Paris Motor Show 2012

Sep 27, 2012, 10:51 AM IST
 Skoda Auto CEO Winfried Vahland presents new Skoda Rapid car during Volkswagen Group Night Show on the eve of Paris Motor Show opening in Paris on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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Skoda Auto CEO Winfried Vahland presents new Skoda Rapid car during Volkswagen Group Night Show on the eve of Paris Motor Show opening in Paris on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio arrives for a speech at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio arrives for a speech at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

 Porsche AG President and CEO Matthias Müller speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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Porsche AG President and CEO Matthias Müller speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Schreiber speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Schreiber speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann speaks at the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

Cars are displayed at the end of the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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Cars are displayed at the end of the Volkswagen Group Night, in Paris, Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, prior to the Paris Auto Show that will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

A worker cleans the floor next to a covered Infiniti car in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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A worker cleans the floor next to a covered Infiniti car in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Worker cleans the floor next to Mercedes cars in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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Worker cleans the floor next to Mercedes cars in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

A worker dust off a a Infiniti FX30d in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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A worker dust off a a Infiniti FX30d in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

A worker walks past a covered Fiat Panda as preparation goes on for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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A worker walks past a covered Fiat Panda as preparation goes on for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Workers cover a Mercedes Class A in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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Workers cover a Mercedes Class A in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Workers polish a Peugeot concept car in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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Workers polish a Peugeot concept car in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Workers dust off a Mercedes Class A in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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Workers dust off a Mercedes Class A in preparation for the upcoming Auto Show in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

A hostess poses next to the Kia Carens, a compact MPV, during the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The Paris Auto Show will open its gates to the public from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.
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A hostess poses next to the Kia Carens, a compact MPV, during the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The Paris Auto Show will open its gates to the public from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14.

A hostess poses inside the new KIA Pro_cee'd 3 Door Hatchback during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A hostess poses inside the new KIA Pro_cee'd 3 Door Hatchback during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

A hostess poses next to a Smart forstars, an electric concept car, during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A hostess poses next to a Smart forstars, an electric concept car, during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Hostesses pose next to a Hyundai i30 family car during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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Hostesses pose next to a Hyundai i30 family car during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 The new KIA Pro_cee'd 3 Door Hatchback is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new KIA Pro_cee'd 3 Door Hatchback is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

A model poses next to the new Opel Adam during a press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A model poses next to the new Opel Adam during a press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 Dr. Ralf D. Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar LandRover Limited, poses next to a new Jaguar F-Type during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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Dr. Ralf D. Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar LandRover Limited, poses next to a new Jaguar F-Type during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Susan Docherty, President of Chevrolet Europe poses next to the new mini SUV Chevrolet Trax at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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Susan Docherty, President of Chevrolet Europe poses next to the new mini SUV Chevrolet Trax at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new mini SUV Chevrolet Trax on display during a press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new mini SUV Chevrolet Trax on display during a press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The Peugeot Onyx Concept car is shown at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The Peugeot Onyx Concept car is shown at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

A hostess poses next to the new Peugeot 2008 Concept during media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A hostess poses next to the new Peugeot 2008 Concept during media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 The Toyota Auris Hybrid car is on display during the media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The Toyota Auris Hybrid car is on display during the media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Paris-based Renault and Japan-based Nissan, poses next to the new Renault Clio IV during a media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Paris-based Renault and Japan-based Nissan, poses next to the new Renault Clio IV during a media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 The new Jaguar F-Type is on display during the media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Jaguar F-Type is on display during the media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 A hostess poses next to a Mazda Infiniti Emerg-e during the media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
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A hostess poses next to a Mazda Infiniti Emerg-e during the media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

 The new Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The Suzuki S-Cross Concept is displayed during media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The Suzuki S-Cross Concept is displayed during media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept car is displayed during media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept car is displayed during media day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new Mini Paceman on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Mini Paceman on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle) on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle) on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

 The new Jaguar F-Type is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new Jaguar F-Type is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new KIA Pro_cee'd 3 Door Hatchback is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new KIA Pro_cee'd 3 Door Hatchback is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

An employee stands in a Citroen DS3 Cabrio during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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An employee stands in a Citroen DS3 Cabrio during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

A Citroen DS3 Cabrio is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A Citroen DS3 Cabrio is on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

A hostess poses next to a Jeep grand cherokee during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A hostess poses next to a Jeep grand cherokee during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

A hostess poses next to a Jeep Wrangler during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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A hostess poses next to a Jeep Wrangler during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The BMW Concept Active Tourer on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The BMW Concept Active Tourer on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The BMW Concept Active Tourer on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The BMW Concept Active Tourer on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

The new McLaren 12C Spider on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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The new McLaren 12C Spider on display during the press day at the Paris Auto Show, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.