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Nine new concept cars from Paris

Carmakers such as BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Renault, and Citroen unveiled new design concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Citroen and Lacoste have created a joint division, and this concept doesn't serve so much as a design for a new car but as a symbol of the partnership. This concept is powered by a 3 cylinder engine and has an automatically inflating top as opposed to a conventional convertible. <br><br> <a href=""><b>Back to 2010 Paris Motor Show</b></a>
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Citroen Lacoste concept
Citroen unveiled this open air concept, a joint venture with Lacoste, at the Paris Motor Show. Wayne Cunningham/CNET

Paris is noted as a fashion center, so we weren't surprised to find a number of very stylish concept cars at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

As one example, French carmaker Citroen teamed up with Lacoste to design a very fun-looking car built for fun in the sun. Meanwhile Renault offered the very sexy DeZir concept in luscious red with pronounced curves.

But other regions of the world were not left out. Jaguar offers up the incredibly sleek C-X75 and Nissan came out with a funky utility car.

And BMW fans finally got treated to a taste of what the new 6-series will look like.

Looks aside, these cars also showed futuristic power trains and intriguing driver interface concepts.