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The C-X75 is both a celebration of Jaguar's 75-year history and a design showcase for the company's hybrid turbine technology.
We talk, wistfully at times, about cars that capture the zeitgeist. This is what Kia has done in Paris.
As the first concept under Laurens van den Acker's stewardship of Renault, the DeZir is the first of six 'stages' (read 'show cars') of reconnecting people with the brand. The DeZir, as the name suggests, is designed to make people 'fall in love'.
The response to Peugeot's B-Segment SUV concept among the designers we spoke to was generally positive.
Renault offered two surprises today at Paris Show: a revised version of the Zoë concept and the production version of the electric Twizy, both originally shown at last year's IAA show. Many people wondered if Renault could translate the Twizy 1+1 electric tandem into a credible production vehicle, but the result seen here today appears very successful.
The second-generation Mercedes CLS four-door coupe marks a shift away from the subtle elegance of its predecessor and heralds a heavy-handed, almost Baroque aesthetic, which appears to be spreading throughout the manufacturer's portfolio.
Citroën showcars fall into two categories: either complex, slightly overworked concepts with a strong intellectual back story or else purer studies that reduce the car to its component parts and re-examine the automobile in terms of materials and construction.
With the 1980s coursing so strongly through the veins of popular culture, it's hardly surprising that on-trend manufacturers are mining their archives for material to feed the zeitgeist. And who better than Audi, manufacturer of arguably the most iconic car of the 80's – the Quattro – to herald what is sure to be a slew of concepts. Or is it a case of who's worse?
Citroën is launching two key production models here today: the volume selling C4 and its upmarket DS4 variant.
The German brands are the godfathers of the micro-niche.