A preliminary review of the 2018 Paris motor show
The announcement of the Paris motor show in 2018
Chief car autumn “fair” 2018 will start in the fall at the Paris motor show (Mondial de l’automobile). Date from 2 to 14 October. The event will demonstrate many of the most interesting new products that reach the consumer is already in 2018 and 2019. We will show them to you now.
Second generation Audi Q3 will begin to be issued in November 2018, but it has never been shown in any exhibition, therefore, the arrival of the crossover in Paris can be considered the official premiere.
This urban SUV has received 4,49 meters in length (plus 10 cm to the capacity) – the product was much more than their previous generation. The trunk also increased significantly, to 530-1.525 litres (previously, the figures were more modest – from 460 to 1.365 liters). Inside the cabin is fitted with electronic instrument panel Virtual Cockpit, now fitted as standard. In the beginning of his way, the model will be offered with three petrol engines and a diesel engine.
Eight years after the first generation of small car from Ingolstadt, the model will be updated the second generation. First Audi A1 (as the VW Polo and Seat Ibiza) will receive the new modular transverse platform. Length after the transition will increase by six inches and now will reach an impressive figure of 4.03 metres. Under the hood, the smallest of Audi will receive petrol motors. Release date on the market – October 2018.
The third model, which 100% will go to France, in addition to the above A1 and Q3 will be the first electric crossover from Ingolstadt – the Audi e-tron. Competitor Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC had two electric motors that provide all-wheel drive and maximum power in the area of 408 HP On the cycle of the WLTP measurements the vehicle must provide range of motion on a single charge, more than 400 km and acceleration to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. The base price will be mercilessly 79.900 euros (about 6 million).
The new version of the BMW Roadster was presented in late August at competition Pebble Beach “Concours d’elegance” – it was the official premiere of the model. World premiere on the way, it is clear that it will happen in Paris.
The new Z4 is a large car, despite its purpose. Top model M40i will receive a six-cylinder engine capacity of 340 HP two More variants can be version 30i with 252 HP and 20i with 184 HP
Home sales will start in spring 2019, the price is still unknown.
The 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster revealed officially
BMW 3 Series
The new Z4 is more of a niche model. The absolute highlight of the BMW at the upcoming auto show will be the new 3 Series.
BMW lost some positions, after the Mercedes-Benz C-Class became the best selling compact car class in Germany and Europe. The brand from Bavaria expects to recover in the positions with the advent of version the G20. This is according to the calculations of the Bavarians compensates for lost growth model and postpone her eviction from the pool of models SUVs and compact crossovers, so the appearance at the Paris Motor Show for the Bavarians is very important. As the saying goes: to show themselves, for others to see.
Citroën C5 Aircross (Hybrid Concept)
Citroën will demonstrate to the European public at the Paris model C5 Aircross, which was presented in Shanghai in April. It combines a gasoline engine with a capacity of 180 HP with the electric motor producing 80 kW (109 HP). Total power, therefore, is 225 horsepower. Electric range set to 50 miles. The concept car C5 Aircross Hybrid have to get the serial registration in early 2020.
There are rumors about the new Citroën C5. Production of the old model was discontinued in 2017, a new version of the French classic will be built on a single database, together with the Peugeot 508, some Opel models and sporty youth brand DS. Groupe PSA take care of it.
As off the images of the third generation C5 not yet, we will show a great study on “CXperience”, which was presented at the last Paris salon in 2016.
DS 3 Crossback
DS 3 Crossback – another expected novelty at the Paris motor show. A small crossover built around an architecture EMP1. Under the hood will go the petrol engines with a capacity of 100 and 130 HP from the old collection and also a brand new 155-horsepower engine with eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, 130-horsepower diesel engine will also be available.
The highlight will be an exclusive all-electric version called the E-Tense with 136 HP and 300 kilometer range. DS 3 Crossback expected in the spring of 2019.
Ford: model is not presented
Ford belongs to the cohort of bespridannica who do not bring in the Old world. Of course it would be great to see some new pickup Ford Ranger Raptor in Paris, but, alas, such a spectacle we are to witness.
Fiat: models not presented
This year in Paris will present many of the major car manufacturers. Among them almost the entire range of Fiat. Therefore, in the stands we will not see any Alfa-Romeo or Ferrari or a Jeep. The only exception is the Maserati. The brand can show a study on SUVs, scheduled to be released in 2020 on the basis of the previously developed maternal models of Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Hyundai i30 Fastback N
Hyundai has prepared a 250-horsepower Fastback version of the i30 N, which can be seen at the auto show in a week. The engine in the engine compartment set identical to those seen in conventional five-door i30 hatchback, the only difference is a small nuance – his power overclocked to 275 HP
Prices on “hot” new product is still unknown.
Kia will show the production version of ProCeed (to write the name without the apostrophe). We are talking about compact Shooting Brake has five doors. A beginner has the same wheelbase and length as the model of the Ceed Sportswagon, but looks like the sportier, with a lower roof line.
The most powerful engine is the 1.6-liter turbo with 204 HP in addition, the line will appear the 1.4-litre turbodizel with 140 HP and 1.6-liter diesel 136 HP
Kia Ceed GT
Small but sporty Ceed GT 204 HP on Board. New bumpers, larger lower air intake, as well as special 18-inch wheels and red-lacquered brake calipers sport Kia is distinguished from “civil variants”. Home sales – the first decade of 2019.
Electric version of the Niro will also be at the motor show.
Mazda: models not presented
Like Mitsubishi, Nissan and Subaru, Mazda has also decided not to participate in the fair. Is Europe no longer important to Asian brands? For Subaru this may be true, but Nissan and Mazda have quite a large number of fans in this part of the world. Therefore, the restyled model CX-3, we will not see in Paris, as well as will not be on the stands model CX-4, which will probably still be available only in China.
Premiere of “plush” GLE also will be held in Paris. Read more about the product read here: Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019: no more Secrets
B-class – that is to say, “MiniVan”version of the A-Class. Thus, it is not surprising that the change of model generation A-Class is now followed by the update B-Class. Photos of new products yet, so the photo shows the old (second) generation MB. Technically, the B-class should not differ greatly from A Class.
Mercedes A-Class Sedan
Another derivative of the A-Class is a full-fledged four-door passenger car in the sedan. Model officially seems to have been presented, but Mercedes did not miss the chance to light it again. The length of the vehicle is 4.55 meters, which is 13 centimeters longer than the hatchback version. Looks like the model for the European market is very interesting, clearly interesting counterpart for the Chinese market. Of course the question of tastiness, but for some reason it seems that way.
The launch vehicle market (which, incidentally, does not replace the CLA would have a successor) to be held in late 2018.
Opel models are not presented
Perhaps Opel and would be glad to go to Paris, but not what. After logging in, PSA Group, German companies are major changes. Many models are already obsolete, others, the same Opel Astra or Insignia B is no longer enough Nova to deliver to dealerships.
Thus, the car manufacturer completely abandons speech in Paris.
Concept Peugeot e-Legend
Concept from Peugeot.
Peugeot 508 SW
New generation “508”model was already shown in Geneva in early 2018, all for the wagon, which will be first shown in public in France. Some experts argue that the model can rather be called a universal, and “fastback”, however, regardless of the terminology used, the car is unlikely to be awarded because Peugeot have previously published photos 508 SW, so, the sensation will not happen.
Much more interest is a new plug-in hybrid drive, which will also be available in the new model 508 SW station wagon. And while only on it.
According to rumors, the new Peugeot 208 we will see in Paris, others say that will have to wait until the Geneva motor show. Anyway, we got a rendering photo novelties, and so it is likely to and will look. Platform French new share with Opel Corsa.
Porsche Macan (restyling)
The Porsche Macan was launched in 2014. Four years later, Porsche is in Paris a restyled 4.7 meter-long version of the compact SUV. The most significant visual change was made on the back, where the lights are now connected led strip. The front standard will be the led lights. In the first day of sales in November 2018, it should have only one 245-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Prices start from 56.000 Euro.
VinFast sedan and SUV 02 02
The intrigue of the dealership – manufacturer from… of Vietnam (!) VinFast. So far, the new brand is unknown, even the experts trying to figure out what this fruit is. We’ll find out.
In Paris, they will show two models – a sedan called “02 Sedan”, which is so elegant because the design is thought through Pininfarina. In addition, there must be an SUV with the name “SUV 02”. I hope this is not the final name…
Another remarkable model from Spain. This mid-size SUV for the Seat, so even a large model. With its length of 4.74 metres and a height of 1.66 meters, Tarraco will have to offer a lot of space in the cabin. Thus, the new flagship will be produced not only as a five-seat version, but in today’s fashionable seven-seater variant.
The engine range includes two petrol and two diesel engines, each of them will fall within the 150 to 190 horsepower. The introduction of Tarraco on the market will occur in early 2019. Prices will not exceed those established for Skoda Kodiaq. However, it’s not so interesting, because officially the seat in Rossi is not for sale.
VW: models not presented
While Audi will arrive in Paris with a number of new products, the parent brand VW in General will be presented. A few years ago it would have been absolutely unthinkable. While Wolfsburg would have something to show, for example, the crossover T-Cross, the equivalent of a cheaper Seat Arona. But, alas, the autumn rainy October day, the Parisians and visitors of the French capital will not see any new great automaker.