2016 Geneva Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 01:00

The 2016 Geneva Auto Show will start with two press days occurring March 1st and 2nd, followed by a public show that runs through March 13th of 2016.

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Below is our coverage of the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.

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The Salon International de l'Auto (International Geneva Motor Show) is an annual show held every March at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. The Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles coordinates this important international event. See more details at the Geneva Auto Show website.

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Acting as a quick overview of what is being released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is a list that will be updated live as we capture and then integrate our images, OEM press kit images, and OEM press releases from the show into our Vehicle Information Center.

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Vehicle Name Level of Change Image Status Press Release Status Comment
Alfa Romeo Giulia 17 Sedan Europe Debut Integrated Integrated For 2017 Alfa Romeo has unveiled the Giulia sports sedan, a competitor to the Audi A4/S4 and BMW 3-Series/M3 models.
Alfa Romeo Mito 17 3-Door Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated Alfa's subcompact 3-Door hatchback model has been refreshed for 2017.
Audi Q2 17 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Audi Q2 is a subcompact crossover model based on the MQB platform (shared with A3, Golf).
BMW i8 16 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Trim Integrated Integrated For 2016 BMW is offering an exclusive edition of the i8 in a new Protonic Red color. This edition also gains new interior trim.
Chevrolet Corvette 17 Coupe Europe Trim Integrated Integrated Chevrolet used the Geneva Auto Show to unveil Grand Sport versions of the latest Corvette. The Grand Sport versions use the Z06 chassis tweaks, upgraded cooling system, and exterior enhancements, but keep the 460hp LT1 V-8 engine rather than the Z06's uprated 7.0L V-8.
Citroen e-Mehari Courreges Concept Concept Integrated Integrated The Citroen E-Mehari is an electric convertible crossover inspired by the 1960's Mehari beach buggy, and the Courreges Concept refinishes this in a predominantly white color scheme. The rear roll hoop has also been repalced with straps intended to carry cargo. To break up the white paintjob, splashes of bright orange bring contrast to the wheels, tires, and single-spoke steering wheel.
Citroen SpaceTourer Hyphen Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Alongside their new SpaceTourer midsize commercial van, Citroen has also designed a Hyphen Concept with help from the French band Hyphen. The concept gets bolder colors and more rugged styling than the production version.
DS 3 17 3-Door Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated The DS3 has been redesigned to match the brand's new styling, gets upgraded engine choices, and new technology options.
DS E-Tense Concept Concept Integrated Integrated DS brought its E-Tense Concept to Geneva, an all-electric sports coupe that DS says won't make it to production. Two electric motors produce a total of 402 horsepower and 381 lb-ft of torque. Technology featured on the E-Tense includes "digital rear vision" that replaces a rearview mirror and LED headlights that swivel up to 180 degrees and can reshape their beams in inclement weather.
Fiat 124 17 Convertible Europe Trim Integrated Integrated For 2017 Fiat is introducing an Abarth version of the 124 Spider. The Abarth is a performance-tuned version of new 124 Spider with a slight power increase over the standard version, stiffer suspension, better brakes, and a louder exhaust note.
Fiat Tipo 17 4-Door Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Tipo sedan was launched in 2015 across several markets including the Middle East (the Tipo is built in Turkey), Europe, and Africa. It is intended to compete with the Ford Focus as well as Volkswagen Golf models - the 2016 model year is seeing the introduction of 5-Door and Estate (wagon) models.
Fiat Tipo 17 5-Door Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Tipo sedan was launched in 2015 across several markets including the Middle East (the Tipo is built in Turkey), Europe, and Africa. It is intended to compete with the Ford Focus as well as Volkswagen Golf models - the 2016 model year is seeing the introduction of 5-Door and Estate (wagon) models.
Fiat Tipo 17 Wagon Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Tipo sedan was launched in 2015 across several markets including the Middle East (the Tipo is built in Turkey), Europe, and Africa. It is intended to compete with the Ford Focus as well as Volkswagen Golf models - the 2016 model year is seeing the introduction of 5-Door and Estate (wagon) models.
Ford Fiesta 17 3-Door Europe Trim Integrated Integrated The Fiesta adds a new ST200 variant with additional hp over the normal ST.
Ford Kuga Vignale Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Ford showed off a concept version of the recently refreshed Kuga model that brings it's top level Vignale enhancements to this compact crossover. Vignale editions use unique interior materials, stitching, and seating patterns on top of fully equipped Titanium models.
Ford S-MAX 17 Europe Trim Integrated Integrated Ford unveiled new Vignale trims for the S-Max at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.
Honda Civic Hatchback Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Honda used Geneva to showcase a Civic hatchback prototype - a model that will be coming to the US in the future.
Hyundai Ioniq 17 Electric Europe Debut Integrated Integrated Hyundai's new Ioniq hatchback models were engineered on a platform exclusively for alternative energy variants - this is shared with the new Kia Niro compact hybrid crossover. The Ioniq Electric will offer a 155 mile range, 118 hp, 218 lb ft of torque, and a 103 mph top speed. These numbers place the all electric Ioniq ahead of competitors like the Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf.
Hyundai Ioniq 17 Hybrid Europe Debut Integrated Integrated Hyundai's new Ioniq hatchback models were engineered on a platform exclusively for alternative energy variants - this is shared with the new Kia Niro compact hybrid crossover. The Ioniq Hybrid will offer 139 hp and up to 195 lb ft of torque. The Ioniq Hybrid was designed to best the highway fuel economy of the Toyota Prius - it's main competitor - by using a one-motor one-clutch system.
Hyundai Ioniq 17 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Debut Integrated Integrated Hyundai's new Ioniq hatchback models were engineered on a platform exclusively for alternative energy variants - this is shared with the new Kia Niro compact hybrid crossover. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid uses the same 1.6L I-4 as the Hybrid model, but adds a larger battery pack and an electric motor with an additional 17 hp. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will also provide up to 31 miles of all-electric range.
Jaguar F-Type 17 Coupe Europe Minor Integrated Integrated A new F-Type trim, the SVR, is being introduced in Geneva. The F-Type SVR is a range-topping performance trim with 567 horsepower, 516 lb ft of torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive.
Kia Optima 17 Wagon Europe Bodystyle Integrated Integrated Kia redesigned the Optima for 2015, then released the Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrids for 2016. Now, for 2017, the European market is getting a wagon bodystyle to round out the lineup. The Sportswagon was initially previewed by the Sportspace Concept in 2015.
Lexus LC 18 Hybrid Europe Alt Energy Integrated Integrated After using the 2016 NAIAS to showcase a production LC Coupe based on the LF-LC Concept, Lexus is debuting a Hybrid version of the LC. This Hybrid LC model introduces a unique dual transmission setup to offer improved fuel economy and sports car performance.
Maserati Levante 17 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Levante is Maserati's first crossover model, based on components from the Ghibli sedan.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 17 Convertible Europe Redesign Integrated Integrated Mercedes-Benz is debuting a convertible C-Class for 2017. The C-Class has been sold as a coupe, wagon, and sedan, and the lineup is finally adding a droptop model.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 17 Coupe Europe Minor Integrated Integrated The Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds a Mercedes-AMG C43 trim for 2017.
Mitsubishi ASX GEOSEEK Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mitsubishi brought two Geoseek Concepts to Geneva, the ASX and the L200, which Mitsubishi says have been "accessorized to reflect outdoor adventure." Both Geoseek Concepts have minor exterior updates including heavy-duty roof racks, mesh grilles, a new underbody skid plate, and a grey paint job with orange accents. The ASX also gets LED fog lights.
Mitsubishi L200 GEOSEEK Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mitsubishi brought two Geoseek Concepts to Geneva, the ASX and the L200, which Mitsubishi says have been "accessorized to reflect outdoor adventure." Both Geoseek Concepts have minor exterior updates including heavy-duty roof racks, mesh grilles, a new underbody skid plate, and a grey paint job with orange accents. The L200 also gets integrated lights and handles on its new roof rack.
Nissan Qashqai Premium Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Nissan has built customized versions of their highly successful Qashqai and X-Trail crossovers. The Qashqai and X-Trail get a matte black or white exterior finish respectively, with golden copper accents. Both models receive carbon fiber details and customized 20-inch wheels The Qashqai features soft white quilted Nappa leather upholstery and copper gold weave throughout the interior.
Nissan X-Trail Premium Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Nissan has built customized versions of their highly successful Qashqai and X-Trail crossovers. The Qashqai and X-Trail get a matte black or white exterior finish respectively, with golden copper accents. Both models receive carbon fiber details and customized 20-inch wheels The X-Trail features tan and black leather and suede upholstery and black carbon fiber trim on the interior.
Opel GT Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Opel debuts their small sports coupe GT Concept at the Geneva Auto Show.
Opel Mokka 17 Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated Opel refreshed the Mokka X, a subcompact crossover closely related to the recently refreshed Chevrolet Trax. Many of these changes are likely to come to the Buick Encore, another platform-mate.
Peugeot 2008 17 Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated The 2008, a compact crossover model from Peugeot, has been refreshed to bring the latest familial styling cues. The new look gives a more offroad vibe than before.
Porsche 718 Boxster 17 Convertible Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated The new Porsche Boxster gets the 718 nameplate and smaller, more powerful engines.
Porsche 911 17 Coupe Europe Minor Integrated Integrated Porsche debuited a pared down 911 R trim level aimed at enthusiasts.
Renault Megane 17 Wagon Europe Bodystyle Integrated Integrated Renault debuts the new Megane Sport Tourer wagon, which comes in regular and GT versions.  The Megane wagon gets a 3.3 ft long loading bed and a cargo capacity 20.5 cubic feet.
Rinspeed Etos Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Rinspeed brought its hybrid autonomous Etos Concept (built on the BMW i8 platform) which was originally shown at CES 2016.
Seat Ateca 17 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Ateca is Seat's first SUV model, and like the Volkswagen Golf it is built on the MQB architecture. The Ateca is comparable to the Audi Q3 in it's size and powertrain options.
Skoda Octavia 16 Combi Europe No Change Integrated Integrated Octavia powertrain shots for makeups.
Skoda VisionS Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Skoda's VisionS Concept is a plug-in hybrid compact crossover offering three rows of seating. The VisionS has similar proportions to the Mitsubishi Outlander: 15.4 ft long and 6.26 ft wide The VisionS gets a 1.4L turbo engine 154 hp paired with a 54-hp electric motor.
SsangYong SIV-2 Hybrid Concept Concept Integrated Integrated SsangYong debuted a hybrid midsize SUV concept in Geneva.
Subaru Crosstrek Concept Concept Integrated Integrated The new Subaru XV Concept previews the next generation Crosstrek, showing off the brand's new design language "Dynamic X Solid" as seen on the new Impreza Concept.
Tesla Model X 16 Electric Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Model X, Tesla's first crossover, made it's way to Europe for the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. The Model X is an all-electric, all-wheel-drive, seven passenger luxury CUV.
Toyota C-HR 17 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated Toyota initially showed the C-HR concept, and then re-badged it as a Scion concept before the decision to shutter that brand. Now nearing production, the C-HR will launch as a Toyota model - a new subcompact crossover.
Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Volkswagen used the Geneva Auto Show to preview an upcoming production crossover that will slot between the Tiguan and Touareg in their lineup. The T-Cross Breeze Concept should preview much of the styling elements for this new model, though the convertible roof will not be making it to production.
Volvo V40 17 Wagon Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated Volvo facelifted the V40 wagon to bring it in line with it's most recent designs.
Volvo V90 17 Wagon Europe Bodystyle Integrated Integrated The V90 is a wagon bodystyle of the S90 sedan (the S80's replacement). These are both built on Volvo's SPA underpinnings, and offer the same Drive-E powerplants as the XC90.
Volvo XC90 16 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Trim Integrated Integrated The Geneva Auto show saw Volvo introduce a new Excellence trim level on the XC90 crossover. The Excellence models are fully equipped and lose the third row seats in order to center the vehicle around the rear-passengers. Rear passengers can expect ample legroom, a glass divider between them and the cargo area for improved insulation from sound, and fully adjustable seats with retractable legrests.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 17 5-Door Europe Refresh Captured Integrated Alfa's compact hatchback model has been refreshed - the US has used a widened version of this platform under the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart.
Audi A4 17 Wagon Europe Trim Captured Integrated Audi is adding an S4 trim to the A4 lineup.
Audi Q3 17 Europe Trim Captured Integrated Audi is adding an RS Q3 performance version to the Q3 lineup.
BMW 7-Series 17 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Alt Energy Captured Integrated BMW debuted a new Plug-In Hybrid powertrain on the 7-Series in Geneva. The 7-Series is the first to get BMW's new "iPerformance" label, which will be given to all the manufacturer's plug-in hybrids this year. Three trim variants will be offered: the base 740e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and 740Le xDrive iPerformance
BMW i3 16 Electric Europe Trim Captured Integrated For 2016 BMW is offering an exclusive edition of the i3 called the M.R. Porter. This edition is painted Tuxedo blue, and offers white accents, white stitching, and brown piping on the interior. The interior has also been trimmed with dark oak wood.
Citroen e-Mehari 17 Europe Debut Captured Integrated The Citroen E-Mehari is an electric convertible crossover inspired by the 1960's Mehari beach buggy.
Citroen SpaceTourer 17 Europe Debut Captured Integrated The all-new Spacetourer van was revealed in Geneva alongside its siblings, the Peugeot Traveller and Toyota Proace, which share powertrains, technical features, and equipment. Available in business and family versions with four trim levels.
DS 3 17 Convertible Europe Refresh Captured Integrated The DS3 has been redesigned to match the brand's new styling, gets upgraded engine choices, and new technology options.
Fiat Fullback 17 Crew Cab Europe Debut Captured Integrated Fiat showed the show car version of the Fullback truck originally debuted at the 2015 Dubai Auto Show.
Ford Edge 17 Europe Trim Captured Integrated Ford unveiled the new Ford Edge Vignale at the Geneva Auto Show, the company's first entry into the European luxury SUV segment.
Ford Kuga 17 Europe Refresh Captured Integrated Ford unveiled new Vignale trims for the Kuga at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.
Infiniti Q60 17 Coupe Europe Redesign Captured Integrated Infiniti debuts the Red Sport performance trim on the Q60 coupe - the trim is already offered on the Q50. The Q60 gets a powerful all-new lightweight 3.0L twin turbo V-6 that makes 400hp. The performance trim also adds an upgraded Dynamic Digital Suspension, steering, and brakes.
Kia Niro 17 Hybrid Europe Debut Captured Integrated The Niro hybrid compact crossover makes its European debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. The Niro is built on a platform intended solely for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles and will share parts with the new Ioniq. 1.6L I-4 engine, 1.56 kWh battery pack, and a 6-Spd DCT will offer an overall fuel economy rating around 50 mpg. 3D map software will pre-charge the battery for upcoming hills.
Kia Optima 17 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Alt Energy Captured Integrated European debut of the Optima Plug-In Hybrid.
Nissan Qashqai 16 Europe Refresh Captured Integrated For 2016 the Qashqai, Nissan's popular compact crossover, gets changes to its trim lineup and features. The refreshed Qashqai will also be Nissan's first European vehicle to feature autonomous drive technology
Opel Zafira Tourer 16 Europe Refresh Captured Integrated The Zarifa Tourer gets a facelift to bring it in line with the Opel brand's new styling, borrowing it's new styling from the latest Astra.
Peugeot Traveller 17 Europe Debut Captured Integrated The all-new Traveller was revealed in Geneva alongside its siblings, the Citroen Spacetourer and Toyota Proace, which share powertrains, technical features, and equipment. The Traveller is a luxury passenger vehicle seating 5-9 passengers, and comes in both private and professional ranges. A new, lighter platform allows the Traveller to make record fuel consumption levels, with its most efficient configuration getting 46 mpg
Renault Scenic 17 Europe Redesign Captured Integrated The new-generation Scenic, which was previewed by the R-Space Concept in 2011, will feature an updated exterior design, with similar headlights and grille mirroring the front fascia of the rest models in Renault's line up like the Megane and the Talisman.
SsangYong XLV 17 Europe Debut Captured Integrated The XLV is an elongated version of SsangYong's popular Tivoli. The XLV shares its platform with the smaller Tivoli, but is 9.25 inches longer for a total of 25 cubic feet in cargo capacity. Interior styling, features, and powertrain options are the same as Tivoli's.
Tata Hexa Tuff Concept Debut Captured Integrated Tata showed their Hexa Tuff concept, a midsize crossover similar in size to the Toyota Highlander.
Tata Tiago 17 5-Door Europe Debut Captured Integrated Tata debuts the renamed Tiago subcompact hatchback (formerly the Zica), currently only offered in India.
Toyota Aygo 17 5-Door Europe Trim Captured Integrated Toyota added a special i-Activ trim to the Aygo lineup.
Toyota Proace Verso 17 Europe Refresh Captured Integrated The all-new Proace Verso passenger van replaces Toyota's original Proace, and shares powertrains, technical features, and equipment with the new Peugeot Traveller and Citroen Spacetourer.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Sapphire Concept Concept Captured Integrated Toyota's RAV4 Hybrid Sapphire Concept previews some features that will be offered on the next generation RAV4. The concept receives a unique blue finish with body-colored bumpers and side sills, chrome on the grille and roof rails, and unique 20-inch wheels. Inside there will be leather upholstery with blue stitching and blue accents throughout the cabin.
Volkswagen Up 16 3-Door Europe Refresh Captured Integrated The Volkswagen Up! received a new 1.0L turbo I-3 with 88 hp and 118 lb ft of torque for the new model year, and there are new colors added. Also debuting is an Up! Beats by Dre edition with a 300 watt sound system and a cell phone mount built into the center IP.
Alpine Vision Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Renault is resurrecting the Alpine brand with a sports car intended for low volume production. More Alpine models could follow in the future if it does well.
Audi A3 17 Sedan Europe Trim Integrated Integrated Audi is adding an RS3 version to the A3 sedan lineup. It will be powered by a 2.5L turbocharged inline five cylinder engine connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and all four wheels through Audi's quattro system.
Borgward BX5 18 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated Borgward has announced their intended lineup - the first vehicle will be the BX7 shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, and the second will be the BX5 model debuting at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, while a third model should be added in the future.
DS 3 17 3-Door Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated The DS3 has been redesigned to match the brand's new styling, gets upgraded engine choices, and new technology options.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 17 Convertible Europe Redesign Integrated Integrated Mercedes-Benz is debuting a convertible C-Class for 2017. The C-Class has been sold as a coupe, wagon, and sedan, and the lineup is finally adding a droptop model.
Opel Ampera-e 18 Electric Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The Ampera-E, Opel's version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, is set for release in 2017. Official specifications have not yet been released, but the Ampera-E will likely share the Bolt's 200 hp electric motor and 60-kWh battery. The front end gets Opel branding and a unique grille treatment.
Peugeot 2008 17 Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated The 2008, a compact crossover model from Peugeot, has been refreshed to bring the latest familial styling cues. The new look gives a more offroad vibe than before.
Peugeot Traveller i-Lab Concept Concept Integrated Integrated The Peugeot Traveller i-Lab Concept is a luxury commercial vehicle concept built on the EMP2 platform. Four captain's passenger seats are arranged opposite one another around a 32" touch tablet. The i-Lab Concept features hands-free sliding doors, advanced safety technology, and an on-board WiFi hotspot.
Volvo S90 17 Sedan Europe Debut Integrated Integrated The European debut of the new S90, which replaces the S80 sedan in Volvo's lineup. S90 moves to the latest Volvo SPA architecture (which also underpins the new XC90) and grows in size - it is now similar to the long wheelbase S80L in length.

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