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Full 2014 Paris Motor Show Coverage

October 9th, 2014 at 11:36am

Catch up with our full roster of Paris Motor Show coverage! With interviews ranging from Peugeot‘s battery-less hybrid car to Lamborghini‘s stunning Asterion concept to Audi‘s decluttered approach to the TT interior, there’s something for everyone.

Click the Play button above to watch all of Autoline’s coverage in one convenient spot. Or, jump to your favorite individual interview below.

Lamborghini President & CEO Stephan Winkelmann
Mercedes-Benz AMG R&D Jochen Hermann
Peugeot Head of Project V2L Ladimir Prince
Hyundai Motor Europe Head of Product Mgmt. Christian Loeer
Fiat Brand Designer Roberto Giolito on the 500X
Renault Head of Eolab Laurent Taupin
Audi of America President Scott Keogh
Toyota Europe Design and Development General Manager Lance Scott
Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonso Albasia
Fiat Brand Designer Roberto Giolito on the 1956 Fiat 500 Buck

Fiat’s Wooden Buck, Practical Tool, Work of Art – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 8:39pm

There are a lot of pie-in-the-sky, 5-MPH concepts on the floor of an auto show, but one of Fiat’s eye-catching displays has to be the winner for “least drivable” car in Paris. This original wooden buck dates back to 1956 and today is symbolic of the quality and attention to detail the brand aspires to. Roberto Giolito explains how it was used.

Infiniti Q80 Concept Biggest They’ve Ever Built – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 8:25pm

It’s what Autoline deems, hands down, the most dramatic concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show: the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration. And, Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa tells John McElroy it is without a doubt the biggest it’s ever built. So what impact will this larger-than-life concept have on the real products on dealer lots?

Renault 1L Eolab Bests VW in Function, Style – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 7:21pm

The Renault Eolab may be a concept on the Paris Motor Show floor, but drivable prototypes are around the corner. Laurent Taupin, Project Chief of the Eolab, says the prototypes will even carry through most of the flair of the model on the turntable, all while getting a head-turning 250 MPG. How did they do it, and what is the ultimate fate of this one-liter wonder?

Fiat 500X Design Eschews Redundancy, Embraces Purity – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 5:38pm

If you’re wondering what the difference is between the Fiat 500L and the just revealed 500X, Fiat-Chrysler’s European design chief has the answer. The two projects had completely different goals, and for its part the 500X is said to merge agility, energy and pureness of design. Roberto Giolito gives John McElroy the full explanation.

Hyundai i20 Aims for C-segment Features in a B-segment car – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 3:52pm

The next generation of Hyundai’s Euro-centric i20 offers more. More room, more features and even more mature styling. Christian Loeer, Head of Product and Pricing for Hyundai Motor Europe says the company aimed to provide C-segment features in a B-segment package.

Bridgestone Growing Sustainable Tires in the Desert – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 3:25pm

Using the guayule bush the Bridgestone tire company has committed to 100 percent sustainability by 2050. Michael Martini, President, OE Operations for Bridgestone Americas explains how that will happen and how the company will spread its message as a major sponsor of the Olympic games.

The Engineering Secrets of the Mercedes-AMG GT – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 1:01pm

It’s not another SLS. The Mercedes-AMG GT goes in a new direction as the company aims to take down Porsche’s 911. Jochen Hermann, AMG R&D, explains what makes the car so different including some of the secrets engineers used to reduce the car’s weight.

Peugeot’s 120 MPG Hybrid Runs on Compressed Nitrogen – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 11:51am

The latest hybrid from Peugeot doesn’t use a single battery cell. Instead it stores energy in the form of compressed nitrogen. Ladamir Prince, the head of the company’s innovation lab explains how the system works, why Peugeot has gone with such an unconventional technology and when we can expect the finished product.

Audi TTS Declutters Driver Experience – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 9:36am

Audi of America President Scott Keogh says that the Audi TTS is a return to the pure sports car experience of the 1960s. Designers employed technology to declutter the interior and remove extraneous controls for functions like HVAC and infotainment.