Hyundai PassoCorto

As far as showstopping reveals go, we were spoilt for choice at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. If this year’s event is to be remembered for anything, it’s probably the year the internal combustion engine didn’t die.

Despite pushing the hybrid mantra around the show circuit for years, from vanilla city cars right up to the latest performance models, almost every manufacturer still featured petrol and diesel options, showing there’s life yet in the old spark and compression-ignition donks.

Concepts such as the Renault Twingo give a sense that even small cars can be more than the sum of their parts, while gorgeous, voluptuous design studies reflected in vehicles such as the Maserati Alfieri demonstrate that there is still room for beauty on the world’s roads.

The Geneva Motor Show fills six halls covering more than 100,000 square metres of space, and for this photo gallery we’ve ignored all the ‘Do Not Enter’ signs to prod, probe and explore the cars that, for whatever reason, stopped us in our tracks.

Ferrari California T

Citroen C4 Cactus

Mazda Hazumi Concept

Hyundai Intrado Concept

Lamborghini Huracan

Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Honda Civic Type R Concept

Renault Twingo

Lexus RC F

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Maserati Alfieri

Volvo Concept Estate

Peugeot 108

Volkswagen T-ROC

Skoda Vision C Concept

Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept

Porsche 919 Hybrid

Zonda Revolucion

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Opel Astra OPC Extreme

McLaren 650S

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept

Jeep Renegade

Koenigsegg One:1