Interesting pre-Paris motor show evening for me. Firstly I managed to grab some time with Nissan-Renault supremo, Carlos Ghosn, which is always interesting. Primarily because of the way he has such a grasp on the details but also the bullish fashion with which he combats difficult questions on the less successful sides of his business, namely EV sales and the fortunes of the luxury brand Infiniti.

Needless to say he was confident that both will come good in the end when consumers finally get it. On the subject of Infiniti, though, I was rather struck with the company’s Q80 luxury car concept, which we saw revealed an hour before the CEO arrived. I thought it was a great piece of work, inside and out, with great attention to detail. It's a good indicator of what could come from the company.