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In photos: 4x4s, camper vans and all-out adventure vehicles of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

The Jeep Wrangler looking particularly off-road-ready
The Jeep Wrangler looking particularly off-road-ready
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4x4s of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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4x4s of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Even a classic Porsche 911 gets a little adventurous, hauling some skis toward the Alps
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Even a classic Porsche 911 gets a little adventurous, hauling some skis toward the Alps
It's no Emory Porsche 356 AllRad, but this same-era 1965 911 is a very stylish way of escaping on a ski weekend
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It's no Emory Porsche 356 AllRad, but this same-era 1965 911 is a very stylish way of escaping on a ski weekend
Bentley declares the all-new Bentayga Speed "the world's fastest production SUV," top speed: 190 mph (306 km/h)
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Bentley declares the all-new Bentayga Speed "the world's fastest production SUV," top speed: 190 mph (306 km/h)
A peek inside the Bentley Bentayga Speed
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A peek inside the Bentley Bentayga Speed
Bentley holds the world premiere of the 626-hp Bentayga Speed
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Bentley holds the world premiere of the 626-hp Bentayga Speed
At the helm of the Bentley Bentayga Speed
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At the helm of the Bentley Bentayga Speed
With the Bentayga Speed's dual-faced infotainment screen/analog clock face, you can switch between modern (shown here) and traditional
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With the Bentayga Speed's dual-faced infotainment screen/analog clock face, you can switch between modern (shown here) and traditional
With the Bentayga Speed's dual-faced infotainment screen/analog clock face, you can switch between modern and traditional (shown here)
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With the Bentayga Speed's dual-faced infotainment screen/analog clock face, you can switch between modern and traditional (shown here)
A different kind of groundbreaking adventure, Pal-V debuts the Pioneer Liberty flying car
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A different kind of groundbreaking adventure, Pal-V debuts the Pioneer Liberty flying car
A more literal spin on "overlanding"
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A more literal spin on "overlanding"
Pal-V plans to build 90 examples of the Liberty Pioneer special edition, starting deliveries in 2020
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Pal-V plans to build 90 examples of the Liberty Pioneer special edition, starting deliveries in 2020
UK's Twisted Automotive shows one of its Land Rover Defenders amply prepared for postgame happy hours
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UK's Twisted Automotive shows one of its Land Rover Defenders amply prepared for postgame happy hours
Twisted's Defender is ready to have fun, day and night
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Twisted's Defender is ready to have fun, day and night
Twisted "remakes history" with its re-engineered Land Rover Defender series
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Twisted "remakes history" with its re-engineered Land Rover Defender series
Subaru gets a little more rugged and adventurous with its Viziv concept series
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Subaru gets a little more rugged and adventurous with its Viziv concept series
The Viziv Adrenaline definitely isn't the best-looking Viziv, but it is the one that's fully ready to play in dirt and rock
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The Viziv Adrenaline definitely isn't the best-looking Viziv, but it is the one that's fully ready to play in dirt and rock
World premiere of the Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept
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World premiere of the Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept
Subaru launched the Viziv Adrenaline as the first look at its new "Bolder" design philosophy
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Subaru launched the Viziv Adrenaline as the first look at its new "Bolder" design philosophy
ABT will build all-electric T6 models for Volkswagen, and we hope to see at least a few of those transformed into e-campervans
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ABT will build all-electric T6 models for Volkswagen, and we hope to see at least a few of those transformed into e-campervans
The rugged, little Kyburz eRod Offroad
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The rugged, little Kyburz eRod Offroad
VW Amarok Aventura
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VW Amarok Aventura
VW Amarok Aventura
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VW Amarok Aventura
Volkswagen shows the T6.1 Multivan, the newly updated Bulli with added driver-assistance content, digitized cockpit and electric powertrain option
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Volkswagen shows the T6.1 Multivan, the newly updated Bulli with added driver-assistance content, digitized cockpit and electric powertrain option
The floor rails make the VW Multivan a versatile work/play horse
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The floor rails make the VW Multivan a versatile work/play horse
Volkswagen was all about adventure and fun at this year's Geneva show, where it also debuted the all-electric ID Buggy
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Volkswagen was all about adventure and fun at this year's Geneva show, where it also debuted the all-electric ID Buggy
Volkswagen recreates the iconic Beetle dune buggy as a 21st century all-electric four-wheeler
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Volkswagen recreates the iconic Beetle dune buggy as a 21st century all-electric four-wheeler
It's not exactly a long-distance tourer, but the ID Buggy does offer a luggage deck with tie-down straps
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It's not exactly a long-distance tourer, but the ID Buggy does offer a luggage deck with tie-down straps
The ID Buggy concept is powered by a 201-hp rear motor, but the modular design makes it easy to add a front motor for all-wheel drive
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The ID Buggy concept is powered by a 201-hp rear motor, but the modular design makes it easy to add a front motor for all-wheel drive
VW Multivan 6.1
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VW Multivan 6.1
Mitsubishi puts together a colorful special edition pickup for the new L200's European premiere
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Mitsubishi puts together a colorful special edition pickup for the new L200's European premiere
Mitsubishi held the world premiere of the new Triton/L200 in Thailand last November and debuts it for Europe in Geneva
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Mitsubishi held the world premiere of the new Triton/L200 in Thailand last November and debuts it for Europe in Geneva
Mitsubishi L200 "Mountain Rescue"
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Mitsubishi L200 "Mountain Rescue"
Perhaps the most interesting adventure vehicle of the show, the GFG Kangaroo is an all-terrain supercar, or "hyper SUV"
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Perhaps the most interesting adventure vehicle of the show, the GFG Kangaroo is an all-terrain supercar, or "hyper SUV"
The GFG Style Kangaroo includes a very digitized cockpit
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The GFG Style Kangaroo includes a very digitized cockpit
Another show car carrying skis, the GFG Style Kangaroo
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Another show car carrying skis, the GFG Style Kangaroo
With help from Peugeot's retirement, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux took this year's Dakar Rally
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With help from Peugeot's retirement, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux took this year's Dakar Rally
It's not the average style of adventure vehicle, but it's hard to think of an 850-hp V10-powered "Superquad" without thinking of pure adrenaline-spiking thrills
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It's not the average style of adventure vehicle, but it's hard to think of an 850-hp V10-powered "Superquad" without thinking of pure adrenaline-spiking thrills
The truly unique, astounding and downright terrifying Engler FF Superquad
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The truly unique, astounding and downright terrifying Engler FF Superquad
Another all-electric camper van of the future? Mercedes debuts the Concept EQV electric van concept
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Another all-electric camper van of the future? Mercedes debuts the Concept EQV electric van concept
Based on the Metris/V-Class, the Concept EQV previews a 249-mile (400-km)-range all-electric mid-size van
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Based on the Metris/V-Class, the Concept EQV previews a 249-mile (400-km)-range all-electric mid-size van
Mercedes plans to bring a production EQV-based e-van to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year
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Mercedes plans to bring a production EQV-based e-van to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year
Introduced in 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class celebrates its 40th birthday this year
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Introduced in 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class celebrates its 40th birthday this year
Mercedes G 350 d
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Mercedes G 350 d
Mercedes G 350 d
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Mercedes G 350 d
The MAT New Stratos ready to rally
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The MAT New Stratos ready to rally
The New Stratos comes powered by a V8 engine
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The New Stratos comes powered by a V8 engine
MAT shows its New Stratos at Geneva 2019
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MAT shows its New Stratos at Geneva 2019
Geneva had plenty of vans that could be converted into campers, but the Citroënist Concept was the only full-blown camper van we spotted
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Geneva had plenty of vans that could be converted into campers, but the Citroënist Concept was the only full-blown camper van we spotted
The Citroënist concept camper van has a rather particular layout designed around a pair of digital nomads, combining a built-in entertainment work station, dual-bike carrier and pop-up roof bed
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The Citroënist concept camper van has a rather particular layout designed around a pair of digital nomads, combining a built-in entertainment work station, dual-bike carrier and pop-up roof bed
Instead of a kitchen, the Citroënist has a multimedia center with pop-up TV
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Instead of a kitchen, the Citroënist has a multimedia center with pop-up TV
Citroën reveals the Citroënist concept camper van
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Citroën reveals the Citroënist concept camper van
The Citroënist includes a matching Rider The Citroënist by Martone bicycle, providing a lighter form of urban transportation
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The Citroënist includes a matching Rider The Citroënist by Martone bicycle, providing a lighter form of urban transportation
Suzuki shows off the rugged little Jimny
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Suzuki shows off the rugged little Jimny
Suzuki Jimny on show at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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Suzuki Jimny on show at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Another adventurous concept vehicle, the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer was inspired by the Swiss ski town of the same name
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Another adventurous concept vehicle, the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer was inspired by the Swiss ski town of the same name
The Engleberg Tourer looks like a pop-top camping vehicle at first, but that roof actually houses a power-open gear box
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The Engleberg Tourer looks like a pop-top camping vehicle at first, but that roof actually houses a power-open gear box
Mitsubishi's Engelberg Tourer is a Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid concept SUV
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Mitsubishi's Engelberg Tourer is a Twin Motor 4WD plug-in hybrid concept SUV
Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer
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Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer
The Jeep Wrangler looking particularly off-road-ready
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The Jeep Wrangler looking particularly off-road-ready
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 1941 by Mopar previews a street-legal, all-out off-road spec for Europe, loaded with Jeep Performance Parts like the snorkel, rock rails and 2-in suspension lift
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The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 1941 by Mopar previews a street-legal, all-out off-road spec for Europe, loaded with Jeep Performance Parts like the snorkel, rock rails and 2-in suspension lift
Jeep gets in on the electrifying fun with plug-in Compass and Renegade models
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Jeep gets in on the electrifying fun with plug-in Compass and Renegade models
The plug-in hybrid Compass and Renegade models combine an electric drive with up to 31 miles (50 km) of zero-emissions range with a 1.3-liter turbo engine
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The plug-in hybrid Compass and Renegade models combine an electric drive with up to 31 miles (50 km) of zero-emissions range with a 1.3-liter turbo engine
Beyond added efficiency and lower emissions, Jeep's plug-in powertrain looks to capitalize on the torque superiority of e-motors for better off-road handling
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Beyond added efficiency and lower emissions, Jeep's plug-in powertrain looks to capitalize on the torque superiority of e-motors for better off-road handling
Jeep Compass PHEV on show at Geneva 2019
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Jeep Compass PHEV on show at Geneva 2019
Off-road adventure on two wheels:  Harley-Davidson electric mountain bike concept at Geneva 2019
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Off-road adventure on two wheels:  Harley-Davidson electric mountain bike concept at Geneva 2019
Harley imagines its e-mountain bike as the perfect bridge between efficient city commuting and full-blown off-road adventure
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Harley imagines its e-mountain bike as the perfect bridge between efficient city commuting and full-blown off-road adventure
A tailgate fit for nobility, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV's retractable seats create a cozy viewing platform
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A tailgate fit for nobility, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV's retractable seats create a cozy viewing platform
Rolls-Royce Cullinan on show, Geneva 2019
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Rolls-Royce Cullinan on show, Geneva 2019
It may look like an all-out luxury machine that should never be driven off-road, but with a self-leveling air suspension, 627 lb-ft of torque available at 1,600 rpm, all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, the Cullinan is properly tuned for memorable off-road driving
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It may look like an all-out luxury machine that should never be driven off-road, but with a self-leveling air suspension, 627 lb-ft of torque available at 1,600 rpm, all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, the Cullinan is properly tuned for memorable off-road driving
Tata Motors reveals the H2X concept, a sub-compact SUV that captures "the essence of the active customer"
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Tata Motors reveals the H2X concept, a sub-compact SUV that captures "the essence of the active customer"
The Tata H2X is essentially a design study, showing Tata's "Impact 2.0" design language
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The Tata H2X is essentially a design study, showing Tata's "Impact 2.0" design language
Mercedes' EQV isn't quite ready for roadways yet, but the updated V-Class and Marco Polo camper vans sure are
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Mercedes' EQV isn't quite ready for roadways yet, but the updated V-Class and Marco Polo camper vans sure are
Yep ... that's a Maserati electric mountain bike
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Yep ... that's a Maserati electric mountain bike
The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe debuted just a year ago at Geneva 2018, and this particular one will soon be driving the world on a grand tour
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The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe debuted just a year ago at Geneva 2018, and this particular one will soon be driving the world on a grand tour

The Geneva Motor Show officially closed its doors for another year on Sunday. With that in mind, we wrap up our coverage with one final photo gallery. Beyond the boundary-pushing performance cars, inventive concept cars and cutting-edge electrified vehicles that set the show floor buzzing, there was an unofficial group of vehicles dedicated to the purest forms of automotive adventure, vehicles ranging from all-terrain supercars to pilgrimage-ready camper vans. If your idea of a proper automobile is less about cutting the shortest route between A and B and more about creating a thrilling and memorable journey between those end points – or no particular end points at all – then these are the Geneva vehicles for you.

A loyal ski partner

Geneva is a stone's throw from all the ski glory of the Swiss Alps, so it wasn't too surprising to see a small trend of ski-topped cars at this year's show. This 1965 Porsche 911 probably wouldn't be our first choice to actually make the drive over snowy Alpine passes, but it was our favorite ski-weekend shuttle of the show.

Even a classic Porsche 911 gets a little adventurous, hauling some skis toward the Alps
Even a classic Porsche 911 gets a little adventurous, hauling some skis toward the Alps

Après ski

The Land Rover Defender is a more surefooted choice for a first tracks-chasing ski chariot, and this variant from Twisted Automotive even brings its own après ski party. Sure, it'll be more subdued than a steamy packed bar in Verbier, but tailgate champagne will be a lot cheaper than table-side bottle service.

UK's Twisted Automotive shows one of its Land Rover Defenders amply prepared for postgame happy hours
UK's Twisted Automotive shows one of its Land Rover Defenders amply prepared for postgame happy hours

Taking off into a new era of automotive trailblazing

What could possibly be more adventurous than being one of the pioneering pilots of the flying car the world's been waiting on for decades? That's a new level of "off road," and the limited edition Pal-V Liberty Pioneer debuts as the first production flying car making it possible.

Pal-V plans to build 90 examples of the Liberty Pioneer special edition, starting deliveries in 2020
Pal-V plans to build 90 examples of the Liberty Pioneer special edition, starting deliveries in 2020

Pure automotive adrenaline, on and off road

A true "adventure vehicle" archetype, the GFG Style Kangaroo concept brings limit-pushing performance to all roads, tracks and trails. Whatever your destination, and whatever the terrain that separates you from it, the 483-hp all-terrain electric drive, adjustable hydraulic suspension and four-wheel steering get you there with speed and style.

Perhaps the most interesting adventure vehicle of the show, the GFG Kangaroo is an all-terrain supercar, or "hyper SUV"
Perhaps the most interesting adventure vehicle of the show, the GFG Kangaroo is an all-terrain supercar, or "hyper SUV"

The "e-volution" of AWD electric tech

If you still aren't sure that electrics and hybrids were a really a big deal in Geneva, consider this: even Jeep took some time to highlight plug-in technology. The 1.3-liter turbo/electric powertrain featured in both the Compass and Renegade PHEVs at the show puts out up to 240 hp, offers 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric driving, and even promises some off-road performance-boosting torque control. Jeep will be rolling out a series of plug-in variants over the next few years.

Beyond added efficiency and lower emissions, Jeep's plug-in powertrain looks to capitalize on the torque superiority of e-motors for better off-road handling
Beyond added efficiency and lower emissions, Jeep's plug-in powertrain looks to capitalize on the torque superiority of e-motors for better off-road handling

Jump to the gallery for a closer look at the latest #vanlife options, the top floor of premium SUV options, an 850-hp angry bull of a quad-cycle, and more two-, three- and four-wheeled adventure from Geneva 2019.

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