Three new vehicles debuting at the Paris motor show this week will show investors and consumers the challenges facing the global car industry as it grapples with the biggest technological changes in a century. A new BMW 3-series sedan, the latest in a line of cars that defined the concept of a premium sports sedan, will aim to reinvigorate a range that has ceded ground to SUVs and electric drives, while the Mercedes GLE marks an attempt to take an SUV to a new level, with some autonomous driving features. And the Peugeot e-Legend concept stands for what car makers need to do next, and fast: design electrified vehicles that are appealing and profitable. The new generation BMW 3-series sedan will immediately fight for attention with a different car bearing the "3" designation — Tesla Inc’s electric Model 3. Big seller Tesla’s Model 3 is now out-selling the BMW 3 in the US, although BMW 3 by far remains the bigger seller worldwide. Tesla’s all-electric car challenges BMW and other trad...

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