Paris motor show 2016 review: A-Z of all the new cars

Published: 05 October 2016

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The Paris motor show is heralded as the world's biggest motor show, claiming more visitor footfall than any other auto show. No wonder car makers are scrambling to prepare their new car launches in time.

International press day took place on Thursday 29 September 2016 and doors at the Porte de Versailles exhibition halls open to the public from 1-16 October 2016. 

Here we round up all the cars, world debuts and major launches at the Paris motor show. Think of it as a handy one-stop shop for everything about the Mondial de l'Automobile, including a continuously updated list of all the key cars unveiled during the event.

Flick through the photo gallery above and keep yourselves up-to-date with what is being unveiled at Paris in our A-Z listings below - be sure to leave a comment telling us which cars are your favourite of the show!

Don’t forget to check out our list of Paris no-shows to find out who isn’t going to be there

And don't miss our pundit Gavin Green's review of the show here

The new 2017 Audi A5 Sportback: a Paris motor show debut

AUDI
A5 Sportback (above): The slinkier new five-door A5 hatchback is unveiled
Q5:  Ingolstadt reveals the new Q5 Mk2
RS3 Saloon:  Five-pot turbo power for muscular compact four-door 

BMW
Concept X2:  
BMW previews a compact crossover with its new concept

CITROEN
C3 (below): The French will launch chic new supermini at the Paris motor show 
C3 WRC concept:

CXperience: Plug-in hybrid concept previews Citroen’s upcoming design language

Citroen C3: Paris motor show 2016 world debut

DACIA
2016 range updates: 
Fresh styling, trim and features for Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV

FERRARI
70-Year Anniverary models:  Limited run of iconic liveries to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th
GTC4 Lusso T:
 New V8-engined version of the car formerly known as the FF
LaFerrari convertible:
 
Maranello's taken a tin-opener to its fastest supercar 

HONDA
Civic (below):  
Next Civic is another French debutant; everything you need to know about Civic Mk10
Civic Type R prototype:  New prototype offers a look at the next-gen hot hatch from Honda 

2016 Honda Civic

HYUNDAI
i10: Revamped city car gets new tech and fresh styling
i20 WRC:  Get your first look at the 2017 WRC entry from Hyundai
i30:  Third-gen hatchback family confirmed for the Paris motor show
RN30 concept:  New 375bhp hot-hatch concept targets the Focus RS

INFINITI
Q60:
 UK pricing revealed for sleek new coupe
QX Sport:
 
We're expecting a refreshed version of the new mid-sized crossover concept from Beijing
VC-T variable compression ratio engines:  CO2-crushing new engine tech at Paris  

JAGUAR
XF Sportbrake  
Not at the show, but shown in camouflaged guise 

KIA
Carens:
 Practical MPV gets new styling and tech for 2016
Rio:
 
New Rio supermini to make its public debut at the French car show
Soul: Revamped Kia Soul gets new 201bhp turbo engine

The new Land Rover Discovery: covers come off at the Paris motor show

LAND ROVER
Discovery (above):  The all-new Discovery, now revealed in full, is set to be one of the big draws at Paris

LEXUS
Facelifted IS:
  Cosmetic and kit tweaks for the the premium saloon
UX crossover concept:
 Latest concept aims to showcase new tech and connectivity features
Kinetic Seat Concept:  The humble car seat, as you've never seen it before

MASERATI
Facelifted Quattroporte and Ghibli  
Paris debuts for scrubbed-up Masers 

MERCEDES-BENZ
AMG GT Roadster:  French guillotine beheads Merc's glorious sports car in Paris
AMG R50 hypercar (below):  Big Paris shock, as Merc confirms F1-engined hypercar 
E-class All-Terrain:  Merc chases the Allroad dollar with E-class in wellies
Electric Generation EQ concept:  Mid-sized e-crossover and new electric family for Merc
GLC 43 4Matic Coupe: Sleeker version of the twin-turbo GLC SUV steps out
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6:  A closer look at the new super-luxury concept

The new Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar - F1-engined!

MINI
Clubman JCW:  It’s the most powerful version of Mini's compact estate to date

MITSUBISHI
GT-PHEV Concept:  
A conceptual look ahead to the next Outlander SUV

NISSAN
Micra:  
Slicker, more Europeanised supermini takes a bow at Paris motor show 

PEUGEOT
3008:  
Lumpy crossover enters the mainstream in prettier, more conventional Mk2 
5008:  Double-oh Peugeot reborn as a family crossover; seen first in Paris 
3008 DKR race car:  New rally-raid special shown ahead of 2017 Dakar 

PORSCHE
Panamera (below):  
It's the brand spanking new, prettier Panam sports saloon Mk2 

The new 2016 Porsche Panamera: a Paris motor show launch

RENAULT
Alaskan:  
La Regie unleashes its first pick-up at its home show in Paris 
Koleos:  New ‘Initiale Paris’ version of luxury SUV unveiled
Trezor:  Sleek EV coupe packs a 345bhp punch
Zoe:  Renault’s upped the Zoe’s maximum range to 250 miles

SEAT
Ateca X-Perience:  
Rugged new concept showcases potential production car

SKODA
Kodiaq:  
A major launch for Skoda as it unveils its first full-size family crossover 

SMART
Fortwo and Forfour Electric Drive:  World premiere of the e-Smart is scheduled for Paris

SSANGYONG
LIV-2 SUV concept:  
This one points to the next-generation Rexton SUV, we reckon

SUZUKI
Ignis:
 European debut for the new baby crossover inspired baby
SX4 S-Cross:  Mild facelift for 2017 model year SUV 

TOYOTA
C-HR crossover:  
Final production sight of the new compact SUV, after Geneva design reveal
Gazoo Racing:  New umbrella body for all Toyota's motorsports will launch in Paris
Prius Plug-in Hybrid:  European debut for Toyota's plug-n-play Prius
FCV Plus:  Another Euro first for this fuel-cell show car  

VAUXHALL
Ampera-e: 
New EV features plenty of punch and long range, but we won’t get it – yet

VOLKSWAGEN
I.D. electric car concept (below):  Volkswagen promises dramatic change with new long-range EV
Volkswagen announces 13th brand:  Mystery Berlin-based brand being worked on 

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VW I.D. concept

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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