Volkswagen is showcasing the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid just for the Paris Motor Show. The Volkswagen Passat GTE is the first plug-in hybrid of the variant and currently in its eighth generation. Already introduced in selected European markets, the new Passat combines efficiency with the sporty side of things. The Passat GTE hybrid is the fifth electric-modeled VW after the XL1, e-up!, e-Golf and Golf GTE.
McLaren has announced a Super Sports car dedicated to the Asian markets, in the form of the 625c in Coupe and Spider versions. The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren Automotive over the past two years, not least with the entry into China in September 2013. In Malaysia, the McLaren MP4-12C, 650S and P1 variants are distributed by Auto Britannia (McLaren Kuala Lumpur), a subsidiary of Sime Darby Berhad, and perhaps in the near future, the 625C will make its way to the country.
The Chevrolet Colorado, a sturdy pick up by the Bowtie marque, now has a Sport Concept version for active lifestyle-oriented individuals. Most importantly, the Concept pick up is primed for weekend getaway and full-on adventure, complete with a pair of mountain bikes, a weekend'd worth of gears and all the necessary getaway equipment.
Ferrari is showcasing the 458 Speciale Aperta at the upcoming Paris Motor Show from 2 October. The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a variant that has collected an array of awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack gets a debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show from 2 October. A direct semblance to the previous Passat Alltrack, the Golf version is the newer variant to offer both on-road and off-road experience.
The all-new Proton Iriz is the first compact variant to be distributed by the national car manufacturers, under the stewardship of Tun Mahathir. The codename Iriz is picked from the word Iris, which is a thin layer between the eye's pupil and retina. It signifies the new compact car's forward looking demeanor and contemporary standards. Hence, the Proton Iriz carries a tagline "Made for you, Proton Iriz lets you live the way you want to".
Since 2006, eager enthusiasts in the country have been able to experience once a year, first-hand what it’s like to be behind the wheel of some of the most exhilarating racers in various motorsport categories, thanks to the generous support of Michelin. Every year, the specially invited media representatives and guests take to the Sepang International F1 Circuit for a whole day of racing adventure. This year, the event spanned a total of 22 days filled with thrills and spills that saw more than 500 participants from 16 countries congregate at the Sepang track for some fast paced non-stop action.
At the upcoming Paris Motor Show, Infiniti will unveil its newest four-door Concept, the Q80. The Concept Q80 Inspiration is a Fastback saloon that showcases the latest autonomy and powertrain technologies.