Got a few million quid to play with? Then the 2013 Geneva Motor Show has almost certainly got a supercar to suit you
Geneva Motor Show 2013: A-Z by stand
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show runs 7-17 March, with the press days kicking things off from March 5. Here's an A-Z run down of what you can expect.
While some manufacturers are still keeping their cars close to their chests, we have a good idea of at least the majority of the stand highlights from every brand at this stage - so there's enough here to get your engines started.
Come the opening of the show itself, MSN Cars will be live from Geneva in force, bringing you all the news, pictures, video and social media you could possibly want. Stay tuned.
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Fiat's racy small car division Abarth has a host of announcements for Geneva 2013. Chief amongst these is the new "fuoriserie" customisation programme.
Debuts planned for the show include four 500-based customisations: the 'historic' 695 Record and 695 Scorpione, plus the 'New Wave' 695 Hype and 695 Black Diamond.
There's also a significant update for the Abarth Punto Supersport, which gets a 180hp engine upgrade as standard, and a new 'Custom Attitude' - including "hand crafted painted and polished roof and bonnet livery". Ok then.
ABT is a German tuner known for specialising mostly in Audis and Volkswagens. Geneva 2013 represents the debut of its updated R8 GT-R model following the facelift of the standard R8 late last year.
A 620hp V10, significant weight loss and lots of carbonfibre means 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and 202mph flat out.
AC Schnitzer, by contrast, is a noted BMW tuner primarily. It will be showing a number of models at Geneva 2013, no doubt including the ACS5 that debuted last year, as well as an upgraded version of the 328i Touring estate.
Huge news at Alfa Romeo this Geneva, as the company will show the production-ready version of the lightweight 4C sports car, alongside the new Giulietta Veloce and special edition Mito SBK.
From the preview pictures its safe to say the 4C looks almost identical to the concept on the outside, if a little more sophisticated on the inside.
Built at the Maserati factory, it still promises to weigh-in at under 1,000kg, and is powered by a 1750 Turbo Petrol engine mounted behind the front seats and driving the rear wheels via Alfa's TCT dual-clutch paddleshift automatic gearbox.
- Alfa Romeo 4C at Geneva 2013
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Big 2013 Geneva Motor Show for Mercedes AMG, as the in-house performance division reveals its first ever hot hatch: the A45 AMG.
Based on the A-Class, this features 4matic four-wheel drive and a 360hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine - making this the extreme hot hatch to beat in 2013. No doubt it will come at quite a price.
Elsewhere on the AMG portion of the Mercedes stand you can expect to see the 2013 E63, with up to 585hp and 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, and perhaps even the SLS Black Series. We're not betting against the forthcoming CLA45 making an appearance, either...
Aston Martin's major debut at Geneva 2013 will be the Rapide S - an updated version of the firm's giant four-door coupe.
This gets a new look, with a bigger front grille (somewhat akin to the latest Ford Fiesta facelift - oh, hold on…), and a host of engineering upgrades. Including the new "Gen 4 AM11" V12 with 558hp, which sits 20mm lower in the chassis.
0-62mph takes just 4.9 seconds as a result. Expect to see the latest Vanquish, DB9 and Vantage models sitting in the limelight, too. Oh, and check the Bertone entry below as well...
Plenty of performance on Audi's 2013 Geneva Motor Show stand, with the new S3 Sportback and RS Q3 already confirmed, and the RS7 strongly rumoured as well.
The RS Q3 is of particular interest, as it's the first time quattro GmbH has tackled an SUV. Using the five-cylinder turbo from the TT RS, it's given the Q3 310hp and the ability to sprint from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds.
However, the German premium marque will also show the A3 e-Tron, a plug-in hybrid concept version of the Audi family hatchback that claims an incredible 188mpg.
- Audi S3 Sportback at Geneva 2013
- Audi A3 e-tron at Geneva 2013
- Audi RS7 Sportback at Geneva 2013
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Heard of Belumbury? Us neither. But at Geneva 2013 this Italian electric car maker will be proudly displaying the Dany city car - which, if the promo video on its website is anything to go by - is firmly aimed at trendy young women. Good luck with that.
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Bentley's big debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the extensively revised Flying Spur, which features a dramatically updated new look, higher performance and much improved refinement.
The new car is the fastest, most powerful four-door Bentley ever, with a 625hp twin-turbo W12 under the bonnet and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. There are 600 new parts in the interior alone, and even the roofline is lower.
We're also expecting a few tweaks to the Mulsanne for the 2013 model year, and perhaps more details of the road-going version of Bentley's new GT3 racer.
Italian design house Bertone is bringing a one-off Aston Martin conversion to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Called the Jet 2+2, it's a shooting brake estate version of the four-door Rapide, built for a rich enthusiast. It also celebrates 60 years of Bertone and Aston Martin working together, not to mention the British marque's 100th anniversary.
Being based on the old Rapide, rather than the Rapide S that also debuts at Geneva this year, it has to make do with a mere 476hp, and misses out on the restyled front end.
Brabus is king when it comes to aftermarket Mercedes tuning, and for Geneva 2013 it's unlikely to disappoint, having confirmed a new Brabus 800 Roadster model.
This is based on the latest Mercedes SL65 AMG, and not only sees power tuned to 800hp, it also promises a gearbox-busting, driveshaft popping 1,047lb ft of torque. So much so it's actually limited to 811lb ft in normal use.
Presumably transferring this much potency to the tarmac is more than the traction control can bear, since 0-62mph takes a surprisingly lethargic - relatively speaking - 3.7 seconds. Top speed is limited to 217mph. Like the McLaren P1.
BMW has been relatively quiet ahead of the Geneva show in 2013, preferring to concentrate on one major debut: the 3 Series Gran Turismo.
The 3 Series GT is a new five-door hatchback coupe variant of the 3 Series, designed to plug the gap between the saloon and the estate, offering buyers something of a more lifestyle choice. Reaction to this car will be… interesting.
Elsewhere on the stand you can expect to see all the latest M Division candy - such as the M6 Gran Coupe - and perhaps a sneak preview of the new i3 and i8 electric vehicles, though the official debut is expected at Frankfurt later this year.
Semi-official BMW tuner Alpina will show off a twin-turbo performance version of the latest 'F30' 3 Series at Geneva 2013, named the B3 Bi-Turbo.
Promising 410hp and 0-62mph in around four seconds, it features an eight-speed automatic and all the Alpina pinstripe decals you can possibly ask for. A nice alternative to the next M3, especially if that turns out to be an M4.
Utter silence from Bugatti about Geneva 2013 - which probably means yet another one-off or limited edition Veyron variant, rather than an all-new model based around the 16C Galibier concept. We'll have to wait and see.
Cadillac is showing the 2014 ELR electric coupe at this year's 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The car debuted in Detroit in January, and represents the American luxury marque's take on an all-electric vehicle.
The firm is also expected to show the latest ATS and SRX models in Europe for the first time.
Carlsson is another noted Mercedes tuner, and always likes to make a splash at Geneva. For 2013 it has two debuts - the 700hp CK63 RSR, based on the CLS63 AMG, and the rather bizarre SLK340 racing car.
Bizarre? Well, yes - who else would chose to develop the SLK coupe-cabriolet for the Pikes Peak hill climb. Still, with a kerb weight of just 780kg and 610hp provided by a 3.4-litre Judd V8 LMP2 engine it's an extremely serious piece of kit.
Forget the run of the mill stuff - such as Siri integration with the MyLink infotainment system and the redesigned Captiva SUV - Geneva 2013 sees the debut of a brand new Chevrolet Corvette convertible.
Based on the C7 Stingray targa coupe launched at Detroit earlier in the year, the new 'Vette promises 450hp and 450lb ft from its new 6.2-litre LT1 V8.
On the one hand the facelifited Citroen C3 is a candidate for the least interesting debut title at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. On the other it's Citroen's choice for demoing Peugeot Citroen's new HYbrid Air technology.
Combining a conventional petrol engine with compressed air power, this is intended to produce a massive improvement in overall efficiency without adding huge amounts of cost. Seems odd, but Citroen says it really works.
Elsewhere, you can expect the usual unusual concepts, though the already announced Technospace previews the very sensible next generation C4 Picasso MPV.
- Citroen Technospace at Geneva 2013
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Word is that Dacia is planning to show facelifted versions of its Duster and Sandero models at Geneva 2013. This comes just moments after the cars have been introduced in the UK - but having gone on sale in Europe some years ago they are about due for a refresh.
Most Dodges are Fiats in Europe these days - but there is one glaring exception: the Viper. But then, that's officially badged an SRT. Anyhoo, Geneva 2013 represents a rare European opportunity to see the big brutish supercar for real.
We first came across Exagon Motors at the 2012 Paris Motor Show last September, where its impressive Furtive e-GT electric sports coupe was located next to the McLaren P1. The French firm is appearing again at Geneva 2013.
FAB Design is a Swiss tuner that delights in producing ridiculously wide bodywork conversions on supercars, and then painting them in pastel colours. By contrast, its Geneva 2013 debut is the relatively demur McLaren 12C-based Chimera.
Ferrari unveiled its stunning new LaFerrari supercar at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. It’s the latest in a long line of super-exotic “limited series” cars from the Italian sports car maker and at a stroke becomes the fastest Ferrari of all time.
And the new LaFerrari hides an ace up its sleeve: it’s a hybrid supercar, mating a 6.3-litre V12 internal combustion engine with an electric motor – which helps provide extra thrust during acceleration (doing 0-62mph in less than three seconds is nearly as fast as an F1 car) while trimming emissions and fuel consumption
Fiat has announced a trio of world debuts for Geneva 2013: two variants of the new 500L called the Trekking and the GQ, plus a special two-tone Panda 4x4.
In other words, nothing to get too excited about. Unless you happen to be reading this in America, since the Italian firm will also be showing the all-electric 500e, which goes on sale in the United States in the second quarter of this year.
Ford is keeping relatively quiet ahead of Geneva 2013, but is gearing up to show the European version of the EcoSport compact SUV crossover to a wider audience, following its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Elsewhere on the stand you can expect to see the new Fiesta ST, which MSN Cars will be reviewing the week after the show, the latest Mondeo and the second generation Kuga as well.
We've got our fingers crossed for a Focus RS preview, too - but as yet nothing has even been hinted at, let alone confirmed.
Fornassari - before you ask - is an Italian manufacturer (if that's not putting it too seriously) of some rather unusual off-roader type vehicles and the occasional sportscar. The design language is best described as challenging for the most part.
Gemballa is best known for building bonkers Porsches. But in common with a number of other tuners, the McLaren 12C has caught its eye, and Geneva 2013 sees it unveiling a new GT Spider styling package for the roadster.
Given insolvency proceedings were started back in November 2012, although Gumpert is listed as an exhibitor at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 - unlike, for example, Lotus - we're currently not sure it will even be there…
Yup, another German tuner with an apparent fetish for the McLaren 12C. Having announced the MemoR 'art car' In January, we're fully expecting to see this in the metal at Geneva 2013 - though perhaps not in such outrageous paint.
Honda is giving us a real thrill at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with the debut of its new Civic Wagon estate. A car so exciting it still hasn't released many details, for fears its rivals won't even bother to turn up.
For the less emotionally inclined, we're also promised yet another concept version of the Honda NSX, with updated looks amongst what's changed. No word on the Civic Type R hot hatch, however, which is due to go on sale in 2014.
We’re fond of the standard Hyundai Santa Fe at MSN Cars – smart styling, a supple UK-tuned chassis, a smooth diesel engine and plenty of space make it an attractive all-rounder – but Hyundai has chosen to go even larger with the Grand Santa Fe.
Exciting times for Infiniti, as Nissan's luxury arm prepares to launch a new BMW 3 Series-rivalling Q50 saloon at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Already shown as a 3.7-litre V6 petrol and a 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid at Detroit earlier in the year, Geneva should bring the first fruits of an engine tie-up with Mercedes - meaning more relevant four-cylinder petrol and diesel units.
This is awesome - Japanese SUV murderer Invader has a stand booked at Geneva 2013. Which means we can look forward to some cars so ugly they'll even put the German tuning community to shame. Can't wait.
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Italian styling house IED has been working with Alfa Romeo, and come up with the glorious looking Gloria concept, a fabulously low-slung four-door coupe.
Whether this previews Alfa's new Giulia family saloon, or simply represents some fantasy thinking about a new high-end range topper - it's designed to accept a V6 twin-turbo or Maserati's V8 - we'll just have to wait and see.
Another Italian design house that usually makes a splash at Geneva is ItalDesign-Giugiaro. Part of the VW Group since 2010, there's been no news about anything planned for 2013 thus far - but expect at least some kind of concept.
Jaguar is keeping the focus firmly on the new F-Type at this year's Geneva Motor Show, so we're not anticipating any surprises.
In fact, there's not even any news on the fixed-roof coupé model yet; perhaps the firm is still digesting the slightly negative reaction to the F-Type roadster's proposed pricing...
Jeep is showing the 2014 Grand Cherokee in Europe for the first time at Geneva 2013. With revised looks, extra technology and improved quality it's aiming to trouble Land Rover in the premium SUV stakes more seriously this time round.
Elsewhere on the stand there will be a special 10th Anniversary Edition of the Wrangler Rubicon, complete with unnecessarily red interior upholstery. Plus yet another revision to the Compass, focussed on bolstering its safety credentials.
British styling house Kahn will be showing an RS250 Range Rover Evoque in Fuji White at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the Kahn concept 17 Land Rover Defender and Kahn Porsche Cayenne.
Geneva 2013 is the starting point for a new kind of Kia offensive in Europe, focusing on performance: the 204hp 1.6-litre turbo Cee'd and Pro_cee'd GT models represent the Korean brand's premier efforts at delivering a hot hatch.
Details are scarce, but elsewhere on the stand we're anticipating the appearance of a new compact crossover concept, as Kia looks to take on the Nissan Juke and the provo supermini concept.
The Geneva Motor Show is the most glamorous on the international calendar, so traditionally all the top hypercar makers come out in force in the Swiss tax haven.
2013 is no different and Koenigsegg is back with the Hundra – based on the firm’s Agera S, the supercar celebrates Koenigsegg’s 100th production vehicle.
KTM is rumoured to be unveiling a new development of its X-Bow track car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Dubbed the X-Bow GT, suggestions are that it will be outfitted with a windscreen and doors to make it a slightly more user-friendly affair. It might just be getting the five-cylinder turbo engine from the TT RS and a new carbonfibre chassis, too.
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Maintaining its reputation for being the most outrageous supercar maker on the planet wasn’t going to be easy for Lamborghini at 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With Ferrari and McLaren both launching a new class of 900hp+ hybrid hypercar, it was always going to need something extreme…
But we don’t think anyone could have quite predicted this. Unveiled at the traditional Volkswagen Group pre-show bash, it’s called the Veneno, based on the Aventador, and already completely sold out despite an asking price of €3 million. Plus tax. That’s about £2,595,000 at current exchange rates. Wow.
Lancias are sold as Chryslers in the UK, so whether we'll get the new Ypsilon and Delta Momodesign special editions remains to be seen. Same goes with the Ypsilon Elefantino. There appears to be no genuinely new product for Geneva 2013.
The big news at Geneva 2013 on the Land Rover stand is a new nine-spped automatic transmission for the Evoque - which we'll be trying out on the road just ahead of the show.
Just to be clear, that's three more ratios than the Evoque is currently offered with. CO2 and emissions improvements are set to be significant. We're also promised a selection of heritage models to ogle over.
Plenty of people will simply be happy to see the new Range Rover, we're sure - but where's the new Range Rover Sport, for crying out loud?
Lexus' chief Geneva offering for 2013 is the new IS saloon - in particular the new IS300h hybrid.
Combined with the new F Sport package this means sporty, aggressive looks, but a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor hybrid combination that'll deliver CO2 emissions of under 100g/km.
We've been waiting so long for Maserati's Kubang SUV to break cover in production form that we've pretty much given up hope of it ever happening. Still, the Italian firm might surprise us in 2013 at Geneva...
If it doesn't, we'll be happy hiding from the bustle of the show in the back of its new Quattroporte saloon for five minutes or so.
Famed for doing questionable things to anything expensive, German tuner Mansory is renowned for ludicrous paintwork, debateable styling alterations and rather full-on interior re-trims - and that's not to mention what it can do with carbonfibre...
If you want to see quite what is possible with a pot of paint, some leather and a sewing machine, head on over to the Mansory stand.
The Japanese firm is building some great cars as part of its Skyactiv efficiency-led philosophy. The Mazda 3 is next up for revision, and following the firm's work with the new CX-5 crossover and all-new 6 saloon and estate, it should be good.
Mazda has not outlined if the 3 will debut at Geneva 2013, but if it does, expect a new 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine alongside the existing 2.2 units.
The McLaren P1 will arguably be the star of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The 916hp hybrid hypercar is confirmed to be there in production-ready form - if Ferrari does in fact show its Enzo successor, it's the only vehicle that could trump it.
It will still have to go some, as the P1 completes the 0-62mph sprint in under three seconds, 0-124mph in less than seven and 0-186mph in no more than 17 - that's five full seconds fast than the legendary McLaren F1.
Mercedes-Benz is the master of the niche market. It'll show its CLA compact saloon at Geneva 2013, based on the A-Class hatchback.
With more models planned off that platform don't rule out the appearance of a compact crossover to rival the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 either.
Other than that, there'll be newly refreshed E-Class saloon and estate variants, as well as the updated C-Class.
- Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG at Geneva 2013
- Mercedes-Benz CLA at Geneva 2013
- Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 at Geneva 2013
MINI has been suspiciously quiet on the run up to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
We know a new MINI Hatchback is due soon, and with no prototype previewed ahead of the show, it wouldn't surprise us to see a mk3 MINI concept unveiled in Geneva, perhaps ahead of a production-ready reveal at Frankfurt in September.
If not, there's always the MINI Clubman Bond Street special edition to feast your eyes on...
Mitsubishi is going all-out with the electric concepts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, showcasing its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle as well as two new concepts.
The first - the Concept GR-HEV - is a hybrid pick-up truck, and the second - the CA-MiEV - a "suburban electric vehicle" with a 186-mile range.
Then there's the new Mirage supermini. Which Mitsubishi hopes will put it firmly back on the map.
- Mitsubishi CA-MiEV at Geneva 2013
- Mitsubishi GR-HEV at Geneva 2013
- Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle at Geneva 2013
Morgan brings a touch of quintessential British charm to the Geneva Palexpo.
While Ferrari and McLaren might be doing battle with their respective hybrid hypercars, the firm from the Malvern hills will be showing handcrafted cars that sometimes only get three wheels.
Don't dismiss them at face value though. BMW V8 power in many models means they're seriously quick.
If you like your European hatchbacks with massively contrasting coloured accents to the bodywork colour - picture a white SEAT Leon with bright blue or red wheels, wing mirrors and graphics - then give MS Design a call.
It's presenting the modified Ford Focus ST 'Competition' at Geneva 2013, as well as two as yet undisclosed BMW-based vehicles.
Famed for dropping two engines into an Audi TT, the German tuner hasn't lost any of its ambition. It's showing an 802hp Audi R8 V10 GT, powered by the twin-turbo 5.0-litre engine from the previous generation RS6.
Even more outrageous is MTM's 310hp version of VW's T5 van - because everyone needs one of those... Thankfully, it is four-wheel drive.
Another year, another international motor show, another Nissan GT-R. This time the Japanese brand has announced a Nismo version of the supercar slayer expected to have even more performance than standard. Don't hold your breath to see it at Geneva though.
More important will be the debut of the new Nissan Note - the second generation car has morphed from a mini-MPV into a supermini and is aiming to topple the Ford Fiesta.
Nissan is also unveiling an updated version of the Leaf all-electric car, with an extended range and increased practicality. Lovely red colour, too.
There's likely to be nothing new under the skin of the Noble M600 at Geneva 2013 - the 650hp minimum output from the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 ensures it'll still be bonkers quick.
But the skin itself will be different. First shown at the Autosport International show in January, the M600 will be sporting a carbonfibre body at the Swiss auto expo.
No matter how many times we see it (and it's quite a few now, if you're counting) there's always another new highlight we spot on the Pagani Huayra at a motor show.
It'll be at Geneva 2013 and we hope our eyes find another delectable little detail to drool over. And if we're really lucky, maybe - just maybe - a new roadster version.
The Peugeot stand will be packed. The French firm is showing new compressed air hybrid technology applied to its 2008 crossover, while the more conventionally powered production version of the 2008 will also be shown for the first time.
Then there's the 208 GTi - a lot to live up to next to the iconic 205 GTi - as well as XY and Hybrid FE variants of Peugeot's supermini.
Celebrating the life of its founder, car designer Sergio Pininfarina, the automotive styling house will be at Geneva in 2013 with a concept car tribute to the great Italian pen smith, who passed away in July 2012.
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Porsche has made one of the most significant reveals at Geneva 2013 - well, as significant as it can be alongside two hybrid hypercars.
The new 911 GT3 is pride of place on Porsche's stand, sporting a 3.8-litre flat-six engine revving to 9,000rpm and producing around 470hp. A dual-clutch PDK-only transmission might upset the purists, though.
Qoros is a new Chinese carmaker, looking to take on the likes of BMW, and will be showing a trio of new cars at Geneva 2013.
The Qoros 3 is a new cut-price Chinese rival to the BMW 3 Series, while the Cross Hybrid concept - sporting a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine - and the Estate will preview what the future Qoros range could look like.
The Renaultsport Clio debuted at Paris 2012, and here in Geneva this year the car's contentious 1.6 turbo engine and dual-clutch gearbox are sure to prompt comment again.
Alongside Renault's hot hatch will be a brace of crossovers - the jacked-up Captur compact SUV based on the new Clio and the Scenic XMOD, a high-riding MPV that'll replace the Scenic.
As far as we know all Rinspeed seem to do is roll out wacky concepts cars. This year at the Geneva Motor Show it's no different. It's showing a new microMAX bus prototype, which forces passengers to stand up, meaning more can cram in.
Roding is a small German carmaker of limited consequence, but it's worth noting because at Geneva 2012 it turned up with a rather neatly done Roding Roadster complete with 300hp engine and carbonfibre chassis. No news yet on 2013.
Geneva 2013 will mark the debut of one of the most exciting Rollers in history: the Wraith. A two-door luxury fastback GT coupe based on its Ghost saloon, Rolls-Royce has the Bentley Continental GT squarely in its headlights.
Expect a 600hp 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12, and superb luxury.
Ruf is in rude health. The German Porsche tuner has just sold a stake to Genii capital - owners of the Lotus F1 team. While it might only be showing modified 911s packing outrageous power outputs and its own 'CTR' family of creations, expect big things from them in the next few years.
Swiss sports car company Sbarro originally built replicas of classic race cars like the Lola T70 and Ford GT40. Founder Franco Sbarro is obviously a talented bloke though and soon branched out into concept vehicles.
The firm showed its Intencity electric tandem city car prototype at Geneva last year, so for 2013 we expect to see an update and possibly something a little nuttier to compliment the 134hp urban two-seater.
SEAT will show the new three-door Leon SC at Geneva 2013 - complimenting the five-door version that's just been introduced in the UK.
No surprise that it's based on the VW Group's MQB platform, just like the VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia. Sharp looks should help the SEAT stand out from this crowd.
Skoda is apparently concentrating on the bread-and-butter stuff at Geneva 2013. The already announced Octavia Estate won't stop the show, but will offer plenty of practicality.
However, it's not impossible that the Octavia vRS might make an appearance. Given the firm accidentally leaked it on its own website earlier in the year, we certainly wouldn't be surprised to see the performance model.
We're due a new Smart Fortwo city car any time soon - well, in 2014 actually. But that means another concept should be popping its cute head above the parapet imminently.
As a result, don't rule out a surprise appearance at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the Forstars concept.
Italian coachwork company Soleil is set to show its Anadi sports car at Geneva 2013. If it looks somewhat familiar in stance, that's because it's a rebodied version of the C6 Corvette - which has just been superseded by the C7 Stingray.
It's a nice looking piece of work, and with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 producing 651hp, Soleil says it will go 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds. Shame it costs around £200,000.
Spania GTA will be pulling the covers off an updated version of its Spano supercar.
Powered by an 8.4-litre V10 engine from the SRT Viper, the new version goes from 820hp to a nice round 900hp. That means 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217mph. So it's not kidding around.
It's been through some financial dark patches in its relationship with General Motors and the now defunct Saab brand, but Spyker is back at Geneva 2013.
Or we hope it is. The Dutch firm is showing a new concept of some kind labelled the B6. We're hoping for more delectable detailing along the lines of its C8 and C8 Aileron models, but perhaps at a more compact Porsche 911-rivalling size.
SsangYong has long been derided for making ugly cars. The SIV-1 concept it's showing at Geneva 2013 should banish that thought from your mind.
It's a compact crossover that's as wide as a Land Rover Freelander but a touch taller than the Evoque - and with chunky, premium styling a production version of the SIV-1 could change European perceptions of the brand.
Subaru is in a curious position - it's axed its rally-bred Impreza WRX STi in the UK to concentrate on its 4x4 models.
Following up on this promise the Japanese firm is showcasing the Viziv concept at Geneva 2013 - previewing what Subaru 4x4s of the future might look like - while the new Forester will compliment the line-up.
Suzuki will unveil a new mid-size 4x4 crossover rival that's aiming to scupper the good ship Nissan Qashqai at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
We still don't know what it'll be called - and probably won't until the covers come off on the day - but we are told it will be spacious and efficient.
Jaguar Land Rover's parent company Tata will be among the manufacturers vying for the limelight in Geneva next week, but don't expect much of it to fall here.
With no products on offer in the UK and no competitive vehicles in the pipeline, the major one to watch will be the Indica Vista EV.
Along with Ruf, Techart is another company that does mad things to already rather powerful Porsches.
Take its offerings at the Geneva Motor Show this year. There'll be a 382hp diesel Cayenne SUV riding on massive 23-inch wheels, plus a lairy, bewinged interpretation of the latest 911 Carrera 4S.
American luxury electric car manufacturer Tesla is set to show it's now familiar Model S saloon at Geneva 2013, alongside the bonkers Model X gullwing-doored SUV.
Touring showed the stunning Disco Volante concept at Geneva 2012 to celebrate the original Alfa Romeo C52 Disco Volante's 50th anniversary.
It's back at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a production version of said vehicle, based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione super car. Lovely.
Toyota regained its crown as the world's biggest car manufacturer last year, and it's got a full-on product offensive set for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
That means debuts for the i-Road electric commuter concept, an estate version of its mid-size Auris model - and possibly an Auris hot hatch concept, too. Not to mention the FT86 Open concept, a convertible version of its GT86 sports car.
Oh, and the RAV4 compact SUV gets its first European outing.
- Toyota FT86 Open concept at Geneva 2013
- Toyota RAV4 at Geneva 2013
- Toyota Auris Touring Sport at Geneva 2013
- Preview: Toyota i-ROAD car-bike at Geneva Motor Show 2013
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There'll be four new rounds of Golf from VW at Geneva 2013, with the GTI, GTD, Bluemotion and Estate variants all confirmed to make their debuts.
The production-ready XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle - 313mpg and 21g/km CO2 - will also be on the German firm's traditionally humungous stand, while the VW Cross Up off-road city car will no doubt be scaling the architecture somehow.
As an outside bet we wouldn't be surprised to see VW show another microbus concept, along the lines of the Bulli concept from Geneva 2011...
- Volkswagen Golf GTI at Geneva 2013
- Volkswagen Golf Estate at Geneva 2013
- Volkswagen XL1 at Geneva 2013
- Volkswagen e-Co-Motion at Geneva 2013
Where do we start with Volvo's offering at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show? The Swedish firm is revising its entire range of cars bar the V40 and XC90.
That means the the S60, V60, V60 Plug-in Hybrid and XC60 have all been revised, while the V70, XC70 and S80 models are updated, too.
- Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva 2013
- Volvo S80 at Geneva 2013
- Volvo XC60 at Geneva 2013
- Volvo XC70 at Geneva 2013
- Preview: Volvo major range renewal in pictures
Doing wonderful things with BMW technology, we know that Wiesmann will be unveiling its GT MF4-CS 'Club Sport' vehicle at Geneva 2013.
That means an "uncompromising approach to weight reduction and pure performance-orientated racing elements."
What we don't know is if the BMW M3-derived 414hp 4.0-litre V8 will produce any more power, dropping the 0-62mph time below the standard car's 4.4-second offering.
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