The 2012 Geneva Motor Show wraps up today, and countless cool cars got the spotlight treatment. Many of the flashiest showings unfortunately won’t hit streets, though a couple production models got some love. Here’s a look at five hot autos from the Geneva Auto Show.
Chevy Volt: General Motors (NYSE:GM) Chevy Volt earned Geneva’s car of the year honors for 2012. The plug-in hybrid also won North American Car of the Year for 2011, but low sales continue to dog the vehicle. Despite substantial governmental rebates, the 94 MPG-e (miles per gallon gasoline equivalent) Volt continues to disappoint in showrooms, and GM recently announced it would suspend production of the hybrid for five weeks because of low demand.
Mercedes-Benz A Class: Luxury, just miniature. The A Class wowed showgoers with its surprising roominess and accommodations that rivaled its bigger brothers, according to Autoblog. Just don’t expect a lot of room in the trunk.
Hyundai i-Oniq: While its Elantra small car was the star of America, Hyundai’s plug-in hybrid i-Oniq concept drew eyes in Switzerland. The i-Oniq uses a three-banger gas engine as well as an electric motor and can zoom up to 145 mph, but it isn’t expected to ever see the sun.
Range Rover Evoque Concept: The Range Rover Evoque already picked up 2012 North American SUV honors, but its concept version turned heads in Geneva. The two-door version of the small SUV featured a convertible roof, a la the Nissan (PINK:NSANY) Rogue Convertible. Sadly, the Evoque convertible isn’t expected to hit real roads.
Lamborghini Aventador J: A gorgeous piece of work. 700 horses. Revolutionary body. An open top you can’t even close … And according to CNN Money, there’s only one in the world. The lucky buyer swooped in at just under $3 million.
For photos and coverage from the Geneva Auto Show, visit autoblog.com.