Favorite Cars from the Paris Motor Show… So Far

September 28th, 2012

2014 Jaguar F-Type

Everyone knew the Paris Motor Show would be a delightful blend of new technology, new concepts and revealed production cars.

Porsche surprised us yesterday with the plug-in hybrid Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, but other automakers are ready to make an impact on the international car market, too.

A 73-mpg non-hybrid concept was unveiled, along with a new sports car destined to be a classic, a sleek good-looking car for the family, the supercar of supercars and some fun improvements to an inexpensive RWD coupe.

Keep reading for just a few of the highlights from Paris so far!

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion concept

2014 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

First, the bad news: There’s little chance that this car will ever cruise an American highway. That’s too bad, because this VW uses a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine to top 70 mpg. It’ll be available in Europe next year.

Jaguar F-Type

2014 Jaguar F-Type, red

I can’t get enough of this thing. Jaguar debuted the F-Type officially yesterday, and I’m smitten. It’s everything from the glory days of Jag all rolled into one modern two-seater. Plus it can be had with a 495-hp supercharged V8. Are you kidding me?

2014 Mazda6

2014 Mazda6

If families need some style in the sedan (or wagon!) that totes them around town, the new Mazda6 will do it. A 50-mpg SkyActive diesel engine could seal the deal.

McLaren P1

McLaren P1, Paris 2012

We’ve covered it here before, but this thing will be the supercar of supercars. Even if it looks like a tennis shoe.

Toyota GT86 TRD

Toyota GT86 TRD

In America we know it as the Scion FR-S, but Toyota has shown a bunch of its TRD accessories for the RWD coupe, including a door stabilizer that uses a spacer that automatically fills the strike gap in the door when closed, which Toyota says improves torsional rigidity. Interesting.

Have you followed the Paris Motor Show? Which is your favorite debut so far?

-tgriffith

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  1. Randy
    | #1

    The unavailability of efficient Diesel choices in this country seems to be some kind of scam being perpetrated by? Oil companies, government, car companies? It’s a real shame when so many cars are available in Europe that can exceed hybrid efficiency with much simpler and cheaper Diesels and you can’t get the same cars here. The few that are available seem to be priced above even hybrid cars, which I discovered when I looked at VW’s TDI models.

  2. | #2

    I could not agree more, Randy. A car like that Golf Bluemotion would serve me and my family well.

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