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Sbarro Two For 100 concept car (March 1, (Credit: AP)

Sbarro Two For 100 concept car (March 1, 2011)

2011 Geneva Auto Show

The 81st Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland opened March 3, 2011, with divergent marketing plans. As civil unrest in Libya fueled concerns over rising oil prices, mass-market automakers such as Toyota and Ford unveiled green technology, The Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, premium sportscar makers such as Lamborghini and Ferrari flaunted their latest V6- and V12-engine models. Key themes for the 11-day show were fuel efficiency and early optimism for the global economy.

Wiesmann Spyder concept car (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Wiesmann Spyder concept car (March 1, 2011)

Fiat SUV Freemont (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Fiat SUV Freemont (March 1, 2011)

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell (March 1, 2011)

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Lexus LFA (March 1, 2011)
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Lexus LFA (March 1, 2011)

Honda Jazz hybrid (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Honda Jazz hybrid (March 1, 2011)

Lancia Thema (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Lancia Thema (March 1, 2011)

Sbarro Two For 100 concept car (March 1,
(Credit: AP)

Sbarro Two For 100 concept car (March 1, 2011)

SEAT IBX concept car (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

SEAT IBX concept car (March 1, 2011)

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Ferrari FF (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Ferrari FF (March 1, 2011)

Volkswagen Bulli concept car (March 1, 2011)
(Credit: AP)

Volkswagen Bulli concept car (March 1, 2011)

The new Alfa Romeo 4C is shown during
(Credit: AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

The new Alfa Romeo 4C is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The engine of new Rolls Royce 120EX fully
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The engine of new Rolls Royce 120EX fully electric powered Phantom is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The engine of new Rolls Royce 120EX fully
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The engine of new Rolls Royce 120EX fully electric powered Phantom is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

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The new BMW concept car Vision ConnectedDrive is
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The new BMW concept car Vision ConnectedDrive is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Hostesses of the Volkswagen booth pose next to
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

Hostesses of the Volkswagen booth pose next to a the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet car during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet BlueMotion Technology car
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet BlueMotion Technology car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet convertible car is
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet convertible car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Mitsubishi Motors Concept Global Small car
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Mitsubishi Motors Concept Global Small car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

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The new Aston Martin Virage is shown during
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The new Aston Martin Virage is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Maseratti Gran Cabrio Sport is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The new Maseratti Gran Cabrio Sport is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new concept car Citroen Metropolis is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The new concept car Citroen Metropolis is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Pagani's Huayra is seen during the press day
(Credit: AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Pagani's Huayra is seen during the press day of the 81st International Motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The new concept car Citroen Metropolis is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The new concept car Citroen Metropolis is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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The new BMW concept car Vision ConnectedDrive is
(Credit: AP Photo/SANDRO CAMPARDO)

The new BMW concept car Vision ConnectedDrive is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Saab 9-3 Cabriolet convertible car is
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Saab 9-3 Cabriolet convertible car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Opel Zafira Tourer Concept car is
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Opel Zafira Tourer Concept car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The new Saab Phoenix concept car is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Saab Phoenix concept car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

A Design Study for a Spider from Wiesmann
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Design Study for a Spider from Wiesmann is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

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General view of the Geneva Motor Show on
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General view of the Geneva Motor Show on March 2, 2011 in Geneva. at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

A Wiesmann MF 5 is displayed at the
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Wiesmann MF 5 is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

A Nissan Esflow is displayed at the carmaker's
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Nissan Esflow is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

Picture shows the exhaust of an Pagani Huayra
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

Picture shows the exhaust of an Pagani Huayra at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

A Pagani Huayra is displayed at the carmaker's
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Pagani Huayra is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

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A worker cleans the door of the Lamborghini
(Credit: AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

A worker cleans the door of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 during the press day of the 81st International Motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

A Lamborghini Aventador is displayed at the carmaker's
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Lamborghini Aventador is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

A Lamborghini Aventador is displayed at the carmaker's
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Lamborghini Aventador is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

A general view taken on March 2, 2011
(Credit: Getty/FABRICE COFFRINI)

A general view taken on March 2, 2011 during a preview day ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

An Infiniti Etherea is displayed at the carmaker's
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

An Infiniti Etherea is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

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The new Porsche Panamera hybrid car is seen
(Credit: AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

The new Porsche Panamera hybrid car is seen during the press day of the 81st International Motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Audis new R 8 5.2 quattro is seen
(Credit: AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Audis new R 8 5.2 quattro is seen in the background during the press day of the 81st International Motor show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

A general view shows car displayed on March
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A general view shows car displayed on March 2, 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

A Bugatti Veveron 16.4 Super Sport is displayed
(Credit: Getty/SEBASTIAN DERUNGS)

A Bugatti Veveron 16.4 Super Sport is displayed at the carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

The new Jaguar XK RS is shown during
(Credit: AP Photo/Sandro Compardo)

The new Jaguar XK RS is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The Motor Show will open its gates to the public from March 3 to 13.

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The new Toyota Yaris S Hybrid Concept car
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Toyota Yaris S Hybrid Concept car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Renault Dezir electric concept car is displayed at
(Credit: Getty/FABRICE COFFRINI)

Renault Dezir electric concept car is displayed at French car maker's booth during a preview day ahead of the opening of the Geneva car show on March 2, 2011 in Geneva.

A hostess walks past two Citroen cars displayed
(Credit: Getty/FABRICE COFFRINI)

A hostess walks past two Citroen cars displayed at the French carmaker's booth on March 2, 2011 during a preview day ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva.

The new Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/Sandro Compardo)

The new Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The new Toyota FT-86 II Concept car is
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Toyota FT-86 II Concept car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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The new Nissan Esflow Concept car is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Nissan Esflow Concept car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The new Nissan Esflow Concept car is shown
(Credit: AP Photo/MARTIAL TREZZINI)

The new Nissan Esflow Concept car is shown during the press day at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The Motor Show will open its gates to the public from March 3 to 13. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

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