The 81st edition of the Geneva motor show was a classic. There were new supercars from Lamborghini and Pagani, dramatic new concepts from Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen and near production-ready real world concepts from Ford and Vauxhall.
Here, Autocar runs through what you may have missed at the Geneva show in an A-Z guide. Click on the links below for a full story of every Geneva show star, including exclusive show pics. There’s also a gallery attached, where you can view a picture of each car.
One of the stars of the show was undoubtedly the Alfa Romeo 4C concept, that'll make production next year. In other news, VW voiced its interest in buying the brand from Fiat, saying that it would be able to quadruple sales under its ownership.
We got our first look at the Audi A3 saloon concept after sketches were issued last week. The RS3 mega-hatch also featured, a car we've already driven.
This entrant from Alpina - the B5 Touring - is likely to be the hottest 5-series wagon available for the foreseeable future.
Here's a stand that did well. As well as revealing its new V8 Vantage S and all-new Virage, the Cygnet faired rather well, attracting a lot of attention from younger generations.
The sleek B99 - Bertone 99 - showed the future styling direction of Jaguar. Intersetingly, the B99 features four doors, which are arranged in a clamshell style and open to reveal a pillarless entrance.
Another new style direction, but this time for BMW with this, the BMW Roadster concept. Called the Vision ConnectedDrive, it also features a new driver information system that will feature in production cars in 2013.
Chevrolet revealed the final production version of its new five-door Cruze hatchback, a car we'll be seeing on UK roads in the summer.
Designed as a BMW 5-series GT-rival, the De Tomaso SLS crossover is the firm's re-launch model, after bankruptcy seven years ago.
Naturally, Ferrari brought along its new FF to Geneva, a car we've seen before but not in the metal. Interestingly, it was its rear load space and vast array of luggage, that attracted lots of attention.
Ford showed us its new BTCC race contender, based on the all-new Ford Focus. It'll make its first race appearance at Brands Hatch. Also on it's stands was the new B-Max MPV production-ready concept.
A long time in the making, the German super car maker unveiled its new Tornante, the company's successor to the Apollo.
No ground-breaking news from the company, but it did oficially launch the revised version of its Accord saloon and estate. They'll be on sale from July and promise improved CO2 figures thanks to revised engines.
Two new offerings shown here. Firstly, the Veloster coupé due this year, and secondly the i40, which offers the firm’s new ‘modern premium’ luxury in a bid to match Audi levels of quality.
Here was something that's becoming increasingly rare from manufacturers - the purely conceptual concept car, otherwise known as the Etherea. It features an interesting driving position, that manages to be quite high but sporty at the same time.
Italdesign - the firm of Giorgetto Giugiaro, the designer of the original Golf and Scirocco - showed these two new concepts at the show. The 'Tex' is a a rakish three-door Polo coupe concept and 'Go', a more upright five-door MPV.
Literally unmissable, the brightly coloured Jaguar XKR-S was a definite crowd-pleaser. It's the firms answer to compete with Aston Martin with a price tag to match - around £90k
Kia brought along its all-new Picanto city car and Rio supermini to the show. High on the firm's list was improving CO2 levels and fuel economy figures, with the Rio aimed at giving the company a much needed sales boost in the UK’s biggest market-segment.
A brand-new offering from the supercar manufacturer, the Agera R features a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing up to an impressive 1100bhp.
Lancia's main attraction was its Ypsilon supermini, a car that will relaunch Chrysler in the UK next June. Also on show were rebadged versions of the Chrysler 200 saloon, badged Flavia, and its version of the 300C, the new Thema.
Dubbed as making a “two-generation leap,” the Aventador LP700-4, is its new V12 range-topper. We'll see it here in the UK in the summer, with a price tag that starts from £242,280.
The Land Rover stand brought us the Evoque - with options details - plus the Range Rover 'Ultimate' and the Rang_e hybrid prototype. The latter uses a 3.0-litre TDV6 engine and electric motor, which should be good for just 89g/km CO2 emissions.
As if the Lexus LFA hypercar wasn't special enough, the firm showed us the LFA Nurburgring package. With a modest power increase and revised suspension, it will be limited to just 50 units.
A good turn-out for the sports car manufacturer, we were treated to an Evora hybrid, Mansory Evora and Elise Club racer. The hybrid engine was shown in a cutaway of Lotus’s Evora 414Evolution concept.
Here's the Maserati GranCabrio Sport, which will "sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte GT S.”
Geneva saw the world debut of Mazda's Minagi concept, the production version of which will be called the CX-5 when it arrives in the autumn.
The German manufacturer treated us to no less than four cars - mostly facelifts - including the C63 AMG, C-class facelift, SLK and C-class coupe.
Mini came up trumps at Geneva, showing us the 'mini' Mini - or Rocketman as it's known officially - which provided clear hints about Mini’s future design language. At only 3.2 metres long, it's only one foot longer than the original Mini from 1959.
An important launch for Mitsubishi, the Global Small Concept replaces the all-important Colt and is slated for launch in March 2012.
The iconic Morgan Threewheeler is back and the firm showed it off on it's stand in Geneva. It'll cost £30k when it goes on sale in the UK and will apparently hit 60mph in 4.5 seconds.
The impressive-looking Esflow featured by Nissan is a new electric sports-car concept that could inspire a future production model. According to the firm, it has a range of 150 miles and should be good for 60mph in under five seconds.
Costing a cool one million Euros, Pagani were brave to showcase its Huayra, the Italian firm’s replacement for the Zonda. Follow the news link, which includes Jamie Corstorphines blog: Is the Huayra the car Pagani should be making?
Not quite as impressive as last year's Geneva offerings, but Peugeot did reveal its facelifted 308 and 3008 HYbrid4.
Another good year for the German car manufacturer with the Panamera hybrid, Boxster S Black Edition and the world's first ever hybrid, the 1900 Semper Vivus all on show.
A surprise for a lot of show-goers, but Rolls-Royce fulfilled a two-year-old promise in Geneva by unveiling a battery-powered Phantom experimental model, code-named 102EX. Geneva is just the start of the 102EX's world-tour.
Renault was another company to impress us this year with two concept's. The first, the Captur is a striking new crossover concept and the second, a small MPV dubbed R-Space.
Described as a modern take on the convertible the Rinspeed Bamboo concept features colour-changing rollbars to indicate the driver’s mood and an 'Identiface' front grille to display social network site pages or offers for rides.
Not to be left out in the cold as in Detroit, Saab came up with the goods in Geneva showcasing its impressive PhoeniX concept and, to a lesser degree, the updated 9-3 and new 9-5 Sportwagon. Interestingly, it's the PhoeniX that gives clues to the shape of next year’s new 9-3 hatch.
The IBX concept is Seat's answer to the Volkswagen Tiguan and echoes an earlier concept, called Tribu, which was shown at the Frankfurt show in 2007.
Another reveal to a new design direction, Skoda showed its Vision D a new model that previews the design language Skoda will start to introduce to its models from 2012.
To complete its electric line-up - bicycle and scooter inclusive - the company officially launched its zero-emissions Forspeed concept. According to bosses, some design elements will be carried over onto production models.
Not to be out-done by Toyota's FT-86 II, Subaru showcased its involvement in the development of the new rear-drive coupe with Toyota by revealing this ‘Boxer Sports Car Architecture’ concept.
Suzuki's star of Geneva was this S-concept, a preview of the hot new Swift. It gets wider arches and spoilers gallore.
Tata impressed with its sleek and good-looking Pixel concept, complete with scissor doors.
An exciting reveal at the Toyota stand was the FT-86 II concept, a car we've seen only snippets of running up to the Geneva show. Also on it's stands were the Yaris hybrid and seven-seater Prius +.
Following a hologram image of the Zafira Tourer Concept previously, seeing the concept in the metal revealed a handsome MPV. It’s likely to give a strong indication of the final production model and will be pitted against the Ford S-Max.
VW gave us a blast from the past at the show with its reborn Microbus concept - otherwise known as the Bulli. It follows on from the 2001 concept that came out of VW’s Californian studio. Also revealed was VWs Tiguan facelift.
An impressive offering from Volvo this year, the firm revealed a sub-50g/km diesel-electric plug-in hybrid version of its V60 estate, that should be good for 150mpg.
Developed in conjunction with Fiat’s own styling centre, Italian coach-builder Zagato revealed its novel take on a coupe version of the Fiat 500.