Tag Archives: Auto Shows

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: 200-mile luxury electric SUV debuts

The luxury brands have been late to the electric revolution but that's about to change as a flood of new models arrive in the coming years, particularly from the German brands. Mercedes-Benz alone will launch 10 electric cars by 2025, one of which is the EQC small SUV that made its debut last month at a private event in Sweden and was revealed to the public...

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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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Mazda confirms rotary range extender for upcoming EV

Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine, but not as we know it. The Japanese automaker on Tuesday used the backdrop of the 2018 Paris auto show to confirm plans for a rotary range extender in a future electric car. Mazda said it is working on two EVs and one will feature a small, lightweight and nearly silent rotary to charge the battery on the run. Mazda...

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Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been transformed into a sporty speedster instead of a convertible...

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New Porsche 911 Speedster enters production in 2019

It's hardly been a secret but now Porsche has made it official: a new 911 Speedster enters production in 2019. Porsche made the announcement Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show, where it also unveiled a red version of the 911 Speedster concept car first shown in a silver hue back in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations. The production 911...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hot hatch revealed with 302 horsepower

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its first take on Mercedes-Benz's new generation of compact cars. The car is the new A35 based on the A-Class hatchback, and it was revealed on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The A35 isn't a direct replacement for the outgoing A45. That model is due out later. That's right. AMG will now offer two levels of performance for its...

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2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the electric car would go on sale in the U.S. nor how much it...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed: Practicality in a luxury wrapper

Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled a sportier, more high-tech B-Class minivan at the 2018 Paris auto show. The redesigned model is the nameplate's third iteration. It is also the third body style from Mercedes' new generation of compact cars, following the A-Class hatchback unveiled in February and A-Class sedan unveiled in April. So far only the A-Class...

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2019 BMW 3-Series revealed in Paris with updated tech, engines–no manual

The 2019 BMW 3-Series that debuted Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show not only represented the seventh generation of the sedan, but it's also a substantial leap forward for the iconic four-door that has withered for nearly a decade. The new 3-Series dramatically improves its interior tech and driver assistance features—in line with similar...

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VW boss says traditional auto shows are dead

Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess believes the auto show circuit as we know it is dead. Instead, festivals and dynamic events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are the way forward for such events, he told Motoring in an interview published Tuesday. Not only will festival atmospheres take over from traditional auto shows, but off-site events for individual...

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