The 2015 Geneva motor show gave us new metal in almost every sector of the market: supercars from Koenigsegg, Ferrari and McLaren, hot hatches from Ford and Honda, sensible crossovers from Infiniti and Renault and a show-stopping Bentley concept car.
Here's our pick of the best new metal on display.
Land Rover Defender - Steve Cropley
How could I pass up the chance to select a 67-year-old stalwart that won't be there next year? Land Rover's beautiful green Defender from the Classic range was mobbed all day and looked better than ever. It will die a good death at the end of this year.
Porsche Cayman GT4 - Andrew Frankel
If I sat down to configure my perfect sports car, it would be a compact mid-engined, two-seat design powered by a large, normally aspirated multi-cylinder engine driving through a six-speed manual gearbox. And it would be tuned by the best people in the business. In short, it would be a Porsche Cayman GT4.
Vauxhall Viva - Jesse Crosse
Geneva was busting at the seams with exotic technologies this year, but it’s the new Vauxhall Viva that gets my star of the show vote for its amazing interior package, impressive feature list and low starting price of £7,995. The Viva proves that affordable no longer has to mean cheap, and this classy little car takes a lot of beating when it comes to practicality and good value.
Aston Martin DBX - Julian Rendell
Bold and challenging, Aston’s DBX opens a new chapter in which high-riding four-seaters are as much the future as low-slung sports cars. Plus it’s the show car we will all remember from Geneva 2015.
Infiniti QX30 - John McIlroy
Infiniti has been guilty of trotting out overstyled concepts too often in the past, but if the QX30 really is as close to the production model as everyone says it is, it looks like the Japanese firm's most credible offering yet. If anything is going to give the firm even a minor foothold in the European market, it could be this car.
Lotus Evora 400 - Jim Holder
More performance was the headline, but the biggest news was the step up in quality, from panel gaps to leather quality and well thought through button (and lever) positions. It’s not going to herald a new dawn at Lotus alone, but it does reaffirm that the leadership in Norfolk is both tenacious and ambitious.
Seat 20V20 - Mark Tisshaw
The 20V20 was the last car I stopped by to look at, but it left the biggest impression on me in a sea of exotica at Geneva. Seat has finally got direction and clarity in what it's doing, what with an impressive range of Leons, a new Ibiza and a range of stylish SUVs to come in three different sizes. The beaming faces of all the staff on the stand were testament to a company that has its mojo back.
VW Sport Coupe GTE - Greg Kable
The Sport Coupe GTE reveals a fresh new direction for Volkswagen's future production models, while showcasing the sort of hybrid technology they will offer.
Kia Sportspace - Richard Webber
The Sportspace concept will help Kia to plug a glaring gap in its range: that of a D-segment wagon. In a sector where estates outsell saloons by about three to one, Kia needed to build such a version of the next Optima, but that it also managed to make this realistic concept look so good speaks of the company's current confidence.