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Highlights From The Paris Show

The biennial Paris Motor Show kicked off under the motto: "The future, now" with a focus on lighter, slicker cars and electric and hybrid vehicles.

Returning and newcomer manufacturers launched production models and concept cars with an eye on sustainable mobility, demonstrated spectacularly by Mercedes-Benz’ "Electric Drive."

Some exciting new releases include Audi’s new Sportback with special features for the mobile generation, Jaguar’s return to the sports car with the new F type, a brand new — 420 kg (925 pounds) lighter —Range Rover. Volkswagen’s seventh generation Golf, one of the best-selling models in history, and a revolutionary supercar from McLaren are also among the highlights.

Click ahead for some of the hottest new releases from Europe’s biggest car makers at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

By Bianca Schlotterbeck
Posted 1 Oct. 2012

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