2017 Frankfurt Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Thursday, 07 September 2017 01:00

The press days for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show are set to occur on September 12th and 13th, followed by a public show that will run through September 24th of 2017.

Frankfurt Auto Show Logo

The 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars will run under the slogan “Future now,” dedicated to the core topics of automotive transformation. The key aspects will include connected and automated driving, electric mobility, and new mobility concepts for the cities of the future.

More details can be found at the official website for the Frankfurt Motor show.

AutoKnowledge Coverage

To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may load the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

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

Vehicle Name Level of Change Image Status Press Release Status Trim Level Captured Comment
Audi A8 19 Sedan Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2019 A8 3.0L turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Sedan Redesigned flagship sedan with Level 3 autonomous driving features.
Audi Aicon Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Audi Aicon Concept TBA,
Audi Elaine Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Audi Elaine Concept Concept SUV with a coupe-like roofline powered by three electric motors.
Bentley Continental GT 18 Coupe Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 GT Launch 6.0L twin turbo W-12 8-Spd DCT AWD Coupe Bentley has completely redesigned their highest selling model. The design does not stray far from the previous car, but the whole package is longer and lower than before.
BMW 5-Series 18 Sedan Europe Minor Change / Carryover Integrated Integrated 2018 M5 4.4L twin turbo V-8 8-Spd AT AWD Sedan Sporty M5 trim to debut.
BMW 6-Series 18 Gran Turismo Europe Debut of Body Style / Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2018 640i 3.0L turbo I-6 8-Spd AT AWD Gran Turismo Replacement for the 5-Series Gran Turismo, the 6-Series moniker likely indicates a jump in prices as well.
BMW Concept 8-Series Coupe Concept Integrated N/A BMW 8-Series Concept
BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept Concept Integrated Integrated BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept BMW will bring an i5 sedan concept to Frankfurt that previews an upcoming model to slot above the i3 hatchback and below the i8 sports coupe. This may be electric or a Plug-In Hybrid model.
BMW i3 18 Electric Europe Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 i3s 94Ah Electric 1-Spd AT RWD i3S trim debuts.
BMW X3 18 Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 X3 xDrive35i 3.0L turbo I-6 8-Spd AT AWD The X3 is redesigned and gains a longer wheelbase as well as the latest BMW interior design language.
BMW X7 iPerformance Concept Concept Integrated Integrated BMW X7 iPerformance Concept BMW is bringing a near-production-ready concept to Frankfurt for a range-topping 3-Row crossover. It may be offered as a Plug-In Hybrid model.
Chery Exeed Tx 19 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2019 Tx 1.5L I-4 7-Spd AT AWD Plug-In Hybrid
Chery Tiggo Coupe Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Chery Tiggo Coupe Concept Chery is reviewing the first model they intend to launch in Europe with the Tiggo Coupe Concept - a look at an alternative energy powered compact CUV.
Citroen C3 18 Aircross Europe Debut of Body Style / Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2018 Flair 1.6L diesel 6-Spd AT FWD Compact CUV replaces C3 Picasso in lineup, gains styling elements from C4 Aircross.
Dacia Duster 18 Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 Prestige 1.2L I-4 6-Spd MT 4x4 CUV potentially moving to Renault-Nissan CMF platform that is also used by the Renault Kadjar and Nissan Qashqai.
Ford Ecosport 18 Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 ST Line 1.5L diesel I-4 6-Spd MT FWD Light refresh of European Ecosport model adds new 1.5L diesel engine, ST-Line trim, and revised chassis settings.
Ford Fiesta 18 5-Door Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated N/A 2018 Style 1.0L turbo I-3 6-Spd MT FWD 5-Door Redesigned Fiesta model is not likely to launch in the US - in Europe it includes a CUV inspired Active model as well as the sporty ST trim.
Ford Mustang 18 Coupe Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 GT 5.0L V-8 10-Spd AT RWD Coupe Refreshed Mustang that is already on sale in the US makes it's way to Europe.
Ford Ranger 18 Double Cab Europe Minor Change / Carryover Integrated Integrated 2018 Black Edition 3.2L diesel I-5 6-Spd AT 4x4 Double Cab Black Edition debuts on Ranger pickup. These 2,500 units will be painted 'Absolute Black' with a black grille, alloy wheels, and sports bar. Standard equipment includes satellite navigation, front parking sensors, rearview camera, Ford SYNC 3 multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone electronic climate control, leather seat trim, and heated door mirrors.
Ford Tourneo 18 Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 Custom 2.0L diesel I-4 6-Spd AT FWD Refreshed van with room for up to nine passengers. Interior undergoes extensive revamp with lighter exterior updates.
Honda CR-V 18 Hybrid Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype Honda is showing a near-production CR-V Hybrid model to be sold in Europe, but has not yet confirmed a US introduction.
Honda Jazz 18 5-Door Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 Sport 1.5L I-4 6-Spd MT FWD 5-Door Refresh for th Jazz (already on sale as the refreshed Fit in the US). Also new for Europe is it's 1.5L I-4 powertrain.
Hyundai i30 18 5-Door Europe Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 i30 N 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD 5-Door Hyundai is launched the i3 (Elantra GT in the US) with an additional bodystyle in Europe (fastback) as well as a high performance i30 N trim for the 5-Door.
Hyundai i30 18 Fastback Europe Debut of Body Style / Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2018 i30 1.4L turbo I-4 6-Spd MT FWD Fastback Hyundai is launched the i3 (Elantra GT in the US) with an additional bodystyle in Europe (fastback) as well as a high performance i30 N trim for the 5-Door.
Hyundai i30 18 Wagon Europe Carryover Integrated N/A 2018 i30 1.4L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD Wagon
Hyundai Kona 18 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 Limited 1.6L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD Compact CUV, destined for US - may share a platform with the Kia Stonic.
Jaguar E-Pace 18 Europe Debut Integrated N/A 2018 Launch Edition D240 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 9-Spd AT AWD Compact luxury crossover on an aluminum intensive chassis that slots underneath the existing F-Pace in Jaguar's lineup.
Jaguar XF 18 Wagon Europe Debut of Body Style / Alt Energy Integrated N/A 2018 XF S 3.0L supercharged V-6 8-Spd AT RWD Wagon The redesigned XF model gains a sportbrake (wagon) bodystyle. The wagon intially launched back in June of 2017 and Frankfurt serves as it's first auto show appearance.
Kia Niro 18 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Debut of Body Style / Alt Energy Integrated N/A 2018 Niro 1.6L I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD Plug-In Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid version of former Hybrid-only compact CUV.
Kia Picanto 18 5-Door Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 X-Line 1.0L turbo I-3 5-Spd MT FWD 5-Door Rugged looking X-Line trim debuts, offers larger bumpers with metal-look accents, a unique grille, altered fog-lamp surrounds, black wheel arch surrounds, and taller ground clearance. Also adds a new 1.0L turbo I-3 engine making 99hp / 127 tq.
Kia Picanto 18 5-Door Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 GT Line 1.6L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD 5-Door Rugged looking X-Line trim debuts, offers larger bumpers with metal-look accents, a unique grille, altered fog-lamp surrounds, black wheel arch surrounds, and taller ground clearance. Also adds a new 1.0L turbo I-3 engine making 99hp / 127 tq.
Kia Proceed Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Kia Proceed Concept Sporty compact wagon concept takes design cues from the Stinger sport sedan.
Kia Sorento 18 Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 GT Line 2.2L diesel I-4 8-Spd AT FWD Refreshed Sorento CUV arrives in Europe after an unveiling in South Korea earlier in 2017.
Kia Stonic 18 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 Stonic 1.4L I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD Compact CUV, destined for US - may share a platform with the Hyundai Kona.
Lexus CT 18 Hybrid Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 CT 200h 1.8L I-4 2-Spd CVT FWD Hybrid Lexus has dropped the compact hybrid CT hatchback in the US, but it has undergone a refresh for the European market.
Maserati Ghibli 18 Sedan Europe Mid-cycle Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 GranLusso 3.0L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT RWD Sedan Maserati's smallest sedan has been refreshed. The exterior and interior changes are minimal (a new dashboard and infotainment system debuted last year), but the 3.0L V-6 engine has been revised to add another 20hp / 22 tq.
Mercedes-AMG Project One Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mercedes-AMG Project One Concept Mercedes will be introducing a road-legal hypercar based around their F1 car's 1.6L turbocharged V-6 engine.
Mercedes-Benz EQA Electric Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mercedes-Benz EQ A Electric Concept Concept for a compact electric hatchback that would compete with BMW's i3 model.
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power Concept Mercedes will unveil a near-production ready prototype for a plug-in hybrod hydeogen fuel cell crossover based on the GLC platform.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 18 Convertible Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 AMG S 63 4.0L twin turbo V-8 9-Spd AT AWD Convertible We can expect to see modified bumpers and restyled headlights. The interior will receive a minor refreshing that should include two new 12.3-inch high-resolution displays.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 18 Coupe Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 S 560 4.0L twin turbo V-8 9-Spd AT AWD Coupe We can expect to see modified bumpers and restyled headlights. The interior will receive a minor refreshing that should include two new 12.3-inch high-resolution displays.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class 18 Crew Cab Europe Debut Integrated N/A 2018 X350d 3.0L twin-turbodiesel V-6 7-Spd DCT AWD Crew Cab
Mini Electric Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mini Electric Concept Mini will be showing a concept derived from the Cooper Hardtop's styling that offers an electric powertrain, new grille design, and may preview a production electric model to be launched in 2019.
Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept A sporty take on the Mini Cooper Hardtop, the GP concept takes inspiration from past GP production models and adds more extreme styling to the newer model.
Opel Grandland X 18 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated Grandland X 1.2L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT FWD Midsize CUV (larger than Crossland X) based on the Peugeot 3008.
Opel Insignia 18 Country Tourer Europe Debut of Body Style / Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2018 Exclusive 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD Country Tourer After unveiling the new Insignia TourX, Sportback, and Sports Tourer models, Opel is adding Country Tourer versions that increase the ride height and add cladding to the Sports Tourer versions.
Porsche Cayenne 19 Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2019 Turbo 4.0L twin turbo V-8 8-Spd AT AWD The Cayenne - Porsche's bread and butter CUV offering - has been redesigned with sportier design details, a more modern interior with a 12.3" touchscreen display, and new engines.
Renault Symbioz Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Renault Symbioz Concept Renault is unveiling a concept focusing on three areas of future mobility - autonomy, electric drive, and connectivity.
Seat Arona 18 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 FR Line 1.0L turbo I-3 6-Spd MT FWD Not confirmed. Seat debuted a new CUV that will slot beneath the Ateca in their lineup - called the Arona, it first appeared at a special event in Barcelona back in June.
Skoda Karoq 18 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2019 TDI 2.0L turbodiesel I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD Replacement for the Yeti, based on the MQB platform.
Skoda Vision E Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Skoda Vision E Concept Skoda has updated the Vision E Concept (initially from Shanghai) to include additional advanced driving and safety features.
Smart Vision EQ fortwo Electric Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Smart Vision EQ fortwo Electric Concept Smart's futuristic autonomous concept is all-electric (30kWh battery pack) and could preview a production model that would launch under Daimler's upcoming EQ sub-brand for Smart and Mercedes.
Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept This concept will show a next generation hybrid powertrain in Toyota's high-riding C-HR model.
Toyota Land Cruiser 19 Prado Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2019 Prado 2.8L diesel I-4 6-Spd AT 4x4 The Land Cruiser has been redesigned after a long run for the previous generation. The 2019 model is on a new platform, but remains a true body-on-frame SUV.
Volkswagen Amarok 18 Crew Cab Europe Concept Integrated N/A Volkswagen Amarok Aventura Exclusive Crew Cab Concept Aventura Exclusive concept
Volkswagen Golf 18 Sportsvan Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 TSI 1.4L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD Sportsvan The new bumpers, headlights, taillights, and interior design for the Golf models are making their way into the Sportsvan bodystyle for 2018.
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Electric Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Electric Concept Volkswagen is updating the I.D. Crozz concept with some more production-intent design features.
Volkswagen Polo 18 5-Door Europe Major Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 GTI 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD 5-Door 6th generation compact Polo hatchback grows in several dimensions, becomes more fuel efficient, and adds driver assistance technologies not usually found in the subcompact segment.
Volkswagen T-Roc 19 Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2019 Style 2.0L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT AWD Volkswagen is debuting a new subcompact crossover to be sold in Europe - the US will not receive this model.
Audi A4 18 Wagon Europe Trim Integrated Integrated - Sporty RS4 trim level debuts for the A4 wagon.
Audi A4 18 Wagon Europe Trim Integrated Integrated - Audi is releasing G-Tron models for the A4 Wagon and A5 Sportback (5-Door). G-Tron models can run on gasoline, CNG, or Audi's e-gas.
Audi A5 18 5-Door Europe Trim Integrated Integrated - Audi is releasing G-Tron models for the A4 Wagon and A5 Sportback (5-Door). G-Tron models can run on gasoline, CNG, or Audi's e-gas.
Audi R8 19 Coupe Europe Trim Integrated Integrated 2019 R8 V10 RWS 5.2L V-10 7-Spd DCT RWD Coupe Audi is adding a rear-wheel-drive R8 model to the lineup, likely as the new base model.
BMW 2-Series 18 Coupe Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated - BMW refreshed the 2-Series Coupe earlier in the year, and Frankfurt is it's initial auto show debut, though it has already been on sale across Europe and in the US.
BMW 3-Series 18 Electric Europe Alt Energy Integrated N/A - Not confirmed. TBA.
Borgward Isabella Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Borgward Isabella Concept
Citroen Berlingo Multispace 18 Electric Europe Alt Energy Integrated Integrated - Full-electric compact van offers 66hp, 148 tq, and a 22.5kWh battery supply.
Ferrari Portofino 19 Convertible Europe Debut Integrated Integrated 2019 Portofino 3.9L twin-turbo V-8 7-Spd DCT RWD Convertible Replacement for the Ferrari California compact hardtopc convertible.
Honda Urban EV Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Honda Urban EV Concept TBA.
Lexus NX 18 Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated - The NX model (one of the newer additions to Lexus' lineup has gone through a mid-cycle refresh. Changes are hard to notice but include a retouched grille outline, and new lower bumper shapes.
Lexus NX 18 Hybrid Europe Refresh Integrated Integrated - The NX model (one of the newer additions to Lexus' lineup has gone through a mid-cycle refresh. Changes are hard to notice but include a retouched grille outline, and new lower bumper shapes.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 18 Plug-In Hybrid Europe Alt Energy Integrated Integrated -
Mercedes-Benz V-Class 18 Europe Trim Integrated N/A - Value-priced Rise edition bows.
Opel Vivaro 18 Europe Trim Integrated N/A - Vivaro Life camping edition debuts.
Porsche 911 19 Coupe Europe Trim Integrated N/A - Porsche is introducing a 911 GT3 Touring Package - a model meant to appeal to 911 purists.
Porsche 911 19 Coupe Europe Trim Integrated Integrated - Porsche is introducing a 911 GT2 RS - at 700 horsepower it will be the most powerful 911 model to date.
Renault Koleos 18 Europe Redesign Integrated N/A - European debut of the more CUV-like Koleos redesign first seen in China.
Rolls-Royce Phantom 18 Sedan Europe Redesign Integrated N/A - The Phantom has been redesigned after an eight year run with minimal changes. Despite being all-new, the exterior is hard to distinguish from the older model.
Seat Leon 18 5-Door Europe Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 Cupra R 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD 5-Door Leon Cupra R hot hatchback model released, and Cupra anounced as name of new performance sub-brand.
Subaru Impreza 18 Wagon Europe Redesign Integrated N/A - Subaru's redesigned Impreza models ride atop a new platform. These have already been on sale in the US and are making their European debut.
Suzuki Swift 18 5-Door Europe Trim Integrated Integrated - Swift Sport hot hatchback trim to be unveiled.
Thunder Power Future Vision SUV Concept Concept Integrated N/A Thunder Power Future Vision SUV Concept

Floor Plan

Frankfurt Auto Show Floor Plan

Here we will have a few of the auto show highlights with some details about each vehicle:

Debuts:

2018 Kia Stonic

2018 Kia Stonic: The Stonic is a Europe-only model built on the same all-new platform that underpins the new Hyundai Kona. The Stonic will be motivated by a 1.0L turbocharged I-3, a 1.4L I-4, or a 1.6L diesel I-4. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and high-beam assist.

Redesigns / Refreshes:

2019 Porsche Cayenne

2019 Porsche Cayenne: The latest generation Cayenne moves to the MLB platform that underpins Audi's Q7 and drops 143 pounds in the process despite adding new safety features and additional passenger space. Eventually there will be two Plug-In Hybrid models - one based on the 2.9L V-6 and a range-topping V-8 model called the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. Inside the new Cayenne is a dash again similar to the new Panamera's - the center console retains a few physical controls but also introduces capacitive touch buttons behind glass surfaces. The Cayenne will have a host of performance related options like a Sport Chrono package that will add a 48-volt electrical system with adaptive roll-bars, all-wheel-steering, and adjustable air suspension, as well as Porsche's Surface Coated Brakes which add a tungsten-carbide layer to iron rotors to extend longevity, improve performance, and reduce brake dust. 

Concepts:

Kia Proceed Concept

Kia Proceed Concept: The Proceed Concept presents a new large wagon bodystyle for Kia. The concept is equipped with a Luminline feature that illuminates the outline of the car's glasshouse as drivers approach the car. Retains the athleticism of the current Proceed model, while combining its striking visual presence with a real-world versatility. The dashboard has been painted in the same deep red metallic color as the exterior and features knurled aluminum knobs. There are various in-car aromas available for drivers and passengers to choose from.

 

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