The Paris Motor Show 2014



Paris Motor Show 2014: the key cars:

Mercedes AMG GT – Porsche 911-rivaling supercar with a new 4.0-litre Bi-Turbo V8 engine.

Mazda MX-5 – The world’s favourite roadster arrives in 4th generation form.

Jaguar XE – The XE will take on the compact executive elite when it arrives in showrooms next year.

Volvo XC90 – Second-generation XC90 SUV is set to be one of the safest cars on the road.

Lamborghini Asterion – Lamborghini’s new hybrid concept car could be a star of the show.

Land Rover Discovery Sport – new baby Land Rover will replace the Freelander when it goes on sale in 2015.

Audi TT Sportback concept – Audi is planning a four-door TT.

Ferrari 458 Speciale A – The convertible 458 Italia in its hottest Speciale guise.

Volkswagen XL Sport – Volkswagen shocked Paris with hot bike-engined version of its XL1 eco-car


Top news stories from Paris Motor Show 2014:

New Vauxhall Corsa VXR to arrive in 2015 – New Vauxhall Corsa VXR hot hatch to arrive by summer 2015 with 200bhp 1.4-litre turbo power.

No plans for a Mazda MX-5 Boxster beater – Mazda has no plans to compete at the more premium end of the sports car market.

Electric Smart ForTwo and ForFour due in 2016 – Electric version of all-new city car will get brand new battery technology.

Audi R8 e-tron confirmed with 250-mile range – Audi R&D boss confirms all-electric version of new 2015 R8.

Kia considers a Juke rival – A new supermini-SUV from Kia could be on the way, to sit alongside the existing Soul.

Tesla Model D teased – Not strictly a Paris story but Tesla’s PR machine chose the show’s press day to tease a new model.

New SEAT SUV to spawn ‘William and Harry’ versions – SEAT CEO claims 2016 compact SUV could be joined by a quirky younger brother.

SsangYong name change still on the cards – The process of changing SsangYong’s name to one with more ‘global appeal’ is ongoing.

Honda Civic Type R could get even more extreme – Type R Hot hatch could cut weight and go faster if there is demand.

Could the Vauxhall Calibra be coming back?Vauxhall is considering a new take on the Calibra coupe to add some spice to the current range.


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