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.
Geneva Motor Show 2012 – what we expect
The Disco Volante may not be an Alfa in name, but it is an Alfa under the skin – the Alfa Romeo 8C.
The production version of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato make its first proper public debut at Geneva
Aston Martin has given the V8 Vantage a few tweaks for 2012.
Audi has given the A4 Avant the engine from the RS5 to create the new Audi RS4 Avanat
Bugatti has given the Grand Sport the engine from the Super Sports to create the Grand Sport Vitesse
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
A few tweaks for the BMW X6 and BMW X5
The range of sub-M BMW performance models will arrive – X6 M50d, X5 M50d and M550d
Sister car to the Peugeot 4008 and cousin to the Mitsubishi ASX lands at Geneva
The hot version of Citroen’s DS4 – with 256bhp – arrives
The stunning replacement for the 599 arrives as the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The Maserati tribute this time round for the Fiat 500
The Fiat 500L with room for seven – but only 5 Americans
The Ford B-Max debuted here last year as a concept, but now it’s the production version
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…
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
Honda’s latest CR-V arrives in Switzerland
It’s not the production model, but we do get the NSX Concept from Detroit.
The new nose and a few tweaks to the Hyundai i20
The European version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo will debut
A four-seat range-extender showing the direction of Hyundai design and technology
The new Hyundai 130 Wagon with extra load-lugging debuts.
A great-looking concept from Infiniti that could be an Infiniti Supercar
The long awaited Jaguar XF Estate makes its public debut
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.
The latest version of the Top Gear SIARPC car arrives
An insane a three-door, 250bhp, 4WD track version of the Soul, which could preview a production model
Lots of little tweaks to make the Koenigsegg Agera and Agera R that bit better.
An extreme take on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
It may be billed a concept, but it looks the the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is heading for showrooms
We knew Land Rover had something new for Geneva, but now the Evoque Convertible is here this is a long shot.
The facelift for the Lexus RX 450h and the F Sport version
It looks like the Evora will lose its roof for a Geneva outing
A bit more sport for the GT S
The new Mazda6 arrives in the guise of the Takeri Concept
The range-topping Mercedes SL 63 AMG will make its first public appearance.
The new entry-level Mercedes arrives
The most powerful MINI Countryman arrives as the Countryman JCW
The new Outlander appears in production trim
This looks like it will be the next X-Trail
Another Nissan Concept, this time previewing the new Nissan Note
The modern version of the 208 GTi shows as a concept
Another 208 Concept, this time the luxury 208
The latest Boxster gets an outing
A concept version of the new SEAT Toledo
Skoda’s version of the Up! with more doors
Another convertible SUV concept
The production version of the GT 86′s sister car
The Subaru Impreza 5-door hatch will be rolled out
Europe’s Prius C will be the Yaris Hybrid
A city car hybrid concept
Europe finally gets to see the production GT 86
Another hybrid concept from Toyota – there’s a shock
The compact SUV from Vauxhall will debut
The new hot Astra arrives – months after we got details
The most powerful Golf Cabriolet to date
The Up! with more doors
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.