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September 13, 2017

2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show – all the world debuts

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.

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.

Information on the following models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto’s global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Alfa Romeo: no presence

Audi A4 Avant g-tron: runs on natural gas, 125kW (170PS) and 270Nm from a 2.0-litre turbo engine which also runs on petrol

Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: same specification as the A4 Avant g-tron

Audi A8: this was its public debut after being revealed to the media at an event in Barcelona on 11 July, 48V electrics as standard

Audi Aicon concept: autonomous to Level 5, four motors, claimed range of up to 800km, 5,444mm long, 3,470mm wheelbase is 240mm lengthier than that of new A8 L

Audi RS 4 Avant: 331kW (450hp) and 600Nm 2.9 TFSI engine, wheel arches are 30mm wider than on an A4 Avant, in German dealerships from early 2018

Audi Sport R8 RWS (‘Rear Wheel Series’): rear-wheel drive variant, 50kg lighter than R8 Coupé V10, build limited to a combined 999 Coupés and Spyders

Audi Elaine concept: an evolution of the e-tron Sportback concept, three motors and a claimed 370kW

Bentley Continental GT: Porsche-developed MSB architecture, body panels stamped in Bratislava, BiW made at Porsche Leipzig plant and final assembly in Crewe

Bayerische Motoren Werke‘ and a black and white roundel in marketing material (not on the cars) for BMW’s ‘elite’ models, which will be the i8, 7 Series, 8 Series and X7

BMW 6 Series GT: replacement for 5 Series GT is lighter and lower but 87mm longer, will be made at Dingolfing

BMW i3 facelift & i3S: new S has a motor which produces 135kW (184hp) and 270Nm, both cars available with 28kW (35hp) two-cylinder range extender

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept: prototype of a four-door electric car due for release by 2021 which might be called i5 or i6

BMW M5: show debut following 21 August media premiere, 441kW (600hp) & 750Nm biturbo 4.4-litre V8, new RWD-4WD system, 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds

BMW X3: public debut, following the new model’s showing to the media at an event in June

BMW Concept X7 iPerformance: preview of next year’s big SAV which will be manufactured at Spartanburg

Borgward Isabella concept: revival of a name last seen in the 1950s and 1960s for a long, low four-door coupe

Chery Exeed TX: under development as the M31T prototype, an SUV which will be available as a hybrid, PHEV or EV

Citroën C3 Aircross: twin of the Opel/Vauxhall Crossland X, replaces the C3 Picasso and becomes an SUV even though it is front-wheel drive only

Dacia Duster facelift: a major update for H79 after seven years (new interior and many new body panels), a new model code of HJD shows that Renault considers it a new model

DS: no presence

Ferrari Portofino: replacement for California T uses a more powerful version of that car’s 3,855cc turbo V8

Fiat: no presence

Ford EcoSport EcoBlue 1.5 diesel: same facelift as was revealed at LA show in November 2016 but the world debut of an updated diesel engine

Honda Civic diesel: existing 1.6-litre engine will be available in European markets from 2018

Honda Urban EV concept: preview of a small electric vehicle for Europe, due to enter production in 2019

Honda Jazz facelift: on sale in Japan as the Fit since June but this is the motor show world debut, 1.5 petrol is new to Europe

Hyundai i30 Fastback: effective replacement for old-shape three-door, this is an alternate shape five-door i30

Hyundai i30 N: first car for the brand’s global new sub-brand which is meant to challenge VW’s GTI cars

Infiniti: no presence

Jaguar E-PACE: motor show debut (was revealed to media in July), will be made by Magna Steyr from Q1

Jaguar XJR575: the fastest XJ yet gains 25hp over the XJR which it replaces, top speed is a claimed 186mph

Jeep: no presence

Kia Proceed KED-12 concept: five-door low-roof hatchback is a preview of next year’s pro_cee’d successor

Kia Picanto X-Line: suspension raised by 15mm, green grille and foglight surrounds, bespoke bumpers, 100PS 1.0-litre T-GDI engine from cee’d

Kia Sorento facelift: six-speed automatic replaced by HMG’s own eight-speed gearbox, mild styling update

Kia Stonic: Project code is ‘SE’, a long overdue B segment SUV and closely related to the similarly sized Hyundai Kona

Lamborghini Aventador S roadster: powered by the same naturally-aspirated 740hp V12 as the Aventador S coupé, 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds with top speed 350km/h (217mph)

Land Rover Discovery SVX: ‘most extreme Land Rover yet’, 525PS and 625NM version of JLR’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8, will be assembled by SVO from 2018

Maserati MY2018 Levante & Quattroporte: Electric Power Steering (EPS) replaces hydraulic systems, allows new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with active functions

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE: engine based on Mercedes-Benz 1.6-litre V6 used in Formula 1 car and there will be MGU-K and MGU-H motor generator units too

Mercedes-AMG S-Class Coupé and S-Class Cabriolet facelifts: new variants are the 3.0-litre V6 S 450 4MATIC and bi-turbo 4.0-litre V8 S 560/S 560 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ A: expected to be a preview of an electric version of the next A-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL EQ Power: prototype of a fuel cell version of the GLC-Class

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e: facelift and a new name for the S-Class PHEV, smaller battery means a bigger boot, up to 50km in EV mode, 270kW 3.0-litre petrol V6 + 90kW motor

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé and S-Class Cabriolet facelifts: S 63+ 4MATIC Coupé & S 63 4MATIC+ Cabriolet replace the 5.5-litre S 63, now powered by a 450kW/612PS & 900Nm 3,982cc bi-turbo V8 and have a nine-speed automatic) S 65 Coupé & S 65 Cabriolet retain their 463kW/630PS & 1,000Nm, 5,980cc bi-turbo V12 engine and seven-speed automatic gearbox, the cheaper S 63+ is faster than the V12-engine S 65

Mercedes-Benz X-Class: motor show debut as its media preview took place over a year ago, European sales commence in November

Mini Electric concept: three-door hatchback, a preview of the EV due for release in 2019, Union Flag pattern in tail-lamps

Mini John Cooper Works GP concept: large air intakes and deflectors, stripped out interior

Mitsubishi: no presence

Nissan: no presence

Opel Grandland X: to be manufactured in France by Groupe PSA at Sochaux, this 4.48m long SUV replaces the discontinued Antara

Opel Insignia 2.0 BiTurbo: new diesel meets Euro 6.2 regulations, produces 154kW (210PS) and 480Nm

Opel Insignia Country Tourer: suspension is raised by 20mm and black cladding around the wheelarches, has been available to order since June

Opel Insignia GSi: 191kW (260hp) 2.0-litre turbo with AWD, replaces first generation Opel Insignia OPC/Vauxhall Insignia VXR and is faster than these due to weight loss

Opel Vivaro Tourer & Combi+: similar to the Renault Trafic SpaceClass, passenger versions of Vivaro van, Vauxhall versions are called Tourer Elite and Combi Plus

Opel Vivaro Life: campervan with extra-dark tinted windows and seats which convert to a double bed, Vauxhall’s equivalent is the Vivaro Tourer Weekender

Peugeot: no presence

Porsche Cayenne: revealed to media on 29 Aug; MLB Evo architecture; related to Bentayga, Q7, next Touareg and future Urus; in dealerships from April

Renault Mégane R.S.: to be available only as a five-door hatchback, 300PS+ 2.0-litre turbo engine and front-wheel drive, production not expected to commence until 2018

Renault Symbioz concept: autonomous EV, other details subject to media embargo

Rolls-Royce Phantom: public and motor premiere following on from a presentation to the media in July

SEAT Arona: closely related to Skoda Karoq, to be made at Martorell, due on sale in LHD EU & EFTA markets in November (December for UK)

SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TGI: compressed natural gas fuelled version of SEAT’s best-seller

SEAT Leon Cupra R: only 799 will be built, front-wheel drive, 310PS (manual) or 300PS (DSG), copper-coloured door mirror casings

Škoda Karoq: motor show debut for this 4,382mm long SUV, production commenced in July

Škoda Vision E concept: Level 3 autonomous design study has gained a different end since its world debut at AutoShanghai

smart vision EQ fortwo concept: 2,699mm long autonomous taxi which has 1+1 seating and no steering wheel or pedals

Suzuki Swift Sport: weight drops by 80kg compared to old shape model, now just 970kg, torque up by 70Nm to 230Nm, power from 1.4 turbo is 103kW

Thunder Power TP-01 EV prototype: headed for production at a purpose-built plant in the city of Ganzhou in China’s south in 2019

Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept: preview of a more powerful hybrid powertrain for Europe and other relevant regions

Toyota Land Cruiser/Prado facelift: it’s called ‘new’ but it’s another update for the body-on-frame SUV which Hino has been building at its Hamura plant since August 2009

Volkswagen Group (not Volkswagen) SEDRIC concept: previously shown robotic taxi-pod is updated with a new colour and a 42 on one of its wheel covers

Volkswagen Polo: show debut, was revealed to media on 16 June, uses same MQB A0 architecture as SEAT Ibiza

Volkswagen Polo GTI: 147kW (200PS) 2.0-litre turbo from the pre-facelift Golf, six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG

Volkswagen T-Roc: Golf-based SUV positioned below Tiguan, to be built in Portugal at Palmela (Setúbal), revealed to media on 23 August

Volvo: no presence

Wey XEV concept: PHEV crossover design study, 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine powers the front axle and a motor sends drive to the rear

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