Paris motor show 2016 – live blog

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Our live blog covers every car debut, getting inside scoops along with taking you behind the scenes, direct through the Paris motor show


Welcome to Autocar’s live blog of the 2016 Paris motor show. We’ll be posting live updates to keep you informed of all the goings-on at the show This kind of year. 

0656 – Rachel’s over at the Smart stand: “Smart has opted for a garish lime green accent colour to signify its brand new electric line-up. Or you could always go for the tasteful tailor made hot pink one behind…”

0650 – Jim’s enamoured with Citroen’s C-Xperience concept: “The Citroen C-Xperience invokes Citroen’s past along with looks to the future brilliantly. This kind of’s low, long along with styluses, just like its CX forbear, along with Who wouldn’t to lounge from the bright, spacious Indoor?”

0644 – Jim Holder: “Just bumped into former Peugeot boss along with right now PSA Group’s executive vice president of Europe Maxime Picat, who provides a timely reminder that will the Paris motor show will attract over one million public visitors from the coming weeks. ‘There are less manufacturers here perhaps, however the public reaction will keep This kind of show at the top of the agenda,’ he says, dismissing suggestions that will the increasing number of absent exhibitors put its top tier status under threat.”

0640 – Matt Burt’s looking at some of the less well-known exhibitors at the show: “Fascinating cutaway by component supplier Aisin shows all the technical systems they create for auto industry, as indicated by the neon wording.”

0634 – Jim Holder found Suzuki: “Easy to forget how cars have grown in line with safety protection over time. To the left, the brand new Suzuki Ignis, to the right the 1977 Suzuki Cervo – or SC100 as This kind of was called in Europe (or, brilliantly, Whizzkid in UK. Four seat superminis both. however which is actually more desirable?”

0628 – Rachel’s impressed by Renault’s tactic of keeping things fresh: “Renault has taken the tactic of leaving covers on all of their cars. SURPRISE! This kind of’s an entirely brand new range. This kind of’s not truly. Two exciting things coming through the brand today on its home turf: a brand new Zoe with nearly double the miles range along that has a sports car design concept. Hopeful that will design boss Laurens can der Acker would likely have worked his magic.”

0625 – Matt Burt is actually getting deep at Volkswagen “Volkswagen is actually urging us to ‘Think brand new’ at This kind of year’s Paris motor show. Hollow slogan or firmly held mission statement? Jim Holder’s opinion piece on Dieselgate has This kind of nailed, I think.”

0622 – Rachel Burgess reserves her most lukewarm praise for the Peugeot 5008: “Opinion was mixed among my peers on the looks of the brand new 5008. I’m not convinced however This kind of’s a definite improvement on the old MPV styling.”

0620 – Jim Holder wishes he’d brought his sunglasses for the Skoda stand: “My eyes! My eyes! How to grab attention when you revealed your car weeks ago? Grab the paint pot marked day-glo yellow. desire they only lift the sheet up sporadically during the day or we’ll all have sunspots by the close of play.”

0617 – Motor shows offer a reminder of Audi along with VW Group’s ownership of bike brand Ducati. I think more could be done to emphasise the link between the brands. Perhaps we’ll hear more of that will today.

0613 – Rachel’s also bemused by the last-minute spruce-up: “You can see Paris is actually ready for the motor show… #stillcleaning”

0608 – They may hide them, however we know, says Matt Burt: “Dust sheets with electric plugs sneaking out through under them are a regular sight at motor shows these days, along with give the game away a little. Under here is actually Porsche’s star turn – the Panamera Hybrid.”

0605 – Rachel’s lurking around the Kia stand right now: “Same applies to Kia with its Rio. NB matching man does not come with car.”

0603 – Matt Burt’s feeling smug about his handily-placed hotel: “Reading of my colleague’s traffic woes that has a knowing nod through past experience. I took the Metro through my hotel near Rue de Bac to Porte de Versaille where the show is actually located. Simple 10min trip – along with more time to sniff around the show stands while they are quiet.

0600 – Meanwhile, The Vision Mercedes-Maybach concept has caught Jim Holder’s eye: “This kind of’s not strictly a brand new reveal however This kind of is actually my first chance to look round the Maybach concept on the (currently empty) Mercedes stand. This kind of’s a triumph of a design – big along with encoding yet oozing elegance. Can’t wait to see what lessons can be applied to production vehicles.”

0555 – Another concept gets our news editor’s scrutiny: “In a few hours This kind of place will be heaving with people, taking a look at Mitsubishi’s futuristic GT concept. This kind of’s pretty much been confirmed that will This kind of will become a production car, however I suspect one notably toned down…”

0549 – Rachel’s also got plenty to say about the Type R concept, even with its wetsuit cover on: “For right now, This kind of is actually all we can see of the Type R. I can confirm This kind of has an absurd spoiler along with red-rimmed alloys.”

0545 – Meanwhile, Rachel Burgess is actually eyeing up the brand new Honda Civic: “Having only seen the brand new Civic in red before, I’m even less convinced of the design lines in white… however Honda reckons This kind of car will appeal to a younger generation, something its predecessor failed to do.”

0543 – Jim Holder is actually experiencing Paris’s famous traffic woes – “Even at This kind of time of the morning Paris is actually gridlocked with traffic. Either we’re all motor show bound or they don’t know that will there’s a motor show – including surprise brand new Civic Type R concept – to see. These folk need to get a shuffle on or we’ll have to redirect to Geneva for the rumoured reveal of the Mercedes hypercar next March…

0541Our most recent along with exciting story is actually the Honda Civic Type R concept. Get your first look at This kind of here, along with let us know your thoughts.

0537 – Ahead of the last Paris motor show we were looking forward to seeing the Mazda MX-5, Ssangyong Tivoli, Suzuki Vitara, Jaguar XE along with Land Rover Discovery Sport – right now, we’ve enjoyed all 5 cars on long term test, so the cars you’ll see today along with tomorrow could very well be on the Autocar fleet from the coming months. 

0534 – Remember, you can keep up with all the action on our Twitter, Facebook along with Instagram feeds, so make sure to keep checking us across all of our media to get up-to-the-minute updates. Keep refreshing This kind of page for all the action too, of course.

0530 – We’re back! The UK team is actually in position for today’s events at the Paris motor show, along with the team over in Paris will be bringing you the latest very shortly. 

2100 – We’re signing off here from the Autocar offices, that will rounds things up for the evening before the Paris motor show. We’ve seen the Land Rover Discovery, Volkswagen ID concept along with even had a breaking news story about what promises to be one of the most exciting upcoming Mercedes cars of recent years. Catch us bright along with early tomorrow morning for the opening day of the Paris motor show, when the action resumes.

2059 – This kind of’s not just Mark who’s recognised JLR’s Lego effort: “Here’s the JLR board getting the Guiness World Record certificate.”

2053 – …As well as their Lego skills: “Want to know how many bricks were from the giant Lego structure of Tower Bridge used to help unveil the brand new Land Rover Discovery? Of course you do: 5,805,846. right now which poor bugger is actually going to have to dismantle This kind of?”

2051 – Mark’s impressed by Land Rover’s claims: “Specifically on the brand new Discovery, Speth said the brand new All Terrain Response Control system from the Discovery made the brand new car “unstoppable” in tough conditions. This kind of also has “best in class towing capability” along that has a precise on-road drive thanks to its Range Rover Sport-derived suspension.”

2046 – Mark Tisshaw’s reflecting on tonight’s proceedings: “In his speech before the Discovery reveal, JLR boss Ralf Speth said that will demand had never been stronger for the company’s products. “We make special, iconic vehicles. They are classless.”

2040 – …Although that will’s not stopping Land Rover through further publicising This kind of: “The Discovery reveal truly is actually everywhere. I’ve even had a blooming text message about This kind of. How’d they get my number?!”

2039 – along with the action is actually done, says Mark Tisshaw at the Land Rover launch: “Well, that will was a bit more dramatic than the usual covers off job, wasn’t This kind of? Us automotive media might scoff at such dramatic set pieces JLR uses to reveal their cars, however they have vast reach beyond the traditional motoring press. Every additional person at the event is actually a celebrity, along with This kind of is actually exactly the kind of stunt that will will get you along with your brand new product onto the lucrative Daily Mail homepage.”

2038 – Mark’s not impressed by the celebrity guest: “Thought Bear Grylls was tough? He arrived here in a t-shirt, however I’ve just seen him put a coat on right now his part from the discovery reveal is actually done. along with This kind of’s not even that will cold. Bah.”

2036 – Mark Tisshaw: “This kind of’s all happening at the brand new Discovery reveal. Not only has Bear Grylls abseiled out of a helicopter to put the past brick from the globe’s largest Lego structure (of Tower Bridge), right now Sir Ben Ainslie has just towed a full size replica of his Americas Cup boat from the brand new Discovery. Bit different to a simple covers off job.”

2034 – We just can’t keep our eyes – or cameras – off the Lamborghini Centenario roadster. 

2032 – Despite This kind of, the Renault design boss has promised that will the next concept car in Renault’s design cycle will be “a more responsible car” than the Tresor. The next concept is actually due next year.

2031 – Meanwhile in Paris, Laurens van den Acker has explained why the brand new Tresor concept has such a dramatic shape: “This kind of is actually a statement of beauty. I wanted the kind of car I would likely put my bedroom wall when I was seven years old.”

2030 – Jim Holder says even SUVs, especially when concepts, can give hypercars trouble: “The biggest stir is actually inevitably around the Lambo however intriguingly the Seat Ateca concept runs This kind of second. This kind of feels like Seat may finally blossom with the Ateca, along with that will there is actually a hunger for the brand’s upward curve to keep momentum”

2029 – Renault design boss Laurens van den Acker has spoken about the challenge of anticipating customer design when This kind of comes to design trends: “What customers say that will they need along with what they actually buy is actually often quite different. This kind of is actually often difficult to know what people truly want. For example, if you go to Beijing, with the congestion along with smog, you would likely think the ideal car would likely be a modest EV like a Twizy, however if you ask people on the street there what kind of car they desire, they often say ‘the biggest SUV I can afford’.”

2028 – Land Rover has brought along Bear Grylls to unveil the brand new Discovery. He’s on message, talking up the toughness along with family friendly usability.

2024 – Of course, all of VW Group’s greatest are here tonight – including the Centenario roadster

2021 – Land Rover is actually also showing off its back catalogue of Discovery versions tonight, perhaps to emphasise the style remains tough despite its plush brand new look.

2017 – Speth’s word play is actually keeping Mark Tisshaw entertained too: “JLR boss Ralf Speth, in talking up the tech from the brand new Discovery, says you can ‘stream while driving through a stream'”

2016 – What’s been your favourite moment of the show so far? Let us know, or share any additional Paris motor show opinions you may have at

2012 – Matt Burt is actually being kept entertained at Renault: “Artist along with industrial designer Arik Levy is actually proving Great value during the Renault design discussion. Choice quote: “A worm from the ground has an aerodynamic shape, however This kind of moves quite slowly”. Quite.”

2007The Land Rover Discovery has been revealed.

2005 – This kind of’s Renault’s time to talk design right now: “Over at Renault we’re right now having a deep dive into design philosophy, not just car design, with Laurens van den Acker being joined by two noted designers through additional fields – Arik Levy along with Sam Baron.”

1958 – Mark Tisshaw is actually reminiscing at Land Rover’s historic setting for tonight’s events: “Packington Hall is actually venue for tonight’s Discovery reveal, along with This kind of’s close to the Solihull plant. Series 1 Land Rovers were first proved here along with This kind of became a place for proving land rovers thereafter for generations.”

1953 – Renault is actually employing the latest tech at its design evening: “We’ve just been treated to a sneak preview of the brand new Trezor concept via the wonders of Virtual Reality. Several hundred guests each donned Samsung VR headsets at the dinner table to watch a short animation of the vehicle in action.”

1950 – “along with we have sound. A corporate video to starters, emotional This kind of, sporty that will etc. We expect a speech through Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth on the state of the company, before heading out for the big Discovery reveal. Not long right now.”

1946 – Things aren’t progressing quite so smoothly from the UK at Land Rover: “The Land Rover presentation is actually underway. however the sound isn’t working… Ah.”

1943 – Jim Holder: “VW Group’s design boss Michael Mauer is actually giving as design lesson right now. Explaining how most decisions are made emotionally along with that will’s why car design must touch people’s innermost feelings. ‘A product that will triggers emotions will always be at an advantage'”

1939 – BREAKING NEWS: A Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe is actually set to follow from the convertible’s footsteps. More on the Autocar news homepage very soon.

1935 – VW is actually the latest to get a foot from the public mobility door: “brand new VW brand will be its 13th. Name tbc. Based in Berlin along with management is actually appointed along with will move in shortly. Plans will be revealed later however won’t be confined to car sharing – Muller suggests VW could even run its own taxi service from the future. An Uber on steroids?”

1930 – Jim Holder is actually on Matthias Muller’s every word: “Matthias Muller is actually convinced VW won’t be left behind – “I recognise that will not everything we do will be crowned by success along with in some cases we’ll fail – however the most important thing is actually we learn through the mistakes. If we don’t do that will we’ll just be onlookers in a world moving at breathtaking pace’.”

1927 – We’re just minutes away through the unveiling of the Land Rover Discovery. Stay tuned along with keep an eye on our homepage for the big reveal.

1925 – BREAKING NEWS: Mercedes has confirmed development of its brand new hypercar, designed to take on the AM-RB 001

1920 – Matthias Muller addresses VW’s electric future: “Our future will be powered by electricity however powertrain a we have right now will play an important role for at least 20 years. We must push on in developing those technologies at the same time as alternative power trains. The transformation required is actually a gigantic task – however one we must tackle.”

1916 – Meanwhile on our Twitter page, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce has taken the lead in our Paris motor show readers’ favourite poll – vote here.

1912 – Matt Burt is actually with the Renault, who take a typically fashionable French approach: “Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker is actually sporting his trademark trendy trainers at the French make’s design evening. Tonight’s footwear is actually white, black along with red.”

1906 – Volkswagen‘s getting deep at the VW Group evening: “‘Get closer, brand new perspectives’ is actually theme at VW. Introductory speech all about informality of the conference – is actually This kind of the birth of a more open, more relaxed VW?

1900 – Mark Tisshaw is actually enjoying Land Rover’s scenery: “Land Rover has erected a replica of Tower Bridge for the Discovery unveil. I don’t think the brand new car is actually going to be creating a quiet entrance… Rule Britannia.”

1858 – Jim Holder is actually with Volkswagen: “Matthias Muller is actually from the room. Two minute countdown to VW Group night begins. His colleagues have gone suit no tie, however he’s resolutely formal – the tie stays on”

1855 – “Oh, along that has a sign saying ‘strictly private’. that will’ll keep them out.”

1854 – Mark’s still eyeing the security measures – or lack thereof – at Land Rover: “No such tight security measures at the Land Rover event compared to the VW one. Picket fences along with cattle grids are the order of the day here.”

1853 – Mark Tisshaw is actually our man on the ground at Land Rover This kind of evening: “Paris has come to the Midlands tonight, as Land Rover puts on its big reveal for the Discovery at the country house estate, Packington Hall. They must need all that will extra space you couldn’t source from the centre of Paris for something big… Stay tuned.”

1852 – Keep up with all the action on our Facebook, Twitter along with Instagram pages; we’ll be posting live updates there along with here for you to keep up to date. 

1850 – In Paris are Jim Holder, Steve Cropley, Matt Burt, Rachel Burgess, Matt Prior, Hilton Holloway, Mike Duff, Greg Kable, Julian Rendell, Andrew Frankel, Neil Winn along with Richard Bremner.

Your team covering Paris through our base in Twickenham are Mark Tisshaw, Darren Moss, Sam Sheehan, Jimi Beckwith, George Hawkins along with Hemal Mistry.

We’ve already seen several of the cars through the show through various leaks along with reveals throughout the day, including a few pictures of the Land Rover Discovery, Renault Trezor concept along with the Volkswagen ID concept. The latest updates on these can be found here. 

Wednesday 28th February 2016, 19.00 BSD (20.00 Paris time) – Welcome to Autocar’s live coverage of the Paris motor show. Tonight, tomorrow along with Friday, we’ll be bringing you all the news, reveals along with additional action as This kind of unfolds in Paris. 

Below, we run through some of the key cars to look forward to before the Paris doors open tomorrow. Our live blog kicks off This kind of evening, before resuming tomorrow morning with the first press conference scheduled for 6:45am UK time.

The 2016 Paris motor show looks to be one of This kind of year’s most significant car events, as some of the industry’s biggest along with most influential manufacturers reveal all-brand new versions along with forward-thinking concepts. They’re listed below.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

A brand new warm spec Alfa Romeo Giulia is actually at the Paris motor show along with will, upon Discharge, rival the Audi S4 along with BMW 335i, among others. This kind of’ll have four-wheel drive as standard, along that has a choice between one petrol along with one diesel engine. This kind of’s TBC for the UK right right now, however if This kind of reaches British shores, This kind of’ll be rear-drive only. 

Audi Q5

The brand new Audi Q5 is actually in Paris however sales won’t kick off until later This kind of year. The all-brand new style utilises the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform for versions that has a longitudinal engine structure, shedding as much as 100kg of weight compared to the outgoing style. Expect plenty of in-car technology along with sharpened outside styling.


The BMW X2 will go on sale late next year for around £30,000. This kind of will share many parts with its sister car, the X1, however have a more sporting character along with will rival the likes of the Range Rover Evoque. In Paris, the vehicle is actually previewed by a thinly veiled concept.

Citroën Cxperience concept

Citroën revealed its brand new executive saloon concept, called Cxperience, ahead of the show. The concept uses a plug-in hybrid petrol-electric powertrain along with features the brand’s Advanced Comfort programme along that has a host of Indoor technology, along with previews future Citroën versions, including the design of larger cars. 

Citroën C3

This kind of may have already been revealed, however the Citroën C3 is actually on display at the Paris motor show, marking once we’ve seen This kind of from the flesh. This kind of brings styling inspired by the C4 Cactus, along with goes on sale early next year.

Citroën C3 Picasso

Citroën’s second-generation C3 Picasso supermini looks set to follow the design trend set by its bigger siblings, the C4 Picasso along with C4 Cactus. The C3 Picasso sports a raised bonnet, more rounded edges, along that has a set of Airbumps – as seen on the Cactus – along with makes its world debut in France’s capital city.

Citroën C3 WRC concept

from the run up to next year’s FIA World Rally Championship, Citroën has revealed the concept style of its competing car, based on the brand new C3 supermini. Using its rallying expertise, Citroën will sprinkle the C3 with sporty touches, which will culminate in a Citroën rival to the Ford Fiesta ST.


The facelifted Dacia Sandero, Sandero Stepway along with Logan MCV are both in Paris, with brand new headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights, revised grilles along with brand new Indoor materials along with storage areas. Dacia still calls the updated Sandero Europe’s most affordable brand new car, suggesting its £5995 starting cost won’t be substantially increased.

Ferrari special editions

No fewer than 350 special edition Ferraris will be built to celebrate the supercar maker’s 70th anniversary; 70 for each style from the Ferrari lineup. 70 cars through Ferrari’s history were selected, with each example inspiring one of the special-edition cars for each style. The brand has cherry picked a few of its 350 cars to display from the flesh at the show. 

Ferrari GT4C Lusso T

A V8-engined style of the GT4C Lusso makes its world debut in Paris. Borrowing the turbocharged unit of the California T, the GT4C Lusso T produces 602bhp along with marks a brand new entry-point into Ferrari’s four-seater range.

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Although not officially confirmed for Paris, Ferrari’s LaFerrari Aperta – an open-top style of the discontinued LaFerrari hypercar – looks set to make its public debut there. The limited-run drop-top will feature the same 950bhp V12-based powertrain as the original car.


GLM’s four-door electric supercar, the G4, is actually a re-engined Savage Rivale Landyacht GTS. Where before the vehicle had a Corvette-derived V8, This kind of right now has an electric powerplant, along with joins the leagues of upcoming electric supercars from the pipeline, so This kind of’ll have no shortage of competition. 

Honda Civic

The 2017 Civic makes its debut in France, although we’re already familiar with its design thanks to plenty of spy pictures. The brand new European style looks almost completely identical to the US-spec car, staying true to the design of the Geneva concept which was longer, wider along with lower than the current Civic.

Hyundai i10 facelift

Hyundai‘s smallest car has been given its mid-life refresh, creating its first public appearance at the Paris motor show. There are only subtle outside tweaks, while Hyundai has tried to bring the i10’s tech up to the standard of rivals, that has a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system.

Hyundai i30

The third-generation Hyundai i30 hatchback launches in Paris before This kind of goes on sale in 2017. The i30 will no longer be available as a three-door car, however will retain options for a 5-door hatchback, estate, along with four-door coupé.

Hyundai i30N

The hot hatch style of the next-gen i30 will also go on sale in 2017 however first a concept style called the RN30 makes its debut in Paris. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the production hatch the concept previews could have a top speed of 155mph along with will be a rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI along with Ford Focus ST

Infiniti engine

Infiniti’s brand new 2.0-litre petrol engine promises “diesel economy along with V6 power along with smoothness”. The turbocharged unit develops around 270bhp along with 288lb ft of torque along with is actually supposed to eventually be used from the Q30 hatchback along with QX30 crossover, after creating its debut in 2018.

Kia Carens facelift

Kia has given the Carens a mild mid-life facelift, along with has brought the tweaked MPV to Paris for its official debut. As is actually usual with facelifted versions, there are subtle outside along with Indoor tweaks, while Kia has added more technology to the range, along with tweaked the 1.7-litre diesel engine for increased running costs.

Kia Rio

The brand new Kia Rio makes its public debut in Paris. The brand new Kia supermini will be offered as a 5-door only style, along with recently revealed pictures show a more premium look for the Rio than previous generations. This kind of’ll likely get the 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine through the Ceed, too, as well as a GT-badged hot hatch variant later down the line.

Kia Soul T-GDI

Kia has also given the Soul a once-over in its middle age, however a brand new range-topping petrol has also been added to the lineup. The T-GDI has the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine through the Ceed GT, so there’s 201bhp along with 195lb ft on tap. This kind of gets subtle outside revisions over the standard Soul, however no hot GT badging. 

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover’s fifth-generation Discovery looks set to adopt the sleeker design of the current Discovery Sport. This kind of will also gain a more luxurious along with upmarket cabin that will is actually no less practical than the current style. The 2017 Discovery should also be significantly lighter than the current car thanks to a bonded along with riveted aluminium monocoque, as is actually currently used from the Range Rover along with Range Rover Sport versions. 

Lexus UX concept

So far, Lexus has only released one outside image of its Paris concept coupé-crossover, the UX. the vehicle’s modest dimensions are clearly visible through the image though, which has prompted suspicion that will in production form, This kind of will replace the CT 200h hatchback. A second Indoor picture shows the concept’s futuristic cabin.

Mercedes AMG-GT Roadster along with GT C Roadster

Mercedes has already revealed its brand new drop-top sports car in pictures, however Paris marks once This kind of is actually shown from the metal. The soft-top gains features through the GT R along with produces 547bhp in top-spec.

Mercedes all-electric SUV concept

A Mercedes GLC-based all-electric SUV is actually in Paris. This kind of’s labelled as a concept, however is actually said to give a clear indication as to what the vehicle maker’s first purpose built EV will be like. The style will come as the first of four Mercedes EVs due before 2020.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupé

AMG’s recently revealed performance SUV makes its public debut in France, with 362bhp along with 382lb ft of torque beneath its coupé-like Centeng.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain

Mercedes brings the fight to the Audi A6 Allroad along with Volvo V90 Cross Country with the E-Class All Terrain, which offers an extra 35mm of ground clearance along with four-wheel drive. This kind of goes on sale from the spring of 2017, for around £45,000.

Mini Clubman JCW

The Mini Clubman JCW is actually the flagship amongst the Clubman range, along with is actually powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that will produces 228bhp along with 258lb ft of torque — increases of 39bhp along with 51lb ft over the next most powerful Clubman, the Cooper S. First shown earlier This kind of month, the hot six-door makes its public debut in Paris.

Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept

Mitsubishi is actually joining the coupé crossover crowd This kind of year, as This kind of unveils its swoopy Ground Tourer Concept. Like the Outlander PHEV, This kind of’s a plug-in hybrid along with bears Mitsubishi’s brand new front-end ‘dynamic shield’ styling – however at the moment This kind of’s a concept only.

Mitsubishi eX

We’ve already seen the eX at last year’s Tokyo motor show, however Mitsubishi has brought This kind of to Paris for another outing. This kind of’s since been confirmed for production in 2020 as an electric-only rival to the Nissan Juke, so This kind of’s got an eXciting (sorry) future already.

Nissan Micra

The upcoming Micra steps away through the evolutionary design of its predecessors to sport a radically different outside. Only a short teaser video has been released, however our spy pictures confirm the brand new car has been heavily influenced by the Sway concept of the 2015 Geneva motor show along with the Pulsar hatchback. European versions will be built at Renault’s Flins factory in France as part of the Renault-Nissan alliance.

Opel Ampera-e

The Chevrolet Bolt, albeit under Opel Ampera-e guise, makes its European debut at the Paris motor show. Details of the EV are sparse so far, however we do know that will its acceleration rivals performance versions from the Opel lineup, although its top speed is actually 93mph. The Bolt features a range of over 0 miles, so This kind of’s fair to expect the same through the Ampera-e.

Peugeot 3008

The brand new Peugeot 3008 has been transformed into an SUV in an attempt to take advantage of rapidly growing sales in that will market. The 2017 style will feature Peugeot’s latest i-Cockpit dash technology along with gain brand new 1.2-litre along with 1.6-litre petrol engines. Most UK buyers are supposed to choose the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel style, which emits 100g/km of CO2 along with is actually claimed to return more than 70mpg.

Peugeot 3008 DKR

This kind of shares its name along with some design features with the brand new 3008, however underneath, the Peugeot 3008 DKR Dakar Rally challenger is actually a very different beast. the vehicle uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6 engine housed within a spaceframe chassis. This kind of will contest on the sands of South America in January 2017, however first makes its public debut in Paris.

Porsche Panamera along with Panamera Sport Turismo

Aesthetically, the second-generation Panamera has been treated to some of the iconic styling cues of the 911, with tauter surfacing along that has a more curved roofline. However, This kind of has not been to the detriment of practicality; headroom has actually increased, as has boot space.

The Panamera has also received a brand new range of engines including a brand new turbocharged 2.9-litre V6, 4.0-litre V8 diesel along with twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8. When the vehicle hits showrooms in early 2017, the initial line-up will comprise of three four-wheel-drive cars: the £88,700 Panamera 4S, £91,788 Panamera 4S Diesel along with £113,075 Panamera Turbo.

Renault concept car

Renault’s Trezor concept is actually at the Paris motor show, along with the vehicle maker has released one picture (above) along that has a video of the style to tease This kind of. The video confirms This kind of will have an autonomous drive mode, along with Renault says the vehicle “Explores the essence along with technologies inspiring upcoming versions that will embody both a vision of how mobility might be from the future”. This kind of’ll also usher in a brand new design era for Renault, called the ‘Life Flower’.

Renault Alaskan

Based on Nissan’s NP300 Navara, the Alaskan is actually Renault’s first entry into the lightweight pick-up truck sector. that has a ground clearance of 230mm, a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes – a figure Renault claims is actually the best from the class – along that has a powerful 187bhp diesel four-cylinder engine, the Alaskan ought to to appeal to workers along with private users alike. The truck is actually set to go on sale later This kind of year for a cost of £22,000.  

Seat Ateca X-Perience

The Seat Ateca X-Perience may only be a concept for Paris at the moment, however we strongly suspect that will This kind of previews a production style, which is actually likely to arrive next year. This kind of’s got a 2.0-litre TDI engine, coupled to a Haldex four-wheel drive system along that has a seven-speed DSG gearbox. This kind of’s the outside where most of the improvements have been made, though; This kind of’s got exclusive 18in wheels with high-profile knobbly tyres, scratch-resistant paint along with contrasting outside trim. 

Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda’s brand new seven-seat SUV could easily become one of the vehicle maker’s best-selling versions. We’ve already driven the prototype along with have a very Great idea of what the vehicle will look like uncamouflaged. This kind of will have a choice of 5 engines along with optional four-wheel-drive.

Ssangyong Rexton

Ssangyong’s brand new car offensive continues at the Paris motor show that has a pre-production style that will previews the brand’s next-generation Rexton SUV. The brand new car will cost through less than £30,000 along with will rival large SUVs across the market, including the Kia Sorento along with Hyundai Santa Fe. Two engines are supposed to feature: a 2.2-litre diesel along that has a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol.

Suzuki Ignis

The Suzuki Ignis will return to the UK after a nine year hiatus. The modest crossover makes its European debut at the Paris motor show before going on sale from the UK in January 2017. The Ignis will also be available as a hybrid, that has a system which Suzuki calls SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki). 

Suzuki S-Cross

Another Suzuki crossover, the 2017 S-Cross, makes its first appearance at Paris, to showcase its revised Indoor along with outside styling along with announce the replacement of its 1.6-litre engine with 1.0-litre along with 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbocharged engines. This kind of’ll go on sale from the UK in October.

Toyota C-HR

The radically-styled Toyota C-HR arrives at the Paris motor show in final production form. We’ve already seen the Indoor along with outside of the vehicle, as well as taken a ride in a prototype C-HR, however the full, production-spec C-HR makes its debut.

Toyota FCV Plus concept

The Toyota FCV Plus concept car is actually on display at the Paris motor show. This kind of previews Toyota’s utopian vision of how the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle can benefit society, along with what they’ll look like once they arrive. Toyota says the vehicle is actually still at least fifteen years off yet, so don’t expect to see the FCV Plus on forecourts any time soon. 

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid

Toyota’s plug-in style of the Prius will makes its European debut at the Paris motor show. We’ve already seen This kind of at This kind of year’s brand new York motor show, however This kind of’ll be once This kind of’s made a motor show appearance in Europe, ahead of its on-sale date. 

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall’s next-gen Ford Mondeo rival looks set to get bigger however also drop weight compared to the outgoing car. The style’s expansion will come thanks to a longer wheelbase that will will help free up more space from the cabin. The future Insignia is actually not due to go on sale until next year, however sources say order books could open This kind of year shortly after its Paris 2016 reveal.

Volkswagen ID

The Volkswagen ID has been revealed in concept form along with claims This kind of’s capable of up to 373 miles to one charge. This kind of will influence a production style that will’ll land on roads in 2020.

Volkswagen Tiguan LWB

The long-wheelbase style of the Volkswagen Tiguan has been spotted testing recently along with gets its full debut in Paris. This kind of’s supposed to come to the UK along with is actually 110mm longer than the standard style of the SUV.

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