The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show has come and gone, and we know have a new luxury off-road SUV, a couple of new electric vehicles, a new version of the Porsche 911 and a new BMW with a crazy grille.
Here’s a recap of the vehicles that stood out in Frankfurt.
2020 Land Rover Defender
The 2020 Land Rover Defender was expected for a while now and was the star of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed to go far off the beaten path with two available wheelbases, the new Defender is boxy, rugged, and has a spare tire on the rear door. On the other hand, it’s modern and luxurious inside and will be powered by either a 2.0-litre turbo with 237 horsepower or an Ingenium mill with 296 horsepower. A PHEV version is on the way. The Defender will start at just over $65,000 in Canada.
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Volkswagen’s latest electric vehicle landed in Frankfurt with three batteries starting with a 45-kWh battery. The top-of-the-line 77-kWh battery pack will offer over 500 kilometres of range. Over 30,000 reservations have already been made for the new ID.3 electric vehicle.
Read more on the new Volkswagen ID.3
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS
Packing a 100-kWh battery pack, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is a serious electric vehicle with serious aspirations. It’s designed as a look into Mercedes-Benz’ future with a range of features that could find themselves on production M-B cars soon enough. The grille, the unique headlights, and of course the powertrain all provide a glimpse of what Mercedes-Benz has in store.
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Hyundai 45 Concept
A stunning interior packed with technology is just the start for the Hyundai 45 Concept. The prototype is meant as a tribute to Hyundai’s of the past, specially the Pony which was introduced 45 years ago. The 45 Concept is electric although we don’t know the specifics of its powertrain.
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BMW Concept 4
The grille heard around the world. The BMW Concept 4 previews either the next-generation 4-Series or the BMW M4, but the focal point is its massive kidney grille. Love or hate that grille, you can’t deny the rest of the car’s sporty good looks and sleek profile.
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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
The 911 Carrera 4 is the latest 992 Porsche version to hit the market after the Porsche 911 Carrera, Carrera S, and Carrera 4S. The Carrera 4 is powered by a 3.0-litre flat-6 with 379 horsepower and comes in both coupe and convertible versions.
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Check out our full 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show coverage for the other unveilings in Germany.