Frankfurt Auto Show

  • Screenshot from 2019 Porsche Cayenne design video

    One could be forgiven for thinking Porsche just hit copy on the company’s Xerox machine when designing the latest Cayenne, but there’s actually a lot of subtlety and fine details that make the third-generation model unique. A new video on the design of the latest Cayenne, which arrives next year, as a 2019 model, provides insights on what the design team, led by Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche, attempted to achieve. Mauer explains that there are two pillars to the design of every Porsche: brand and product identity. Brand identity ensures the vehicle is immediately...

  • 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer
    Wagons ho! Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer revealed

    Hot wagons are a rarity in the United States but over in Europe they’re all the rage, outselling their sedan equivalents in many cases. Opel will use this week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to introduce its latest high-performance wagon, the Insignia GSi. We’ve already seen the car...

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    2017 Frankfurt auto show preview

    Automakers more and more are starting to launch new cars outside of the traditional auto show, but the major shows still play an important role in allowing customers to directly compare various models in person. One of the biggest on the calendar is the Frankfurt auto show, officially the Frankfurt...

  • Bentley Mulsanne Design Series by Mulliner
    Bentley has a special-edition Mulsanne heading to Frankfurt

    Bentley has been making some news lately with its redesigned Continental GT. The British marque should, too, because it's one gorgeous ultra-luxury sporting coupe. For those who need more space, more luxury, and more presence, though, there's always the Bentley Mulsanne. A fresh twist on the car is...

  • Teaser for self-driving Audi concept debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Audi bringing 2 self-driving concepts to 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    Audi will use next week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to highlight its roadmap for self-driving car technology. The automaker will do so with a separate vehicle highlighting each of the three levels of self-driving car classification leading up to and including Level 5, the ultimate goal where a...

  • Teaser for BMW i concept debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    BMW i concept teased ahead of 2017 Frankfurt auto show, may preview i5

    BMW’s oft-rumored i5 had fallen off the radar but now it’s back front and center due to confirmation Thursday we’ll see a new BMW i concept at next week’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Along with the confirmation, we received this teaser shot that suggests we’re looking at...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept

    The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, the latest in what may become a growing all-electric sub-brand for the automaker, barely broke cover last week in a teaser shot and video. Today, Mercedes released a side shot that clearly shows it's a hatchback. Following in the footsteps of the EQ crossover concept from the 2016 Paris auto show, the EQA appears to marry a little old, a little new, something borrowed, and something blue into a new electric car. From the shots and video, we can see that the EQA is the new variant from the automaker's electric "skateboard" platform, dubbed Modular Electric...

  • Jaguar Future-Type concept
    Jaguar Future-Type is a familiar vision of a self-driving city car

    More and more people are predicted to move to large cities in the future. Limited parking spots coupled with congestion will make owning and driving your own car a hassle. The automakers realize this and seem to have reached a consensus on the solution: self-driving city cars that run around town...

  • Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept to bow at Frankfurt auto show

    Toyota plans to occupy two ends of the SUV spectrum with its two global debuts at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker announced a new Land Cruiser for the European market and a Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept will be revealed at the show. Note, the European-spec Land Cruiser is different to...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    2018 Nissan Leaf: 150 miles of range for $30,875

    Tesla has been stealing much of the limelight when it comes to electric cars, and for good reason, but Nissan and its Leaf shouldn’t be overlooked. The humble hatch is still one of the best-selling electric cars in the world with more than 283,000 examples sold since launch. Now there’s...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
    2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed

    Large, luxurious coupes and convertibles aren’t big sellers, though the vehicles often play the important role of brand halos, or “dream cars” as Mercedes-Benz refers to them. The latest from the Three-Pointed Star are the 2018 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. Mercedes’s S-Class...

  • Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Smart is the latest automaker to unveil a self-driving pod car

    Daimler’s Smart brand will use next month’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview is in the form of the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept, a fully self-driving electric pod car ideal for shared urban mobility. Some readers will...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne

    In the past couple of years, Porsche has redesigned the Cayman and Boxster (adding the 718 designation to each), introduced a twin-turbocharged 911 Carrera, and turned the Panamera from one of the most unattractive cars on the road into one of the best looking. Good. Great. Wonderful. And none of it matters. This is what matters—it's the 2019 Porsche Cayenne officially unveiled Tuesday, and it's the vehicle that provides the dollars for Porsche to continue being Porsche. In other words, of all the products Zuffenhausen has rethought and restyled over the past few years, the Cayenne is...

  • 2018 Volvo S60 Polestar
    2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar get carbon fiber aero upgrades

    Volvo is in the process of transforming its in-house tuner Polestar into a standalone brand for high-performance electrified cars. The standalone Polestar is expected to make its splash on the world stage with a concept at next month’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The company is still going to...

  • Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show
    Honda Urban EV concept teased ahead of Frankfurt auto show

    Honda will use next month’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show to present a concept previewing a new electric car in the works. The concept is called the Urban EV, and right now all we have is this teaser which likely shows an exterior charge status indicator or possibly the car’s instrument...

  • Teaser for Smart concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Smart bringing self-driving city car concept to Frankfurt auto show

    Mercedes-Benz’s Smart brand will use the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview will come in the form of a concept that Smart describes as a fully self-driving electric car ideal for shared urban mobility. That’s already a...

  • 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc
    Volkswagen T-Roc revealed in production guise

    Volkswagen’s SUV onslaught continues with the reveal this week of the T-Roc. The funky compact crossover SUV was first previewed in 2014 by a concept of the same name. Now the production version has been revealed just a few weeks out from the world debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show in...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet
    Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept: does this hood make me look expensive?

    It's clear that the electric vehicles of the future will probably look like the cars of the past. At least, the expensive ones will. Mercedes-Maybach pulled the cover off its latest concept car during Monterey Car Week on Friday night, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. The concept is a...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf spotted during photo shoot - Image via Broom

    Nissan has locked in the reveal date for its next-generation Leaf. The covers will come off on September 6, with a formal debut likely to follow at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show later that month. However, a completely undisguised version of the new Leaf was just spotted during an official photo shoot in Barcelona, Spain. Norway’s Broom has a handful of photos of the compact electric hatch posted on its website. We also have our own spy shots of prototypes and Nissan, too, has released a handful of teaser shots. One of the teasers gives us a look at the design of the car’s headlight...

  • Teaser for Borgward concept car debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Borgward bringing a modern Isabella to the Frankfurt auto show?

    Revived German automaker Borgward is planning something special for September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker recently released a teaser image for a Frankfurt-bound concept car which is believed to be a low-slung, sporty coupe. Along with the teaser, Borgward released the tag line...

  • 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom
    2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom sets new standard we'll never achieve

    The newest Rolls-Royce Phantom was unveiled Thursday in London, the eighth-generation of the benchmark ultra-luxury sedan and the most recent iteration since 2003. The new Phantom is the second generation developed under BMW ownership and features an aluminum spaceframe "Architecture of Luxury"...

  • 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport
    New Suzuki Swift Sport to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch that was briefly offered in the United States in the late 1990s and still offered elsewhere. A redesigned model was launched earlier this year, and now the car’s Swift Sport variant has been revealed. We don’t have any specs yet as Suzuki is...

  • 2018 Jaguar XJR575
    2018 Jaguar XJ gets 575-horsepower performance flagship

    Jaguar’s XJ is still one of the sharpest looking sedans on the market, though it’s starting to fall behind in the tech race. Jaguar has sought to address the issue with some 2018 model year updates—among which is the addition of a new XJR575 performance flagship. Compared to the...

  • 2017 BMW 7-Series Edition 40 Jahre
    BMW celebrates 40 years of the 7-Series with special edition

    It was in 1977 that BMW’s first 7-Series was launched. To celebrate the car’s 40th anniversary this year, BMW has introduced the 7-Series Edition 40 Jahre based on the current, sixth-generation model. Prior to the launch of the first 7-Series, known as the E23 to all the fans, BMW was...

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