Paris Motor Show 2016 preview
Paris Motor Show 2016 preview. Image credit: Auto Motor Sport.

France, Paris – Le Mondial de l’Automobile, or the Paris Motor Show 2016, starts on Saturday, Oct. 1.  This year, the organization said there were going to be few exponents in comparison to other years.

Accurate figures are hard to pinpoint, but the big brands can spend over 1$ million to upstage their rivals. Reason enough for several brands to skip the event altogether, including Ford, Volvo, Mazda, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and Aston Martin.

However, the Paris Motor Show will still provide new material. Aside from Volkswagen new electric concept car, Mercedes will unveil the EV. Mercedes will also show the AMG GLC43 Coupe, GLC350e Coupe, AMG GT and the GT C Roadster.

Green tech and luxury SUVs in Paris 

The central theme of the show is a surge of the interest in electric vehicles, at a time when their share of the global car market is still minimal. From 2021, though, European regulators expect car manufacturers to cut the average carbon dioxide emissions across their entire fleets from 130 grams per kilometer to 95 g/km.

Most of the exhibitions will consist of new cars equipped with green engines. To name an example, BMW is showing its new 3 Series Gran Turismo four-door. The Gran Turismo is a new electric i3 and i8. BMW is also revealing its X2 sports coupe concept.

German automakers Porsche will bring a Panamera hybrid variant, while Audi will exhibit an A5 Sportback and the S5 Sportback. Hailing from England, Bentley will show new diesel variants of its Bentayga, and Land Rover will show off the Discovery SUV

GM’s Opel will unveil the Ampera-E, the European version of the new Chevrolet Bolt. French reporters also suggest Renault-Nissan is coming with a new design for the Renault Zoe that will increase the vehicle’s range from 160 to 320 km (198 miles).

Other brands attending the show include Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Toyota.

How to assist the Paris Motor Show 2016

The show will run from Oct.1 until Oct.16 from 10 am to 8 pm. Visitors can go to the next venue on Thursday 6th and 13th, and Friday 7th and 14th, between 10 am to 10 pm.

The event is on 40 Boulevard Victor, near the Porte de Versaille (Versaille’s Gate) s and the Palais Des Sports (Sport’s Palace). Tickets for one adult cost 16€. There is more information about the venue in Paris Motor Show’s official web page.

Source: BBC Business