissan Micra DIG-S

Nissan brings along a proper little pocket-rocket City car, with 97bhp and nearly 70mpg from its 1.2 litre 3-pot lump.


An electric sports car from Nissan – an effort to show EVs don’t need to be boring boxes.


Pagani Huayra

The long-awaited replacement for the Zonda makes its first appearance at Geneva. The Huayra doesn’t look brilliant in photos, but will it look more impressive in the flesh?


Peugeot 308 Facelift

The 308 gets a nip and a tuck and a new model – Peugeot 308 e-HDi microhybrid diesel


Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche has taken the Hybrid gubbins from the Cayenne and planted them under the bonnet of the Panamera. Geneva sees the debut of the Panamera Hybrid

Porsche Boxster S Black edition

One of those ‘Limited Edition’ designed to shift metal. This time a Boxster S with lots of blackness – inside and out


Renault Captur

The Renault Captur is a Juke-like, funky urban comapct crossover, which could well see production as a Clio Crossover.

Renault Megane Coupe Monaco GP

A limited edition Megane Coupe which Renault hopes will sell because of the Monaco fairy dust.

Renault Wind Gordini

Renault give the Wind – that’s a Twingo convertible for the uninitiated – gets the Gordini treatment. Which is basically some blue paint and a stripe.

Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Phantom EV

An electric Rolls Royce turns up for the first time. Rolls are evaluating whether an electric motor can work in a Rolls. This Phantom EV – Rolls Royce 102EX – is the first step.


Saab 9-5 SportCombi

Saab brings along the very good looking estate version of the new 9-5. Which should help kick some new life in to sales of the new 9-5

Saab Concept

We’re expecting this to be the pointer to the next Saab 9-3, but it could be the Saab 9-2. We’ll find out.

Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition

A Saab 9-32 Convertible built to celebrate Saab’s independence form GM


Skoda Concept

The Skoda concept is a bit of a dark horse, beyond the news that it signposts Skoda’s design language to come. We also get a new Skoda logo.


Smart ForSpeed Concept

It doesn’t appear that the Smart ForSpeed Concept is heading for production per se, but it does point the way to the design of the next Smart ForTwo


Subaru Trezia

This is a rebadged Toyota – in this case a Toyota Verso with a 1.3 petrol or a 1.4 diesel


Suzuki Swift S-CONCEPT

Suzuki are bringing along a hot version of the Swift which we expect to feature the turbo and S/C lump from the Polo.


Toyota Ev Concept

This is a Toyota iQ with the engine removed and an electric motor and batteries shoved in. And the iQ is the perfect size for a City EV.

Toyota Prius+

Toyota has taken the Prius V from Detroit, bunged a couple of extra seats in the boot and called it the Prius+. But it still gets only the regular Prius HSD despite the extra weight and extra passengers.

Toyota FT-86 II

Toyota are bringing take 2 of their shared-with-Subaru sports coupe to Geneva. Frankly, we’d rather they just got on and built it.


Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Vauxhall are bringing along the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer Concept, which is not a replacement for the Zafira but a bigger version to take on the S-Max. And it will go in to production this year.


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

After and absence of nearly a decade, VW bring back the convertible Golf. Oddly, despite bowing in at Geneva, the Golf Cabriolet won’t hit the road until September – neatly missing the summer in Europe.

Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

BW’s compact softroader get a makeover to graft on the latest family nose, which makes it look just like a shrunken Touareg.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Instead of killing of the Beetle, VW are intent on making a new one. And there’s an outside chance the 2010 VW Beetle will grace the VW stand at Geneva.


Volvo V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo arrives at Geneva with a world first – a plug-in diesel hybrid. Said to offer 50g/km and 275bhp.

And for all the news from the Geneva Motor Show as it happens, check out the Geneva Motor Show 2011 news section

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