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Teaser for 2018 Volvo XC60 debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

Teaser for 2018 Volvo XC60 debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

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Volvo XC60: It was at the Geneva auto show in 2008 that Volvo first introduced its XC60. At this year’s show, we’ll be treated with the reveal of a redesigned model. The vehicle will have much in common with the latest XC90 including its styling, underlying platform and powertrains. It will also have some new features, including the first application of Volvo’s City Safety system with automatic steering. The accident avoidance technology has been updated so that it can now steer a car out of trouble if it detects a crash is imminent and the driver fails to act.

2018 Land rover Range Rover Velar

2018 Land rover Range Rover Velar

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Land Rover Range Rover Velar: Land Rover will slot in a new SUV between its Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport models later this year. The new SUV is called the Range Rover Velar, and we’ll see it for the first time in Geneva. It should prove to be a hot addition to Land Rover’s ever-expanding lineup given the handsome look of the vehicle and its high-tech yet elegant interior. It should also be a stunning performer as the underpinnings are based on the aluminum-intensive platform of the Jaguar F-Pace.

2017 DS 7 Crossback

2017 DS 7 Crossback

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DS 7 Crossback: Yet another small, luxury SUV debuting in Geneva will be the DS 7 Crossback. This is the latest vehicle from PSA Group’s upmarket DS brand and so far it looks to be the automaker’s best. Under the skin, the DS 7 Crossback is a twin of the new 3008 SUV from fellow PSA brand Peugeot. But from the official shots, we can see that the design and detail of the DS model is at a much higher level. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing it in the United States.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Despite the arrival of the new C-Class Coupe and C-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz has no intention of phasing out the only marginally larger two-door E-Class variants. At January’s 2017 Detroit auto show we saw the new E-Class Coupe introduced, and next week in Geneva we’ll see the debut of the new E-Class Cabriolet. Here in the U.S., the car will be offered in E400 and E400 4Matic guises at launch. Eventually, we might see Mercedes-AMG launch an E50 model in lieu of a proper E63.

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon: We saw the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 sedan at last fall's 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Heck, we've already driven it. Now the engineering gods at AMG are dropping the cloth on the E63 Wagon. Actually, it's the E63 S Wagon… because if you're going to build a ridiculously powerful station wagon, why not go all out? Power is a supercar-like 603 hp, all of which is routed to all four wheels via a 9-speed auto and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid: If you want to know where the future of Porsche performance lies, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid debuting in Geneva is a good indication. The car is the first to combine Porsche’s storied Turbo badging with the newer E-Hybrid label, in the process forming a new range-topping trim for the automaker. Its arrival also marks the first time that Porsche is offering a hybrid as the range-topping option. This beast has an incredible 680 hp. Oh, and Porsche will also unveil its first Panamera wagon in Geneva, the new Panamera Sport Turismo.

2018 Lexus LS 500h

2018 Lexus LS 500h

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Lexus LS 500h: Lexus is unveiling a hybrid version of its latest LS. The sublime sedan features Lexus’ innovative multi-stage hybrid system that delivers a peak 354 hp and was first seen in the LC 500h. The system combines an internal combustion engine with two motor-generators integrated with a planetary gearset, the latter forming what’s known as an E-CVT and a common feature of Toyota hybrids. However, the multi-stage hybrid system throws an automatic transmission into the mix to improve driving pleasure.

2017 BMW 5-Series Touring

2017 BMW 5-Series Touring

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BMW 5-Series Touring: BMW’s latest 5-Series has spawned its wagon body style, though unfortunately we won’t be seeing it in the United States. That’s a shame because this is one handsome longroof, and it looks particularly appealing in this shade of blue. BMW hasn’t pulled any surprises regarding the design. A slightly longer wheelbase and rear hatch mean more cargo capacity, and air suspension is fitted to the rear axle for automatic self-leveling—ideal for those heavy loads.

2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

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Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet: Mercedes-Maybach has its first SUV. The vehicle is the new G650 Landaulet, and it adds an open-top body and S-Class seats to the G500 4x4² platform to create something even more lust-worthy. If that wasn’t enough, the designers also decided to drop in the biggest engine in the Mercedes portfolio, in this case a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 delivering a heady 621 hp.

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