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On your marques: Geneva Motor Show in pictures

Abid Ali

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show kicked off this week with exhibit halls full of new models. Geneva is Europe's premier motor show and the world's top venue to show off the latest supercars. As automakers unveil their latest designs, it's also a time for industry executives, auto aficionados, the public and journalists to pour over the rides and reflect on the state of the industry.

While the show runs from March 9 to March 19, the press are given an advance glimpse at some of the newest cars to grace our roads. CNBC brings you some of the best sights from the show.   

Range Rover Velar

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This exquisite piece of British engineering, albeit owned by India's Tata, sits between the Evoque and Discovery Sport. It's designed to be a competitor for the Audi Q5, Porsche Macan and stable mate Jaguar F-Pace. It's certainly more expensive than its peers with prices starting around £45,000 ($55,000).

Porsche Sports Turismo

Porsche is expanding its four-seater Panamera range with the extended Sport Turismo wagon. Not only will you get more luggage space but the back bench can accommodate three people. Keeping in mind its sporting pedigree, should you ever have the legal opportunity to drive at 170 kilometers per hour (105 mph) the rear spoiler will pop up to keep the ride stable. Prices start at $97,250. 

Ferrari 812 Superfast

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This is the replacement for the F12 and Ferrari's fastest ever Berlinetta. The 6.5-liter engine will get you from 0 to 60 in less than 2.9 seconds. No word on price yet. But then again, if you need to ask… 

Pagani Huayra Roadster

Another Italian sports car maker with a flair for the extravagant and customers with deep, deep pockets. This 6-liter, V12 and 745 bhp monster will set you back a cool $2.4 million, if you can find one.

Volkswagen Sedric

As scandal-hit Volkswagen unveiled its futuristic concept Sedric, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller told CNBC's Nancy Hungerford that "the Volkswagen brand is struggling to find its way in the future."

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

This new variant of the Huracan is lighter and more powerful. With a naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 640 horses, it will take you from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds. Before taking a stand at Geneva, the supercar broke Porsche's record of the fastest production car to lap Germany's famous Nurburgring. This record breaker will set you back $274,390. 

Maybach G650 Landaulet

This is the world's most expensive SUV. At $500,000, Mercedes' Maybach G650 Landaulet costs twice as much as Bentley's Bentayga and $100,000 more than Rolls-Royce's forthcoming and as-yet untitled model which is hitting a dirt track - or the school run - near you next year. 

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