Geneva Motor Show: preview

The 2018 Geneva International Motor Show is almost upon us. Held yearly at Palexpo, a convention centre located near the city's airport, it's probably the biggest and most important of the year's motor shows – and it's the one where most European manufacturers choose to debut their newest cars to journalists and the public.

For 2018, we're expecting new and exciting cars from just about every major car brand. From A to V (Audi to Volvo) we're expecting to see the latest and greatest in vehicle tech, whether it's the latest production model or an up-in-the-air concept car that may or may not get made.

The industry's shift away from diesel and towards electric vehicles means we're expecting to see plenty of eco machines, not to mention the latest in autonomous technology. But motor manufacturers are no strangers to offering up a surprise or two, so don't be shocked if some curveballs are thrown.

The show kicks off with two days open to the press on March 6 and 7, before opening to the public between March 8 and 18. If you can't make it, or have been unable to get tickets – don't worry, we'll bring you the latest news and new car debuts – and here we've rounded up just a few of the cars that have been announced so far...