Paris Auto Show

  • Audi Crosslane coupe concept

    Coupe-styled crossovers, like the BMW X6, are all the rage with manufacturers these days. So are compact luxury crossovers, which blend the functionality of a crossover with the fuel-sipping practicality of a compact car. Enter Audi’s Crosslane, a new concept debuting at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show that will likely see production as the Audi Q2. While smaller than the current Q3 in size, the Q2 will also carry off a coupe-like roofline, although production versions are expected to come with five doors. Audi says it’s an entirely new fusion of technology, engineering and...

  • 2014 Volkswagen GTI concept
    2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI Previewed In Paris By Concept

    Enjoy a first look at the 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI thanks to the unveiling of a virtually production ready concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, the same event where the regular 2014 Golf range is also making its initial public appearance. These official images reveal predictable styling for the...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive
    2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive debuts in Paris

    A couple of years ago Mercedes-Benz made the bold promise to launch an electric version of its SLS AMG gullwing supercar on the market by the end of 2013. Since then we’ve seen several concept versions of the car, which was labeled the SLS AMG E-Cell, though now we’re getting our first...

  • Suzuki S-Cross concept
    Suzuki S-Cross Concept To Spawn New C-Segment Crossover: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Prototypes for Suzuki’s new C-segment crossover have already been spotted testing in Europe, but now the automaker has confirmed the vehicle’s development and given us a preview with a new concept car unveiled today at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The new concept is the Suzuki S-Cross, a...

  • Hyundai i20 WRC concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Hyundai To Return To WRC With i20 Rally Car

    Hyundai has confirmed its intention to return to the World Rally Championship with the unveiling today of a new rally concept based on its i20 hatchback sold overseas. Following its withdrawal from the sport in the last decade, Hyundai has remained committed to establishing an in-house WRC team in...

  • Art Deco Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Rolls-Royce Presents Art Deco-Inspired Cars At 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Rolls-Royce is hoping to provide inspiration to its well-heeled customers who may decide to opt for the automaker’s expanding personalization service, Rolls-Royce Bespoke, with a trio of cars that take their design influence from the Art Deco era. They make their debut today at the 2012 Paris...

  • Bentley Continental GT3 concept, Paris Motor Show preview, Sep 2012

    Bentley used to be serious about motorsports and if its latest concept tells us anything, it's clearly considering making a comeback. The Bentley Continental GT3 concept looks like a race car that is ready to take on the competition, though it's strictly a concept at this moment. The massive front splitter and wider bodywork are imposing in person. The side exhaust and massive rear wing are hard to miss, and the hood features heat extractors that also reduce front-end lift at speed. Concept or not, Bentley is planning to continue development and will hopefully return to racing. A test program...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept live photos, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Porsche revealed the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept in Paris before its big debut on the show floor tomorrow. Looking like a Panamera with an extended roof, the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept features proportions that are quite fitting of an estate. Back in July we reported that Porsche was working...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type
    2014 Jaguar F-Type Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Jaguar opted to unveil its new 2014 F-Type two-seater convertible on the eve of the Paris Auto Show, at an event held at Paris’ Musée Rodin. Described by Jaguar Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark as ultra-precise, powerful and sensual, the F-Type represents a return to...

  • 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
    2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Preview: New Styling And Edizione Tecnica

    Lamborghini has given an update to its Gallardo supercar, helping to keep it fresh until a successor arrives sometime in the next year or two. The changes aren’t too drastic, which is to be expected this late into a model’s life cycle, but they do give the Gallardo a much smarter look...

  • Bentley Continental GT3 race car concept
    Bentley Continental GT3 Concept: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Although you’d never guess it from Bentley’s current product line, the luxury automaker has a long history of motorsports glory. From 1927 through 1930, Bentley dominated the competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, taking first place in four consecutive years (and capturing first...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept
    Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Back in July, we brought you news that Porsche had plans to unveil a shooting brake or estate version of its Panamera sedan at this year’s Paris Auto Show. Now that we’re just hours away from the opening of the Paris festivities, it turns out that we were correct. Making its world...

  • Teaser for new Lamborghini Gallardo variant debuting at 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Lamborghini is teasing a new version of its Gallardo supercar, which is scheduled to debut tomorrow at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The automaker has released this teaser video, which shows the separate components of the new supercar coming together to form the latest special edition. Together with the video, Lamborghini has mentioned the key word “nova” which suggests the performance of the latest Gallardo variant could be quite explosive. This is expected to be the last version of the Gallardo before its replacement arrives sometime in the next year or two, so it’s likely it...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type R spy shots
    Jaguar Gives Us More Footage Of The F-Type At Speed: Video

    We’re just days away from the official launch of the eagerly-awaited Jaguar F-Type at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, so the British automaker is pulling out all the stops to get the car noticed. Yesterday, Jaguar released a video showing glimpses of the F-Type testing at Gaydon in the U.K...

  • 2014 Audi S3 Hatchback
    2014 Audi S3 Hatchback Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Audi’s latest-generation S3 has finally been revealed, with the initial three-door hatchback bodystyle so far the only version Audi has announced. The German automaker has decided not to bring its new A3 Hatchback to the U.S., so it’s likely this S3 Hatchback won’t be coming...

  • Jaguar F-Type leaked image
    2014 Jaguar F-Type Sights And Sounds In New Video

    An un-camouflaged photo of the upcoming 2014 Jaguar F-Type leaked onto the web ahead of its debut at the Paris Auto Show next week, but that hasn't spoiled the fun. If anything, it has us more excited for the car. This video adds to the excitement. The sounds of the F-Type as it flies around the...

  • Rolls-Royce to unveil Art Deco-inspired cars at 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Rolls-Royce To Launch Art Deco-Inspired Cars At 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Rolls-Royce will be presenting a trio of Art Deco-inspired cars at next week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, previewed here today in these arty posters. The posters, which reference a style defined by Rolls-Royce as one of the world’s “most glamorous and exciting” design movements...

  • 2014 Audi A3 Sportback
    Audi A3 Sportback: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    After tracking the new Audi A3 Sportback's progress in spy shots since this summer, we now see the official production version--but we won't get this car here in the U.S., according to Audi USA corporate communications manager Brad Stertz. Instead, we'll get the just-for-us A3 sedan. European...

  • 2013 Kia Carens (Rondo)

    Kia has several major model launches in store for next year including redesigned versions of its popular Forte compact, a new flagship sedan based on the K9/Quoris model sold overseas, and possibly a revival of the Rondo MPV. Though we've already seen official images of the first two models, today we get our first official look at the new Rondo by way of its European cousin, the Carens, which will be making its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show next week. The Kia Ronda hasn’t been on sale in the U.S. since it was dropped at the end of the 2010 model year but a much sleeker and...

  • 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country
    2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Volvo has unveiled the crossover version of its stylish V40 hatch, which it is calling the V40 Cross Country. The latest addition to the automaker’s lineup will be on display next week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show where it will be starring alongside a new V40 R-Design model. Designed for young...

  • Nissan's upcoming Juke Nismo
    2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Nissan’s upcoming Juke Nismo hopes to prove that practical vehicles can still be fun to drive. First shown as a concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo will debut in production form at this month’s Paris Auto Show. The Juke Nismo will be the first of several new...

  • Abarth Fuori Serie based on the Fiat 500
    Abarth Previews 'Fuori Serie' Personalization Service With Custom Fiat 500

    Abarth, the performance division at Fiat, is out to show that even buyers of humble cars like the 500 minicar can enjoy the kinds of vehicle personalization that we’re accustomed to seeing on supercars. We were given a taste of what to expect with the limited edition Abarth 695 models...

  • Suzuki S-Cross concept teased ahead of 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Suzuki Releases New Teaser For S-Cross Concept Ahead Of Paris Debut

    Suzuki will roll out a new C-segment crossover concept it’s calling the “S-Cross” at next week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show. Aside from discussing its design, however, the Japanese automaker isn’t giving many clues on the concept before its debut. As for the design theme...

  • Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Lexus LF-CC Revealed More In New Videos

    The Lexus LF-CC concept car set to debut next week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show gives us our best look yet at the upcoming 2014 Lexus IS, which has been confirmed to offer a new coupe variant along the lines of the latest concept. We now have a better look at the LF-CC itself thanks to a new video...

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