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Hyundai Vision G Concept Design Interview : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

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Hyundai Vision G Concept Design Interview : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read more here. Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai, tells us about the concepts introduced with the Vision G, and how it will affect future Hyundai models...

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Top 5 concept cars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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Top 5 concept cars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show

Concept cars are a window into the future of a brand's model line. And, while they almost always look nothing like their eventual production descendants, they're always great fun. The unique unveilings at this year's Frankfurt motor show were no exception, with a wild array of interesting concept cars on show...


Top Five supercars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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Top Five supercars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show

Motor shows are all about supercars, right? We think so. With the hype of new launches settling down and our record number of CarAdvice journalists attending this year's Frankfurt motor show all back home, we have come up with a list of the Top Five supercars from this year's show. Let us know what you think of our choices. 5...


Rolls-Royce won't pimp its rides with bigger wheels, says design boss
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Rolls-Royce won't pimp its rides with bigger wheels, says design boss

Rolls-Royce Cars has ruled out offering overly large wheels for its vehicles, despite the brand’s design chief, Giles Taylor, admitting he has an affinity for big rims. Taylor told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that there is a limit to what is acceptable for the brand in terms of wheel size on its cars, though he suggested that some high-profile owners have pimped their rides with much larger wheels to help with the street cred of the cars...


Mazda Koeru production model likely to be sold in China before anywhere else
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Mazda Koeru production model likely to be sold in China before anywhere else

CarAdvice has learnt that a production version of the Mazda Koeru coupe-style SUV – the vehicle that is expected to wear the CX-4 badge – may be sold in China before it makes it to any other international markets...


2015 Frankfurt motor show - CarAdvice team hits and misses
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2015 Frankfurt motor show - CarAdvice team hits and misses

Read the article here. For 2015, CarAdvice sent an 11-strong team to cover the IAA Frankfurt motor show. See what Paul, Mike, Matt, Alborz, Tony and Tegan thought of the show - what was a hit, and what was a miss.


Rolls-Royce will “never” build a small car
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Rolls-Royce will “never” build a small car

Rolls-Royce will not offer a smaller car in the future because, according to the brand, there’s no demand for such a thing. It kind of makes sense when you think about it. Rolls-Royce buyers typically have a fair few cars, and, ostensibly, somewhere to park them...


Holden's trend-setting design and performance engineering work praised by GM bosses
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Holden's trend-setting design and performance engineering work praised by GM bosses

Leading General Motors executives say Holden’s trend-setting design work and performance engineering know-how will influence future models built and sold around the world. Addressing journalist in Frankfurt last week, GM CEO Mary Barra praised Holden’s design and engineering teams and promised continued investment to ensure they could keep contributing on a global scale...


2016 Renault Megane Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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2016 Renault Megane Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. If you like a bit of French flair, this is the all-new Renault Megane that made its world premiere here at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's now available as a five-door only, the three-door has been axed. It will also come with small turbo petrol and diesel engines. The underpinnings have been taken from Renault's more expensive cars...


2016 Kia Optima Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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2016 Kia Optima Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read more about the Optima here. This is the new generation Kia Optima, and you'd be forgiven for thinking it looks similar to the previous generation, but if you look closely there's been a lot of subtle tweaks to the whole vehicle. As with previous Kia's the new Optima has been specifically tuned for Australian roads...


Hyundai RM15 Concept Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Hyundai RM15 Concept Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. Called the Hyundai RM15 (Racing Midship 2015) concept, the Veloster-on-steroids is a followup to last year’s ‘Veloster RM’, a conceptually similar project that served largely as a promotional tool...


Next Opel Astra OPC may downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo
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Next Opel Astra OPC may downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo

The Opel Astra OPC and Holden Astra VXR twins look set to downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo engine when the next-generation hot hatches emerge later this decade. New Astra chief engineer Marc Schmidt confirmed with Australian journalists last week that a 1.6-litre engine was “at this point the ceiling on the [sports car] assignment”, seemingly foretelling a decrease in capacity from the current model’s 2...


Rolls-Royce SUV needs to be “undeniable, natural and authentic”
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Rolls-Royce SUV needs to be “undeniable, natural and authentic”

Turning a sleek luxury saloon in to an elegant large SUV could seemingly be a challenge, but it’s one that Rolls-Royce Cars director of design Giles Taylor is clearly looking forward to. CarAdvice spoke with Taylor at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, and he suggested that while he has been ordered to keep a lid on the progress of the new Rolls-Royce SUV, which has been dubbed Project Cullinan, it is moving along, and the design is a key part of the program...


Hyundai N 2025 Gran Tourismo Concept Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Hyundai N 2025 Gran Tourismo Concept Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. This is a window into Hyundai's future. This concept car is called the N 2025 Gran Tourismo Project, and it represents and new sub-brand N Sport which will be Hyundai's high-performance division. Hyundai say that the N logo is designed as a series of curves...


2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. Italian sports car brand Alfa-Romeo is planning a global comeback and it starts here, with this – the Giulia Quadrifoglio. It is the brand’s first proper halo car in decades. Under the bonnet, it packs a powerful 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 with 380kW and a staggering 600Nm of torque...


Hyundai i30 could be offered with 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder
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Hyundai i30 could be offered with 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder

The Hyundai i30 could be set for a new high-tech, downsized petrol powerplant. Hyundai Motor Europe head of powertrain development, Dr Michael Winkler, told Australian media at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that the Hyundai i30 small hatch could follow the lead of the European-market Kia Cee’d by being offered a three-cylinder engine...


Alfa Romeo: autonomous cars will be an "intrinsic part of the automotive industry"
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Alfa Romeo: autonomous cars will be an "intrinsic part of the automotive industry"

Alfa Romeo believes that autonomous cars will become an industry norm, but that ultimately these systems will never fully take away the enjoyment of driving a car manually. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motorshow last week, the CEO of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, Harald Wester, said autonomous driving technology would soon be a regular feature across a variety of cars...


Volkswagen rules out cut-price sports car
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Volkswagen rules out cut-price sports car

German manufacturer Volkswagen will not offer a small sports car to rival the likes of the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ and Mazda MX-5. The brand had played on the idea of a two-seat sports car in the past, and indeed developed a concept model, the Volkswagen BlueSport concept, in 2009...


2016 Borgward BX7 Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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2016 Borgward BX7 Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. We are here with the Borgward BX7, a car from a company who hasn’t produced a car for over 50 years. This bespoke design and platform is all done in house by the company and design studios in Germany and China. Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine but a hybrid drivetrain is also available...


Volkswagen interiors could go button-less in the near future
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Volkswagen interiors could go button-less in the near future

The future of the car interior is at the precipice of going button-less, according to Volkswagen’s head of development, Heinz-Jakob Neusser. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2015 Frankfurt motor show, Neusser suggested the German company is on the verge of removing buttons from its production cars, with a focus to making interiors more intuitive...