IAA2013 archive

  • Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest
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    Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

    By 14 September 2013

    No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt. What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really...

  • Cadillac Elminaj Concept pictures and eyes-on
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    Cadillac Elminaj Concept pictures and eyes-on

    By 12 September 2013

    The Germans, keen to impress on home ground, typically steal the Frankfurt motorshow limelight. But this year everyone was betting big and General Motors’ brands proved no exception. The Cadillac Elminaj concept, first shown at the Concours d’Elegance...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2013

    The Porsche 918 Spyder, unveiled in production form at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, is perhaps the answer to a question no one asked. So, we'll create one for it. Let's pretend you've got the best part of a million quid to spend. On a car. You're...

  • Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars
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    Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Citroën has pulled the covers off its Cactus concept model at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing a car that lays the foundation for future C line models.  On introducing the new Cactus concept, designer Mark Lloyd highlighted one of the new...

  • VW unveils electric e-Golf and e-up! cars with 190 km range and £2.76 / 100 km running cost
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    VW unveils electric e-Golf and e-up! cars with 190 km range and £2.76 / 100 km running cost

    By 11 September 2013

    Electric cars are well and truly here to stay now that mega manufacturer VW has unveiled its first full electric machines, the e-Golf and e-up! zero-emission four-door motors. Other than the usual things like auto climate control, remote-controlled parking,...

  • BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car
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    BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car

    By 11 September 2013

    BMW has used the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil the BMW i8, its plug-in hybrid sports car. Joining the BMW i3 electric car that was launched in July, the BMW i8 is designed to embody the same i values, with an uncompromised drive experience from...

  • Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars
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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Every motor show brings a glittering array of concept cars for every passerby to stop and coo over. They're a chance for designers to let their imaginations run wild, for companies to project a vision of future, as well as teasing customers with the excitement...

  • Hankook has reinvented the wheel
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    Hankook has reinvented the wheel

    By 10 September 2013

    It's been more than 100 years since the car tyre was invented and yet still we suffer flats. While car engines are getting electric overhauls the best wheels can offer are run-flats that get you to a garage in time for you to spend hundreds of pounds...

  • Ford S-MAX Concept will measure your heart rate from the driver's seat
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    Ford S-MAX Concept will measure your heart rate from the driver's seat

    By 9 September 2013

    Ford has unveiled a glimpse of future car tech at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its new S-MAX Concept. The intelligent motor will be able to read your heart rate, thanks to an ECG Heart Rate Monitoring Seat. The S-MAX Concept will feature Ford's SYNC...