Geneva gallery: showroom bound cars


Among the glitz and glamour of the weird and wonderful concept cars and the gorgeous show girls, the Geneva Motor Show is also something of a tyre-kicking affair where carmakers show off their latest releases and even a few concept cars that closely foretell an imminent production model.

IOL's showroom gallery takes a look at the most exciting and important new cars that will land in dealerships around the world in the next year or so.

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The new rear-engined Renault Twingo brings some excitement back into the city car fold. It is not due in SA in the near future, but we are holding thumbs that it hits our shores in the longer term. Perhaps the rand needs to recover a bit first?The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept is a near-production preview of the open-top sports car due in 2015. Image: NewspressThird-generation Audi TT offers up to 228kW. Expect to see it in SA showrooms towards the end of 2014. Image: ReutersThe first front-wheel drive BMW in modern history, the 2 Series Active Tourer will compete with the Mercedes B-Class when it arrives in SA this October. Image: NewspressThe Ferrari California T is shoved along by a 412kW direct-injection turbo V8. Image: NewspressDue to hit SA shores in the fourth quarter of this year, the facelifted Ford Focus brings a new range of turbocharged petrol engines. Image: NewspressThe Honda Civic Type R Concept previews the 2015 production model, which will have a 2-litre turbo motor good for at least 206kW. Image: NewspressJeep Renegade promises class-leading off-road ability.With a projected top speed of 440km/h, the 1000kW Koenigsegg Agera One:1 looks set to become the fastest homologated production car in the world. Image: ReutersLamborghini Huracan replaces the Gallardo. Image: NewspressThe Mazda Hazumi Concept previews the next Mazda2. Image: NewspressMcLaren 650S Spider. Image: NewspressThe Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will reach SA in November this year. Image: NewspressThis concept closely previews the new Mini Clubman, which will be a bigger vehicle with four doors. Image: NewspressFacelifted Nissan Juke ushers in a new 1.2-litre turbo motor for the base model. Image: NewspressThe new Peugeot 108 is due in SA towards the end of 2014.The Opel Astra OPC Extreme delivers more than 224kW. Opel is likely to build a few of them if the public react enthusiastically to it at the show. Image: NewspressThe latest SsangYong XLV Concept previews an upcoming EcoSport-rivalling compact crossover. Image: NewspressThe Suzuki Celerio replaces the Alto.The daring new Toyota Aygo should reach our shores by the end of 2014. Image: Newspress

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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Near-production preview of open-top 4C that’s set for 2015 release.

Audi TT

It's evolutionary but with more attitude, and the TTS has 228kW on command.

Audi TT sport concept

TT sport concept shows how far Audi can push its 2.0T engine.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

Revised Quadrifoglio Verde gets latest version of 1750cc turbopetrol.

Audi S1 hatchback

Smallest member of the 'S' family packs potent 2-litre TFSI and quattro.

Audi S3 Cabriolet

Punchy 221kW engine + folding soft top = latest hairstyle destroyer.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

It was inevitable and the logic is irrefutable but it's still the end of an era.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Aims to blend sporty character of 4 Series 2dr with 5dr practicality.

BMW X3 facelift

Midlife makeover brings fresh look new-generation diesel engines.

Citroën C1

New baby to stand apart with radical style and high-end features.

Citroen Cactus

Citroen back to old quirky self with anything-but-spiky Cactus.

Ford Focus facelift

Comprehensive mid-life refresh headed to SA with new turbo engines.

Ferrari California T

California turbo is everything a Ferrari grand tourer should be and more.

Honda Civic Type R Concept

Honda calls it a race car for the road rather than a fast version of a road car.

Hyundai Intrado Concept

Showcases future SUV style and radical lightweight architecture.

Jeep Renegade

Jeep entering small SUV world with capable and tough-looking 4x4.

Koenigsegg Agera One:1

New megacar looks set to become the fastest production car on earth.

Lamborghini Huracan

Lambo's long awaited Gallardo replacement is finally here.

Maserati Alfieri Concept

This design study says a lot about the design DNA of future Maseratis.

Mazda Hazumi Concept

Striking concept is a window into the next Mazda2’s soul.

McLaren 650S Spider

The 650S Spider is just as rigid as its hard-top sibling.

McLaren 650S

More powerful than 12C upon which it's based, 650S is a true sprinter.

Mercedes S-Class Coupé

Merc has revealed the showroom version of its S-Class Coupé.

Mercedes V-Class

Practical and gadget-packed V-Class aims to redefine its segment.

Mini Clubman Concept

New Golf-sized Clubman to gain extra door and roomy cabin.

Nissan Juke facelift

Design changes are subtle but Nissan has thrown in some new engines.

Opel Astra OPC Extreme

Extreme is the fastest Astra ever and it looks like Opel will build a few.

Opel Adam S Concept

Adam's just a fashion accessory? Not if GM's 1.4 turbopetrol engine can help it.

Peugeot 108

108 takes over from 107 while taking a step upmarket and adding flair.

Range Rover Evoque (210kW)

Flagship Evoque gains beefed-up engine, suspension and styling.

Renault Twingo

Renault's new rear-engined baby takes a grin-inducing stab city crowd.

Rolls Royce Ghost II

Styling changes are elegant, under-the-skin upgrades less so.

SsangYong XLV Concept

Previews a new compact SUV that will be a core strategic model.

Subaru Viziv 2 concept

Attempts to combine eco-friendliness and AWD driving performance.

Toyota Aygo

Inspired by Japan’s hip youth culture, new Aygo’s sure to cause a stir.

VW T-Roc Concept

Combines off-road ability of an AWD SUV with the airiness of a convertible.

VW Polo facelift

It's more inside than on top, with economy gains of up to 21 percent.

VW Golf GTE hybrid

VW's new Golf GTE can get to 100 in 7.6s and drive 50km without petrol.

VW Scirocco facelift

Looks similar, but VW did some good tinkering beneath the bonnet.

Volvo Concept Estate

Shows how the cabins of future Volvos will look and function.

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