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All the news, and pictures from the floor of one of the biggest events

*2030hrs that just about up’s live blog another rip-roaring Geneva show. Keep an eye on the website for the updates from the event as happen.*

*2020hrs *Tomorrow will bring you a round-up of all the news and gossip from the motor show.

*2008hrs Rendell ponders whether can retake the handling crown the Volkswagen Golf with the new revealed at the Geneva motor today.

*2001hrs *The new TT, revealed at the Volkswagen Group evening yesterday, has proved to be one of the stories on today.* *

*The Geneva motor picture gallery above story now has images of 90 cars within it.

*1948hrs *Earlier AMG chief Thomas Weber some detail on the two V12-powered derivatives that will go on during the coming year. The S-class S600 will be offered in long-wheelbase form. The S65 which has a claimed 0-62mph of just 4.3sec, will £160,000. Weber stressed that the is compliant with Euro 6 regulations. Reading between it would appear that doesn’t want to be seen as reckoned Autocar’s Jim Holder, who was the presentation.

Weber also the S65’s weight loss in the structure, drag reduction, new and engine efficiency gains and so on.

*The Mercedes-Benz V-class put a new on the capacious people carrier when it was unveiled earlier Volker Mornhinweg, head of Vans, confirmed production of the began in Spain this Autocar’s Jim Holder witnessed the of the vehicle: All Merc’s talk this is the only luxury of its type — therefore it appeal to active adults, or transport companies.

***1921hrs *We our editor-in-chief Steve Cropley was underwhelmed when he surveyed yet limited-edition Bugatti Veyron, time one of a mini-series of Legends saluting Rembrandt Bugatti, of company founder Ettore. succinct summation: Time for boys to move on…

***1913hrs was a definite swagger at Citroën at the today, says Autocar’s Jim There’s a feeling the C4 Cactus and new C1 for what the should – good low consumption, style and fun.*  *

*Frédéric Banzet, Citroën’s executive, said: With to 800,000 cars sold 2005, the Citroën C1 represents ten per of our sales in Europe. It is a true

*1906hrs *Citroën had plenty of new to show off at the Geneva motor today. As well as the bold new C4 Cactus – a car which seems to the sense of optimism at the French car right now – it uncovered the new C1 city the C5 CrossTourer and the DS 5LS, a high-end produced in China.

***1854hrs weight to the theory that was a show about city Suzuki unveiled the new Celerio, is destined for Europe next

***1850hrs *Mark Tisshaw tracks for the Mini Clubman the covers came off the concept at the show today. He was impressed what he saw.

***1848hrs new Lamborghini Huracán has grabbed of headlines at Geneva today, but associate editor Hilton laments a forgotten Raging the Lamborghini Canto.

***1845hrs deputy road test Matt Saunders makes no of his passion for big, fast, estate cars. But he thinks needs to pull out the stops to its latest superwagon, the XFR-S the class champion.

***1841hrs Sutcliffe, Autocar’s editor at was mightily impressed by the new Hyundai concept when he viewed it today.

*1839hrs *Ferrari has to forced induction engines the V8 in the latest Caliornia T, revealed at the motor show today. senior contributing editor Bremner debates whether it the start of a new era for the company.

***1831hrs Andrew Frankel has been on the key themes of today’s Geneva show. The more I think it, the more I think this was a about small cars, he Not only did we have the Toyota Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108, importantly the Renault Twingo has the to spark a ‘back to the future’ car revolution where city return to their rear rear drive roots.

And there was the Mazda 2 ‘concept’, the small car in years.

***1809hrs from Mark Tisshaw’s with VW tech guru Neusser: The Polo R and Beetle R off the production agenda for the time according to Neusser. Shame, as the two would closely link to rally programmes with cars.

*1808hrs *Autocar’s Tisshaw hasn’t relented in his bid to every scrap of information the Geneva motor show. He Interesting final hour in the company of Volkswagen technical Heinz-Jakob Neusser. He said the Volkswagen Golf GTE is for those don’t want to compromise on fun to and driving precision when an eco model.

***1752hrs *Autocar’s Tisshaw has pondered how much Cadillac is making, despite the US making all the right noises plans for diesel engines. It has the sleek ATS Coupé and big Escalade SUV at  Cadillac diesels and right-hand sounds all-too familiar, he They’ve been saying since the ATS launched in Detroit in 2012, but no tangible progress has made.

No Cadillacs were through official channels in the UK year. despite official being available. Only United players and officials models as part of a sponsorship

***1742hrs *Anne Ruthmann, manager on the striking Citroën C4 has been talking Autocar’s Jim through Airbumps, the air-filled that are a feature of the new model and protect it from minor There’s only four colours for the thermoplastic polyurethane panels because others pass Citroën’s stringent controls, most notably as and blues tended to fade in They will come, but when they can survive a lifetime of the car in bright sunlight.

a new material in a new application, so there is more we can do, she says.

***1737hrs Mueller, Renault’s head of operations, has assured Autocar Jim Holder that the joint project with Caterham is as planned. There are tensions, but are inevitable in such a relationship, he What I can tell you is that the is progressing well and the car looks

I’m excited. Stefan also hinted that could be a family of Alpine but only once we’ve the success of this.

***1731hrs *As day at the Geneva motor show to wind down, our industrious Stuart Price has checked the he carries with him at all motor Stu has covered a total of 11.586 tramping from car launch to car throughout the day.

***1726hrs editor-in-chief Steve Cropley has feelings about the eDag concept, which shows off the of future production techniques. shape, but what a terrible says Cropley. A ‘dag’ is not very nice an Aussie or NZ removes from the grimmest of a sheep’s rear end. So an may sound a bit more modern, but it almost as unmentionable…

***1651hrs insight from Autocar’s Frankel, who has been getting the on the refreshed Bentley Continental GT He says: The real reason for rushing a cosmetically enhanced and more powerful Continental GT into production so soon the car was launched is that customers the company there was insufficient between the standard W12 GT and the old Speed to it worth spending the extra

***1614hrs *Andrew Frankel an alternative view on Ford’s revisions to the Focus: Very to hear Ford’s Stephen comments on changes to the Ford suspension in the quest to improve and handling. Is this a tacit of what we said when we drove the current car that, though it was, its chassis were a step back its predecessor?

***1556hrs *Autocar’s Tisshaw reports that executives are pondering a marketing for the new Twingo, with seven of planning still to do ahead of the October launch. The favoured appears to be pushing the benefits of the architecture (think tight circle, fun handling) rather making the rear-drive the story. all, that won’t much to the average punter, Tisshaw.

***1543hrs *Are Renault’s regarding the new Twingo as a serious It would certainly appear so – senior contributing editor Goodwin has spotted a gentleman photos of the French car’s and recording its measurements in a spreadsheet.

*Andrew Frankel has also that the carbonfibre bucket in the new McLaren 650S have direct from the McLaren P1. monstrously comfortable and save but cost – wait for it – £5000, Autocar’s senior contributing

*1538hrs *Andrew Frankel’s show ramble has taken him to McLaren, he’s found out how the new 650S has received. McLaren says almost all new orders in the UK are now for the 650S than the 12C, though it 12C will still remain in countries with high tax. The GT3 racing programme to be 12C-based for at least the duration of season, but a 650S racer is a he says.

*1535hrs *Mark also reports that Marchionne’s workload even to getting involved with the commercial at the Super Bowl. On a serious note, Marchionne further Fiat plant would have been had the Chrysler deal not come He now expects the firm to break in Europe in the middle of the decade.

One note of caution was sounded Marchionne on the current crisis in saying that it would an impact on European confidence as a meaning car sales could

***1533hrs *You might back at 1304hrs that Mark Tisshaw was off to interview chief Sergio Marchionne. He was on form, and not just on Alfa future plans, says He believes the decision to only new Alfas in Italy is based on not ethnicity.

It’s what them authentic and will the brand a chance of international

***1512hrs *The changes to the Focus run so deep that chiefs believe it can’t be a mere facelift. Stephen Ford’s European boss, The changes are so substantial I prefer to it an all-new car. It’s not the bodywork and interior, but the technology, the and so on.

The focus on ride and handling is — it’s long referred to as part of Ford’s DNA and we the changes keep us right

***1509hrs *Our senior for news and features, Mark has also learned that we refer to the baby Jeep as a Fiat 500L in off-road Although its platform has origins in the ‘Small Wide’ platform, it has made stronger, has increased clearance and wheel articulation and a new cradle. It will be known as Wide 4×4’ architecture.

*Autocar’s Mark Tisshaw has from his chat with chief Mike Manley. reports: He says the iconic won’t suffer the same as the Land Rover Defender its front fenders are designed in a different way, and thus it not suffer the same legislative for crash safety. Manley it’s got another 17 or 18 years yet.

***1502hrs *Andrew is surprised how the competition is hotting up in the car market segment. I’m there’s more visual between the Peugeot 108, C1 and Toyota Aygo than the previous generation, he says. I the Toyota looks best but the Twingo trumps them both visually and conceptually.

the Volkswagen Up, under-rated Hyundai i10 and the new Smart on the way, the once overlooked city car class is in the of becoming one of the most competitive and of all.

***1500hrs *Autocar’s Kable reports: An Audi has just revealed to me that the Clipper was originally conceived as a proposal for Ingolstadt’s long Mercedes-Benz B-class and BMW 2-series Tourer rivalling MPV. is one of a series of proposals created as of a monospace program,’ said the

*1456hrs* Another car that has Andrew Frankel’s gaze is the Alfieri concept. He says: It yet again that Maserati to no-one for the class of its design. desirable visually, but when Maserati make a car with the to meet the promise of its looks?

*Autocar’s Andrew Frankel has casting his expert eye over the new Renault Twingo. He says: I am why most small cars to also have rear rear drive layouts. If you need space for shopping, the in terms of driving dynamics, circle and appearance seem Easy transfer from front engine/front drive too.

Others will A shame there’s not going to be a version – just not the business for it apparently.

***1422hrs *The Fluence electric saloon has officially axed in the UK. The model has been facelifted and is no longer in right-hand drive. It’s not to be missed, though, says Mark Tisshaw.

The model seemed a long way from the of execution of the Twizy and Zoe.

*Mark Tisshaw reports he’s now off to Jeep to speak to the boss, Briton Mike about the new Jeep Renegade. interested in this car because the only B-segment SUV yet with off-road ability. Look Land Rover, says

***1400hrs *Autocar’s Colin is still obsessing about old cars. He’s found transfixed by the Cosworth DFV-powered M7C Formula 1 car on the McLaren stand. I now a Geneva record for the longest at a DFV engine, reports Col.

*This just in from Holloway, our associate editor: interviewed Anders Warming, of Mini design. He talked the new Mini Clubman and says it is a Golf competitor and is intended to be an practical family car. I sat the concept, which has the same Mini driving position but has more and much more shoulder than the hatch.

The Clubman also have a different, upmarket dashboard design. this concept is quite to the production car.

*1354hrs Greg Kable isn’t by the new BMW 2-series Active Tourer. He Disappointed by the front-end styling. The of the grille and headlamps looks to be a old before it even hits the

It doesn’t reflect the latest treatment of other recent BMW

***1353hrs *Vice president of development at Mercedes-Benz, Bernhard says the downsizing strategy for the car maker will centre four-cylinder engines rather three-cylinder units. At the moment we there is greater efficiency in a small capacity four-cylinder of than 2.0-litre capacity at low revs than a three-cylinder running at higher revs, he Heil also confirmed is progressing a sub-2.0-litre four-cylinder with alliance partner

Mercedes-Benz will get a more version of the engine than he says.

***1352hrs *A high-ranking BMW has confirmed to Autocar that an M variant of the upcoming X4 SUV, due to be at the New York motor show, is development. However, the car is not likely to part of the initial line-up.

*1350hrs *A wry observation from one of resident Antipodeans, Greg So, Jaguar has taken yet another from the Australian built Falcon. Following the XF, we now have XE. ‘Falcon XE’ to find out at good looker it was back in the

*1349hrs *More information on the Seiottosei from Dan Stevens: The new car the brand. It’s a mid-engined two with a Renaultsport engine in a frame, with a carbonfibre structure. The frame weighs the whole car 686kg.

Brembo were developed for the car, as was the steering wheel, the wheels and the — it’s not a bitsa from lots of off-the-shelf The car is in testing, and Ermini wants to put it production.

***1347hrs *Autocar Dan Stevens has uncovered one of the true of the Geneva motor show, the Seiottosei. Ermini is a Italian car marque from the 1950s – competitive in its time – and founder Ermini built his own engines for his racers. The cars were pretty, light and quick.

*1346hrs *Autocar editor Jim is chatting to Nissan vice Andy Palmer. Jim says: He notes that for all the Nissan imitators out there, none is yet as or edgy in its design as the actual He recalls the early planning where they set the objective of a Marmite car (works when you cars in Paddington). He won’t say why have been more but the insinuation is that they as daring.

When you consider thirst for innovation — be it like IDx or Bladeglider or Juke and — he’s probably

***1335hrs *The head of at BMW, Herbert Diess, has told Autocar’s Greg that the replacement for the X1, due out in late will use a version of the UKL platform beneath the new 2-series Active but with a slightly longer Diess also said would be an extended wheelbase of the new X1 but only for the Chinese market.

*Back at Ford, Steve is keen to get up close and personal the new Ford Mustang. Unfortunately, it out that he can’t. He says: On the Mustang that’s on a raised on the show stand there’s a that reads: ‘Prototype

Locked for your protection’. I Mustangs were aggressive, but I think they’d actually you….

***1317hrs *Our editor Greg Kable has investigating the technology under the of the striking Audi TT Quattro concept. He says: The 414bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine in the Audi TT Quattro Sport reveals the influence of the Volkswagen new powertrain boss, Fritz He has managed to top the 355bhp of the turbocharged four-cylinder used in the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and AMG by a significant 59bhp.

Eichler was development of the Mercedes-Benz AMG division’s engine before moving to last year.

***1312hrs quick update from Cropley – apparently Ford’s orchestra played ‘In The of the Mountain King’ by Edvard Classy.* *

***1309hrs *Back at stand, Autocar’s Steve has just observed an impressive He says: Ford has just the Focus, world’s best-selling car in and 2013, by bringing together a orchestra’ of several hundred linked by the internet. Each on his/her own, looking a webcam.

The orchestra was introduced by Fields, Ford’s chief officer, and it worked amazingly

***1304hrs *Autocar’s Mark senior editor of news and is heading to a very important at the Geneva motor show. He About to see Sergio Marchionne. to hear his plans now Fiat and are fully as one. The future of Romeo is of the most interest to me.

checking throughout the to find out what Mark

*1251hrs *Our editor-in-chief Cropley has picked up a snippet Ford, which apparently is so off with the number of private-import performance pick-ups being to go-ahead Chinese cities Beijing and Shanghai that it has had about selling the cars officially. No conclusion has been yet, but there is a developing, niche, appetite for traditional Fords. The company expects to do well with the Mustang, if indications prove accurate.

*Greg Kable, Autocar’s editor, has been talking with Mercedes-Benz experts. Heil, vice president of development at Mercedes, acknowledged the car maker is investigating replacing the V6 petrol engine with a new six-cylinder that shares its including a 90mm cylinder spacing, with the firm’s four-cylinder.

*1240hrs *Our contributing writer Andrew seems to have been at the Geneva motor show We’re not entirely sure how he to find time to squeeze in a peek at the Mazda Hazoumi, previews how the next Mazda 2 look. Andrew says: Is another mainstream car company on top of design at present?

The Mazda 2 looks stunning.

***1236hrs *An statistic from our website At present, people from the area make up 7.5 per cent of all the to, and a third of them are at our recent story on the new Jaguar XE. must be a connection.

***1233hrs breaking news from senior contributing writer, Frankel, who has learned from Rover chiefs that the is to become an entire family of like Range Rover is Andrew reports that the will happen with the enabling Land Rover to that model with two or cars. It’s a very move, reckons Andrew.

*This morning we were the weight distribution of the new Renault Our technical editor Jesse has unearthed some information. He has talking to Renault chief Christian Steyer, who says the distribution of the remarkable new rear-engined is 55 per cent rear and 45 per cent That’s more like a configuration and compares well to Cayman which is 54 rear, 46

The trick was moving as much as possible to the front, including systems and the battery. With a like that and an easily turbo engine, Renault be rubbing its hands in glee. The also delivers the killer circle of 8.6m, which competitors by 1 metre, says

***1225hrs *Jaguar has confirmed its baby saloon, which fight the BMW 3-series, will be known as the Jaguar XE.

***1223hrs technical editor Jesse has visited the Ferrari stand to be CarPlay, the result of a collaboration Ferrari and Apple. CarPlay users to access the iPhone’s directly and use selected apps, maps, music and phone. It is to be used mainly by voice using an optimised version of Apple’s voice recognition

Maranello hasn’t yet decided how it charge customers for the option but it can be on the Ferrari FF now.

***1149hrs industry editor Julian has sniffed out some information to the long-awaited Mazda MX-5. He Rumours here in Geneva that Mazda may spring a at next month’s New York show by revealing the first of the new MX-5. Sources report a stripped-down chassis of the new two-seater make an appearance on Mazda’s at New York.

However, the exact date of the new MX-5 is still to be Last year a plan to reveal it at the Chicago show – the original was unveiled 25 years but sources now report that the of Chicago doesn’t fit with launch programme and that has been scrapped.

***1145hrs contributor Dan Stevens has been a look at the Vauxhall Adam The rugged city car will be with an 89bhp, three-cylinder with a 113bhp unit to The instrument cluster is bespoke to the Rocks. The roof takes seconds to open.

The three-layer is constructed from neoprene between canvas and takes seconds to open.

*1140hrs has three key concepts on display at the motor show. The XR PHEV coupe will influence the Mitsubishi ASX, which is due in The GC PHEV is a full-sized SUV that clear hints as to the next Both concepts feature front-end styling, in line new Mitsubishi design themes. The car, the AR concept, is a compact

Sources say it is likely to make but it unlikely to go on sale in Europe.

*Mitsubishi has told Autocar’s Saunders that its emerging and electric vehicle technology conceivably be packaged in any car from any The company expects alternatively vehicles to account for 20 per cent of its volume by the end of this decade.

*Our deputy road editor Matt Saunders has chatting to Mitsubishi about the importance it is placing on hybrids and vehicles. The Japanese company is its 40th anniversary as a fully car maker this year. is gearing up for the full European of the Outlander PHEV.

The plug-in has attracted 17,000 orders in already.

***1127hrs *Dieter also spoke about the new C-class. He said: The plan was to set a new benchmark. Comments so far suggest it is accomplished.

But there is no chance of Mercedes on its laurels. Our ambitions are still efficiency, more sportiness, customers and no compromise on quality.

*Earlier on, Autocar editor Jim listened to the ever-impressive Dieter address on the Mercedes-Benz stand. The Daimler chairman explained last year Mercedes more new cars to customers ever before. So far this the three-pointed star is again the growing premium brand.

The said Zetsche, is proof the companies product offensive is

***1118hrs *The message Audi is that it clearly prepared to take a back in sportscar racing just stablemate Porsche is entering. year, Audi’s R18 Sport quattro will pioneer the use of headlights at Le Mans and elsewhere in the Endurance Championship. The lights a one-kilometre range, and Audi Ulrich Hackenberg promised to night-time on Mulsanne Straight like day light.

***1115hrs *In a announcement, Audi’s Ulrich has confirmed the company’s ongoing at Le Mans and in the World Endurance despite the arrival of in-house Porsche. When asked how Audi’s current commitment to car racing would last, he we have a plan and pulling out is not of it.

*1114hrs *Another snippet Autocar’s Andrew Frankel, who that Audi chief Hackenberg has also confirmed the Audi R8 will return both eight and ten-cylinder but that there are some that require smaller motors so a turbocharged R8, probably a V6 motor is a certainty. We’ll you a full story on this on soon.

***1112hrs *Andrew has unearthed some significant about the next Audi R8. Our contributing writer says: Ulrich Hackenberg has confirmed the new R8 will have the architecture, and steering of the Lamborghini Huracán, it will sit on a longer wheelbase and different suspension geometry. so, it seems the top Audi sports car and the Lambo are mechanically closer ever.

***1110hrs *Autocar Dan Stevens has been taking a at the Subaru Viziv 2, which is the third in a series of concepts to use the I can tell you it’s a big four four seater with front doors and sliding that slide backwards, Dan. It has carbonfibre wheel trims. It’s a plug-in with two rear-mounted motors, and a vectoring system.

It has what calls a new generation of EyeSight with 360-degree sensing.

*Colin Goodwin, our senior editor, has been waiting for a to sit in the new Ford Mustang. I’ve that Ford is offering a massage on its stand, he says. I go for it while I wait for my turn to sit in the

*1024hrs *Autocar contributor Dan has been listening to GM’s executive Karl-Thomas Neumann about car connectivity. GM will its OnStar media system in and Opels next year Europe. The system will embedded 4G in the car for internet access and a of clever features such as a link, which sends a from your smartphone to car to lock the doors or sound the should you need to locate it in a car park.

OnStar will provide remote vehicle so potentially faults can be analysed OnStar will be offered on all trim levels, says

***1009hrs *Yves Bonnefont, the of Citroën’s DS division, has been about the importance of the sub-brand to the Autocar editor Jim Holder has taking notes: Bonnefont the development of DS is a major opportunity for the It positions DS as a French premium but offers subtle reminders it is a global brand, not just in despite the development of the DS label mainly focused in China.

*Citroën’s Frédéric Banzet has about the importance of the C4 Cactus the new C1 city car to the French manufacturer: is undergoing a full renewal and is underlined by Cactus and C1. Cactus is a for giving customers what want and no more. C1 is about bold choices in terms of size and technology.

***1000hrs Holder is watching the presentation of the C4 Cactus, and the pricing of this new model has been announced by boss Frédéric Banzet. The new car will start from on the continent. A direct currency puts that at approximately although it could be realistically that pricing will be £13,000 when the car reaches the UK.

*In other Carlos Tavares Peugeot-Citroën’s motorsport-mad boss will go racing in a Peugeot at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium in April.

*Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve has trotted over to PSA Peugeot-Citroën for an with new boss Carlos Steve says: Tavares some reductions in the number of model variations offered to profitability. Company will full line and generalist, Tavares believes there is DNA for both Citroën and Peugeot, are already well differentiated. He the clever positioning of Citroën’s DS which works well.

He PSA needs a  ‘better developed culture’ with much emphasis on profitability.

***0949hrs *On the of sumptuous Italian sports the new Maserati Alfieri is causing a stir at the show.

*0945hrs snippet from Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo, who hinted spin-off variants of LaFerrari appear to satisfy the many who couldn’t buy one.

***0944hrs from Ferrari chief di Montezemolo on the engine of the new Ferrari T: There is almost no turbo turbo boost and torque with every upshift. It 15 per cent better economy the old naturally aspirated engine. is up by 69bhp.

***0943hrs *Luca di on the new Ferrari California T: It means and sportiness. The eight-cylinder turbocharged is our first in a quarter of a century. you remember the last one – the F40….

*Matt Saunders, Autocar’s road test editor, has listening to Ferrari boss di Montezemolo address ahead of the T reveal. Di Montezemolo has reiterated strategy of limiting production and of its models: We won’t expand 7000 cars in 2014. is important for used values.

*Autocar’s senior contributing Andrew Frankel has headed to and reports: Seat has just its Leon Cupra has lapped the in 7min 58sec, breaking the for a front-drive car around the legendary and becoming the first such to go under 8 min. This creates a colossal headache for which has hitherto made of its ambition for its new Civic Type-R to the first front drive car to exactly this measure.

*Reflecting on that chat Porsche’s technical chief the pace of race car development, Andrew Frankel adds: have changed since the C days when the same car Porsche designed for the 1982 won Le Mans for six years on the trot.

*Andrew Frankel has just a fascinating chat with Hitzinger, Porsche LMP1 director. Hitzinger told our man the pace of change is so fast cars that will at Le Mans will be completely to the 919 shown at Geneva today. He that Porsche’s motorsport is already working on next car, which will be new.

***0913hrs *Hilton has ferreted a snippet of news Alfa Romeo. He reports the Alfa Romeo brand finally be relaunched in the US at the New York show in April. Sales in and Japan will also in the second quarter of 2014, to Hilton’s source.

***0905hrs updated the gallery above story with a bunch of new live from the Geneva show floor.

*0853hrs senior contributing editor Goodwin has already got distracted the task in hand at the Geneva show. He’s wandered Hall Three, where the Le racing car exhibit lives. He ‘Distracted already.

It’s my of the show. Look out for pictures the Le Mans exhibition in our gallery today.

***0850hrs *Autocar’s editor Hilton Holloway is at the Jeep show stand, the new Renegade baby SUV is being The US brand seems determined to authentic off-road functionality its latest model. Hilton Jeep is making a big push on in class’ off-road performance, terrain select system, plates, etc.

***0828hrs *Harald Wester explained how Maserati is gearing up to its ambitious sales targets for the We’ve rejuvenated and expanded our we’ve doubled our dealer and our sales building towards We want to offer new and fresh to our clients and break the shackles of car conformity.

***0827hrs *Autocar’s Jim Holder has discussed the prospects of the Maserati Alfieri into with company boss Wester, who said: Just the possibilities of building and selling car. Alfieri is not a GT, it is a perfect-sized 2 2 sportscar that could the line up at Maserati.

***0815hrs boss Harald Wester the company is keen to make a version of the new Alfieri concept: is what quiet, hard-working, car makers make. This is the of our design and our homage to our history. We are now if this can go in to production and complement our up.

***0812hrs *Maserati chief Wester has pledged to instil class quality and manufacturing in the company. We are well on the way to that, he onlookers at the reveal of the company’s new car concept.

***0808hrs *Maserati is to reveal its striking new sports and Autocar editor Jim Holder is at the manufacturer’s presentation. He reports: chief executive  Harald boss is talking up the new concept as a to all the workers who have had to go through the of Maserati’s history, and who have through thick and thin. car – and the future – is presented as being an end to the years.

Sustainable growth is

***0751hrs *Steve Cropley his thoughts on the shift upmarket by the new Toyota Aygo, and its sister the Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108, of which we will officially see today.

*0749hrs *It’s to be a significant show for new city and following the Renault Twingo earlier, the new Toyota Aygo has now revealed.

*0748hrs *The limited-edition Bugatti Veyron, briefly at yesterday’s VW Group has been officially revealed at the motor show.

*0739hrs at the Renault stand, Autocar’s Cropley has been trying to out some technical information the new Twingo from the French coy technical chiefs. He reports: engineers not keen to say precise weight distribution, but unofficial suggest 60 per cent rear one occupant is aboard. Renault is lots of assurances about the new conventional handling balance. I did not tell you this was a rear-engined car you not know from the handling,’ a engineer told me.

***0735hrs associate editor Hilton is prowling the show floor, and has struck by the sleeved-down Chevrolet now that the manufacturer has withdrawn selling mainstream models in Chevrolet’s Geneva stand down to Corvette and Camaro. Volt, Spark and Cruise, he

***0730hrs *And the wraps are off the 919, with the German new driver signing Mark helping with the unveiling. the drivers having to dress up in race suits under the Geneva show spotlights, As Autocar’s Andrew Frankel the race suits.

Not yet seen self combust at a motor though I’ve come

*0724hrs *Our industry Julian Rendell is patiently at the Porsche stand, where the is about to pull the covers off two new cars – the 919 Le Mans Prototype and

*0721hrs *Over at SsangYong’s motor show stand, new XLV concept is understood to preview a new SUV.

***0719hrs *Another from Autocar’s Steve about the new Renault Twingo: nice, simple, modern Lots of body colour on Pod in centre dash holds smartphone, which communicates the car’s systems. Cross-ribbed seats reminiscent of past – but all modern, no pastiche.

Half a Twingos in various colours about Renault’s show showing off amazingly tight circle. Clearly the car’s selling point.

***0711hrs *In the two months of sale, Lamborghini has more than 1000 orders for the new Huracán. Rather

*0708hrs *Lamborghini’s Huracán is unveiled at the moment, along the new Renault Twingo.

*0705hrs added a video to our story on the new Agera One:1.

*0657hrs Cropley, Autocar’s editor in has snuck a quick glimpse at the Twingo which will be launched in just over one He says: First sight of Looks great!

Zero lots of cabin. Big doors. lines under the windows are to have to go, though.

Certain Renault insiders reckon one’s a lot better-looking than the version.

***0642hrs *Autocar’s editor Julian Rendell has this article about the of the touchscreens we’re beginning to see in and more production cars.

*Our senior contributing Andrew Frankel reckons could possibly have its mojo with the new Civic R, which is due to be unveiled in concept later today.

*0622hrs contributor Dan Stevens was intrigued by the Adam S, which broke yesterday and seems to have inspiration from the Peugeot 106 Read his thoughts here.* *

*Of course, we’ve already had a peek at the new Lamborghini Huracán, was rolled out at the Volkswagen Group evening last night.

*It isn’t quite dawn yet in but Autocar’s team is already en to the Palexpo venue for the show. The launches of the day take place at UK time, with Renault and doing the honours.

*0610hrs front-wheel-drive revolution is firmly with the BMW 2-series Active full details of which you can here.

*0608hrs *There’s been news of a new ‘smart concept from Goodyear The system mounts a sensor in the itself, rather than on the rim.

*0605hrs *Overnight seen the official images and of the new Jeep Renegade, the compact SUV has got everyone talking about its styling.

*0602hrs *Our team on the Geneva motor floor includes Jim Holder editor), Mark Tisshaw editor news and features), Cropley (editor in chief), Holloway (associate editor), Frankel (senior contributing Stuart Price (photographer), Kable (European editor), Bremner (senior contributing Matt Saunders (deputy test editor), Dan Stevens Matt Prior (road editor), Julian Rendell editor), Jesse Crosse editor) and Steve Sutcliffe

***0601hrs *Our team of and photographers in Switzerland will be the show halls to bring you all the and intrigue from one of the biggest shows of the year.

*Tuesday 4 0600hrs (UK)/0700hrs (Geneva) all! Autocar’s live from the Geneva motor is back for a busy day of launches and

*2344hrs *After all this excitement, we’re going for a lie-down now. Our live and gallery updates from the motor show will bright and early in the morning. and Lamborghini kick off the official reveals at 0800hrs, and our team of will be prowling the show to bring you all the breaking news.

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*This new Hyundai concept, the PassoCorto, should help the manufacturer to stir up some tomorrow.

*2309hrs *If this is the new Maserati sports car, the manufacturer might be about the the headlines at this year’s motor show.

*2308hrs German manufacturer Gumpert has this striking two-seat car called the. Explosion. leave you to be the judge of whether the works, but here’s the story.

*Mercedes-Benz announced a new service named ‘Mercedes me’ its pre-show event this It is bringing together purchasing, and servicing of vehicles, as well as services, together under one brand, which will be via a new website that is scheduled to go in Summer 2014. It is part of a customer care push the Stuttgart car maker.

***2211hrs of the Honda Civic Type R due to be revealed tomorrow, have out early.

*2204 *Autocar’s in chief Steve Cropley has nattering to some Renault this evening, ahead of the awaited reveal of the new Renault tomorrow. Renault’s new marketing Michael Van Der Sande expects new Twingo to recall joie de of original Renault 5, says our

***2156hrs *Autocar editor Jim has pondered whether the Mercedes-Benz is an early contender for the star of the motor show.

*2152hrs added a host of fresh to the Geneva motor show above this story.

*Back at 1942hrs Andrew remarked how Volkswagen spent on RD than the GDP of some European He’s since been some more precise I’ve just figured out if you live in a European country with the letter ‘M’, you in a country with a GDP that’s than VW spent on RD last So that’s any of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, San Marino or, yes,

I’ll get my coat.

*2125hrs* comments from Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn on how the car industry change its working habits to the demands of changing society.

update from Autocar Jim Holder on Volkswagen’s battle to a new budget brand add up.

*2045hrs could be the best turtle-inspired you’ll see at this year’s motor show.

***2031hrs associate editor Hilton has learned that Jaguar Rover has given its range of new powerplants the name ‘Ingenium’. his story here.

***2011hrs has offered a little tease of its coupé this evening, of the car’s official reveal tomorrow’s press event at the motor show.

***2009hrs from the Volkswagen Group Ford has given its Mondeo another airing at its own Geneva event.

***2005hrs *Autocar’s editor Julian Rendell was impressed with the new models the entire Volkswagen Group: Not a bad up. Some car companies struggle to get many new models out in a year, let one show.

***2001hrs *The Huracán has captured the imagination of our contributing writer, Andrew Now that the Volkswagen Group conference is over, he’s able to take a closer around the new machine. He says: this Lambo. So much in the flesh.

We think he means but you get the point.

***1944hrs *Our editor Julian Rendell has had a look at the Volkswagen T-Roc More than a nod to Nissan with huge round lamps at the front, he observes.

*A stunning observation from Frankel, who is listening to VW boss Winterkorn’s address: VW spent billion on research and development in There are countries in Europe gross domestic products than that.

***1940hrs Frankel, our senior contributing reckons the Seat Leon will be a pivotal model for the Finally getting the impression the guys have figured out they’re going.

***1935hrs senior contributing editor Frankel isn’t so convinced by the of the plug-in hybrid Volkswagen GTE. He says, Sorry, but to me a GTE is and will be a Vauxhall Astra a silly dash.

*1935hrs development chief Heinz-Jakob would seem to agree the thoughts of our Julian Rendell. He We’d like to build the It would be the logical conclusion of the concept.

We’ve shown SUV concepts in the past 24 months – of them ready for production.

*The Golf-based Volkswagen has been shown off at the preview Autocar’s industry editor Rendell gives his view on the The T-Roc looks like it successfully drop into C-SUV segment and score straight away.

***1926hrs editor Jim Holder has described the of the Rembrandt Bugatti Veyron dismissively as brown. We thought as a car colour had died out with the and Maxi…

***1924hrs *Here’s the Clipper six seat electric which is either a strikingly concept or an absolute oddity, on your point of view. on the VW Group’s MQB platform, it boasts an EV of 335 miles and a top speed of 127mph.

*Bentley previewed the updated GT Speed, the fastest Bentley It gets 626bhp from W12 engine and a new top speed of 206mph*.*

*Porsche board member Hatz has explained how the 918 Spyder car and 919 race car were developed and the development teams for the two cars ideas. The objectives are the two cars are maximum performance and maximum The big difference is usability on the road, Hatz.

***1912hrs *Yet limited-edition Bugatti Veyron has revealed. Mind you, the is still looking pretty after all these years.

*Porsche is teasing us, showing off its Le Mans 24 Hours winner, the 911 GT1 1998 instead of the hotly new hybrid prototype. You’ll to wait until tomorrow, a company bigwig.

*1905hrs the Audi TT is a major test for the brand. Autocar’s road editor Matt Prior the challenge of reinventing the iconic car while also maintaining its

***1902hrs *Seat chief Stackmann has introduced the Seat Cupra to the world: It is the most and fastest car Seat has ever It has the perfect symbiosis between a and a family car. Last the Leon family enjoyed a 44 per increase in sales compared 2012 and this car will us more momentum in the market.

*There’s been a Le Mans car on at the VW Group preview evening, but it is the Audi R18, as opposed to the new and unraced Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Now it is Audi’s turn to show off the new TT. Autocar’s Andrew Frankel his view on the Mk3 model: New TT. Revolutionary? No. you mess with a formula as as this?* *

***1848hrs *Skoda Winfried Vahland has shown off the new VisionC concept, which inform the design of future from the Czech make.

*Autocar’s Andrew Frankel a close-up look at the new Lamborghini He says: Huracán looks  Not as dramatic as some, but I it’ll age brilliantly.

***1843hrs up at the VW Group preview evening, boss Stephan Winkelmann has the new Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4. vehicle has better performance its predecessor but lower emissions and fuel economy, he said. It is a new car compared to the Gallardo.

***1828hrs might have dropped a Autocar editor Jim Holder there’s a minor revolution on at the failure to serve curry at the Geneva preview evening. He tweets: In other news, Le Mans driver Mark is apparently here and has reportedly shock at how many people turned out.

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***1810hrs *We’re less 20 minutes away from the of the Volkswagen Group’s preview and Autocar’s editor Jim Holder has through the crowds to make it the venue. His highlight so far? Ickx joining us in the queue, he thrilled to be rubbing shoulders a true Le Mans legend.

*Volkswagen is planning to expand its of high-riding vehicles with a new SUV based on this, the T-Roc which will be unveiled at It is expected to reach production in as part of a five-strong future SUV from the Wolfsburg-based brand*. *

*Last year’s Geneva show was all about the hypercar between the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. year, Swedish manufacturer is weighing into the scrap its 1322bhp Agera One:1. pretentious name aside, the car pretty interesting.

***1748hrs editor Jim Holder has reached the Espace Secheron in Geneva, the Volkswagen Group preview will take place He currently reports that one of 500 people clamouring to get into the VW is keeping the doors resolutely for the time being.

***1746hrs 2014 Car of the Year winner, the 308, joins some company and also some that look rather inspired with the benefit of Read our history of the COTY here.

*1740hrs *If you need a guide to what we’re to appear at the 2014 Geneva show, you might want to our preview.

***1738hrs *Smartphone integration not be the most enthralling of topics for car more interested in bhp and torque but demand (particularly from car buyers) is prompting manufacturers to put a lot of into making sure can be paired to vehicles. Read about it here.

***1733hrs editor Jim Holder is another of our team to be heading to the massive Group preview evening. learned that the event’s is 2500 people, of which an 2000 are journalists eager to see the new from each of the VW-owned

***1726hrs *A facelifted version of the Juke compact crossover go on sale in June after a at the Geneva motor show. about it here.

*1719hrs for this year is an exhibition in the Hall Three. The focus for is the Le Mans 24 Hours and 20 cars been gathered together to the history of the famous endurance including the latest Audi R18 and the Chenard Walcker Sport that won the 1923 race.

*Geneva show officials totted up that there are 900 on display at this year’s and 250 exhibitors are present at Palexpo.

*We’ve already had a good look at the refreshed Ford which will be officially tomorrow afternoon.

***1656hrs slightly worried about they’ve been putting in the down in Martorell, Spain. has previewed its press conference morning by explaining that the of its new cars will feature a in a giant 250-metre skirt, under which its Geneva stars will be revealed. could be spectacular, but we just it isn’t for all the wrong reasons.

*Practical small cars are overshadowed by sumptuous supercars at motor shows, but the Renault could buck that The French company has vowed to up the city car blueprint with the machine.

*1633hrs *This hot new Rover Evoque could be the thing to take on the new Porsche Expect it to generate serious at Geneva tomorrow.

*1627hrs senior contributing writer Frankel is intrigued to know surprises the Volkwagen Group has in at its Geneva preview this Heading off to the vast VW Group bash tonight. Don’t Porsche’s LMP1 Le Mans was meant to unveiled until but now it’s been leaked can it really now not show up?

And if it does, they run it? Fascinated to hear that turbo V4 sounds he tweets.

***1607hrs *Snapper Price (@Stuart_Price) has slipped the show halls for an early around. We’ve added a few of his to our gallery above this

*1556hrs *Ignore the odd name of Mazda Hazumi concept – it is much the next Mazda 2 up with a few show car frills. pictures have also out ahead of the Geneva motor reveal.

*1546hrs *The is distinctively Jeep, but not everyone is a fan of looks. Our industry editor Rendell (@jrendell) says, okay from some but editor Jim Holder (@jim_holder) My ability to look for the positives is to break through.

*1543hrs new baby Jeep has also seen ahead of time, and it is to say the little SUV with genuine ambitions has divided opinion our scribes.

*1539hrs *Although try to keep the identity of their motor show stars wraps until the official invariably there are more than Fulham FC’s We’ve already seen of the new Audi TT dribble out earlier

*1536hrs *Andrew Frankel has uncovering all the scoops. He’s arrived at his Geneva hotel and has found a sweet in the shape of an Volkswagen. He Tweets: Found a Beetle in my Geneva hotel Would have been impressed by a Monteverdi Hai…

*Here are Steve Cropley’s on how and why the Peugeot 308 claimed the Car of the Year gong.

*1527hrs *You recall that last ECOTY winner was the Volkswagen which crushed the opposition, more than double the of the second-placed Toyota GT86/Subaru

***1526hrs *Our road team was impressed with the 308 when they gave it an assessment.

*1525hrs *Autocar’s contributing writer Andrew attended the announcement of the European Car of the He says: So Peugeot wins ahead of BMW i3 and Tesla Model S, clearly split the electric No quarrel with the 308, is a very well sorted of its kind, but still feel an opportunity missed to pass a revolution like the i3 in favour of so very conventional.

***1524hrs *In a quirk, the Peugeot 308 amassed 307 votes from the automotive who make up the Car of the Year jurors. You make it up. The i3 gained 223, of the Tesla (216), Citroën C4 (182), Mazda 3 (180), Octavia (172) and Mercedes-Benz (170).

***1522hrs *We’ve witnessed the Peugeot 308 scoop the Car of the Year accolade, beating the BMW i3 and Model S.

*1521hrs *Already we’ve seen official of the Vauxhall Adam S, the hot city car 148bhp on tap.

*1519hrs the 84th running of the Geneva The event takes place in the halls of the Palexpo, which is close to Geneva Airport. The show was held back in

Since then, it has hosted premieres including Jaguar Jaguar E-type, Ford Fiat X1/9, Porsche 928 and Quattro.

***1516hrs *Although mention must be made to the luxury car marque, which was in Binningen, about 200 miles Geneva.

*1515hrs *There’s been plenty of chatter the Geneva motor show, takes place in neutral because Switzerland has no local car to speak of.

*1514hrs *Mind if we can’t find the answer, we bluff it..

***1513hrs *If anything you’d like to about any of the new cars at the show, one of our contributors, or email us at and try to squirrel off and uncover the answer.

*You can follow the team on at the following handles: @mtisshaw, @StvCr, @hiltonholloway, @andrew_frankel, @TheDarkStormy1, @matty_prior, @JesseCrosse, and the magazine’s account @autocar.

*Stan Papior (chief and Stuart Price (photographer) be prowling the vast show with their cameras. strolled more than ten around the Detroit show this year, and is expecting to that in Switzerland this * *

***1510hrs *Our writing on the Geneva motor show includes Jim Holder (Autocar’s Mark Tisshaw (senior news and features), Steve (editor in chief), Hilton (associate editor), Andrew (senior contributing writer), Kable (European editor), Bremner (senior contributing Matt Saunders (deputy test editor), Dan Stevens Matt Prior (road editor), Julian Rendell editor), Jesse Crosse editor) and Steve Sutcliffe

***1509hrs *Autocar has 13 reporters at the as well as a two-strong photographic to bring you all the news, analysis and as the wraps come off the cars.

*There should be plenty of tonight too, because of the major manufacturers are hosting pre-show functions. Volkswagen’s night usually throws up talking points, while reporters are also attending with Ford, Jaguar, Mercedes, Vauxhall and McLaren.

*As always, there’s a fair to get excited about at this Geneva motor show, no less than 53 manufacturer scheduled to take place tomorrow.

*1500hrs (UK)/1600hrs to Autocar’s Geneva motor live blog. During the of Monday and all of Tuesday, our reporters be keeping you updated on all the breaking from the show floor.

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