Paris Auto Show

  • Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept, 2016 Paris auto show

    Mercedes-Benz’s much-hyped electric car concept has finally made its 2016 Paris auto show debut. Like Volkswagen’s own I.D. concept on display in Paris, the star of Mercedes’ stand previews the first of the automaker’s next-generation electric cars. The concept is called the Generation EQ, and as previously reported the “EQ” in the name is the badging that Mercedes will use to denote its future electric cars. It apparently stands for “Electric Intelligence.” Individual models are expected to be called EQC or EQS, with the last letter denoting...

  • Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show
    VW ID concept to spawn 300-plus-mile electric hatch in 2020

    The Volkswagen Group in order to shed any vestiges of its diesel emissions cheating scandal is embracing vehicle electrification with open arms. The automaker is committed to launching 30 electric cars by 2025 across its various brands, many of which will come from the namesake Volkswagen brand. VW...

  • Teaser for Mercedes-AMG hypercar, 2016 Paris auto show
    Mercedes-AMG teases hypercar

    At a special event on the eve of the 2016 Paris auto show, Mercedes-Benz finally confirmed that it’s Mercedes-AMG skunk works is working on a world-beating hypercar. The confirmation came from Mercedes-Benz’s outgoing R&D boss Thomas Weber. “Under the lead of Mercedes-AMG, our...

  • Honda Civic Type R Prototype, 2016 Paris auto show
    Honda Civic Type R Prototype debuts in Paris

    In Honda speak, Prototype means almost production ready. Prototype vehicles are often shown just a few months ahead of the on-sale date and the changes between them and the production vehicles are usually minor. That should warm the hearts of Honda fans anxiously awaiting the Civic Type R as the...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, 2016 Paris auto show
    2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster gets Paris auto show debut

    It's been rumored, suggested, hinted, even teased—now, the Mercedes-AMG GT roadster is reality. (Insert your own "topless" buff-book pun here.) The roadster arrived at this week's Paris auto show wearing two different outfits, as both the AMG GT and the GT C Roadster. And now we have photos...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery, 2016 Paris auto show
    2017 Land Rover Discovery preview

    The Discovery is back. Land Rover will revive the nameplate it retired in the 2005 model year, while it sends the LR4 nameplate to the archives. The new Discovery will team up with the Discovery Sport on the more rugged side of the Land Rover brand, while the luxury side of the house continues to...

  • Teaser for Mercedes-Benz electric car concept debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

    Mercedes-Benz has been offering electric cars for several years but these have all been niche products limited to a handful of markets. The list includes the Electric Drive versions of the Smart ForTwo, B-Class and SLS AMG. With Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] demonstrating that there's serious interest in mainstream electric cars, the major automakers are now racing to offer rivals. And we’re scheduled to receive a look at Mercedes’ first Tesla rival at the 2016 Paris auto show, which gets underway Thursday, September 29. That look will come in the form of a concept, teased today in a new...

  • 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR
    Peugeot to present 2017 Dakar rally contender in Paris

    The Dakar rally may no longer kick off in Paris but in a way the French capital is linked with the 2017 rally. Peugeot will use the 2016 Paris auto show to present its 2017 3008 DKR, which will be competing in the 2017 Dakar rally. The 3008 DKR features a design derived from the latest 3008 SUV...

  • 2016 Paris auto show logo
    2016 Paris auto show preview

    The pace of change in the auto industry has never been quicker, and we’re seeing that in some of the many vehicles destined to appear at the 2016 Paris auto show, which opens its doors to the media on Thursday, September 29. It’s where automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen plan...

  • 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
    2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive revealed

    Smart was one of the first mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car when it launched its original ForTwo Electric Drive last decade. Now it’s become the first to offer a lineup of cars that offers the choice of internal combustion or electric power. That’s right. Smart has...

  • Citroën C3 WRC concept, 2016 Paris auto show
    Next-gen Citroën C3 previewed by Paris-bound WRC concept

    Cars competing in the 2017 World Rally Championship will look radically different to what we’ve become accustomed to over the past few seasons. The regulations allow for cars that are wider and feature bodies designed with greater freedom in regards to aerodynamics, with many already...

  • Teaser for Hyundai RN30 concept debuting at 2016 Paris auto show
    New concept previews Hyundai i30 N hot hatch

    Hyundai will use the upcoming 2016 Paris auto show to introduce its new i30, the hatchback of the latest Elantra range and the likely replacement for our Elantra GT. The i30 is Hyundai’s answer to the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus and Volkswagen Golf, and like its rivals it will feature a...

  • Teaser for new Audi Q5 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

    It seems like Audi’s original Q5 has been with us forever but soon a successor will arrive. We’ve been spying prototypes for more than a year and on Wednesday Audi finally confirmed a debut for its new Q5 on September 29 at the 2016 Paris auto show. The market launch is likely to take place around spring 2017, meaning we should see the vehicle arrive as a 2018 model. Judging by our spy shots, the new Q5 will feature similar proportions to the outgoing model. There are clear influences from the latest Q7 in the design and those taillights look similar to the units on the latest A4...

  • 2017 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman
    New Mini Clubman spawns 228-hp John Cooper Works model

    Mini’s extra versatile Clubman was redesigned for the 2016 model year. For 2017 it spawns its high-performance John Cooper Works model. The car is a hot hatch that packs a turbo four, all-wheel drive and track-tuned suspension. In other words, it’s anathema to the boring buzz boxes you...

  • Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)
    Here's who is skipping the 2016 Paris auto show

    The 2016 Paris auto show is nearly here to kick off auto show season! Don't get too excited, though, because it seems like a number of automakers aren't exactly thrilled about it either. According to Bloomberg, a surprising number of automakers are staying home—manufacturers both large and...

  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
    Alfa Romeo Giulia gets all-wheel drive, Veloce trim

    Alfa Romeo’s Giulia is yet to reach showrooms in the United States but over in Europe the range is already being expanded. Set to debut on September 29 at the 2016 Paris auto show are two new options for the Giulia: a trim aimed at performance fans and a model aimed at those that appreciate...

  • Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept
    Lexus to show off Kinetic Seat concept at Paris auto show

    The car seat, while receiving safety upgrades over the years, is relatively the same as the one folks have become used to for decades now. A lower portion. An upper portion. Some cloth, or perhaps leather, and if you're lucky you'll get multiple-powered ways to adjust it all to your liking. Lexus...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback (European spec)
    2017 Honda Civic Hatchback revealed ahead of 2016 Paris auto show

    Honda has unveiled its new Civic Hatchback ahead of the car’s world debut September 29 at the 2016 Paris auto show. The car is based on Honda’s 10th-generation Civic platform and will be sold in the United States. All versions will come from the United Kingdom, though, as the car is...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz is going after the premium soft-roader segment dominated by Audi’s Allroad offerings and Volvo’s expanding Cross Country range. Mercedes has selected the All-Terrain name for its soft-roaders, the first of which will be based on the new E-Class Wagon. The German automaker has confirmed that this E-Class All-Terrain will make its world debut in September at the 2016 Paris auto show. Prototypes have already been spotted. Compared to the regular E-Class Wagon, they feature a taller ride height, widened wheel arches, and protective elements on the bumpers and side sills...

  • 2018 Land Rover Discovery off-road testing
    Land Rover shows off new Discovery’s off-road skills

    Get ready to say goodbye to the aging LR4 and hello to the new Discovery. The handsome SUV makes its world debut this month at the 2016 Paris auto show and will be on sale by mid-2017, arriving as a 2018 model. Although it’s aimed at soccer moms—it’s Land Rover’s rival to...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster teased
    2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster teased ahead of Paris auto show

    Confirming what we already knew, Mercedes-AMG just teased the new 2018 GT Roadster via Twitter and Facebook. The short video teaser shifts light around what it is clearly a topless AMG GT. This of course makes sense as we are just about two weeks away from the 2016 Paris auto show where the sports...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta leaked - Image via Supercars All Day
    First video of Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

    It isn’t meant to debut until the 2016 Paris auto show but the upcoming convertible version of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari hypercar has been spotted. The car was recently in Spain for an official video shoot. On Thursday we saw photos of the car taken at the shoot, which revealed for...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: 462 hp, 0-60 in 4.4 s, 31-mi electric range

    If you’re in the market for an electrified car that can outpace top sports cars but also take the family for a road trip come vacation time, then consider Porsche’s new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The fuel-efficient sedan is the plug-in hybrid model in the second-generation Panamera lineup and...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta leaked - Image via Ferrari Club España
    Open-top LaFerrari spotted in the wild, Aperta name confirmed

    The open-top version of Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari flagship makes its world debut on September 29 at the 2016 Paris auto show but photos of the car have already been released and now it’s been spotted in the wild. The car will have a new name, confirmed in these shots from Ferrari...

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