Paris 2012 motor show
2012 Paris motor show
9 October 2012
WELL, that about does it for another bumper Paris motor show.
Almost everything we expected made an appearance, and there were a few surprises as well.
Two new Maserati models, called Ghibli and Levante, due to appear next year, for example.
How about the quirky Audi 'Q2' Cross Coupe concept, or Hyundai's bold step into the world of hydrogen fuel cell technology with the production ix35 Fuel Cell?
There were GT3 racing Bentleys, hot Renault and Volkswagen hatches, funky Opel city cars named Adam, a Porsche Panamera wagon concept, and gorgeous sportscar concepts from Jaguar (F-Type) and Lexus (LF-CC), among others.
Check out all the stories written from the show floor in Paris and from our offices in Melbourne, and stay posted for the next event on the motor show calender - this time right in our backyard in Sydney!
IT'S here, the 2012 Paris motor show, so prepare for a veritable stampede of new models and sexy concepts to emerge over the few days.
Keep an eye on GoAuto for all the latest from our reporters on the show floor!
Time is ticking away, with less than a month to go until the bi-annual Paris motor show extravaganza kicks off.
Already, we have had a host of sexy and exciting new metal confirmed for global debuts, led by perhaps the most important model of all: The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf.
Also locked in are important models like the new-generation Fiat Panda 4x4, Mazda6 wagon (the sedan appeared at the Moscow show this week), Jaguar F-Type cabriolet, Skoda Rapid and Peugeot 208 GTI - all of which are on-track to hit the Australian market next year.
Keep your eyes fixed to GoAuto for more updates, as we bring you all the latest from our base in Australia and from the show floor in Paris.
The biennial 2012 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris is arguably the biggest motor show in the world.
It is unclear at this stage what new models will appear, but expect the latest and greatest from the world's premier car-makers.
According to overseas reports, possible debuts include the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf - one of the world's biggest-selling cars - and the next Mazda6 medium-sized car, which will be heavily based on the Takeri concept from the 2011 Tokyo show.
Stay posted for the latest from GoAuto in the lead up to the show in September.
Ready, set: Jaguar will stage the global premiere of its long-awaited F-Type cabriolet in Paris.
Cars at the show: