The 2015 Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be one of the biggest we’ve seen in all our years of covering the Swiss event, and that means more exciting concepts, design showcases and the world’s finest luxury and performance cars. Some 220 exhibitors from over 30 countries will be present and will be showing around 900 cars in total, roughly 100 of which have already been confirmed as world debuts.
Over the next few pages you’ll see our hand-picked list of some of the cars that we know are coming, as well as what we know about them so far. The action all unfolds March 3 and you can bet there will be a few surprises in store. To stay on top of it all, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via our dedicated hub and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Audi Prologue Avant concept: The Prologue coupe that we first saw at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is Audi’s preview of the new design language, devised under the guidance of recently appointed design chief Marc Lichte, that will appear on the automaker’s next generation of cars, starting with the new A8 due in 2016. While the original coupe version previewed the look of Audi’s future notchback models like sedans and coupes, in Geneva we’ll see a new Prologue Avant that previews the automaker’s future hatchbacks and wagons.
Audi Prologue Avant concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² concept: Mercedes-Benz is previewing a potential four-wheeled version of its insane G63 AMG 6x6 with a concept debuting at this week’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the G500 4x4² and although it hasn’t been confirmed for production just yet it previews some new elements that will likely appear on future versions of the venerable Gelandewagen. These include things like a new chassis with adjustable damping and the Mercedes-AMG performance division’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 dynamo.
Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² concept
Kia Sportspace concept: The Kia Sportspace is the Korean automaker’s official preview of its all-new 2016 Optima. However, the Sportspace isn’t a sedan but a stylish wagon that hints at a more practical version of the new Optima. Hopefully we’ll see both the new sedan and wagon in the U.S. once the new Optima arrives. Other elements from the Sportspace that we’re likely to see on the new Optima include its touchscreen display, panoramic sunroof and leather trim.
Kia Sportspace concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Lexus LF-SA concept: Lexus has confirmed a new concept for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and from an initial teaser image it appears the concept will be in the form of a subcompact hatch or crossover. If built, the LF-SA’s only real competitor would be the Audi A1 which means we’re unlikely to see any such car in the U.S. That’s because Lexus has repeatedly stated that it has no plans to offer a sub-CT 200h model in local showrooms anytime soon. In fuel-conscious Europe, however, we could see it proving quite popular.
Teaser for Lexus LF-SA concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept: Mitsubishi will be bringing a new XR-PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover concept to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which the automaker says hints at its future direction, both in terms of styling and technology. While normally a Mitsubishi crossover wouldn’t excite us much, the new concept may just be a preview of the car that will eventually succeed the Lancer Evolution which bows out of the market this year. It also hints at the styling we can expect for future versions of the Outlander and Outlander Sport.
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Volkswagen CC concept: It’s been confirmed that we'll see a concept previewing the next-generation Volkswagen CC in Geneva this week. VW is said to be keen to further differentiate its new CC from the humble Passat sedan on which it’s based, and will do so with unique styling, a longer wheelbase and more premium touches. Some teaser images released already certainly point that way.
Teaser for new Volkswagen concept previewing next-generation CC
nanoFLOWCELL Quant F concept: Revolutionary electric car startup nanoFLOWCELL is bringing an updated version of its Quant concept to the Geneva Motor Show as well as a second, smaller model dubbed the Quantino. Both cars are powered by electric motors that use energy stored in a device known as a flow cell, which circulates electrolyte fluid around two storage tanks and in the process creates electricity to power the motors. There’s a good change the technology may just turn out to be vaporware, but it seems nanoFLOWCELL has some serious backers.
nanoFLOWCELL Quant F concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
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2016 Audi R8
2016 Audi R8: One of the most exciting cars destined for next week’s Geneva Motor Show is the all-new Audi R8. The car is lighter and more powerful than the current R8 and it's also slightly larger. In the engine department, Audi will offer the new R8 initially with a range-topping V-10. A V-8 option will be added later, along with an all-electric e-tron variant and possibly a new plug-in hybrid variant. This is in contrast to the strategy utilized for the previous R8, which was launched with a V-8 and had its V-10 variant added later in the life cycle. The most potent model, the R8 V10 Plus, matches the 601 horsepower of the car’s Lamborghini’s Huracán LP 610-4 sibling.
Ferrari 488 GTB: The latest supercar from Ferrari is the 488 GTB, and it’s essentially the mid-cycle update of the 458 Italia. However, it features many more updates than your typical facelift. Hardly any body panels are shared between the two cars and the engine featured in the 488 GTB is all-new. It’s a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 that produces 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, and its arrival means Ferrari is now without a naturally-aspirated V-8 engine in its lineup.
Ferrari 488 GTB
McLaren 675LT: McLaren’s answer to the Ferrari 488 GTB is the 675LT, a more potent version of the 650S with a classic ‘Long Tail’ design. The new supercar is the latest addition to McLaren’s Super Series family, which already includes the 650S and Asia-only 625C, and it brings to the table an impressive 666 horsepower (675 hp in metric figures, hence the name) and 516 pound-feet of torque.
2016 Ford Focus RS: The new Focus RS will pack a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine rated at more than 316 horsepower. The final figure is expected to lie close to 330 horses. A six-speed manual is the only transmission announced so far, and drive in the car will go to all four wheels via a new all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring. The new Focus RS goes on sale in Europe shortly after its world debut at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. A U.S. launch is expected to take place late this year or in early 2016.
2016 Ford Focus RS
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale: Bugatti will present its final Veyron at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. The car is the 450th example of the world-beating supercar and it has already been sold, with Bugatti confirming that it will end up in the hands of a Middle Eastern collector. Being a Grand Sport Vitesse, it features the most potent version of Bugatti’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 and all 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque that comes with it. This affords it 0-62 mph acceleration in just 2.5 seconds and a world record top speed (for open-top production cars) of 254 mph.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, the final Veyron
Koenigsegg Regera: Outmatching even a Bugatti in the power stakes will be a new model unveiled by Koenigsegg. Called the Regera, the new model is described as a “megacar,” meaning it will have at least 1,341 horsepower, or one megawatt of power if you’re used to measuring a car’s power in terms of watts. Some of the rumors flying about is that the Regera will feature some form of energy recovery system to match the tech offered by rival supercars like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. There’s also the possibility that we may see Koenigsegg finally debut its cam-less engine tech on the new car.
Teaser for Koenigsegg Regera debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Aston Martin Vulcan: What is the Aston Martin Vulcan? It’s a track-only supercar packing motorsport-derived technology and a powerful 7.0-liter V-12 engine, and it’s racing towards Switzerland for a debut at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. The Vulcan is designed to up against other track specials such as Ferrari’s XX cars and the McLaren P1 GTR, and like its rivals it also comes with a driver development program to ensure any potential owners will be able to get the most out of their purchase.
Aston Martin Vulcan
2016 Lotus Evora 400: A significantly updated version of the Evora will be rolled out in Geneva, and we’ve already been given all the details. It’s called the Evora 400 and yes, the “400” in its name represents the peak power rating in horsepower. There’s also 302 pound-feet of peak torque to go with those 400 horses, all of which is generated from the same supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 found in the outgoing Evora. Some of the performance claims include a 0-60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.
2016 Lotus Evora 400
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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman: Mercedes-Benz is bringing an extra, extra-long version of its S-Class sedan to the Geneva Motor Show, one that revives the Pullman name and is expected to have a price tag more than double that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in some guises. It’s the second of the Mercedes-Maybach models, joining the previous Mercedes-Maybach S600 with 21.3 feet of opulence geared toward the modern über-executive. Explicitly designed for chauffeur-passenger use, the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman isn’t a driver’s car—it’s a car to be driven in.
A. Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose: British coachbuilder A. Kahn Design is slowly branching out into the world of fully bespoke cars, some of which will come with unique bodies penned by the company’s CEO and chief designer Afzal Kahn. The first of these will be a family of Land Rover Defender-based models falling under the Flying Huntsman name, and the first Flying Huntsman, the 105 Longnose, will be presented in Geneva this week.
Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose by A. Kahn Design
2015 BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer: BMW is out creating new niches yet again, with its latest vehicle being a premium seven-seat compact MPV. Called the 2-Series Gran Tourer, the vehicle is essentially a seven-seat version of the 2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, which features five seats and is the first BMW model to ride on the new UKL front-wheel-drive platform that debuted in the 2014 MINI Hardtop. While the 2-Series Active Tourer may end up in the U.S. eventually, this seven-seat Gran Tourer isn’t expected here.
BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer (European spec)
2016 Bentley Continental GT: The Continental GT is like that suit that never gets old, made possible because the car is continuously updated with minor visual tweaks and new tech. The GT's already formidable 6.0-liter W-12 gets bumped from 567 to 582 horsepower and from 516 to 531 pound-feet, and while cruising, the engine will be capable of running on six cylinders thanks to cylinder-deactivation technology. There are also new bumpers, extra brightwork and a new fender vent with Bentley’s famous flying “B” logo. Of course, in updating the coupe, Bentley hasn't overlooked its Flying Spur, though the changes to the uber-lux saloon are relatively minor.
2016 Bentley Continental GT
Infiniti QX30 concept: Although a concept, the QX30 being shown in Geneva this week is a clear indication of a new compact crossover of the same name that’s set to join Infiniti’s lineup in 2016. The QX30 combines the sleek lines of a coupe with the rugged looks and commanding seating position of a crossover, and from the teasers we’ve seen so far it certainly looks like a handsome vehicle.
Teaser for Infiniti QX30 concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Rolls-Royce Serenity interior concept: Do you find yourself getting stressed out when you're in your Rolls-Royce? Do you wish there were a way to take your already soothing, comfortable interior to a new level of calming? The Bespoke Design Team has just what you need, and they're going to prove it with a new one-off interior to be shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is called “Serenity”, and the name of the game is a calming environment here, which is why the space is filled with a combination of silk touch spaces and marvelous wood.
Rolls-Royce Serenity Interior
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: Land Rover’s stylish Range Rover Evoque crossover first burst onto the scene back in 2012, so the vehicle is rapidly approaching the midway point in its life cycle. In order to keep sales brimming Land Rover is introducing a subtle facelift for the Evoque for the 2016 model year. The biggest news is the addition of Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium 2.0-liter diesel engine instead of the old 2.2-liter mill currently fitted to the Evoque. Unfortunately, this mill won’t be offered in the U.S.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2015 BMW 1-Series Hatchback: BMW’s 1-Series Hatchback has come in for its mid-cycle update and has received new some styling and powertrains in the process. The 1-Series Hatchback isn't sold in the U.S., and we’re not expecting this updated version to arrive either—instead, we’ll get the front-wheel-drive 2-Series Active Tourer and eventually a new 1-Series sedan—but in markets where it is sold the latest version should be available shortly after its official debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show this week.
2015 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
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AND THE REST...
2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car
Korea’s Spirra Sports Car Gets Electric Version For Europe
Mercedes-Benz Reveals CLA And CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake
EDAG Light Cocoon Concept Set To Illuminate 2015 Geneva Motor Show
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant: Forbidden Fruit
Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce (SV) Leaked
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Video
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
2015 Opel Corsa OPC: Forbidden Fruit
Koenigsegg Confirms New Agera RS For 2015 Geneva Motor Show
2015 Honda Civic Type R Appears Briefly In New Promo Video
Morgan Teases New Sports Car For 2015 Geneva Motor Show--Updated With Video
Bentley Bringing Sports Car Concept To Geneva Motor Show: Report
Rinspeed Budii Concept Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Video
2016 Hyundai Tucson Preview
2016 Hyundai Tucson
McLaren P1 GTR Ready For The Track, Will Sit In New Ultimate Series
2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Debuting At Geneva Motor Show
Spain’s GTA Bringing New Spano Supercar With 925-HP V-10 To Geneva
Italdesign Giugiaro Teases New Concept For 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Brabus To Unleash 850-HP Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG At 2015 Geneva Motor Show
China's Foton Set To Launch Revival Of Borgward At The Geneva Motor Show
Revived Jensen Bringing New GT To Geneva, Promises Interceptor Successor For 2016
Magna MILA Plus Concept Combines Performance With Eco-Friendliness
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Road Car Revealed, Not Coming To U.S.
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