Highlights from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

March 2, 2016

2017 Aston Martin DB11

At long last, Aston Martin's kicked off what it calls its "Second Century" product plan with the ravishing DB11. The new four-seat grand tourer replaces the DB9, and rides on a new version of the company's aluminum architecture. Power comes from a 5.2-liter, twin-turbo V-12 with 600 hp. An eight-speed automatic delivers that thrust to the rear wheels. Aston promises a 0-60 mph time of under 4.0 seconds, and a top speed of more than 200 mph. Future versions of the DB11 will get a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG. Aston plans for seven new vehicles over the next five years, including new versions of the Vantage and Vanquish sports cars, as well as its first crossover SUV.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

2017 Bentley Mulsanne

2017 Bentley Mulsanne

2017 Bentley Mulsanne

2017 Bentley Mulsanne

2017 Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley calls the Mulsanne its pinnacle car, and with rivals like the Maybach and Rolls Ghost, it can hardly stop climbing. This year, the Mulsanne carries over its powertrains, but adds new body styles. There's an Extended Wheelbase car with 9.84 inches added at the rear doors for executive-class rear-seat accommodations. If that's not big enough, Bentley will commission a six-passenger Mulsanne Grand Limousine to order. The longest-wheelbase Mulsanne sports an extra 39.4 inches of body, four rear seats that face each other, and a staggering array of fit and finish choices, all for an undisclosed price.

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron

2017 Bugatti Chiron

When Bugatti delivered the Veyron, its quad-turbocharged W-16 engine and 2.5-seconds 0-60 mph times were the stuff of legend. More than a decade later, the Chiron aims to rewrite that legend with more of everything. Output is up to 1,480 hp, and Bugatti claims a 0-60 mph time of under 2.5 seconds. Top speed is said to be governed to 261 mph on public roads, but it's said the Chiron can reach 288 mph under very controlled circumstances. Only 500 copies will be built, and each will cost north of $2.6 million.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

The Toyota Prius has another hybrid-hatchback rival in the offing. The new Hyundai Ioniq is a trio of compacts built to challenge the Prius on its turf, and more. Hyundai plans three versions of the Ioniq: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a battery-electric car. While the world had its first look at the greenest Hyundai in Geneva, more technical details are on hold until the car makes its U.S. debut later this month at the New York auto show.

 

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

 

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Honda promised us a third model in the new Civic lineup, after delivering the four-door sedan and two-door coupe. Here's number three: the Civic hatchback, which arrives in showrooms next year via the U.K., where it'll be built. The five-door will have powertrains that mirror those on the sedan, so expect a base four-cylinder and an uprated and turbocharged four-cylinder, both with manual or automatic transmissions. Still to come are Civic Si and Type-R models, which could be based on the coupe and hatchback models.

 

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar keeps putting more power to the ground in its F-Type, the sports car that replaced the beloved XK grand tourer. In the F-Type SVR, Jaguar's supercharged V-8 hits new heights, with total output set at 575 hp. With all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic, the F-Type SVR can vault to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and reach 200 mph (or 195 mph in convertible form). That makes it Jaguar's second-fastest car ever, just behind the XJ220 supercar. Ready for the 2017 model year, the SVR goes on sale this summer. The coupe is priced from $126,945, the convertible from $129,795.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

The newest convertible Mercedes joins the C-Class lineup for the 2017 model year. In the U.S. versions will include the C300 Cabriolet, with a 241-hp turbo four-cylinder and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. The AMG C43 Cabriolet gets all-wheel drive, a 362-hp twin-turbo V-6, and 0-60 mph times of about 4.7 seconds. Both come with a 9-speed automatic and a lined cloth roof that can be opened or closed in under 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked

Toyota C-HR

With the death of the Scion brand, Toyota will absorb the small crossover SUV it's had under development. The C-HR arrives late this year as a rival for the Nissan Juke and Chevy Trax. Details are few, but the C-HR is built on the same architecture as the 2016 Prius hybrid. Toyota is expected to offer both gas and gas-electric hybrid powertrains in the small utility vehicle. Specifications and pricing should be announced soon.

2017 Volvo V90

2017 Volvo V90

2017 Volvo V90

2017 Volvo V90

2017 Volvo V90

2017 Volvo V90

Volvo V90

Volvo's won armfuls of awards for its XC90 crossover SUV already. The utility vehicle will spawn a sedan later this year, the S90. For 2017, the family rounds out with this V90 wagon, which replaces the outgoing XC70 in the Swedish automaker's U.S. lineup. Essentially the wagon version of the S90, the V90 will sport powertrains including a turbo four, a turbocharged and supercharged four, and a plug-in hybrid. There's no pricing information, as the wagon won't go on sale in the States until late in 2017.

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