Volkswagen is the latest brand to announce it will not attend the 2018 Paris Motor Show, joining a list including Ford, Nissan, Infiniti, Opel, Mazda and Volvo.
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OK, it’s not Chris Bangle radical, but the BMW Concept X2 might mean an end to the BMW sausage factory churning out the same thing but in different sizes.
The Volkswagen ID Concept has a 125kW (168hp) electric motor and autonomous driving mode, and previews a new Golf size EV that will be available in 2020.
The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept previews a new GLC based electric SUV that will be the first in a series of EV cars sold under the EQ brand.
The Renault Trezor has a stunning body that previews the next generation of Renault cars, and an electric motor with 350hp (260kW) and 280 lb-ft (380Nm).
The BMW X2 is based on the FWD/AWD X1, but coupe SUV has greater design differences than the X4 to the X3 and X6 to the X5.
The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ SUV has two electric motors with a total output of 300kW (402hp), and a range of up to 500km (311mi).
The Honda Civic Type R Prototype is loud and proud, and has a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. Will be sold in the US too.
For the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the Peugeot Exalt received a revised paint scheme, as well as an updated interior with different, lighter colour, materials.
There will be a sub-RAV4 SUV in the Toyota range soonish, but it won’t look exactly like the Toyota C-HR concept which debuted at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.