The debuts of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar F-Pace and Bentley Bentayga will attract lots of attention at the Frankfurt auto show. European mass-market automakers such as Opel and Renault also will unveil key models – Renault with the Megane and Opel with its latest Astra.
Self-driving cars, electric cars and supercars with lots of horsepower but fewer CO2 emissions are among the themes that will be center stage at this month’s show.
Below are the important debuts, listed from A-Z. The show’s press days when automakers will unveil their latest offerings are Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Giulia midsize car launches Alfa Romeo’s turnaround bid. The Giulia Quadrifoglio will be shown in Frankfurt powered by a Ferrari-derived, 503-hp, twin-turbocharged V-6 as Alfa emphasizes performance in a bid to gain an edge over its German premium rivals.
Audi's e-tron quattro concept previews a rival to the upcoming Tesla Model X crossover. The all-electric, four-seat crossover will go into production in 2018. Audi hopes the production version's long range of more than 500km will win over customers previously put off by the relatively short distances EVs can travel before they need to be recharged.