0739 PROMOTED - Seat is taking an innovative approach to its Paris Motor Show stand this year, using new technology to highlight its Barcelona heritage and vision for the future. The new Seat Ateca SUV will also feature prominently, including a new Ateca X-Perience concept. Autocar has partnered with Seat to host a live report featuring regular updates, photos and videos direct from their stand. To take a look, click here.
0734 - Just joining us now? Catch up on the show's biggest car, which was revealed yesterday in the Midlands in front of a Lego replica of Tower Bridge - the Land Rover Discovery
0730 - Richard Bremner's got some brand new information on the Suzuki Ignis: "If you remember the last Suzuki Ignis at all - born 2004, deleted here 2007 - it may not be entirely favourably, it's boxiness and stark interior rarely triggering 'want one' emotions. That should change with this cute newbie, whose appealing proportions, crisp styling, bold colour palette and trio of 'D' pillar indents give it real distinction. The indents reference an even older Suzuki, the rear engine 1977 SC100 Whizz kid carrying the same hallmark.
This new Ignis sits above the Celerio, although it isn't quite as big as a supermini. Rear room is good nonetheless. There's only one engine, the familiar 89bhp 1.2 Dualjet, but it can also be has as a mild-hybrid ISG version with unconfirmed Co2 emissions of 'way below 100g/km', says a spokesman. Four-wheel drive is also an option, termed 'auto', it's viscous coupling sending 90percent of the torque to the front axle most of the time. Personalisation options are plentiful, and suit this Ignis's style. Prices start from around £10,500, and it's on sale from early January. It should do well."
0717 - Hyundai's really stepping up its motorsport game at this Paris motor show, with the Hyundai i20 WRC Challenger being revealed too.
0711 - How much of the Hyundai RN30's outlandish styling will make it to the production i30 N? Our money is on not very much...
0705 - The latest reveals are coming in thick and fast - the Volkswagen ID being one of the latest. Read more on it here
0656 - Rachel's over at the Smart stand: "Smart has opted for a garish lime green accent colour to signify its new electric line-up. Or you could always go for the tasteful tailor made hot pink one behind..."
0650 - Jim's enamoured with Citroen's C-Xperience concept: "The Citroen C-Xperience invokes Citroen's past and looks to the future brilliantly. It's low, long and styluses, just like its CX forbear, and Who wouldn't to lounge in the bright, spacious interior?"
0644 - Jim Holder: "Just bumped into former Peugeot boss and now PSA Group's executive vice president of Europe Maxime Picat, who provides a timely reminder that the Paris motor show will attract over one million public visitors in the coming weeks. 'There are less manufacturers here perhaps, but the public reaction will keep this show at the top of the agenda,' he says, dismissing suggestions that the increasing number of absent exhibitors put its top tier status under threat."
0640 - Matt Burt's looking at some of the less well-known exhibitors at the show: "Fascinating cutaway by component supplier Aisin shows all the technical systems they create for auto industry, as indicated by the neon wording."