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.
For more information on these and much more, click on the links in the list below.
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW A - Z
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Near-production preview of open-top 4C that’s set for 2015 release.
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.
New baby to stand apart with radical style and high-end features.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.