New concept cars: Ecobasic minicar, Multipla Hybrid Power.
New production cars: Updated Barchetta.
What you won't see: New Bravo/Brava.
Worth a second look: The Multipla. The odd-looking minivan is selling well and quietly building up a cult reputation across Europe.
Talking points: Will the Ecobasic's spaceframe and paint free paneling transform small-car manufacturing in Europe? Will Fiat Auto be sold? And to whom - DaimlerChrysler or Ford, perhaps?
New concept cars: Ford will show a concept version of the Galaxy minivan, perhaps hinting at its strategy to fill the void in its lineup left by the decision to kill the Focus-based minivan for this generation.
New production cars: Ford's revised Galaxy will also make its world debut at Geneva. It will come with a choice of two diesel and two gasoline engines, including a new 115hp turbodiesel and a beefed-up V-6 gasoline unit generating 204hp.
The Galaxy will feature an all-new interior and restyled head and tail lamps.
What you won't see: A Focus-based compact minivan or a Focus cabriolet.
Worth a second look: Maintaining its all-out assault on the Internet unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January, Ford will bring its 24-7 concepts to Geneva. Ford will also show a version of the Focus with electronic communications and voice activation features, due on sale in Europe this autumn.
Talking points: Under the leadership of Nick Scheele, Ford is trying to refashion itself from European also-ran into industry leader.
New concept cars: Fuel cell-powered Opel/Vauxhall Zafira. Cadillac Imaj - designed in Europe.
New production cars: The Poland-built Agila minicar that goes on sale May 2000. The mid-engined Speedster sports car with new aluminum 2.2-liter engine.
What you won't see: The Corsa replacement due later this year.
Worth a second look: The Omega V-8 with new 5.7-liter eight-cylinder engine. Zafira Snowtrekker, a four-wheel drive compact minivan in the style of the Renault Scenic RX4, which was at Detroit. The Snowtrekker is said to resemble the shape of the next Zafira in Europe.
Talking points: General Motors is reportedly interested in buying into BMW. It is also rumored to be offering to share platforms with BMW's Rover subsidiary.