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4 - Volkswagen Beetle won’t be replaced
In fourth place is a car that was neither at the show, nor announced there - quite the opposite, in fact, since Volkswagen brand boss Herbert Diess confirmed that the Beetle will not enter a third generation.
It’ll instead be indirectly replaced by the ID Buzz, which is due in 2022 and revives the long-awaited Microbus bodystyle, at the expense of VW’s current heritage model. Aww.
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5 - Audi E-tron
Audi didn’t reveal the E-Tron at Geneva, but it did everything in its power to steal the Jaguar I-Pace’s thunder. A car was on its stand, yes, but the brand lifted the cover off for a minute at a time at sporadic points during the day, revealing a car covered in camouflage underneath.
So Audi may have won the popularity contest at Geneva - the I-Pace is two places down - but Jaguar's car arrives in showrooms in the summer, months before the E-tron’s early 2019 sales date. That’s 1-1 for now, then. Our drives will find a winner.
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