Oh La La: “Emily in Paris” with Cool Cars

“Emily in Paris” made its Netflix debut in 2020. The program centers on Emily, a young marketing professional from Chicago who is brought to Paris to offer a French marketing agency an American viewpoint. The third season of the hit show released earlier this morning to critical acclaim.

The program, as teased in the title, is set in Paris, France, and several sequences show folks cruising the streets in various vehicles. Too often French influence in automobiles is often forgotten but this show helps to highlight several vehicles that are worthy of high-praise.

Citroen 2CV
Citroen 2CV – Carlisle Events photo

Citroen 2CV: The French automaker Citroen built the tiny, front-engine, front-wheel-drive 2CV (short for “deux chevaux-vapeur,” or “two steam horses”) from 1948 to 1990. The 2CV’s straightforward, tough form mirrored its intended use as a practical, inexpensive vehicle that could convey a farmer and his produce to a market.

The 2CV had a body composed of lightweight, corrosion-resistant materials with a compact, air-cooled, two-cylinder engine. It was well-liked by drivers who had to travel on bumpy or uneven roads because of its soft suspension and comfy ride.

Peugeot 308 GTi: From 2014 through 2018, the French automaker Peugeot developed the Peugeot 308 GTi, a small sports car. Its foundation is the 2007-released Peugeot 308, a small hatchback.

Peugeot 308 SW
Peugeot 308 SW (Image courtesy of Stellantis)

Depending on the model, the 308 GTi’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine can produce up to 270 horsepower. It has a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission, and it has sporty suspension and braking systems.

Renault Clio: Since 1990, the French automaker Renault has been manufacturing the tiny, front-engine, front-wheel-drive Renault Clio. It has been offered in numerous nations and is a well-liked model in Europe.

Renault Clio
Renault Clio (Image courtesy of Renault)

The Clio is provided with a variety of engines, including gasoline, diesel, and hybrid powertrains, and it is available in a range of body types, including a hatchback, a sedan, and a station wagon. It has won multiple honors over the years and is renowned for its chic look, usefulness, and fuel efficiency.

Renault Clio
Renault Clio (Image courtesy of Renault)

As described here, French automobiles are renowned for their elegant styling, cutting-edge technology, and high standards of refinement and comfort. Numerous French automakers place a high priority on sustainability and are dedicated to creating cutting-edge powertrain technology that lower emissions and boost fuel economy.

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