The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce: 210hp 2.2 diesel & AWD or 280hp 2.0 petrol & AWD

Aston Martin: did not attend

Audi A5 Coupé and S5 Coupé: lighter and longer, platform is MLB Evo

Audi A5 Sportback and S5 Sportback: in showrooms from early 2017

Audi Q5: to be manufactured in Mexico (not Germany) and China

Audi RS 3 Sedan: 400hp 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine

Bentley: did not attend

BMW Concept X2: prototype of an additional small SUV due out in 2017

Citroën C3: public debut for project B618 after 29 June media preview

Citroën CXperience concept: 4.85m long sedan, petrol PHEV

Dacia Logan facelift: first update since its 2012 Paris show debut

Dacia Sandero facelift: was also introduced at 2012 Paris show

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T: additional derivative with turbo V8 and RWD

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: open top version of the hypercar

Ford: did not attend

Honda Civic five-door: production to start in England in late 2016

Hyundai i10 facelift: minor changes after three years of production

Hyundai i30: third generation model, three-door will not be replaced

Hyundai N concept RN30: design study for an i30 motorsport version

Infiniti VC-T: variable compression turbocharged four-cylinder engine

Kia Carens facelift: minor restyle and upgraded infotainment

Kia Rio: will again be sold as Pride in South Korea and K2 in China

Kia Soul facelift: and a new 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine

Lamborghini: did not attend

Land Rover Discovery: L462, uses D7u aluminium architecture, loses 480kg

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SD4: 240PS & 500Nm Ingenium diesel

Lexus UX concept: compact SUV-meets-coupe design study

Maserati Quattroporte facelift: mid-cycle refresh and higher top speeds

Mazda: did not attend

Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate: 295kW/401hp 3.0-litre V6

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic Coupé: 270kW (367hp) 3.0-litre V6

Mercedes-AMG GT & GT C roadsters: 350 & 410kW biturbo 4.0-litre V8s

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate: motor show premiere, public debut was in June

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain: higher ride height estate, rival for A6 allroad

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ SUV concept: preview of a Tesla Model X rival

Mini Clubman JCW: 170kW/231PS 1,998cc turbo engine with 350Nm of torque

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept: SUV, 120km claimed range on its batteries alone

Nissan Micra: to be built in France at Renault’s Flins plant, on sale in March

Opel Ampera-e: goes on sale in February, modified Chevrolet Bolt

Opel Karl Rocks: 18mm lift in ride height, roof bars, wheelarch extensions

Opel Zafira Tourer facelift: deliveries began earlier in September

Peugeot 3008: second generation model, in dealerships from year-end

Peugeot 5008: now an SUV not an MPV, will be built in Chengdu and Rennes

Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Package: 324kW (440hp) 3.6-litre V6 (+30kW/40hp)

Porsche Panamera: first car for the Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: combined outputs of 340kW (462hp) & 700Nm

Renault Alaskan: was also at Hannover IAA earlier in September

Renault Clio facelift: mild restyle and 1.5 dCi 110 diesel added

Renault Grand Scénic: bigger boot than Scénic and seven seats

Renault Mégane Grand Coupé: replacement for the Fluence

Renault Trezor concept: EV, shows a new styling direction as DeZir did

Renault Zoe with extended range: now up to 400km/250 miles (NEDC)

Rolls-Royce: did not attend

SEAT Ateca X-Perience: more rugged version with wheelarch extensions

Škoda Kodiaq: public debut for this big SUV, on sale from Q1

smart fortwo electric drive: on sale in US in Dec and EU in Q1

smart forfour electric drive: NEDC range of up to 160km

SsangYong LIV-2 concept: a preview of next Rexton

Volkswagen I.D. concept: MEB architecture, preview of EV due in 2020

Volvo: did not attend

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