The 2008/2009 auto show season kicks off this year on the river Seine in the city home to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Champs-Elysees: Paris. Formally known as the Mondial de l'Automobile, the biannual Paris motor show is the home turf for Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault; and each French automaker is planning several concept and production-car debuts.

Joining them will be the usual complement of automakers from around the world, launching cars that will not only be sold in Europe but in many cases, the U.S. and worldwide as well. Among the highlights will be Ford will rollout of its all-new 2009 Ford Kuga 2.5, Subaru Forester 2.0D, the oddly fascinating ConceptFASCINATION from Mercedes-Benz, BMW's new X1 compact crossover, a concept crossover from Mini, and Mitsubishi's Lancer Sportback, just to name a few.

Right now we can bring you only a taste of what will be on the menu at Paris, but starting October 2, we'll bring you all of the latest direct from the Porte de Versailles show floor as it happens.

2009 Ford Kuga 2.5
2009 Volkswagen Touareg North Sails
2009 Nissan Note
2010 Kia Soul
2010 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia
BMW X1
Chevrolet Orlando Show Car
Chrysler Grand Voyager 25th Anniversary Edition
Citroen C3 Picasso
Citroen Hypnos Concept
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Jeep Compass Overland
Jeep Patriot Back Country
Mini Crossover Concept
Mitsubishi Lancer Racing
Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION
Renault Kangoo be bop
Renault Ondelios
Renault Ondelios
Ssangyong C200