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
 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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