Concept models galore at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
The Frankfurt Motor Show is still about a week away but car manufacturers have already been teasing - or have flat-out completely revealed - the high-tech concept cars they're going to be displaying at the massive show. This year's most popular trends? Pure electric powertrains and sleek futuristic styling.
Each year just before the autumn equinox, the Frankfurt Motor Show is home to a harvest of automobile debuts and premieres of production models, concepts, vintage vehicles, special editions, and specially made one-offs.
Below we go through a handful of the concepts that will be on display at this year's event representing the future not only of their respective brands, but of the industry.
At #IAA19, we are showcasing the concept study for an electrically driven off-roader – designated for #future #mobility. Take a look at all of our concept #cars, including the Audi AICON that was presented at the past @iaamesse: https://t.co/6ab5St4hSW pic.twitter.com/4TXJR6wXz4— AUDI AG (@Audi_Press) August 23, 2019
Audi AI: Trail Quattro
A few weeks ago, Audi published the latest teaser of a concept called the AI: Trail Quatrro, a model the company refers to as "electrically driven off-roader of the future." While next to no information has so far been revealed about the concept (above), the obscure image of the vehicle exposes its pod-like form.
BMW Vision M Next
Though BMW's Vision M Next futuristic concept made its premiere earlier this year, the car will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week as part of its world tour. According to the company, the concept "represents a prototype version of the BMW driving experience of tomorrow."
Hyundai '45' EV
In August, Hyundai published a teaser of a concept called ‘45' which allegedly represents the company's EV design future. It's described by Hyundai as being both sporty and "sensuous".
Just days ago, Cupra unveiled in full the Cupra Tavascan concept that blends SUV features with sports coupe design. Though debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, all specs were recently revealed, all of which represent the company's electric future.
This past week, Mercedes-Benz not only teased the outside of the latest version of its EQ concept, but also published a collection of images of the vehicle's extremely futuristic high-tech interior. This model is thought to be the EQS, the first of the EQ family to don an S-series designation.