The Peugeot Quartz – just one of the concepts displayed in Paris
The initial burst of news and excitement from the Paris Motor Show 2014 is beginning to settle, as the press section of the show makes way for the public. We’ve seen some exciting announcements with some beautiful new cars on display. Here are the highlights from the biggest motor show of the year, arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.
This Audi concept remixes the popular TT concept to add five doors and a longer wheelbase. It will come with a 2.0litre TFSI engine. 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds gives this car plenty of kick.
We’ve already previewed the new Mulsanne Speed, which is set to be the fastest luxury car on the market. Combining speed and high quality design, the Mulsanne is to become Bentley’s marquee model.
Highly anticipated, the BMW 2 Series will replace the 1 Series Convertible. The 2 Series will be available in four different engine specs to fit your requirements. We previewed the BMW 2 Series convertible here.
One of the more striking cars on display, the Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L combines an aerodynamic design with a lightweight build. More details over at our Paris Motor Show report.
Set to be the fastest ever Spider, the 458 Speciale A will have an astonishing 597bhp, and will have a limited run of just 499 units.
A new crossover version of the extremely popular 500, the 500X will suit those after urban driving or those after something more adventurous.
Excitement has been building ever since Ford announced a European spec Mustang will go on sale next year. Fastback and convertible models will be available, with a 5.0-litre V8 engine and fuel efficient 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine.
Revealed back at the Geneva Motor Show, the Civic Type R is a concept car that will launch in the UK next year. Enhanced track performance and advanced front suspension system will make this Type R quite attractive to those looking for a sporty model.
The i20 was designed in Europe and will hope to offer the most interior space for a car of its size. A cleaner, refined design will encompass the new technologies that come with the car.
The XE was revealed at a big launch event back at the start of September (we covered it here). The Paris Motor Show will be the first time the car is available to view by the general public.
The all-new Sorento has been built to blend practicality and high technology. We previewed the Sorento back in a blogpost in August this year.
Still just a concept, the Asterion caught a lot of the attention when it was officially revealed at the Paris Motor Show. It will be fitted with hybrid technology. More details at our Paris Motor Show report.
Replacing the Land Rover Freelander, the Discovery Sport is the first of the new Discovery family range. It will come with 5+2 seating without increasing in size over other 5 seat premium SUVs. More details at our preview post.
The fully hybrid Lexus NX 300h marks the company’s entry into the mid-size luxury SUV market.
Announced after months of speculation, the new MX-5 goes on sale in 2015 and will hope to replicate the extreme success of the previous generations. We covered its official announcement back at the start of September.
Bringing the speed and power of the racetrack and merging it with the practicality needed for an everyday car, the Mercedes-AMG will be available in GT and GT S versions.
A partnership between MINI and the world famous Superleggera italian coach builders, the Vision Concept combines the curves of a sportscar with the iconic stylings of MINI. We covered the car when it was debuted at the Salon Prive.
The NISMO concept is set to be the sporting flagship for the Nissan Pulsar range, also announced at the Paris Motor show. Aerodynamically optimised body and a race tuned engine and suspension give the NISMO extra zip over the base model.
The Quartz concept car has been designed to offer a new take on the crossover market. A 500hp Hybrid drivetrain gives power whilst the i-Cockpit promises a comfortable drive.
The new Espace takes a departure from the previous generation’s image, and is based upon the concept car revealed in Frankfurt last year. Five and seven seat versions will be available.
Based on an ST body, the Leon X-Perience is a lifestyle estate with four-wheel-drive. The car has an off road styling and comes with extra ground clearance to complete the look.
The third generation of this model, the Fabia Combi boasts plenty of space whilst being environmentally friendly. A number of safety, comfort and infotainment systems complete the new model.
The famous original Suzuki badge returns for the new five door Vitara. Arriving in the UK next spring, the Vitara will be available with petrol and diesel engines that offer low CO2 emissions and good fuel economy.
Toyota debuted just the one car at the Paris Motor show this year, the C-HR Concept. A compact crossover that will be powered by a hybrid engine. New exterior design is a move in a new direction for Toyota.
The Vauxhall Adam S is designed to be the range topper with a 1.4 litre turbo engine. Fitted with a performance chassis and VXR braking system, the new Red “n” Roll-design gives this Adam a sporty edge.
Volkswagen’s big reveal, the XL Sport is a reinterpretation of the XL design and is fitted with a V2 Ducati engine which can give 11,000 rpm. More details over at our Paris Motor Show report.
The Volvo XC90 was announced back in August (our report from then available here). An all-new seven seat premium SUV, the XC90 has been designed with industry leading safety features.
Over 100 new cars were debuted at the Paris Motor Show as it continues to grown in size and importance throughout the motor industry. We’ll bring you more updates and news as and when it happens.