We are all wowed by the top-end fantastical efforts, but what keeps the show's feet on terra firma and the automotive industry's wheels rotating are the real world, planned production models.
No car in Geneva this year came close to the VW Golf GTI 7th generation which promises to be nothing short of brilliant. So brilliant in fact that it was awarded 'Car of the Year 2013'!
Also of note were Renault's cheeky, eye-catching Captur, the feisty Honda NSX and the new Nissan Leaf. Nissan has slashed the entry level price of this British built electric car to encourage uptake. They've also tweaked the styling, improved the luggage capacity, boosted cold weather performance with a new heat pump, retuned the handling and added an optional fast-charger that reduces recharge times from eight hours to four.
All told, the show was a roaring success. We hope you enjoyed our little snapshot - there was so much going on it would take far too long to go through everything. You can find out more at the Salon International de l'Auto website.
The Geneva International Motor Show officially closed its doors last Sunday night. Over 11 days almost 700,000 enthusiastic visitors enjoyed this fabulous window into automotive future. In addition to the wide and diverse range of every day cars to be seen, they were treated to a bounty of experimentation and individuality.
Volvo continue their long-term vision of road safety and accident avoidance with 'cyclist detection'. The system, comprising a camera in front of the interior rear view mirror, a radar in the front grille and a central control unit, can detect cyclists and apply braking if it detects an incident might be about to happen.
Peugeot announced their RCZ unique 'View Top technology' which aims to offer a convertible driving experience without the expense or loss of structural rigidity. View Top uses a sliding folding roof made of fabric with integrated curved glass panels, and opens from windscreen to boot in 12 seconds.
The Porsche 911 GT3 made its world debut. It punches at a similar weight to the Carrera S and promises an emotional and exhilarating drive despite being an automatic. All credit to the new dual-clutch gearbox delivering shorter intermediate ratios, quicker and more aggressive shifts and no forward creep.