As the first major European show of the season, the 2012 Paris Auto Show is guaranteed to have its share of big-time debuts and significant showcars. When the Paris show opens its doors in late September, the world's automakers will have had seven months since the Geneva show in early March to prepare another wave of interesting new production cars and never-before-seen concepts.
Since Paris serves as the biggest European show of the 2012-'13 season, it will be dominated by notable debuts from some of Europe's biggest brands. Case in point: the Jaguar F-Type. The all-new sports car will make its world debut in Paris alongside the redesigned Range Rover from its sister brand Land Rover.
Mercedes-Benz will roll out its new CLS63 Shooting Brake, an aggressively styled, high-performance wagon that should fit right in with the flashy showcars that inevitably grace the stages in Paris. Look for notable debuts from Audi, BMW and Volkswagen, too, in addition to groundbreaking, new cars from the brands we don't get here in the U.S. Check back here for full coverage starting September 27.