The Paris Motor Show is one of the biggest and the oldest Motor Show in the world and boasts of a wide range of concept and new launches on display every year. Started in 1898, the Paris Motor Show has the highest number of foot fall among all the motor shows and witnesses close to 1.5 million visitors each year. So what makes the Paris Show such a huge success? Well, the cars shown are definitely the reason for people to flock to the show.
And so, we decided to compile a list of the top 5 cars shown at the 2016 edition of the Paris Motor Show!
This definitely has to be one of the most radical launch at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The all-new Nissan Micra is generations apart from the current generation Micra, that was designed in India by Renault-Nissan Alliance design team. Instead, the new Micra is designed in Europe at the Renault's factory in France. While the Indian design was cost effective, we are not sure how expensive the new Micra will be, being designed and built in Europe. But it surely will rattle the market with its features and design.
Touted as the hottest and the fastest Civic ever, the new Honda Civic Type R prototype made its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The current gen Type R is the fastest front-wheel drive car to set a lap record in Nurburgring circuit, but the new Type R promises to be a level up. And we could see the visual cues revealed through the prototype - a massive carbon fibre side skirt, diffuser and spoilers along with 3 tail pipes, making it the king of the hot hatches.
What will you call a hot hatch with butterfly doors to welcome you inside the cabin where you can accelerate a 250 bhp machine? Crazy right! Well, the new Hyundai RN 30 Concept is nothing short of crazy in every aspect. The concept version is ready to take shape as the Hyundai i30 N production car, and a top BMW M-division engineer has been poached by the Korean manufacturer to roll out the competitor for Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus RS.
The Skoda Kodiaq is the first full-fledged SUV attempt from the Czech manufacturer and aims at giants like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda CR-V. The Kodiaq SUV, which was teased for long has been unveiled the recently concluded 2016 Paris Motor Show. Based on the Volkswagen's MQB platform, the Kodiaq is the largest SUV made on this platform. Expect a long list of engines borrowed from the VW ammo including two diesel and three petrol units.
Volkswagen group is quickly moving forward to adopt a complete electric car range and their aim is to sell 1 million plug-in hybrids starting 2025. And the first step in this direction is the I.D Pilot Concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The I.D Concept is essentially a small family electric car with outside dimensions of a Golf hatch and inside dimensions of the Passat sedan. With a real-world mileage run of 500 km, the I.D concept is the electric car of the future and according to the VW, by 2020, you will be able to drive one of these futuristic machines.