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Paris Motor Show:

The Paris Motor Show will open with a number of brands hoping to create some buzz. Renault’s (OTCPK:RNSDF) Alpine brand will show off the lightweight A110 R and a concept vehicle called the Alpenglow. Meanwhile, Renault’s budget brands will reveal the all-electric Manifesto off-road vehicle.

Chinese automaker BYD Company (OTCPK:BYDDF) will display the Atto compact full-electric crossover, the Tang midsize crossover and the Han midsize sedan in hopes of creating engagement for the brand in Europe. Another Chinese automaker, Great Wall Motor Company (OTCPK:GWLLF), is anticipated to show its Funky Cat compact EV model and detail plans for European expansion for Ora and the Wey brand.

Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) will have a big presence in Paris with the public debit of the Peugeot fastback 408. The model is said to be designed for efficiency and intelligent electrification, with two 180 hp and 225 hp rechargeable hybrid engines. The Jeep brand will introduce the all-new fully electric Jeep Avenger in Paris and showcase other all-electric models. Premium Stellantis brand DS Automobiles will feature the DS 7 with its 360 hp plug-in hybrid performance package.

Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:MBGAF) is not planning on having a stand at the show, but will reveal the EQE SUV at the Rodin Museum in Paris during the weeek. Independent German electric vehicle manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile SE will be presenting its new vehicle lineup, which includes the 2022 urban BEV e.wave X as well as a new urban delivery EV.

One of the mostly highly-anticipated vehicles to be displayed in Paris will be the Fisker (NYSE:FSR) Ocean midsize SUV that is set for mass production in November. The EV startup will display a production-intent top trim Fisker Ocean Extreme and is expected to issue new details on Ocean pricing, performance, and features. Finally, a sleeper at the auto show could be Vietnamese automaker Vinfast with its VF9 electric SUV. The reveal will be ahead of a planned launch in Europe and the U.S. Of note, Vinfast parent Vingroup is reportedly still considering an IPO in the U.S.