Tag Archives: Auto Shows

Borgward Isabella concept brings a storied name back from the past

Borgward emerged in the early to mid-1900s as an underdog German automaker that would, after some great successes, fold in the early 1960s. However, the storied brand was reincarnated in 2008 and the brand showed a new production model, the BX7 SUV, in 2015. Now, Borgward is looking to the future with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor...

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Suzuki debuts an all-new 2018 Swift Sport in Frankfurt

Suzuki bowed out of the U.S. market in late 2012. Its final products were actually well-built machines in the Kizashi mid-size sedan and SX4 compact hatchback. The problem was that no one was buying them, you couldn't find a dealership even if you wanted to buy one, and brand awareness on the auto side had evaporated. Still, Suzuki presses on and actually...

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Renault Mégane RS makes debut, spicier Trophy model already confirmed

Renault's newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has finally been revealed. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS, and it's due on sale in markets where the French brand's cars are sold in the spring of 2018. The debut took place on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new...

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2019 Bentley Continental GT arrives with more beauty and power

You've seen the spy shots. You've drooled over photos of the concept. Now, the redesigned 2018 Bentley Continental GT has arrived. If beauty is pain, the new Continental GT unveiled Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is agonizingly gorgeous. Its exterior design is mostly cribbed from the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, which was also gorgeous inside and out...

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Jaguar I-Pace electric car gets its own race series

Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world's first race series for a production-based electric car. We wouldn't call it the first race series of its type, as a series using Tesla Model S-based racecars has already been announced, though this doesn't at all diminish what Jaguar is out to achieve. Jaguar's series is a one-make...

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BMW X3 preview

BMW on Monday unveiled a redesigned X3. The reveal took place at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina where production has just started. The first examples are due in showrooms in November, as 2018 models. The third-generation X3 is the first SUV based on BMW's CLAR modular platform which made its debut in the 2016 7-Series. It brings some...

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New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

BMW Group's Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from the public. The BMW Group used the feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by...

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado made more refined

The Toyota Land Cruiser has grown to become quite the behemoth when compared to earlier generations. But that's not the case for the version sold in some other markets. Known as the Land Cruiser Prado, the mid-size member of the Land Cruiser family is more closely related to the Lexus GX we get in the United States, and it's just been updated...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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Honda Urban EV Concept marks the return of retro design

A long time ago, Honda built a car called the City. It was adorable, tiny, and has garnered something of a cult following today. Think of the Honda Urban EV Concept, which debuted Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), as more than a spiritual successor. The City's inspiration is plain by its name—"urban" is a synonym for...

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