Geneva Motor Show 2013 preview

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  • New products from some of the biggest firms around

The Geneva Motor Show starts tomorrow and we’re expecting unveils of some extremely important new cars.

Historically, the Swiss show has been the launchpad for many of the major car firms to show off their latest and greatest vehicles, and this year is set to be no exception.

There's new metal on the way from the likes of Alfa Romeo, Vauxhall, Bentley and Audi to name but a few.

In this article we guide you through our pick of the 10 most important cars that you need to know about.

1. Bentley Flying Spur

What is it?

A seriously luxurious four-door 'super-saloon'. It'll hit 62mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 200mph, both in imperious comfort. Just don't expect it to be cheap...

To find out more about this car, click here.

2. Alfa Romeo 4C

What is it?

The new sports car from Alfa Romeo, seen for the first time in production form. It'll use a 1.7-litre turbocharged petrol engine, but the real selling point has to be those gorgeous looks.

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3. Vauxhall Cascada

What is it?

The Cascada is a striking-looking convertible which promises a rewarding drive, since it borrows many chassis parts from the excellent Astra GTC.

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4. Toyota Auris Touring Sports

What is it?

An estate version of the Toyota Auris. The big news is that this car will be the first small estate available as a hybrid.

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5. Peugeot 2008

What is it?

A small crossover based on the 208 hatchback. It'll be appealing thanks to CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km, meaning very cheap road tax.

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6. Nissan Note

What is it?

An all-new version of the popular family car, set to be built at Nissan's plant in Sunderland. Low CO2 emissions and high safety levels are the aim of the game.

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7. Mitsubishi Mirage

What is it?

A small hatchback set to replace the Colt. It'll be built in Thailand and will be available all over the world, so you'll be seeing rather a lot of this car in years to come.

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8. Kia cee'd GT and Pro cee'd GT

What is it?

Sportier versions of the cee'd and Pro cee'd. They both use a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and aim to position Kia as a sportier proposition in the hatchback marketplace.

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9. Ford Fiesta ST

What is it?

The sporty version of the excellent Fiesta. It'll use a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and takes aim at the Renaultsport Clio.

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10. Audi RS Q3

What is it?

An ultra-hot version of the Q3 4x4. It uses a 306bhp five-cylinder petrol engine to hurtle to 62mph in just 5.5 seconds. Of course, it also has the looks to match the power; this is one aggressive-looking beast.

To find out more about this car, click here.