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News 2020 Land Rover Defender, Volkswagen ID.3, Mercedes-Benz EQS: Frankfurt Motor Show Recap

2020 Land Rover Defender, Volkswagen ID.3, Mercedes-Benz EQS: Frankfurt Motor Show Recap

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

2020 Land Rover Defender
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.

Read more on the 2020 Land Rover Defender


Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

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

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

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.

Read more on the new Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS


Hyundai 45 Concept

Hyundai 45 Concept Frankfurt
Hyundai 45 Concept Frankfurt

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.

Read more on the Hyundai 45 Concept


BMW Concept 4

BMW Concept 4 Frankfurt
BMW Concept 4 Frankfurt

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.

Read more on the BMW Concept 4


2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Porsche 911 Carrera 4
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet | Photo: Porsche

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.

Read more on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Check out our full 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show coverage for the other unveilings in Germany.

 

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