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Paris Motor Show

WHEN SEP 27-28, 2012 WHERE Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, Paris, France

URL www.mondial-automobile.com

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    Teased: Skoda previews sleek new Fabia hatch
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    The Škoda Fabia has been on the world market for seven years now, which means it's about time for replacement. And that's just what Škoda has in store. The Czech hatch is based on the Volkswagen Polo, but offers a bit more space for a bit less money than its German counterpart,...

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    Official: 2016 Mazda2 revealed ahead of Paris debut [w/videos] [UPDATE]
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    Small cars may be big business, but the world's automakers don't seem to be in any particular rush to keep them fresh. The new Smart Fortwo unveiled yesterday replaces a model that's already been around for seven years, one based on a structure dating back to the late '90s. The new Opel Corsa...

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    Official: Opel launches new Corsa hatchback [w/videos]
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    Though its brand portfolio may have shrunk in recent years with the loss of Oldsmobile, Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, General Motors still sells its wares around the world under a wide array of brands: Chevy, Buick, Cadillac and GMC in its home market, Holden in Australia, and a whole mess of...

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    Video: Smart previews new city cars in teaser clip
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    Smart has tried its darnedest to diversify. It introduced the Smart Roadster in 2003 and the Forfour in 2004. It even did the Crossblade speedster in 2002. But each of those has fallen by the wayside, leaving the Fortwo as its only product. But that's all about to change. After a long string...

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    Rumormill: Bentley plotting Mulsanne performance model for Paris debut
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    Between three distinct body styles and numerous engine specifications, Bentley has made more versions of the Continental over the years than we would care to count. But one thing it has, by and (very) large left alone is the Mulsanne. Sure, it's done some special editions and some extra...

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    Official: Peugeot celebrates with 208-hp 208 GTi anniversary edition
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    Though American hot hatch enthusiasts might more readily equate the letters GTI with Volkswagen, our European counterparts would equally associate them with Peugeot. In fact, it's been 30 years since the French automaker introduced the first 205 GTi, and to celebrate that milestone, it's...

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    Official: VW gets sketchy with next Euro Passat
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    The schism that separates the European-market Volkswagen Passat and its American-built cousin is evidently only set to widen, as renderings have officially been released showing off the next-generation Euro-market Passat sedan, and it looks quite different than our larger, less costly family...

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    Teased: Jaguar shows off production XE body in camo
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    Jaguar turned to Twitter and Facebook to reveal the production form of its coming XE sedan that we'll see for real at the Paris Motor Show. This is the first of a series of show-offs, Jaguar planning to wrap the bodywork in see-through camo that shows off the aluminum monocoque and other...

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    Official: Citroën C4 Cactus production model keeps it weird and bumpy [w/video]
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    This is the new Citroën C4 Cactus, and it's what you get when you combine the designs of a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and a Jeep Cherokee with a hint of woodie wagon. This is a fascinating and thoughtful little package, even if you aren't attracted by its appearance. The Airbump...

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    Report: Fiat 500X poised for Paris catwalk
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    We've known for some time that the new, Fiat-based baby Jeep (which may or may not be called the Jeepster) is set to arrive at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. What we weren't sure of was whether its platform mate, the so-called Fiat 500X, would be doing so alongside or at a later date. Well,...

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    Report: Jaguar to reveal small sedan at Paris show
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    Small sedans are big business for luxury automakers. The C-Class is the top seller for Mercedes-Benz, much as the 3 Series is for BMW, but Jaguar has historically missed out on that market. Its last attempt, the X-Type, proved woefully inadequate, and Jaguar hasn't attempted to take on that...

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    Report: Tear gas fired at PSA job protesters outside of Paris Motor Show
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    Police in Paris fired tear gas at demonstrators outside of the Paris Motor Show today. Around 1,000 protesters showed up in an attempt to break through police lines and gain access to the show in a demonstration against further austerity measures. The group included workers from a PSA Peugeot...

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    Report: What's next for Jaguar after F-Type? A small sedan and a utility vehicle
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    Porsche's heart lives in the rear end of the 911. The heart of Mercedes-Benz resides more in the brand values of the Three-Pointed Star than any one model. Mini is defined by petite packages wrapped in giant amounts of sass. Since the end of the Series III XJ in 1992, however, what has...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive laps Ascari
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    A philosophical question from your automotive enthusiast future: does a supercar need to make noise in order to be a supercar? The easy answer might be no. If they're more powerful, do everything faster, attract the opposite sex, cost a gang of money and look better in orange than actual...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz previews next S-Class with Aesthetics S Concept
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    Mercedes-Benz took a moment at the Paris Motor Show to display its Aesthetics S Concept. Built as a combination static, physical sculpture and audio-visual presentation, the design exercise lends a glimpse at what we can expect to see from the next-generation S-Class. Mercedes-Benz projected a...

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    Report: Mercedes B-Class headed to America... but only as an EV?
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    The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a promising, small family vehicle, but Car and Driver is reporting that the new B-Class is only coming to the U.S. as the zero-emission Electric Drive model. It would appear that if Mercedes does proceed with this plan, it will likely be positioned as a premium...

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    Official: Ferrari FF gets sweeping panoramic roof option
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    Perhaps overshadowed at the Paris Motor Show by the carbon fiber chassis bits of the still unnamed Enzo successor, was news from Ferrari about a roof. The oddball Italian supercar maker has announced that its FF will now be available with a full-length panoramic roof – the first of its...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #302
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    Paris Motor Show highlights, Nissan 240Z, BMW 3 Series vs. Cadillac ATS, Acura NSX-lite Episode #302 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Chris Paukert talk about the highlights from the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the possibility of a new Nissan 240Z, The BMW 3...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #302 LIVE!
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    We record Episode #302 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at...

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    Report: VW Bulli production hopes dead, 313-mpg XL1 coming next year
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    Volkswagen had a lot going on at this year's Paris Motor Show, including, it seems, dishing to Britain's What Car? about some product plans. VW board member Ulrich Hackenberg has gone on record saying that the Bulli concept van, as shown at the last Geneva Motor Show, is not currently planned...

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