Paris Auto Show

Porsche 911 Speedster concept is so good, it’s going into production

Porsche 911 Speedster concept is so good, it’s going into production

Some things are too good to leave as mere concepts, and so the stunning Porsche 911 Speedster is getting a highly limited production run as a sort of birthday present to the German automaker. Porsche took the wraps off the 911 Speedster concept study earlier this year, an open-top two-seater with some glorious features.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE adds third-row, 48v suspension and gesture tech

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE adds third-row, 48v suspension and gesture tech

There's a new luxury SUV on the scene, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is counting on a magic carpet ride, more flexible cabin, and upgraded technology to best its rivals. Revealed today at the Paris Motor Show 2018, the fourth-generation SUV adds an optional third row of seats for the first time, along with an all-new E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL intelligent suspension system.

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2019 Lexus RC coupe gets LC-inspired upgrade

2019 Lexus RC coupe gets LC-inspired upgrade

Lexus has pulled the sheets off the 2019 RC, its updated luxury sports coupe that will make an official debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October. Borrowing styling tweaks from the concept-like Lexus LC, the refreshed car also promises to be more engaging on the road with various steering and suspension changes, among other things.

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GLM G4 is Japan’s Tesla-rivaling EV sports car

GLM G4 is Japan’s Tesla-rivaling EV sports car

The 2016 Paris Motor Show is currently underway, and so far we've seen several of the futuristic, high-tech EV concepts from car makers like Volkswagen and Mercedes, not to mention standard model announcements from the likes of Honda and Audi. But there's also some unexpected surprises, like the GLM G4 concept, a 500-plus horsepower sports sedan with an electric platform from Japan. In fact, Green Lord Motors (GLM) is often referred to as the 'Tesla of Japan,' and it's clear it takes the nickname to heart.

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Mercedes Generation EQ interior UX first impressions

Mercedes Generation EQ interior UX first impressions

This week at the Paris Auto Show, we got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the future of Mercedes-Benz' newest in electric vehicle technology. The company has just introduced their brand new EQ system, as we've outlined earlier this week, and now we're being given a tour of the interior of the first concept vehicle to embody this system at its core. This is the Generation EQ, a concept vehicle that's super futuristic in both aesthetics and interface.

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Lexus UX Concept will make you feel like a superhero

Lexus UX Concept will make you feel like a superhero

Concept cars are used to showcase more than just the latest but also the future of car designs and technologies. But some concept cars just take that to the extreme. Take the new Lexus UX Concept shown off at the Paris Auto Show. While still called an SUV, it might defy all preconceived notions of a rugged, aggressive 4x4. That’s because the Lexus UX Concept, both inside and out, feels like car straight out of a comic book, or a movie tie-in even.

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Audi RS 3 Sedan, customer race car break cover in Paris

Audi RS 3 Sedan, customer race car break cover in Paris

Hot on the heels of the 2018 Audi Q5 unveiled at the Paris Motor Show are two new Audi RS models. Sticking true to their “RS” brand, the two have high performance within their cross hairs. One is even an honest to goodness race car. The Audi RS 3 this year, however, is stirring things up a bit by introducing the first Audi compact sedan to bear the “Rennsport” moniker. Truly more RS than its A3 sedan predecessor, the Audi RS 3 Sedan oozes performance both without and within, boasting of no less than 400 horsepower.

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2018 Audi Q5 revealed with efficiency and tech upgrade

2018 Audi Q5 revealed with efficiency and tech upgrade

First came the revamped Q7, then the baby Q3 got a makeover, and now the most important member of Audi's SUV tryptic, the 2018 Q5, has broken cover in Paris. Borrowing styling cues from its larger and smaller siblings, as well as a welcome blast of tech from the Ingolstadt automaker's labs, it's a serious upgrade for what's a very serious vehicle for Audi.

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Honda’s next-generation Civic Type R is coming to the US

Honda’s next-generation Civic Type R is coming to the US

Honda came to the Paris Motor Show with a prototype for the next-generation Civic Type R in tow, and it made a pretty massive announcement to go with it. The company said that for the first time ever, a Honda-branded Civic Type R will be making its way to the US, and the new prototype is scheduled to make its debut at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas this November.

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This is the BMW Concept X2

This is the BMW Concept X2

This week the folks at BMW have revealed one of the most unique-looking concept vehicles of the show in the BMW Concept X2. This vehicle is being premiered alongside the and the BMW i3 (with increased range and improved battery) as well as the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The BMW Concept X2 is a compact vehicle, made to show off BMW's chops in coupe-making and in making a fine looking vehicle that combines futuristic elements with today's popular urban stylings.

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BMW C Evolution e-scooter refresh announced with two variants

BMW C Evolution e-scooter refresh announced with two variants

The Paris Motor Show may be mostly about all of the cars on display, but BMW Motorrad is using the show to premiere its next-generation e-scooters. There are two different variants BMW Motorrad is showing off, though they both fall under the same C Evolution branding. One variant is a long range model, while the other is a European model that has been built to meet the requirements of the A1 license category.

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Meet Volkswagen I.D. – The EV future VW is betting on

Meet Volkswagen I.D. – The EV future VW is betting on

It's been a tough year for VW, but the German automaker is using "dieselgate" as a launching point for an ambitious electrification strategy detailed at the Paris Motor Show 2016 today. First in Volkswagen Group's EV assault is this, the VW I.D. Concept, a preview of the roughly Golf-sized, all-electric car it aims to have on the market by 2020 and - if all goes according to plan - have autonomously driving around cities by 2025.

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