Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 Day 1 Highlights: Major unveils from Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and others

2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Live Updates: This year's Frankfurt Motor Show had plethora of electric cars on display. Be it from Volkswagen Group, Mercedes Benz or Honda, the list includes it all.

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Day 1 of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show packed in exciting new launches and unveils from major automobile manufacturers. Officially known as Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung or IAA, this year's expo, just like its previous iterations, was hotly-anticipated. Volkswagen Group is showcased a range of new models. The list included the ID.3, its first all-electric car to be sold under its ID sub-brand in addition to unveiling its all-new brand identity. The star on the Mercedes Benz pavilion was the EQS all-electric concept. Honda finally showcased the Honda-e all-electric hatchback. Furthermore, we saw Hyundai showcasing the i10 and i10N at their stand in addition to the 45 EV concept. Land Rover raised the curtains from the next-generation Land Rover. And we also had the second-generation Audi RS 7 making its debut in a four-door avatar.

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    19:05 (IST)10 Sep 2019
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    19:03 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Hyundai also brings in the 45 EV Concept

    In addition to unveiling the i10 and i10 N, Hyundai's pavilion at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show also included the 45 EV concept. The retro-styled all-electric concept pays homage to Hyundai's Pony Coupe Concept. In addition to looking quite spectacular, the 45 EV also packs in several high-tech features. For instance, it comes with cameras in place of  ORVMs and features a cabin which gets a minimalistic design and embodies a 'living space'. Read More

    18:52 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Hyundai unveils the compact hot-hatch, the i10 N

    The latest iteration of the Hyundai Grand i10 referred simply as the i10 in European countries was revealed recently. now at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the South-Korean automaker has also revealed the hot-hatch iteration of the same. Called as the i10 N, this compact hatchback is powered by 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine which is good for 100 hp of power along with 172 Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. Aesthetically, the i10 n comes with a new set of alloy wheels along with several tweaks on the exterior profile in comparison to the standard iteration of the hatchback. Similarly, changes have been made to the interior of the vehicle as well. 

    17:46 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Mercedes Benz unveils all-electric EQS concept

    Mercedes Benz has revealed its all-electric EQS concept. This electric sedan produces 470 hp along with 760 Nm of peak torque. This all-wheel-drive Mercedes can belt from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. Inspired by a luxury yacht, the interiors or the EQS concept get a minimalistic yet posh design. According to the WLTP cycle, the EQS promises a range of 700 km and can be charged to 80 per cent in a matter of 20 minutes with the help of fast charging support. Read More

    17:35 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Second-generation Audi RS 7 breaks cover

    Audi has revealed the second-generation RS 7 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new iteration comes with five doors and a mild-hybrid option. It is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine which is good for 600 hp of power along with 800 Nm of peak torque. This Sportback's top-speed has been limited to 250 km/h. Read More

    16:30 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Prices of Honda-e are out!

    Honda's small electric car, the Honda-e is going to cost £26,160 for the 100 kW version. This is the Japanese automaker's first all-electric mass-market vehicle. Bookings for the same will commence from today, for the European market. Deliveries will start in mid-2020. The 113 kW version is going to cost £28,660. Honda aims at 100% electric sales in the European market by 2025.

    16:18 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Next-generation Land Rover Defender breaks cover!

    The next-generation Land Rover Defender has been unveiled. The new iteration of this SUV comes with 90 and 110 models. Both petrol, as well as diesel engine options,  are available. The petrol derivatives come with mild-hybrid option. Land Rover has confirmed that a plug-in iteration of this SUV is soon going to be unveiled as well. The new Defender can carry a maximum load of 900 kgs and can tow up to 3,720 kgs. It has a maximum wading capacity of 900 mm. It has a ground clearance of 291 mm with its approach, departure and approach angles being 38, 40 and 28 degrees. Read More

    15:07 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Ford unveils its electrified line-up

    Ford, the American automaker has unveiled a range of plug-in hybrid vehicles. The list includes Kuga plug-in hybrid, new Explorer Plug-in hybrid, new Puma EcoBoost hybrid along with Mondeo hybrid. Alongside this, Ford has also revealed that its Mustang-based all-electric performance SUV is going to arrive in 2020 and having a driving range of 600 km according to the WLTP cycle. The American automaker expects that almost half of its passenger vehicle sales will account of electrified vehicles by 2022. Ford has also stated that it will also work on providing the required charging infrastructure as well.

    13:17 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Mini's 60th Anniversary

    Mini will be marking its 60th anniversary at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The original version of one of the most popular hatchbacks in the world was created by Sir Alec Issigonis. The entire year has been about celebrating 60 years of the Mini for the brand and it will continue today at 2019 IAA. The manufacturer will showcase the electric Mini Cooper SE, which has already racked in 45,000 pre-orders, according to various reports. It will use the same electric motor and batteries as the BMW i3 (the 120Ah version), but the range and other details are yet to be known. The 60th anniversary of the brand will be marked with a MINI 3-Door hatch 60 Years Edition.

    12:39 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    BMW showcases Concept 4 Coupe at Frankfurt Motor Show 2019

    The German carmaker BMW has showcased the Concept 4 Coupe at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. This will form the basis for the next-generation 4 Series and also for the i4 all-electric model which will go in production starting 2021 in Germany. Apart from typical BMW characteristics, the Concept 4 Coupe comes with a MASSIVE front grille. Let's hope the same is a bit toned down on the final production version! Read More

    11:53 (IST)10 Sep 2019
    Volkswagen's new logo and the ID.3 electric hatchback

    Ahead of the official commencement of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen has revealed its new brand logo. In addition to this, the company has also revealed its future plans, which are off course electric. And hence, the German carmaker has also revealed its all-new electric car, the ID.3 at the 'Volkswagen Group Night'. This is the first vehicle under the automaker's ID electric car brand. In sync with the revealing of its new brand identity, Volkswagen will be replacing close to 70,000 logos across its offices and dealerships worldwide. 

    The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show packs in a significant excitement. Major carmakers, which includes the likes of Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Honda, BMW, Bugatti, Hyundai among others are going to unveil several new models at this year's expo.

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