April 23, 2014

Frankfurt 2011:Rimac Concept One – an Electric Supercar

Rimac One Concept

23 year-old Croatian Mate Rimac has created the Rimac Concept One, a 1073bhp electric supercar with a 375 mile range and 2.8 second 0-60mph. Our antipathy towards electric cars – and the seeming futility of pursuing a technology that has made little progress in a century – is well known. But we do see electric cars as a […]

Frankfurt 2011: VW Nils EV Go-Kart Video

VW Nils Frankfurt

Volkswagen has revealed the VW Nils, a small electric ‘go-kart’ designed for use by commuters in urban environments. There have been quite a few of these very small, go-kart-style urban commuter cars cropping up of late, but perhaps the Volkswagen Nils is the most promising. The most promising because if – and it’s a very big if – […]

Frankfurt 2011: 2012 Subaru XV gets unveiled

2012 Subaru XV

After months of teasing – despite a concept at Shanghai - the 2012 Subaru XV Crossover is launched at Frankfurt 2011. We did moan – which we have been known to, from time to time – about the tease for the launch of the 2012 Subaru XV at Frankfurt. We moaned because we couldn’t see the point. […]

Frankfurt 2011: New Vauxhall Astra GTC (2012) debut

Vauxhall Astra GTC Frankfurt

The Vauxhall Astra GTC finally make its production début at Frankfurt, 12 months after its arrival as a concept and 3 months from the reveal. The Vauxhall Astra GTC (and its European equivalent Opel GTC) finally gets to go on public view at Frankfurt this week, a year after it arrived as a concept at […]

Frankfurt 2011: New Lexus GS 450h (2012) arrives

New Lexus GS 450h

The hybrid version of the new GS debuts at Frankfurt, with the reveal of the 2012 Lexus GS 450h, promising better dynamics and improved economy. As we said last month – when the 2012 Lexus GS debuted at Pebble Beach – our favourite Lexus looks to offer quite a bit more than the old GS. […]

Frankfurt 2011: Jaguar C-X16 in the flesh

Jaguar C-X16 Frankfurt

The new sports car that is the Jaguar C-X16 Concept – and probably the Jaguar XE to be – bows in at Frankfurt. We’ve been accused of ‘dissing’ the new Jaguar C-X16 Concept when we first saw it revealed a few weeks ago. But that wasn’t the point of the story at all. We love […]

Frankfurt 2011: Mazda C-X5 2012 Debut

Mazda CX-5 Frankfurt

The 2012 Mazda CX5 compact SUV / Crossover debuts at Frankfurt complete with a raft of Mazda’s impressive SkyActiv Technology. We got the pre-Frankfurt reveal of the 2012 Mazda CX-5 last month, and we have to say it’s an impressive bit of kit and has looks as good as anything else in the sector. The new CX-5 is […]

Frankfurt 2011: 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Honda Civic

The 2012 Honda Civic has been revealed at Frankfurt, with better dynamics and higher quality interior. On sale October. We had quite a tease from Honda on the 2012 Civic in the run-up to Frankfurt, but at least it was a tease with substance, rather than just pointless shots of bits of a new car. […]

New Maserati Kubang SUV (2012) arrives at Frankfurt

New Maserati Kubang

Maserati has stuck with the name of its 2003 SUV Concept for its new posh offroader. The new Maserati Kubang bows in at Frankfurt. We’ve been predicting the arrival of a Maserati SUV for some time, but the recent launch of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee made it almost certain. And today the new Maserati […]

Kia GT at Frankfurt: It WILL go in to production

Kia GT at Frankfurt

Kia has unveiled the very impressive Kia GT concept at Frankfurt and revealed it will go in to production in 2013. We’ve been hugely impressed with the way Kia – and sister company Hyundai - has transformed in to a serious player in the car market. And now, having matched the Japanese in the mainstream market Kia, […]

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