Throughout the two weeks of this month of October, we are celebrating the Paris Motor Show 2016, one of the most important car shows of the year. With more than one million annual visitors and 280 brands from 18 countries during the fair, they have shown all kinds of models that show us all that holds the near future of the sector.
During these days, the hall has served for major brands show the models that have been presented during the year proposals. It has been room for new models, including electric cars have enjoyed a major role. These are the most important models we have seen during the event.
Renault Zoe ZE 40
Electric cars have been one of the major protagonists of the room, with such interesting proposals as the Renault Zoe ZE 40. Does your trump card? The promise us a range of about 400 kilometers per charge, almost double than the previous model, although in practice it is more likely that end up being 300.
On the electric motor itself, the new ZOE has one manufactured entirely by Renault, which say it is smaller and more efficient than the previous model. It will remain in a power of 65kW, equivalent to about 88 hp, but also there will be a 75 hp version for those who need a fleet.
Even gone beyond the Mercedes-Benz EQ, which improves Renault bet getting offer 500 kilometers per charge. The “Generation EQ” manufacturer based its design on four pillars according to Mercedes: being a connected car, be autonomous, able to share it and of course, being electric.
In this first prototype, we find batteries of 70 kWh which will supply power to two electric motors, one for each wheel axle. In total yield 300 kW, about 409 hp, and lovers of power promise an acceleration with which the car will go from zero to sixty mph in just five seconds.
Another of the most ambitious proposals is that of the electric Opel Ampera-e, which aims to be an affordable model for all audiences while promising to be able to overcome the 500 kilometers of autonomy for each charge their batteries. More or less the equivalent to go from Madrid to Cordoba.
At first glance, what most calls attention to your body design is a small minivan? It will equip an electric motor capable of producing the equivalent of 204 hp, with which the manufacturer promises a recovery of 80-120 km / h in just 4.5 seconds and acceleration from zero to 50 km / h in 3.2 seconds.
We have also seen conceptual models such as the Volkswagen ID, for which the German automaker is setting the bar very high although it will not come to our streets until at least 2025. He says it will be “as revolutionary as it was the Beetle” in its day, a claim we’ll see if they are able to meet.
Naturally, in the absence for your arrival so we do not know too many details about it, only that it be based on the new MED or Modular Electric Drive platform. As you can see, the conceptual model has a futuristic look, inside it has an electric motor of 125 kW and reaches autonomies of 400-600 kilometers.
And closing paragraph of the most striking electric salon we find one of the most attractive prototypes of recent years: the Renault Trezor. It is an electric supercar autonomous driving, and is expected to hit the market during the coming decade.
Its prototype is a two-seater GT body with a futuristic design and an electric motor of 350 hp, which is able to catapult from 0 to 100 km / h in less than four seconds. The car will not only electricity but also independent, which is Tesla and reflects the brand vision about the safety and pleasure of travel.
But all electric cars have not been in Paris since it has also been room for technology based models. For example, it presented the new Audi Q5 to come to Europe with four diesel engines, which will be slightly longer and more robust than previous years models.
It may request an LTE module and points Wi-Fi. As we have said will come with four engines, three of which are variants of the 2.0 TDI, the first of 150 hp, 163 hp the second and third of 190 hp, the latter available in Ultra version. As for the fourth engine is a 3.0 – liter V6 286 hp and 620 Nm of torque.
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We have also had a new Nissan Micra, which like Audi; take the market during the next year. With this, Micra Japanese also try to give a blow on the table of low-cost vehicles, and expects to be able to compete with models like the new Renault Clio, Opel Corsa and Volkswagen Polo.
Nissan Micra will offer three options for engines, two of which will be available as soon as sales start. The first is a turbocharged three – cylinder, 0.9 – liter gasoline – powered and capable of developing 90 hp and 140 Nm of torque. Followed by a 1.5 – liter diesel, also 90 hp and a torque of 220 Nm. Later, after the release will reach an atmospheric petrol engine 1.0 liter, 73 hp and 95 Nm of torque.
Land Rover Discovery 2017
Similarly, Land Rover has introduced the fifth generation of its Discovery .It is a reinvention of its range, which is 480 kilos lighter, can accommodate inside to 7 people of normal height, and eye, because the seating configuration can be performed through an app with our mobile.
Connectivity also gains relevance with nine USB ports, six – point load of 12 volts and a hotspot WiFi 3G. As for the engine, it is a four – cylinder diesel with 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque, and the consumption ensure that remain in only 6.3 l / 100 km.
New Honda Civic
We have also seen the new Honda Civic even bigger with a remodeled body now is somewhere between two and three volumes with a new maximum length of almost 4.5 meters long, which makes it much more spacious and cozy inside. It includes the second generation of Honda Connect system to connect to our iPhone and Android from the digital display of the car.
As engines, on the one hand we have a 1.5 liter turbo VTEC with a power of 182 hp at 5,500 rpm and 240 Nm of torque between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm. On the other, a 1.0 – liter turbocharged three – cylinder VTEC that reaches 129 hp and 200 Nm of torque.
One or several steps above has survived the brutal laferrari Aperta, the most powerful convertible that has made Ferrari to date. It is capable of delivering 963 hp with its hybrid engine and reaches 350 km / h to thedelight of those who They are looking for maximum power. Yes, only 209 units will be manufactured of this unique model.
Moreover, we ended up with two recent concept cars that have shown us another bit of what awaits us in the future. The first is the Hyundai RN30, withultra-aggressive and sporty design that highlights especially its huge integrated into the roof and parted in the middle by a shark fin spoiler.
The manufacturer uses own engine uses a 2.0 – liter four – cylinder, turbocharged, associated with an automatic gearbox double – clutch transmission to all four wheels that develops 375 hp maximum power .Inside we are basically at a race car, with almost no amenities, backets, safety harnesses and integrated security cage.
Honda Civic Type R Concept
And finally we have the Honda Civic Type R Concept, which also seeks an aggressive look with its large rear spoiler and a colorful design for rear exhaust. Honda promises that between the production model and the prototype will be very few differences, but so far has not given details of which will be the engine that will drive. It is expected to go on sale by the end of next year, both in Europe and in America year.