Spotlight on the New Car Designs from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva motor show is one of our favorites in the automotive calendar. The sheer number of European carmakers showing new concept and production vehicles in a relatively compact space (compared to Paris and Frankfurt) makes for easy navigation, and the plethora of coachbuilders, modifiers and aftermarket suppliers add to the ambiance.

The overall theme at the 2013 Geneva motor show was one of driving enjoyment, underscored by the need to become more environmentally efficient. Supercar makers Ferrari and McLaren stole the limelight in this regard, showing the LaFerrari — the replacement to the fabled Enzo — and the P1, an evolution of the concept first unveiled at the 2012 Paris motor show.

Here are some of the other highlights of the 2013 Geneva motor show, all in one place and with easy access to video and photo galleries.

Pininfarina Sergio conceptPininfarina Sergio concept (2013)The latest Pininfarina concept is an homage to the Italian coachbuilder’s legendary Chairman Sergio Pininfarina, who died in July last year. “The concept encapsulates the three basic values of Pininfarina’s DNA,” says design director Fabio Fillipini. Read our full story to find out what they are. And walk around the concept with Fillipini in our video interview

Kia Provo conceptKia Provo conceptSince taking over as design director in 2006, Peter Schreyer has built a team of experienced designers that have created powerful design-led vehicles in recent years. The Provo is just one more such car to add to the list. We caught up with exterior designer Davide Limongelli at the 2013 Geneva show to speak about the new Provo concept car’s design. Watch our video interview.

Lamborghini VenenoLamborghini Veneno (2013)Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and making a whole lot of noise. The 2013 Geneva show saw the Italian supercar maker strut its form with the limited-edition Veneno, one of the many surprises in store for 2013. Watch our video with Lamborghini design director Felippo Perini and exterior designer Michele Lavazzo, and stay tuned for more on the next phase of Lamborghini’s celebration.

Toyota i-Road conceptToyota iRoad conceptThis innovative electric three-wheeler is the latest urban transportation prototype from the Japanese carmaker. With two seats in tandem and a simple door made mostly of transparent plexiglass, the concept is intended for commuting in urban areas. But it’s the way it moves that we find most appealing… We’d love to get behind the wheel. Read more

Giugiaro Parcour conceptGiugiaro Parcour conceptItaldesign Giugiaro is a mainstay at Geneva auto shows, showing a new concept car every year. This latest Parcour concept was born from an idea initiated by Fabrizio Giugiaro, the founding father’s son. Shown in both coupe and a roadster form, the two-seat four-wheel-drive buggy sources power from a 5.2-liter Lamborghini V10 engine mounted behind the passenger cell. Read more

Subaru Viziv conceptSubaru Viziv conceptThe Subaru Viziv previews a forthcoming crossover vehicle from the Japanese manufacturer, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. At just over four meters in overall length, the compact two-door provides space for four adults in its condensed cabin.While sporting large scissor doors, it is surprisingly refreshing in its simplicity.  Read more

Spyker B6 Venetor conceptSpyker B6 Venetor conceptThough billed a concept, the B6 Venetor is a preview of a production car set to hit the streets in early 2014. Marking Spyker’s return to normalcy following a tumultuous time as custodian of Saab, a newfound cash investment from partner Youngman has enabled the Dutch company to continue creating limited-edition sports cars. Read more


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