Geneva 2014

Live updates from the Geneva motor show

Michael McAleer Tue, Mar 4
 
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  • 08:47
    And so it starts. This is Michael McAleer and I plan to keep you updated on the latest from the show floor at Geneva today.
    And so it starts. This is Michael McAleer and I plan to keep you updated on the latest from the show floor at Geneva today.
  • 09:00
    First impressions of the show and all the talk is of tech rather than torque; Apple and Google - and who is partnering with whom - is the talk of show so far.
  • 09:05
    This is the Intrada concept from Hyundai. Didn't stand out in preview photos but looks really smart in the metal.
    This is the Intrada concept from Hyundai. Didn't stand out in preview photos but looks really smart in the metal.
  • 09:51
    This is the Mazda Hakumi concept which is effectively the next Mazda2. It will arrive in Ireland in January 2015, albeit with smaller wheels and real mirrors. Will also have Mazda's new 1.5 litre diesel engine. That engine should go into Mazda3 as
    This is the Mazda Hakumi concept which is effectively the next Mazda2. It will arrive in Ireland in January 2015, albeit with smaller wheels and real mirrors. Will also have Mazda's new 1.5 litre diesel engine. That engine should go into Mazda3 as
  • 09:55
    Ford's new Mustang, finally to go on sale in Europe. The Mustang is 50 years on the road this April. Expect some celebrations, even in Ireland where there's a dedicated group of owners.
    Ford's new Mustang, finally to go on sale in Europe. The Mustang is 50 years on the road this April. Expect some celebrations, even in Ireland where there's a dedicated group of owners.
  • 10:03
    Over at Volvo it's Estate concept has a lot of admirers. Great mix of modern design but a nod to heritage as well.
    Over at Volvo it's Estate concept has a lot of admirers. Great mix of modern design but a nod to heritage as well.
  • 10:05
    No motorshow is complete without a bit of Rolls Royce bling. Here's the new Ghost Series II. Chinese and Saudi motorists take note.
    No motorshow is complete without a bit of Rolls Royce bling. Here's the new Ghost Series II. Chinese and Saudi motorists take note.
  • 10:23
    Here is Alfa's new 4C Spider, a certain hit for current roadster fans, particularly those in ageing Lotuses.
    Here is Alfa's new 4C Spider, a certain hit for current roadster fans, particularly those in ageing Lotuses.
  • 10:23
    Here is Alfa's new 4C Spider, a certain hit for current roadster fans, particularly those in ageing Lotuses.
    Here is Alfa's new 4C Spider, a certain hit for current roadster fans, particularly those in ageing Lotuses.
  • 10:27
    Okay, so it's not new, but it is incredibly cute. Fiat Abarth 695 from 1964.
    Okay, so it's not new, but it is incredibly cute. Fiat Abarth 695 from 1964.
  • 10:31
    ...And the new Abarth 695 built to mark the 50th anniversary.
    ...And the new Abarth 695 built to mark the 50th anniversary.
  • 10:36
    And while are on the Fiat 500, doesn't the new Renault Twingo remind you of something?
    And while are on the Fiat 500, doesn't the new Renault Twingo remind you of something?
  • 11:28
    Audi marketing boss Luca de Meo says firm is still convinced it will be number one premium brand by 2020
  • 12:10
    Danish firm Zenvo's ST1 is here. You'll have seen it on Top Gear recently. On fire.
    Danish firm Zenvo's ST1 is here. You'll have seen it on Top Gear recently. On fire.
  • 12:33
    Toyota's new Aygo looks more grown up and slightly more substantial than before.
    Toyota's new Aygo looks more grown up and slightly more substantial than before.
  • 12:33
    Playstation meets reality with this Lexus RC F GT3.
    Playstation meets reality with this Lexus RC F GT3.
  • 13:16
    The road going Lexus RC F looks equally smart. And proof that Lexus like a big, big grille.
    The road going Lexus RC F looks equally smart. And proof that Lexus like a big, big grille.
  • 13:16
    Maserati's new concept car is stunning.
    Maserati's new concept car is stunning.
  • 13:16
  • 13:16
    Mansory have been making nice cars look hideous for some time now. They haven't loss their form with these messes.
    Mansory have been making nice cars look hideous for some time now. They haven't loss their form with these messes.
  • 13:16
    Mini as designed by an 8-year old boy.
    Mini as designed by an 8-year old boy.
  • 13:16
    The 435i Gran Coupé is stunning. And will add to BMWs expanding niche range.
    The 435i Gran Coupé is stunning. And will add to BMWs expanding niche range.
  • 13:16
    Mercedes are showing the S-Class Coupé. It is vast and likely to be very, very quick.
    Mercedes are showing the S-Class Coupé. It is vast and likely to be very, very quick.
  • 13:16
    This Kahn Defender looks like it came from a Mad Max film. We love it.
    This Kahn Defender looks like it came from a Mad Max film. We love it.
  • 13:16
    The Citroën C4 Cactus perhaps on of the interesting designs of the show.
    The Citroën C4 Cactus perhaps on of the interesting designs of the show.
  • 13:29
    Team photo: the men and women who created the new Ferrari California T.
    Team photo: the men and women who created the new Ferrari California T.
  • 13:37
    Apple meets Volvo: Carplay, the new system that brings your iPhone apps onto the dash display. The screen works like the phone, letting you pinch and drag etc.
    Apple meets Volvo: Carplay, the new system that brings your iPhone apps onto the dash display. The screen works like the phone, letting you pinch and drag etc.
  • 13:53
    Kahn's take on the Range Rover Evoque. More Moscow Mafia motor than D4 runabout.
    Kahn's take on the Range Rover Evoque. More Moscow Mafia motor than D4 runabout.
  • 16:05
    Toyota Aygo is a tidy little city car. Styling has more Japanese influence this time.
    Toyota Aygo is a tidy little city car. Styling has more Japanese influence this time.
  • 16:09
    This is Apple Carplay on display at Volvo. System will be fitted to next XC90 launching this autumn.
    This is Apple Carplay on display at Volvo. System will be fitted to next XC90 launching this autumn.
  • 16:14
    Checking out the competition: Ford senior execs including Mark Fields (seated inside) inspecting the new Peugeot 108.
    Checking out the competition: Ford senior execs including Mark Fields (seated inside) inspecting the new Peugeot 108.
  • 16:43
    And so for a little more madness; the Gumpert Apollo S. Yours for a cool €530,000 (excl. VRT on the 4-litre V8)
    And so for a little more madness; the Gumpert Apollo S. Yours for a cool €530,000 (excl. VRT on the 4-litre V8)
  • 16:45
    And so we come to the end of the first day of the Geneva Motor show 2014. And despite gorgeous a Maserati and a stunning Lamborghini, my car of the show is actually the Mazda2 concept.
    And so we come to the end of the first day of the Geneva Motor show 2014. And despite gorgeous a Maserati and a stunning Lamborghini, my car of the show is actually the Mazda2 concept.