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Highlights from the 2012 Paris Auto Show

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Despite the European auto sector acting like a complete Debbie Downer toward the world market's fortunes, with demand spiraling downward and plant closures and massive job cuts looming, automakers still found bits of candy to show off to the masses at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

Photos: Highlights of the 2012 Paris Auto Show

Jaguar revealed a long-awaited roadster, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz showed off several shooting brakes (don't be that gauche American ignoramus who calls them station wagons), Land Rover showed us the fourth Range Rover, and BMW upset its faithful with a front-wheel drive hybrid. The horror.

To learn more about the highlights from this year's show, click through our gallery. As you do, keep in mind that much of what you see now will land right here in Los Angeles at the end of November during the 2012 L.A. Auto Show. In the meantime, find your favorites, charge your cameras and pray the woes facing the auto market across the pond don't make the trip over.

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