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

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A-Z of all the new cars expected
► Preview of the key cars at GIMS 2020

The Geneva motor show is traditionally our favourite car exhibition in the annual motoring calendar. The 2020 expo is preparing to open its doors next week and this is our Geneva auto show preview, highlighting the key cars to look out for.

The coronoavirus outbreak has meant high-profile trade shows with their cosmopolitan audiences are being disrupted or even cancelled around the world: the MWC or Mobile World Congress tech show was recently axed owing to fears around the virus – and the Chinese Grand Prix is also under threat. A spokesperson for the 2020 show told The Guardian that 'so far it will be running as usual in 2020', and also stated that fewer than 1% of visitors were from outside Europe. 

Geneva motor show preview guide

On this page we pull together all the main attractions in our handy Geneva car 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 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS). Many manufacturers are skipping this year's show - Cadillac, Citroen, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Subaru, Tata and Volvo are all absent - and the threat of coronavirus looms large, but for now the show must go on. Read on for our full A-Z of what we expect at the Palexpo Arena when the doors open to the world's media on 3 March 2020.

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

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

ASTON MARTIN
Vantage Roadster  Chop-top open-air version of the Vantage V8 
V12 Speedster   
Low-volume two-seat alfresco sports car from Q branch

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

AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA
Battista Anniversario  90th birthday present special of the Battista due at Geneva auto show 

BAC
Mono  Second-generation of single-seater extreme sports car due at Geneva

BENTLEY
Mulliner Bacalar (below)  New production car from Crewe's Mulliner bespoke division 

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar teased ahead of 2020 Geneva motor show

BMW
Plug-in hybrids galore  Lots of PHEV activity on the BMW stand in Switzerland

CUPRA
Leon  Red-hot performance version of the new Seat Leon: expect 

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

FIAT
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

HONDA
Civic facelift (above)  Mid-life refresh for Civic range, including a pep-up for red-hot Type R 
Jazz  
European debut for new Jazz and its e-HEV hybrid technology
Jazz Crosstar  Inevitably, there's an Allroad-style, SUV-inspired version of the Jazz
E
 We've already driven it, but this is another chance to see Honda's first EV

HYUNDAI
i20  
New supermini due to be shown at the 2020 Geneva motor show
Prophecy concept  A wild new all-electric concept car from the Koreans

Kia Sorento: the new fourth-generation SUV lands at 2020 Geneva auto show

KIA
Sorento (above)  All-new fourth-generation family SUV bows in 

LEXUS
LF-30 Electrified  European debut for dramatic gullwing-doored Lexus 

MAZDA
MX-30  Electric SUV stars on Mazda stand as brand celebrates its centenary 

MERCEDES-BENZ
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 

MORGAN
Plus Four  New four-cylinder derivative of Morgan's latest aluminium chassis is due at GIMS 

POLESTAR
Precept  A new concept car points to the electric brand's future styling direction 

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

PORSCHE
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 

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

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

SKODA
Octavia vRS  Go-faster versions of new Skoda family car are due to bow in
Enyaq  Major world debut for all-electric SUV from the Czechs

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

TOYOTA
Yaris GR (above)  See the new pocket rocket from Japan at the 2020 Geneva car show 
Small SUV  
It's not yet revealed, but Toyota’s all-new B-segment SUV also arrives at GIMS

VOLKSWAGEN
Caddy  
Fifth generation of the new Caddy van will be unveiled in Switzerland
Golf GTI  Hot hatches galore on the VW stand on brand's 70th anniversary in Geneva
Golf GTD  First look at the diesel hot hatch too 


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: https://www.gims.swiss/en/

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