Fri, October 08, 2010

2010 Paris Auto Show

2010 Paris Motor Show to feature over 300 models

The 2010 Paris Motor Show is to kick off to the press on Thursday and to the public on October 2, featuring more than 300 models from 20 countries of the global car manufacturers at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. Full story

BACKGROUND

2010 Paris Auto Show

Alternating years with the Frankfurt Auto Show, Paris is one of the major highlights on the automtoive calendar. The 2010 Paris Auto Show will be held from September 30 to October 17.

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2010-09-30 06:53:42 GMT SINA.com The Peugeot electric Light City Car or VLV built in 1941 is displayed at the Peugeot showroom on the Champs Elysee in Paris Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 ahead of the opening of the Paris Auto Show. To offset the lack of fuel and materials during World War II, Peugeot designed 377 small electric vehicles enabling two people to get around within a limited range of approximately 70km. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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2010-09-30 06:34:03 GMT SINA.com This year's Paris auto show will mark the start of the electric-vehicle era as global automakers unveil EVs aimed at the mass market.

Peugeot electric Light City Car or VLV

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Porsche 911 Speedster

2010-09-30 07:30:43 GMT SINA.com Porsche has just announced that along with the new Carrera GTS model it will also unveil a limited edition 911 Speedster model at the Paris Auto Show.

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2011 Bentley Continental GT W12 To Start at $192,495

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Peugeot EX1 two seater roadster

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BMW 6-Series Concept

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2010-09-30 07:14:10 GMT SINA.com MINI is set to debut a new electric scooter concept at the Paris Auto Show, under the auspices of the MINI E brand. With an integrated electric motor and MINI design cues (like the rear-view mirrors and oval headlamp), the MINI Scooter should provide consumers with a hip alternative to the trendy gasoline scooters populating urban centers, as well as cheaper models from China.

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