Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show

Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show

By Christian Wardlaw, March 08, 2017
  • 2017 Geneva International Motor Show floor photo

    Globalization, it seems, has taken deep root within the automotive industry. The annual Geneva Motor Show, normally an exposition carrying little impact for the U.S. market, was different this year. In addition to European-market metal and the low-volume, high-performance supercars that are the typical focus of the show, the 2017 Geneva Auto Show showcased several models that are important to U.S. buyers. On the pages that follow, listed in alphabetical order, we highlight those models, as well as a handful of the exotics on display in Switzerland.



  • 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe photo

    2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe

    Based on the redesigned Audi S5, the new RS 5 takes that model’s already impressive performance and kicks it up a notch with reworked hardware and a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine making about 450 horsepower. The result: Acceleration to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph, according to Audi.

  • Ferrari 812 Superfast photo

    Ferrari 812 Superfast

    An updated version of the F12 Berlinetta with a new name, the Ferrari 812 Superfast features massaged styling, subtle interior updates, electric steering, and a slightly larger and more powerful 6.5-liter V-12 engine making about 790 horsepower. In 2.9 seconds this car hits 60 mph, on the way to a top speed of 211 mph, Ferrari says.

  • 2018 Ford Fiesta ST photo

    2018 Ford Fiesta ST

    A sport-tuned ST variant returns to Ford’s redesigned 2018 Fiesta lineup, equipped with a turbocharged, 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine making about 180 horsepower. A 6-speed manual gearbox, upgraded brakes, and sport-tuned suspension, steering and exhaust systems are along for the ride. From Recaro sport seats, drivers choose between Normal, Sport, and Track driving modes.

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R photo

    2017 Honda Civic Type R

    Based on the 5-door Civic hatchback, the racy Type R is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox, helical limited-slip front differential, and massive brakes handle going and slowing, while a new front suspension, adaptive dampers, and 20-in. wheels and tires ensure maximum handling. Other upgrades include adaptive steering, performance-bolstered seating, and driving modes called Comfort, Sport, and +R. Pricing is expected to be close to $35,000.

  • Lamborghini Huracan Performante photo

    Lamborghini Huracan Performante

    The new Huracan Performante has lapped the Nurburgring faster than any Lamborghini to come before it. It boasts a more powerful 640-hp V-10 engine, reduced weight, improved aerodynamics, and a reworked suspension. Acceleration to 60 mph takes just 2.9 seconds, and top speed is 202 mph, Lamborghini says.

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar photo

    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

    A midsize SUV based on the Jaguar F-Pace, the new Land Rover Range Rover Velar slots between the Evoque and Sport in the Range Rover model hierarchy. Priced from about $50,000, the Velar boasts genuine off-roading capability and is available with a choice between a turbocharged 4-cylinder, turbodiesel 4-cylinder, and a supercharged V-6 engine.

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500h photo

    2018 Lexus LS 500h

    This gas-electric version of Lexus’s new LS flagship sedan is a rolling showcase for the company’s new Multi Stage Hybrid System. Making a combined 354 horsepower, the system uses a non-traditional continuously variable transmission that works like a responsive 10-speed automatic, improving driving dynamics and performance, according to Lexus. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the LS 500h accelerates to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the automaker says.

  • McLaren 720S photo

    McLaren 720S

    Replacing the 650S in McLaren’s lineup, the new 720S is equipped with a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine making 710 horsepower, which gets the car to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds on the way to a top speed of 212 mph, according to the manufacturer. Lighter thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum, the 720S features a reworked suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, and 19-in. staggered-width wheels that are super wide in back.

  • Mercedes-AMG GT Concept photo

    Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

    Called a concept but looking almost production-ready, the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept translates the current AMG GT’s design ethos to a 4-door, fastback body style complete with a rear hatch. A hybrid powertrain makes more than 800 horsepower, and this all-wheel-drive concept is claimed to accelerate to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. This could be an answer to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, no?

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet photo

    2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

    Based on the redesigned E-Class Coupe, the new E-Class Cabriolet supplies seating for 4 people beneath a fabric convertible top that comes in black, red, dark blue, or brown. It drops in 20 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, and the E-Class Cabriolet includes a turbulence-reducing AirCap system as well as front AirScarf neck warmers. A twin-turbocharged V-6 engine powers the rear wheels, unless all-wheel drive is specified.

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross photo

    2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    Mitsubishi revealed its long-anticipated Eclipse Cross compact crossover SUV in Geneva, but provides few details about the little bugger. It has a turbocharged, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, continuously variable transmission (CVT), and standard Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive. Plus, the Eclipse Cross debuts new infotainment, driver-assistance, and safety technologies.

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo photo

    2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

    Apparently, Sport Turismo is German for station wagon. This version of the Panamera features a 4+1 seating arrangement and more cargo space, though the additional room is barely perceptible. Just 0.7 cu. ft. of extra space is available behind the rear seats, while maximum volume rises just 1.8 cu. ft. to a total of 49 cu. ft. Prices will start at less than $100,000 when it goes on sale in the United States.

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid photo

    2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    This is the Panamera lineup’s new flagship model. It’s got a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine, an 8-speed transmission, all-wheel drive, an electric motor, and a 14.1-kWh Lithium-ion battery. Total output measures 680 horsepower and 686 lb.-ft. of torque, getting this plug-in hybrid to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and to a top speed of 192 mph, according to Porsche. Plus, it supplies 31 miles of electric driving range. Recharging takes less than 3 hours using the optional 7.2-kW on-board charger and a 240-volt home charging station, Porsche says.

  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek photo

    2018 Subaru Crosstrek

    Based on the redesigned 2017 Impreza 5-door hatchback, the 2018 Crosstrek is equipped with SUV styling details, raised suspension, and an X-Mode traction and hill-descent control system to improve off-roading capability. Under the hood, the Crosstrek uses the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, paired with a CVT with 7 programmed ratios and paddle shifters. Cargo space measures up to 55.3 cu. ft.

  • 2018 Volkswsagen Arteon photo

    2018 Volkswagen Arteon

    Replacing the aged CC in Volkswagen’s lineup, the Arteon is the company’s new flagship model. Its rakish, fastback styling masks a 5-passenger midsize car with a handy rear hatch and up to 55 cu. ft. of cargo space. The Arteon also reflects a new design direction for VW, though many themes are reminiscent of Audi, inside and out. Power is sourced from turbocharged 4-cylinder engines in two states of tune, and all-wheel drive is available.

  • 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 R-Design photo

    2018 Volvo XC60

    This photo does not depict the Volvo XC90. Rather, this is the redesigned XC60, which uses the same scalable vehicle architecture, Drive-E engines, design ethos, and materials as its larger sibling, but in a smaller 5-passenger package. Volvo also says the new XC60 is one of the safest vehicles it has ever built, and it introduces new Steer Assist technology.


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