Is the Mondial de l’auto still interesting?


Do you have to go to Paris Porte de Versailles, to come and walk the aisles of the Paris Motor Show 2022? The famous Mondial de l’auto has particularly changed in recent years. With component shortages as new forms of communication emerge, few manufacturers still see it as a great opportunity launch. The living room is a little emptier, but it is not meaningless. It even shows a very good representation of a market in a decisive period: many Chinese brands have made the trip.

On Sunday, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron celebrated the opening of the automotive meeting by giving a boost to the ecological bonus. He also specified the deadlines for the next electric car at €100 per month promised by the Government. For French manufacturers, the opportunity to talk about them. Renault took the opportunity to present a new neo-retro concept, this time of 4L (after the R5). At Peugeot, we come instead to present the new 100% electric 408, with its particularly unclassifiable lines. Finally, at Dacia, the novelty does not make you dream at first sight (it is an engine) but announces the arrival of hybridization at the brand.

News from the Paris Motor Show

Peugeot 408, new concept of Renault 4L, hybridization at Dacia at less than 23,000 euros… the Paris Motor Show is an opportunity to see several new features all the same. We add the Jeep Avenger, which is none other than the very first electric Jeep, just like the new range of the Chinese manufacturer BYD. To find a little passion and hope in the French automotive industry, we can also look at the new start-up Hopium and its prototype Machina, which aims to produce luxury hydrogen sedans by 2025, in Norman factories. The show will also be an opportunity to talk with the new teams of Mobilize, the new brand focused on new mobility at Renault, which has just announced the arrival of electric charging stations up to 400 kW.

List of manufacturers present at the show:

  • Alpine
  • BYD
  • Dacia
  • DS
  • Fisker
  • Great Wall Motors
  • Hopium
  • Jeep
  • NamX
  • Peugeot
  • Renault

The harsh reality of the living room

Canceled in 2020 due to sanitary conditions, the Paris Motor Show 2022 (Mondial de Paris) returns in 2022 but accuses a large number of absent manufacturers. And among the brands present, such as Peugeot and Renault, we will not find any great novelty. We would have liked to find, for example, a 100% electric Peugeot 308, but we will still have to wait. Do not count, either, on the German manufacturers, they are all absent. The same goes for exceptional brands like the Italians Ferrari and Lamborghini. Even if a few cars will be present in the aisles, they can be counted on the fingers of one hand. We advise you to visit the stand of the YouTube channel Vilbebrequin, which exhibits its transformed Multipla (1000Tipla) as well as a Pagani Huayra and a Porsche Carrera GT.

List of absent builders:

  • Abarth
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Citroen
  • fiat
  • hyundai
  • Kia
  • Lamborghini
  • land rover
  • Lexus
  • maserati
  • Porsche
  • seat
  • Skoda
  • Toyota
  • volkswagen

In the context, few automotive novelties are to be discovered at the moment. The shortage of components, with the war in Ukraine, has further complicated the industry. Namely that in view of this list of absent manufacturers, the show has merged with the show for Equip Auto pros. Other stands are therefore to be discovered, but move away from the main subject of the general public automobile.

“I have never experienced a phase of upheaval, change, perhaps even revolution like the one we are experiencing today. At the moment, we are combining electrification, connectivity, the start of autonomous driving, changes in the interaction with customers. All of this focuses on a cycle of time that is very, very short. In the next 5 years, we will have as many changes as we have seen in the last 50”told us Xavier Chardon, the new CEO of Volkswagen Group France last month.

Dates and ticket prices for the Paris World Cup

In terms of practical information, the Mondial de Paris is held from Tuesday October 18 to Sunday October 22. The halls will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The appointment is always given at the Parc des expositions, at the Porte de Versailles in Paris. To buy your tickets, we recommend that you go through the online ticket office in order to wait less long and avoid finding yourself unable to return if the physical ticket office has no remaining places.

Entrance prices vary according to the dates. You will pay less on weekdays than on weekends. Thereby, an entry ticket to the Mondial de Paris 2022 for an adult costs €16 on weekdays and €20 on weekends. For children, €8 and €10. The lounge is accessible free of charge for children under 7 years old.

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