2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Monday, 13 July 2015 01:00

The 66th Frankfurt Auto Show kicked off on September 15th and runs through September 27th of 2015. Press days occurred September 15th and 16th.

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Below is our coverage of the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.


The International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany is the world's largest auto show. Passenger vehicles are shown in odd-numbered years, while commercial vehicles are on display during the even-numbered years. The Paris Motor Show is held around the same time during even-numbered years, alternating with Frankfurt.

Further details about the show can be found at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show website. To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may also load the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Acting as a quick overview of what is being released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is a list that will be updated live as we capture and then integrate our images, OEM press kit images, and OEM press releases from the show into our Vehicle Information Center.

AutoKnowledge Images Image Status Press Release Status Level of Change Trim Level Captured Comment
Audi A4 17 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign A4 TDI 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Redesigned 9th generation A4 models, coming to the US.
Audi A4 17 Wagon Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign A4 TDI 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Redesigned 9th generation A4 models, coming to the US.
BMW X1 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign X1 xDrive20d 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 8-Spd AT AWD BMW's compact CUV is redesigned, will come to the US.
Ford Edge 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Titanium 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT AWD EU version of the redesigned Ford Edge already seen in the US.
Ford Ranger 16 Double Cab Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh Wildtrak 3.2L turbodiesel V-6 6-Spd AT 4x4
Hyundai Santa Fe 17 Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh Santa Fe 2.2L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT AWD
Infiniti Q30 17 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Debut Q30 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD
Jaguar F-Pace 17 Europe Integrated Integrated Debut R-Sport 3.0L supercharged V-6 8-Spd AT AWD
Jaguar F-Pace 17 Europe Integrated Integrated Debut S 3.0L supercharged V-6 8-Spd AT AWD
Kia Sportage 17 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Sportage 1.7L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Debut GLC250 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD
Opel Astra 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign ecoFLEX 1.6L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD
Renault Talisman 16 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Debut Initiale Paris 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD Renault debuts a Nissan Maxima sized sedan, supposedly not based on the latest Maxima's platform.
Renault Talisman 16 Wagon Europe Integrated Integrated Debut Initiale Paris 1.6L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD Renault debuts midsize wagon, supposedly not based on the latest Maxima's platform.
Suzuki Baleno 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Debut Baleno 1.0L turbo I-3 5-Spd MT FWD Suzuki debuts a new compact hatchback model for the EU market.
Toyota Prius 16 Hybrid Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Prius 1.8L I-4 2-Spd CVT FWD The latest iteration of the Toyota Prius arrives, with a sleeker profile, more aggressive front end styling, and better fuel economy.
Volkswagen Tiguan 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign R-Line 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd DCT AWD
Volkswagen Tiguan 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Tiguan 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD
Volkswagen Tiguan 16 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle GTE 1.4L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD
Alfa Romeo Giulia 17 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Debut Quadrifoglio Verde 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 7-Spd DCT RWD Alfa's luxury compact sedan to compete with 3-series, A4.
BMW 3-Series 16 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle / Alt Energy BMW 330e 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT RWD Plug-In Hybrid 3-Series Sedan debuts.
BMW 7-Series 16 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign 730d 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 8-Spd AT AWD BMW's current flagship sedan is redesigned, new generation technologies debut.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 17 Coupe Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle C300 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd AT RWD Coupe
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 16 Convertible Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle S500 4.0L twin-turbo V-8 8-Spd AT RWD
Mini Cooper Clubman 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Cooper 1.5L turbo I-3 6-Spd AT FWD Mini continues moving vehicles to newer, larger platforms. Downsized engines retaining similar power ratings expected, will come to the US.
Nissan Navara 16 Double Cab Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign NP300 2.3L turbodiesel I-4 5-Spd AT 4x4
Audi A4 17 Wagon Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign A4 g-tron 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD
Audi A8 16 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Trim S8 Plus 4.0L twin turbo V-8 8-Spd AT AWD S8 Plus trim levels debut on Audi's largest sedan.
Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept Integrated Integrated Concept Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept
Audi Q5 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Trim SQ5 Plus 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 8-Spd AT AWD SQ5 receives Plus trim level with more power and torque than before; unique badging.
Bentley Bentayga 17 Europe Integrated Integrated Debut Bentayga 6.0L twin turbo W-12 8-Spd AT AWD Bentley's first production CUV.
BMW 2-Series 16 Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle / Alt Energy BMW 225xe 1.5L turbo I-3 6-Spd AT AWD Plug-In Hybrid 2-Series MPV debuts.
DS 4 17 Crossback Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle BlueHDi 2.0 Lturbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD
Fiat 500 17 Coupe Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh 500 1.4L I-4 5-Spd MT FWD
Ford Galaxy 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Titanium X 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT AWD
Ford Mondeo 15 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Trim Vignale 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD
Ford Mondeo 15 Wagon Europe Integrated Integrated Trim Vignale 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT AWD
Kia Ceed 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh GT Line 1.6L turbodiesel I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD
Kia Optima 16 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Optima 1.7L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD European-spec Optima debuts, already seen in the US.
Lexus GS 16 Sedan Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh GS 450h 3.5L V-6 2-Spd CVT RWD
Nissan Navara 16 King Cab Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign NP300 2.3L turbodiesel I-4 5-Spd AT 4x4
Peugeot 208 16 3-Door Europe Integrated N/A Refresh Allure 1.0L I-3 6-Spd AT FWD
Renault Megane 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign GT 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD
Renault Megane 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Megane 1.5L I-4 6-Spd AT FWD
Volkswagen Multivan 16 Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign T6 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD Volkswagen's compact van is redesigned on MQB platform.
Audi A1 15 Sportback Europe Integrated N/A Trim S1 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT AWD
BMW X5 16 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Integrated N/A Bodystyle X5 xDrive40e 3.0L turbocharged I-6 8-Spd AT AWD BMW announced the X5 xDrive40e last year, but did not show it in LA.
Ford C-Max 15 Europe Integrated N/A Seat Angles Hybrid 2.0L I-4 2-Spd CVT FWD
Ford EcoSport 16 Europe Integrated N/A Refresh Titanium 1.6L I-4 5-Spd MT FWD
Ford Fiesta 15 3-Door Europe Integrated N/A Seat Angles Red and Black Edition 1.0L turbo I-3 5-Spd MT FWD
Ford Focus 15 5-Door Europe Integrated N/A Seat Angles Focus 2.0L I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD
Ford Focus 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Trim RS 2.3L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT AWD
Ford Kuga 16 Europe Integrated N/A Seat Angles Individual 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD
Ford S-Max 15 Europe Integrated Integrated Seat Angles Titanium 2.0L twin turbo I-4 6-Spd AT AWD
Hyundai i20 16 Active Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle i20 Active 1.0L turbo I-3 6-Spd MT FWD New 'Allroad-esque' bodystyle for the Hyundai i20 5-Door.
Hyundai i40 16 Wagon Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh i40 1.7L turbodiesel I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD
Lancia Ypsilon 16 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Redesign Gold 1.2L I-4 5-Spd MT FWD
Mazda Koeru Concept Integrated N/A Concept Mazda Koeru Concept
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 17 5-Door Europe Integrated N/A Refresh A160 1.6L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Mercedes-Benz IAA Concept Integrated N/A Concept Mercedes-Benz IAA Concept
Nissan Gripz Concept Integrated N/A Concept Nissan Gripz Concept Sporty concept crossover previewing a Juke sized vehicle that may replace the Nissan Z sports car platform.
Opel Adam 16 3-Door Europe Integrated N/A Trim Rocks S 1.4L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Opel Corsa 16 3-Door Europe Integrated N/A Minor Change OPC Line 1.4L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Opel Corsa 16 5-Door Europe Integrated N/A Minor Change Corsa 1.0L turbo I-3 6-Spd AT FWD
Peugeot 308 16 5-Door Europe Integrated N/A Trim 308 GTi 1.6L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Renault Twingo 15 5-Door Europe Integrated N/A Minor Change Twingo 0.9L turbo I-3 5-Spd MT RWD New DCT and limited edition trim debut.
Seat Alhambra 16 Europe Integrated N/A Refresh Alhambra Connect 2.0L I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Seat Ibiza 15 5-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Refresh ST 1.2L turbo I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD
Skoda Superb 16 Combi Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle Laurin and Klement 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd DCT AWD Following Superb sedan redesign, the Combi (wagon) bodystyle sees the same changes.
Smart fortwo 16 Convertible Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle Brabus 0.9L turbo I-3 5-Spd MT RWD The redesigned fortwo gains a Cabriolet model simillar to the last generation. New DCT.
Thunderpower Concept Integrated N/A Concept Thunderpower Concept
Toyota Auris 16 Touring Sports Europe Integrated N/A Refresh Hybrid 1.8L I-4 2-Spd CVT FWD
Toyota Avensis 16 Touring Sports Europe Integrated N/A Refresh Avensis 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD
Toyota Hilux 15 Double Cab Europe Integrated Integrated Trim Invincible 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 5-Spd AT 4x4
Toyota Yaris 15 5-Door Europe Integrated N/A Minor Change Active 1.3L I-4 6-Spd MT FWD
Volkswagen Caddy 16 Alltrack Europe Integrated Integrated Bodystyle Alltrack 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 6-Spd DCT AWD Lifted, plastic-cladded Alltrack bodystyle for the Alltrack compact van.
Volkswagen Golf 16 Convertible Europe Integrated N/A Refresh Golf 1.8L turbo I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD
Volkswagen GTI 17 3-Door Europe Integrated Integrated Trim GTI Clubsport 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD VW is launching a production version of the GTI Clubsport concept seen at Worthersee.

Here are some of the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show highlights in a few categories:

Debuts:

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan: Alfa Romeo is showing off the Giulia, a sports sedan meant to take on the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4.

Redesigns:

2017 Audi A4 Sedan

2017 Audi A4 Sedan: Audi is bringing the next generation A4 Sedan to Frankfurt.
This new A4 has similar shapes but more angular styling compared to the previous generation.

Concepts:

Mazdaspeed3 Concept

Mazda Koeru Concept: Mazda is showing a concept that previews the next CX-9 crossover redesign.

 

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