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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: Newspress
Third-generation Audi TT offers up to 228kW. Expect to see it in SA showrooms towards the end of 2014. Image: Reuters
The 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: Newspress
The Ferrari California T is shoved along by a 412kW direct-injection turbo V8. Image: Newspress
Due to hit SA shores in the fourth quarter of this year, the facelifted Ford Focus brings a new range of turbocharged petrol engines. Image: Newspress
The Honda Civic Type R Concept previews the 2015 production model, which will have a 2-litre turbo motor good for at least 206kW. Image: Newspress
Jeep 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: Reuters
Lamborghini Huracan replaces the Gallardo. Image: Newspress
The Mazda Hazumi Concept previews the next Mazda2. Image: Newspress
McLaren 650S Spider. Image: Newspress
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will reach SA in November this year. Image: Newspress
This concept closely previews the new Mini Clubman, which will be a bigger vehicle with four doors. Image: Newspress
Facelifted Nissan Juke ushers in a new 1.2-litre turbo motor for the base model. Image: Newspress
The 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: Newspress
The latest SsangYong XLV Concept previews an upcoming EcoSport-rivalling compact crossover. Image: Newspress
The Suzuki Celerio replaces the Alto.
The daring new Toyota Aygo should reach our shores by the end of 2014. Image: Newspress
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
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.
TT sport concept shows how far Audi can push its 2.0T engine.
Revised Quadrifoglio Verde gets latest version of 1750cc turbopetrol.
Smallest member of the 'S' family packs potent 2-litre TFSI and quattro.
Punchy 221kW engine + folding soft top = latest hairstyle destroyer.
It was inevitable and the logic is irrefutable but it's still the end of an era.
Aims to blend sporty character of 4 Series 2dr with 5dr practicality.
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.
Comprehensive mid-life refresh headed to SA with new turbo engines.
California turbo is everything a Ferrari grand tourer should be and more.
Honda calls it a race car for the road rather than a fast version of a road car.
Showcases future SUV style and radical lightweight architecture.
Jeep entering small SUV world with capable and tough-looking 4x4.
New megacar looks set to become the fastest production car on earth.
Lambo's long awaited Gallardo replacement is finally here.
This design study says a lot about the design DNA of future Maseratis.
Striking concept is a window into the next Mazda2’s soul.
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.
Merc has revealed the showroom version of its S-Class Coupé.
Practical and gadget-packed V-Class aims to redefine its segment.
New Golf-sized Clubman to gain extra door and roomy cabin.
Design changes are subtle but Nissan has thrown in some new engines.
Extreme is the fastest Astra ever and it looks like Opel will build a few.
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.
Flagship Evoque gains beefed-up engine, suspension and styling.
Renault's new rear-engined baby takes a grin-inducing stab city crowd.
Styling changes are elegant, under-the-skin upgrades less so.
Previews a new compact SUV that will be a core strategic model.
Attempts to combine eco-friendliness and AWD driving performance.
Inspired by Japan’s hip youth culture, new Aygo’s sure to cause a stir.
Combines off-road ability of an AWD SUV with the airiness of a convertible.
It's more inside than on top, with economy gains of up to 21 percent.
VW's new Golf GTE can get to 100 in 7.6s and drive 50km without petrol.
Looks similar, but VW did some good tinkering beneath the bonnet.
Shows how the cabins of future Volvos will look and function.