Paris motor show 2010 A-Z review: all the new cars | CAR Magazine

Paris motor show 2010 A-Z review: all the new cars

Published: 07 October 2010 Updated: 26 January 2015

Paris motor show 2010 video review
Gavin Green’s Paris show blog
The CAR Live Blog – the show in real-time
Mondial de l’Automobile: reader’s blog
Full A-Z of every new car at Paris

Welcome to CAR Online’s guide to the 2010 Paris motor show. International media day is on Thursday 30 September – and the CAR team is heading out to Paris at the Mondial de l’Automobile, bringing you news of every launch as it happens. We’ll be blogging live from the international press day, so make sure you tune in for details of all the new metal, plus press conferences, photos, videos, reviews and much more from the 2010 Paris motor show. In the meantime, here’s our A-Z preview of the most important new cars.  

CAR Online’s A-Z preview of the 2010 Paris motor show

Audi A1 1.4 TFSI
The hot hatch A1

Audi A7 Sportback
It’s the new A6 in hatchback form

Audi Quattro concept
Cut ‘n’ shut aluminium/carbon RS5 meets tuned TT RS

Bentley Continental GT
More efficient second generation of Premiership footballer favourite

Old model was a BMW weak link; can the new, bigger X3 do the business?

BMW 6-series
Munich’s GT gets a ground-up overhaul and more subtle styling

BMW EfficientDynamics concept
A new eco concept car from Bavaria, bound for Paris

Chevrolet Cruze hatchback concept
Five-door show car preview production hatch

Chevrolet Captiva facelift
Mid-life pep-me-up for the four-year-old crossover

Chevrolet Orlando
Chunky MPV based on the GM’s Delta platform

Citroen C4
More conservative style for Citroen’s new Focus rival

Citroen DS4
Next step in the DS name revival

Citroen DS3 WRC
Racing car for Seb Loeb? Why certainly

Citroen Lacoste
The wacky car with no doors

Ferrari SA Aperta
It’s the new 599 roadster, built for Pininfarina’s 80th

Ford Focus five-door
British favourite enters third generation with Kinetic design in abundance

Ford Focus estate
As above, but with space for a couple of dogs to boot

Ford Fiesta WRC
Class-leading supermini morphs into full-on rally monster

Ford Focus ST
The range topping ST performance variant.

Honda Jazz hybrid and facelift
Hybrid power comes to the supermini class for the first time

Hyundai ix20
Hyundai’s take on the Kia Venga revealed in production form

Hyundai i10 facelift
Minor update for scrappage special including sub-100g/km version

Infiniti IPL G Cabrio Concept
Infiniti Performance Line showcased ahead of potential Euro launch

Jaguar C-X75
Stunning diesel-powered jet turbine supercar concept

Kia Pop concept
Three metres long and three seats: an iQ rival on the cards from Kia?

Kia Magentis
Sharp new suit lifts Mondeo rival from drab invisibility as Kia’s design renaissance continues

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Fast, four-wheel drive and 999kg

Lotus Evora S
First showing of range-topping Evora…

Lotus Evora automatic
… and Evora gains a self-shifter for US customers

Lotus Elite
Lotus takes on Porsche. Is this the much-vaunted new Esprit?

Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale
Maser’s sportiest GT yet

Mazda 2 facelift
Japanese ‘mini gets light fettling for 2010 to keep pace with rivals

Mazda Shinari concept
First example of Mazda’s new ‘Kodo’ design language

Mercedes CLS
Production version of Merc’s ‘coupaloon’ incorporates latest design language

Mini facelift
Subtlest of updates for 2011, including 99g/km diesel

Mini Scooter E
A two-wheeled Mini? Who’d have thought it?

Nissan GT-R Spec M
911-beater gets luxury package

Peugeot HR1 concept car
A smaller crossover with hybrid tech and sub 4m length

Peugeot EX1 concept car
Won’t actually be at Paris show, but on display on the Champs-Elysees

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4
Humble crossover becomes world’s first hybrid diesel production car

Peugeot 508
Family car ushers in Pug’s new design direction as first seen on SR1 concept

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Run-out special 911

Porsche 911 Speedster
Drop-top recreates 356, apparently

Range Rover Evoque
First public viewing for baby Range Rover, née LRX. Plus glimpse of new 5dr

Renault Dezir concept
Laurens van den Acker-penned electric coupé hints at future La Regie designs

Renault Twizy
Production version of zero-emissions city car will go on sale in 2011

Renault Zoe
‘95%’ of the production version of Renault’s electric supermini. Looks great!

Saab 9-3 ePower
It’s the first all-battery power Saab, based on the SportWagon

Seat IBE
Second version of electric 2+2 coupe concept

Smart E-Scooter
Concept version of future Smart two-wheeler

Toyota Verso-S
Toyota’s return to the mini-MPV segment

Vauxhall Astra GTC
Three-door version of Luton’s small family hatch which will spawn VXR

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
Estate version of Luton’s small family hatch, which won’t spawn VXR

VW Passat Mk7
Not an all-new model, but a comprehensive redesign (think Golf Mk5 to Golf Mk6)

Volvo V60
S60-with-a-boot gets sleek styling and range of safety features

>> Stay tuned between now and 30 September as we update this page with all the debuts from the 2010 Paris motor show