In Pictures: 2010 Paris Motor Show

Latest designs for a carbon-conscious world headlined on Thursday as global carmakers rolled out their latest high-tech concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, hoping for rebound in a struggling car market. Hybrids and other fuel-efficient but lower-emission concept cars took front place as top executives strolled out onto well-lit stages to trumpet their engineering innovations and strategies to tap hot car markets like China.

  • A Porsche SE 911 Speedster automobile, center, sits on display between two Porsche SE Carrera 911 GTS automobiles on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Porsche SE 911 Speedster automobile, center, sits on display between two Porsche SE Carrera 911 GTS automobiles on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The 2011 Range Rover Evoque sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe 2011 Range Rover Evoque sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Citroen Revolte electric concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrA Citroen Revolte electric concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The new Citroen DS4 sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe new Citroen DS4 sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The new Ferrari SA Aperta sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe new Ferrari SA Aperta sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Jaguar CX75 electric car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Jaguar CX75 electric car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Maserati GranTurismo MC sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Maserati GranTurismo MC sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Opel (Vauxhall) Astra GTC sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Opel (Vauxhall) Astra GTC sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Mini Scooter E Concept sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrA Mini Scooter E Concept sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Peugeot BB1 electric concept car is seen on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Peugeot BB1 electric concept car is seen on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Citroen Survolt Concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Citroen Survolt Concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The new Bugatti Super Sport 16.4 sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe new Bugatti Super Sport 16.4 sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Audi E-tron Spyder sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Audi E-tron Spyder sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Citroen Lacoste  City concept car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrThe Citroen Lacoste City concept car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A Daimler AG Mercedes Benz CLS 350 CDI automobile is seen on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrA Daimler AG Mercedes Benz CLS 350 CDI automobile is seen on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Fiat SpA Lancia Delta automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Fiat SpA Lancia Delta automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • An employee cleans a Mazda MX-5 automobile prior to the start of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrAn employee cleans a Mazda MX-5 automobile prior to the start of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • Alan Mulally, chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., left, and Stephen Odell, chief executive officer of Ford Europe, pose with a Ford Motor Co. Focus ST automobile prior to the start of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrAlan Mulally, chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., left, and Stephen Odell, chief executive officer of Ford Europe, pose with a Ford Motor Co. Focus ST automobile prior to the start of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • An Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrAn Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Porsche SE 911 Carrera GTS automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Porsche SE 911 Carrera GTS automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Citroen Revolte electric concept car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA Citroen Revolte electric concept car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A Renault Zoe preview electric car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA Renault Zoe preview electric car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • An Adam Opel GmbH Ampera automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrAn Adam Opel GmbH Ampera automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Mini Scooter E Concept is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA Mini Scooter E Concept is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A model poses next to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrA model poses next to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Peugeot BB1 electric concept car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA Peugeot BB1 electric concept car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A Fiat SpA Alfa Romeo Mito automobile is seen on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Fiat SpA Alfa Romeo Mito automobile is seen on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French carmaker Renault, poses next to the Dezir concept electric car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrCarlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French carmaker Renault, poses next to the Dezir concept electric car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A Fiat SpA 500 Twin Air automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Fiat SpA 500 Twin Air automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Fiat SpA 500 Twin Air automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Fiat SpA 500 Twin Air automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A general view of the Citroen booth on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA general view of the Citroen booth on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A Mini Countryman World Rally Car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA Mini Countryman World Rally Car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto Show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A Fiat SpA Alfa Romeo Giulietta automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Fiat SpA Alfa Romeo Giulietta automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A model poses next to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA model poses next to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • A vintage Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Mille Miglia automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA vintage Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Mille Miglia automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • Visitors pass through the Paris Motor Show on its first press day in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrVisitors pass through the Paris Motor Show on its first press day in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A visitor uses a Renault SA driving simulator on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA visitor uses a Renault SA driving simulator on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • Annette Winkler, head of Daimler AG's Smart car division, speaks next to a  Smart Fortwo automobile on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrAnnette Winkler, head of Daimler AG's Smart car division, speaks next to a Smart Fortwo automobile on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A model poses in front of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: FlickrA model poses in front of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 30, 2010. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public from October 2 to October 17. Photo: Flickr
  • Visitors look at an Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro automobile on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrVisitors look at an Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro automobile on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Ford Focus Titanium sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Ford Focus Titanium sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Jaguar C-X75 Concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Jaguar C-X75 Concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Bentley Continental GT is seen on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Bentley Continental GT is seen on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Porsche SE 911 Speedster automobile sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Porsche SE 911 Speedster automobile sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • The Ferrari SpA California automobile sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrThe Ferrari SpA California automobile sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Volvo AB V60 automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: FlickrA Volvo AB V60 automobile sits on display on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The Paris Motor Show opens to the public on Oct. 2. Photo: Flickr
  • A Renault SA Dezir electric concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: FlickrA Renault SA Dezir electric concept car sits on display on the first press day of the 2010 Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The 2010 Paris Motor Show opens to the public on October 2. Photo: Flickr

Latest designs for a carbon-conscious world headlined on Thursday as global carmakers rolled out their latest high-tech concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, hoping for rebound in a struggling car market. Hybrids and other fuel-efficient but lower-emission concept cars took front place as top executives strolled out onto well-lit stages to trumpet their engineering innovations and strategies to tap hot car markets like China.

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