And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup…

“And on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup”…

Why this section? Because there are many new products for the fall, and you definitely expect to see them all on our mini “Mondial de l’auto” page, where you traditionally find new models from all manufacturers.

However, since several manufacturers have chosen not to be present at this edition of the Paris Motor Show 2022, a certain number of new products will not be exhibited at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, and especially the one presented in this article. In order to give you an exhaustive vision and meet your expectations, we have nevertheless chosen to publish them on the Caradisiac mini-site dedicated to the Paris Motor Show, but in a special section “And on the sidelines of the Paris Motor Show Auto” .

Fashion for camping and decorated vans makes car manufacturers very active in the recreational vehicle market. A few days ago, Renault unveiled the Hippie Caviar Motel concept car, announcing a future Kangoo equipped for excursions in nature and nights under the stars. But while we still need to find its final version, Mercedes is shooting first and is already showing the images of the T-Class Marco Polo. Based on the T-Class of the brand with the star, itself designed on the shared chassis with the latest generation Renault Kangoo, it will compete with the Volkswagen Caddy California.

Like its big brother V-Class Marco Polo, this new Marco Polo T-Class is intended for lovers of getting away from it all, who want to cross the threshold of the “van life” that has become so popular in recent years . The small assembled van from the star brand has a bed for two people, the bottom of which folds into the boot when the rear seat is back in place. Mercedes advertises a sleeping surface of two meters long and 1.15 meters wide, but there is no pop-up roof unlike the V-Class Marco Polo. Note that this Marco Polo T-Class is based on the intermediate body length version of the Citan/T-Class, while its future mounted cousin from Renault should favor the long chassis if inspired by the Hippie Caviar concept car Motel.

Mercedes does not yet communicate the prices of the T-Class Marco Polo, but they certainly will not be given. As a reminder, the basic version of its big brother V-Class Marco Polo in France starts at €59,562 without any options. The normal T-class starts at €29,100 and in the motorhome category the Volkswagen Caddy California starts at €37,320. So let’s bet on a base price slightly above this last sum for the Marco Polo T-Class.

Caradisiac, partner at the Paris Motor Show

As in 2018, Caradisiac is again a partner in 2022 of the Mondial de l’Auto, which takes place in Paris from 17 to 23 October. The Caradisiac editorial team will thus be moved to its own stand for the duration of the show to analyse, dissect, photograph and film all the new models. And of course it will also be an opportunity for you to come, as you are used to, to meet our journalists. Which new or used car should you buy? They will answer all your questions. Until then, we at Caradisiac will provide you with all the information that we could get from the manufacturers about their new models.

Useful information

Where : Paris Exhibition Center, Porte de Versailles

When? From Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 October (press day Monday 17)

What hours? From Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22: from 9.30 to 22.30 every day; Sunday 23 October: 9.30am to 7.00pm.

That test of news will take place at the show from 9.30am to 9.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

How many ? Two differentiated prices between week and weekend for adults (€16 and €20); for children aged 7 to 17: €8 and €10 (i.e. 50% reduction).

Free entry for children under 7 years

How ? By taking tickets by following this link, or by logging on to Purchase also possible at the receptions in Pavilion 5.1 (depending on the number of remaining seats)

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