2013 Frankfurt auto show highlights

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A look at key production and concept models at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show.

Opel Monza concept

GEORGIA CHAPMAN

Reviving an historic nameplate for GM's Opel brand, the low, sleek Monza concept is more sports brake. “You don’t just climb out, you float out,” Mark Adams, Opel’s head of design, said of the hybrid-electric Monza and its gullwing doors. “This car is a study that will have a long-term impact on the next generation of Vauxhall and Opel models,” Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said. And perhaps Buick, too, since Opel and Buick are under orders from Detroit to cooperate even more. Under the body is the same plug-in hybrid setup found in the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.

Opel Monza concept
Opel Monza concept
Mercedes-Benz Concept S Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz Concept S Class Coupe
Jaguar C-X17 concept
Jaguar C-X17 concept
Volvo Concept Coupe
Volvo Concept Coupe
BMW i8
BMW i8
Infiniti Q30 concept
Infiniti Q30 concept
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Smart FourJoy
Smart FourJoy
Audi A3 cabriolet
Audi A3 cabriolet
Lexus LF-NX
Lexus LF-NX
Ford Vignale
Ford Vignale
 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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