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Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

By Christian Wardlaw, March 07, 2018

Europe’s annual gathering of automakers in Geneva, Switzerland, showed a clear focus on performance, exclusivity, and electric drivetrains. Naturally, a handful of production vehicles you might actually buy were tossed into this Swiss salad of seduction, but for the most part the 2018 Geneva Auto Show was about fantasy…and the future. Following are the highlights of the show’s debuts.

Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept
While the Aston Martin Lagonda name may be old, it heralds the inception of a new brand-within-a-brand. It seeks to be “the world’s first zero-emission luxury brand,” and to whet appetites, it introduced the Vision Concept, an electric vehicle (EV) with a range of 400 miles. Gorgeously rendered inside and out, this 4-passenger sedan has tons of unique new features that we may or may not see in the future.

BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe
The new BMW 8 Series has yet to hit showroom floors, but that did not stop BMW from introducing a heightened performance version of the planned 4-door coupe. Together with a coupe and convertible, the 8 Series range debuts later this year, taking the flagship BMW helm from the 7 Series.

Bugatti Chiron Sport
Just in case the Bugatti Chiron isn’t exclusive or athletic enough, Bugatti has introduced the Chiron Sport, which gives you a tauter suspension, torque-vectoring steering, and 40 fewer lbs. to haul around, thanks to more extensive use of carbon fiber. Sure, it costs an extra $400,000, but when you’re already paying $3,000,000 for a car, why quibble over chump change?

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
When you’re achieving 6:52 lap times at Germany’s demanding Nurburgring racing course, you’re probably not thinking about opening up the windows. But Lamborghini thinks that you might want some wind in your hair to go along with the grin on your face, so it introduced the 640-horsepower Huracan Performante Spyder in Geneva.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
You’ll need $295,000 and be one of the 999 names on the exclusive list in order to buy the limited-production 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe. With a supercharged V-8 engine, bespoke 2-door aluminum body, and seating for 4 people, this vehicle exists because it can.

2019 Lexus UX
Meet the newest, and likely the most affordable, Lexus in the lineup – the 2019 UX. This crossover SUV comes in standard and hybrid format and slots in as the entry-level SUV in the company’s lineup. It arrives in the United States in December 2018.

McLaren Senna GTR Concept
Weighing little more than a Mazda MX-5 Miata, equipped with a turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine making more than 800 horsepower, and built without regard for official roadworthiness requirements, the insane McLaren Senna GTR Concept is designed for maximum velocity on tracks. But it is based on an equally insane production vehicle, of which 75 units will be built.

2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan
Serving as a performance upgrade from the standard C300 sedan, the AMG C43 gets a power bump, styling update, and new technology for the new model year. Highlights include 385 horsepower from the twin-turbo V-6 engine, optional digital instrumentation, and improved comfort from the standard sport seats.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
It sure looks like the AMG GT coupe and convertible, but the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door is actually based on the latest E-Class platform. Of course, it delivers more style and performance than any current variant of the E-Class (or the CLS-Class), and for that Mercedes will charge a hefty premium.

Nissan IMx Kuro Concept
The latest iteration of Nissan’s IMx Concept debuted in Geneva. Dubbed Kuro, which is Japanese for “black,” it’s got subtle styling changes, new paint job, and the equivalent of a Midnight Edition treatment thanks to gloss black wheels and trim.

Polestar 1 Plug-in Hybrid
Volvo is transforming its Polestar performance brand into a purveyor of electrified, high-end vehicles, and the Polestar 1 coupe will be the first one to arrive. A plug-in hybrid, the Polestar 1 pairs Volvo’s most powerful Drive-E gasoline engine with electric propulsion capability.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept
Porsche calls the Mission E Cross Turismo an electric sports car for people with active lifestyles. So then, this concept is like a Panamera Sport Turismo but with an electric drivetrain and a Subaru Outback costume. Output measures 600 horsepower, this crossover EV rushes to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and Porsche claims 300 miles of driving range.

Smart EQ Fortwo
The car formerly known as the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive gets a new name to signal its status as the most affordable member of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQ line of electric vehicles. As an aside, moving forward Smart will only sell electric versions of the Fortwo in the U.S. market.

Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept
What you see here is a conceptualized look at the next Subaru WRX. When the automaker last redesigned the Impreza, the WRX models were left out of the loop, instead continuing with the previous-generation vehicle platform and architecture. That won’t be for long, though, as signaled by the Viziv Tourer Concept.

Toyota Auris Hybrid
In the U.S. market, the Toyota Auris is known as the Corolla iM. The company debuted a new Auris in Geneva, and since the current Corolla lineup is nearing its expiration date, this European-spec hatchback might provide some clues as to what is in store for the next-generation version of the car.

Toyota GR Supra Race Car Concept
That’s right, sports car fans. A new Toyota Supra is on the horizon, co-developed with BMW no less. And in Geneva, the car was revealed as a racing concept. Look past the aerodynamic bits and the decals and you can see what will be rolling into Toyota showrooms by the end of the year.

Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept
Volkswagen is preparing a range of new electric vehicles, and the I.D. Vizzion Concept gives consumers an idea of what might be in store as far as a sedan is concerned, while also serving as a platform to showcase the automaker’s thinking around autonomous driving and artificial intelligence technologies.

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