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Geneva 2012 company car preview

  • A full guide to the Geneva Motor Show 2012
  • Which cars should company car drivers look out for?
  • Hybrids, new models and concept cars will be out in force

The Geneva Motor Show is always a spectacular occasion and very often sees launches of some of the most important cars. This year is set to be no exception, and there are some models that company car drivers should be taking note of.

We take you through the top five cars that we know about at this point.

Fiat

What to look out for? 
The big news from Fiat will be a larger, five-door version of the firm’s 500. Imaginatively-dubbed the ‘500L’, expect much of the same equipment as the three-door but with a bit of added practicality. In case you’re wondering, the L stands for ‘large’.

Ford

What to look out for?
There will be an official unveiling of the new B-Max - effectively a shrunken C-Max. It has some clever sliding doors and will be available with Ford’s new 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine.

Toyota

What to look out for?
Company car drivers will be most interested in the Yaris hybrid from Toyota, which promises a huge step forward in hybrid technology. The firm claims some impressive efficiency figures from the small car. Also on show will be a brace of concept cars and the new GT 86 sports car.

Nissan

What to look out for? 
There’s a new small hatchback coming from Nissan. Named the Invitation, it’ll go on sale alongside the Micra. The firm will also show an all-electric seven-seater version of its NV200 van.

Kia

What to look out for?  

A new Cee’d is the big news from Korean firm Kia and we expect the hatchback to arrive at dealerships as early as June, and also for it to be better than ever. It’ll need to be to take on the VW Golf and Ford Focus.