Our star cars from the Geneva motor show

A new Audi SUV, a bold new Renault Scenic and Alfa Romeo's new Giulia saloon – the Geneva motor show had it all...

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Darren Moss
2 Mar 2016 10:7 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

The Geneva motor show has given us a close look at some of the exciting new cars that will go on sale in the UK this year.

See below for our pick of the best cars on display in Geneva.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

We've already seen the range-topping Quadrifoglio version of Alfa Romeo's new BMW 3 Series rival, but Geneva gave us our first look at the whole range. The new Giulia will go on sale in September, and will be available with two diesel and two petrol engines at launch, with power ranging from 148bhp to 503bhp.

Audi Q2

Audi's entry-level SUV will go on sale in the summer, with prices expected to start at around £21,000. Buyers can choose from a variety of petrol and diesel engines, with the option of Audi's quattro four-wheel drive system also available. The cabin also includes Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital display.

Ford Fiesta ST200

The Ford Fiesta ST is already one of our favourite hot hatchbacks, and a recent What Car? Award winner. The standard car has 180bhp available, but Ford has turned up the power to 197bhp for the ST200. The hotter version also gets bespoke paintwork and new 17-inch alloy wheels. It will go on sale in the UK this summer, with prices starting from around £22,000.

Honda Civic concept

Although the car on display in Geneva is officially a concept, we already know the next-generation Civic hatchback will look virtually identical when it goes on sale in the first quarter of next year. Prices are due to start at around £17,000, allowing the Civic to compete with rivals, such as the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

Renault Scenic

The new Scenic has ditched its previous MPV image to become more of an SUV - which is no surprise, given the demand for such models in Europe. Six diesel and two petrol engines will be available, and the new car is loaded with technology. Prices will start from around £21,000.

Toyota C-HR

Toyota's Nissan Juke rival features an aggressive design and will come with the option of a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain in the UK. It will be positioned below the current RAV4 in Toyota's range, meaning prices should start at just over £26,000.

Vauxhall GT concept

Vauxhall's concept car isn't destined for production, but makes it onto our list because it does point the way forward for future, sportier Vauxhall models. It features a 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 144bhp, and is about the same size as a Maxda MX-5.