Gizmag spent a busy two days zipping through the halls of the Paris Motor Show to check out the latest automobiles from manufacturers around the world. From cutting edge concept cars, to exotic sports cars, to classic four-wheeled fashion, our Paris gallery takes you beyond the turnstiles and inside one of this year's most important auto shows.
We don't hear from boutique automotive manufacturer Venturi very often, but when we do, it's always interesting news. The creator of the world's first production electric sports car
revealed an updated version of its 2010 America
electric dune buggy at this year's Paris Motor Show. The new concept car combines the high performance and handling of a sports car with the ever-fun design of a sand-hungry dune buggy.
Nissan's Nismo department has been busy lately. After giving the legendary GT-R the Nismo treatment
, Nissan's motorsport and performance division has taken to the Pulsar hatch. The result is the Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept, which is on display at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Having already rolled out the standard TT Coupe
, Audi has used the Paris Motor Show to unveil its TT Sportback concept, which wraps a powerful 2.0-liter TFSI engine and quattro all-wheel drive in a stretched, four-door coupe body.
Last month, Toyota provided us with some teaser renderings
of its C-HR hybrid crossover concept. At the time, although we got a quick look at its outward appearance, it was a little difficult to really get a sense of the thing. Well, now we've had a chance to see it for ourselves at its Paris Motor Show world debut, and can tell you a bit more about it.
Beyond the polished concept cars and design studies, automakers sometimes build unique vehicles simply because they have all the parts and tools lying around and, as Nissan says, "why not". That type of open-minded thinking recently gave way to a one-of-a-kind vehicle that blurs the lines between the Frontier pickup truck and the Leaf EV. The new concept joins the ranks of unlikely tiny pickup truck concepts from the likes of Mini
Infiniti has released a sneak preview of its Q80 Inspiration hybrid concept ahead of its world debut at the Paris Auto show next week. The four-door concept is set to provide a glimpse into Infiniti’s future models and powertrain offerings.
If your work carries you over the rugged ground of desert, forest or tundra, a rolling office like the Brabus Business Lounge
is likely to break down before getting to the job site. What you need is a mobile office built into something more rugged; something like the Volkswagen Tristar concept. In place of the luxury van typical in roadtrip-ready office spaces, the Tristar is underpinned by a specially built 4Motion pickup truck.
The floodgates have opened, and the rushing waters of pre-Paris concept car previews are flowing strongly. Toyota has released a first look at its all-new C-HR Concept, which provides a sneak preview of new design language Toyota plans to bring to production.
As we approach the Paris Motor Show, one thing is becoming very clear: The French are quite ready to host a big auto show. We've already seen two very interesting French concept cars in the form of the Peugeot Hybrid Air demonstrator
and the Renault EOLAB
. Now Peugeot has detailed the QUARTZ concept, a hybrid 4x4 that combines elements of crossover and sedan body styles in becoming "an SUV for the future."