It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles.
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No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings.

In 2014, the show attracted 1.25 million visitors, bettering the 931,700 that passed through the turnstiles of the likewise biennial Frankfurt motor show earlier this year.

Now, back on the calendar after a year off, October's 2016 Paris motor show is already promising some significant premieres and previews of the year ahead.

What can we expect? Catch the currently known line-up below, and stay tuned for CarAdvice's on-the-ground coverage in October.

Production cars

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce (confirmed, revealed)
Audi A5, S5 Sportback
(confirmed, revealed)
Audi Q3 facelift (confirmed, revealed)
Audi Q5
(confirmed, spied, teased)
Bentley Flying Spur W12 S (confirmed, revealed)
BMW 5 Series (confirmed, spied, teased)
BMW X2 (not confirmed, spied)
Citroen C3 (revealed)


Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T (confirmed, revealed)
Ferrari LaFerrari convertible
(confirmed, revealed)
Honda Civic hatch (confirmed, revealed)
Honda Civic Type R preview (confirmed, spied)
Hyundai i10 (facelift, confirmed, revealed)
Hyundai i30 (confirmed, revealed)
Jeep Compass (confirmed, revealed)
Kia Rio (confirmed, revealed)
Kia Rondo (facelift, confirmed, revealed)

2017 Land Rover Discovery 5


Citroen CXperience (confirmed, revealed)
Citroen C3 WRC (confirmed, revealed)
Lexus UX concept (confirmed, teased once, twice)
Mercedes-Benz all-electric SUV
(confirmed, teased)
Mercedes-Benz Vision Van (confirmed, revealed)
Mitsubishi Ground Tourer (confirmed, revealed)
SsangYong LIV-2 (next-gen Rexton preview confirmed, teased)
Volkswagen e-Crafter van (confirmed, revealed)
Volkswagen EV (confirmed, teased)


Watch for CarAdvice’s full spread of articles, video and social media coverage direct from the Paris motor show, October 1 to 16.