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16:15  11 september  2019
16:15  11 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Andrew Hoyle/ Roadshow . Another Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, and as you can tell from our lengthy roundup, this year' s show was certainly one for the books. From ridiculous supercars to far-out concepts, the 2019 Geneva show was downright impressive. Among all the hot, new metal on

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Once every two years, the Frankfurt Motor Show earns its reputation as one of the biggest auto shows on the planet. Hundreds of manufacturers spread thousands of cars across the sprawling Messe Frankfurt am Main. While there's never a shortage of forgettable fare out there, the 2019 iteration offered a healthy selection of amazing machines.

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This year, the overwhelming trend is electrification. That itself is nothing new, but an impressive number of the more interesting EV entrants in Frankfurt are either production-ready or nearly there. That means our emissions-free future is getting closer -- but don't tell that to the Greenpeace protestors massing out front.

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Now that the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is in the books, we're reflecting on our favorite debuts from the show . And rather than argue over one Best In Show pick, instead, we've decided to have each editor pick a favorite , and explain why. We don't just have one starlet from Frankfurt , we have 12.

Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . 2019 Porsche Cayenne debuts with sharper looks, two new engines. Ferrari unveiled the 488 Spider at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show , and Lamborghini debuted the Huracan Spyder.

In addition to the nearly there stuff, Frankfurt 2019 also featured many more forward-looking machines, like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS, which shows us the future of electrified luxury, and the Audi AI:Trail and its radical look at autonomous off-roading. These are a just a few of our favorites.

Read our complete 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show coverage.

Audi AI:Trail Concept

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

Audi's latest concept combines my two favorite things: Cars and drones. The AI:Trail is able to deploy a flock of five drones (or is it a murder of drones?) that can relay camera feeds back to the driver or illuminate the night with floods.

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Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show preview: Debuts from BMW, Land Rover, VW and more.

Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . - Page 6. Jag tries its hand at delivering a sporty luxury SUV with the production debut of its 2017 F-Pace. Debuting at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show , Project 2&4 is an open-wheel race car with the heart of a MotoGP racing bike.

The concept itself is a rugged electric crawler with four electric motors -- one for each wheel. AI:Trail claims to balance 13.4 inches of ground clearance with a surprisingly low center of mass thanks to its low-slung battery pack good for about 304 miles of overlanding range.

Of course, the "AI" in "AI:Trail" alludes to the automaker's target of Level 4 autonomous on-road driving for the concept. It doesn't stop there. Audi is also aiming at Level 3 autonomous off-road driving on forest trails, which would allow you to relax and enjoy nature, if not for the buzz of five drones.

-- Antuan Goodwin

Audi's AI:Trail Quattro concept takes wild design into the wildnerness

BMW Concept 4

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

Yes, OK, I know, I know. The BMW Concept 4's grille looks like a big set of buck teeth and many of you probably can't get past that fact. But oh, dear reader, I encourage you to do so, because there's a whole lot to love here. This is a shapely, luscious coupe that's aggressive and shapely without being too overwhelming.

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The Vision EQS show car points the way to the future of Mercedes-Benz. Because two things are timeless: the need for transportation and the desire for the exceptional. Rousing enthusiasm: The VISION EQS creates a connection between rationality and emotion.

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Dimensionally it looks far more svelte than the current 4 Series , which again helps give it a more aggressive feel, while the outrageous rear diffuser -- which almost certainly won't make it to production -- certainly leaves a strong impression.

Functionally there's nothing too shocking going on here, it's basically a design preview, but perhaps the best news is that BMW indicates this not only hints at the next 4 Series, but also the i4. How exactly the company will differentiate the two remains to be seen (bigger teeth for the EV?), but if the i4 winds up looking like a normal car, and a normal car that looks this good, methinks it's going to sell a hell of a lot of them.

-- Tim Stevens

BMW Concept 4 previews two cars at once

Hyundai 45 EV Concept

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

I didn't expect to be won over by the Hyundai 45 EV concept, but it's such a clean piece of design and such a radical departure for Hyundai that I can't help but give it my personal best in show.

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Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . - Page 5. It sets the stage for the CR-V Hybrid's likely debut in the US, too. This year's Frankfurt auto show included a preponderance of electrified vehicles, both hybrids and battery-powered, along with important new

Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . - Page 148. 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show : What to expect.

Frankly, on some level, it feels a bit weird to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Pony, a hatchback that was, by all accounts, a pretty miserable piece of engineering.

That model never made it to the US, but I'd be happy to see this cleanly surfaced, almost 8-bit origami five-door hatchback on our streets. It looks different than anything on the road today (not just for Hyundai), feeling almost more 1970s Italian concept car than anything particularly Korean in nature.

It'll be interesting to see if Hyundai does more with this design language, or if the 45 is a one-and-done show car. Here's hoping its influence lives on.

-- Chris Paukert

Hyundai 45 EV concept throws it way back

Volkswagen ID 3

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

In the wake of Volkswagen's yes-we're-still-talking-about-it Dieselgate scandal, the automaker is going all-in on an electrified future. The ID 3 you see here is the first major step in the brand's next direction, riding on a totally new platform that'll soon underpin a whole range of EVs.

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Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . - Page 130. 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show : What to expect.

First and foremost, the ID 3 is as cute as it is functional: The tall hatchback has lots of rounded-off details. The First Edition is powered by a 58-kilowatt-hour battery good or about 260-ish miles of range (based on the European WLTP cycle), but two more powertrains will come online later. On the low end, the ID 3 will have a 45-kWh battery with 205 miles of range, or a 77-kWh battery good for about 342 miles. The ID 3 won't be a slouch, either, with 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque on tap.

Now, the buzzkill: The ID 3 won't be sold in the US. Instead, we'll be getting the crossover-shaped ID 4, a production interpretation of the ID Crozz concept. We'll also be getting the ID Buzz-based electric van, too. And even that's only the beginning of VW's new EV onslaught.

-- Steven Ewing

Volkswagen ID 3 wants to make electric cars common

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

If you like your future with a dash of three-dimensional LED light displays, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS signals a bright future.

Like just about every other electric car that isn't aiming for value, the EQS carries two electric motors. In this case, it produces more than 469 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. Don't bet on it being angled toward performance, though.

Porsche Taycan Debut: First Impressions From the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Floor

Porsche Taycan Debut: First Impressions From the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Floor Porsche Taycan Debut: First Impressions From the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Floor

Check out Roadshow ' s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show . - Page 129. 2019 Ford Ranger 2019 Subaru Forester 2019 Honda Pilot 2019 Nissan Altima 2019 Acura RDX Tesla Model 3.

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Of course, there is some connection to reality here. While much of what you see won't actually make it to production, the EQS is slated to become the second battery-electric Mercedes-Benz to enter series production. It should be worth the wait.

-- Andrew Krok

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is a sleek EV for the C-suite

Land Rover Defender

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

Sure, most off-road nerds like me were hoping the new Land Rover Defender would be a body-on-frame SUV with solid front and rear axles. Did we get it? Nope. But what we did get might be just as good.

The air suspension on the Defender gives it 11.5 inches of ground clearance and some killer off-road geometry, with approach, breakover and departure angles of the longer-wheelbase 110 coming in at 38, 28 and 40 degrees respectively. Add in plenty of wheel travel and articulation and the Defender will most likely be more capable than 95% of the off-road SUVs out there.

Of course, Land Rover knows most of its customers won't take the Defender off road, so its ruggedness is tempered by plenty of commute-easing driver's aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a new head-up display. This Land Rover may not be the Defender we wanted, but it just might be the Defender we need.

-- Emme Hall

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Lamborghini Sian

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts

"Aggressive," "obnoxious" and "batshit crazy" are all words I would happily use to describe the most "Lambo" Lambo that Lambo has ever Lambo'd. And I adore it.

Not only does it have enough angles to keep Pythagoras happy, it's packing freaking supercapacitors under the hood that are paired with a monstrous V12 engine. That's some space-age goodness right there, and it means this electrified bull produces some 819 horsepower.

With only 63 being made (all of them are already sold) and a price that's sure to float into the millions, this isn't a car for everyone -- but it is a car destined to adorn the walls of teenagers' bedrooms the world over. More importantly, it shows that Lamborghini's move towards electric efficiency doesn't mean it's lost that balls-to-the-wall madness we know and love.

-- Andrew Hoyle

Lamborghini Sian is an electrified bull with 819 hp

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