Mercedes-Benz press conference at the 2019 IAA focused on sustainable solutions for the future of mobility, which are reflected in the products as well as in the business strategy.
The show premiere of new MINI Cooper SE heralds the beginning of a new era in purely electric mobility, in which drivers will be able to enjoy virtually silent urban motoring with zero local emissions in signature MINI style. The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 now also delivers a significantly more potent hit of electric driving fun. The latest version of the plug-in hybrid model, making its debut appearance in Frankfurt, employs the very latest battery cell technology, enabling it to achieve an electric range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles).
BMW stand at the IAA Cars 2019 international motor show in Frankfurt am Main focuses on the theme of future driving pleasure. Alongside the latest new additions across a broad range of segments revealed by BMW as part of its ongoing product offensive, the premium carmaker is also exhibiting fascinating vehicle studies and trailblazing technologies expected to have a major impact on individual mobility in tomorrow’s world. The new products on show at the IAA Cars 2019 reflect both the rich variety of the company’s model portfolio and its capacity for innovation in the future-focused fields identified as part of the NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy and known by the acronym D+ACES (Design, Automated driving, Connectivity, Electrification, and Services).
The 68th IAA Cars show in Frankfurt is the venue for the unveiling of the BMW Concept 4 – a future-focused interpretation of the BMW Group’s enduring DNA that represents the magic of coupe driving at its most exciting. The BMW Concept 4 hovers close to the road. The distinctive kidney grille, remarkable air intakes and prominently sculpted surfaces provide an immediate advert for the car’s performance and its engaging character as a driver’s car.
The BMW i Hydrogen NEXT demonstrates that this technology can be integrated effectively into a dynamic vehicle like the BMW X5. Slight modifications to the vehicle’s design make it deliberately recognizable as a BMW i model. BMW i espouse innovation and acts as an incubator for all new technologies at the BMW Group.
At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Audi Sport GmbH will be presenting the RS 7 Sportback as a wide-bodied five-seater for the first time, also showcasing the improved performance and efficiency delivered by a mild hybrid system. The RS 7 Sportback will be arriving at dealerships in Germany and other European countries in the end of 2019.
New ID.3 from Volkswagen – the first fully electric production car of the all-new ID showcased at IAA 2019. The ID.3 will be accompanied by two more electric Volkswagen models: the most recent generation of the also premiering e-up! and the current e-Golf. That’s three Volkswagens and three zero-emission vehicles for today and tomorrow. Volkswagen will also showcase other concept cars within the ID. family as part of an outlook on the future: the spacious ID. CROZZ SUV, the ID. BUZZ, celebrated as tomorrow’s van icon, the avant-garde ID.VIZZION04 saloon and the ID. BUGGY beach cruiser. These vehicles will merge the present with the future at the IAA 2019 and launch the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand and automotive mobility into a new era.
Hyundai Motor has unveiled the All-New i10 at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The newest model in the company’s i-range features a new dynamic design, as well as a comprehensive connectivity and advanced safety package.
Hyundai Motor launches the i30 N Project C limited edition, a lighter, lower and more extreme version of the critically acclaimed i30 N.
The Project C interpretation of the brand’s high-performance model intensifies the i30 N experience using ‘added lightness’ and even more responsive handling – for more smiles for our most demanding drivers. It is 50 kgs lighter (officially: 50.004 kgs lighter), sits 6 mm closer to the road, and features strong exterior and interior design.
Hyundai Motor Company unveils 45, an electric vehicle concept, at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2019 in Frankfurt.
As an homage to its heritage and reimagined for the future, 45 foreshadows a new era of Hyundai’s automotive design focused on electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design. The progressive 45 puts a twist on a 45-year-old icon, the Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept, to introduce an entirely new in-car experience for self-driving vehicles of tomorrow.
Honda has unveiled the mass production version of its next-generation electric vehicle, the Honda e, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Visitors to the show will be able to see the car’s unique range of features through a series of interactive exhibits using virtual reality and other advanced technologies.
The exhibits are a central part of ‘EV World’, an area inspired by the design ethos of the Honda e which provides a backdrop for sharing its unique features and supporting technology. Alongside the interactive exhibits, Honda will show a range of charging solutions for different scenarios. From a unique on-street urban charging solution developed in partnership with Ubitricity, through to the “Power Manager Prototype” bi-directional system, Honda has developed a range of solutions to meet all customer requirements.
With its world premieres at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show Opel demonstrates that the automotive future is rich in variety. The IAA is where the new Opel Corsa, the Grandland X Hybrid and the new Opel Astra will make their debut – perfectly tailored to customer needs. The new Opel Corsa is not only available as an efficient, classic combustion-engine version, but for the first time also as a battery-electric Corsa-e – with a purely electric range of up to 330 kilometers according to WLTP1. Opel is also presenting the first electric rally car for customer motorsport – the Corsa-e Rally.
OpelConnect is launched. In future, Opel drivers will be well connected and protected with the new service. Thanks to live navigation with online traffic information, breakdown call and remote control via app, they will also feel more relaxed. In addition, the OpelConnect services and more information can be accessed via the colour touchscreen of the in-car infotainment system (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) or via smartphone with the myOpel app. Visitors to the IAA have the first chance to find out more about the new services.
Customers can already equip their new car with OpelConnect for prices starting at €300 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany). The system is available for Opel models from new Corsa, Crossland X and Grandland X, to Combo Life, Combo Cargo, Zafira Life and Vivaro. OpelConnect is standard on Opel cars with Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment systems, and on the new Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4
SOURCE: IAA 2019
The latest model generation of the European market among the compact crossover models is characterized by even more concise design, a driver-oriented cockpit in high-quality appearance and a completely renewed drive range. Starting in 2020, Renault’s first plug-in hybrid will also feature, marking the new Captur as an important milestone on the road to powertrain electrification. Other highlights include the motorway and congestion assistant, which was available for the first time for the model, and the new networked online multimedia system EASY LINK.
Ford is demonstrating its electrified future for customers at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing its most comprehensive line-up of electrified vehicles. These electrified vehicles are anticipated to surpass sales of conventional petrol- and diesel-models by the end of 2022 in Europe.
Ford is launching 17 electrified vehicles offering mild-hybrid, self-charging full-hybrid, plug?in hybrid or all-electric powertrains in Europe by 2024, including eight in 2019.
Models including the all-new Kuga Plug-In Hybrid and Explorer Plug-In Hybrid SUVs, new Mondeo Hybrid wagon, and new Puma EcoBoost Hybrid crossover – making its debut in Titanium X specification – are on display at the Ford stand.
BYTON, a brand of connected e-cars, unveils the BYTON M-Byte at the IAA Frankfurt. With the innovative M-Byte Cockpit, which surrounds a 48-inch (122 cm) domed display – the world’s largest in the automotive industry, BYTON fulfills its promise of implementing its user-centric operating concept. The driver can interact with the display via a 7-inch tablet, the passenger via an 8-inch tablet, as well as with gestures and voice commands (in partnership with Amazon Alexa) and buttons.
SOURCE: PR Newswire
SEAT arrives at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its electric offensive in top gear. Following the announcement of the SEAT Mii electric and the el-Born, the brand’s first two fully electric models, at the international event CUPRA is presenting its new Tavascan concept car. It will be joined in by the new SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV, which will be making its world debut in Frankfurt and is the fourth electric model of the six that the company announced it would launch by 2021.
Porsche is presenting eight new products at the 68th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The focus at the IAA will be on the brand’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S.
This year sees the introduction of the new ŠKODA iV sub-brand and ŠKODA’s two first electrified production models – the ŠKODA SUPERB iV and the ŠKODA CITIGOe iV – marking the beginning of the electromobility era for the Czech carmaker. In addition to the SUPERB iV, ŠKODA’s first plug-in hybrid, a rugged SUPERB SCOUT has also been added to the portfolio of the recently revised flagship. The SCALA compact car and the KAMIQ city SUV also both come in two new variants: in typical ŠKODA style, the new, top-of-the-range MONTE CARLO versions exude a sporty lifestyle, and the two new G-TEC variants have been added to ŠKODA’s portfolio of efficient and particularly eco-friendly cars that run on natural gas (CNG).
Ridecell, a platform provider for shared and autonomous mobility operators, today announced Ridecell Fleet Ops at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. Ridecell Fleet Ops’ collapses vehicle service time from hours to minutes by intelligently automating service workflow and dispatching appropriate labor teams. The platform is interoperable with any shared mobility service and designed to help carsharing and ridesharing services maximize operational efficiencies to reach profitability quickly.
LG Electronics (LG) will demonstrate a new system that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA). Leveraging the combined strengths of webOS Auto and MCVP, IVI can collect and transmit a wide variety of information such as driver status, door status and app usage.
The new system is designed to transfer vehicle-generated data and audio, video and navigation (AVN) usage history to Microsoft Power BI via the cloud to provide OEMs with a comprehensive data set for enhancing user experience, safety and vehicle lifecycle. This cloud service will eventually be incorporated in the upcoming webOS Auto platform to aid in improving user experience inside the vehicle. Services from partners will also be showcased on the webOS Auto-based IVI system at this year’s IAA.
Daimler Mobility is integrating its group-owned digital ePayment platform Mercedes pay into various Daimler applications.