The wraps have come off another batch of exciting new models and concepts at this year's Paris motor show, making it one of the most important in recent years.

New hot hatches from Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Mini, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen promise a bright future for compact performance.

While concepts from BMW and Lexus point to next generation versions of their entry level luxury sedans and hatches.

As well, wild concepts from Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot confirm alternative energy propulsion doesn't have to be boring.

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