AUTOSHOW-Europeans carmakers target offroad market

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By Michael Steen PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - With rising oil prices and tighter restrictions on fuel emissions, now might not seem to be the best time for European carmakers to start pushing gas-guzzling monsters with the aerodynamics of a brick. But that is exactly what they are doing at this week's Paris motor show, aiming to hitch a ride from their U.S. counterparts who have created a booming market for spacious four-wheel drive vehicles, dubbed sports utility vehicles or SUVs. ...

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