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Geneva promises a host of new metal including big reveals from Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and more

The Geneva motor show kicks off on Tuesday 4 March and Autocar will be there to bring you the best news and pictures of all the big reveals as they happen.

Among the new metal to be seen at the show will be show stars including the new Audi TT, Lamborghini Huracán and the turbocharged Ferrari California T.

Scroll down the list below and through the picture gallery to read more on the show stars, and let us know what you're looking forward to in the comments section.

Audi S1

Due to go on sale in the UK in March, the three and five-door Audi S1 models are priced at £24,900 and £25,630 respectively. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine which delivers 228bhp and 273lb ft of torque – some 24bhp less than the limited edition A1 quattro that inspired the S1.

Audi TT 

Destined to be one of the stars of this year's show, the new Audi TT was previewed earlier this year by the Allroad Shooting Brake concept. Underpinned by VW Group's MQB platform, the new TT will initially be powered by a range of 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre petrols and a 2.0-litre diesel. 

Audi RS4 Avant

Ingolstadt celebrates the RS2 with the launch of this limited-edition RS4 Avant. The Nogaro edition comes with new paint and minor exterior tweaks, while the interior receive new leather trim and badging. The same 4.2-litre V8 engine as the standard car powers the Nogaro, meaning 444bhp and a top speed of 174mph.

Bentley Continental GT Speed

The new GT Speed has a top speed of 206mph, making it the fastest production car ever made by Bentley. It'll be shown in Geneva alongside a new V8-powered version of the Flying Spur, which will go on sale soon after the show. The V8 Flying Spur has a top speed of 183mph.

BMW 4-series GranCoupé

Attempting to appeal to younger buyers, the new 4-series Gran Coupé drops the conventional boot arrangement of the 6-series GranCoupé in favour of a five-door liftback arrangement. The Audi A5 rival will go on sale in June, priced from £29,420.

BMW X3 facelift

While the styling changes to BMW's mid-size SUV may be subtle, its mechanical upgrades aren't. The revised X3 comes with BMW's latest generation of turbodiesel engines, offering better fuel economy and more power than the outgoing car. The new X3 goes on sale in the UK in June with prices starting at £30,990.

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BMW 2-series Active Tourer 

The first front-wheel drive BMW in the company's history makes its world debut in Geneva. The 2-series Active Tourer features a compact 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine option alongside its regular four-cylinder range. Prices are expected to start from around £23,000 when UK sales begin in September.

Citroën C4 Cactus

A possible game-changer for the family hatchback class, the C4 Cactus aims to offer simple, efficient motoring at a lower price than its rivals. That's why prices for the Cactus start at £13,000, with even a range-topping version costing only £18,000. While its styling may be cause for debate, Citroën's biggest accomplishment is to make the base car weigh 60kg less than the equivalent Ford Fiesta at just 965kg.

Ferrari California T

Replacing the current California convertible, the new supercar is big news as it marks the return of turbocharging to mainstream Ferraris. The updated California T comes with a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 552bhp. 

Fiat Panda Cross

Based on the Panda 4x4, the Panda Cross features bold exterior styling with special 15-inch alloy wheels, revised bumpers and roof bars. The new car also uses the same torque-on-demand system found in the Panda 4x4 for off-roading. The Panda Cross will come with two engine options when it goes on sale this autumn.

Ford Focus

The facelifted Ford Focus gets a new corporate front end with a larger front grille and headlights, as well as tweaked suspension for sharper handling. It'll be powered by a range of 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre EcoBoost engines, plus the existing 2.0-litre TDCi diesel. The new Focus will go on sale toward the end of the year, and aims to re-gain its handling crown from the current class leader, the Volkswagen Golf.

Hyundai Intrado

First previewed at the end of last year with a design sketch, the Intrado concept is likely to be based around a compact SUV with similar proportions to the Nissan Juke. It's expected to be offered with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, and will be used to explore new lightweight engineering methods.

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Hyundai PassoCorto

A design study rather than a concept car, Hyundai's European design centre has teamed up with students at the IED in Turin to create the sporty two-seater. Power comes from a mid-mounted four-cylinder twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre engine with 262bhp. Hyundai has already confirmed the model won't make production.

Honda Civic Type R concept

Honda will preview the new Civic Type R with a concept car at Geneva, with the production version scheduled to launch early next year. Described as "a racing car for the road", the new Type R gets around 300bhp from its newly developed turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

The new rear-drive sports estate is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine offering 542bhp and 502lb ft of torque. Orders open in Geneva, with the car forming part of the 2015 XF range. Prices start at £82,495.

Jeep Cherokee

The fifth-generation Cherokee will go on sale in the UK this summer at a price of around £25,000. A rival to the BMW X3 and Land Rover Freelander, the Cherokee will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel in 137bhp and 168bhp forms. A nine-speed automatic transmission will be standard.

Koenigsegg One:1

A challenger to the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg's new hypercar features 1322bhp and can generate up to 600kg of downforce. An active chassis and an enormous rear wing should help the One:1 to reach a top speed that eclipses the 258mph record set by the Veyron.

Lamborghini Huracán

Lamborghini's replacement for the Gallardo, dubbed Huracán, has 600bhp on tap from its V10 engine. Named after a Spanish fighting bull, the Huracán will be offered with four-wheel drive only at launch, with a rear-wheel-drive version arriving in 2015.

Land Rover Discovery XXV

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Celebrating 25 years of the Discovery brand, the XXV special edition gets unique exterior trim and new 20-inch alloy wheels. It's expected to go on sale towards the end of this year at a price of around £63,000.

Mazda Hazumi concept

The Hazumi concept previews the new Mazda 2 supermini, and features the brand’s Kodo design language. Mazda will also show its all-new SkyActiv-D 1.5-litre ‘clean diesel’ at the show. The Mazda 2 supermini is expected to go on sale later this year.

McLaren 650S and 650S Spider

McLaren's new supercar features styling from both its 12C and P1 siblings, and while it might use the same 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine as the 12C, its power has been increased by 25bhp to 641bhp. Expect it to be priced at around £20,000 more than the current 12C when sales begin. The Spider version matches the coupé's 0-62mph time of 3.0sec and will cost £20,000 more.

Mercedes-Benz S-class Coupé

The replacement for the current CL, the new S-class Coupé will go on sale in the UK in November, with prices for the top-spec S500 model expected to start at £100,000. The car features a new tilting function, allowing it to lean into corners for greater comfort. Its muscular styling helps to seperate the S-class Coupé from its saloon sibling.

Mercedes-Benz V-class 

Sales of the new Mercedes large MPV begin in March, with the eight-seat V-class replacing the older Viano. Designed to appeal to current R-class owners, the V-class features a luxurious cabin inspired by the latest S-class. UK buyers can choose from a range of body styles.

Mini Clubman

Mini will preview its new Clubman with a concept car that adopts a more conventional four-door look for the new generation. Set to go on sale later this year, the new Clubman promises to be more practical and versatile than the current car.

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Nissa Juke facelift 

Scheduled to go on sale in the UK in June, Nissan will reveal its facelifted Juke to the Geneva audience first. Featuring new design elements taken from the Sport Sedan concept, the new Juke will get the option of using the Qasqai's new 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged DIG-T engine when it goes on sale, replacing the 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated unit currently offered in base models.

Peugeot 308 SW

Featuring 610 litres of boot space – enough to rival the Skoda Octavia estate – the Peugeot 308 SW estate goes on sale in the UK later in the spring following its Geneva debut. Engines are likely to mirror those of the 308 hatchback, including a frugal BlueHDi version with CO2 emissions of 85g/km.

Peugeot 108

The 108 aims to be one of the most efficient city cars available when it goes on sale in July. Helping it to do that will be a new range of three-cylinder engines, emitting as little as 88g/km of CO2 in some cases. The new 108 will be produced alongside its Toyota and Citroën counterparts in the Czech Republic.

Qoros 3 hatchback 

A sister car to the larger 3 saloon, Qoros's new hatchback is designed to appear youthful and sporty to buyers. The hatchback shares its wheelbase and interior with the saloon, as well as that car's range of 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines.

Quant e-Sportlimousine concept 

A new concept from Liechtenstein-based R&D firm nanoFlowcell AG aims to show the future of battery storage technology with its e-Sportlimousine concept. Measuring 5.25 metres long, the concept features an as-yet-unspecified electric powertrain.

Renault Twingo

Renault is planning on re-inventing the city car with its new Twingo, which adopts a rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout for its third generation. Featuring familiar Renault styling and supermini proportions, the new Twingo could also spawn Renaultsport and even Gordini performance versions later in its life cycle.

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Skoda Vision C design concept 

The MQB platform-based Vision C is designed to show a more stylish Skoda model, and could provide inspiration for the next Octavia. The Czech manufacturer says the concept also shows the next evolution of its design language.

Skoda Octavia Scout 

Based on the regular Octavia estate, the new Scout features rugged styling and should also offer all-wheel drive. One petrol and two diesel engines will power the model at launch, with those units likely to be chosen from the existing Octavia range. The Scout goes on sale this summer.

Skoda Monte Carlo

Skoda's range of Monte Carlo special editions will be expanded in Geneva with new versions of the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback. The new cars get a sportier design with black aluminium wheels, tinted rear windows and new black exterior trim.

SsangYong XLV concept

The XLV previews a new B-segment compact SUV from SsangYong, with the Ford EcoSport rival scheduled to go on sale next year. The XLV features seating for seven, and is powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine in conjunction with an electric motor. 

Toyota Aygo

Toyota’s new Aygo supermini features a new, more prominent front grille with a large central badge and slim LED headlights. The design of the interior is set to distinguish the Aygo from rival cars and will feature an optional integrated infotainment system. The Aygo is likely to be powered by a range of three-cylinder engines like its sister cars from Peugeot and Citroën.

Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme 

The fastest and most powerful Astra ever made gets its public debut at Geneva. Expected to offer around 300bhp, the VXR Extreme features race-inspired styling with plenty of aerodynamic bodywork, while the interior gets race seats and six-point harnesses.

Vauxhall Adam 1.0 litre 

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Vauxhall's new 1.0-litre engine will first appear in the Adam supermini. Designed as a rival to Ford's EcoBoost engine, the new 12-valve unit will be offered in 89bhp and 113bhp power outputs. Vauxhall claims the engine can return as much as 62mpg with CO2 emissions of 99g/km in some forms.

Volvo estate concept 

The third in a series of concepts by the Volvo's design boss Thomas Ingenlath, the firm's latest concept is expected to take the form of an estate. The previous two models released in the design study were the Concept Coupé and Concept XC Coupé, with both giving thinly veiled looks at new production cars including the next XC90.

Volkswagen Polo facelift

Volkswagen’s facelifted Polo gets redesigned front and rear bumpers alongside other options like full LED headlights. New engines include a 1.0-litre three cylinder turbo and also a frugal Bluemotion diesel. It’s expected to go on sale soon after its unveiling at the Geneva motor show.

Volkswagen Scirocco facelift

Subtle changes to its exterior, a more premium interior and a new range of four-cylinder engines headline the changes made by VW to the Scirocco. Alongside the standard car comes a new version of the Scirocco R, powered by a 276bhp version of Volkswagen’s EA888 turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen’s new Golf GTE is pitched as a sporting plug-in hybrid and is driven by a 1.4-litre petrol engine in league with an electric motor that's powered by an 8.8kWh lithium-ion battery. Its styling mirrors the Golf GTI, but includes a redesigned front bumper. It also features an ‘e-mode’ switch for fully electric driving. Prices start at around £28,000 (after deducting a £5000 government grant), with sales expected to begin in August.

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Ali_ 3 March 2014

Thought the 4C Spider was

Thought the 4C Spider was being shown?
roverfan1984 18 February 2014


I thought we were also seeing the new Citroen C1 & Toyota Aygo at Geneva too, as well as the Peugeot 108. The Aygo was my favourite out of the original C1/107/Aygo trio, so will be interesting to see how the new one turns out.

Cant wait to see shots of the new Twingo in the metal too, for me its the best looking & most interesting Renault in a long time.

soldi 17 February 2014

You know TT will be HUGE disappointment

Won't be a patch on original. Will be more powerful, more efficient but heavier. In short a huge MQB compromise.

When evaluating, dont forget just how much better it would have been as RWD.

GT86 and Boxster have showed the way. TT will be a shadow f their brilliance.

Not that t will stop Autocar waxing lyrical!

Leslie Brook 3 March 2014

soldi wrote:Won't be a patch

soldi wrote:

Won't be a patch on original.

From memory, the original TT was a bit stodgy. Sure it looked good but underneath it was basically a Golf MkiV or a Skoda Octavia (as driven by yours truly at the time). The MkII with it's multi link rear suspension was when it began to shine as a drivers car.