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2008 Mondial de l'Automobile

Hot hatched: Volkswagen's sixth-generation Golf GTI was one of the stars of the 2008 Paris show.

2 Oct 2008


With the Global Financial Crisis coming over the world like a dark storm cloud the very month of the famous French show, everybody was nervous to say the least.

Major new model releases were: Aston Martin One-77, Audi’s RS6 and S4, BMW 3-series facelift, BMW F01 7-Series, Chevrolet/Holden Cruze, Citroën C3 Picasso, Dacia Sandero, Ferrari California, Ford Ka II, Hyundai i20, Infiniti’s EX37 and FX37, Kia Soul, Lexus IS 250C/350C, Mazda NC Series II MX-5, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Opel Insignia, Peugeot 308 CC, Porsche 997 Series II 911 Targa, Renault Laguna III Coupe, Renault Megane III, Suzuki Alto, Skoda Octavia facelift, Toyota Avensis, Toyota iQ and the sixth-generation VW Golf.

Concepts included the BMW Z1, Audi A1 Sportback, Citroen Hypnos, Mazda Kiyora, Renault Ondelios, and Nissan Nuvu.

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