As each major motor show looms, I start to wonder whether we’re ever going to reach ‘peak SUV’. Most car manufacturers are rushing to tap into the booming customer desire for high-rise vehicles of all sizes, but not all of them can be winners in terms of sales, can they?

At present, though, the appetite for them remains voracious, particularly in the compact SUV segment mined so successfully by the trailblazing Nissan Qashqai and those that have followed.

Similarly, any self-respecting manufacturer wouldn’t dream of rocking up at a motor show these days without some form of shiny new electric or hybrid vehicle with which to showcase its ambitious vision for future mobility.

Setting SUVs and EVs aside, there’s still life in the more traditional market segments, and this is going to be reflected in some manufacturers’ offerings when the Paris motor show gets underway tomorrow.