Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 preview
The Frankfurt motor show, which takes place on 12 and 13 September this year, looks to be a big one, with numerous reveals confirmed. Take a look here
The Frankfurt motor show is fast approaching, and as it edges nearer, the list of confirmed reveals grows. We’ve already got 25 big cars on the list for a Frankfurt appearance, but this list is certain to grow as we get nearer to the show days.
Take a look below to get a sneak preview at the cars on their way to the Frankfurt motor show this year.
Frankfurt motor show 2017: the cars
The new A8 has been revealed, at an event separate to the Frankfurt show. Then, it’ll be the turn of its smaller, coupé sibling – the A7. It’s expected to debut at Frankfurt, and inherit much of the A8‘s cutting-edge autonomous tech, and a crisp new look to boot.
We’ve already seen it in the flesh at the Audi Summit in early July, but the A8 will also put in an appearance at the Frankfurt show in September.
The wait is (almost) over – Bentley’s long-awaited next-generation Continental GT is expected to be officially revealed at the Frankfurt motor show, as the brand’s most advanced car yet. It’ll even have a hybrid in the range, like its SUV sibling, the Bentayga.
Another we’ve already seen, but only in pictures; the replacement for the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo; the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. It’s more conventionally-styled than its numerically inferior predecessor, but it’s still splitting opinions.
BMW will officially be the first mainstream manufacturer to produce an entry for the next big performance segment; the hot electric hatch. Renault may have pipped it to the concept with the Zoe E-Sport, but the i3S is a dead cert for production. It’ll show the facelifted i3 range, too.
It’s another hot one from BMW, but it couldn’t be more different to the i3S; it’s BMW’s newly four-wheel drive M5. The super saloon has already been shown in part on a video game publicity shot, but this’ll be the first time we’ve seen it in full, and up close.
BMW’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz GLS will arrive at Frankfurt, in concept form. We’ve spotted it testing numerous times, and the X2 is holding its concept’s looks for production, so expect much the same process for BMW’s SUV flagship.
At the other end of the SUV market, though, will be the Dacia Duster. Dacia’s small SUV has been around long enough for its replacement to come along, which is expected to be revealed in September at Frankfurt.
It’s time for the Jazz’s mid-life refresh, so Honda’s expected to be taking one to Frankfurt to show the world. Expect Honda’s supermini-cum-small-mpv practicality and dependability, with a similar face to the new Civic.
Hyundai’s first hot hatch bows in at Frankfurt, following its debut in Germany earlier this summer. There’s up to 271bhp on tap, pumped-up looks and the promise of crisp handling.
Hyundai’s helping to keep up the SUV’s relentless momentum with the Kona; its answer to the Nissan Juke. It’s the first of three cars in this segment, and one of twelve (and counting) hitting Frankfurt in September. Keep scrolling for the others…
…Starting with the Jaguar E-Pace. It’s already proven to be one of Jaguar’s most headline-grabbing modern-day cars, being its second SUV, expected to be its best-seller, and that ever-fabled ‘Baby Jag’. We’ll get another look at Frankfurt.
On to Jaguar’s other headline-grabbing SUV, and its first ever electric vehicle, the upcoming I-Pace. We’ve seen it in concept form, and at Frankfurt, there’ll likely be a production-ready version, previewing the final car which hits roads next year.
Another Nissan Juke rival on its way to Frankfurt later this summer is the Kia Stonic. Kia’s small SUV made its initial splash upon its reveal not long ago, but we’ll see it for the first time in the flesh at Frankfurt.
The European-spec Lexus NX, in facelifted form, will be revealed at the Frankfurt, after the Asian-spec car was revealed at the Shanghai motor show earlier in the year.
Perhaps the headline car of the Frankfurt motor show will be Mercedes-AMG‘s as-yet-unnamed hypercar, codenamed Project One. It’s set to fight the Aston Martin Valkyrie and usher in a new generation of hypercars when it arrives late next year.
Mercedes is following Volkswagen’s lead with an electric vehicle concept assault; it’s now prepping its answer to the Volkswagen ID hatchback concept. Expect a similar approach to its previous EQ SUV concept.
The X-Class may be about to be revealed, but it’ll be wheeled out again at Frankfurt for its motor show debut, as part of a large Mercedes-Benz stand.
The “‘s first SUV” which started it all, the Cayenne is about to enter its third generation. We’ve spotted the car testing quite a bit over the last 18 months, so we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it’ll look like. We’ll have to wait until Frankfurt to see it in full, though.
The Mégane Renault Sport’s gestation has been plagued with leaks and barely-disguised shots, so at this stage it’s been all but officially revealed. Frankfurt will likely host its Renault reveal, though
The Seat Arona broke cover a while ago now, but its first motor show outing will be at Frankfurt, where it joins the ranks of the other SUVs hitting the car market. It’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up against the competition.
Could this be a new addition to the UK’s best-sellers list, a year from now? Vauxhall certainly hopes so, as the Grandland X will make its debut at the Frankfurt show, as a rival to the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai.
Volkswagen’s Polo has grown up for its sixth generation, and was revealed earlier in the summer at an event in Berlin. At Frankfurt, we’ll get another look at the now bigger supermini, as well as its hot hatch iteration, the Polo GTI.
Dates: Trade day: 14-15 September 2017, Public day: 16-24 September 2017
Location: Trade fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, D-60327 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Opening Times: 09:00am – 07:00pm every day
Tickets: For ticket information, visit the official website.
Source: Autocar Online