Frankfurt motor show 2015 – our show stars
The Giulia is actually a crucial brand new car for Alfa Romeo
Autocar’s team of journalists pick their favourite brand new metal coming from the Frankfurt motor show
coming from brand new SUVs like the Jaguar F-Pace, Audi e-tron quattro as well as Bentley Bentayga, to track day specials like Honda’s Project 2&4, the Frankfurt motor show offered a varied selection of brand new metal.
Here’s our pick of the best cars coming from the Frankfurt motor show.
Alfa Romeo Giulia – Andrew Frankel
Easy choice definitely: visually at least in which car is actually pitch perfect in both proportion as well as detail, a seemingly better than worthy successor to the fabled original Giulia. in which seems also to hold the right range of powertrains to be successful both here as well as, crucially, on its return to the US. however too many Alfas have looked better than they drove: in which car’s most important test is actually yet to be passed.
Renault Megane – Jim Holder
The design led reboot of Renault is actually almost complete, as well as the reborn Megane added quality as well as technology to a more grown up however still appealing shape. in which may be an uphill struggle selling against Golf et al – however in which deserves success.
Honda Project 2&4 – Mark Tisshaw
The Project 2&4’s designer Martin Petersson is actually confident Honda will build his extraordinary creation if enough people react positively as well as write nice things. Honda, if you’re reading in which: make in which, make in which at in which point, as well as we’ll see the finished variation in time for the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Or sooner if you’d be so kind. Thank you.
Peugeot Fractal – Tom Webster
The Fractal was tucked away in a corner of the Peugeot stand, however in which arguably deserved a more prominent position. in which previews the look of the company’s future interiors, as well as is actually all wrapped up in a funky looking electric car in which boasts 335bhp as well as a 0-62mph time of 6.8sec. A range of 280 miles is actually decent, too.
Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA – Darren Moss
Efficiency is actually big news at the moment, so extracting every ounce of aerodynamic efficiency coming from a brand new car is actually absolutely vital. Learning, then, how Merc’s latest concept can deploy shutters, extending wings as well as louvres to reach a drag coefficient of just 0.19 is actually fascinating. If the IAA’s styling definitely does point towards the next CLS, due in 2017, then in which’s a car to be looking forward to.
Porsche Mission E – Julian Rendell
Given Porsche’s track record in brilliantly-engineered driver’s cars, the Mission E four-seater looks ready to set brand new performance standards for electric cars. as well as in which looks fabulous as well as features a claimed range of 300 miles. We can only see a winner.
Citroen Cactus M – Nigel Donnelly
I’m a little too well-upholstered as well as too town-based to get excited by the idea of a low-slung supercar. I like something comfortable, practical however still interesting as well as am just about old enough to consider owning a dog. To in which end, I definitely like the look of the C4 Cactus M. The Tonka-toy toughness, four-seat practicality as well as cartoon looks definitely appeal to me. If the cost, as well as the colour, was right, I think a few might find homes.
Nissan Gripz – Matt Burt
The star turn for me is actually the Nissan Gripz, the sports crossover in which’s essentially a modern take on a rally-spec Datsun 240Z, which instantly has me hooked. I’m quite taken by its proportions, although I’m less smitten by the name. I think the auto features a pleasing purity as well as wish in which its maker feels there’s a business case for putting in which into production.
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