2018 Geneva motor show – LIVE news and updates

The Geneva motor show is the most important match at the motoring calendar.

Every March, the sector’s automobile trade and media descends upon Switzerland to show off new and made over fashions. While the doorways open to the general public from Eight-18 March, lots of the news will pop out from the professional press day’s, which kick off the following day (Tuesday 6 March). And, since some producers simply cannot wait, a number of new vehicles can be published throughout pre-show media occasions this night.

The Autocar crew is out in pressure to hide the show, with a crew in Switzerland ably supported through workforce in Autocar Towers (in some distance much less glamorous Twickenham). Take a learn of the are living motion beneath, to be informed a little extra on the entire vehicles you’ll be able to be studying about over the following couple of days. 

Geneva motor show 2018 – are living motion


The conventional pre-show VW Group’s Media Night has simply begun, and typically options plenty of launches from the corporate’s more than a few manufacturers. And, due to the wonders of recent generation, you’ll be able to watch all of it LIVE right here… 


It’s now not staff evening news, however it is BREAKING NEWS however – Ford has showed that the Mustang Bullitt can be produced in proper-hand force in addition to left, and will move on sale in the United Kingdom later this 12 months.


VW Group’s ‘Group Night’ takes position the evening sooner than the show opens its doorways, with early finds of the show stars, talks from executives and the chance for big news to wreck. Our Geneva crew are heading into Group Night within the coming seconds, so stay a watch out for a scoop or two, and some large finds…


All of our ECOTY panel contributors subsidized the winner – take a learn of what we take into consideration the XC40 right here.


All within the place of job are stunned and appalled that Pie Week is not a world match.




More finds got here thick and speedy throughout the week, this is the following batch of what to appear out for on the show: 

Lexus published its new small SUV, the UX

Alpine published a extra sumptuous and a extra targeted model of its A110 sports activities automobile

Italdesign published a drop-most sensible model of the Zerouno, however didn’t give any knowledge away forward of the show

Volvo’s new V60 landed as a classy choice to the BMW three Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4

Peugeot’s dramatically-styled 508 flew the flag for the sagging saloon section as the emblem’s newly published 3-field


BREAKING NEWS: Maserati has simply introduced, and published Nerissimo (that means ‘very black’) editions of the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante. Presumably, for when the Black Edition vehicles of more than a few different automobile makers simply are not darkish sufficient. 


So what else has there been? Quite so much, in fact. A hell of so much. Have some extra:

Seat’s new Cupra emblem confirmed an EV racing automobile

A large one – Jaguar published the manufacturing model of the I-Pace

Alfa Romeo introduced NRING editions of the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Rimac all however published its subsequent type, which has stage four autonomy and a 120kWh battery

Abarth published the 124 GT – now not fairly the coupé we have been promised, however with a detachable arduous-most sensible


So much has came about already, regardless of doorways now not opening to the general public for every other 3 days, and now not even officialy opening to the clicking sooner than the following day. Here’s a handy guide a rough roundup of probably the most Geneva vehicles now we have already observed: 

Volkswagen has been teasing us with glimpses of the ID Vizzion electrical saloon idea

Skoda has already published the Vision X small SUV idea

Techrules whipped the covers off the Ren RS – a 1287bhp observe-handiest EV hypercar

Rolls-Royce has proven no fewer than 4 bespoke creations from its customisation division

Mercedes has facelifted the C43, and published the nice and cozy type’s styling forward of the show


1630 (1730 Geneva time)

Here we move once more – we are are living from the 2018 Geneva motor show, with groups each at the floor in Geneva, and operating arduous from our Twickenham headquarters to carry you the entire newest news, updates, opinion and gossip, direct from the 12 months’s greatest motoring match.

Our crew in Geneva is composed of Editor-In-Chief Steve Cropley, Editorial Director Jim Holder, Editor Mark Tisshaw, Editor-At-Large Matt Prior, News Editor Rachel Burgess, Senior Contributing Editor Richard Bremner, Contributing Editor Mike Duff and Special Correspondents Hilton Holloway and Julian Rendell. 

Back in the United Kingdom are Digital Editor James Attwood, Senior Staff Writer Sam Sheehan, Staff Writer Jimi Beckwith and Editorial Assistant Sam Jenkins. Jimi, talking in 3rd individual, is your compère for the are living weblog. 

Geneva motor show 2018 – the vehicles

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING

108-unit restricted-run variations of the Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio fashions, celebrating the 2 vehicles’ information for SUV and 4-door vehicles on the Nürburgring. The Giulia Veloce Ti, 4C Competizione and Italia, and the Stelvio Performance Pack also are being displayed

Alpina XD3

Alpina has sprinkled its fairy mud at the BMW X3 three.Zero-litre diesel, and got here up with the XD3 – a 22in-wheeled, 328bhp, 516lb toes sports activities SUV able to hitting 62mph in four.7sec – sooner than BMW’s sizzling X3 effort, the X3 M40i. It’s the most up to date X3 to be had, till the X3 M comes alongside, in fact…

Alpine A110 Pure, Légende

The first complete manufacturing Alpine A110s can be beneath the Pure and Légende specifications, with the previous being a extra targeted and lighter model of the Porsche Cayman rival, and the latter being a extra plush, day-to-day-using-pleasant model. 

Audi A6

With a brand new BMW five Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the scene, the Audi A6 is the oldest of the ‘big three’ government saloons. With a pre-Geneva divulge, our 28 February duvet celebrity has already been observed in complete, however Geneva is the primary time now we have observed it within the steel.

Audi E-tron

It’s a race between Jaguar and Audi to peer who can get their electrical SUV on sale first, however they are each being published in manufacturing shape on the Geneva show. We’ve already observed each in idea shape and nor is because of stray some distance from their idea’s flavour. 

Bentley Bentayga PHEV and Bentayga V8

Bentley has already published the Bentayga V8 clear of a motor show, however its first in-the-steel look is at Geneva. It sits along the emblem’s first electrified type, a plug-in hybrid model of the Bentayga that makes use of the similar three.Zero-litre hybrid powertrain because the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. 

BMW M8 idea

BMW’s 600bhp flagship does not arrive till 2019, however BMW is appearing an idea precursor to the Aston Martin DB11 and Mercedes-AMG S63 rival at Geneva this 12 months. With more than a few leaks of the Eight Series, we all know what it will be founded upon, however the M-honed model will upload a layer of efficiency on most sensible of the luxurious coupé.


The first-era X4 has handiest been round since 2014, however the overhaul of the X3 implies that the intently similar X4 can be dragged into its subsequent era as neatly. First deliveries for UK shoppers are deliberate for August. A sizzling M40i variant of the X3 is coming as neatly.

Bugatti Chiron

The Chiron hasn’t been round lengthy, however Bugatti previewed a reasonably particular model of the auto simply hours forward of the Geneva show. The emblem stays tight-lipped on what it is revealing on the show, however Bugatti has a historical past of particular version vehicles…

Citroën Berlingo Multispace

The first (alphabetically) of 3 PSA staff van-like MPVs heading this manner, and being published at Geneva. The new Berlingo Multispace will get each common and lengthy-wheelbase variants, and baggage capability of as much as 4000 litres with the seats folded flat. 

Cupra Ateca

It’s been some time since we first spied the Cupra Ateca, however Seat’s first speedy SUV in any case arrives on the Geneva motor show as the primary prong of Cupra as a completely-fledged sub-emblem. 

David Brown Automotive Speedback Silverstone Edition 

David Brown’s at it once more – following the Aston Martin DB4-impressed Speedback GT and the Mini Remastered, the Silverstone-based low-quantity automobile maker is generating a top-efficiency type, however has as but handiest published the badge and the title. 

Elextra EV

There’s every other (sure, every other) EV supercar on the town – this one’s a Swiss advent with 670bhp, a Zero-62mph time of two.3sec and – gasp – 4 doorways. It’ll value round €450,000 when it is going on sale through 2019. 

Ferrari 488 Pista

711bhp, Zero-62mph in 2.8sec, and a most sensible pace of 211mph make the Pista Ferrari’s maximum robust V8-engined automobile but. Aerodynamic and powertrain tech comes immediately from the emblem’s GTE and 488 Challenge race vehicles.

Ford Edge

Ford has handiest simply published the facelifted Edge to the American marketplace on the Detroit motor show, however the European model is coming a couple of months down the road. We’ll handiest get diesels in Europe, and in contrast to america,  who get a V6-powered Edge ST, ST-Line is the sportiest model we’re going to get of the massive SUV. 

Ford Ka+ facelift, Ka+ Active

Ford’s littlest type has been given a facelift for 2018, and a rufty-tufty SUV makeover as a part of it. The facelifted Ka+ and Ka+ Active will move on sale later in 2018, along a Fiesta Active and a Focus Active, as Ford SUV-ifies its lineup for the trade’s newest craze.

Giugiaro Sibylla

Giorgetto Giugiaro’s new corporate, GFG Style, has produced its first idea, which nods to vehicles of outdated with a entrance cover and rear gullwing doorways. The Sibylla, penned through Italdesign founder Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, makes use of EV tech from Chinese corporate Envision. 

Hennessey Venom F5

Hennessey’s 1600bhp, 300mph-plus (claimed) hypercar, the F5, will get its European debut on the Geneva show this 12 months. 

Honda CR-V

Honda’s new Nissan Qashqai rival will get a Geneva debut, with styling mirroring that of the remainder of the variety. There’s a brand new hybrid model on its method, too – Honda’s first since losing the Insight title from the United Kingdom marketplace. 

Honda Urban EV, Sports EV

Honda’s duo of unfashionable-styled EVs are on show, with the Urban EV deliberate for manufacturing subsequent 12 months and the Sports EV coming the 12 months after. 

Hyundai design idea

It’s a large show for Hyundai, with more than one fashions making their debuts, in addition to an all-new design idea. The emblem is protecting tight-lipped on the idea that, however given contemporary ideas, it is prone to be an electrical SUV. Hyundai describes it as “harmonising the key design elements proportions, architecture, styling and technology”. Oooh.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Not content material with an access into one of the most quickest-rising segments within the trade with the Nissan Juke-rivalling Kona, Hyundai is bringing an electrical variant to marketplace as neatly – the Kona Electric. With two powertrain choices, it has got two levels – one with 186 miles, and the opposite 292 miles – be afraid, Nissan Leaf.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is to go into its fourth era, with an up to date with a brand new glance corresponding to the Kona above, in addition to the emblem’s newest emergency braking generation – for opposite manoeuvres.

Italdesign Zerouno convertible

Italdesign celebrates 50 years this 12 months, and is celebrating in taste with a Zerouno convertible. So some distance, handiest preview photographs were published, however it is virtually sure to have the similar V10 engine and identical efficiency statistics to the coupé. It’ll additionally most probably percentage the coupé’s seven-determine ticket. We’ll in finding out the auto’s title in Geneva.

Jaguar I-Pace

If 2017 used to be the 12 months of the SUV, 2018 is the 12 months of the electrical SUV. Jaguar is appearing the manufacturing model of the I-Pace at Geneva; it’s set to be the primary direct rival to the Tesla Model X in the United Kingdom, nevertheless it gained’t be available on the market on my own for lengthy, with the Audi E-tron arriving imminently afterwards.

Kia Ceed

Kia’s all-new Focus rival is being published in 5-door hatchback and property bureaucracy at Geneva, with taking pictures brake and SUV variants because of arrive later. We’ve already had a force in a prototype, which you’ll be able to examine right here.

Kia Optima

Kia’s Ford Mondeo rival has been up to date, with the lightest of styling refreshes and two new engines, in addition to new protection package. There’s additionally a sporty GT trim. 

Lexus UX

We’ve been looking ahead to the manufacturing model of Lexus’ first small SUV because the emblem published its UX idea on the Paris motor show two years in the past. Lexus is in any case exhibiting its Jaguar E-Pace rival at this 12 months’s Geneva show as the luxurious small SUV section explodes.

LVCHI Auto Venere

A brand new Chinese electrical automobile corporate known as LVCHI has teamed up with Italian design space I.DE.A to supply a brand new type known as the Venere, which it stated is in a position for manufacturing. We’ve had a move at lightening a picture of the auto beneath.

Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Nerissimo Edition

Well, the title does not lie – the Nerissimo (‘very black’) editions of Maserati’s 4 and 5 door vehicles were published, with – you guessed it – all-black exteriors. Tech apparatus will get an improve too. 

MAT Stratos

It’s been just about 8 years because the Stratos used to be first published in 2010, however it is in any case going into manufacturing – a 25-unit manufacturing run, with each and every automobile costing £487,000, plus the donor automobile, which is a Ferrari F430.

McLaren Senna

We’ve already observed the Senna – it used to be published at an match for patrons on the emblem’s Composite Technology Centre in Sheffield – however the Geneva motor show has been selected for the auto’s first public show. It has 789bhp, weighs 1198kg and is alleged to be the fastest-lapping manufacturing McLaren but.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift

The UK’s easiest-promoting saloon used to be published in facelifted shape forward of a Geneva debut. It’s now were given extra hybrids within the vary, together with diesel-electrical powertrains, in addition to the subtlest of styling refreshes. 

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Mercedes’ final S-Class has been given its mid-lifestyles refresh following the remainder of the luxurious limo’s vary. It now will get a two-tone paint process, extra distinct entrance-finish styling and new wheels – all of which take inspiration from the new Maybach 6 idea. 

Mercedes-AMG G63

The cooking G-Class used to be published at Detroit motor show, so Geneva is the fitting position to show the mad, 577bhp AMG G63. Outside, little adjustments over the outgoing G63, however the brick-like fast G-Wagen’s acceleration to 62mph from a standstill has been chopped to four.5sec. 

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door

Mercedes-AMG’s solution to the Porsche Panamera is nearly upon us, a 12 months after the GT idea used to be published. It’s being published on the Geneva show with a 604bhp V8 beneath its bonnet. An 805bhp petrol-electrical hybrid powertrain will come later.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes has completed so much with the A-Class – it’s within the most sensible ten easiest-dealers in the United Kingdom and is the most productive-promoting top class hatchback. The type is now getting into its fourth era and has followed Mercedes’ new circle of relatives face, first proven at the 3rd-era CLS. 

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi is updating the Outlander PHEV for the 2019 type 12 months, with updates to its plug-in hybrid powertrain, inner and external. 

Mitsubishi e-Evolution idea

Mitsubishi teased us with the Evo title on its e-Evolution idea, because it steadily turns all of its ancient sports activities vehicles into SUVs. The e-Evolution is getting a 2d day out on the Geneva motor show this 12 months, after its debut in Tokyo.

Morgan Aero GT

The Aero Eight is being discontinued, and the Aero GT, a motorsport-impressed model of the unfashionable-styled sports activities automobile, will make up the overall 8 gadgets in its manufacturing run. The aerodynamic bodywork additions are described through the corporate as ‘drastic’. 

Morgan Plus Eight 50th Anniversary

The four.Eight-litre BMW V8 engine dies with the Plus Eight 50th Anniversary version, which additionally serves as a run-out particular to the Plus Eight. Morgan is protecting tight-lipped on whether or not the Plus Eight can be changed and any main points at the 50th Anniversary version. Expect it to price neatly in far more than the common Plus Eight’s £85,461 beginning value, although. 

Pal-V Liberty

The self-proclaimed ‘global’s first industrial flying automobile’ is making an look at Geneva, as the emblem continues its exposure attack at the car trade. The £425,000 flying automobile can be dropped at first shoppers on the finish of the 12 months.

Peugeot 508

Peugeot’s alternative for the gradual-promoting 508 is in Geneva, with dramatic new styling, which now we have already stuck a glimpse of in our secret agent photographs and a leaked symbol. The emblem is protecting tight-lipped at the finer main points, however with a tide of SUVs beating the saloon marketplace into submission, radical alternate is anticipated to stay the 508 going for every other era. 

Peugeot Rifter

The 2d of the 3 PSA van-cum-MPV siblings, the Peugeot Rifter packs the similar mixture of practicality and application because the Berlingo Multispace and Vauxhall Combo Life.

Polestar 1

Polestar’s first type, the Polestar 1, is on show on the Geneva motor show as the auto starts its exposure excursion of the sector. 

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Remember the Ferrari 488 Pista additional up? Consider this its arch-nemesis – published at the similar day, on the similar Geneva motor show, with efficiency statistics which are as intently matched as you’ll be able to get. Heavens.

Range Rover SV coupé

Remember the Range Stormer idea of 2004? Probably now not, nevertheless it used to be principally a 3-door Range Rover Sport that by no means made it out of the idea that level. It’s again, although, having been showed through the emblem with an inner preview shot, as an SVO challenge with 1 / 4-million-pound ticket.

Renault Zoe R110

No, it is not the recent Zoe e-Sport now we have been looking ahead to all this time, however it is as shut as we are going to get till Renault comes to a decision. Still, 107bhp and the similar 250-mile NEDC vary does not sound dangerous to us…

Rimac ‘Concept Two’

Rimac’s 2d type, following the electrical Concept One, can be much more sumptuous, sooner and extra unique. It gained’t be known as Concept Two. It has been described through the emblem as “a true game-changer”.

Skoda Fabia facelift

Skoda’s facelifting the Fabia after 4 years on sale, with a design overhaul promised. It’s were given a brand new glance, new tech from better fashions, and now not a unmarried diesel engine within the lineup.

Skoda Vision X

A 2019 small SUV is previewed within the lurid inexperienced-colored Vision X idea, which additionally includes a hybrid powertrain forward of the emblem’s approaching adoption of hybrids. It’s prone to stay in large part unchanged for manufacturing, corresponding to different contemporary Skoda ideas.

Ssangyong e-SIV idea

Ssangyong’s getting Sserious about its upcoming Nissan Qashqai rival, which is due in 2019. The newest idea, a construction of the SIV-2 proven ultimately 12 months’s Geneva show, has an electrical powertrain and the emblem’s newest self reliant tech. 

Subaru Viziv Tourer idea

Subaru is constant its Viziv idea marketing campaign in Geneva, with the Viziv Tourer idea – necessarily an property model of the Viziv Performance idea that is concept to preview the following-era WRX.

Techrules Ren RS

Techrules’ diesel turbine vary-prolonged EV hypercar is already getting a pared-again observe model, and it is at Geneva. All 1287bhp of it. 

Toyoa Auris 

Toyota’s subsequent Ford Focus rival is handiest hours from being published in Geneva now, with a brand new glance and up to date engine and powertrain tech. There’ll be no diesel model presented.

Toyota Aygo

Toyota will release its 2018 Aygo in Geneva with extra energy – neatly, a dinky 2bhp spice up – and extra considerably, a three.5mpg development to financial system. It additionally will get a color coded X on its nostril and new trim choices.

Toyota’s race automobile idea

It’s as-but-unnamed, however with a now not-so-delicate connection with the go back of a mythical sports activities automobile accompanying the one murky symbol, there is no two guesses as to what Toyota is hinting at with its upcoming idea. The Supra has been in construction for over a 12 months, so this idea is perhaps greater than a slight clue as to what to anticipate.

Vauxhall Combo Tour

The 3rd of 3 PSA van-MPVs. 

Volkswagen ID Vizzion idea

Volkswagen’s newest ID idea – the Vizzion – is in contrast to the entire others. It’s a saloon, for a get started, indicating that it is the lengthy-awaited electrical alternative for the Phaeton, nevertheless it additionally has no motive force controls. Just 4 seats, and passenger leisure. 

Volvo V60

One 12 months after the XC60 used to be published, its property sibling, the V60, arrives. It’s the primary glimpse now we have had at Volvo’s new non-SUV 60 collection of vehicles, which can be finished through the S60 saloon, following the V60 a couple of months from its divulge. Both will move on sale in the United Kingdom in early 2019. 

Zenvo’s new hypercar

Zenvo has introduced that it has a brand new hypercar in Geneva – however that is it. It’s but to let us know how robust, what it will be powered through, or the place it sits in the case of its different vehicles. The quantity of uncovered carbon fibre suggests it will be probably the most hardcore type the emblem has made but, although…

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