Frankfurt Motor Show 2013
Updated: 23/08/2013 11:45 | By CJ Hubbard and Sean Carson, contributors, MSN Cars

Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: stand-by-stand A-Z

All the major reveals and rumours at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in a useful A-Z.

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The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show opens to the public 12-22 September, following two press days on 10-11 September. Here’s an A-Z stand-by-stand run down of what you can expect.

MSN Cars will be bringing you full and complete coverage of the event, including written reports, live picture galleries and videos – so if you can’t make it in person, we will keep you completely up to date.


No word yet from Fiat’s performance division, but it’s bound to bring a new special edition or two, and perhaps even an upgraded 500L. In 2011, for example, Abarth rolled-out the 695 Tributo Ferrari, based on the regular 500.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo will be busy plugging the production version of the 4C sports car, so we’re not expecting any major new car debuts. There may, however, be a facelift for the MiTo supermini.

Aston Martin

Plenty for Aston to celebrate at Frankfurt this year: the marque is 100 years’ old, has just secured AMG engines and has some exciting new models. Look out for the CC100 special, Centennial Zagatos, Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S.


King of the Audi stand will be the incredible Sport Quattro Concept, set to join the range next year as a supercar above the R8. There are also facelifts for the A8/S8, talk of the A3 Cabriolet and an ‘Ultra’ 1.6 TDI super-efficient engine.


Bentley will have something new at Frankfurt 2013, but we don’t yet know exactly what it is. What it won’t be, however, is the new SUV. That’s coming, but we’re told it won’t be shown for the first time here.

BMW Concept M4 Coupe for Frankfurt 2013 (© BMW)


BMW has already revealed the M4 concept, but it’s bound to want to show it off at home in Germany. The X5 Plug-in Hybrid concept should also draw the crowds. But not as many as the i3 and i8 electric cars on their public production debut.


Chinese state-owned brand Changan is said to be showing its CS75 prototype SUV. We can’t wait, either.


Chevrolet will show a revised version of its Camaro muscle car in both coupe and convertible from. Changes include refined aerodynamics and an upgrade MyLink infotainment system. It’s still a 432hp 6.2-litre V8…


Citroen loves a wacky motor show concept – and currently the rumours run from a preview of the next C3 to a re-imagined 2CV. Possibly both. We do know the C-Elysee World Touring Car racer will be on hand. And the Grand C4 Picasso.


Dacia will show a facelifted version of the Duster at Frankfurt 2013 – but we’re unlikely to see this in right-hand drive any time soon, given we’ve only just received the original version.

Ferrari 458 Speciale for Frankfurt 2013 (© Ferrari)


Ferrari’s already announced it will show the 458 Speciale, it’s most powerful V8 model ever. We’re not expecting anything more, since the halls will still be a-buzz with people clamouring to see the LaFerrari hypercar.


Another quiet motor show for Fiat? It seems possible, but don’t rule out a concept, and Frankfurt still represents the first chance for many to see the 500L Living – or MPW as it’s known in the UK.


Ford will show a concept version of the next S-Max MPV at Frankfurt 2013. But it should also be making a big fuss of the Mondeo, which celebrates its 20th birthday – guest of honour will (hopefully…) be the much-delayed European mk4.


Frankfurt will be the world debut for the production version of the new Civic Tourer estate, which we’ve already driven in prototype guise. There’s talk of a facelift for the regular Civic, too. But no Type R – that will be at Tokyo.


World debut for the all-new Hyundai i10 at Frankfurt 2013 – which has been designed and engineered in Europe. Expect a concept, too, and possibly a glimpse of the i20 World Rally Car, again.


New Infiniti Q30 Concept previews the Nissan premium brand’s vital Audi A3 / BMW 1 Series / Mercedes A-Class challenger. Not due on the road until 2015, it will be built in Britain at the Sunderland plant.

Infiniti Q30 at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (© Infiniti)


The big news on the Jaguar stand at Frankfurt 2013 will be a concept SUV, previewing a production 4x4 that’s possibly set to be called the Q-Type. There’s also an overhaul for the XJ luxury saloon for 2014 as well.


Kia has announced it will have a new concept at Frankfurt, called the Niro, a beetle-wing doored crossover prototype with a later potential production version to rival the Nissan Juke. The Korean carmaker will also show an all-new version of the Soul crossover.


It’s about time Lamborghini showed at least a concept for the Gallardo replacement, but is more likely to turn up at Frankfurt with the Gallardo Squadra Corse ‘run-out’ special instead. The Veneno Roadster won’t be there – too ugly.

Land Rover

Land Rover will be showcasing new Hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, alongside 2014 updates for the Evoque – including a nine-speed automatic gearbox. We’ve already driven it.


Lexus has a new concept ready for Frankfurt 2013, possibly previewing the forthcoming IS coupe. Details are scarce, but the word is it will be called the Lexus RC F, so maybe it’s nothing to do with the IS at all.

Maserati Ghibli (© Maserati)


Maserati also quiet so far, but expect the BMW 5 Series-rivalling Ghibli launched earlier this year to be taking centre stage. Unless the production version of the Kubang SUV makes an appearance.


Three is a magic number for Mazda at Frankfurt 2013. It’s launching its all-new Mazda 3 with two variants – the regular hatchback and a more practical Fastback version. It’s the third car from the Japanese firm’s Skyactiv programme.


Expect McLaren’s P1 hybrid hypercar to pop up at Frankfurt 2013, surrounded by the usual crop of 12Cs. There’s an outside chance the McLaren ‘P13’ – the British firm’s forthcoming rival to the Porsche 911 – might make an appearance, too.


Two new variants of ‘the best car in the world’ will be at Mercedes’ home motor show. Frankfurt 2013 sees the debut of the ultra-efficient S500 Plug-in Hybrid and the, er, less frugal S63 AMG. First outing for the compact GLA crossover, too.


MSN Cars has already checked out the MINI Vision – a concept for the British brand’s new MINI Hatch. Core to the next generation MINI model range, the production version of the new car won't actually be at Frankfurt 2013, however. MINI has confirmed the new car will be unveiled on the 18 November at the British brand's Oxford plant, on what would have been creator Sir Alec Issigonis' 107th birthday.

MINI Vision ahead of Frankfurt 2013 (© MINI)


Nissan has been very quiet so far, but a new X-Trail has been spotted testing and it seems the new Terrano is set to be based on the Dacia Duster, so could appear here, too. A strong showing from Nismo wouldn’t be out of the question, either.


Backing up its product offensive with the 208 supermini and 2008 crossover, Peugeot is bringing a bigger hatchback to Frankfurt 2013: the 308. Strong looks but strong rivals (Ford Focus, VW Golf, etc) means it has its work cut out.


The iconic 911 first debuted at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, so 2013 brings a 50th anniversary special. However, it won’t just be about the 911 this year, as Porsche will also debut the production version of the 918 Spyder hypercar.


Frankfurt 2013 marks Radical’s first appearance at a major motor show, highlighting its serious about building road cars. Its first effort, the racetrack refugee ‘RXC’ coupe, will be in attendance.


Renault has been rather hushed about its plans for Frankfurt 2013. We do know the French firm plans to unveil a premium concept car – a Renault 5 rehash? – and perhaps the new Twingo.


The big attractions over at SEAT will be a pair of new Leons, in the form of the Leon ST estate (the first Leon load lugger) and a super-frugal Ecomotive version of the regular family hatchback. Don’t bank against a Cupra R, either.

Porsche 918 Spyder to make production debut at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 (© Porsche)


Production of Skoda’s Rapid Spaceback estate has already begun, so it’ll be sitting on the Czech firm’s stand in showroom spec. As will the facelifted Yeti crossover, sporting sharper looks and a revised Greenline eco engine.


Smart’s ForTwo city car is long overdue an overhaul, so it would be nice to see a production ready concept at least. The car is set to share parts with the new Renault Twingo.


Subaru has been quiet on the run-up to Frankfurt. Its "tuned by STI" BRZ tS sports car could make an appearance, as could the WRX coupe concept first seen at the 2013 New York Show. Lots of blue and gold, we hope.


The Swift supermini receives a facelift for Frankfurt 2013, with the 4x4 and five-door Sport models joining the range. Bigger news is the iV4 compact SUV concept, however, previewing the design of future small Suzuki off-roaders.


Tesla claims to have achieved the best result ever recorded in American crash testing, so is saying its Model S saloon is the safest car in the world. Volvo may beg to differ. Look out for the Model X seven-seater, too.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R to debut at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (© Toyota)


Toyota is all about hybrids at Frankfurt 2013, celebrating 16 years of petrol-electric technology with a wild 400hp Yaris Hybrid-R concept. There will also be an update on its hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle.

Vauxhall / Opel

Vauxhall and Opel will show the stunning Monza concept, in contrast to the jacked-up Insignia Country Tourer that’ll also be on display. A new 1.0-litre petrol turbo engine for the Adam city car is also set to debut.


The all-electric VW‘e-Up!’ city car will be joined by an all-electric e-Golf at Frankfurt, and a high-efficiency Bluemotion Golf Estate. Then there’s the 300hp four-wheel drive Golf R – the most powerful production Golf ever. Fore!


Volvo’s Frankfurt 2013 Motor Show star will be the Swedish firm's new Concept Coupe - a lightweight aluminium-bodied 2+2-seat Grand Tourer that draws inspiration from the legendary Volvo P18-- classic coupe from the '60s. There’ll be an impressive new range of Drive-E engines on show, too.


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