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Gallery: Concept cars of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show look into the future

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Concept cars of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Concept cars of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Blast from concept past: The Lancia Bertone Sibilo
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Blast from concept past: The Lancia Bertone Sibilo
The Lancia Bertone Sibilo debuted at the 1978 Geneva Motor Show powered by a 2.4-liter six-cylinder
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The Lancia Bertone Sibilo debuted at the 1978 Geneva Motor Show powered by a 2.4-liter six-cylinder
Back at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina celebrated its 75th anniversary with the Maserati Birdcage concept
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Back at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina celebrated its 75th anniversary with the Maserati Birdcage concept
Based on the Maserati MC12 chassis, the Birdcage concept had roughly 700 hp of 6.0-liter V12 engine on tap
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Based on the Maserati MC12 chassis, the Birdcage concept had roughly 700 hp of 6.0-liter V12 engine on tap
Back before smartphones and car infotainment systems were the norm, Pininfarina's Birdcage previewed the future with a digital mobility system developed with Motorola
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Back before smartphones and car infotainment systems were the norm, Pininfarina's Birdcage previewed the future with a digital mobility system developed with Motorola
Italdesign Bizzarrini Manta from the 1968 Geneva Motor Show
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Italdesign Bizzarrini Manta from the 1968 Geneva Motor Show
We have to say: This collection of classic Geneva Motor Show concept cars was a pretty great welcome within minutes on our first day of the show
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We have to say: This collection of classic Geneva Motor Show concept cars was a pretty great welcome within minutes on our first day of the show
The Bizzarrini Manta concept was Italdesign Giugiaro's first project
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The Bizzarrini Manta concept was Italdesign Giugiaro's first project
The Bizzarrini P538 race car lent its chassis to the Manta concept
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The Bizzarrini P538 race car lent its chassis to the Manta concept
Bizzarrini P538 race car
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Bizzarrini P538 race car
The Bizzarrini P538 comes from a time when race cars were every bit as beautiful as exotic road cars
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The Bizzarrini P538 comes from a time when race cars were every bit as beautiful as exotic road cars
Another Bizzarrini-badged concept, the Ghepardo from the 2006 Geneva Motor Show
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Another Bizzarrini-badged concept, the Ghepardo from the 2006 Geneva Motor Show
Bizzarrini Ghepardo concept from VGM Motors
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Bizzarrini Ghepardo concept from VGM Motors
Mitsubishi shows its e-Evolution concept first debuted at last year's Tokyo Motor Show
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Mitsubishi shows its e-Evolution concept first debuted at last year's Tokyo Motor Show
Like Jaguar's new I-Pace, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution is a sort of strange-looking blend of SUV, hatchback and coupe
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Like Jaguar's new I-Pace, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution is a sort of strange-looking blend of SUV, hatchback and coupe
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
One of the more futuristic debuts of this year's show, the Pop.Up Next concept is a collaboration by Italdesign, Audi and Airbus, building on last year's original Pop.Up concept
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One of the more futuristic debuts of this year's show, the Pop.Up Next concept is a collaboration by Italdesign, Audi and Airbus, building on last year's original Pop.Up concept
A look at the simple two-person interior of the Pop.Up Next concept
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A look at the simple two-person interior of the Pop.Up Next concept
The Pop.Up Next features a passenger cell that can roll autonomously on a road chassis or take to the skies via a large drone
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The Pop.Up Next features a passenger cell that can roll autonomously on a road chassis or take to the skies via a large drone
Skoda's Vision X concept blends gas, natural gas and electric power
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Skoda's Vision X concept blends gas, natural gas and electric power
The Vision X is powered by a hybrid all-wheel drive with 1.5-liter CNG-capable four-cylinder turbo and two electric motors 
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The Vision X is powered by a hybrid all-wheel drive with 1.5-liter CNG-capable four-cylinder turbo and two electric motors 
The Vision X has some serious rear lighting
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The Vision X has some serious rear lighting
Skoda Vision X debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Skoda Vision X debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
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Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
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Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
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Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
Japan's FOMM shows a sporty AWD roadster
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Japan's FOMM shows a sporty AWD roadster
FOMM's AWD Sports Concept is very modestly powered at 27 hp, but the electric powertrain offers more than enough torque: 826 lb-ft
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FOMM's AWD Sports Concept is very modestly powered at 27 hp, but the electric powertrain offers more than enough torque: 826 lb-ft
The simple, light interior of the FOMM AWD Sports Concept
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The simple, light interior of the FOMM AWD Sports Concept
FOMM also shows the AWD Scooter Concept
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FOMM also shows the AWD Scooter Concept
Hyundai shows some serious flair with its 'Le Fil Rouge (HDC-1)' concept
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Hyundai shows some serious flair with its 'Le Fil Rouge (HDC-1)' concept
The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept's interior makes use of revitalized wood
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The Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept's interior makes use of revitalized wood
Hyundai definitely created one of the most interesting interiors of Geneva
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Hyundai definitely created one of the most interesting interiors of Geneva
A clean cockpit with digital instrument cluster inside the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge
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A clean cockpit with digital instrument cluster inside the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge
The Le Fill Rouge is a design exercise that previews future design cues at Hyundai
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The Le Fill Rouge is a design exercise that previews future design cues at Hyundai
Hyundai was going for "sensuous sportiness" with the Le Fill Rouge concept
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Hyundai was going for "sensuous sportiness" with the Le Fill Rouge concept
Hyundai promises that "sensuous sportiness" will find its way to the entire future range, from sedans to SUVs
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Hyundai promises that "sensuous sportiness" will find its way to the entire future range, from sedans to SUVs
Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept
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Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept
We always look forward to seeing the work of the Espera Sbarro Design School, and this year it presents an all-electric formula concept
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We always look forward to seeing the work of the Espera Sbarro Design School, and this year it presents an all-electric formula concept
The Dilemme from the Espera Sbarro school relies on two electric motors for 268 hp and more than 1,100 lb-ft of torque
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The Dilemme from the Espera Sbarro school relies on two electric motors for 268 hp and more than 1,100 lb-ft of torque
Espera Sbarro school GTC
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Espera Sbarro school GTC
Espera Sbarro school GTC
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Espera Sbarro school GTC
And this is why we love the Espera Sbarro school - there's always something totally different at its booth
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And this is why we love the Espera Sbarro school - there's always something totally different at its booth
The Espera Sbarro school 4 x 4 + 2 
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The Espera Sbarro school 4 x 4 + 2 
Another Espera Sbarro school race car project, this one using a V8 from Audi
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Another Espera Sbarro school race car project, this one using a V8 from Audi
The Espera Sbarro "Rush" is a modern reinterpretation of 1960s/70s race cars
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The Espera Sbarro "Rush" is a modern reinterpretation of 1960s/70s race cars
Subaru puts some serious muscle on its wagon styling with the Viziv Tourer Concept
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Subaru puts some serious muscle on its wagon styling with the Viziv Tourer Concept
The Viziv Tourer Concept's styling comes from Subaru's "Dynamic x Solid" philosophy
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The Viziv Tourer Concept's styling comes from Subaru's "Dynamic x Solid" philosophy
The Viziv Tourer is like an Outback with WRX attitude
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The Viziv Tourer is like an Outback with WRX attitude
World premiere of the Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept
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World premiere of the Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept
The Viziv Tourer is mostly a design exercise, but Subaru does mention features and technologies like a boxer engine, Symmetrical AWD, EyeSight driver-assist, radar, and highly accurate GPS navigation 
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The Viziv Tourer is mostly a design exercise, but Subaru does mention features and technologies like a boxer engine, Symmetrical AWD, EyeSight driver-assist, radar, and highly accurate GPS navigation 
We're not sure how you go from designing something as smooth and sporty as the Vulcano to designing this oversized Nucleus, but that's what Icona has been busy doing
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We're not sure how you go from designing something as smooth and sporty as the Vulcano to designing this oversized Nucleus, but that's what Icona has been busy doing
Icona Nucleus concept
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Icona Nucleus concept
Icona says its 2017 Neo concept introduced us to tomorrow, while the Nucleus introduces us to after-tomorrow
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Icona says its 2017 Neo concept introduced us to tomorrow, while the Nucleus introduces us to after-tomorrow
The Nucleus is a Level 5 autonomous concept
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The Nucleus is a Level 5 autonomous concept
Icona explores a different type of car cabin
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Icona explores a different type of car cabin
The Icona Nucleus' cozy rolling lounge
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The Icona Nucleus' cozy rolling lounge
Italdesign follows last year's Zeruono, a concept turned limited edition supercar, up with the roadster version
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Italdesign follows last year's Zeruono, a concept turned limited edition supercar, up with the roadster version
Italdesign Zerouno Duerta roadster
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Italdesign Zerouno Duerta roadster
Inside the Zerouno Duerta
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Inside the Zerouno Duerta
Italdesign debuts the Zerouno Duerta
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Italdesign debuts the Zerouno Duerta
The Pop.Up concept gets a little Audi styling and becomes the Pop.Up Next
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The Pop.Up concept gets a little Audi styling and becomes the Pop.Up Next
Italdesign, Audi and Airbus team on the Pop.Up Next concept
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Italdesign, Audi and Airbus team on the Pop.Up Next concept
A simple autonomous interior with 49-in curved display inside the Italdesign Pop.Up Next
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A simple autonomous interior with 49-in curved display inside the Italdesign Pop.Up Next
Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder
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Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder
Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder
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Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder
SsangYong debuts a new electric SUV concept
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SsangYong debuts a new electric SUV concept
The SsangYong e-SIV has a 188-hp electric powertrain, Level 2 autonomous technology upgradeable to Level 3, and a suite of connected features
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The SsangYong e-SIV has a 188-hp electric powertrain, Level 2 autonomous technology upgradeable to Level 3, and a suite of connected features
SsangYong's "Electronic Smart Interface Vehicle" (e-SIV)
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SsangYong's "Electronic Smart Interface Vehicle" (e-SIV)
Nissan's new IMx Kuro features new colors as compared to the original IMx concept revealed in Tokyo last year
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Nissan's new IMx Kuro features new colors as compared to the original IMx concept revealed in Tokyo last year
The IMx Kuro also gets updated with Nissan's kinda creepy Brain to Vehicle tech
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The IMx Kuro also gets updated with Nissan's kinda creepy Brain to Vehicle tech
Nissan IMx Kuro concept
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Nissan IMx Kuro concept
Nissan IMx Kuro concept
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Nissan IMx Kuro concept
Nissan's IMx has a 429-hp AWD electric powertrain
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Nissan's IMx has a 429-hp AWD electric powertrain
The Lexus LF-1 Limitless explores the limits (or lack thereof) of a flagship luxury crossover
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The Lexus LF-1 Limitless explores the limits (or lack thereof) of a flagship luxury crossover
Lexus premiered the LF-1 Limitless in Detroit and shows it again in Geneva
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Lexus premiered the LF-1 Limitless in Detroit and shows it again in Geneva
The "Limitless" can accommodate various powertrains, including hybrids, fuel cells and gas engines
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The "Limitless" can accommodate various powertrains, including hybrids, fuel cells and gas engines
The Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo comes out of the video game and into the Geneva Motor Show
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The Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo comes out of the video game and into the Geneva Motor Show
The Zagato IsoRivolta is based on a bespoke carbon fiber chassis and features an 850-hp GM 6.2-liter V8 engine 
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The Zagato IsoRivolta is based on a bespoke carbon fiber chassis and features an 850-hp GM 6.2-liter V8 engine 
Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo 
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Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo 
Honda Urban EV Concept 
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Honda Sports EV Concept
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Mazda's 2017 Vision Coupe took home a Concept Car of the Year Award in Geneva
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Mazda's 2017 Vision Coupe took home a Concept Car of the Year Award in Geneva
Mazda Kai Concept
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Mazda Kai Concept
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Mazda Kai Concept
Hyundai/IED Mobility Lab Kite off-road buggy concept
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Hyundai/IED Mobility Lab Kite off-road buggy concept
The vision for the Kite is an off-road buggy that transforms into a jet ski
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The vision for the Kite is an off-road buggy that transforms into a jet ski
The Kite buggy from the students of IED Turin
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The Kite buggy from the students of IED Turin
BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe
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BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe
Before the BMW 8 Series has even arrived, we get a look at the M8
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Before the BMW 8 Series has even arrived, we get a look at the M8
Two years after first showing the H2 Speed concept, Pininfarina presents a running version
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Two years after first showing the H2 Speed concept, Pininfarina presents a running version
We suppose the H2 Speed no longer belongs as a concept car, given that Pininfarina now classifies it a limited-production race car, but it still feels like a concept in Geneva
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We suppose the H2 Speed no longer belongs as a concept car, given that Pininfarina now classifies it a limited-production race car, but it still feels like a concept in Geneva
The Pininfarina H2 Speed sits on a Le Mans Prototype chassis and runs a 653-hp hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain
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The Pininfarina H2 Speed sits on a Le Mans Prototype chassis and runs a 653-hp hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain
Pininfarina once again teams with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group with the all-new HK GT
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Pininfarina once again teams with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group with the all-new HK GT
The Pininfarina HK GT follows last year's HK 600 sedan and K550 and 750 SUVs
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The Pininfarina HK GT follows last year's HK 600 sedan and K550 and 750 SUVs
A look inside the HK GT concept
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A look inside the HK GT concept
Like the other HK concepts, the HK GT is a range-extended electric
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Like the other HK concepts, the HK GT is a range-extended electric
World premiere of the 1,073-hp Pininfarina HK GT concept
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World premiere of the 1,073-hp Pininfarina HK GT concept
BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe
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BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe
Aston Martin gets in on the all-electric autonomous driving concept trend with the Lagonda Vision
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Aston Martin gets in on the all-electric autonomous driving concept trend with the Lagonda Vision
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer, says of the Lagonda Vision, "The electrification revolution means there is no longer any need for horse and carriage design, and our new concept shows the scope of design opportunities that open up once you no longer need to provide space for a large power source directly in front of the passenger compartment"
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Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer, says of the Lagonda Vision, "The electrification revolution means there is no longer any need for horse and carriage design, and our new concept shows the scope of design opportunities that open up once you no longer need to provide space for a large power source directly in front of the passenger compartment"
Inside the Aston Martin Lagonda Vision
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Inside the Aston Martin Lagonda Vision
The Lagonda Vision also previews electric powertrain technology and future Aston Martin design language
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The Lagonda Vision also previews electric powertrain technology and future Aston Martin design language
Renault's EZ-Go autonomous taxi concept definitely makes for easy ingress and egress 
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Renault's EZ-Go autonomous taxi concept definitely makes for easy ingress and egress 
World premiere of the Renault EZ-Go concept
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World premiere of the Renault EZ-Go concept
Renault has been exploring autonomously driven mobile spaces with its concept cars
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Renault has been exploring autonomously driven mobile spaces with its concept cars
Volkswagen's I.D. Vizzion is the latest in the I.D. electric concept series
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Volkswagen's I.D. Vizzion is the latest in the I.D. electric concept series
The autonomous I.D. Vizzion has one of the standout interiors of Geneva
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The autonomous I.D. Vizzion has one of the standout interiors of Geneva
Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion
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Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion
The I.D. Vizzion has a 302-hp electric AWD powertrain
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The I.D. Vizzion has a 302-hp electric AWD powertrain
Porsche veers off-road with the playful Mission E Sport Turismo
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Porsche veers off-road with the playful Mission E Sport Turismo
Porsche's Mission E Sport Turismo dashes to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, travels up to 311 miles (500 km) per charge, and has an adaptable air suspension and all-wheel drive with torque vectoring designed to take you off the pavement
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Porsche's Mission E Sport Turismo dashes to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, travels up to 311 miles (500 km) per charge, and has an adaptable air suspension and all-wheel drive with torque vectoring designed to take you off the pavement
Porsche's all-electric Mission E Sport Turismo concept could preview a future all-electric crossover wagon
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Porsche's all-electric Mission E Sport Turismo concept could preview a future all-electric crossover wagon
The Sibylla electric sedan from GIorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro's design firm GFG Style and energy company Envision
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The Sibylla electric sedan from GIorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro's design firm GFG Style and energy company Envision
The GFG Sibylla features a sliding windscreen
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The GFG Sibylla features a sliding windscreen
GFG Style Sibylla world premiere
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GFG Style Sibylla world premiere
The Sibylla is powered by a 75 kWh battery pack that can integrate with home and grid via Envision's EnOS energy IOT management system 
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The Sibylla is powered by a 75 kWh battery pack that can integrate with home and grid via Envision's EnOS energy IOT management system 
The Sibylla is also a celebration of Giorgetto Giugiaro's 80th birthday and lifetime of car design
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The Sibylla is also a celebration of Giorgetto Giugiaro's 80th birthday and lifetime of car design
Tata Motors H5X Concept
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Tata Motors H5X Concept
Tata 45X Concept
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Tata 45X Concept
Tata 45X Concept
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Tata 45X Concept
Tata 45X Concept
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Tata 45X Concept
Tata Motors H5X Concept
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Tata Motors H5X Concept
Rinspeed Snap concept chassis and pod
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Rinspeed Snap concept chassis and pod
The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept from Bertone
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The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept from Bertone
The Marzal certainly isn't the prettiest car to ever wear the Lamborghini badge, but it's definitely memorable
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The Marzal certainly isn't the prettiest car to ever wear the Lamborghini badge, but it's definitely memorable
The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal from Bertone
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The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal from Bertone
1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
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1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
It's hidden pretty well below the extra aero work and colorful livery, but you can get an idea of what the all-new Supra will be about
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It's hidden pretty well below the extra aero work and colorful livery, but you can get an idea of what the all-new Supra will be about
The Toyota Supra is making its long-awaited comeback, first stop the GR Supra Racing Concept
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The Toyota Supra is making its long-awaited comeback, first stop the GR Supra Racing Concept
Toyota debuts the GR Supra Racing Concept
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Toyota debuts the GR Supra Racing Concept
Alongside the all new Sibylla, GFG Style shows the Bertone Chevrolet Corvair Testudo concept, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for the 1963 Geneva Motor Show
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Alongside the all new Sibylla, GFG Style shows the Bertone Chevrolet Corvair Testudo concept, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for the 1963 Geneva Motor Show
Giorgetto Giugiaro's experience with canopy-style windscreens clearly didn't start with the Sibylla or Techrules Ren
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Giorgetto Giugiaro's experience with canopy-style windscreens clearly didn't start with the Sibylla or Techrules Ren
Concept cars of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
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Concept cars of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Compelling, beautiful and just plain outrageous concept cars are one major reason the auto world remains eager to attend the annual Geneva Motor Show. No one should walk away disappointed this year, as the show is packed with intriguing concept cars looking into the present, past, near future and distant future. These concept cars had our heads on a swivel and our feet in motion from the minute we stepped off the escalator and onto the show floor.

There are world debuts, classic concept cars from the 1960s, and some of the sexiest concepts from 2017. There are comfy, convenient robo taxis. There are all-electric on/off-road sports wagons. There are electric missiles with four-figure horsepower. And then there are the really weird, wild and utterly mind-blowing. Jump to the photo gallery and experience them all for yourself.

2 comments
Sergiuss
The evolution of cars should not force the involution of design ...
Vernon Miles Kerr
After viewing all the pictures, I get the impression that the Japanese designers are all about "angles" and "edges," while the European designers are more about smooth curves and elegant transitions. Compare a 2018 Mercedes GLC 300 with it's Japanese counterpart the 2018 Toyota Highlander or Lexus RX350.