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Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: The Top 20 Cars to Look Forward To

September 10, 2017

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

The IAA 2017 kicks off this coming Tuesday and despite quite a few of the regular manufacturers not present this year, it still promises to be a very exciting event. From the 12th until the 24th of September the Frankfurt trade fair is home to the 67th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the biggest car show of the year! (Learn more of the history of the Frankfurt motor show here)

At this year’s show, SUVs will be hot property with many manufacturers showing off their latest and greatest models – BMW’s concept X7 will be on show and even Lamborghini and Porsche will join the party with the Urus and 3rd gen Cayenne to be seen in the flesh for this first time.

This year’s concept cars tend to focus on future mobility and electrification in particular with the likes of Mini’s Electric Concept, Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power, Mercedes-Benz EQ hatchback as well as Smart Vision EQ concept among others.

Perhaps the most futuristic car on display will be the Dutch PAL-V, a car that can drive up to 160 km/h but also convert to a gyrocopter to fly up to 500 kilometres.

We have put together a quick list of the most highly anticipated 20 cars & concepts that will premiere at this year’s event – Let’s dig in shall we:

1. Audi A8

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
The new 2018 A8 makes its formal motor show debut at Frankfurt. It is the first car to feature Level 3 autonomy. (Read more about autonomous driving levels here)

2. Bentley Continental GT

Bentley’s highly anticipated next-gen Continental GT is expected to be officially revealed at the Frankfurt motor show

3. BMW M5

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
Although the saloon was previewed in August already by BMW, this will be the first time the all-new four-wheel drive M5 will be showcased in the flesh! (More about BMW M5 here)

4. BMW X7 Concept

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Pictures of the new X7 was leaked online recently. Hopefully the kidney grill will be less prominent on the production version. Ouch BMW!

5. BMW Z4 Concept

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Also unveiled in August – another one to look forward to… (More about BMW Z4 here)

6. Chery SUV Concept

No concrete preview available yet – a hybrid or electric SUV is expected to be revealed in pre-production form at the show.

7. Ferrari Portofino

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The Portofino is Ferarri’s new ‘entry-level’ model, replacing the California T. It has a re-worked version of the firm’s 3.9-litre V8 engine that can accelerate it from 0-100km/h in 3.5sec. (More about Ferarri Portofino here)

8. Hyundai Kona

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
Hyundai’s compact SUV answer to the likes of Nissan Juke, Toyota C-HR. (More about Hyundai Kona here)

9. Jaguar E-Pace

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Jaguar’s stunning E-Pace was formally unveiled recently at an event in London, the new compact SUV from Jaguar makes its motor show debut at Frankfurt. (More about Jaguar E-Pace here)

10. Kia Pro’Ceed shooting brake concept

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Kia’s incredible looking Shooting brake concept will be on show.

11. Kia Stonic

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
Kia’s compact SUV answer to the likes of Nissan Juke, Toyota C-HR. (More about Kia Stonic here)

12. Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power

Mercedes will show off its new hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered SUV concept at Frankfurt.

13. Mercedes-Benz EQ hatchback

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Mercedes’ reply to the Volkswagen ID hatchback concept.

14. Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
Mercedes ‘classy’ new bakkie gets its motor show debut. Most markets, including South Africa will get this car in 2018… (More about Mercedes X-Class here)

15. Electric Mini concept

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Mini’s first fully electric model will be showcased in concept form.

16. Pal-V

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PAL-V Flying Car – Motor Show Premiere

17. Porsche Cayenne

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Porsche’s 3rd gen SUV, the Cayenne will be on display. (More about Porsche Cayenne here)

18. Volkswagen T-Roc

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Volkswagen’s electric kombi – World premiere. (More about VW T-Roc here)

19. Volkswagen Polo

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Volkswagen’s new Polo compact hatchback goes into its sixth generation. The hot new Polo GTI will also be showcased. (More about VW Polo here)

20. Toyota Land Cruiser

The new Toyota Land Cruiser as well as the Toyota Hilux Facelift – World Premieres

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