This year's Paris motor show is the launching ground for a wide and eclectic array of new models.
Whether it is the trio of super-frugal concepts from Renault, Peugeot and Citroën, looks into the production futures of Lamborghini and Audi, or the first in-the-metal showcases from Jaguar and Land Rover, the show has something for everyone.
Here are our picks of the show's top exhibits by Autocar's team.
The Infiniti Q80 really caught my eye because of its sheer indulgence and elegance. Best of all, unlike Infiniti's recent concept cars, it looks like this one is going to make production as a range-topper. Let's hope it stays as close as possible to this – Chas Hallett
I liked the Discovery Sport at first sight a few weeks ago, but I reckon it looks even better here in Paris. It has lovely curves, yet the whole is a compact, shrink-wrapped shape. It's also night and day different from the Freelander inside and out, despite the strong relationship under the skin. Only the £32,395 starting price grates – Steve Cropley
Following up truly innovative cars such as the Ford S-Max is always a tricky process, but to my eyes Ford has struck gold again with the second-gen S-Max. It’s respectful to the original without being a slave to it, and super-plush Vignale versions should again give premium rivals something to worry about – Mark Tisshaw
It doesn’t matter if your interest is in form or function, the Asterion is fascinating. I love the boldness of its shape and the fact it manages to look unlike any other model in the firm's range, yet still like a Lamborghini. And I love still more the idea of the 898bhp plug-in hybrid drivetrain it contains and the sheer hilarity of its claimed 98g/km CO2 emissions – Andrew Frankel
Volvo’s crisply-styled and luxuriously-appointed new XC90 will surely be a huge hit. The intriguing mix of Volvo’s classless badge and stately proportions may well prove a significant breakthrough for ’near-premium’ brands. The substance goes deeper than looks, though, with an advanced hybrid powertrain promised for the future – Julian Rendell
The Cactus Airflow ‘2-litre’ concept was a master class in alternative thinking and an antidote to the Germanic technology-heavy approach. Adopting a lightweight approach, it uses the PSA air-hybrid transmission, lightweight plastic panels and a flat undertray. It promises 141mpg from its 86bhp engine and is refreshingly free of expensive battery packs and electric motors. It looked fabulous too – Hilton Holloway
I like little cars. I like big motorbikes. What could possibly be better than a big motorcycle engine in a little car like the Volkswagen XL Sport? Not all bike engines suit cars, but a big Ducati V-twin sounds like just the ticket. The smile on the faces of Volkswagen's development engineers suggests it is – Matt Prior
Yes, it’s just another lightly embellished concept. But the tech beneath that steroidal body is starting to become clear, and every question that couldn’t be answered directly was met with a knowing grin by the engineer. The firm's planned assault on the front-drive Nürburgring lap record is, in part, marketing glitz - but if Honda cracks it without unduly comprising the road car beneath, this could be a hot hatch to remember – Nic Cackett