The 2014 Paris Motor Show nearly upon us, and so we look ahead to some of the new cars you can expect to see at the show in October.
This autumn marks the return of the Paris Motor Show and Paris is set to erupt, with enthusiasts, journalists and everyday car buyers from all over the world set to embark on Paris. The Mondial de l’Automobile is the biennial motor show held at the Paris Expo on even numbered years. Uk Car Discount will have representatives at the show to bring you all the latest news and pics when it starts in early October, and if you can’t wait till then – this is a teaser of what to expect at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Paris Motor Show 2014 dates & tickets
We will be reporting from the show from Saturday 4th October 2014, when the show opens to the public, and it will run through to the 10th October.
Tickets cost 14€ (£11) for an adult ticket, or 22€ (£17.50) for one adult and one child. Tickets are available to buy from the official website or when you arrive at the venue.
New Mazda MX-5 - Probably the most anticipated convertible release in recent years, the Japanese manufacturer’s latest MX-5 is due to be unveiled on a bigger scale than anything we’ve seen before. The ever popular roadster will enter its fourth Generation, and use a new SKYACTIV chassis and engine combo.
Kia Sorento - The new Kia Sorento has taken its new looks from the Kia Cross GT concept car that was shown at the 2013 Chicago Motor Show. Its lengthened bonnet and wider pillars are from the current generation Mk2 Sorento, although the new Kia Sorento has a larger grille and headlamps that sweep back into the wings for a better look of motion. It is definitely set to shine at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, with many enthusiasts calling it the main highlight of the show.
Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet - It is not just the styling that the latest addition of the S-Class family is likely to be given, as the engines and car technology will also be passed down. Fronting the Cabriolet range will be the new S500, featuring the 449bhp 4.7-litre bi-turbo V8, and this should be joined by Iconic AMG-tuned S63 and S65 models. This Executive cabriolet is one of many new models being released in the next few years by Mercedes.
Mercedes AMG GT - the new Mercedes AMG GT is set to rival the new Porsche 911 sports car representing the iconic three-pointed star. The AMG GT won’t benefit from the fancy upwards opening gullwing doors of the SLS model but draws design inspiration from it, also featuring a lengthy bonnet and cab-back profile.
Hyundai i20 - This second generation Hyundai i20 will borrow designs from the Hyundai Veloster coupe, in the shape of the stylish hexagonal front grille, and angled headlights. These renderings are clearly an exaggeration of the showroom version of the i20 (take note the huge wheels, low-profile wheels and trimmed glasshouse) it appears obvious that the new i20’s most desirable feature will be blacked-out rear-pillars, which offer the rear windows a great wraparound designed look.
Volvo XC90 – The Swedish car-maker has already announced full engine details for the new seven-seat Volvo XC90, including an innovative petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain. This second-generation Volvo XC90 will be a huge step in Volvo’s development under new Chinese owner Geely, and as you can see the design will be influenced by the recent coupe, XC coupe and estate concept models seen at the most recent motor shows around the world.
Mazda2 - One of its main rivals will be the Ford Fiesta, but this new Mazda will have the advantage of the latest SkyActiv Technology and Kodo design. The car will be available in Japan this autumn, with manufacturing starting very soon at the car maker’s flagship plant in Hofu near Hiroshima.