If you want a car that looks as fierce and funky as the G-Shock watch, but you don't enjoy crossovers, the Citroen C3 is pretty much your only choice.
It's also smart, but not in the Daimler sense. Making its debut on the C3 is ConnectedCAM, an HD video system that can capture crashes or other unforeseen events. As for the engines, they are relevant, but a little dull. The base one is a 1.0-liter PureTech with 68 PS, followed by the 1.2-liter with 82 PS and a turbo version of that with 110 PS. Diesel options include 75 and 100 PS versions of the 1.6 that's on the 208.
If you're one of those people that think Citroen has stopped making cool executive saloons, you should also heck out the CXperience Concept in Paris. Its body, measuring 4.85 meters (15.9 feet) hides a yellow+wood interior that belongs in a furniture store.
Like most concepts, it's also got a plug-in hybrid powertrain believed to preview the C6 (for China). Highlights include being able to travel up to 60 kilometers on a full charge and delivering up to 300 horsepower to the road.
And finally, we have the third debut, which is a thinly disguised preview of 2017 C3 WRC race car. It's got huge aero elements and a whopping 380 horsepower. Next year's season promises to be the most action-packed one in many years. We don't know if Citroen has still got it, but at least the WRC Concept designed for Paris looks the part.