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Looking ahead to the 2014 Paris Motor Show (pictures)

Let's take a moment to marvel at the debuts and concepts we expect to see in the City of Light's prestigious auto show this year.

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Antuan Goodwin
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1 of 19 Volvo

Volvo XC90

As we approach the 2014 Paris Motor Show, we take a moment to look ahead at the debuts and concepts that we expect to see in the City of Light.

First up: Volvo's XC90 will feature the next generation of the automaker's infotainment technology.

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2 of 19 Mini

Mini Superleggera Vision Touring concept

The Mini Superleggera Vision Touring concept is an effort to make a lighter, performance-oriented Cabriolet.

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3 of 19 Mini

Mini Cooper five-door

The automaker will also be showcasing the larger, five-door version of its production Cooper hatchback at the show.

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4 of 19 Peugeot

Peugeot Quartz concept

The Peugeot Quartz Concept is a futuristic take on the crossover from the French automaker.

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5 of 19 Infiniti

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

The Q80 Inspiration concept will be Infiniti's showcase car at the Paris Motor Show, and a major indicator of the company's direction.

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6 of 19 Citroen

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L

The Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept may not look it, but the automaker claims the streamlined crossover is good for up to 141 mpg.

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7 of 19 Lamborghini

Lamborghini mystery car

Lamborghini's upcoming debut is shrouded in mystery. No one knows what to expect from the exotic automaker.

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8 of 19 Toyota

Toyota C-HR concept

The C-HR is a hybrid crossover concept by Toyota. After spending time with the Lexus NX crossover, we've got high hopes.

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9 of 19 Mazda

Mazda2

Paris is the first place we'll see the compact Mazda2 in the sheet metal.

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10 of 19 Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

Smart ForTwo, ForFour

The diminutive Smart ForTwo improves, but retains its city-friendly footprint. The new ForFour, on the other hand, grows to accommodate two more passengers.

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11 of 19 Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-AMG GT

The successor to the mighty SLS AMG is set to make a big splash by the Seine.

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12 of 19 Honda

Honda HR-V

Smaller than the CR-V, the HR-V borrows a few tricks from the new Honda Fit -- including the versatile Magic Seat.

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13 of 19 Citroen

Citroen DS Divine concept

Citroen is bringing a handsome looking concept, both curvaceous and sharply angled.

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14 of 19 Audi

Audi TT Roadster

Audi's next-generation TT returns to the car show circuit, this time without its top. Rumor has it that the automaker will also be bringing a new Sportback model.

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15 of 19 Kia Motors

Kia Sorento

The production version of the next Kia Sorento will feature many of the same improvements brought to the brand by the latest Sedona.

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16 of 19 Fiat

Fiat 500X

Fiat is being coy about showing us its new 500X crossover, but we've had peeks at the notchbacked profile.

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17 of 19 Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S

It just wouldn't be an international car show without yet another Mitsubishi Outlander concept. As the plug-in hybrid nears production, we wonder if it might be Mitsubishi's last hurrah.

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18 of 19 Jaguar

Jaguar XE

Riding high on the critical acclaim given its F-Type Coupe and Roadster, Jaguar prepares to strike again with a new 3-Series competitor.

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19 of 19 Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack takes the new Golf Variant (the former Jetta Sportwagen) and raises it up to challenge Subaru's XV Crosstrek.

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