MR week in review: 10 March 2018

We braved the crowds, airports, and intermittent Wi-Fi to cover all the important news and bring you the best new cars from Geneva. This year’s show was packed with performance cars, with an ensuing battle as to who can create the most impressive hypercar. In fact, compared to previous motor shows, it was the fastest machinery which stole the limelight, rather than further news of our self-driving autonomous future. 

Our comprehensive coverage includes all the new cars pulled together in one video, along with details of all the significant launches, interviews with key people, and of course galleries packed with photos. We’ve also had an early experience of driving the Jaguar I-Pace, which looks set to be one of the biggest cars of the year.

We’ve also got a roundup of all the non-Geneva news from this week, and a wide range of opinion pieces, including one from half of the MR Breakthrough Award-winning duo. 

2018 Geneva Motor Show

Geneva Motor Show 2018

Geneva 2018 – The A-Z of all the new cars
With so many new cars revealed this year in Geneva it’s a struggle to fit them all in. Don’t worry – our video review will show you everything in less than 4 minutes.

Geneva Motor Show 2018

Geneva 2018 – The most extreme supercars
Performance one-upmanship was a big trend in Geneva, with manufacturers locked in a battle to outdo each other. This is your guide to the fastest machinery there

Geneva Motor Show 2018

Geneva 2018 – The 10 coolest cars
It takes all sorts to define cool, and the 2018 Geneva show produced a wide variety of cars that ticked the boxes. These were the ten cars that really caught our eye.

Geneva Motor Show 2018

Geneva 2018 – The best new SUVs and trucks
From limited-edition Range Rovers to fancy pickup trucks and performance 4x4s, there was no end in sight to the SUV armada in Geneva. These were the highlights

News

Volvo XC40

The company can seemingly do no wrong at present, with the new Volvo XC40 sweeping away the competition to take the 2018 European Car of the Year title.

First drive

Jaguar I-Pace

2018 Jaguar I-Pace – Quick review
Peter may have only had the chance to spend 10 minutes behind the wheel of Jaguar’s I-Pace on an airport runway, but it still left a positive first impression.

Features and opinion

Diesel pump at a filling station: the fuel's popularity is declining

We need to talk seriously about diesel
Official figures show that new car CO2 emissions are rising in Europe, with experts pointing to the anti-diesel rhetoric as responsible. The consequences could be huge.

LPG filling station

Is LPG the answer?
One half of the MR Breakthrough winning duo, Alan Bradley uses his first column to wonder if LPG could be the solution to bans on diesel usage in cities.

Cupra e-Racer

High voltage racers
Touring car racing is meant to give the closest connection between road and track. Cupra’s new e-Racer shows an electrified future can be exciting.

Kia Picanto X-Line

Why is everyone so jacked up?
SUVs are a big deal, but Andrew doesn’t get the trend for taking 2WD superminis and turning them into faux off-roaders. Just who is demanding them?

Retro MR

Retro MR – Why the coolest car in Geneva is an old Jag
This isn’t just any old Jaguar XJ6. This one belongs to Nicko McBrain – the drummer from Iron Maiden – and was custom-built for him by Jaguar’s Classics department.

 

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