Apart from the picturesque view that Paris has to offer, the French capital also hosts a motoring event once in every two year where automotive brands from Europe and all over the world showcase their best new cars for the coming year. The 2012 edition witnessed 1,231,416 visitors and nearly 12,000 journalists from 103 countries and the 2014 edition is expected to cross that number.
The 2014 Paris Motor Show is just around the corner and car makers are pulling up their sleeves to introduce the finest products from their stable. As it does for every edition, the Show will once again host an exceptional historical exhibition. This year the chosen theme is “Automobiles and Fashion”, in partnership with INA (the French Broadcasting Institute).
So what to expect from the European car makers this year? Here is the list of cars that would debut at this years expo.
The 2014 Paris Motor Show sees Renault take the wraps off the new Espace. Renault claims that the crossover combines a strong design and seductive appeal and is based largely upon the concept car that was revealed a year ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Both the five- and seven-seat versions feature ingenious interior modularity and meticulous attention has been paid to detail with regard to the new car’s design and build.
Renault EOLAB Concept
Renault EOLAB concept is an environmental prototype with nearly 100 technological innovations designed to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption, of one litre per one hundred kilometres, whilst maintaining established B-segment levels of performance, practicality and affordability. The designers focused their efforts on three main areas: minimising weight, refining aerodynamics and using “Z.E. Hybrid” technology for all, a brand new initiative which permits zero emissions motoring during everyday use.
Peugeot QUARTZ Concept
The Peugeot QUARTZ Concept unveils a new vision for the Crossover segment at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. This next generation SUV blends dazzling design with innovative materials and a powerful 500 HP HYbrid drivetrain to create the ultimate premium family car experience. The strong, powerful and sporty style of the Peugeot QUARTZ combines the body of an SUV with the cabin of a saloon. Sleek lines convey a dynamic feel that’s further accentuated by short over- hangs and the dramatic 23-inch wheels sitting inside generously rounded wheel arches. At 4.5m long and 2.06m wide, the QUARTZ has an athletic stance on the road that’s further emphasised by its long bonnet and louvres that help improve airflow to the engine.
Peugeot EXALT Concept
Along with Quartz concept, the French car maker will also showcase a large saloon prototype, EXALT Concept. The bodywork features shades of grey that emanate from the bare steel covering the majority of the exterior to the distinctive ‘Shark Skin’ rear end. Inside, the ‘Newspaper Wood’ finish borrows (literally) from the pages of major business dailies. The tailgate features an ingenious opening mechanism and provides easy access to the HYbrid-kick, an innovative electric scooter, stowed below the boot floor. This new automotive experience is powered by a petrol-electric HYbrid4 drivetrain with a combined output of 340hp.
Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator
Continuing its proactive approach to lowering fuel consumption and emissions, Peugeot is showcasing its 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator at the Paris Motor Show. The 2L stands for two litres per 100km, equivalent to 141mpg, and is based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2-litre PureTech 82hp 5-seater Hatchback.
Peugeot 308 GT
Peugeot will also introduce a dynamic new flagship based on the highly successful 308. This new flagship will be named as 308 GT. Available in Hatchback and SW body styles, both models offer assertive new styling, outstanding performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lowered ride height.
The new Peugeot 308 GT retains all the elements which have made the 308 range such a huge commercial hit throughout Europe. That includes the striking exterior design, innovative Peugeot i-Cockpit cabin, versatile interior and high perceived quality. Remarkable engine efficiency, with high fuel economy and ultra-low emissions, is also part of the 308 GT package.
New Peugeot Euro 6 compliant engines
Peugeot is rising to the challenge of defining ever-greener motoring by unveiling new Euro 6-compliant versions of its most popular models. Fitted with technically advanced three-cylinder PureTech and 1.6-litre THP four-cylinder petrol engines, and with ultra-low emission BlueHDi diesels, all are equipped with Stop & Start (S&S)technology. They make Peugeot vehicles among the most environmentally efficient models in their respective categories. Each engine is coupled with Peugeot’s highly effective, robust third-generation Efficient Automatic Transmission 6 (EAT6) transmission. Even more impressive is the fact that this performance has been achieved while ensuring the highest standards of driving pleasure, in keeping with Peugeot’s core philosophy.
Citroën C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept
Faced with environmental requirements and economic pressures, many customers today see fuel consumption as a key concern. As a result, Citroën is applying its creativity and technology to a new challenge with the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept, which will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. With the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept, Citroën delivers breakthrough fuel consumption of 2l/100 km (over 141mpg).
Citroën C1 URBAN RIDE
C1 URBAN RIDE concept – an exclusive at the Paris Motor Show – illustrates the potential for personalising this city car with new go-anywhere looks. The lively, fun personality of New C1 is enhanced by SUV-inspired styling features to underline its character and strong nature.
DS DIVINE DS and DS 3 INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS CONCEPT
A new French company named DS will make its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Officially created on 1 June, DS has a clear-cut ambition: to return the French automotive industry to the ranks of the premium carmakers. DS will present two concept cars at the Paris show, DIVINE DS and DS 3 INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS CONCEPT, which herald the future of the brand. DS will also show its latest production models, DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio with their new front light signature, as well as a range of new connected services. The DS stand in Hall 1 is designed to immerse visitors in the DS universe, which is characterised by a distinctive blend of refinement, technology and elegance.
The DIVINE DS concept is a four-door compact car, it features sleek, powerful styling accentuated with striking graphic signatures. The DS Styling Centre and the Ines de La Fressange Paris fashion house have joined forces to develop two unique and attractive concepts, one based on DS 3, the other on DS 3 Cabrio. With these two concepts, DS meets the world of fashion, resulting in a striking array of graphics, materials and colours.
Ferrari 458 Speciale A
Ferrari has announced the Paris Motor Show world debut of the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta which means “open” in Italian). The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. The 458 Speciale A sports the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 engine ever built by Ferrari. The 4497cc engine punches out a massive 605 cv (596.7 HP) of power and 540 Nm of torque and yet only generates 275 g/km of CO2 emissions. The new car sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds.
Audi TT Roadster
Audi have again been applied to the classic concept of the open-top two-seater sports car, and the result – the all-new TT Roadster – is set to bring its thoroughly contemporary perspective on the time-honoured theme to the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. Featuring 184PS and 380 Nm (280.3 lb/ft) of torque, the 2.0 TDI ultra combines great strength with remarkable restraint where economy is concerned – it can return up to 65.7mpg, which equates to CO2 emissions of 114 grams per kilometer. The 2.0 TFSI produces 230PS and 370 Nm (272.9 lb‑ft) of torque in the TT Roadster; in the TTS Roadster, output rises to 310PS and 380 Nm (280.3 lb‑ft). The top model sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph.
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Europe’s largest carmaker is celebrating the world premiere of this all-wheel drive model at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris next week (2 to 19 October). Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers and many other independent exterior and interior features.
Power units are a TSI petrol engine and three diesel engines, all powerful turbocharged direct injection units. The 1.8-litre TSI with 180 PS is an entirely new addition to the Golf range. Diesel units will comprise a 1.6-litre TDI with 110 PS, plus two 2.0-litre TDI engines with 150 and 184 PS. The versions with 180 PS and 184 PS transfer their power to the all-wheel drive system via a standard six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG).
Ahead of Stella McCartney’s Paris Fashion Week Show on 29 September, Jaguar has joined forces with the leading British designer for the next phase of the FEEL XE campaign as the roll-out of the new Jaguar XE continues. Both Stella and Jaguar represent the best in British design and have a shared commitment to modernity, performance and innovation, and the FEEL XE Experience is an expression of this design philosophy. The FEEL XE Experience marks the next phase in the XE reveal, where Jaguar will announce full details of the entire XE range at the Paris Motor Show, from the exceptionally efficient 99g/km E-Performance model to the thrilling 250km/h supercharged S.
MINI 5-Door Hatch
An entirely new body style for the range, MINI’s signature exterior design language has been authentically adapted for the new model. The two rear doors enhance its versatility and, coupled with increased interior space, its appeal to a fresh group of customers who will further expand the MINI family. The MINI 5-Door Hatch will be available in six model variants with the choice of both petrol and diesel engines, featuring MINI’s innovative TwinPower Turbo Technology.
MINI Superleggera Vision
MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan, have brought the MINI Superleggera Vision to the UK for the first time at the highly exclusive Salon Privé. The MINI Superleggera Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster – a compact and agile two-seater – expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics. In collaboration with MINI, Touring Superleggera has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal.
Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Bentley redefines the fastest ultra-luxury driving experience in the world with a new pinnacle flagship. The new Mulsanne Speed is tailored for the driver, with 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW), 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) and selectable sports suspension and steering on demand. The reengineered powertrain, featuring Bentley’s mighty 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8, propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is matched by markedly improved efficiency; a 13% gain means a range extended by 50 miles (80 km).
Volvo Car Group will be showcasing its all-new Volvo XC90 to the wider media audience at this year’s Paris Motor Show, just weeks after its international debut in Sweden. A press conference will be held on Thursday 2nd October 2014 to present Volvo’s first vehicle to be built on its brand new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) chassis and fitted with Volvo’s own in-house designed and built powertrains.
The all-new Mazda MX-5 will make its European auto show debut in October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. First unveiled last week at Mazda Space, Mazda’s new European event hub in Barcelona, the MKIV Mazda MX-5 is expected to give another boost to the unconventional Japanese brand, which is currently riding a wave of success.
Honda will showcase the 2015 Swindon built Civic model range and the launch of the new Civic Sport derivative at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. Both the Civic and Civic Tourer benefit from a new front exterior design, providing a new sporty outlook for the model featuring new headlamps with integrated daytime running lights and a new sleek front bumper. The Civic hatchback also features a new rear bumper, side skirts, a rear spoiler finished in black, and LED rear combination lamps. The European Civic line-up has been expanded with the introduction of a new derivative, the new Civic Sport. Based on the Civic hatchback, and powered by the 1.6-litre, 120 PS diesel engine or the 1.8-litre, 142 PS petrol engine.
Honda European Spec Jazz
Honda will unveil its European spec Jazz at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The new European Jazz will offer improved fuel economy and higher performance thanks to its new Earth Dreams Technology engine. The new 1.3 litre i-VTEC petrol engine is supported by either a six-speed manual (replacing the previous five-speed unit) or a CVT transmission.
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration
Infiniti will introduce the progressive Q80 Inspiration to the media and provide a glimpse into its high-performance and efficient hybrid-electric powertrain implementation as well as additional technologies. In profile, Infiniti Q80 Inspiration extends to 5052 millimetres (198.9 inches) with a long wheelbase of 3103 mm (122.2 in) framed by custom 22-inch five-dual-spoke lightweight alloys. It strikes an imposing stance with its width of 2027 mm (79.8 in) and height of 1350 mm (53.1 in).
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the world debut of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model based on the Outlander PHEV 4WD SUV plug-in hybrid vehicle. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV.
Toyota C-HR Concept
Toyota will unveil its new C-HR Concept at the Paris motor show, a vision for a hybrid-powered compact crossover that displays an emphatic new design language. The show car gives an early hint of a kind of vehicle Toyota would like to bring to market. The C-HR Concept introduces an expressive new design approach with a diamond styling theme. Beneath the flowing cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to create faceted surfaces, like the precision cutting of a gemstone.
Ssangyong XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure
SsangYong Motor Company will unveil two development concepts, XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are near production ready concepts of the soon to be launched X100. Based on the brand’s development philosophy of ‘Robust, Specialty and Premium’ and design theme of ‘Nature born – 3 Motion’, the XIV (eXciting user-Interface Vehicle) is a B-segment SUV series that has been shown at previous international motor shows over the past four years, the first time beginning at the IAA Frankfurt in 2011.
XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are powered by either a 1.6 litre petrol or 1.6 litre diesel engine that meet Euro 6 emission standards, and measure 4,195mm in length and with a 2,600mm wheelbase. These two new concepts offer style, practicality and convenience for the smart user, and the new car will go on sale next year.
Hyundai New Generation i20
Hyundai will showcase its new generation i20 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.The New Generation i20 has been designed and developed in Europe, and three key attributes in particular underline how it meets the needs of European consumers: class-leading interior space, a host of high-technology and comfort-enhancing features, and distinctive, refined design. Hyundai’s European design team has created a bold front aesthetic. The upright chrome-framed hexagonal grille has been lowered for design and engineering purposes. A thin, horizontal grille connects the front headlamp clusters, which include bi-function projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED positioning lamps. A lower grille houses the front fog lamps, and emphasises the powerful stance of the car.
Schedule of the 2014 Paris Motor Show:
- Thursday October 2nd – 6.30 am – 7.00 pm
- Friday October 3rd – 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
PRESS & TRADE DAY
- Friday October 3rd – 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
- From October 4thto 19th2014 – 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
- Late openings Thursdays 9th& 16thand Fridays 10th& 17th – 8.00pm- 10.00 pm
ADMISSION FEE: 14 Euros
- Ages 10 to 25 (valid id required): 8 Euros
- Free for children under age 10
- Groups (more than 15 people): 12 Euros
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