Geneva motor show preview: A-Z of every new car

Published: 24 January 2020

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The Geneva motor show is traditionally our favourite car exhibition in the annual motoring calendar. The 2020 expo is preparing to open its doors in the first week of March and on this page we pull together all the main attractions in our handy Geneva auto show preview.

We'll be updating this page regularly in the build-up, so stay tuned for more car news, launch details and information about the highlights of the show. Read on for our full A-Z.

A-Z of all the new cars at the 2020 Geneva motor show

Geneva motor show preview: lots of surprises at the 2020 GIMS

A3 Sportback  World debut for the next A3, aka the new Golf in Ingolstadt drag 

Roma  First public debut for new GT sports car at Geneva after November unveiling 

500e  All-new, all-electric 500 city car bows in, bringing battery power to the masses 

Honda Civic Type R: newly scrubbed-up for 2020 Swiss car show

Civic facelift (above)  Mid-life refresh for Civic range, including a pep-up for red-hot Type R 

E-Class facelift  Mid-life updates for big-selling Merc saloon and estate duo
AMG GLA 45  Rampant turbocharged junior SUV is due on the Daimler stand
Vision AVTR  Seen at CES this year, it's the European debut for techfest concept 
AMG GLE 63 Coupe  Squashed GLE, muscled up with AMG firepower 

Porsche 718 Boxster GTS (and Cayman) are coming to Geneva 2020

718 Cayman and Boxster GTS (above)  
Praise be! Six-cylinder power back for popular GTS twins 
911 Turbo  We've already ridden in it, but now we'll see the full turbo Turbo 911 

Clio and Captur hybrids  A hybrid system with a difference arrives at Swiss show

Leon  An important launch for Volkswagen's Spanish outpost, as big-selling Leon is reborn 

Octavia vRS  Go-faster versions of new Skoda family car are due to bow in
New launch  As-yet-unspecified major world debut from the Czechs in Switzerland

Toyota GR Yaris: a little turbocharged, 4wd rally nutter!

Yaris GR (above)  See the new pocket rocket from Japan at the 2020 Geneva car show 

Fifth generation of the new Caddy van will be unveiled in Switzerland
Golf GTI and R  Hot hatches galore on the VW stand on brand's 70th anniversary in Geneva

Practical information about the Geneva motor show 2020

Officially called the Geneva International Motor Show (or GIMS, for short), the Swiss show is traditionally held on neutral ground at the Palexpo Arena next to Geneva airport. This makes it an ideal stop-off for petrolheads who may be decamping to the Alps for a spot of spring skiing or passing through Switzerland on business. It's also ideal for a day trip from the UK, with the show halls just 10 minutes from the airport arrivals hall - and it's small enough that you can see all the highlights in a day.

The Geneva auto show takes place from 5-15 March 2020, and here we list ticket prices, opening hours and other practical information in our handy guide below. CAR magazine will be reporting live from the international press days on 3 and 4 March, and you can keep up to speed with our full package of news, reviews, intel and videos live from the show floor in the links above.

Where is the Geneva motor show held?  Palexpo Arena, Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva motor show dates:  5-15 March 2020 (public days)
Opening times: 10.00am-8.00pm Monday-Friday, 9.00am-7.00pm Saturday-Sunday
How much are Geneva motor show tickets?  Adults CHF 16, children 6-16 and pensioners CHF 9, children under six free with adult
Discounts and deals: Arrive after 4pm to get half-price tickets, group tickets for 20+ visitors cost CHF 11 a head
Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) website:

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