Car buyers were treated to a feast of new metal at the 2012 Geneva motor show – traditionally one of the busiest automotive showcases of the year.
This year was no different, with everything from the wild – Bentley’s outlandish SUV concept model and a Range Rover Evoque cabriolet – to the entirely realistic, such as the trio of premium hatchbacks from Audi, Mercedes and Volvo, while the impressive Kia ’d, neat Hyundai i30 Tourer and Peugeot’s stunning 208 GTi concept car were among the others.
However, this was also a Geneva show notable for the new technology being showcased. There was everything from affordable production cars – such as the Renault Zoe – to bold designs from emerging manufacturers, such as Infiniti's stunning Emerg-e, and the sleek Ioniq from Hyundai.
In fact, it was such an interesting show that it made picking our top 10 cars genuinely difficult. However, we've managed it, so – in no particular order – here are our stars of Geneva 2012...