DISCO FEVER: All-new and more rounded Land Rover Discovery is just one model teased ahead of its Paris Motor Show launch
DISCO FEVER: All-new and more rounded Land Rover Discovery is just one model teased ahead of its Paris Motor Show launch

Future now: coming cars revealed before Paris Motor Show

WERE you the type of kid who had to cop a feel and even a sneaky peek under the wrapping paper of your Christmas prezzies long before the big day?  

If you were, you'll be a fan of car companies who can't wait to show off their new models before an "official reveal" at the Paris Motor Show later this month.   

A few highlights include the first sight of Land Rover's new Discovery seven-seat large SUV, albeit just the front end of the premium off-roader.  

The new model joins the rest of the Landie and Rangie line-up stylistically, with a far more rounded visage, finally dropping the boxy shape of previous and current generation Discos.  

EVOLUTION: New Discovery will finally lose the boxiness after five generations.
EVOLUTION: New Discovery will finally lose the boxiness after five generations.

Little has been confirmed regarding the new Discovery, but we do know it will feature world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology, where owners can reconfigure their SUV's seven seats remotely with a smartphone app from anywhere in the world.

Certainly a First World convenience (and something cool to show off), you can also fold the seats via buttons in the luggage area or on the C-pillar, or by using the dashboard's main touchscreen.  

2017 Audi S5 Sportback. Photo: Contributed
2017 Audi S5 Sportback. Photo: Contributed

Another premium busting to show us what's coming is Audi with its 2017 A5 and S5 Sportbacks. The five-door coupes in second-gen guise receive re-engineered suspension and new driver assistance systems, while the S5 Sportbacks score the same new six-cylinder turbo engine (good for 260kW and 500Nm) as found in the S5 coupe.

The long-awaited new version of the Q5 mid-size SUV will also debut.  

Citroen has shown off its new C3 Hatch complete with protective Airbumps for the lower doors (as seen on the C4 Cactus), the compact five-door likely to hit Australia in mid-2017.  

2017 Citroen C3 Hatch. Photo: Contributed
2017 Citroen C3 Hatch. Photo: Contributed

Peugeot has revealed what the all-new 5008 seven-seat SUV will look like too, with Peugeot Australia also anticipating a mid-2017 launch for the model.  

It's the first seven-seat SUV for the marque, and will join Peugeot's updated 2008 and all-new confirmed for Australia 3008 to round out a full range of passenger and SUV vehicles for our market.

2017 Peugeot 5008 seven-seat SUV. Photo: Contributed
2017 Peugeot 5008 seven-seat SUV. Photo: Contributed

The Paris Motor Show kicks off on September 29.  

2017 Renault Alaskan double-cab ute. Photo: Contributed
2017 Renault Alaskan double-cab ute. Photo: Contributed


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