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Paris Motor Show 2018: time to take stock

 - 22/10/2018

Despite the absence of many manufacturers, the 2018 Motor Show (this year merged with the Motorcycle Show again) saw the unveiling of several new models and concept cars that presage the automobile of tomorrow. A quick review.

A selection of new models that will be available from dealers following the show or during 2019:

Audi SQ2: this sports version of the Audi Q2 is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbo, 300hp engine and a double clutch, automatic S tronic gear box. This souped-up SUV is expected to be available from dealers during 2019.

BMW Series 3: sportier than ever thanks to reworked lines, front and rear LED lights and XL control screens, this German sedan comes in a choice of petrol or diesel engines ranging from 150 to 265hp.

Citroen C5 Aircross: the C5 Aircross’s outstanding feature is modularity (3 inclinable, sliding and folding back seats), together with massage front seats and standard Hydractive suspension, which adapts to all road conditions without affecting road holding. This SUV can already be ordered in France.

Ferrari Monza SP1: this unusual model instantly recalls the manufacturer’s iconic racing barchettas of the 1950s. With an 810hp V12 engine, it breaks a new record for a production Ferrari, capable of reaching 300 kmph and 0 to 100km in 2.9 seconds. The Monza SP1 is a single seater and the SP2 version can seat two.

Peugeot 508 SW: this new estate is equipped with a dazzling array of driving aids, the latest generation i-Cockpit, a top-of-the-range hi-fi system and the possibility of using your smartphone thanks to a Mirror Screen.

Toyota Corolla: One of the headlines of this year’s Motor Show was the return of the Corolla to Europe with two models, a classic and an estate version (Touring Sports), available in two hybrid 122 and 180hp versions.

In terms of motorcycles, relatively few new models were unveiled, but those that were definitely created a buzz. Here are a few.



(Photos Credits: Relaxnews / David Bénard Mondial de l'automobile 2018 / Audi SQ2 / Toyota Corolla / Peugeot 508 SW / Citroën C5 Aircross / Ferrari Monza SP1 / BMW S3)