Tag Archives: Auto Shows

GAC global expansion continues with GS5 debut at 2018 Paris auto show

GAC Motor is on track to become the first major Chinese automaker to launch in the United States. The state-owned automaker said in 2017 it plans to start selling cars in the U.S. in 2019, with the mid-size GS8 SUV (shown below) confirmed as one of the first models, though the current trade war between the U.S. and China could have changed those plans...

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Vietnam’s Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a mid-size sedan and SUV, and they were presented to the public for the first time on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. But rather than develop its own models, Vinfast has chosen to rebody...

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2019 Audi Q3 bows with sporty look, high-tech cabin

Sales of compact crossover SUVs are booming and Audi is set to have one of the strongest offerings next year in the form of a redesigned Q3. The new Q3 was unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show and is expected to reach U.S. showrooms in the first half of 2019, bringing with it a sharp new look, increased proportions, and loads of tech in the cabin...

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2019 Audi SQ2 crossover debuts with 296 horsepower

Audi's smallest crossover in the United States is the Q3 but overseas there's a slightly smaller Q2 on sale. The vehicle made its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show and on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show a sporty version was added to the lineup: the SQ2. As expected, the mechanical package of the SQ2 is similar to what we find in the latest...

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2019 BMW i3 debuts with 42.2-KWH battery, 153-mile range

The 2019 BMW i3 starting production in November will benefit from a bigger battery capable of an estimated 153 miles of range, BMW confirmed Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. It will be the second time the automaker has upgraded the i3's battery since the electric car's 2014 launch. The last time was in 2017 when a 33 kilowatt-hour battery was added that...

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Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in showrooms next year, a prototype for which is shown...

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Renault EZ-Ultimo self-driving concept wants to make ride hailing more luxurious

Rounding out a trio or Renault "EZ" self-driving car concepts is the EZ-Ultimo. The French brand debuted the latest concept at the 2018 Paris auto show on Tuesday with an eye on turning ride hailing into something more premium. Like the earlier EZ self-driving concepts (EZ-Go and EZ-Pro), Renault hasn't described specifics on the powertrain or technology...

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Hyundai i30 N Option previews customization to the n’th degree

Hyundai has quite a bit in store for its N performance division, and owners can look forward to a barrel of customization option as previewed by a new concept vehicle. With the 2018 Paris auto show as its backdrop, Hyundai revealed the i30 N Option show car—essentially an i30 N hot hatch with a host of future N accessory parts. The i30 N Option...

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BMW is ready with M Performance Parts for the new 3 Series

BMW has only just revealed its redesigned 2019 3-Series at the 2018 Paris auto show, yet the M division is ready to roll with some fresh parts. From style upgrades to real-deal performance bits, future 2019 3-Series owners have enticing options ahead of them. On the looks side of things, the M division's new M Performance range has a handful of parts...

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2019 Porsche Macan brings new look to 2018 Paris auto show

Like the Cayenne before it, the Macan has been a huge hit for Porsche. It's the marque's most popular model, with more than 97,000 delivered in 2017 alone. Having been introduced for 2015, the Macan is now at the midway point in its life cycle, and to keep sales brimming Porsche has given the small SUV a substantial update. Porsche unveiled the...

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