Wednesday 28 September 2016, By Autovolo
As one of the most important events on the automotive calendar, the Paris Motor Show provides manufacturers with one of the best opportunities to display their latest models and technological developments.
With doors opening to the public on October 1, we’ve pulled together some of the most important cars set to make their respective debuts.
Ferrari GTC4Lusso T
The Maranello-based manufacturer will be revealing its first ever four-seater to be powered by a turbocharged V8. Called the GTC4 Lusso T, it is targeted at customers who are in the market for a car that can cope well as a daily driver, yet is still capable of being thrashed down a twisty B-road.
The new car is powered by the same 3.9-litre V8 that is found in the 488 GTB supercar. In this guise, however, it produces 602bhp as opposed to 661bhp.
With looks that are clearly inspired by the C4 Cactus, the updated C3 will be a very different beast to the current car. Where most manufacturers produce relatively sober, plain-looking cars, the C3 promises to be a slightly quirky, yet incredibly practical alternative.
The new C3 will be massively customisable, with buyers being treated to a vast array of colour combinations for the body, the Airbump protective cladding and interior panels. A clever camera system will also record buyers’ driving experiences so they can share it with their friends and family on social media.
Honda Civic Mk10
Also making its first public appearance at this year’s Paris Motor Show is the latest Honda Civic. Now in its tenth generation, the new car will arrive in showrooms towards the start of 2017. Europe will be treated to three-door hatchback and four-door saloon versions, while the UK will only receive the five-door hatchback, which will land in the country in spring.
While there hasn’t been any official word just yet, we can also expect a Type R version to crop up at some point next year.
The new 3008 SUV will be revealed by Peugeot at the French manufacturer’s native show. With slightly larger and more rugged proportions than its predecessor, Peugeot is hoping this new version will help it capitalise on the lucrative and fast-growing crossover market.
The 3008 is set to arrive in the UK in January, and will be offered with a selection of new engines, as well as the latest generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit.
Ferrari LaFerrari convertible
This is arguably one of the most exciting cars that will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show. The convertible version of Ferrari’s hybrid hypercar remained a secret until May, when Gordon Ramsay revealed he had ordered one on Top Gear.
Pictures of the convertible LaFerrari were revealed in July, with Ferrari announcing production would be limited to a mere 150 examples. Customers will have to be invited to buy one, ensuring it will remain an incredibly rare vehicle.
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