Paris Motor Show 2018

Get the scoop of what to expect this year.

It’s that amazing time of the year again, when we are faced with brand new beautiful cars from many of the world’s biggest car manufacturers in Paris – yes that’s right, Paris Motor Show or in French, “The Mondial De L’Auto”.

When the show first began in 1898, it was held in the Jardin des Tuileries in the French capital and the last show in 2016 attracted 1,072,697 visitors – with this including 10,000 journalists! So, it’s fair to say in the last century, this Motor Show has grown like no other.
As seen from the existing trend of electric cars this past year, it’s expected to be the key theme of this year’s show, with still new exciting product launches consisting of diverse shapes, sizes and also the WLTP emissions ratings. So, since the show is well underway, we’ve accumulated a list of key cars to look out for online if you sadly couldn’t make it this year.
Key Cars For Paris Motor Show 2018
BMW 3-Series
This is big news! So, as the market has been under attack with SUV models, traditional saloon or estate cars have seemed to be pushed aside.

However, BMW states the new 3-series will have “a revised styling, superior driving dynamics, exceptional efficiency and innovative features”, whilst it will still have the essence of a conservative feel with cutting-edge technical innovations to knock this model out the park.
Peugeot 508 Hybrid
This year, Peugeot have released THREE new hybrid alternatives to their existing range, including the 508. It will have the hybrid option which will use the 178bhp PureTech petrol engine mated to an electric motor and 11.8kWh battery to make the grand total of 222bhp.

With this, Peugeot promise both a 49g/km and up to 25 miles of zero-emission driving.
EZ Ultimo concept
Now, this may be the grandest of them all, as Renault has released in their hometown their EZ Ultimo.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Ultimo, this is an app-booked Level 4 autonomous limo with an interior like a 5-star Hilton hotel, designed by Laurens van den Acker’s team. The French manufacturer has said the vehicle may be booked for special occasions or First Class lounges may use them as transport for their guests to travel to and from the airport.
Mercedes-Benz B-class
As this is one of the German badge’s weakest models in their line-up, Mercedes have decided to give their B-class a makeover and with doing so we think they’ve nailed it! With the new B-class, Mercedes have worked attentively to all the finer details to make sure the B-class is a standing competitor.

They’ve designed it to ensure it provides a more practical approach in comparison to other models and it-now has a more rounded shape to overcome the increasing customer resistance to boxy-style cars.
DS 3 Crossback
It has morphed from Europe’s most loved supermini into a small SUV with it still being compact at 4,118mm long (this is 178mm longer than the hatchback it’s replacing).

However, its dimensions are not the only thing that has been adapted, as it has also gained rear doors and plenty of tech. This is down to the PSA group’s new company CMP (Common Modular Platform) which has been installed from the new Peugeot 208 to the next Vauxhall Corsa.
The Paris Motor Show 2018 is set to run from today till the 14th of October, so keep an eye out for even more cars to-be revealed in the upcoming days.

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