Geneva 2013: Your top 10

We've rounded up the 10 most popular cars from the Geneva Motor Show, based on the stories you've been reading on autoexpress.co.uk

The 2013 Geneva Motor Show saw some of the most exciting new debuts in years.

While we all had our own personal favourites, the readers of autoexpress.co.uk did too. We've put together a list of the 10 most popular stories...

1. Ferrari LaFerrari

If the endless crowds blocking the LaFerrari from view weren’t enough of a hint, then the staggering amount of traffic on autoexpress.co.uk confirmed it as the people’s car of the show. You flocked to read up on the ultimate Ferrari and take in its striking bodywork. And despite opinions on its name, everyone was impressed by the figures: acceleration from 0-124mph in less than seven seconds, with a 950bhp petrol-electric powertrain that produces half the CO2 of the Enzo.

2. Rolls-Royce Wraith

Following closely behind the Ferrari, was the all-new Rolls-Royce Wraith. It’s the sportiest model the firm has ever made and the most powerful, too. A 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 produces 624bhp, while tweaked suspension and a wider track help improve the handling. Sitting inside the opulent cabin reminds you this is a Rolls, with fantastic attention to detail and only the best materials. The looks may not have been universally praised but it’s another fabulous British car we can be proud of.

3. Volkswagen Golf GTI

It’s a testament to the popularity of the Volkswagen Golf GTI that it ranks third in our most read stories from Geneva, ahead of some seriously desirable models. This latest GTI is definitely the sharpest-looking for some time and we’re expecting it to be great to drive, too. With up to 227bhp and a kerbweight 42kg less than the old model, the future of the GTI brand looks to be in safe hands.

4. Mercedes A45 AMG

The Mercedes A45 AMG may be called a hot-hatch in the same way the Golf GTI is, but the Merc is a completely different proposition. With 355bhp and four-wheel drive, it rockets from 0-62mph in the same time as an entry-level Porsche 911. Prices are expected to start from around £36,000 so it’s pricey for a family hatch, but it’s also a bit of a performance car bargain.

5. Lamborghini Veneno

People were drawn to the Lamborghini stand just to gawp at the Veneno, and our readers couldn’t help but try and get a closer look, too. Celebrating the firm’s 50th anniversary, the Veneno is based on the Aventador but has a total power output lifted from 640bhp to 740bhp. That kind of performance seems perfectly at home in the Veneno’s Le Mans car-inspired aerodynamic body. But the near-£3million price-tag is a bit of a shock.

6. Honda Civic Tourer

Estate cars are never really crowd pleasers, but the Civic Tourer’s stylish bodywork proved enough to snatch it a place in your top 10. It’s still a concept for the time being but the production car will be revealed soon enough, and a chat with the lead designer on the project revealed it’ll look almost identical. Honda is promising it will offer near-class-leading interior space, too, so you can make a case for your head and your heart.

7. Alfa Romeo 4C

Ever since the Alfa 4C debuted as a concept in Geneva two years ago, there’s been a buzz about it. Thankfully, the production car unveiled this year looked every bit as good as the concept – although the front lights are a little controversial. You were particularly interested in the 4C Launch Edition, featuring carbon-fibre trim and unique colour schemes, with a price-tag of around £52,000. All models are built on a lightweight carbon-fibre chassis and are powered by a 237bhp 1.75-litre turbo engine.

8. Volkswagen Golf Estate

At number eight, is the second Golf of our top 10 - the Estate model. It weighs up to 105kg less than the car it replaces but offers 605 litres of boot space – that’s 100 litres up on its predecessor. There’s an ultra-frugal BlueMotion model, too, which promises 85.6mpg and 87g/km from its 1.6-litre diesel engine.

9. Porsche 911 GT3

The latest variant of the new Porsche 911 is the focused GT3 variant, which comes with a 468bhp 3.8-litre flat-six engine. The purists may not be happy to hear that it’s only available with a PDK gearbox but we’re still expecting it to be fantastic to drive, thanks to a kerbweight that’s 13 per cent lighter than the old GT3.

10. Kia provo

It’s a sign of how far Kia has come that its provo concept was one of your top 10 models at Geneva. The good news is that it’s more than a concept, too, with Kia insiders confirming it will make production as a coupe version of the Fiesta-rivalling Rio. It’ll be like a MINI Coupe rival for Kia and we were told that the basic shape will be carried over into the production version.

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