Another British-built car narrowly missed out on the top spot among Autocar readers - the Toyota Auris. In fact, it outperformed Toyota’s ‘other’ Geneva car, theGR Supra Racing concept.
Whether it’s the Auris’s striking new look or its ditching of diesel powertrains, it managed to court attention like few others could away from the show, despite being one of the most sensible models on display.
Affalterbach’s rival to the Porsche Panamera was predictably popular among Autocar readers and, with a 630bhp 4.0-litre V8 under the bonnet in mid-range form (a hybrid with more than 800bhp comes later), it’s hardly a surprise.
Pricing is tipped to start at £85,000, so the deeper-pocketed among you who weren’t questioning the car’s similarity with the CLS might want to start saving.
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.
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.
To us, the I-Pace feels like a Jaguar, capable of both urban and cross-continental travel. It rides well, handles promisingly and feels largely uncompromised compared with electric derivatives of other cars.
The best-selling saloon in the UK just got a facelift, as did its warm variant, the C43. The C43 now gets 385bhp from its 3.0-litre V6 engine, along with subtly refreshed styling and some less subtle exhausts.
The 0-62mph sprint remains at 4.7sec for the saloon and 4.8sec for the estate, with both having electronically limited 155mph top speeds.