Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankfurt Motor Show

A round-up of just-auto’s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Our team highlight the show’s most lauded car launches and auto show debuts, futuristic concept cars and manufacturer announcements.


Management briefing - Frankfurt motor show overview

18 Sep 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Did Mercedes-AMG win the battle of the clicks for news coverage from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA? The Project ONE hypercar was certainly one of the highlights - when did we last see an F1 engine in a road car? In the world of important new production cars, the VW T-Roc and Polo were the stand outs, while for futuristic prototypes, Audi was surely the winner with its Aicon concept.


Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification drive

15 Sep 2017 | Calum MacRae

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tenneco.


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 Sep 2017 | Glenn Brooks

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


FRANKFURT - ACEA proposes post-2021 CO2 reductions

13 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

In what looks like a pre-emptive strike ahead of European Commission proposals, Europe's carmakers have proposed a further reduction to fleet average CO2 targets by 2030, but also said they can only be achieved with much higher take-up of electric vehicles and the provision of battery charging infrastructure.


FRANKFURT - Maserati switches to EPS to enable new ADAS functions

13 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Maserati has switched its Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante models to electric power steering (EPS) for the 2018 model year, enabling new driver assistance systems (ADAS).


COMMENT - The car shows world order is changing

13 Sep 2017 | Chris Wright

Frankfurt, Paris, Geneva, Tokyo and Detroit – the big five, must-attend car shows. Not anymore, the world order has changed.


FRANKFURT - Borgward coming (back) to Germany

12 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Stuttgart-based Borgward plans to enter the German market by the end of the year, it announced at the Frankfurt show.


FRANKFURT - Honeywell and Lear collaborate on cybersecurity

12 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honeywell and Lear announced at Frankfurt they are collaborating to provide automotive software technology and infrastructure to address threats associated with emerging connected and autonomous vehicle development.


FRANKFURT - Kia tops rivals for IAA debuts

12 Sep 2017 | Chris Wright

One of the most satisfied car chiefs at the Frankfurt IAA must be Michael Cole, chief operating officer of Kia Motors Europe. His list of vehicle introductions was longer than most of his rivals' entire model ranges.


FRANKFURT - PSA's Tavares sees need to raise Opel efficiency

12 Sep 2017 | Chris Wright

In an interview with just-auto at the Frankfurt Motor Show, PSA chief Carlos Tavares warns of productivity gaps across the Opel manufacturing network that will require work to bring plants into line with PSA efficiency levels. He also says the company is planning several post-Brexit scenarios in the absence of any guidance from the UK government and European Commission.


FRANKFURT - "No previous IAA has ever been more politically charged"

12 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Frankfurt show this year "is taking place in unusual times", Matthias Wissmann, president of the German automotive industry association VDA, said at a press conference. "The public and political mood is extremely challenging."


FRANKFURT - Ssangyong sees redesigned Rexton 'taking brand to new level' in UK

12 Sep 2017 | Chris Wright

The redesigned Ssangyong Rexton, making its European debut at the Frankfurt show, will push the South Korean brand to a new level. That's the confident prediction from Paul Williams, head of Ssangyong in the UK, the brand's best performing market in Europe.


FRANKFURT - ZF and Baidu agree strategic cooperation

12 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

ZF Friedrichshafen and Chinese internet company Baidu have announced a new strategic cooperation. The two partners intend to collaborate in the areas of autonomous driving and telematics as well as mobility services to develop extensive technical solutions for autonomous driving in China.


FRANKFURT - Toyota to add high performance hybrid powertrain

12 Sep 2017 | Chris Wright

Toyota will introduce a new high performance hybrid powertrain next year to be made available as an option on a number of its models.


FRANKFURT - BMW's high-end e-mobility vision

12 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

BMW has shown its 'i Vision Dynamics' concept at Frankfurt. The four-door Gran Coupe study has a pure-electric drive system and BMW says it offers 'a clear image of the electric mobility of the near future'.



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