The Paris Motor Show opened on Thursday 29th September and ran through into October, with Toyota, Lexus and SEAT all having cars on display. From new cars that are already on sale to amazing concepts that we hope will be on sale soon, the show really had it all! Let’s take a look at the highlights for each of the franchises.
The talk of the town at Toyota currently is the upcoming release of the C-HR and this was no different in Paris. The compact crossover with a diamond themed design comes with a choice of turbo petrol and full hybrid powertrains. It was nice to see the blue paint option on show in Paris, a version we haven’t seen much of yet. Remember you can register your interest in the C-HR at Currie Motors right now!
The second car on display was the all electric Prius Plug-In. making its European debut, it is a car that can travel around 30 miles on zero emissions electric power and achieve higher speeds without the hybrid petrol engine coming into play.
Last up for Toyota was the FCV Plus concept. The FCV Plus concept explores the kind of technology that could help make clean hydrogen-sourced power more widely available.
For Lexus it was the UX concept that took pride of place. The UX is Lexus’s vision for a compact SUV of the future. It’s a car that takes Lexus’s styling philosophy into new areas with an ‘inside-out’ design, while introducing advanced technologies like 3D instrumentation, see through front pillars and e-mirrors in place of conventional door mirrors.
The LC500h caught the eyes of many. Called F-white, it is the first time the luxury coupe has been seen in this colour.
The 2017 IS was unveiled. The sports saloon gains styling enhancements, a more refined interior with improved HMI features and the provision of Lexus Safety System and features.
Last but not least, a new sport model is set to join the NX range before the end of the year with grade specific exterior and interior design features.
Sales of SEAT’s first every SUV, the Ateca started a few months ago, and Paris was the perfect time to introduce a new member of the Ateca family, the Ateca X-PERIENCE. The new model promises even more off road capability than the current model plus a host of improved features.