Carmakers around the world are gearing up to showcase their machines in the Europe’s second largest Motor show at Paris this 2018. The biennial exhibition is going to celebrate its 120th anniversary from 4th – 14th October at Porte de Versailles.

What to expect?

Some brands like Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Volkswagen, Ford, Volvo, Nissan will not make their way to the show, however the Parisian dealerships of Lamborghini and Aston Martin will be present as the car makers do not intend to participate. In 2016 Volkswagen ID concept, Mercedes Generation EQ,Renault Trezor, Audi Q5, Skoda Kodiaq, Peugeot 3008, Land Rover Discovery and Honda Civic were some of the cars exhibited, while few were rolled out on roads. Electrification and autonomy have become utmost focused categories; fresh models of these categories are anticipated in 2018.

The line-up

Aston Martin

DB11 Volante, Vantage, DBS Superleggera – Will be shown by dealer

Image Source: Aston Martin | DBS Superleggera

Audi

The new A1 supermini is set to subjugate the premium end hatchback segment. It is planned to go on sale this October. Meanwhile the second generation Q3 with a choice of 4 turbo charged engines and the facelift version of A4 will be put on display. Audi’s first Electric E-Tron SUV is expected to be the cynosure of all eyes.

Image Source: Audi | e-tron

BMW

The code named G20 BMW’s 3 Series which is in the final stages of testing will make the world debut this October. The new Z4 roadster which was shown in Pebble beach will make its way to Paris with all new stylish look. Jaguar’s F-Pace rival the new look X5 and the 8 Series Coupe will also be seen.

Image Source: BMW | Z4

Citroën

French car maker readied the C5 Aircross Hybrid SUV which will make its public appearance at the motor show.

Image Source: Citroën | C5 Aircorss

DS

3 Crossback was revealed ahead of the Paris Motor Show. With an all-electric E-Tense model set to hit the roads six months after the Diesel and Petrol heads are sold. The X1 and F-Pace rival will be using the group’s new Common Modular Platform (CMP).

Image (C) DS Automobiles | 3 Crossback

Hyundai
i30 N Fastback is going to be fast and powerful from Hyundai’s high-performance line up. The car will go on sale from 2019 February after its debut in the motor show.

Image Source: Autocar | Hyundai i30 N Fastback

KIA

The Kia ProCeed will make its public debut at the 2018 Paris motor show though it was revealed prior to Paris show. ProCeed is a shooting brake styled model of the all-new hatch, and will be alongside Ceed GT in the stand. The fully electric version Niro EV of the crossover will make its presence in Paris.

KIA | ProCeed

Lexus

Lexus stand this year will grace with the new RC Sports Coupe, LC limited edition gets a unique Naples Yellow exterior paint finish and further yellow highlights on the inside. The GS replacing saloon and the world’s first production car with digital side mirrors will make its EU debut.

Image Source: Lexus | LC500h

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz this year has a lot to showcase in their stands. The A Class saloon is positioned to take over Audi’s A3 Saloon. Along with the saloon, A35 AMG, next gen GLE and B Class MPV are going to be present. Mercedes has confirmed the first fully electric SUV EQC will be shown to public at Paris motor show

Image Source: Mercedes Benz | EQC

Peugeot

508 SW has been fastback styled. Though the stunning new look was revealed ahead of its launch, the model will be exhibited at the home motor show.

Image Source: Topspeed | Peugeot 508 SW GT

Porsche

The refreshed version of the Macan underwent adequate changes inside out.The 2019 version has already been revealed, but the ultimate sporty SUV is ready to be seen in Paris.

Image Source: Autocar | Porsche Macan

Renault

Nothing confirmed yet, however there’s an element of surprise!

Škoda

From the VW’s group we have the first high-performance Skoda SUV Kodiaq vRS, Karoq Scout – the tougher version of Karoq with two engine choices. The vision RS is a concept car which is planned to unveil at the Paris motor show.

Image Source: Škoda | Vision RS

Suzuki

Suzuki’s successful G-Wagon “Jimny” off-roader is scheduled to make its European debut at Paris. The mini SUV was unveiled in July in Japan.

Image Source: Suzuki | Jimny

Tesla

Ahead of Europe’s launch, Tesla is bringing Model 3 to the Paris Motor Show along with Model S and Model X.The model received stellar ratings in the recent IIHS Level 2 Autonomy tests. Model 3 will go on sale in the first of 2019 in the EU region.

Image Source: Tesla |Model 3

Toyota

Europe bound Corolla Touring Sports is slated to be revealed at the Paris motor show. There are three engine choices one gasoline and two hybrid variants. Let’s see what’s in at the Toyota’s stand

Image Source: Toyota | Corolla Touring Sports

More useful information about the Motor Show 2018 can be found here!

Time for us to wait for the big day…Yeah! It’s not too far


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