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New-vehicle sales may be in a slump across Europe, but product development must roll on. Automakers used the Paris auto show this week to showcase upcoming models and new design themes, from the all-new VW Golf to a Porsche wagon.

VW Golf

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VW's Golf -- a cornerstone of the automaker's global product lineup -- undergoes an extreme makeover for 2013. It goes on sale initially in Europe later this year and arrives in the United States in the first half of 2014. VW says key improvements on the latest, seventh generation compact include a larger interior with extra rear legroom and more cargo space; upgraded safety systems, including a feature called multicollision braking; revamped information and entertainment systems; a lower-weight, modular platform; and a family of engines that consume 18 percent less fuel.

BMW Concept Active Tourer
BMW Concept Active Tourer
Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar F-Type
Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake
Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake
Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept
Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept
2013 Range Rover
2013 Range Rover
VW Golf
VW Golf
Panamera Sport Turismo concept
Panamera Sport Turismo concept
Lexus LF-CC concept
Lexus LF-CC concept
Rocket Fuel