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The first major European auto show in two years will open next month. Here’s every new car that makes its show debut.
UPDATE, September 6, 2021: We updated our story with the latest debut and put it forward.
August 20, 2021: It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the international auto show scene, with the first show to get the ax in 2020 being Geneva in March – meaning it has been almost two years since. last major European show, in Frankfurt at the end of 2019.
the Munich Motor Show 2021 September will mark a comeback – and marks the first time that the biannual European industry fair has been held in Munich, after nearly 70 years at Messe Frankfurt in the city of the same name.
As the days before the show starts counting down – with doors left open to September 7-12, following a media day on September 6 – a growing number of manufacturers are announcing their plans for the Munich event, with a slew of new models to display.
Here’s every new car making its global public debut in Munich – which hasn’t been featured at previous auto shows or auto events, such as Shanghai in April, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, or Pebble Beach in August. .
Munich Motor Show 2021: production car debuts
- Audi RS3 (revealed) – new rival hyper sedan for the Mercedes-AMG A45 S, due in Australia in 2022.
- Audi Q4 E-Tron (revealed) – Small to mid-size electric SUV that sits between the Q3 and Q5.
- BMW X3 / X4 facelift including M models (Australian pricing) – updated midsize SUV twins, expected in Australia in late 2021
- BMW iX3 facelift (Australian pricing) – Updated mid-size electric SUV, here late 2021
- BMW iX5 Hydrogen (confirmed) – Hydrogen fuel cell SUV to perform demonstrations, ahead of limited production in 2022
- Cupra Born (Australian details) – an electric hot hatch based on the Volkswagen ID.3, possibly bound for Australia
- Dacia Jogger (revealed) – new seven-seater pairs some form of passenger transport vehicle with SUV styling, though it’s not clear if it will come to Australia
- Kia Sportage (Euro-spec) – Short-wheelbase variant of new SUV in Europe to break cover in Munich
- Mercedes-AMG GT63 SE Performance (revealed) – expected in Australia in H2 2022
- Mercedes-AMG EQS53 (revealed) – expected in Australia in the first half of 2022
Munich Motor Show 2021: Concept Car Debut
- Audi Grandsphere (revealed) – Self-driving luxury electric sedan concept to preview 2025 flagship “Landjet”
- BMW i Vision Circular (revealed) – new show car to promote recycling and sustainability
- Mercedes-Maybach EQS (revealed) – ultra-luxury version of new flagship electric SUV to preview as concept
- Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG (revealed) – new electric off-roader previewed by a concept, ahead of the production car’s launch in 2024
- Porsche Mission R (revealed) – new concept foreshadows the electric future of customer racing … and the next-generation Cayman sports car.
- Smart Concept 1 electric SUV (revealed)
- Volkswagen ID. Life (revealed) – an unnamed concept car to debut this afternoon, supposed to preview the brand’s upcoming budget EV ID.2
- Volkswagen ID Buzz (preview) – new electric Kombi presented as a stand-alone prototype
For enthusiasts keen to see the new car unveil as the covers come off, here are the press conferences to watch:
Which new model are you most excited about at the 2021 Munich Motor Show? Is there something we missed? Let us know in the comments below.