2014 Paris Motor Show

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Honda says it's committed to hybrids in Europe


Oct. 15, 2014 11:10 CET
Honda says it remains committed to hybrids in Europe and will import a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its next Jazz subcompact in 2016, despite reducing its hybrid lineup in the region due to slow sales.... Read More »
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    Nissan Pulsar

    The Pulsar marks Nissan's return to western Europe's mainstream compact segment that the automaker left after dropping the poor-selling Almera in 2006. The Pulsar is based on the joint Nissan-Renault CMF platform used by the Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai crossovers. Nissan is adding 80,000 units of annual capacity for the Pulsar at its factory in Barcelona, Spain. Pulsar sales start in October. Go to the Gallery »

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    BMW X6

    BMW showcases the second-generation X6 coupe-styled crossover. The new X6 is slightly larger than its predecessor, with more luggage space. It will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina, like the current model. Go to the Gallery »

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    Honda H-RV Prototype

    Honda returns to the European subcompact crossover segment it quit in 2006 with the H-RV, which is based on the Vezel that launched in Japan at the end of last year. Honda is calling the Paris show car a prototype, but it's expected to change little in production form. Go to the Gallery »

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    Nissan Pulsar NISMO Concept

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    Smart ForTwo

    The two-seat microcar is slightly wider than its predecessor but the length remains the same. The ForTwo will be powered by new three-cylinder engines co-developed by parent Mercedes-Benz and its partner, Renault. Go to the Gallery »

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    Smart ForFour

    The ForFour is the first Smart four-seat model since the brand axed a previous ForFour after just two years of disappointing sales. The ForFour and ForTwo will go on sale in Europe starting on Nov. 22. Smart has no current plans to sell the ForFour in the U.S. because it isn't sure if there is a big enough market to warrant the cost of homologation. Go to the Gallery »

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    Fiat 500X

    Fiat will join the expanding subcompact crossover segment with the 500X, a sibling to the Jeep Renegade. The 500X and Renegade will come off the same production line at Fiat's factory in Melfi, Italy. In Europe, the 500X will replace Fiat's slow-selling Sedici, which Suzuki built at its plant in Hungary. The 500X will appear in European dealerships by year-end and will arrive in the U.S. next spring. Go to the Gallery »

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    Sangyong Adventure concept

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    SsangYong XIV-Air concept

    The brand, owned by India's Mahindra Group, previews a subcompact crossover with the XIV concept. A production version called the X100 will be launched next year. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

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    Renault Clio Initiale Paris

    Renault launched its upscale Initiale Paris trim line on its Clio subcompact, which will go on sale shortly after the show. Renault joins Ford, with its Vignale top-end trim line, and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, with its DS brand, in adding premium features to mianstream cars to attract affluent customers who find luxury brands too expensive. Go to the Gallery »

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    Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid concept

    Lamborghini’s Asterion LPI 910-4 supercar concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that makes 910hp. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen XL Sport concept

    A concept showing a potential sporty version of the low-volume, ultra fuel-efficient two-seat plug-in hybrid XL1 built in Germany. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi TT Sportback Concept

    The TT Sportback concept could join the coupe and roadster versions of the compact TT sports car, along with a crossover variant that has already been previewed the Detroit and Beijing auto shows. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volkswagen Passat GTE

    The automaker's second plug-in hybrid after the Golf GTE, the Passat GTE is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine and a 115 kW electric motor. It can cover a distance of up to 50km (31 miles) on electric power alone. The Passat GTE will arrive in European showrooms next October as a sedan and station wagon. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mazda MX-5/Miata

    A weight reduction of 100kg (220 pounds) puts the new roadster at a level comparable to the original model, which was launched in 1989. Global sales will start next year. The new MX-5 represents the first use of Mazda's Skyactiv drivetrain and chassis technologies on a rwd vehicle. Go to the Gallery »

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    Peugeot Exalt concept

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    Opel/Vauxhall Corsa

    The Corsa is still based on a shared platform with Fiat that stems from GM's failed alliance with the Italian automaker, but the platform has been heavily revised for the new car. Opel hopes that a fresh design, as well as new, more frugal engines, an improved interior, better connectivity and new safety systems will keep the Corsa competitive until the next generation of the car launches in 2018. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen C3-XR

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    Kia Optima T-Hybrid concept

    The Kia Optima T-Hybrid (turbo hybrid) concept is powered by the model's existing 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine, paired with a small electric motor, powered by a 48V lead-carbon battery. Go to the Gallery »

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    Honda Civic Type R Concept

    The Civic Type R is a high performance version of the European Civic hatchback. The Civic Type R's 280hp, 2.0-liter gasoline engine is more powerful than previous 201-hp Civic Type R. Go to the Gallery »

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    Suzuki Vitara

    The five-door Vitara is the production model of the iV-4 concept first shown at last year's Frankfurt auto show. It will go on sale in Europe early next year. The Vitara has lost the boxy utilitarian design of previous models and now has slicker, more mainstream crossover styling. Go to the Gallery »

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    Toyota C-HR concept

    Toyota turned to its styling center in Europe to create the "emphatic new design language" displayed on the C-HR hybrid-powered crossover concept. Media reports say the production version of the concept will be called the Auris Cross and will slot in below Toyota's RAV4, which was once the top-selling compact SUV in Europe but now struggles against sleeker models such as the segment-leading Nissan Qashqai. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept

    The C4 Cactus Airflow 2L uses advanced technologies to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 percent compared with the standard C4 Cactus. Go to the Gallery »

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    BMW 2-series convertible

    The 2-series softtop convertible is slightly larger and roomier than the 1-series convertible it replaces. Go to the Gallery »

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    Bentley Mulsanne Speed

    The Mulsanne Speed, a new flagship powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V-8 engine that generates 530 hp, accelerates from 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds (0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds) and has a top speed of 305kph (190 mph). Sales will start just after the Paris show. Go to the Gallery »

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    Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept

    The Q80 Inspiration concept is a four-door fastback concept, which Infiniti says will be the basis for the brand's largest car. The production version will rival models such as the Porsche Panamera. Go to the Gallery »

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    Ferrari 458 Speciale A convertible

    Ferrari will build just 499 units of the 458 Speciale A convertible, its top-performing convertible variant in the mid-engined 458 Speciale sports car range. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Espace

    The new Renault Espace has a sleeker appearance than previous generations and a number of crossover-like styling cues, including a higher seating position. Go to the Gallery »

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    Audi TT Roadster convertible

    The third-generation Audi TT Roadster will make its debut at the Paris auto show in October. When it arrives in the U.S. market in fall 2015 as a 2016 model, the convertible will be available in 227-hp TT and 306-hp TTS variants. Go to the Gallery »

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    2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

    The second-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The high-performance car builder, which has dropped "Benz" from its name to further differentiate itself from the standard Mercedes-Benz lineup, says the 2015 C63 and C63 S sedans will receive similar power but even greater levels of torque than the company’s recently unveiled Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S -- with which it effectively shares its engine -- when it goes on sale in North America in early 2015. Go to the Gallery »

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    Ford Mondeo

    Ford's new Mondeo will be offered with a range of new equipment and powertrains, including a hybrid unit, when it goes on sale later this year. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen C1 Urban Ride concept

    The C1 Urban Ride concept, which has chunky crossover looks and is 15mm higher than the current model, could preview a mini SUV for Citroen. Go to the Gallery »

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    Peugeot Quartz concept

    The Peugeot Quartz is a powerful hybrid SUV/crossover concept based on the same EMP2 platform that underpins the automaker’s new 308. Go to the Gallery »

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    Renault Eolab concept car

    Renault says its Eolab car showcases an environmental concept with nearly 100 technological innovations designed to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption of one liter per hundred kilometers. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mercedes-AMG GT

    The Mercedes-AMG GT is the second vehicle developed by the brand's in-house performance arm. Go to the Gallery »

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    Mini five-door

    Mini is launching the first five-door variant of its iconic small car. Go to the Gallery »

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    Ford S-Max

    Ford will debut the new S-Max at the Paris auto show ahead of the minivan's sales launch in Europe next summer. Go to the Gallery »

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    Jaguar XE

    Jaguar is re-entering the compact luxury segment with the XE -- complete with new engines, new technology and a new modular aluminum-based architecture. Go to the Gallery »

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    Citroen Divine DS concept

    The Citroen Divine DS concept previews the future styling direction of the DS brand. Go to the Gallery »

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    Land Rover Discovery Sport

    The seven-seat Discovery Sport is the first vehicle in a new family of Land Rovers aimed at buyers in the middle of the luxury market. It will replace the LR2 in the Land Rover lineup and go on sale in early 2015 in the United States with a base price of $38,920, including shipping. Go to the Gallery »

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    2016 Kia Sorento

    The next-generation Kia Sorento crossover will be longer, lower and have more interior space. The mid-sized crossover’s new sheet metal borrows the longer hood and wider D-pillars featured on the Cross GT concept shown in 2013 at the Chicago Auto Show. It goes on sale in the United States in the first half of 2015. Go to the Gallery »

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    Volvo XC90

    The Volvo XC90 has new styling, new safety technologies, more fuel-efficient engines and a more premium interior than the current car. Go to the Gallery »

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    Hyundai i20

    Hyundai has given its new i20 subcompact a sleeker, sportier design to help the car compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Go to the Gallery »

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    Skoda Fabia

    Skoda has taken styling cues from its motorsports unit to create a sportier and more dynamic third-generation Fabia. Go to the Gallery »

Blogs from Paris

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC
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XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce


Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson's belief in e-commerce got a huge boost because of the XC90.
Oct. 2, 6:41 am U.S. ET
PAUL MCVEIGH
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For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids


Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market brands start to intr
Sept. 30, 9:52 am U.S. ET
LUCA CIFERRI
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Renault Eolab's funny numbers


I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Par
Sept. 30, 5:37 am U.S. ET