List of all cars debuting at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – IAB Picks [Updated]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2015 - 12:00pm IST

Here’s a list of all the cars that will have their world premiere/public premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) which starts for the media on September 15, 2015.

Alfa Romeo Giulia:

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia front three quarter unveiled press shot

Public premiere of Alfa’s all-new BMW 3 Series rival, the Giulia, will be held at the show. While Alfa Romeo have only shown the range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde till date, even the regular four-cylinder variants should debut at Frankfurt.

2016 Audi A4:

2016 Audi A4 Avant front quarter live

The next generation Audi A4 will have its public debut at the 2015 IAA. Based on the new MLB platform, expect Audi India to launch it next year.

Audi A8L Security

2016 Audi A8L Security front three quarter unveiled

The latest iteration of the Audi A8 L Security armored vehicle will make its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It meets all criteria of Class VR 9 ballistic protection standards.

Audi e-tron crossover concept:

Audi Q6 SUV teaser drawing official

Audi teased the design of a new crossover concept in March this year at its annual shareholder’s conference. The concept is likely to inspire a new Q6 SUV.

Bentley Bentayga:

Bentley Bentayga front press shots

Bentley’s first SUV will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Billed as the fastest SUV in the world, power will come from a 6.0-liter W12 engine with as much as 542 bhp on tap.

BMW 225xe:

2016 BMW 225xe active tourer hybrid

BMW will unveil a hybrid version of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, which will borrow the powertrain tech from the BMW i8, but slightly detuned.

BMW 3 Series facelift and BMW 330e:

2015 BMW 3 Series facelift front leaked

The 3 Series receives minor cosmetic changes, the most significant of which is the inclusion of LED headlights. Additionally, a new BMW 330e hybrid variant will also be introduced. BMW India will launch the 3 Series facelift this year.

2016 BMW M3 facelift:

2016 BMW M3 facelift rear three quarter online configurator

Announced in May this year, the go-faster version of the 3 Series will also have its premiere at the 2015 IAA.

2016 BMW M6 Competition Edition

BMW M6 Competition edition front three quarter unveiled

BMW has announced that they will unveil a new special edition of the BMW M6 Coupe at the 2015 IAA, which will come with special paint jobs and exclusive carbon fiber parts.

2016 BMW X1:

2016 BMW X1 front quarters

The second generation BMW X1 based on the UKL front wheel drive platform will have its motorshow debut at Frankfurt. Expect the new X1 to launch in India next year.

2016 BMW 7 Series:

2016 BMW 7 Series front unveiled in Munich

The next-generation BMW 7 Series based on a carbon-intensive architecture will be shown to the public at the Frankfurt show. Again, expect an Indian launch of the new 7-er next year.

Borgward BX7 SUV:

Borgward BX7 front quarter unveiled

Borgward, a defunct german car manufacturer, has now returned to the industry, and have revealed their first new product, the Borgward BX7. It will make its debut at the 2015 IAA.

DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback:

DS 4 front three quarter facelift unveiled

DS Automobiles has unveiled the facelifted 2016 DS 4, which is now available as a crossover version dubbed as the DS 4 Crossback. Both models will debut at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt.

Ferrari 488 GTS Spider:

Ferrari 488 Spider front three quarter press image

According to reports, the topless Ferrari 488 will have its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With Ferrari having announced a re-entry to India, expect it to be available to Indian customers within months of its debut.

Euro-spec Ford Edge:

Euro-spec Ford Edge front quarter unveiled

Ford will unveil (again) the Euro-spec Ford Edge at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, which is expected to arrive in dealers across Europe next year. It is the first of five all-new or redesigned SUVs and crossovers for Europe.

2016 Ford Kuga:

2016 Ford Kuga front three quarter unveiled

The company is also unveiling an updated version of the Ford Kuga at the 2015 IAA. The only main highlight is inclusion of an 8 inch touschscree unit with SYNC 2.

2015 Ford Ranger Euro-spec:

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak front three quarter launched in Thailand

Ford will unveil the facelifted Ford Ranger in euro specification at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It features a bolder styling, more equipment, and refined engine lineup.

Ford Galaxy:

2016 Ford Galaxy press shot

Unveiled in April this year, the public debut of the new Ford Galaxy minivan will be held at the Frankfurt show.

2016 Fiat 500 facelift:

2016 Fiat 500 (facelift) front quarter unveiled press image

The facelifted Fiat 500 will be making its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring an updated exterior design and upgraded equipment.

Honda Project 2&4:

Honda Project 2&4 front three quarter unveiled

Honda will unveil their answer to the Ariel Atom, Caterham R400 and KTX XBow at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It combines the aesthetics of a race car with a motorcycle engine.

Hyundai i20 Active:

Hyundai i20 Active Euro spec

Hyundai will unveil the Euro-spec Hyundai i20 Active at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It packs a a 1.0-liter T-GDI three-cylinder petrol engine developing 100 PS or 120 PS.

Infiniti Q30:

Infiniti Q30 front three quarter press image

Infiniti’s take on a luxury hatchback based on the Mercedes MFA platform is confirmed to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, two years after the concept was revealed.

Jaguar F-Pace:

Jaguar F-Pace side profile revealed

Jaguar’s first ever SUV in its 80-year history will have its global premiere at the show. The 2013 edition of the IAA hosted the debut of the Jaguar C-X17 concept, a design precursor of the F-Pace reportedly.

2016 Jaguar XJ facelift:

2016 Jaguar XJ front three quarter officially unveiled

The first major facelift for the flagship Jaguar XJ will bow down at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It gets new LED headlamps, InControl infotainment system, and a revised 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine.

2016 Kia Sportage:

2016 Kia Sportage front three quarter press image

Codenamed QL, the 2016 Kia Sportage will premiere at Frankfurt, reportedly, and will have a front fascia inspired by the Kia KX3 concept, which was shown at last year’s Guangzhou Motor Show.

Euro-spec 2016 Kia Optima.

2016 Kia K5 2016 Kia Optima at Seoul Motor Show 2015

The Euro-spec Kia Optima will make its debut at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt. It features an all new design, upgraded interior build quality and equipment, and a new range of fuel-efficient engines.

Kia Cee’d facelift:

2016 Kia Cee'd front view press image

Reports suggest that Kia’s Cee’d hatchback will premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Among other updates, the Cee’d facelift gets the new 1.0-liter eco-Turbo engine with 100 PS and 120 PS outputs..

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder:

Lamborghini Huracan Live front


More than a year after Lamborghini unveiled the Lamborghini Huracan (pictured above), the company will now showcase its second derivative at the 2015 IAA – the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder (convertible).

Lotus 3-Eleven:

Lotus 3-Eleven press image

The sub-900 kg sportscar which was shown at this year’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed will be shown again at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 3-Eleven features a Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 and packs 450 bhp, and claims 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds.

Maserati Levante:

Maserati Levante front

Maserati’s first SUV, the Levante, will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, according to reports. The Italian car maker has already confirmed that it will bring the Levante to the Indian market, where it relaunched itself this week.

2016 Mercedes A Class (facelift):

2016 Mercedes A Class AMG Line (facelift) front quarter revealed press image

The A Class received minor updates in June this year, and the public premiere of the A Class facelift will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Expect the updated A Class to launch in India next year.

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 & GLA 45:

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Launch

The AMG-powered MFA-based cars will get the more powerful 381 PS tune of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, continuing to hold the title of the world’s most powerful series production four-cylinder engine.

Mercedes C Class Coupe:

2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe front leaked


The sleeker, 2-door variant of the C Class is confirmed to have its premiere at the show in Germany. Among a range of engine options will be the new 4.0-liter V8 Bi-Turbo in the AMG-spec, which should accelerate the Coupe from 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.

Mercedes GLC:

2016 Mercedes GLC rear three quarter (1) unveiled press images

The motorshow premiere of Mercedes’s C Class-based SUV will take place in Frankfurt. The GLC is expected to launch in India towards the second half of 2016.

Mercedes GLS:

2016 Mercedes GLS rear spyshot from Stuttgart Germany
Mercedes GLS spyshot sent by Toldi from Stuttgart.

The facelift of the GL-Class, with updates to its front and rear fascias, and dashboard, will receive its motorshow premiere in Frankfurt, if reports are to be believed. Deliveries of the GLS will commence next year.

Mercedes S Class Cabriolet:

2016 Mercedes S Class Cabriolet side unveiled

The Mercedes S Class Cabriolet is the last variant of the wide S Class range, and is touted as the world most comfortable convertible. Available with two engine options: S 500 and S 63 AMG

Mini Clubman:

2016 Mini Clubman front three quarter with doors open official extensive gallery

The more practical Mini was unveiled in June this year, with a traditional four-door arrangement. Starting the engine range is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder while a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo is offered in the Cooper S specification.

Mazdaspeed 3:

The high performance Mazda 3 carrying a new 2.5-litre turbocharged engine under the hood, producing up to 295 hp, reportedly breaks cover at the IAA.

2016 Opel Astra:

2016 Opel Astra side leaked

The 11th generation Astra, or the Astra K, with Opel’s OnStar connected service will have its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel confirmed.

Peugeot 308R Hybrid:

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid front three quarter at Auto Shanghai 2015

Peugeot head, Maxime Picat, shared images of the 308R Hybrid being driven by Carlos Tavares, hinting that the French car maker is ready to show the production-spec car at any of the upcoming motorshows, the Frankfurt show being the most probable given its European audience pull.

2016 Porsche 911 991.2 :

2014 Porsche 911 Targa at 2014 NAIAS bumper

Minor design changes, and a new four-cylinder engine range are expected to make their presence felt on the 911 facelift.

Porsche 4-door concept

Porsche Pajun

Porsche will, reportedly, unveil a precursor to the widely rumored Porsche Pajun 4-door model, which will sit under the larger Porsche Panamera

2016 Renault Megane:

2016 Renault Megane IAB rendering

Indian Autos Blog was told by Laurens Van Den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Renault, that the new generation Megane will debut at the Frankfurt show with a “sexy” design.

Renault Talisman, Renault Talisman Estate

2016 Renault Talisman front quarter (1) unveiled

Renault’s Laguna and Latitude successor was revealed this month with a fuel efficient range of petrol and diesel engines and a four-wheel steer system. The Renault Talisman Estate will world premiere at IAA.

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet:

2015 Smart ForTwo side at 2014 Paris Motor Show

The open-top ForTwo with a fabric roof will have its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. According to reports, European sales will start in the third quarter of this year.

2016 Skoda Superb Combi:

2016 Skoda Superb Combi rear quarter press shots

The estate version of the new MQB-based Superb has already been revealed with a large 1,950 liter trunk volume (with all seats folded). The public debut will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

SsangYong Tivoli Diesel:

SsangYong Tivoli Red front top view Press-Image

The more fuel efficient version of Ssangyong’s compact SUV will have its public premiere in Frankfurt. According to reports, Mahindra has not entirely ruled out this product for the Indian market.

2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius taillamp teaser

The next generation Toyota Prius will feature a striking new design and an improved Hybrid Synergy Drive for better fuel economy

2016 VW Tiguan:

The next generation India-bound Tiguan will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, though a longer three-row version with 7-seats could be shown at the Detroit Motor Show next year.

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