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
 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

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

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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