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THE LAST major motor show of 2019 has arrived: the IAA Frankfurt 2019 (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung).
As the auto show for German automakers, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW once again have a massive presence, bringing in many new production cars and concept models to fight for the attention of spectators in the spotlight of the exhibition center.
Not all big disclosures come from a local brand, however: automakers such as Hyundai, Honda and Land Rover have also brought exciting models never seen before to Frankfurt this year.
Below is our selection of the star cars on display at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Also, be sure to check this page regularly over the next few days, as we’ll update this article as soon as the news arrives.
Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback
Fans of high-performance Audi are well received in Frankfurt this year: in addition to the new RS 6 Avant, the latest RS 7 Sportback is also on display. Like the previous versions, the RS 6 and RS 7 use the same bases and the same engine, which means that both have a powerful 591bhp 4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood and, if you tick the right boxes on the list of options, a top speed maximum of 190 mph.
Bmw concept 4
BMW has a recent form when it comes to obscene grilles, and the new Concept 4 in Frankfurt this year continues that trend. Don’t be too surprised, either, to see the “expressive face” of the design study soon end up on a production car: as the name suggests, the Concept 4 is our first taste of what it’s for. ‘expect the new BMW 4 Series Coupe.
Concept Cupra Tavascan
Cupra’s transition from Seat’s sporty sub-brand to a stand-alone automaker continues (after the Cupra Ateca) with this: the purely electric Tavascan SUV coupe concept. Officially, this is only an indication of the future of Cupra’s design language, although since sister brands of the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen and Skoda, also have electric SUV coupes in the works, we strongly suspect that the Tavascan will be available in production in the future.
Two years after wowing crowds in concept car form at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the purely electric Honda ea has landed in production-ready form. While the 136 miles of range isn’t impressive by electric car standards, it should be enough for the expected urban commute, and we imagine buyers will find a lot to love in the pretty retro looks, the interior of the car. high tech and fast charging times.
Hyundai 45 concept
Korean automaker Hyundai unveiled the 45 concept car both as a tribute to the ItalDesign-designed Hyundai Pony Coupe concept (which was unveiled 45 years ago at the 1974 Turin Motor Show) and a forward -taste of things to come from Hyundai’s styling department. The automaker says the beveled hatch “foreshadows the design direction” of upcoming pure-electric Hyundai cars.
Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
The new Lamborghini Sián may have won the title of Most Outrageously Styled Vehicle at Frankfurt this year, but it is most notable for being the supercar maker’s first hybrid model. Despite being the first Lambo capable of limited travel with zero emissions, the Sián is still a speed machine at heart: it is claimed that the 807 hp it produces (of which 774 hp comes from a Naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 gasoline engine) is good for a 0-62mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 217mph.
Land rover defender
The legendary Land Rover Defender is back, having undergone a modern makeover to bring the model up to 21st century standards. With features including a suite of off-road driving modes, a range of on-road driver safety aids, and live software update functionality, the new Defender has a technical specification including the car d he origin could only dream. The crucial element will be his performance on the tough stuff, however – we can’t wait to get behind the wheel.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept
We thought the EQV electric minivan would make headlines at the Mercedes booth in Frankfurt this year, but the automaker caught us off guard with the reveal of its Vision EQS luxury limousine concept. It’s strictly a show car for now, though we’re told the EQS “points the way to Mercedes-Benz’s future” – suggesting it will eventually transform into a sedan from pure electric class S ready for production.
Porsche apparently didn’t play it safe with its first pure-electric production car. In its most powerful form, the Taycan has an output of 750 hp, rivaling hypercars, and advanced under-skin chassis technology has helped guide the four-door sports car to a new Nürburgring record for cars. electric. Resist the urge to knock it down at every opportunity, and you should also be able to drive the Taycan over 250 km between charges.
While we’ve known the new Vauxhall Corsa for some time now, the supermini is officially making its public debut in Frankfurt this year. Despite being a very familiar face, the new Corsa is still a show highlight for us: inside and out it looks like a big improvement over the current car, and we are particularly fond of it. eager to see how the pure electric “Corsa-e version” unfolds.
Perhaps the most important new car at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show is the Volkswagen ID.3, a purely electric family sedan described by VW as “the symbol of a new era for the brand”. Beyond the hyperbole, the ID.3 seems to be a promising kit: the unique charging range of up to 342 miles is one of the best you’ll find in any new purely electric car, and provisional European prices suggest the ID.3 will start at a reasonable price of £ 25,000 in the UK once the government subsidy of £ 3,500 for plug-in cars is applied.
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