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SUVs, high-end sports cars provide the roar at Geneva show

  • Technicians passe in front of SsangYong booth, during the last preparation prior to the opening of the preview day at the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Technicians passe in front of SsangYong booth, during the last preparation prior to the opening of the preview day at the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated  photo provided by car manufacturer Citroen, shows  a Citoen C-Aircross Concept, car. The car will be shown at the Geneva Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland that starts Tuesday March 7, 2017 with media days.  Europe’s automakers face huge questions: the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s proposed border tax on imports, the uncertain prospects for electric vehicles. Meanwhile they have to keep selling cars -  in a ferociously competitive market. (Citroen via AP)

    This undated photo provided by car manufacturer Citroen, shows a Citoen C-Aircross Concept, car. The car will be shown at the Geneva Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland that starts Tuesday March 7, 2017 with media days. Europe’s automakers face huge questions: the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s proposed border tax on imports, the uncertain prospects for electric vehicles. Meanwhile they have to keep selling cars - in a ferociously competitive market. (Citroen via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • ADDS EMBARGO - The photo is embargoed until 19gmt, March 6, 2017  - A Sedric concept car is displayed during a Volkswagen event prior to the 87th Geneva Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jamie Keaten)

    ADDS EMBARGO - The photo is embargoed until 19gmt, March 6, 2017 - A Sedric concept car is displayed during a Volkswagen event prior to the 87th Geneva Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jamie Keaten)  (The Associated Press)

Global automakers — on edge over Britain's decision to leave the EU and possible changes in U.S. trade policy — are putting a slew of new SUVs and high-performance sports cars on display at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Jaguar Land Rover showed off its Range Rover Velar, a sport-utility that promises crisp handling and acceleration. General Motor's Opel division unveiled the Crossland X, based on a platform shared with PSA Group. That is a sign of more to come, since PSA Group has agreed to buy lossmaking Opel from GM.

Ferrari's 812 Superfast has flaps that shift position to improve aerodynamics, and a giant 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder engine. The Huayra Roadster from Italy's Pagani shows striking design, with sweeping curves and side mirrors on curving pylons.