- All-new Focus and Range Rover Evoque
- Skoda extends its Greenline range
- Vauxhall/Opel to unveil Astra GTC concept
As we prepare to give you live coverage of the Paris Motor Show 2010, here's a preview of the star cars that should interest the company car driver.
Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC Paris three-door concept
Could this be the first glimpse of an all-new Astra? There isn't much information around but expect this to be a very close relative to the forthcoming Astra GTC, which replaces the current Sports Hatch. The design has hints of Insignia.
All-new Ford Focus launch
Ford is set to unveil an all-new Focus and the first models to be launched in the UK in March next year. An ST version will follow towards the end of the year.
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI
Audi is will unveil its latest hot hatchback. The A1 gets a 1.4-litre engine with 182bhp, while returning 139g/km CO2 (meaning it'll qualify for 16% company car tax). Fuel economy is 47.9mpg, while the only gearbox available will be a seven-speed automatic.
Renault Laguna updated
Renault's popular Laguna gets a facelift, with the car set to be sold from November this year. There will be a dCi 110 version that emits 120g/km, meaning it will qualify for the lowest 13% company car tax band.
Brand new Range Rover Evoque
There will also be a new Range Rover, called the Evoque. It's based on the Freelander, but majors in fashion rather than function.
Skoda's Greenline range widens
Skoda will announce a new second-generation ‘Greenline' range at Paris with new engines and a slant towards economical motoring. The Yeti and Superb Combi are all-new derivatives, while the Superb, the Fabia estate and the Octavia Greenline models receive updates to improve emissions and economy.
Volkswagen's new Passat
The seventh Passat variant will be launched in Paris, but don't expect major changes from the current car. Expect a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, with the possibility of a hybrid in the future too.