When the doors to the Paris Motor Show opened to the press on Thursday 29 September 2016, the automotive world was inundated with news concerning a frankly staggering list of new cars. If you need a quick recap, here’s what the world’s most popular brands had to offer.
A new A5 Sportback hatchback was unveiled alongside the new Q5 Mk2 and the RS3 Saloon.
BMW kept things light but engaging with a new Concept X2 compact crossover.
A chic new C3 supermini was launched, plus a CXperience plug-in hybrid concept.
The Sandero, Sandero Stepway, and Logan MCV received refreshed styling, trim lists, and features.
A limited run of iconic models mark Ferrari’s 70th. There was also a new V8 version of the GTC4 Lusso T and the LaFerrari convertible.
The popular Civic made an upgrade and added an intriguing Type R prototype hot hatch.
Hyundai delivered plenty. Their popular i10 city car got new technology and styling; we got our first look at the i20 WRC; the i30 third-gen hatchback family was confirmed, and the 375bhp RN30 concept hot-hatch was unveiled.
Pricing was revealed for the new Q60 coupe and a refreshed QX Sport mid-sized crossover was announced.
We got a heavily-camouflaged look at the XF Sportbrake.
The Carens took new tech, the Soul received a new turbo engine, and the new Rio made its debut.
An all-new Discovery was one of the show’s biggest draws.
The IS facelift and UX crossover concept were both revealed.
We saw a Facelifted Quattroporte and Ghibli.
Merc came out all-guns-blazing with the new AMG GT Roadster, E-class All-Terrain, Electric Generation EQ concept, GLC 43 4Matic Coupe, and Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6.
The next Outlander SUV was hinted at with the GT-PHEV Concept.
The Micra took on a sleeker, more European edge.
The 2008 was restyled and the 5008 was reborn as a family crossover.
The Panamera was made even lovelier as the sports saloon Mk2.
Renault showed their first pick-up, a new ‘Initiale Paris’ version of luxury Koleos SUV, a 345bhp EV coupe, and a new Zoe plug-in with a 250-mile maximum range.
Skoda launched the Kodiaq, its first full-size family crossover
The Fortwo and Forfour Electric Drive enjoyed their world premieres.
The SX4 S-Cross received a facelift and the Ignis baby crossover was unveiled.
We saw the final version of the new C-HR compact SUV, plus the debut of Toyota’s plug-n-play Prius and the FCV Plus fuel-cell model.
The new Ampera-e brings enhanced power and range.
VW hinted at dramatic changes for their new long-range EV and announced a mysterious 13th brand.