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
 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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