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Paris Motor Show 2010 opens for business

Our experts are there to bring you the latest

Ford Focus ST

Focus ST uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo

The 2010 Paris Motor Show has opened for business, and the experts at Which? Car are there to bring you live updates on the cars being launched.

Among the most exciting new production cars on show in Paris are the new 246bhp Ford Focus ST, which will doubtless have all the on-road angst of its predecessor, and the Hyundai ix20, a sporty new mini-MPV that’s based on the same platform as the Kia Venga.

But perhaps more importantly (given the current economic climate) there are plenty of ultra-efficient cars, too. There’s the new Honda Jazz Hybrid – the first-ever hybrid supermini – and Volvo’s load-lugging V50 DRIVe, which emits just 99g/km of CO2.

Paris concept cars

Kia Pop

The Kia Pop is a small city car concept that will debut at the Paris Motor Show

As usual, there’s a raft of quirky concept cars to feast your eyes on. Most telling is the new Vauxhall GTC Paris. With a distinctive coupe-like appearance, this car hints strongly at what the new three-door Astra hatchback will look like.

Also on show is the new Kia Pop, an all-electric city car concept that’s less than three metres long. We don’t reckon much (if any) of the funky purple detailing will make production, but the overall shape could give clues about a future sub-Picanto Kia.

We’ll be reporting live from the show this week, so be sure to check back for updates. You can also follow us on Twitter, where we’ll be post photos and videos of the latest models.

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