Hyundai i30 CRDi Sport at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Hyundai i30 CRDi Sport at Frankfurt Motor Show

With all the action on Hyundai’s stand this year, I very nearly walked past what looked like a nice clean, but stock i30 CRDi, until I noticed a subtle “Sport” badge on the tailgate. On closer inspection I also noticed the stylish dual exhaust tips, rear diffuser and superb carbon look, sports wheels...


Hyundai ix-Metro at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Hyundai ix-Metro at Frankfurt Motor Show

If you like Sci-Fi movies such as Star Trek and I, Robot and you’re a young European urbanite, then here’s a car for you. Hyundai call it, the ix-Metro and Rogelio J. Flores, Chief designer on the project, would have you believe that this is something …out of this world” and I reckon he’s spot on...


Hyundai Blue-Will at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Hyundai Blue-Will at Frankfurt Motor Show

I know it’s a concept, but judging by just how well Hyundai’s so called concepts are finished, I am in no doubt that what you see in the above photo, will be in a showroom near you, sooner rather than later. Blue-Will is a four-seat Plug-in Hybrid, which promises an electric only driving distance of up to 64 kilometres on a single charge...


Hyundai ix35 at Frankfurt
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Hyundai ix35 at Frankfurt

Update: Read our Hyundai ix35 review. Hyundai is a star attraction at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with more concepts than I had time to photograph although, this is no concept. If you ever doubted the future of the Korean based Hyundai automotive brand, take a look inside Hall 6 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and you will get a snapshot of the future of an automotive powerhouse...


Lexus LF-Ch Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Lexus LF-Ch Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Yet another standout concept this year’s Frankfurt show, is the Lexus LF-Ch, a full hybrid car for the highly competitive premium luxury segment. It’s a smart move by the luxury Japanese carmaker, as this segment is set to own the largest share of the premium market, as buyers across the globe look to greater all round efficiency, by downsizing their automotive choice...


2011 Hyundai Sonata unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show
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2011 Hyundai Sonata unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show

As we reported a couple of weeks back, Hyundai was set to unveil its 2011 Sonata at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and over the course of the weekend, the new sedan quietly made its debut for all the world to see. Codenamed “YF,” this Sonata was penned at Hyundai’s design studio in Irvine, California...


Peugeot RCZ at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Peugeot RCZ at Frankfurt Motor Show

One of many highlights at Frankfurt this year, is Peugeot’s RCZ 2+2 Coupe, which in 2007 at the same Frankfurt Motor Show, was just a concept car. When you take into account its truly green characteristics, you may well be looking at a sports car from the future, for the here and now. On sale in the Spring of 2010, the range topping RCZ will be powered by an all new 1...


Jaguar XJ at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Jaguar XJ at Frankfurt Motor Show

Update: Jaguar XJ Review If you think the Jaguar XF was a revolution in design, then the latest edition of the flagship XJ blows the doors off automotive conservatism. It was much the same scenario in 1968, when the much heralded release of Jaguar’s XJ6, re-wrote the design rules for cars in the luxury sports segment...


Peugeot BB1 concept at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Peugeot BB1 concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Peugeot has unveiled its tiny BB1 concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show today. At 2550mm long the unconventionally styled car is shares similar proportions to that of a smart fortwo but is capable of carrying four adults. The near vertical windscreen allows maximum use of the small interior space while the raised roofline allows rear seat passengers greater headroom...


Aston Martin Rapide at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Aston Martin Rapide at Frankfurt Motor Show

All eyes were on the Aston Martin stand at Frankfurt this year with the unveiling of the much talked about and much praised, Rapide four-door sports sedan. Adding two extra doors to a DB9, which is often regarded as one of the most beautiful coupes in the world, is no easy design job...


Ferrari 458 Italia at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Ferrari 458 Italia at Frankfurt Motor Show

There would have to be something seriously wrong with any human being, if they didn’t visit the Ferrari stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show. That’s especially true this year, where you will see on display one of the best shapes to come out of Maranello in years. The 458 Italia is a drop dead gorgeous machine, with super smooth lines not seen in a Ferrari since the 246 GT...


Mini Roadster breaks cover at Frankfurt
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Mini Roadster breaks cover at Frankfurt

The Mini Roadster concept broke cover today at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The two-seat soft-top will be powered by a 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine (think Cooper S) developing 130kW of power and 240Nm of toque. This is increased to 260Nm with aid of an overboost function...


Lotus Evora at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Lotus Evora at Frankfurt Motor Show

After road testing Land Rover’s 2010 Range Rover and Discovery models, reviews of which, we will post later this week, it was time to fast track to Edinburgh and catch a plane to Frankfurt. The Frankfurt International Motor Show has always been one of the largest in the world, but this year it is huge, with eleven halls it’s more a city within a city, if you will...


Volkswagen E-Up! zero emissions vehicle announced at Frankfurt
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Volkswagen E-Up! zero emissions vehicle announced at Frankfurt

Volkswagen has announced its all-new zero-emissions vehicle - the E-Up! concept - at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by an electric motor capable of delivering 60kW peak / 40kW nominal power and 209Nm of torque, the front-wheel drive E-Up! manages the 0-100km/h run in 11.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 135km/h...


Maserati GranCabrio at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Maserati GranCabrio at Frankfurt Motor Show

The GranCabrio, the first four-seater convertible in the history of Maserati, made its international début today at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The GranCabrio completes Maserati’s product line-up that now consists of three different families of models: Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranCabrio – sedan, coupe and convertible...


Volkswagen Golf R fastest ever: Frankfurt Motor Show
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Volkswagen Golf R fastest ever: Frankfurt Motor Show

While the R32 nameplate may be missing from the latest generation Golf range, Volkswagen has not left the hot hatch without a flagship – officially introducing the new Golf R at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Enthusiasts need not be disappointed by the removal of the trademark V6 with the new Golf R boasting the title as the fastest-accelerating Volkswagen ever...


Aston Martin Rapide official details: Frankfurt Motor Show
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Aston Martin Rapide official details: Frankfurt Motor Show

Following months of teasing and web leaks, Aston Martin has finally released the full details surrounding its latest model – the Rapide. Representing Aston Martin’s addition to the fledgling luxury four-door coupe market, the Rapide can accommodate up to four adults while offering an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martins...


Volkswagen Polo at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Volkswagen Polo at Frankfurt Motor Show

As CarAdvice hinted a few weeks back, Volkswagen has premiered its youngest offspring of the Polo family at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The agile three-door shares the new styling cues as seen on Tiguan and Golf for a more consistant family look...


2010 Skoda Superb Estate ready for Frankfurt
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2010 Skoda Superb Estate ready for Frankfurt

Skoda will present several new products and innovations at the Frankfurt International Motor Show from tonight, the key one being the new Superb Combi, or as it will be known here, Estate. Offering high comfort levels, generous space and a distinctive design this long wheel base wagon features a roof line that forms a moderate arch give the vehicle well-balanced proportions, as well as an optimum combination of passenger and luggage compartment dimensions...


Volkswagen to reveal 1L/100km concept at Frankfurt - report
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Volkswagen to reveal 1L/100km concept at Frankfurt - report

Volkswagen is set to release a concept two-seat car capable of obtaining a fuel economy figure of 238 mpg (1 litre per 100 kilometers) at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show according to a report published in German newspaper Blid. To be known as the L1, for obvious reasons, the concept uses carbon-fibre extensively in a bid to keep vehicle weight below 500 kilograms...