Tag Archives: Auto Shows

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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Audi RS 4 Avant makes return at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Hot on the heels of Monday's debut of the new rear-wheel-drive R8 supercar, the Audi Sport division has since revealed a new generation of the RS 4. The vehicle made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sadly, the RS 4 is still exclusively a wagon affair, the body style referred to as an Avant by Audi. It means we're likely to...

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BMW i sedan hinted at with 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show concept

BMW is hinting at the next addition to its i sub-brand for electrified cars with a striking concept unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the i Vision Dynamics, the concept is a low-slung sedan in the style of the automaker's 4-door Gran Coupes, and it's powered by an electric powertrain BMW insists is capable of 373 miles...

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Jaguar E-Pace preview

Pint-sized crossover SUVs are all the rage right now and Jaguar is joining the fun with its 2018 E-Pace. Revealed in July, the compact SUV has since made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of a showroom arrival in early 2018. No doubt it's set to end up as one of the, if not the most popular model in the automaker's lineup. The trail has...

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2019 Audi A8 preview

The Audi A8 is now one of the oldest among its peers but a redesigned version of the flagship sedan was unveiled in July at a special event in Barcelona, Spain. It's since made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. This new, fourth-generation A8 is due on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model, and though its design is a tad on the conservative side the...

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Land Rover Discovery SVX is a hardcore, V-8-powered off-roader

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) is out to prove that its repertoire goes well beyond fast cars. It's demonstrating this with the Land Rover Discovery SVX concept that debuted on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. SVX is the opposing bookend to SVO's SVR label which denotes high-performance vehicles. SVR is...

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