As usual, the 2018 Paris Motor Show was dominated by most of the usual suspects. However, it was complemented by some debutants that spiced up the show. The show was like a Brazilian beauty contest that was looking for the hottest Mamacita. No offense to other nationalities, but I just have a thing for Brazilian ladies. Below, we have listed some of the vehicles that stole the show.
What do we think about the Mercedes-Benz EQC?
The Mercedes-Benz EQC was one of the cars that were launched in this year’s Paris Motor Show. It is an electric car that comes with a battery-electric powertrain that offers 402 horsepower. And did I mention that it has the looks of a Mexican soap opera star? This E-SUV will face stiff competition from established brands like the Jag I-Pace and the Hyundai Kona which both offer longer battery ranges.
What‘sup with the Tesla Model 3?
The Model 3 has been growing a little slow but it has been gaining some admirers in the U.S.A. This all-electric car claims to have a range of 310 miles. The acceleration of this vehicle will leave you thinking that you are in a supercar. We are yet to know whether this car will be available in the U.K. market. This “affordable” and futuristic car is likely to generate a highly charged debate among many petrolheads.
What did Ferrari offer?
Ferraris has come up with some super-exclusive cars that are meant for their die-hard fans. Behold, the Ferrari Monza SP2, and SP1. Ferrari’s design center has offered the SP2 as a two-seater while the SP1 is a single-seat Monza. These cars are part of the company’s new Icon series. They are developed using lightweight carbon-fiber composites. They use 6.5-litre V12 that delivers 588kW. An experience of these cars will leave you with memories of the 1950s when Ferrari had two-seat racers. In Europe, each car will go for more than $2.5 million. We expect only 499 Monza units from Ferrari.
How shocking is the Renault EZ-Ultimo?
The Renault EZ-Ultimo is a concept that looks like something out of Star Wars. Renault describes it as a “robotic car that offers a premium mobility experience.” This is one of the company’s hyper-connected, electric-powered and autonomous-driving concept cars that have been manufactured in 2018. The earlier installments included a last-mile delivery van and a futuristic urban mobility pod. The EZ-Ultimo is nice to look at, but we don’t think the company will ever produce it as it is.
What makes the Citroen C5 Aircross Phev special?
This concept vehicle is Citroen’s contribution to the electrified future. It is a plug-in hybrid as well as an attractive midsize crossover. Using only electricity, it can travel up to 31 miles. The PHEV has a distinctive look thanks to its four separate rectangular lights. This vehicle will now move to mass production.
What is our take about the Land Rover Series I?
This year’s Paris Motor Show also gave us a pleasant surprise by resurrecting the 1948 Series I. A drive in this vehicle feels like a safari through the Maasai Mara game reserve in Africa. It gets its juice from a 159cc four-cylinder engine. It also has a wheelbase of 80 inches. At the back of the SUV, it has a pair of bench seats. It had three seats in the front.
How good is the Suzuki Jimmy?
The Suzuki Jimmy also made an impression at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It is a rugged off-roader that has a 100 hp four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1.5 liters; it also produces 95 lb-ft of torque. This vehicle is a five-passenger, two-door, four-wheel drive, five-speed manual baby Jeep that has a two-speed transfer case. It isn’t available in the U.S. market. The back is fitted with a spare tire. Although the manufacturer has failed to upgrade it for almost 20 years, it is certainly one of the cutest off-roaders.