A breathtaking Paris motor show saw public debuts for more than 100 new cars, from radical electric Kia and Renault concepts, to jet-powered Jaguars and half a dozen stunning new Lotuses.
Here, Autocar runs through what you may have missed at the Paris show in an A-Z guide. Click on the links below for a full story of every Paris show star, including exclusive show pics. There’s also a gallery attached to this story, where you can view a picture of each car.
AbarthA fairly quiet show for Abarth saw it unveil more potent Esseesse versions of its 500C and Punto Evo models. Expect to see more in upcoming shows, including its long-rumoured Fiat 500-based Speedster.Abarth 500C Esseesse and Abarth Punto Evo Esseesse
Alfa RomeoAlfa packed its stand with models – and not necessarily new Giulietta variants. The firm’s main offering in the last major show of its centenary year was a twin-clutch version of the new Giulietta.Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT
AudiAn 11th hour u-turn over the use of the S1 badge for the hot new A1 looked to be the biggest news to come out of Audi at Paris. Until it launched the stunning Quattro 30th anniversary concept. Throw in the equally stunning E-tron Spyder concept and the production A7 and you had one the most impressive line-ups at the show.Audi A1 1.4 TFSIAudi A7Audi e-tron SpyderAudi Quattro
BentleyAn all-new version of Bentley’s most important model, the Continental GT, was revealed to the world at Paris. It might not look different, but every panel is new, it’s been re-engineered – and there’s even a new twin-turbo V8 engine on the way.Bentley Continental GT
BMW X3Despite plenty on internet speculation in the build up to the show, BMW’s radical new eco supercar that’s been teased on the web for the past few weeks never turned up. Instead, there was a thinly veiled 6-series concept and a production version of the new X3.BMW Concept 6-seriesBMW X3
ChevroletA busy show for Chevrolet as it gears up for the launch of its make-or-break Volt. There were production version of the new Aveo, Cruze hatchback and Orlando models, as well as a facelift of the Captiva SUV.Chevrolet AveoChevrolet CaptivaChevrolet Cruze hatchbackChevrolet Orlando
CitroenDomestic makers don’t usually disappoint at their home show and Citroen was no exception. Its stand was a busy one: there were debuts for its DS3 Racing Cooper S-rivalling hot hatch, C4 and DS4 models, as well as its new DS3 WRC car, one of three new WRC challengers launched at the show. And that’s before mentioning the stripped-out Lacoste buggy concept.Citroen C4Citroen DS3 RacingCitroen DS3 WRCCitroen DS4Citroen Lacoste
DaciaNothing new here: we’d already seen the Duster earlier in the year. Expect to see it in 2012 when Renault launches its popular budget brand in the UK.Dacia Duster
ExagonThe Furtive-eGT won the ‘best of the rest award’ at Paris. It’s a range-extender hybrid from a consortium of French companies and it could make production in 2012.Furtive e-GT
FerrariThe stunning Ferrari SA APERTA will impress showgoers with its design, but disappoint those with deep pockets with the fact it’s already sold out. There was a stop-start California on the stand, too; we’ve driven it.Ferrari SA APERTA
FiatA small, but significant stand from Fiat. On it were several versions of its familiar 500, but it’s the TwinAir model that’ll interest showgoers the most. The two-cylinder technology impressed journalists; will the public go for it?Fiat 500 Twinair