Cars debuting at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show [Updated] – IAB Picks
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The 2015 Geneva Motor Show opens to the press on March 3 and 4, and to the public from March 5-15. Here are important debuts that have been announced/reported for the show. This story will be updated as and when newer models are announced.
Abarth 500 Bi-Colore Edition
Abarth will be announcing a new edition of the Abarth 500 – called the 500 Bi-Colore. The main highlight is the unique Scorpione two-tone Black over Record Grey paint finish, 17-inch 10-spoke diamond finish alloy wheels.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
The new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will be making its European debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Like its coupe counterpart, its main focus is keeping the body as light weight as possible. Alfa claims that the 4C Spider doesn’t compromise in terms of performance and driving pleasure.
Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin has announced the track-only Vulcan hypercar. Power for the Vulcan comes from a 7.0-liter V12 with more than 800 bhp on tap, the British car maker announced.
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
The Aston Vantage GT3 is the most performance-focused Aston Martin car produced that’s not restricted to track use.
Audi has teased the second gen R8, and a full reveal is expected at the Geneva Motor Show. While retaining the same engine, the 2016 Audi R8 benefits from a barrage of updates.
Audi Prologue Avant Concept
Apart from the new R8, the VW-owned car maker has also announced the Audi Prologue Avant concept for the show, a follow up to the Prologue coupe concept shown at the Los Angeles show last year.
Bentley Continental and Flying Spur facelifts
The refreshed Bentley Continental GT family and Flying Spur model debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
The Crewe-based luxury car maker will unveil the all new Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 at the show. It previews the design of future Bentleys after the Bentayga SUV is launched.
BMW 1 Series facelift
BMW’s stall at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show will see the new 1 Series facelift debut, featuring new exterior and engines, expected in India later this year.
BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer MPV
BMW’s first ever 7-seat MPV will also receive its trade premiere in Geneva.
BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car
For the 2015 Moto GP season, the BMW M4 will again head the safety car fleet, now finished in a matte black paint job with the M division decals.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale
The last Bugatti Veyron, the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, will be on display at the show. The La Finale marks the end of the iconic hypercar.
Citröen Berlingo facelift
The French car maker has announced a facelift for the Berlingo, featuring a new bumper, relocated LED DRLs, infotainment and paint options.
Citröen Berlingo Mountain Vibe concept
The Mountain Vibe is a forerunner to the next generation Berlingo Multispace with an adventure-themed exterior and interior.
The refreshed Citröen DS5 premium hatch receives a new face, infotainment and new equipment.
Dacia Duster, Sandero and Logan special editions
Dacia will be showcasing the Laureate Prime special editions for the Duster, Sandero and Logan, celebrating its 10th year on the market.
Ferrari 488 GTB
The Italian supercar maker will use the show to mark the public premiere of the twin-turbocharged Ferrari 488 GTB. The 488 GTB replaces the 458 Italia in the line-up.
Fiat 500 Vintage ’57
Paying tribute to the classic, the special edition is applied with a pastel blue exterior, white roof and 16-inch wheels that mimic the ones used on the 1957 Fiat 500.
Fiat Doblo Trekking
The Fiat Doblo Trekking features modified bumpers, plastic side mouldings and a 10mm increased ride height.
Ford Focus RS
The new Focus RS performance hatch will have its public unveiling at the show.
Ford will also show the new GT at Geneva, marking the European premiere of the supercar.
Honda Civic Type R
To be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, the Honda Civic Type R will be the fastest vehicle in its class, riding on 19-inch alloy wheels.
Honda Jazz and HR-V European specification
Alongside it will be the previously shown powertrain layout of the new NSX.
First revealed at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show with an Acura badge, the new NSX hybrid will be making its European debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, sporting an Honda badge.
Hyundai’s display too will be a large one at this year’s Geneva show, featuring the all-new Hyundai Tucson that goes on sale in the second half of 2015.
Hyundai i20 Coupe
The swoopy 3-door Hyundai i20 coupe goes on sale in the UK on March 26, prior to which its trade fair premiere will be held in Geneva.
The Hyundai i30 facelift goes on sale in the UK this week, but nevertheless is expected to turn up at the Swiss motor show.
Infiniti has announced the QX30 compact crossover concept for the show, the production version of which will be based on the Mercedes MFA Platform.
Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Concept
Based on the Trailhawk – the off-road version of the range – the prototype Jeep Renegade features a trailer that mimics the rear end styling of the compact SUV. It’s finished in a unique metallic paint job, offset by matte black trim
Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II
Jeep has announced the debut of the Wrangler Black Edition II for the show. The rugged SUV gets black inserts and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Kia cee’d GT Line
The new Kia cee’d GT Line has the 1-liter turbo engine paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Cosmetically, it gets new bumpers, wheel, and lights.
The facelift of the Kia Picanto premieres at the show with new wheels, chrome accents and new navigation system.
Kia Sportspace Concept
The preview of the next gen Kia Optima, debuts in a station wagon body style, as the Kia Sportspace Concept.
Koenigsegg has started teasing a new model, set for debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Regera is a “megacar”, a term first used for its bigger brother, the One:1. This means that the power output could be above 1360 PS
Koenigsegg Agera RS
The Swedish hypercar maker has also announced the Agera RS, which is a faster, track oriented version of the Agera R.
Lamborghini Aventador SV
The Lamborghini Aventador SV will mark its world premiere at the show, with an expected 40 hp power boost and 100 kg weight loss.
Lancia Ypsilon 30th anniversary
Lancia has announced the Ypsilon 30th Anniversary Edition for the show sporting a blue exterior, chrome exhaust tip and 15-inch alloy wheels.
Land Rover – Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque facelift will have its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. Reports suggest that the Evoque Convertible could also have a surprise debut at the show.
Lexus GS F
At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Lexus will unveil a high performance variant of the mid size GS sedan – the Lexus GS F. Other than the aggressive styling, it packs a 5.0-liter V8 capable of delivering 470bhp and peak torque in excess of 530Nm.
The Lexus LF-SA concept, as per reports, previews the company’s entry-level car that will be based on the Toyota Yaris platform.
Lotus Evora 400
The Lotus Evora 400, the company’s fastest and most powerful production car ever, will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Japanese brand is expected to premiere the facelifted CX-5 and Mazda6, apart from the new CX-3 compact SUV, Mazda2 and the MX-5.
McLaren P1 GTR
Producing 1000 PS and weighing 50 kg lighter than the standard P1, the McLaren P1 GTR, according to its maker, is the “best driver’s car in the world on track”
McLaren 675 LT
McLaren will debut the 675LT at the show, which the company says is the lightest, quickest and purest in its range.
Mercedes AMG GT3
The replacement to the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 will be unveiled in Geneva following which it will undergo testing prior to its launch next year.
Mercedes G 500 4×4² Concept
With a 450 mm of ground clearance, a fording depth of 1,000 mm, the G 500 4×4² Concept is the big daddy of all (four-wheeled) off-roaders with a 4-liter V8 under the bonnet.
Measuring a whopping 1,053 mm longer than the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the Pullman is also 100 mm taller and has a 4,418 mm long wheelbase that can seat four occupants in a theater style seating.
The new Mitsubishi L200 (Triton) will mark its European debut at the Geneva motor show. It will go on sale in Europe during summer.
Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II
The revised version of the four-seater Concept XR-PHEV from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show with new exterior elements will premiere at the show.
Morgan Motor Company
Morgan new Aero model
Morgan will be revealing a brand new model, possibly under the Aero lineup of cars. Details will be divulged at launch.
Nissan Sway Concept
Nissan has announced the Sway concept for the show, expected as the design precursor to the next generation Nissan Micra.
Opel Corsa OPC Line
The sportier Opel Corsa OPC with a front lip spoiler, extended side skirting and a tailgate spoiler debuts at the show.
Opel will stage the debut of the new five-door Karl hatchback with a 1-liter ECOTEC engine at the Swiss show.
The facelifted Peugeot 208, featuring new bumper, lamps, steering wheel, trim and a wide lineup of engines will have its debut at the show.
Porsche Cayman GT4
The new, more aggressive Cayman GT4 powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that develops 385 PS debuts at the show.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche will also be unveiling an even more hardcore version of the GT3 supercar – the GT3 RS. Reports say that the flat six engine could produce well over 500 hp of power, and will be lighter than the GT3.
Qoros 3 City SUV
The Qoros 3 City SUV will be making its European debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Packing a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and an optional DCT gearbox, the new Qoros 3 City SUV is a toughened up version of the Qoros 3 hatchback
Renault has announced the public premiere of the new Kadjar crossover, which is the French counterpart to the Nissan Qashqai, at the Geneva Motor Show.
Renault Clio RS Trophy
Renault will announce the high performance RenaultSport Clio RS Trophy.
An updated Renault ZOE with a new motor will premiere alongside the aforementioned models.
Rolls Royce Motor Cars
Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity
Rolls-Royce has announced the Phantom Serenity for the Geneva Motor Show. The one-off is announced to take inspiration from previous models built for kings and queens.
Seat Leon ST CUPRA
The 280 hp Seat Leon ST CUPRA with a dynamic chassis control system has been announced for the Geneva Motor Show.
Skoda Fabia, Fabia Combi Monte Carlo
The Monte Carlo special editions comes with exclusive 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, black body accents, sports seats and three-spoke steering wheel.
Skoda Fabia, Rapid, Octavia and Yeti “Edition” variants
Celebrating the company’s 120th anniversary, the “Edition” variants have body-colored side mirrors, bi-color alloy wheels, front foglamps and the SunSet package.
Skoda will show the third-generation Superb which world premiered in February, for the first time to the public, at the Geneva Motor Show.
Following its launch in Japan last year, the Subaru Levorg will premiere in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show. Its European launch is scheduled later in the year.
The Outback “combining passenger-car comfort with the long-distance capabilities and load space of an SUV” will launch this year in Europe, following its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.
Developed with a theme of “Harmonized Force”, the C-Segment iK-2 concept will debut at the show, previewing a production car.
The Suzuki iM-4 crossover with “compact 4×4 DNA” will be shown alongside the hatchback concept.
Ssangyong will conduct the European unveiling of the Tivoli crossover at the Geneva Motor Show, following which sales will commence in the old continent in May.
Tata Motors will reportedly bring a 2.2-liter diesel-engined crossover concept named Hexa that will be precursor to future SUVs from the Indian brand.
Tata Bolt Sport
Tata’s second car at the Swiss show would be a performance-focused Tata Bolt with its 1.2-liter engine dialed up to produce 120 bhp.
A minor facelift for the Toyota Auris gives it new headlights, bumper and grille, alongside “new and improved” petrol and diesel engines.
Likewise, the Toyota Avensis sedan and estate with revised exterior and updated powertrains will debut at the show.
Vauxhall Corsa VXR
The all new performance oriented Vauxhall VXR will be making its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. At its heart is a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine capable of producing 205PS and up to 280Nm of peak torque.
The new VW Caddy with an updated fascia and new dashboard will be shown in Geneva for the first time.
VW Golf GTD Estate
The GTD (Gran Turismo Diesel) version of the VW Golf Variant with a 184 hp/340 Nm 2-liter diesel engine will launch at the show.
VW CC Concept
The concept previewing VW’s next gen four-door coupe with an “innovative four-wheel drive system” debuts in Geneva.
The all-new MQB-based VW Touran, that is longer, has an upscale interior, and comes with upgraded infotainment and safety systems, debuts in Geneva.
Volvo XC90 R-Design
The sporty looking XC90 R-Design will make its European debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It doesn’t feature any changes to the technical specifications.
Volvo S60 Cross Country and V60 Cross Country
Joining the XC90 R-Design is the world’s first sedan crossover – the Volvo S60 Cross Country – and the V60 Cross Country estate crossover. Both cars feature extra body cladding, raised ride height and an optional AWD system.
Zenvo hybrid supercar
Danish supercar manufacturer Zenvo will be revealing a new supercar at the Geneva Motor Show. Judging by the teaser, it could feature some form of electric assistance, and will be a “record breaker”.