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  • 2019 Lexus RC, 2018 Paris auto show

    The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and has been given an update to keep it looking and feeling fresh as it enters 2019. The updated car made its debut on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show and will be in showrooms in November, with prices starting at $41,145, excluding destination. The biggest change is to the design of the headlights...

  • 2019 Toyota Yaris GR Sport
    Toyota Yaris GR Sport revealed at 2018 Paris auto show

    Toyota used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to present the new GR Sport version of its Yaris subcompact hatch. GR Sport represents the entry-level trim from Toyota's new GR performance sub-brand launched last year in Japan. GR stands for Gazoo Racing, Toyota's official motorsport department, and...

  • Peugeot E-Legend Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    10 things we learned from the 2018 Paris auto show

    The 2018 Paris auto show delivered a handful of surprises for American car enthusiasts, albeit l'addition attached to each was mostly weighty. This year's most significant reveal for U.S. buyers certainly came from Mercedes-Benz—although which one is debatable. The new 2019 BMW 3-Series was...

  • 2019 Shelby Series 2, 2018 Paris auto show
    Shelby Series 2 surprises in Paris

    Shelby is officially back with an updated version of its in-house sports car. The Shelby Series 2 made a surprise visit this week to the 2018 Paris auto show, which provided the first real look at the revised roadster. The trick is that the car isn't actually new. It's the same body, and the...

  • 2020 Kia Niro EV, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

    The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the...

  • Aspark Owl, 2018 Paris auto show
    You can now order the Aspark Owl that does 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

    Japan's Aspark is ready to start selling its Owl electric supercar. Just be prepared to pay $3.6 million if you want one. Yes, you read that correctly. The little-known firm from Osaka, which is involved in everything from medical devices to robotics, used this week's 2018 Paris auto show to...

  • Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show

    Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been transformed into a sporty speedster instead of a convertible. While Smart says the concept has been developed to reinterpret urban driving in fun and a refreshing way, we know elements of the design will feature on future Smart cars. Some of the standout design treatments include the new LED patterns of...

  • Audi Sport R8 LMS, 2018 Paris auto show
    Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

    Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car...

  • 2019 GAC GS5, 2018 Paris auto show
    GAC global expansion continues with GS5 debut at 2018 Paris auto show

    GAC Motor is on track to become the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned automaker said in 2017 it plans to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV (shown below) confirmed as one of the first models, though the current trade war...

  • 2019 Vinfast Lux A2.0, 2018 Paris auto show
    Vietnam's Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

    Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a mid-size sedan and SUV, and they were presented to the public for the first time on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. But rather...

  • 2019 Audi Q3, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Audi Q3 bows with sporty look, high-tech cabin

    Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi is set to have one of the strongest offerings next year in the form of a redesigned Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show and is expected to reach U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2019, bringing with it a sharp new...

  • 2019 Audi SQ2, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Audi SQ2 crossover debuts with 296 horsepower

    Audi’s smallest crossover in the United States is the Q3 but overseas there’s a slightly smaller Q2 on sale. The vehicle made its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show and on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show a sporty version was added to the lineup: the SQ2. As expected, the mechanical...

  • 2019 BMW i3, 2018 Paris auto show

    The 2019 BMW i3 starting production in November will benefit from a bigger battery capable of an estimated 153 miles of range, BMW confirmed Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. It will be the second time the automaker has upgraded the i3's battery since the electric car's 2014 launch. The last time was in 2017 when a 33 kilowatt-hour battery was added that delivered roughly 115 miles of range. The 2019 i3's battery will feature a 42.2-kwh capacity. The bigger battery will be standard across the range meaning the i3 REX range-extended model should see a similar boost in range. EPA-rated...

  • Renault EZ-Ultimo concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Renault EZ-Ultimo self-driving concept wants to make ride hailing more luxurious

    Rounding out a trio or Renault "EZ" self-driving car concepts is the EZ-Ultimo. The French brand debuted the latest concept at the 2018 Paris auto show on Tuesday with an eye on turning ride hailing into something more premium. Like the earlier EZ self-driving concepts (EZ-Go and EZ-Pro), Renault...

  • Hyundai i30 N Option concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Hyundai i30 N Option previews customization to the n'th degree

    Hyundai has quite a bit in store for its N performance division, and owners can look forward to a barrel of customization option as previewed by a new concept vehicle. With the 2018 Paris auto show as its backdrop, Hyundai revealed the i30 N Option show car—essentially an i30 N hot hatch with...

  • 2019 bmw 3-Series M Performance parts
    BMW is ready with M Performance parts for the new 3-Series

    BMW has only just revealed its redesigned 2019 3-Series at the 2018 Paris auto show, yet the M division is ready to roll with some fresh parts. From style upgrades to real-deal performance bits, future 2019 3-Series owners have enticing options ahead of them. On the looks side of things, the M...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, 2018 Paris auto show
    2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: 200-mile luxury electric SUV debuts

    The luxury brands have been late to the electric revolution but that's about to change as a flood of new models arrive in the coming years, particularly from the German brands. Mercedes-Benz alone will launch 10 electric cars by 2025, one of which is the EQC small SUV that made its debut last month...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    563-horsepower Infiniti Q60 Black S prototype revealed with F1 tech

    Infiniti's sinister Q60 Project Black S coupe has progressed from the concept stage to a working prototype. The latest version was presented on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show to help kick off the Japanese brand's new electrification push. The Q60 Project Black S is a high-performance version...

  • 2019 DS 3 Crossback

    DS wowed audiences on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show with the introduction of its new DS 3 Crossback. DS is the luxury arm of PSA Group, the French auto giant on a mission to enter the United States. It started out life as a sub-brand of Citroën, taking its inspiration from the classic Citroën DS sedan, but was turned into a standalone brand for premium cars in 2014. It launched the first of a new generation of high-tech, high-style vehicles in 2017 in the form of the DS 7 Crossback small crossover SUV. Now it's added the DS 3 Crossback which sits in the subcompact crossover...

  • Rotary engine
    Mazda confirms rotary range extender for upcoming EV

    Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine, but not as we know it. The Japanese automaker on Tuesday used the backdrop of the 2018 Paris auto show to confirm plans for a rotary range extender in a future electric car. Mazda said it is working on two EVs and one will feature a small, lightweight and...

  • Porsche Speedster Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    New Porsche 911 Speedster enters production in 2019

    It's hardly been a secret but now Porsche has made it official: a new 911 Speedster enters production in 2019. Porsche made the announcement Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show, where it also unveiled a red version of the 911 Speedster concept car first shown in a silver hue back in June as part of...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG A35, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hot hatch revealed with 302 horsepower

    Mercedes-AMG has revealed its first take on Mercedes-Benz's new generation of compact cars. The car is the new A35 based on the A-Class hatchback, and it was revealed on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The A35 isn't a direct replacement for the outgoing A45. That model is due out later. That's...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz B200, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed: Practicality in a luxury wrapper

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled a sportier, more high-tech B-Class minivan at the 2018 Paris auto show. The redesigned model is the nameplate's third iteration. It is also the third body style from Mercedes' new generation of compact cars, following the A-Class hatchback unveiled in February and...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 BMW 3-Series revealed in Paris with updated tech, engines–no manual

    The 2019 BMW 3-Series that debuted Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show not only represented the seventh generation of the sedan, but it’s also a substantial leap forward for the iconic four-door that has withered for nearly a decade. The new 3-Series dramatically improves its interior tech...

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