Paris Motor Show 2018: 10 Parisian additions to your fleet
The city of light directed its bright beams onto electric and hybrid novelties, but the conventional models have not fallen by the wayside. Here are 10 cars that will add to your fleet’s charisma (full article below the video).
1. BMW 3 Series. What more is there to tell about this 7th generation other than the fact that it has grown considerably, inherits lots of 5 Series technology – including the “Hey BMW” voice assistant - and looks the part?
2. Mercedes B-Class. Time to put up an honest fight against the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. As a true Mercedes, the B-Class goes all out on ADAS and comfort. And yes, you can start a conversation with this sporty minivan by saying “Hey Mercedes”.
3. Renault Kadjar Phase 2. Renault’s best-seller was still selling well, so its owner stuck to modest changes for its midlife rejuvenation treatment. The materials look and feel better, the seats are comfier and an interesting new 1.3 petrol engine joins the family.
4. DS3 Crossback. Scootch over, Audi Q2, here’s the French take on a B-segment premium crossover. The underlying technology is that of the Citroën C3 Aircross.
5. Audi A1 Sportback. German premium design, materials and technology all wrapped up in a snazzy 4-metre-long hatchback: the Audi A1 is trying hard to please demanding urban customers with a soft spot for concentrated sophistication.
6. Audi Q3. The compact crossover moves up the ladder and gains access to technologies until now the privilege of the A6. If anything, it sets the tone in the infotainment and connectivity department.
7. Citroën C5 Aircross. Next do design, comfort was a key element in the development priority list. This midsized crossover features two innovations: a suspension with Progressive Hydraulic Cushions and Advanced Comfort Seats.
8. Kia Proceed. Since a few years, Kia has been transforming into a true design brand. The Proceed is a shooting brake that combines intriguing lines with top notch powertrains and connectivity.
9. SEAT Tarraco. If you find the VW Tiguan Allspace too German and the Skoda Kodiaq too Czech, consider this Latin interpretation of a midsized crossover.
10. Mercedes GLE. Refinement is this new SUV’s middle name. It adopts a 48 Volt battery to become a mild hybrid and can drive autonomously on motorways at speeds up to 60 km/h.