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Paris Motor Show 2014: A-Z of Cars

Published 29 January 2014


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TT Roadster

Soft-top version of Audi's newly introduced sports car. Quiter, lighter and surprisingly slightly smaller than the previous TT Roadster, the new model goes on sale in mid-November.

TT Sportback - A five-door TT Concept that might well make production


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Mulsanne Speed

With a more powerful engine producing a huge 1100Nm of torque, the opulent Mulsanne Speed is capable of 190mph and comes with a Mulliner Driving Specification interior as standard.


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2 Series Convertible

The third body style of the 2 Series range, it comes to the UK market in February 2015. The two-door drop-top comes to the UK with a four-strong engine range.


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C1 Urban Ride

If this high-riding version of the little French city car gets enough interest from the public then it'll go into production, with a choice of soft-top or hard top roof.


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458 Speciale A

A meaner version of the 458 Spider, this model gets a drop top and 605PS. Numbers are limited to 499 units world wide, so it's set to be a rare car.


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All-new S-MAX gets a host of new technology and a more polished, better quality cabin. It's also cleaner, more efficient and more practical than before.


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This small crossover, to rival cars like the Nissan Juke, is already available in Japan as the 'Vezel'. It is based on the underpinnings of the new Jazz and has similar flexible seating.

Civic - Updated Civic gets a styling refresh, plus a new Sport trim level

Civic Type R - Hot, 280PS Civic due in the UK in 2015 

CR-V - SUV gets updated styling and a new 160PS 1.6 diesel engine


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All-new model gets a sleeker design and a higher-quality interior. Expect frugal engines and plenty of technology when the next-gen model goes on sale in early 2015.

Hyundai i20 Coupe - Three-door version of the all-new i20. Performance 'N' model due.


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Due in showrooms from December 2014, the revised Q70 gets new styling and improved engine efficiency. The cabin gets improvements too, including better sound-proofing.

Q80 Inspiration - Shows the way for Infiniti's future flagship model


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The new Jaguar XE will be powered by a range of four- and six-cylinder all-aluminium petrol and diesel engines, with the latter offering up to 75mpg and 99g/km CO2.




The new model gets a bolder design and has more cabin space than before - it's 95mm longer, but is lower than the outgoing car to emphasise its width. Due on sale in 2015.

Optima T-Hybrid - A demonstraor, previewing potential future fuel-saving tech.

Venga - Updated Venga gets new styling and a revised cabin.

Rio - Rio gets the same treatment as the Venga, with new styling and a cabin updates.

Land Rover

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Discovery Sport

It might be called Discovery, but the Sport model actually replaces the smaller Freelander. It should have all the off-road ability you'd expect of a Land Rover, with Evoque-inspired styling.  


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Asterion LPI 910-4

This concept might not be set for production but it could preview a future rival to the likes of the Jaguar F-Type. It's unlikely to have 910PS in production form, though! 


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The fourth generation model is set to go on sale in the UK in early 2015 and should cost from around £20,000. It's lighter than its predecessor and gets more efficient engines.


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AMG-GT Coupe

Expected to cost around £95,000, with the S version £10,000-£15,000 more. The new sports car will become the manufacturer’s halo model when it reaches the UK in April 2015.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class - Due early 2015, revised B-class gets tweaked styling and engines.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG - High performance, 510PS V8-engined C-Class, available early 2015.



Outlander Concept-S

With new front-end styling and much improved interior quality, this concept version of the Outlander PHEV previews a potential future production model.


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Restyled model, available as a saloon or estate, gets updated engines and more technology. It’s due on sale shortly after the Paris Motor Show and will cost from £22,054.

308 GT - Higher performance 308. Offered in SW or hatch styles, with petrol or diesel power

Quartz - This 270PS hybrid crossover isn't set to go into production - but it does look good.


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This radical-looking concept car isn't set for production, however it features hundreds of fuel-saving and emission-reducing technologies, many of which will appear in Renault models before 2020.

Espace -Show car previews the next gen production model. No current plans for UK version. 


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Fabia Estate

The all-new Fabia Estate produces less CO2 than the outgoing car, plus it gets a more practical cabin and more load space. Due to go on sale in the UK from early 2015.




New Vitara will get all-wheel drive as an option. It's also set to get a more versatile cabin with better interior quality, along with more customisation options. 


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Ostensibly a concept, but likely previews a replacement for the discontinued Urban Cruiser. Production car will likely use hybrid powertrain and will compete with new Honda HR-V.


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Not an all-new model, rather a very comprehensive facelift. The new Corsa gets cleaner engines, an improved interior and more technology. It's on sale before the end of the year.

Adam S - 150PS version of the highly-customisable hatchback, powered by 1.4 Turbo.


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Golf Alltrack

This more rugged-looking Golf Estate variants if offered with a choice of four engines and comes with four-wheel drive as standard, along with an increased ride height.

Passat GTE - This plug-in hybrid version of the Passat emits just 45g/km of CO2

XL Sport - A performance version of the XL1, powered by a Ducati V-twin bike engine


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After more than a decade, Volvo has finally replaced its luxury SUV with an all-new model. Due on sale in 2015, the new XC90 is packed with modern technology.



RGB    on 4 October 2014

I wish someone had proof-read the above copy before it was published, as I found the high number of mistakes distracting and annoying. I actually gave up counting the literals. (I am,, however, available for on-line proof-reading at very reasonable hourly rates.)

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