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Geneva Auto Show 2018: poll results

After giving you, our dear readers, a while to respond to the recent polls about the Geneva Auto Show 2018 debuts, we thought it would be interesting to go over some of the main trends in the responses.

  • The Peugeot 508 was the clear favorite among production cars (above), but was also the car respondents though would improve most on the previous generation in terms of sales(below)
  • By comparison, while few people picked the Toyota Auris as their favorite car from Geneva, many of you thought it would do much better with the customers than the current car
  • Unsurprisingly, the distinctive Jaguar I-Pace and the bonkers Rimac C_Two got a lot of love
  • More surprising was the lack of enthusiasm for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door, with few of you thinking the new premium compact would improve on the current model sales-wise, despite that rather-stunning dashboard
  • Finally, while JLR is unlikely to worry that the Range Rover SV Coupe received almost no votes, as it is will probably still sell out its entire run, Lexus and Kia should be more concerned about your reaction to the UX and the Ceed, respectively

Concept cars

  • It was a close-thought contest, but in the end Hyundai Le Fil Rouge beat the Aston Martin Lagonda Vision to the top spot – here’s hoping that it previews an upturn in Hyundai’s production car design language
  • While the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept ranked only 4th among your favorite concepts it was the car that most of you though would do best in the marketplace (see below)
  • Interestingly, while the Subaru VIZIV Tourer Concept was much more popular than the Skoda Vision X Concept, the two ranked neck-and-neck when it comes to their likely popularity with consumers (a begrudging admission by many who don’t love Skoda, but find it hard not to respect it)
  • The most surprising finding of all was the lack of love for the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo – for the brand’s sake hopefully this is just a reflection that a faux-by-four Porsche wagon is a step too far for many, and not an indication that they’ve messed up the promising Mission E Concept