The best of the Geneva motor show 2017

Generally regarded as the best motor show in the world, this year's event lived up to the reputation

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SUVs galore

The SUV and crossover market shows no signs of slowing down, and virtually every major manufacturer had a new production model or concept on display.

The new Volvo XC60 is pretty much as close as you can get to a sure-fire success. Building on the success of its acclaimed XC90 big brother, the XC60 will arrive in the UK in summer to take on the likes of the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the newest Range Rover model from Land Rover.

That newest Range Rover model is the Velar, which also made its debut in Geneva. Positioned between the Evoque and Sport models in the Range Rover line-up, the Velar is aiming at the very same market as the Volvo XC60. It will also face some in-house competition from sister brand Jaguar, which had its I-Pace concept on show.

The facelifted Nissan Qashqai was unveiled, and will bring semi-autonomous driving to the masses in summer. On motorway-style roads, the Qashqai will be able to accelerate, and stay in its lane in completely hands-off fashion. Other cars like the Volvo XC60 will offer similar capabilities, but the Qashqai looks set to be the cheapest car on sale in the UK with a (partially) autonomous option.

Other new or updated SUVs and crossovers presented were the DS 7 Crossback (finally, a DS that is not simply a rebadged old Citroën), the Mitsubishi Eclipse Sport, the Subaru XV, Vauxhall Crossland X, Renault Captur and Koleos, Jeep CompassVolkswagen Tiguan Allspace and more.

Oh, and Mercedes-Benz presented an insane Maybach version of its G-Glass off-roader.

Next page: Cool and crazy concept cars

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Stuart Masson
Stuart Masson
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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