The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is next week and there’s a lot to be excited about.
Dozens of world premieres and debuts will take place in Germany, but some are more exciting than others. Best of all, not all the automakers have spilled details on what they’re bringing, so we can expect some surprises once the show floor opens to the media.
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For now, here’s AutoGuide.com‘s pick of the top 10 most anticipated debuts from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although some cars have already been exposed or revealed online, we’re still excited to see them in person once the automakers lift those pesky car covers.
10. Volkswagen Tiguan
We thought of putting the 2017 Kia Sportage in this spot, but the Korean automaker has already unveiled its latest crossover online, so there’s not a lot of surprise there. What hasn’t been shown yet is the next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan, which the German automaker has teased with the above photo. The new Tiguan will be built on Volkswagen’s versatile MQB platform that underpins the Golf, Audi TT and A3. We expect the the Tiguan to look like the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE when the cover is finally removed next week.
9. Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar has released numerous teasers, videos and images of the F-Pace in prototype form, but Frankfurt will be the first time we’ll see the production model. As the British automaker’s first SUV, the F-Pace will focus on a sporty driving experience to separate it from what the model’s sister brand Land Rover has to offer. It is also Jaguar’s third new model this year with the crossover sharing its platform with the XE compact sedan.
8. Infiniti Q30
When the Infiniti Q30 concept first debuted, it was one of the most attractive offerings in the compact segment. It’s good to see that Infiniti hasn’t strayed too far from the concept’s design, so it could become an appealing model in the entry-level luxury segment. The Q30 will share its platform with the Mercedes A-Class, which means it’ll likely share the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 211 hp.
7. Ferrari 488 Spider & Lamborghini Huracan Spyder
We decided that the Ferrari 488 Spider and the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder can share a spot on our list, considering both models will compete against one another in the exotic convertible market. Don’t expect any huge surprises with either debut, since they’re just droptop versions of their coupe counterparts, but it’s always exciting to see a convertible Ferrari or Lamborghini get unveiled.
6. Audi e-tron quattro concept
Audi will be previewing its Tesla Model X competitor at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with the e-tron quattro concept. The all-electric SUV is expected to arrive around 2017 and sport an all-electric range of more than 310 miles while maintaining the same 0.25 drag coefficient as the current Toyota Prius. It will reportedly sport a trio of electric motors, one on the front axle and two in the rear, giving it all-wheel drive.
5. Bentley Bentayga
The Bentley Bentayga has been an interesting story ever since it first debuted in concept form as the EXP 9F. The controversial styling of the EXP 9F caused Bentley to go back to the drawing board in order to refine the styling for something more traditionally Bentley, while still pushing the limits for something more modern. The British automaker chose to unveil the SUV ahead of its Frankfurt debut, but we’re still excited to see it in person to see if lives up to lofty expectations.
4. Nissan Crossover Concept
If it was just another ordinary crossover concept debut for Nissan at Frankfurt, it wouldn’t rank so high on the list. But rumor has it that the concept will preview the next Z model, which will cause some enthusiasts on the Internet to throw up their arms in frustration. Is Nissan really going to be so bold as to take what is arguably its most famous nameplate and turn it from a sporty coupe to a crossover? Find out next week, but be ready to be shocked.
3. Ferrari F12 GTO
The Ferrari F12 GTO has been spotted exposed recently, but that won’t stop us from salivating at the idea of a lighter, faster F12 model. Rumor has it that the more hardcore F12 will have 770 hp while losing 440 pounds and don’t be surprised if Ferrari chooses not to use the GTO moniker when it’s officially unveiled at Frankfurt next week.
2. Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
The Vision Gran Turismo concepts have been known to be wild, extreme and just plain crazy. Hyundai will be joining the fray with its N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept at Frankfurt, but the bigger news is that it’ll serve as an announcement for the Korean automaker’s new performance sub-brand. Hyundai promises more details on what N will entail and it will be interesting to see how Hyundai will give us a sportier driving experience.
1. Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Bugatti right now. Production of its Veyron has been completed and the French automaker is working on the successor, rumored to be called the Chiron. It’s highly unlikely that Bugatti will throw a curveball by debuting the Chiron at Frankfurt – instead, the company will show off its Vision Gran Turismo concept. The company has released images of what the concept will look like in the video game, but we’ll get to see it in the flesh in Germany and expect it to be wild. Sure, it’s not going to be a production car, but it’ll likely preview what we’ll see in the Chiron when it finally debuts.