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September 17 - September 27, 2015

Look for the home brands to come out strong at the Frankfurt auto show. Held on odd numbered years, it always features the hottest new German cars.

Kia Multi-S Concept
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Kia Multi-S Concept

To show that it can play the crossover/sport-wagon game too, Kia brought out the Multi-S concept at Frankfurt. This tall wagon, whose design has vague overtones of the BMW X3, is just under 179 inches long and sits on a 106.3 inch wheelbase.
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| Sep 13, 2005
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Toyota i-unit Concept
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Toyota i-unit Concept

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| Sep 13, 2005
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2007 Kia Optima
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2007 Kia Optima

Kia unveiled a new Magentis, which is called Optima in the U.S. market. Whereas the previous car was a restyled version of the Hyundai Sonata, Kia claims that the new Magentis uses a Kia-exclusive platform, although powertrains are still shared.
Automobilemag
| Sep 13, 2005
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Hyundai Accent SR Concept
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Hyundai Accent SR Concept

The launch next year of a new Hyundai Accent might not seem like an event to keenly anticipate, but this concept preview suggests otherwise. The Accent SR provides an early look at the next Accent and, dressed up in full hot-hatch regalia, it looks good.
Automobilemag
| Sep 13, 2005
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Opel Antara GTC Concept
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Opel Antara GTC Concept

This chunky crossover SUV is based on GM's Theta unibody that underpins the Chevrolet Equinox, the Saturn Vue, and the Pontiac Torrent. Under the show-car detailing, this previews the replacement of the Isuzu Rodeo-based Opel Frontera, which was a traditional body-on-frame sport-ute.
Automobilemag
| Sep 13, 2005
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Geely of China
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Geely of China

Of the "Big-Five" auto shows--Detroit, Geneva, New York, Frankfurt/Paris, and Tokyo--none had played host to a Chinese manufacturer until Geely's five-car display broke cover at this year's Frankfurt gathering.
Automobilemag
| Sep 13, 2005
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Ferrari F430 Challenge
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Ferrari F430 Challenge

While we'd really like to see an F430 Challenge Stradale (Stradale meaning street), we have to admit that this is one badass car despite the fact that it won't be legal for road use. The lightweight car (only 2,695 lb) uses the same 490-hp, 4.3-liter V-8 as the roadgoing F430, a car which we place n
Automobilemag
| Sep 12, 2005
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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Special Edition
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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Special Edition

Lamborghini has announced plans to build 250 special edition Gallardos this year in six new colors complementing a black engine bay cover and featuring a two-tone, full-leather interior. The list of appearance changes is rounded out by beautiful "Callisto" rims and front and rear spoilers.
Automobilemag
| Sep 12, 2005
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Volkswagen Fox
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Volkswagen Fox

This microcar, which is built in Brazil and replaces the Lupo, may well be sold in Canada. VW is evaluating the possibility of bringing the next-generation Fox to the U.S. in 2009 or 2010.
Automobilemag
| Sep 12, 2005
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2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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Ssangyong Kyron
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Ssangyong Kyron

South Korea's Ssangyong brought out the Kyron, another in the company's line of ordinary-looking sport-utilities. The five-passenger Kyron is a mid-size SUV powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel making 139 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque.
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| Sep 12, 2005
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Mercedes-Benz R350 Short-Wheelbase
Frankfurt Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz R350 Short-Wheelbase

At the hometown coming-out party for the Mercedes-Benz R350 people hauler--which had its international debut at the New York show--Mercedes brought out a short-wheelbase variant as well as a production-ready "concept" AMG, the R63 AMG.
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| Sep 12, 2005
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Mini Concept Frankfurt Countryman wagon
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Mini Concept Frankfurt Countryman wagon

Mini goes maxi at the Frankfurt IAA auto show with a wagon concept whose swept-back front-end styling presages the next production Mini Cooper.
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| Sep 12, 2005
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Smart Crosstown Concept
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Smart Crosstown Concept

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Skoda Yeti Convertible Pickup
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Skoda Yeti Convertible Pickup

Everyone loved the Yeti cute-ute that was shown earlier this year at the Geneva show. So it was no surprise that the softtop Yeti seen here won raves--and not just because of the model in hot pants who was draped over it.
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| Sep 12, 2005
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Volkswagen Golf GT
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Volkswagen Golf GT

This Golf was notable for its engine, which may well appear in a U.S.-market, fuel-miser Golf in the future. It has an intriguing turbocharged and supercharged 1.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine.
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| Sep 12, 2005
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