Paris Motor Show 2010: Premiers

Paris Motor Show is fast approaching and the car manufacturers put on the starting line the most exciting new models or concepts. This year, Paris Motor Show will take place from 2-17 octombre and manufacturers’ stands will be arranged in Porte de Versailles. Given that they play at home, French car manufacturers will come with the most spectacular premiers.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin stand will be full of news. The British builder most likely will come to Paris with its DB9 model. The British supercar received a very delicate facelift, not long ago.


In Audi’s stand, the audience at the Paris Motor Show will be able to admire the new A7. This Coupe sedan will become the first rival for Mercedes CLS.


BMW will come to Paris together with its new X3 generation. After six years since its launch, the Bavarian compact SUV has a new design, much more attractive. Also, in their stand is likely to get acquainted with the long-awaited Megacity concept.


The Bugatti will come to Paris Motor Show with their new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The new version of the Veyron was able to enter the Guinness Book, reaching speeds of 431 km/h. This car is equipped with a 1,200 horsepower engine and 1500 Nm.


Like they did at Geneva Motor Show, this year, Chevrolet will also present the Aveo RS concept at Paris Motor Show.


Citroen’s stand will certainly be one of the most admired. French will present to the public its new generation of C4, but only the version with five doors. Also, the French manufacturer will make us aware of their DS4.


Ford officials will bring with them the new Mondeo facelift. The retouched version of the Mondeo offers customers a range of technological elements that were missing on the present model.

Land Rover

In the Land Rover stand, the audience at the Porte de Versailles will be able to admire the new Range Rover Evoque. The new British model is the smallest, lightest and most environmental Land Rover car created so far, and will be launched on the market with the anniversary of 40 years of the company.


Lotus will be among the stars of the Parisian Motor Show, their stand will host the Esprit supercar concept. Besides that it is possible to see a GT roadster and two concepts.


Mercedes will present in Paris the new CL facelift and also the new CLS. The new CL-Class comes with a front look more aggressive and with a new propellant. Twin-turbo V8 unit produces 429 hp and develops a torque of 699 Nm.


The British manufacturer’s stand will host the new Mini facelift. The first information and pictures were presented in June, but its changes are minor, both externally and internally.


The tenth generation of the Opel Astra has received a release for a family, and the Paris Motor Show is the perfect place to display it. For the first time, Astra’s station wagon version drop its Caravan denominations for the name Sports Tourer.


Another car manufacturer who will play at home is Peugeot. French will showcase the new 508, mid-size sedan that will replace the old 407. French brand fans will get a surprise and officials are wishing to present the long awaited Peugeot 308 GTI.


Renault’s stand will be at high agitation because the French will present DeZir concept, an electric prototype that has a fascinating design and a 150 horsepower propeller with a range of 160 kilometers. Also, the French will come accompanied by the electric version of Fluence.


The Smart will be present at the Paris Motor Show with a restyled version of its Fortwo. The actual Smart Fortwo will leave the current car market until 2013, when it will be replaced by the new generation developed in collaboration with Renault and this facelift aims freshening this generation.


Suzuki from Japan will be accompanied at the Porte de Versailles, by the new generation of urban model Swift. The third generation of the Swift comes with a design slightly retouched with new, somewhat larger sized engines.


If Geneva was introduced to the Volvo S60, Paris will see the V60. The wagon version of its S60 received the title of Sports Wagon to emphasize the sport allure.

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Suzuki will have diesel engines from VW

After Volkswagen bought 19.9% of Suzuki shares, the Japanese wants to pass from diesel current generation, taken by Renault and Peugeot, to TDI engines provided by VW.

After VW bought 19.9% from Suzuki and the two parts announced a partnership which consists in collaborations of technological matters, and Japanese will build cars with TDI engines.

Osamu Suzuki, Suzuki’s general director, announced they will review partnerships with Renault and PSA group, and also their intention to buy diesel engines from VW.

The Japanese car manufacturer of small class and SUV of small sizes has some relations to Japanese producers and delivers rebranded versions of their own models and other models, under OEM license.

Despite the close relations in researching and development, the two brands plans to keep their selling networks separate. Moreover, Suzuki won’t use VW’s distribution network from North America or China and neither VW won’t do the same thing in India.

It seems that, Maruti-Suzuki has the bigger number of cars sold in India, and VW is the best auto brand sold in China.


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Suzuki sells its CAMI shares to GM

Rumor has it that Suzuki sold its 50% stake in the Canadian Automotive Manufacturing INC production Facility to General Motors. The production line for a few Suzuki models will shut down at the Ingersoll Ontario plant.

This wil not neccesary mean a loss for Suzuki, according to their spokesman, and it is due to the bad sales of model XL7 produced at that location.

GM owned in the past 20% share in the Japanese automaker and ended their collaboration after 23 years. They were forced to sell due to imminent bankruptcy.

The site will receive around $85 mil and will increase productivity and personell.GM Canada President Arturo Elias has very good faith in CAMI, and he is confident that they will imporve their good results with the launch of the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMS Terrain.


Source: Automotive News