08:30 Tuesday 5th March
Rachel Burgess has unintentionally become trapped in the Porsche interview area having just done an interview - which at least means we get this cool view of the Porsche press conference unfolding. Here’s boss Oliver Blume addressing the crowd.
Bugatti has claimed the 'most expensive car at Geneva' title with its La Voiture Noire - a €11 million one-off based on the Chiron and inspired by the brand's Type 57 SC Atlantic. Don't go rushing to the bank, though: the one of a kind car has already been sold.
Meanwhile, Lawrence Allan has dropped by the Polestar stand to get a closer look at the Polestar 2. "It's an extremely convincing Tesla Model 3 rival - perhaps the most exciting EV yet at the £50k and below price point. Exterior design is well-resolved, interior feels as well-assembled as a high-end Volvo. Expect big things from this car."
08:00 Tuesday 5th March
Audi held the first big press conference of the morning, with the focus firmly on electrified cars. The highlight was the Q4 E-tron concept, a preview of a more mainstream EV SUV due to arrive next year. With looks inspired by the larger, more premium E-tron and a promised range of 280 miles, it looks to be Audi's biggest play for electric car buyers yet.
Funny how things change. Just a year ago, Land Rover was unveiling its most expensive and exclusive vehicle yet, the near quarter of a million pounds Range Rover SV Coupe. A year on, the car has been cancelled and Land Rover isn’t at the Geneva show. With no-one else taking over JLR’s show floorspace, the organisers have just bunged in a coffee shop...
07:15 Tuesday 5th March
Fiat's city car concept is a few hours away from reveal, but even under cover we can see it's a clear hint at the next Panda. Do those vertical grille slats remind you of anything?
"The boss of e.Go, Gunther Schuh, is certainly a character and a great talker, with the kind of infectious personality, charm and conviction in what he says to make you want him to succeed," says Mark Tisshaw. "Don't take my word for it, take Hans Stuck, who interrupted Schuh and my chat last night. Impressed, Hans? "People like that [Schuh] we need. They stand for an idea, they are people who move things."
06:45 Tuesday 5th March
Geneva officially opens its doors today. We are at the venue bright and early to see the stands before they get busy - and to spy any surprise reveals. Among the biggest will be Alfa Romeo's unannounced SUV, which is expected to be called 'Tonale', but the three covered cars on Aston Martin's stand look equally exciting...
Morgan was among the first brands to announce new metal this morning, revealing the Plus Six - the marque's first all-new car in 19 years. It uses a brand new aluminium platform, and eschews V8 power for a BMW-sourced turbo inline six, but promises to be the fastest Morgan ever built. And of course, it retains the signature 1930s-inspired styling, albeit with some modern additions like a digital display on the instrument panel and an automatic gearbox.
21:00 Monday 4th March
“While Volkswagen Group preview nights on the eve of motor shows used to be horn-tooting affairs showing off the strength of the group and its brands, they now take a more humble tone," says editor Mark Tisshaw. "This year, the new Buggy concept (looks great, huh?) was driven on stage, and then Group boss Herbert Diess spoke with Gunther Schuh, CEO of EV start-up e.Go in front of it as it was announced e.Go was the first to licence the use of the MEB electric platform. And then it was done, three walls of the room lifting at once to reveal seven more cars from seven other VW Group brands without any introduction, explanation or fanfare. From one extreme to the other, but good on VW for dropping the boastful tone.”