The march of EVs and hybrids continues, with most OEMs showing new mobility vehicles at Geneva but quite a few big names will be absent as they say their launch cycles no longer coincide with the show.
Audi: a new A6 is promised, to replace the aged model still on sale. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have long since refreshed their 5 Series and E Class, leaving Audi some way behind.
Audi E-tron – vying with Jaguar to get their all-electric SUVs into the showrooms first. Tesla’s Model X has paved the way for EV SUVs.
Bentley Bentayga V8 and plug-in hybrid: the V8 has been shown elsewhere; the super-luxury brand’s first electrified model will debut at Geneva. It uses the same 3.0-litre V-6 petrol hybrid powertrain as the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid.
BMW: X4 facelift will accompany a refresh of the much older X3.
Cadillac: not attending.
Chevrolet: not attending.
DS: will not have a display.
Ford Edge diesel facelift: first European showing of ready-for-sale SUV follows the debut of the petrol-engined variants at the Detroit show but Europe will get only diesel engines.
Ford Ka+ faceklift and Ka+ Active: mid-life mild restyle and updated 1.2-litre petrol engine plus a diesel option for the first time in the Ka model.
Hyundai Kona EV: crossover with a range mooted to be around 240 miles.
Hyundai Santa Fe: new SUV uses the UM platform that was introduced by the Kia Sedona/Carnival in 2014. A long wheelbase derivative will have seating capacity for eight, to compete with the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot in North America, with a new model name. Loaded with features including emergency braking tech for reversing.
Infiniti: not attending
Jaguar I-PACE: Magna Steyr began production on 29 January, the new SUV EV will be revealed just before the show, presumably to try and steal a march on Audi’s E-tron.
Kia Ceed: BD series model will be all-new Focus rival; five-door hatchback and estate forms at Geneva, with shooting brake and SUV variants due to arrive later.
Kia Optima Sportswagon facelift: updated sedan, first seen at South Korea show in January.
Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupé: bespoke three-door version of the Range Rover, which Land Rover says will be “the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé”, harking back to the Stormer concept of 2004.
Lexus UX: B-segment SUV to rival the Jaguar E-Pace and Audi Q2; architecture should be Toyota’s GA-C; apparently will be marketed as UX 200, UX 250 and UX 250h (hybrid).
McLaren Senna: formerly the P15 project, 800PS and 800Nm from a 4.0-litre turbo V8, DSG, RWD, claimed dry weight of 1,198kg, uses super-hard ‘Gorilla’ glass in door windows.
Mazda6 Tourer facelift: second update for this model follows the debut of the facelifted sedan at the 2017 LA auto show.
Mercedes-Benz: AMG GT saloon (four doors), the OEM’s Panamera/Rapide competitor is expected to have a 604bhp V-8 with an 805bhp petrol-electric hybrid powertrain to come later.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class: This third generation model will be built at Uusikaupunki (by Valmet) and Rastatt, it will use an updated architecture to be known as MFA2.
Opel: not attending – no new models to show.
Polestar: The new brand will show its Polestar one coupe, as part of a global marketing campaign.
Rolls-Royce: The British OEM may show the new Cullinan SUV but is likely to save it for Paris in the autumn.
SEAT: the Spanish OEM is using world premiere of some new vehicles to try and establish Cupra as a sub-brand, in the style of DS.
Škoda Fabia facelift: first update since production started in August 2014.
Škoda Vision X concept: SUV with a hybrid powertrain, a preview of an additional model.
SsangYong Musso: a different name for South Korea’s Rexton Sports which was revealed there in January, old-shape Musso/Actyon Sports continues in production.
Toyota Supra racing car concept: Toyota has shown a teaser image, the new Supra ‘Gazoo’ was developed alongside the new BMW Z4 and could be the brand’s main mid-size (and flagship) sports coupe/convertible.
Volkswagen large EV concept: likely to show a preview of a successor for the Phaeton which is due to be built in Dresden from late 2018.
Volvo: V60 estate. The new wagon will be the first of the Swedish carmaker’s 60 series cars.