Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l’Automobile are named below.
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Audi A1 Sportback: no A1 with this generation due to only small demand for three-door cars in the segment, no diesel engines (yet) either.
Audi A4 facelift: minor changes consist mostly of new bumpers and fresh detailing for the grille, another facelift is expected in 2020 or 2021.
Audi e-tron: this rival for the Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC400 has two cooled asynchronous motors, a 95kWh battery and a claimed range of up to 249 miles (400km) on the WLTP test cycle. Top speed is quoted as 200km/h. As well as AC charging, DC fast-charging of up to 150kW via high-speed charging stations is possible. In 30 minutes, the battery can be charged at up to 80 per cent of its capacity. A less expensive variant with a smaller battery pack is due to be added by the end of 2019. One of several innovations with the e-tron is optional virtual exterior mirrors for certain countries where legislation allows them.
Audi Q3: official details were released on 25 July, front end has a strong link to the Q8. At 4,485mm it is 97mm lengthier than first Q3.
Audi TT facelift: new grille and other subtle changes; may not be replaced at the end of its lifecycle in 2021 due to segment’s ongoing contraction.
BMW 3 Series: G20 is slightly longer than today’s F30, Touring will be added in 2019 along with a GT and an Li for China, the electric 3 follows in 2020.
BMW M5 Competition: has claimed outputs of 460kW (625hp), while torque of 750Nm is identical to that of the M5.
BMW X2 M35i: fastest variant of the range has all-wheel drive and a 1,998cc four cylinder petrol turbo engine which produces 225kW/306PS and 450Nm.
BMW X5: G05 is the fourth generation model; will be built in the USA and, for the first time in the history of the model series, in China too.
BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance: plug-in hybrid is claimed to have an electric range of up to 80km, power comes from a 210kW (286PS) turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine and an 82kW (112PS) motor, combined maximum output is 290kW (394PS) and 600Nm.
BMW Z4: four-cylinder variants; only the 250kW six-cylinder M40i First Edition was revealed at Monterey Week in August.
Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid Concept: not a hybrid in fact but a plug-in hybrid, previews a production model which will be built in China and France in 2019.
DS 3 Crossback: 4,112mm long front-wheel drive crossover, choice of 100, 130 and 155PS 1.2-litre petrol engines as well as 100 and 130PS 1.5-litre diesels.
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense: brand’s first battery-electric model, range claimed to be in excess of 300km (WLTP), outputs are 100kW (136PS) and 260Nm.
Ferrari Monza SP1 & Monza SP2: two roadsters, one a single seater and the other with a passenger seat, each powered by a 603kW (810cv) 6,496cc V12. These are the first models for a so-called ‘Icona’ line. That means stratospheric pricing and in this case combined build of 500 units.
GAC GS5: developed with an A10 project code, this SUV is due to be manufactured in China in 2019 but its world premiere in Paris was curious: if Guangzhou Auto has firm intentions to launch the GAC brand in certain European countries it is yet to communicate this.
Hyundai i30 facelift: the only exterior change is a grille which is now identical to the i30 Fastback’s but there is no update for the i30 N.
Hyundai i30 Fastback N: as per the i30 N, the front-wheel drive Fastback is powered by a 202kW (275PS) and 353Nm version of Hyundai Motor Group’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, has a six-speed manual gearbox, electronic limited slip differential, electronic controlled suspension, rev-matching, launch control and a lap timer.
Infiniti Project Black S: the same name as a Q60-based concept first seen at 2017 Geneva motor show but there is a new powertrain. Now it produces 420kW (571PS) from the combination of Nissan’s biturbo VR30 V6 and three motor-generators: one (MGU-K) harvesting braking kinetic energy and the other two (both MGU-H) recycling heat from exhaust gases. This energy us stored in a 4.4kWh battery positioned at the rear of the car.
Kia Ceed GT: powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 204PS and 265Nm. Unlike the former cee’d GT, the Ceed GT can be ordered with a seven-speed DCT. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard. The ProCeed GT has the same engine. Both cars will enter production at KME’s factory in Slovakia during November.
Lexus RC facelift: changes are minor and there is no news of any fresh engines although Toyota says “throttle response of the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine has also been enhanced to deliver a more direct feeling of acceleration”.
Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC: 225kW (306PS) and 400Nm from a turbocharged 1,991cc four-cylinder engine, seven-speed dual clutch transmission, first deliveries in January. Available only as a five-door hatchback at this stage but a sedan for China and North America might follow. An A 50 4MATIC should be added in 2019 as a rival for the Audi RS 3.
Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé: a fourth variant is added to the GT Coupe range, this one’s six-cylinder engine produces 270kW (367PS).
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan: follows the world premiere of the extended wheelbase sedan at the Beijing motor show in April.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class: new generation model uses the same MFA2 architecture as the A-Class, introduces an eight-speed DCT
Mercedes-Benz EQC400: 4.7m long electric SUV and therefore set to compete with the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron and future BMW iX3.
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: based on MHA (Modular High Architecture), will be manufactured in the USA and at the new Russian factory.
Peugeot E-Legend concept: autonomous and electric four-wheel drive coupé with styling influenced by the 504 Coupé. Battery pack has a claimed capacity of 100kWh, power is 340kW and torque is 800Nm.
Peugeot 508 SW: this estate will be added to the line which builds the 508 at the Mulhouse plant in November, a PHEV powertrain for both will follow in 2019, both cars have frameless side windows and are identical ahead of the B pillars, estate has more headroom in the back due to a roofline which is less aggressively angled.
Peugeot 508 SW HYbrid: why Peugeot calls this car a hybrid when it’s a plug-in hybrid is a mystery. Production at Mulhouse starts in 2019.
Porsche 911 Speedster: revealed back in June as a concept, now comes news that Porsche will build it as a limited edition.
Renault Kadjar facelift: as well as the styling changes, the Daimler-R-N-M Alliance 1,332cc 16v turbo petrol four-cylinder 1.3 TCe is a new engine for the Kadjar, available in TCe 140 (103kW/140PS) and TCe 160 (117kW/160PS) forms. As for diesels, these gain power and are called Blue dCi 115 (1,461cc, 8v, 85kW/115PS) and Blue dCi 150 (1,749cc, 16v, 110kW/149PS), gains of 5 and 20PS respectively.
Renault K-ZE concept: the future Kwid Zero Emissions which was announced last November appears in pre-production form.
Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy: 224kW (300hp) and 420Nm compared to 205kW (280hp) and 390Nm of 1,798cc turbo Mégane R.S. engine.
SEAT Arona TGI: 90PS 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine runs on petrol or compressed natural gas which is stored in three tanks.
SEAT Tarraco: public premiere follows an 18 September media world debut. There are five- and seven-seat variants and these are aimed at the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Ford Edge, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe. A PHEV will be added during 2019 but the first engines at the January market launch will be 150PS 1.5 and 190PS 2.0-litre petrols and 150PS and 190PS versions of a 2.0-litre diesel.
Škoda Karoq Scout: the only Karoq to have standard all-wheel drive also comes with special alloy wheels and wheelarch extensions.
Škoda Kodiaq RS: powered by a 239PS 2.0-litre biturbo engine, the most powerful diesel yet to be fitted to a Skoda.
Škoda Vision RS concept: 4,356mm long five-door hatchback offers a preview of next year’s replacement for the Rapid hatchback.
smart forease concept: roadster based on the electric fortwo cabriolet.
Suzuki Jimny: motor show premiere following its announcement in July, first new generation of the tiny 4×4 in 20 years.
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports: estate/wagon will be built only in England and sold mainly in the UK and other European countries.
Toyota Yaris GR Sport: no addition power for the 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain, just lowered suspension and a solid anti-roll bar.
VinFast Lux A2.0 and Lux SA2.0: previews of a sedan based on the former F10 BMW 5 Series and an SUV which is the outgoing F15 X5 with a new body. Engine is BMW Group’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo and there is to be an eight-speed ZF automatic.
Brands which were not present: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Mazda, McLaren, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen and Volvo
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