So with the Frankfurt Motor Show less than a month away, we thought we’d take a look at what to expect at Germany’s top motoring event. The Frankfurt show is considered one of the top three European events in the motoring world so it’s a huge opportunity for the leading manufacturers to showcase their latest designs. Doors for the show open on September 17th and there are big launches from some huge manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar and Maserati amongst a host of others.
Alfa are set to introduce the Giulia as a crucial car in Alfa’s bid to re-establish itself as a leading player and will be reintroduced at Frankfurt ahead of its mid-2016 release as well as a variant of the Quadrifoglio that has already been revealed. Audi have a long-awaited A4 that is set to make its first appearance in Germany. The fifth generation A4 is set to use Volkswagen’s new MQB platform and will boast extra interior space and a range of ultra-efficient engines.
Frankfurt will also see Jaguar’s introduction of the new F Pace ‘Performance Crossover’ which is hoping to crack the premium mid-sized SUV class.
Hopping across to the other side of the world, Frankfurt will be a hot-bed for a lot of the Asian manufacturers to show off their latest pieces of engineering. KIA will be showing off their eagerly anticipated Sportage that will be focused on the KX3 concept and will feature updated styling and new ‘ecoTurbo’ engines. The Korean manufacturer will also see the fourth generation Optima shown off, which will boast a seven speed dual clutch transmission and will be available as a 175bhp petrol engine or 141bhp diesel.
Mazda will be introducing their new Koeru concept car that is looking to tackle the large crossover market that is set to sit above the CX-5 with a sleeker look and less practical feel than your usual SUV. Nissan will be taking the lid off their new Nivara pick-up and will also be showcasing an upgraded version of the Leaf that will boast an impressive range of 160 miles! Lastly from Asia before we head back to Europe, Suzuki will be unveiling their new Baleno, which will prove to be the production version of the IK-2 Concept shown off at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, which will set just above the Swift in the range and offers increased practicality.
One of the hottest selling cars in these shores, the Vauxhall Astra, will have its latest edition exposed, which will boast a sharper exterior, a whole range of new tech as well as a selection of more efficient engines.
Last, but by no means least, Volkswagen will be looking to give a first glimpse of their all-new Tiguan. Although production is a little while off the German giants will be looking to turn heads with a car they see as an important model in their range.
So with an exciting Show lined up, keep your eyes peeled for more of the latest on the Frankfurt Motor Show.