2013 Frankfurt auto show highlights

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A look at key production and concept models at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show.

Opel Monza concept

GEORGIA CHAPMAN

Reviving an historic nameplate for GM's Opel brand, the low, sleek Monza concept is more sports brake. “You don’t just climb out, you float out,” Mark Adams, Opel’s head of design, said of the hybrid-electric Monza and its gullwing doors. “This car is a study that will have a long-term impact on the next generation of Vauxhall and Opel models,” Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said. And perhaps Buick, too, since Opel and Buick are under orders from Detroit to cooperate even more. Under the body is the same plug-in hybrid setup found in the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.

Opel Monza concept
Opel Monza concept
Mercedes-Benz Concept S Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz Concept S Class Coupe
Jaguar C-X17 concept
Jaguar C-X17 concept
Volvo Concept Coupe
Volvo Concept Coupe
BMW i8
BMW i8
Infiniti Q30 concept
Infiniti Q30 concept
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Smart FourJoy
Smart FourJoy
Audi A3 cabriolet
Audi A3 cabriolet
Lexus LF-NX
Lexus LF-NX
Ford Vignale
Ford Vignale
 
No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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Opel's loss of key executives makes turnaround much harder

Christiaan Hetzner
11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2017 UPDATED: Sept. 26 18:15 CET - adds no replacement

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Opel faces a tough task replacing the automaker's award-winning marketing chief, Tina Mueller, who i ...
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Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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The auto industry's move toward electrification has been driven by the rising anti-diesel sentiment ...
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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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