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Top 5 fun cars from the Geneva Motor Show

Top 5 fun cars from the Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show has closed its doors for another year, but not before manufacturers from all over the world got to show off their offerings as much as possible!

While we'll have to wait another 12 months for the next event, at least we'll have a number of vehicle releases to look forward to during that time.

The show exhibited some of the finest, most elaborate and most technologically advanced cars currently available or under development. 

It also delivered the latest line of truly fun cars that motoring enthusiasts will certainly be looking forward to getting behind the wheel of. 

Here's our run-down of the top five fun cars at the Geneva Motor Show this year. 

Ford Focus

Ford presented what it described as its 'most advanced' Focus ever at its stand in Geneva. 

The model comes with SYNC 2, Ford's latest development in its in-car connectivity system, allowing the driver to access audio, navigation, climate control and their mobile phone through a high-resolution colour touch screen. 

With technologies such as cross traffic alert and park-out assist, Ford has also put safety as a key priority.

The new MyKey technology also allows owners to create specific settings for the car depending on who's driving. This means speed and audio volume can be limited, while entertainment functions are disabled if seat-belts aren't used. 

However, the fun really lies under the bonnet. The responsive, mid-range, 150PS 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine delivers a top speed of 130mph and a 0-62mph time of 8.6 seconds.

Nissan Juke

The tagline with Nissan's release of the new Juke says it all really, with the manufacturer saying the latest edition of the sporting crossover is 'designed to thrill'. 

It comes with a more efficient, downsized 1.2-litre DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine over its predecessor, but that doesn't mean it has compromised on power and quality. 

The Juke has been delivered with the NissanConnect system - the manufacturer's latest driver-vehicle interface - and comes with 40 per cent improved luggage capacity. 

It's the perfect combination of rugged toughness and sporty performance, making it the ideal choice for any adventure.

Mazda Hazumi concept

Mazda showed off its vision for the next generation of its B-segment range, delivered in the form of the Hazumi.

This model is created under the manufacturer's new 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design signature, as seen in the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 models. 

It comes with a 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine, packing some punch while offering outstanding fuel efficiency. 

Hazumi chief designer Ryo Yanagisawa said the model is "like an animal poised to pounce", so expect it to be a beast when out on the road.

Honda Civic Type R concept

Just when you thought the Honda Civic couldn't be more fun, the manufacturer rolls out the Type R concept.

Making its world debut at the Geneva Show, the car is described as a 'racing car for the road' and offers bold and aggressive styling as well as quality performance credentials. 

Featuring the brand new VTEC Turbo engine, created as part of the Earth Dreams Technology range, the two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder turbo is able to deliver class leading output of 280PS while staying EURO 6 compliant.

Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde

It's difficult not to love the original version of the Alfa Romeo MiTo, but now the brand has launched a high-performance version of the model to ensure it keeps a place in your heart.

Known as the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde - or Cloverleaf if translated from Italian - the model is powered by a 170hp 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo engine with Alfa TCT as standard. 

This allows the car to hit an impressive top speed of 136mph and achieve a 0-62mph sprint time of 7.3 seconds, while emitting just 124g/km of CO2 emissions.

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