The 5 Best Looking Cars Of The 2018 Geneva Motor Show (w/Poll)

Now that the Press days are over and the Geneva Motor Show has opened its doors to visitors, we have seen all there is to see concerning this year’s premieres at the event.

Of course, taste is highly subjective (though we doubt anyone would call Jennifer Lawrence or Bradley Cooper ugly…), but we decided to do a poll between us, Carscoops’ editors, and vote for the best-looking debuts, both in production cars as well as concepts.

The results varied a lot, as there were many different models included in each editor’s list, but apparently, the best-looking model of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show was the Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept, as it gathered the most votes.

If someone told us just a few years ago that a Hyundai would end up as the best-looking model in an auto show full of premieres from many major manufacturers, we’d probably think they were joking.

This concept, though, is no joke. Sure, the designers were free to create a concept that would impress showgoers instead of previewing an upcoming production car, which gave them much more freedom when it came to its styling.

Hyundai’s design boss, Luc Donckerwolke, claims that the Le Fil Rouge “is a reinterpretation of Hyundai’s design DNA that originated from the brand’s historical Coupe Concept in 1974,” but we’d take that with a grain of salt or three, as the Korean automaker has managed to establish a coherent design language in just the past few years.

We have to admit that the Le Fil Rouge like nothing Hyundai has in its range, what with the long bonnet, short rear decklid and suicide rear doors, not to mention the sci-fi-like interior, but then again, no one could see sister company Kia’s Stinger coming not that long ago, and right now it’s gathering accolades from almost everyone who’s driven it.

Second place was a tie between two concepts, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe and the Subaru Viziv Tourer. The Bimmer previews the upcoming range-topper in the brand’s range and the Japanese concept a possible, and very sharp, estate that might or might not turn out to be the Levorg’s successor.

The Peugeot 508 and Pininfarina HK GT Concept shared the final spot on the podium, and they both deserved it, albeit for different reasons. The all-new 508 is a truly good-looking saloon that might make some buyers think twice before going for an SUV as their family cars, while the GT concept created by the Italian studio for the Hong Kong-based upstart is both aggressive and elegant, with a hint of Merc-AMG GT R up front and large, gullwing doors.

Oh, and everyone agreed that an honorary award should be given to the Jaguar XJ6 restomod ordered by Iron Maiden’s drummer that’s perfect – with a twist of the heavy metal band’s Eddie being incorporated in Jaguar’s logo at the steering wheel.

Having narrowed down the list of candidates, if you had to pick the best-looking of them all, which one would you choose? Cast your vote now!

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  • GobbleUp

    None of those dogs. Try Pista.

    • Zandit75

      Was it even on display there? I haven’t seen any release on it.

      • LWOAP

        It was but the likes of the Valkyrie AMR Pro and Senna GTR overshadowed it.

        • Zandit75

          I don’t rate either of those cars either, so it must have blended in with the background too much.

      • It was displayed there, CS make an article about it too.

        • Zandit75

          I’m not a Ferrari fan, so I obviously missed it.

    • Stephen G

      Cars of this caliber have little to no style, designed for function, they all look basically the same. Crazy paint doesn’t help.

  • Honda NSX-R


  • Six_Tymes

    PISTA OR MAZDAS CONCEPT. both should be on this Poll.

    • MultiKdizzle

      But the Pista looks like every other Ferrari!


    Oh this is between editors. I’ll play along and say the M8 Gran Coupe.

    But personally I think the Regera, Rimac C_Two, and the Huracan Performante Spyder were some of the best.

  • MonkeyRider


    • Stephen G

      Definitely Mazda. All that’s missing is a coupe (by coupe I mean a car with two doors, not a German four door hatchback) and cabriolet.

  • Eagle By Singer

    Can’t believe I’d ever prefer a BMW, however these aren’t not the cars I would’ve chosen for this.

  • MultiKdizzle

    What about the AMG GT4? Haha, just kidding, it’s totally bloated.

  • What’s with the selection? Where is my Ruf SCR??

    • LWOAP

      That got overlooked IMO

      • Yeah and some uninformed self confess petrolheads thought Ruf is making SInger lookalike… oh my… Internet makes some people get dumb for me.

  • roy

    The Tata sedan concept

  • LeStori

    Think the 1959 Citroën DS looks the most futuristic….

  • Some ol’ bloke

    And Senna, Senna GTR, Valkyrie, Bugatti Chiron and a few other fast or good-looking cars…


    mazda vision coupe

  • Harry_Wild

    All the concept cars if produced will not look like the concepts shown here anyways, so what is the point of the concept in the first place? Just to give designers a time to be far out and have fun and for car fanatics to dream that this one is my dream car!

  • Sjaak

    The Hyuandai is superb craftmanship, puts everything else at Geneva in the shadow

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