Paris motor show preview 2022: A-Z of all the new cars and debuts

Published: 10 October 2022 Updated: 10 October 2022

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All the new cars, debuts and launches

The Paris motor show is back in 2022, after 2020’s event succumbed to the Covid-19 pandemic and global lockdowns. In this Paris motor show preview we guide you through all the new cars that matter, with handy links to the full story of the shows stars expected.

It’s a detailed guide around the Mondial de l’Auto, France’s premier auto show and we’ll be updating the A-Z list of news and debuts in the days ahead before the doors open to the world’s media on 17 October.

The Paris motor show has earned a reputation as the world’s biggest car show by visitor numbers – drawing more than one million visitors at its peak, pre-Covid (more than its European peers in Switzerland or Germany). At the 2022 Paris motor show, organisers are arranging test drives, ticketed time slots and other innovations to modernise the appeal of the show.

Historically, it has been a biennial exhibition, alternating with the Frankfurt motor show in Germany, but in this post-Covid world we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds.

Every new car at the 2022 Paris motor show: an A-Z guide

Alpine A110R: a new, harder kind of French coupe due at Paris show

A110 R (above) A lighter, harder sports car from our favourite French coupe provider

European launch The Chinese brand launches in Europe with its first public showcase

New branding It’s our first look in public at the new face of Dacia
Manifesto An apt name for a radical look at the future direction of Dacia

DS3 Modest nip-and-tuck for French hatchback range

Jeep Avenger: a Paris motor show debutant

Avenger (above) A smaller Jeep than the Renegade; baby electric SUV bows in at Paris motor show 2022

C63 AMG World debut for Mercedes-AMG’s hotshot saloon (we’ve already ridden in the hybrid 4dr)

Duo First think-different product from Renault’s new mobility division – it’s the son of Twizy

The new NAMX HUV - a hydrogen debut at 2022 Paris motor show

HUV (above) Another world first at the Mondial de l’Auto – a French start-up focusing on hydrogen power

408 We saw it months ago, but here is the official motor show debut of Pug’s rakish new crossover

Funky Cat Great Wall’s new EV brand arrives in Europe at the 2022 Paris motor show

New Renault 4 concept due at 2022 Paris motor show

4 (above) Reborn electric car channels its inner 1970s genes. See it in full at 2022 Paris motor show
5 Turbo 3E Racing Concept continues the retro vibe; this is what happens when you electrify a classic
Austral The show debut for what replaces the Kadjar. Coming to UK showrooms in 2023

Practical information about the Paris motor show 2022

The expo was first held in 1898 in the Jardin des Tuileries in the French capital and in 2016 it attracted 1,072,697 visitors, including 10,000 journalists. It’s massive, despite suffering a significant drop in exhibitor numbers in 2018, the last time it was held. Keep reading for your essential guide to the 2022 Mondial de l’Auto.

The world's biggest motor show: Paris auto show

Where is the Paris motor show held?  1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France
Paris motor show dates:  17-23 October 2022
Opening times: 9.30am-10.30pm (apart from the final day 23 October, when doors close at 7.00pm)
How much are Paris motor show tickets?  From €16 on pre-sale (cheaper evening tickets are available)
Children’s tickets  Kids entry for €8 (ages 7-17), free for under-7s
Mondial de l’Auto website:

Check out our video summary from the 2018 Paris motor show below. And which cars are you most looking forward to seeing this year? Be sure to sound off in the comments.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words