Over 1.2 million people are expected to pour into the exhibit center at Porte de Versailles for the biennial Paris Motor Show this weekend.
The show includes 100 world premieres of luxury cars, practical autos and electric and hybrid vehicles.
Among the new releases is Ford's seven-seater S-Max, which comes at a time of profit downgrades and disappointing sales figures for the U.S. company. There's also the Ferrari 458 Speciale A, which the Italian automaker claimed is the "star of the show". The brand behind the famous "prancing horse" logo hasn't been without its fair share of setbacks this year, however, and a change of management has many expecting a direction change in the years ahead.
Click ahead for some of the hottest new releases from Europe's biggest carmakers at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
By Matt Clinch; additional reporting by Nancy Hulgrave
Posted 3 Oct. 2014