Over the past couple of days, The Car Expert has been bringing you the big stories from the Paris Motor Show, but with such a big show there is always so much more to see…
In our final report from Paris we round up some of the other highlights.
Dacia has a large stand in Paris as the Renault-owned budget brand continues to progress. Updated versions of the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV all debut.
Hyundai’s new i30 has reputedly been benchmarked against ‘every possible rival’. The five-door hatch launches in early 2017.
This is the Infiniti QX Inspiration, a concept first seen at the Beijing show, that points to a future mid-sized SUV from Nissan’s luxury sister brand. Also on the Infiniti stand is a new 2-litre petrol engine, described as revolutionary and offering diesel-like economy alongside major power.
Renault’s Zoe electric supermini is being updated for 2017 and the big news is a significant extra range of 250 miles.
The Koleos is back! Renault will launch a new large SUV in 2017 and it debuts at Paris. The car uses the same platform as the X-Trail of sister brand Nissan.
Porsche debuts the Panamera 4 eHybrid at Paris, and the emphasis is on performance, though the 455hp machine offers 113mpg figures and CO2 emissions of just 56g/km.
The next Porsche race car is the 911 GT3 Cup, with a 4-litre engine producing 485hp. It will compete in the 2017 Porsche Supercut series that supports F1 Grand Prix events.
The 5008 is among three SUV premieres from Peugeot at the show, alongside the 3008 and 2008. The seven-seater goes on sale in January 2017.
It would not be a French motor show without a jaw-dropping Citroën concept. This is the Cxperience, powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and previewing future large-car styling from the brand.
The inside of the Citroën Cxperience showcases the brand’s Advanced Comfort concept which seeks to make travelling in the car more cosseting.
After its high-profile unveiling on the eve of the show, Land Rover’s new Discovery is a prime attraction for visitors to the show.
To finish on a Ferrari – the GTC4 Lusso T, the first four-seater from the brand with a turbo V8 engine and described as an entry-level car!
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.