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Gallery: Final and lasting impressions from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Gallery: Final and lasting imp...
One more look at Geneva 2018
One more look at Geneva 2018
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The ultra-shiny 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept from Bertone was one of the immediate highlights of Geneva 2018
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The ultra-shiny 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept from Bertone was one of the immediate highlights of Geneva 2018
Two cars over from the Marzal, the 2005 Pininfarina Maserati Birdcage was another retro highlight
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Two cars over from the Marzal, the 2005 Pininfarina Maserati Birdcage was another retro highlight
Classic Geneva Motor Show concept debuts from the past
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Classic Geneva Motor Show concept debuts from the past
Shortly after we arrived, we found Aston Martin's surprise Lagonda Vision Concept debut
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Shortly after we arrived, we found Aston Martin's surprise Lagonda Vision Concept debut
Aston Martin will explore the all-electric, autonomous future with its Lagonda sub-brand
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Aston Martin will explore the all-electric, autonomous future with its Lagonda sub-brand
A strange follow-up to hypercars like the Lykan Supersport and Fenyr Hypersport, W Motors' sister brand Iconiq has developed the sharp-looking all-electric Seven luxury van
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A strange follow-up to hypercars like the Lykan Supersport and Fenyr Hypersport, W Motors' sister brand Iconiq has developed the sharp-looking all-electric Seven luxury van
The Iconiq Seven has a unique look for a van, complete with coach doors
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The Iconiq Seven has a unique look for a van, complete with coach doors
Seat spins off its Cupra performance brand and shows the new 296-hp Ateca SUV
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Seat spins off its Cupra performance brand and shows the new 296-hp Ateca SUV
The Ateca will be the first market launch for the standalone Cupra brand
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The Ateca will be the first market launch for the standalone Cupra brand
Zenvo race car at Geneva 2018
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Zenvo race car at Geneva 2018
Among the first five or so vehicles we spotted, the PAL-V Liberty flying car made a big impression
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Among the first five or so vehicles we spotted, the PAL-V Liberty flying car made a big impression
A definitive mix of car and plane interiors inside the PAL-V Liberty
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A definitive mix of car and plane interiors inside the PAL-V Liberty
The Geneva Motor Show is always good for forward-looking vehicles, and this year's show looks forward to when cars will fly the skies as well as drive the ground
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The Geneva Motor Show is always good for forward-looking vehicles, and this year's show looks forward to when cars will fly the skies as well as drive the ground
A few companies have been moving closer and closer to the flying car we've all been waiting for, and PAL-V calls the Liberty the very first production-ready model
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A few companies have been moving closer and closer to the flying car we've all been waiting for, and PAL-V calls the Liberty the very first production-ready model
PAL-V will go through the last step of certification and before beginning deliveries in 2019
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PAL-V will go through the last step of certification and before beginning deliveries in 2019
Retro-futuristic concept cars at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Retro-futuristic concept cars at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Swiss company Quadro Vehicles reveals its Qooder, a four-wheel scooter with hydraulic tilting and a 33-hp 400 cc engine
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Swiss company Quadro Vehicles reveals its Qooder, a four-wheel scooter with hydraulic tilting and a 33-hp 400 cc engine
Stripped down Qooder four-wheeler
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Stripped down Qooder four-wheeler
The Qooder will be available in electric variety (that's the E-Qooder, of course) in 2019. The prototype here has 46 hp of peak power and a range between 81 and 161 miles (130 and 260 km)
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The Qooder will be available in electric variety (that's the E-Qooder, of course) in 2019. The prototype here has 46 hp of peak power and a range between 81 and 161 miles (130 and 260 km)
What looks like a very basic electric micocar is in fact a floating car built to weather floods. The FOMM 1.0 moves forward from the 2014 Concept One
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What looks like a very basic electric micocar is in fact a floating car built to weather floods. The FOMM 1.0 moves forward from the 2014 Concept One
Believe it or not, the FOMM 1.0 is a four-seater. It features a 13.4-hp electric powertrain with swappable batteries
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Believe it or not, the FOMM 1.0 is a four-seater. It features a 13.4-hp electric powertrain with swappable batteries
Less than a year after its world debut, the Kona crossover goes fully electric
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Less than a year after its world debut, the Kona crossover goes fully electric
World premiere of the Hyundai Kona Electric 
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World premiere of the Hyundai Kona Electric 
Electric vehicle technology takes a big step with the Kona Electric, riding inside a versatile small SUV and offering up to 292 miles (470 km) per charge
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Electric vehicle technology takes a big step with the Kona Electric, riding inside a versatile small SUV and offering up to 292 miles (470 km) per charge
Hyundai will offer two all-electric powertrain options: the 292-mile-range long-range model with 201-hp and a 64-kWh battery and the 133-hp/39.2-kWh base model with up to 186 miles (300 km) of range
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Hyundai will offer two all-electric powertrain options: the 292-mile-range long-range model with 201-hp and a 64-kWh battery and the 133-hp/39.2-kWh base model with up to 186 miles (300 km) of range
Audi E-Tron FE04 race car
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Audi E-Tron FE04 race car
Audi R8 V10 RWS
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Audi R8 V10 RWS
The latest F1 race car design with its protective "halo" over top the cockpit
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The latest F1 race car design with its protective "halo" over top the cockpit
Bernie Ecclestone stops by to talk Formula 1 (we assume, we couldn't quite hear what was being discussed)
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Bernie Ecclestone stops by to talk Formula 1 (we assume, we couldn't quite hear what was being discussed)
Dizayn VIP shows some decked out luxury van conversions 
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Dizayn VIP shows some decked out luxury van conversions 
Dizayn VIP at Geneva 2018
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Dizayn VIP at Geneva 2018
We liked the electric-blue van, but the Alcantara or whatever covers the lower half of this Dizayn VIP creation is pretty hideous. Keep it in the cabin.
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We liked the electric-blue van, but the Alcantara or whatever covers the lower half of this Dizayn VIP creation is pretty hideous. Keep it in the cabin.
Inside, Dizayn VIP cradles van passengers in the utmost of chauffeur-driven comfort
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Inside, Dizayn VIP cradles van passengers in the utmost of chauffeur-driven comfort
Inside the Dizayn VIP lap of luxury
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Inside the Dizayn VIP lap of luxury
Inside the Dizayn VIP lap of luxury
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Inside the Dizayn VIP lap of luxury
Inside the Dizayn VIP lap of luxury
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Inside the Dizayn VIP lap of luxury
Don't let that rain soak you through; Dizayn VIP reminds you to grab your umbrella
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Don't let that rain soak you through; Dizayn VIP reminds you to grab your umbrella
A closer look at Dizayn VIP's odd exterior design treatment. Just no.
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A closer look at Dizayn VIP's odd exterior design treatment. Just no.
A van that needs no aftermarket upgrading, the Iconiq Seven is comparable in comfort and luxury to tuner business vans 
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A van that needs no aftermarket upgrading, the Iconiq Seven is comparable in comfort and luxury to tuner business vans 
Iconiq doesn't completely separate rear passengers from the driver, but it still squeezes in plenty of TV
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Iconiq doesn't completely separate rear passengers from the driver, but it still squeezes in plenty of TV
A look at the ceiling through the Iconiq Seven van's transparent roof
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A look at the ceiling through the Iconiq Seven van's transparent roof
As it did last year with the Black Cuillin, Eadon Green adds some serious purple to Geneva 2018 with the new Zeclat
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As it did last year with the Black Cuillin, Eadon Green adds some serious purple to Geneva 2018 with the new Zeclat
The all-retro Zeclat is a more performance oriented coupe from Eadon Green
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The all-retro Zeclat is a more performance oriented coupe from Eadon Green
The Eadon Green Zeclat comes powered by a 460-hp 6.2-liter GM LT1 V8 that can push all that purple bodywork to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds
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The Eadon Green Zeclat comes powered by a 460-hp 6.2-liter GM LT1 V8 that can push all that purple bodywork to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds
Eadon Green has definitely managed to design a couple of the most striking cars of Geneva 2017 and '18
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Eadon Green has definitely managed to design a couple of the most striking cars of Geneva 2017 and '18
David Brown Automotive Speedback GT
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David Brown Automotive Speedback GT
David Brown Automotive reveals the new Silverstone Edition of its Speedback GT
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David Brown Automotive reveals the new Silverstone Edition of its Speedback GT
A camera case on the tailgate of the David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition
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A camera case on the tailgate of the David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition
The limited-edition Speedback Silverstone has over 600 hp and wears aeronautical and motorsport-inspired design cues
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The limited-edition Speedback Silverstone has over 600 hp and wears aeronautical and motorsport-inspired design cues
David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition
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David Brown Speedback Silverstone Edition
A concours-grade classic on show
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A concours-grade classic on show
Now that's a hood ornament
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Now that's a hood ornament
Perhaps the most important track car debut of the show, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept previews the much-awaited return of the Supra sports car
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Perhaps the most important track car debut of the show, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept previews the much-awaited return of the Supra sports car
Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept debut
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Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept debut
Toyota shows its Hilux Dakar truck
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Toyota shows its Hilux Dakar truck
Toyota Gazoo Racing took home the second and third spots in Dakar 2018 – with three-time winner Peugeot set to retire, perhaps it'll get the top spot next year
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Toyota Gazoo Racing took home the second and third spots in Dakar 2018 – with three-time winner Peugeot set to retire, perhaps it'll get the top spot next year
Nissan e-NV200 van with intelligent mobility
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Nissan e-NV200 van with intelligent mobility
The Lexus UX compact crossover makes its world debut 
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The Lexus UX compact crossover makes its world debut 
Like all Lexuses of late, the UX has a whole lot of spindle grille
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Like all Lexuses of late, the UX has a whole lot of spindle grille
Lexus' first compact luxury crossover, the UX is available with a 168-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a hybrid
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Lexus' first compact luxury crossover, the UX is available with a 168-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a hybrid
World premiere of the third-generation Toyota Auris
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World premiere of the third-generation Toyota Auris
Toyota Auris Hybrid
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Toyota Auris Hybrid
Toyota will offer the Auris with a 1.2-liter turbo engine, as well as 1.8- and 2.0-liter hybrid options
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Toyota will offer the Auris with a 1.2-liter turbo engine, as well as 1.8- and 2.0-liter hybrid options
Rolls Royce at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Rolls Royce at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Rolls Royce at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Rolls Royce at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Geneva may be a motor show, but there were also a few compelling human-powered vehicles on display
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Geneva may be a motor show, but there were also a few compelling human-powered vehicles on display
Bridgestone highlights its Air Free bike tire concept
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Bridgestone highlights its Air Free bike tire concept
Hyundai had a busy show. Here it premieres the new Santa Fe
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Hyundai had a busy show. Here it premieres the new Santa Fe
Hyundai commits to a cleaner future, with a world debut of the Kona Electric and a showing of the hydrogen fuel cell Nexo
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Hyundai commits to a cleaner future, with a world debut of the Kona Electric and a showing of the hydrogen fuel cell Nexo
Hyundai Nexo at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Hyundai Nexo at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
A look at the Hyundai Nexo's hydrogen fuel cell-electric underpinnings
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A look at the Hyundai Nexo's hydrogen fuel cell-electric underpinnings
A look at the Hyundai Nexo's hydrogen fuel cell-electric underpinnings
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A look at the Hyundai Nexo's hydrogen fuel cell-electric underpinnings
The US$39,000 PG Bugatti bike looks to have a traditional diamond frame upon at first glance, but a closer analysis reveals a lighter rear triangle design
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The US$39,000 PG Bugatti bike looks to have a traditional diamond frame upon at first glance, but a closer analysis reveals a lighter rear triangle design
It won't be as fast as a Chiron, but the 11-lb (5-kg) PG Bugatti bicycle is much, much lighter and nimbler thanks to its 95 percent carbon fiber construction
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It won't be as fast as a Chiron, but the 11-lb (5-kg) PG Bugatti bicycle is much, much lighter and nimbler thanks to its 95 percent carbon fiber construction
Audi introduces the new-generation A6 sedan in Geneva
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Audi introduces the new-generation A6 sedan in Geneva
The new A6 follows the new A8 and A7 Sportback models Audi introduced last year
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The new A6 follows the new A8 and A7 Sportback models Audi introduced last year
Audi A6 50 TDI quattro on show in Geneva
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Audi A6 50 TDI quattro on show in Geneva
A year before the e-bike world exploded with frame-integrated battery systems at Eurobike 2017, Pininfarina showed such a design in the Evoluzione with Brose mid-motor system
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A year before the e-bike world exploded with frame-integrated battery systems at Eurobike 2017, Pininfarina showed such a design in the Evoluzione with Brose mid-motor system
The updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
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The updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Volkswagen highlights urban transporters in Geneva
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Volkswagen highlights urban transporters in Geneva
Volkswagen highlights urban transporters in Geneva
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Volkswagen highlights urban transporters in Geneva
A look out over the Hall 4 floor
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A look out over the Hall 4 floor
Honda shows the Civic Type R Time Attack – it intends to enlist the help of pro drivers like Jenson Button in following up its Nurburgring record with lap benchmarks at other iconic European tracks
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Honda shows the Civic Type R Time Attack – it intends to enlist the help of pro drivers like Jenson Button in following up its Nurburgring record with lap benchmarks at other iconic European tracks
Navya shows its Autonom Cab
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Navya shows its Autonom Cab
The Navya Autonom Cab is designed for up to six passengers
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The Navya Autonom Cab is designed for up to six passengers
The Navya Autonom Cab is designed for up to six passengers
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The Navya Autonom Cab is designed for up to six passengers
The Autonom has an electric powertrain and an advanced sensor set with multiple Lidars, cameras and radars
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The Autonom has an electric powertrain and an advanced sensor set with multiple Lidars, cameras and radars
Morgan presents the all-new Aero GT
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Morgan presents the all-new Aero GT
The Aero GT celebrates the end of Aero 8 production as a race-inspired, "gloves off" special edition
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The Aero GT celebrates the end of Aero 8 production as a race-inspired, "gloves off" special edition
Morgan plans to build eight Aero GTs
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Morgan plans to build eight Aero GTs
Morgan EV3
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Morgan EV3
Morgan's Aero GT includes enhancements such as the fender-top louvres and rear diffuser
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Morgan's Aero GT includes enhancements such as the fender-top louvres and rear diffuser
Morgan debuts another special edition: the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
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Morgan debuts another special edition: the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
Morgan will build 50 Plus 8 50th Anniversary models
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Morgan will build 50 Plus 8 50th Anniversary models
Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
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Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
The new Peugeot 508 flashes its fangs
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The new Peugeot 508 flashes its fangs
Another Peugeot debut: a massive lion statue
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Another Peugeot debut: a massive lion statue
Peugeot gets fierce at Geneva 2018
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Peugeot gets fierce at Geneva 2018
Peugeot shows the new 508 in its various trims
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Peugeot shows the new 508 in its various trims
Peugeot shows the new 508 in its various trims
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Peugeot shows the new 508 in its various trims
Peugeot 508
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Peugeot 508
Jaguar XJR 575
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Jaguar XJR 575
Kia debuts the all-new Ceed Sportswagon
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Kia debuts the all-new Ceed Sportswagon
The Ceed Sportswagon comes with a variety of gas and diesel engine options
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The Ceed Sportswagon comes with a variety of gas and diesel engine options
The new Ceed hatchback also debuts in Geneva
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The new Ceed hatchback also debuts in Geneva
Ceed hatchback sales will begin in the second quarter, with wagon sales to follow by Q4
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Ceed hatchback sales will begin in the second quarter, with wagon sales to follow by Q4
The new Kia Ceed
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The new Kia Ceed
The new Kia Ceed
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The new Kia Ceed
The Optima sedan and Sportswagon receive updates, including new styling cues and new engine options
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The Optima sedan and Sportswagon receive updates, including new styling cues and new engine options
The Range Rover SV Coupé debuts in Geneva
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The Range Rover SV Coupé debuts in Geneva
Range Rover SV Coupé
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Range Rover SV Coupé
The 13.5-kWh lithium-ion battery in Mercedes' new diesel plug-ins can charge in about 2 hours from a wall box
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The 13.5-kWh lithium-ion battery in Mercedes' new diesel plug-ins can charge in about 2 hours from a wall box
Mercedes debuts pre-production C- and E-Class plug-in diesel hybrids
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Mercedes debuts pre-production C- and E-Class plug-in diesel hybrids
Mercedes C- and E-Class diesel hybrids combine a four-cylinder diesel engine and 9-speed hybrid transmission, offering up to 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric driving
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Mercedes C- and E-Class diesel hybrids combine a four-cylinder diesel engine and 9-speed hybrid transmission, offering up to 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric driving
Mercedes S-Class Hybrid
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Mercedes S-Class Hybrid
Mercedes will deliver the first C- and E-Class plug-in diesel hybrids in late summer (Northern Hemisphere)
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Mercedes will deliver the first C- and E-Class plug-in diesel hybrids in late summer (Northern Hemisphere)
Mercedes-Benz A 180 d
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Mercedes-Benz A 180 d
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class premieres the latest digital lighting technology
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The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class premieres the latest digital lighting technology
The refreshed Mercedes-Maybach S-Class gets new optional two-tone paint, new interior options and a new radiator grille design
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The refreshed Mercedes-Maybach S-Class gets new optional two-tone paint, new interior options and a new radiator grille design
The top Mercedes still offers the utmost in interior luxury
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The top Mercedes still offers the utmost in interior luxury
Inside the Mercedes-Maybach S 650
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Inside the Mercedes-Maybach S 650
The Lamborghini Marzal catches our eye once again
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The Lamborghini Marzal catches our eye once again
One more look at the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
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One more look at the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
The other flying car of the show, the Airbus/Audi/Italdesign Pop.Up Next
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The other flying car of the show, the Airbus/Audi/Italdesign Pop.Up Next
The Pop.Up Next is part autonomous car, part drone
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The Pop.Up Next is part autonomous car, part drone
The new Venom F5 is one of several Geneva cars with a shot at the world production speed record
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The new Venom F5 is one of several Geneva cars with a shot at the world production speed record
One more look at Geneva 2018
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One more look at Geneva 2018
Hennessey Venom F5
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Hennessey Venom F5

The Geneva Motor Show officially wrapped up on Sunday. This annual show might just be the only place on Earth at which you'll see one of the world's fastest hypercars, a 1960s concept car you saw one time years ago in an exotic car book, and a real, actual flying car ... all within the first 45 seconds of walking through the doors. That's exactly how our trip to this year's Geneva show played out, and the rest of the two days that followed were filled with plenty of other highlights. We've detailed the concept cars, the supercars, and the adventure vehicles, and now that the show is officially over, we take one last look back.

Welcome to Geneva 2018

The first thing to draw our attention when we stepped off the escalator and into the show was the bright-yellow Hennessey Venom F5, the 1,600-hp hypercar that aims to be the very first to make it across the 300-mph (482-kmh) line. After Koenigsegg's record last year, the production car speed record competition feels like it's about to crank up to scorching.

The new Venom F5 is one of several Geneva cars with a shot at the world production speed record
The new Venom F5 is one of several Geneva cars with a shot at the world production speed record

After snapping some shots of the Venom F5, we turned and saw an incredible collection of concept cars from Geneva Motor Shows of years past. The one that really caught our eye was the 1967 Bertone Lamborghini Marzal. A sexy Italian beauty it is not, but we remember the Mylar blanket-look seats shining through the crystal-clear glass vividly from The Complete Book of Lamborghini we used to flip through furiously during childhood.

One more look at the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
One more look at the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept

Then, something red and oddly shaped caught the edge of our eye – an actual flying car! The PAL-V Liberty makes an appearance in production-ready form, and it isn't even the only flying car to grace the show (there was also the Pop.Up Next concept). The flying cars we all dreamed of as kids might finally be taking off.

PAL-V will go through the last step of certification and before beginning deliveries in 2019
PAL-V will go through the last step of certification and before beginning deliveries in 2019

The show goes on

We walked onward, to a big surprise from Aston Martin: the Valkyrie AMR Pro would have been a booth-anchoring debut by itself, but Aston also looks into the crystal ball with the Lagonda Vision Concept.

Shortly after we arrived, we found Aston Martin's surprise Lagonda Vision Concept debut
Shortly after we arrived, we found Aston Martin's surprise Lagonda Vision Concept debut

From there, the show floor opened its arms with wild and weird concept cars, insanely powerful hypercars and gorgeous sports cars, reinvented classics, production vehicle debuts, and a whole lot more. A few other highlights we haven't yet touched upon yet:

Morgan Aero GT

Morgan plans to build eight Aero GTs
Morgan plans to build eight Aero GTs

Morgan bids adieu to its Aero 8 with the special-edition Aero GT coupe, its most extreme road-going model to date. The classic lines and swoops of the Aero 8 get interrupted with modern upgrades such as a rear diffuser and fender vents. Only eight models of the 367-hp Aero GT will be offered, each costing £120,000 (about US$168,500).

Purple people mover

As it did last year with the Black Cuillin, Eadon Green adds some serious purple to Geneva 2018 with the new Zeclat
As it did last year with the Black Cuillin, Eadon Green adds some serious purple to Geneva 2018 with the new Zeclat

Morgan wasn't the only marque showing a dramatically fendered, modernly powered retro-coupe. After revealing its Black Cuillin at last year's show, Eadon Green was back with the more performance-focused but equally purple Zeclat. GM's LT1 engine is rumbling between those huge fenders, putting out 460 hp and inspiring a 3.6-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h).

The really green vehicles of the show

Geneva may be a motor show, but there were also a few compelling human-powered vehicles on display
Geneva may be a motor show, but there were also a few compelling human-powered vehicles on display

It may be the Geneva Motor Show, but there were a few vehicles that go without. The most striking bicycle we saw was probably the PG Bugatti, but then we remembered its $39,000 price tag ... crazy talk. So we instead turn our focus to Bridgestone's Air Free concept – leaving flat tires a mere memory has to actually be worth nearly $39,000 (but not quite).

We could yammer on and on, but you'll get a fuller, more concise story from the photo gallery.

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