The 2018 Paris Motor Show gave car manufacturers from across the globe the chance to lift the curtain on their future plans. We saw a varied range of new production car launches but also a tantalising line-up of concept cars previewing design and technology innovations that will shape the road cars of the future.
In one sense, Paris 2018 was standard international motor show stuff, but it also came in a period of dramatic upheaval for the world of cars. The Paris show halls seemed the perfect place to take the temperature of the automotive industry as a whole. As always, the Auto Express team did exactly that and we saw a group of powerful global brands in rude health. The challenges of electrification, the creep of technology and the drive for improved environmental performance are being addressed with real fervour and optimism – in many innovative ways.
The 2018 Paris Motor Show showcased true innovation and groundbreaking thinking on the design and engineering fronts and left us genuinely excited about the cars coming to market in the short and medium term. We saw a plethora of great new production cars including the new BMW 3 Series, the Kia Proceed, the Mercedes B-Class, Hyundai’s i30 Fastback N, the revised Porsche Macan, the Skoda Kodiaq vRS and the DS 3 Crossback. Plus dramatic concepts in the shape of the Peugeot e-LEGEND, Skoda Vision RS and Smart ForEase amongst others.
Below, we’ve got all the star cars of the 2018 Paris Motor Show listed A-to-Z by manufacturer with links to our in-depth stories on each model. Our round-up features the star cars of the show and some of the other models that you might have missed while our live gallery documents Paris 2018 in picture and video form.
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Paris Motor Show 2018: round-up
• Best cars of the 2018 Paris Motor Show
• Best concept cars at Paris 2018
• The cars you might have missed at Paris 2018
• Paris Motor Show 2018 gallery
Paris Motor Show 2018: the key cars
BMW 3 Series – BMW’s next Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 rival was the Paris centrepiece
DS 3 Crossback – DS have added a second, smaller crossover, and there’s an electric version too
Porsche Macan facelift – Updated version of Porsche’s best seller gets new six-cylinder engines
Mercedes GLE – All-new BMW X3 rival a key car for Merc
Mercedes B-Class – New B-Class proves that MPVs aren’t dead just yet
Kia Proceed – Shooting brake version of latest Kia Ceed injects a little fun into firm’s family option