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TOTD: What Was Your Favorite 2014 Paris Motor Show Debut?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/3/2014 Kelly Pleskot

Kicking off the auto show season in style, Paris brought out a number of delectable debuts to whet our appetites for the new products on the horizon. The theme on the showroom floor was beauty and efficiency, and we saw plenty examples of that. From a racy hybrid Infiniti concept to an electrified Lamborghini, automakers let loose some of their best cars once again this year. But which was your favorite? Before you answer that, here is a refresher on what we saw in Paris:


Jaguar XE – Jag's new compact sedan is finally here. Lighter than a comparable Lexus IS 350 F Sport and BMW 335i, will the XE be able to crush its competition? 2016 Jaguar XE Front Three Quarter View 2© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Jaguar XE Front Three Quarter View 2

Volkswagen XL Sport Concept – This concept is a sportier version of VW's XL1 hypermiler, and packs a V-Twin engine sourced from a Ducati Superleggera. Its small two-cylinder engine produces 197 hp -- not bad for motorcycle engine.

Lamborghini Asterion – This concept looks like it was heavily inspired by the Lambos of the 1970s. Loaded with a 5.2-liter V-10 engine and three electric motors, the hybrid exotic produces 897 horses. Lamborghini Asterion Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Lamborghini Asterion Concept

Land Rover Discovery Sport – The Discovery is the new baby of the Land Rover family. It almost fooled us for a Range Rover.

Mercedes-AMG GT – The Porsche 911 gets some competition. Though the GT was unveiled last month, it made its auto show debut in Paris. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S makes 503 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque from a new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. 2016 Mercedes AMG GT Front Three Quarter View© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mercedes AMG GT Front Three Quarter View

Ferrari 458 Speciale A – If the 458 Spider wasn't enough, the 458 Speciale A kicks up the topless Ferrari goodness a notch with 596 hp from its 4.5-liter V-8. Only 499 copies will be sold.

Renault Eolab Concept – Thanks to its aerodynamic design and hybrid powertrain, this sleek four-door hatchback achieves roughly 235 mpg by U.S. standards. Renault Eolab concept© Provided by MotorTrend Renault Eolab concept

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept – This swoopy hybrid sedan offers advanced autonomous driving technologies and the ability to switch between all- and rear-wheel drive.

Toyota C-HR Concept – Toyota says this two-door crossover shows a new design language that represents the "future direction for Toyota vehicles." We doubt that the exaggerated LEDs, huge five-spoke wheels, and protruding rear end will make their way to a future production model. Toyota C HR Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Toyota C HR Concept

Fiat 500X – Fiat's first true crossover competitor, if you don't count the 500L wagon, shares a platform with the Jeep Renegade. Inside is a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Nissan Pulsar Nismo – Nissan is back with a lightweight hot hatch to compete with the Focus ST and VW GTI. Sadly, we probably won't get it in the U.S.

Peugeot Quartz Concept – This 500-hp hybrid crossover wouldn't be complete without red accent lighting, two spoilers, and massive 23-inch wheels. Peugeot Quartz Concept Passenger Profile 4© Provided by MotorTrend Peugeot Quartz Concept Passenger Profile 4

Audi TT Sportback Concept – Audi brought out the TT family, including the TT 2+2 coupe, the two-seat TTS roadster, and the souped-up 400-hp TT Sportback concept.

Renault Espace – According to Renault, this crossover provides a comfortable and occupant-friendly cabin, including a unique floating center console. Five- and seven-seat versions will be available in Europe. From a certain angle, it looks a bit like a minivan. Renault Espace At 2014 Paris Motor Show Rear Three Quarter View 2© Provided by MotorTrend Renault Espace At 2014 Paris Motor Show Rear Three Quarter View 2

So which one makes the biggest impact? Let us know in the comments below.

Lamborghini Asterion Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Lamborghini Asterion Concept

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