Frankfurt Motor Show 2015
With just over a week until the Frankfurt Motor Show, we provide you with a preview of what to expect!
Sep 09, 2015
The Frankfurt Motor Show, along with Geneva & Paris is one of the biggest car shows in the world, held every two years in Frankfurt, Germany. It’s one of the main opportunities for manufacturers from around the world to unveil their latest models and technologies. Doors open on September 17th until the 27th September so what can we expect? Here’s what we know so far…
Kia teased us with some sketches of the new Sportage for 2016, then leaked photos from a Korean car site showed us a closer look. It still wasn’t close enough, so thankfully the crossover will officially debut in Frankfurt. Inspired by the Kx3 concept from last year, a range of engines will be offered as well as a new powertrain possibly an EV version. The varied and versatile range could set the Sportage as a real competitor against the Nissan Qashqai.
Mazda Koeru Concept Car
Mazda will unveil their Koeru concept car, a SUV crossover that is said to follow its predecessor the CX-7 with a seven-seat design. The concept SUV will have a striking design aiming to sit alongside the CX-5 as a flagship model.
Kia Optima 2016
The new saloon will see an updated design, a roomier interior and a new version of the 1.7-litre diesel engine that will be the only engine available when launched.
With aerodynamic styling, Kia have promised that the new Optima will be evolutionary with a high quality interior and ultimate comfort. The model is important to Kia’s European line-up as it offers buyers something fresh and new in comparison to other models.
The Navara pick-up is already available in other countries but the European spec will be announced at Frankfurt. It isn’t expected that there will be many changes for the UK version, but we know that it will receive updated styling, ride and handling with new safety features.
We have heard a lot of rumours about the upgraded Nissan Leaf that is set for release next year before the release of the game changing next-gen Leaf.
There will be announcements on both the upgrade and the all-new 2017 Leaf. With a 30kw battery, the upgrade will outperform the current Leaf’s 80-100 mile range by reaching around 150-160 miles on a full charge.
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