The Geneva Motor Show kicked off on March 4 on a more upbeat note than in previous years as the European car market continues to recover.

The general consensus is that the worst is over and we can now start concentrating on the enticing new products on the way.

There's no shortage of excitement at either end of the Geneva scale this year, from Renault's quirky rear-engined Twingo right through to Koenigsegg's insane 1000kW 1:One, which aims to be the quickest car in the world.

In between all of that there's Ford's updated Focus, BMW's first front-wheel drive car (2 Series Active Tourer), Audi's new TT and Merc's gorgeous new S Class Coupé among a glut of show highlights.

IOL Motoring will be following the show throughout Tuesday and Wednesday and adding to the list below as product announcements take place.

Follow the links below for the pics and stories on each launch featured.

BREAKING NEWS

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

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

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

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Attempts to combine eco-friendliness and AWD driving performance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENEVA MOTOR SHOW A - Z

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

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

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

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Revised Quadrifoglio Verde gets latest version of 1750cc turbopetrol.

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

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

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

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

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Midlife makeover brings fresh look new-generation diesel engines.

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

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

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

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

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

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Showcases future SUV style and radical lightweight architecture.

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

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

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Lambo's long awaited Gallardo replacement is finally here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Attempts to combine eco-friendliness and AWD driving performance.

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

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

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

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

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

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