Europe’s biggest carmakers are gearing up to hit the French capital with a glut of new metal this October at the 2018 Paris Motor Show
The 2018 Paris Motor Show is now just days away – this time next week we’ll be on the ground at the show getting up close and personal with this year’s influx of new cars.
Following March’s Geneva Motor Show as the second major European automotive exhibition of the calendar year, the Paris Motor Show alternates with the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt every year.
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While Geneva is regarded as more significant for European new car launches, and the sheer scale of Frankfurt makes it unmatched for the variety of cars on display, Paris lays claim to being the world’s oldest motor show with the first edition held back in 1898.
Paris 2016 certainly didn’t disappoint on the new car front, either. With hugely important electric concept cars from Volkswagen and Mercedes in the form of the I.D. and Generation EQ hitting the stands. Indeed, electrification was a major theme at the last show – something we anticipate will be repeated in 2018. We also saw the new BMW X2 in concept form in 2016, while big production debuts included the Audi Q5, Skoda Kodiaq, Peugeot 3008, Land Rover Discovery and Honda Civic – cars that are all now in showrooms and on the streets.
The 2018 Paris Motor Show begins on 2 October with the first press day and opens to the public on the 4th. Here’s an early list of what we’re expecting, and we’ll be updating this page with fresh news as the show approaches.
Published by AutoExpress.co.uk