FRANKFURT — European automakers converged here in September to face off head-to-head on several fronts — most notably small cars and luxury models. But they also brought a bevy of image-changing concepts, as many hope to put some long-lost luster back into their brands. The mood of the show was subdued as a result of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, but many of the key new vehicle introductions and concept unveilings — an estimated 57 in all — took place in the hours before ...

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