Paris Motor Show 2018: The Preview

The 2018 Mondial de l'Auto is labelled as the world's biggest car show by visitor numbers; it is a biennial exhibition, alternating with the Frankfurt motor show in Germany. Although not the largest for the variety of cars on display, Paris lays claim to being the world’s oldest motor show with the first edition held back in 1898, held in the Jardin des Tuileries in the French capital. The Paris motor show opens its doors to the public on 4-14 October 2018.

 

At this year's event, you can expect to see the following manufacturers showing off their latest products and future-previewing concepts, as well as others that are yet to confirm attendance;

Audi 

  • A1, E-Tron electric SUV, Q3

BMW

  • 3 Series, 8 Series, Q5, Z4

Citroen

  • C5 Aircross, Concept very likely

DS

  • 3 Crossback

Hyundai

  • i30 N Fastback

Kia

  • Ceed GT, ProCeed and GT

Lexus

  • RC, LC Limited Edition, ES, UX

Mercedes-Benz

  • A-Class Saloon, A35 AMG, B-Class, EQC

Peugeot

  • 508 SW, Concept very likely

Porsche

  • Macan

Renault

  • Concept cars- Well, it is their home show!

Skoda

  • Kodiaq vRS, Karoq Scout

Suzuki

  • Jimny

Toyota

  • Corolla Touring Sports

Unfortunately, for varying reasons, there are several manufacturers that have declared their intention not to attend. These include the following;

  • Volvo, Ford, Nissan, Infiniti, Mini, Bentley and VW.

 

Where is the Paris motor show held?  1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France
Paris motor show dates:  4-14 October 2018
Opening times: 10.00am-8.00pm (and until 10.00pm on 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 October)
How much are Paris motor show tickets?  From €9 - €19 on pre-sale (cheaper evening tickets are available)
Children's tickets  Kids entry for €9 (ages 11-17), free for under-11s
Mondial de l'Auto website:  http://www.mondial-paris.com/en/visiteur/auto