The biggest motor show of the year is almost here. Take an early look at what’s on the way
Jimi Beckwith
15 February 2018

The Geneva motor show is the largest event on the motoring calendar by a long way.

This year will be no different as the world’s car industry and media prepare to descend upon Switzerland from 8-18 March to see the latest supercars and mass-market models. 

More and more cars are confirmed for Geneva every week, so here’s what we know is coming so far:

Geneva motor show 2018 - the cars

Audi A6

With a new BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class on the scene, the Audi A6 is the oldest of the ‘big three’ executive saloons. The brand has already confirmed that the new A6 will make its debut at Geneva, and it’s likely to follow in the Prologue-like look of the A8.

Audi E-tron

It’s a race between Jaguar and Audi to see who can get their electric SUV on sale first, but they’ll both be revealed in production form at the Geneva show. We’ve already seen both in concept form and neither is due to stray far from their concept’s flavour. 

Bentley Bentayga PHEV and Bentayga V8

Bentley has already revealed the Bentayga V8 away from a motor show, but its first in-the-metal appearance will be at Geneva. It will sit alongside the brand's first electrified model, a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga that uses the same 3.0-litre hybrid powertrain as the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

BMW M8 concept

BMW's 600bhp flagship doesn't arrive until 2019, but BMW will show a concept precursor to the Aston Martin DB11 and Mercedes-AMG S63 rival at Geneva this year. With various leaks of the 8 Series, we know what it'll be based upon, but the M-honed version will add a layer of performance on top of the luxury coupé.


The first-generation X4 has only been around since 2014, but the overhaul of the X3 means that the closely related X4 will be dragged into its next generation as well. First deliveries for UK customers are planned for August. A hot M40i variant of the X3 is coming as well.

David Brown Automotive high performance GT

David Brown's at it again - following the Aston Martin DB4-inspired Speedback GT and the Mini Remastered, the Silverstone-based low-volume car maker is producing a high-performance model, but has as yet only revealed the badge. 

Ferrari 488 'GTO'

Ferrari's tight-lipped on any details about the new, more hardcore version of the 488 GTB, but rumours of it being badged GTO and Speciale have been circling. The timing of the latest leak, of the car at a dealer event, all but confirms its appearance at Geneva.

Ford Edge

Ford has only just revealed the facelifted Edge to the American market at the Detroit motor show, but the European version is coming, with a reveal set for the Geneva motor show. We'll only get diesels in Europe, and unlike the US,  who get a V6-powered Edge ST, ST-Line is the sportiest version we'll get of the large SUV. 

Ford Ka+ facelift, Ka+ Active

Ford's littlest model has been given a facelift for 2018, and a rufty-tufty SUV makeover as part of it. The facelifted Ka+ and Ka+ Active will go on sale later in 2018, alongside a Fiesta Active and a Focus Active, as Ford SUV-ifies its lineup for the industry's latest craze.

Honda CR-V

Honda's new Nissan Qashqai rival will head to Geneva, with styling mirroring that of the rest of the range. There's a new hybrid version on its way, too - Honda's first since dropping the Insight name from the UK market. 

Honda Urban EV, Sports EV

Honda's duo of retro-styled EVs are heading for Geneva, with the Urban EV planned for production next year and the Sports EV coming the year after. 

Hyundai Kona Electric

Not content with an entry into one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry with the Nissan Juke-rivalling KonaHyundai is bringing an electric variant to market as well. A range of around 240 miles is mooted - be afraid, Nissan Leaf.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is to enter its fourth generation, which will be revealed at the Geneva motor show. It's updated with a new look akin to the Kona above, as well as the brand's latest emergency braking technology - for reverse manoeuvres.

Italdesign Zerouno convertible

Italdesign celebrates 50 years this year, and is celebrating in style with a Zerouno convertible. So far, only a revealing preview shot has been revealed, but it's almost certain to have the same V10 engine and similar performance statistics to the coupé. It'll also likely share the coupé's seven-figure price tag. 

Kia Cee'd

We got a pretty good idea of what the next-generation Cee'd will look like from the Forte saloon that was revealed in Detroit. Kia's all-new Focus rival will be revealed in five-door hatchback and estate forms at Geneva, with shooting brake and SUV variants due to arrive later.

Jaguar I-Pace

If 2017 was the year of the SUV, 2018 is the year of the electric SUV. Jaguar will show the production version of the I-Pace at Geneva; it’s set to be the first direct rival to the Tesla Model X in the UK, but it won’t be on the market alone for long, with the Audi E-tron arriving imminently afterwards.

MAT Stratos

It's been nearly eight years since the Stratos was first revealed in 2010, but it's finally going into production - a 25-unit production run, with each car costing £487,000, plus the donor car, which is a Ferrari F430.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift

The UK's best-selling saloon has been revealed in facelifted form ahead of a Geneva debut. It's now got more hybrids in the range, including diesel-electric powertrains, as well as the subtlest of styling refreshes. 

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Mercedes' ultimate S-Class has been given its mid-life refresh following the rest of the luxury limo's range. It now gets a two-tone paint job, more distinct front-end styling and new wheels - all of which take inspiration from the recent Maybach 6 concept. 

Peugeot 508

Peugeot's replacement for the slow-selling 508 is due in Geneva, with dramatic new styling, which we've already caught a glimpse of in our spy shots. The brand is keeping tight-lipped on the finer details, but with a tide of SUVs beating the saloon market into submission, radical change is expected to keep the 508 going for another generation. 

Polestar 1

Polestar's first model, the Polestar 1, will be on show at the Geneva motor show as the car begins its publicity tour of the world. 

Range Rover SV coupé

Remember the Range Stormer concept of 2004? Probably not, but it was basically a three-door Range Rover Sport that never made it out of the concept stage. It’s back, though, having been confirmed by the brand with an interior preview shot, as an SVO project with a quarter-million-pound price tag. The brand has now 

Lexus UX

We’ve been waiting for the production version of Lexus’ first small SUV since the brand revealed its UX concept at the Paris motor show two years ago. It looks like Lexus will finally show its Jaguar E-Pace rival at this year’s Geneva show as the luxury small SUV segment explodes.

McLaren Senna

We’ve already seen the Senna – it was revealed at an event for customers at the brand’s Composite Technology Centre in Sheffield – but the Geneva motor show will be the car’s first public display. It has 660bhp, weighs 1198kg and is claimed to be the quickest-lapping production McLaren yet.

Mercedes-AMG G63

The cooking G-Class was revealed at Detroit motor show, so it follows that the brand will bring its mad, 577bhp AMG G63 to Geneva. Outside, little changes over the outgoing G63, but the brick-like quick G-Wagen's acceleration to 62mph from a standstill has been chopped to 4.5sec. 

Mercedes-AMG GT four-door

Mercedes-AMG’s answer to the Porsche Panamera is almost upon us, a year after the GT concept was revealed. We’ll be seeing the production car at this year’s Geneva show with a 604bhp V8 under its bonnet. An 805bhp petrol-electric hybrid powertrain will come later.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes has achieved a lot with the A-Class - it’s in the top ten best-sellers in the UK and is the best-selling premium hatchback. The model is now entering its fourth generation and will adopt Mercedes' new family face, first shown on the third-generation CLS

Morgan Aero GT

The Aero 8 is being discontinued, and the Aero GT, a motorsport-inspired version of the retro-styled sports car, will make up the final eight units in its production run. The aerodynamic bodywork additions are described by the company as ‘drastic’. 

Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary

The 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine dies with the Plus 8 50th Anniversary edition, which also serves as a run-out special to the Plus 8. Morgan is keeping tight-lipped on whether the Plus 8 will be replaced and any details on the 50th Anniversary edition. Expect it to cost well in excess of the regular Plus 8’s £85,461 starting price, though. 

Pal-V Liberty

The self-proclaimed 'world's first commercial flying car' will make an appearance at Geneva, as the brand continues its publicity assault on the automotive industry. The £425,000 flying vehicle will be delivered to first customers at the end of the year.

Rimac ‘Concept Two’

Rimac’s second model, following the electric Concept One, will be even more luxurious, faster and more exclusive. It won’t be called Concept Two. It has been described by the brand as "a true game-changer".

Seat Cupra Ateca

It’s been a while since we first spied the Cupra Ateca, but Seat's first fast SUV will finally arrive at the Geneva motor show as the first prong of Cupra as a fully-fledged sub-brand – something that's also expected to be announced at Geneva. 

Skoda Fabia facelift

Skoda's facelifting the Fabia after four years on sale, with a design overhaul promised. It's got a new look, new tech from larger models, and not a single diesel engine in the lineup.

Skoda Vision X

A 2019 small SUV is previewed in the lurid green-coloured Vision X concept, which also features a hybrid powertrain ahead of the brand's imminent adoption of hybrids. It's likely to remain largely unchanged for production, akin to other recent Skoda concepts.

Subaru Viziv Tourer concept

Subaru is continuing its Viziv concept campaign in Geneva, with the Viziv Tourer concept - essentially an estate version of the Viziv Performance concept that's thought to preview the next-generation WRX.

Toyota's race car concept

It's as-yet-unnamed, but with a not-so-subtle reference to the return of a legendary sports car accompanying the single murky image, there's no two guesses as to what Toyota is hinting at with its upcoming concept. The Supra has been in development for over a year, so this concept is likely to be more than a slight clue as to what to expect.

Volvo V60

One year after the XC60 was revealed, its estate sibling, the V60, will be revealed. It's the first glimpse we'll get at Volvo's new 60 series of cars, which will be completed by the S60 saloon, following the V60 a few months from its reveal. Both will go on sale in the UK in early 2019. 

Zenvo's new hypercar

Zenvo has announced that it will take a new hypercar to Geneva - but that's it. It's yet to tell us how powerful, what it'll be powered by, or where it sits in relation to its other cars. The amount of exposed carbon fibre suggests it'll be the most hardcore model the brand has made yet, though...

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30 January 2018

the I-Pace and E-Tron, Tesla should be to. I'm pretty sure they're announce details the Model Y before sales of the other 2 start just to bust Jag and VAG's bubble.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

1 February 2018

What about the monkeys?

6 February 2018

In the interests of fairness they can buy a ticket like the humans.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

5 February 2018

Apparently it is the largest show on the calendar, but when in the calendar? Autocar usually does this, forcing us to find other sources. The good thing to come out of it for me is finding alternative news sites, but not so good for Autocar...


12 February 2018
Andy_Cowe wrote:

Apparently it is the largest show on the calendar, but when in the calendar?

IF only Autocar could, like, markup some text so that is opens a new link to the Geneva Show website? Wow, that could end up as something we could call "hypertext" and revolutionise navigating information... oh wait... 


12 February 2018

The second para gives the dates, agree it could be better highlighted tho.


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