PARIS -- Recession? What recession?
Given the dismal economic climate pervading the European Union and its looming decision about how to rescue the so-called PIIGS countries -- Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain -- the Paris auto show could have been a dour affair.
Instead, we were treated to brash new efforts from automakers that refuse to go down without a fight. It appears design knows no fear of bad economic climes.
Here is one reporter's assessment of the show.