Paris 2016 motor show
2016 Mondial de l'Automobile, Paris
The historic Paris motor show is back for another year
3 December 2015
The Paris motor show has wrapped up for another year, with the 2016 event
showcasing a number of exciting new concepts and production models.
Hyundai stole the show with its wild RN30 hot hatch concept, a 280kW behemoth
prototype that previews the i30 N, Hyundai’s first genuinely performance-honed
model. The South Korean car-maker also revealed the next-generation iteration
of its best-selling i30 hatch.
Honda uncovered the hot Type R version of its tenth-gen Civic hatch – a model
that will come to Australia after missing out on the previous iteration of the
And electric and hybrid technology was all the rage at Paris, with green models
such as the Volkswagen ID, Citroen Cxperience, Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ and
Mitsubishi Ground Tourer all breaking cover for the show.
The last event on the international motor show calendar will be the LA Auto
Show which takes place from November 15-27. For all the news leading up to and
during the LA show, keep an eye on GoAuto.com.au.
The 2016 Paris show is now merely days away, and it promises to be a bumper
show with a number of brands showing off upcoming models and exciting concepts.
Audi will reveal its much-anticipated second-generation Q5 SUV, replacing a
model that has existed in some form since 2009. It is likely to go on sale from
next year using updated versions of its current powertrains.
The next-generation BMW 5 Series will be revealed following a number of teaser
videos and photos, and the German marque has promised that the new mid-size
premium sedan will be chock-full of new technological features.
And Hyundai will show off the next-generation iteration of its best-selling i30
small hatch, as well as a concept that could preview the i30 N, the first model
in Hyundai’s N performance stable and a car that could challenge the best hot
hatches on the market.
For all the latest in-depth news straight from the showroom floor during the
Paris show, keep an eye on GoAuto.com.au.
Only a month to go now until the 2016 Mondial de l’Automobile, and there are
already a number of eye-catching future models and concepts ready to steal the
spotlight in Paris.
The 708kW/900Nm hybrid LaFerrari hypercar gets its roof chopped off ahead of
its reveal at Paris, with the topless version to be offered with either a
removable carbon-fibre hard-top or soft-top to go with a sub-three second
Hometown marque Citroen will fully reveal its concept that could be the
possible replacement for the C5 or C6 sedan. Called the Cxperience concept, it
uses a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain and is designed like a four-door
And the next generation of Hyundai’s best-selling model, the i30, will be
revealed at Paris. The Korean brand has revealed a set of teaser images for the
new small hatch, and the full reveal will occur closer to the start of the show.
For all the latest info leading up to and during the Paris show, keep an eye on
First held all the way back in 1898, the Paris motor show is back for 2016.
Held biennially, the Mondial de l'Automobile rivals only Frankfurt for the
title of largest auto show in the world.
The size and reputation of the show is sure to attract a number of exciting
previews and reveals from car-makers all across the world.
For all the latest information leading up to and during Mondial de l'Automobile
keep an eye on GoAuto.com.au
Italian stallion: The LaFerrari convertible will be revealed at the 2016 Paris motor show.
Cars at the show: