The 66th International Motor Show or IAA has opened in Frankfurt! About 11-hundred exhibitors from 39 countries are presenting their newest products, including 219 world premieres. The trend to cars with offroad capability continues unbroken.
With the e-Tron quattro concept, Audi shows how it intends to develop its SUV family. The new machine is conceived as an all-electric car. Aerodynamic components on the front, sides, and rear ensure optimal air-flow around the vehicle.
SEAT, too, has been hard at work on the SUV theme. Its concept car, the Leon Cross Sport, combines three doors and offroad capability in a new way.
Lexus ties the SUV to environmental awareness. The hybrid RX 450h is powered by a 3-point-5-liter, V6 engine with direct fuel injection. Despite the system's 230 kilowatts, Lexus rates consumption at only 5-point-2 liters per 100 kilometers.
Another successor to a bestseller is VW's new generation of the Tiguan, based on the company's Modular Transverse Matrix platform. VW has big plans for the Tiguan. The GTE offers a sneak peak of an electric version. A sporty R-line model is ready to go into mass production.
Volkswagen is also rolling out the Caddy Alltrack, an all-purpose vehicle available both as a sedan and a hatchback.
Skoda's flagship, the Superb, has been given more space inside. Here at the IAA, the Czechs are showing their first station wagon version.