Concept Cars Highlight Motor Show's Return to Paris

After missing the scheduled 2022 Paris Motor Show due to the pandemic, shiny new cars are back on display in the City of Light.

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

October 17, 2022

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The only auto show in Europe during 2022 is the Paris Motor Show, which makes its return after missing its previous even-year time slot in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Odd-numbered years are normally the province of the German show, which was historically held in Frankfurt until 2021 when it shifted to Munich.

SUVs and EVs are the overriding themes for this year’s Paris show, reflecting consumers’ interests and regulatory necessities.

"The Paris Motor Show will be the showcase of a revolution in progress and, for this reason, will be more experiential than ever,” stated Serge Gachot, director of the show. “After two years of health crisis, this event will consecrate the long-awaited happiness of being able to meet again for this great automobile festival.”

Consumers will surely appreciate being able to return to public events such as the auto show, but it is important for companies to have a venue to display the progress they are making with new technology, Gachot pointed out. “Brands need to find their public in real life,” he said. “Faced with a future-oriented automotive sector at the heart of so many revolutions, people need to touch, try, feel... We had to do things in a big way".

Judge his success doing this in a big way with a look at our gallery of concept cars and new production models that debuted at the 2022 Paris Motor Show.

Related:The Detroit Auto Show Rides Again

About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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