is now underway at Frankfurt
Germany. The show is host to some of the biggest auto launches and this
year was no exception. In spite of the global economic turbulence the
show had at least over 1000 participants from over 35 nations and is
expected to garner up to 80 new launches in the forthcoming days.
Audi this year has gone all out with its next gen space theme display
exhibition. In fact the exhibition area was big enough to test drive the
Audi cars. The Audi RS5 updated version was unveiled. Other cars
were the RS version of A3 and the TT. The new A2
hatchback concept car was also showcased.
Jaguar and the Land Rover too had some tricks up their sleeve. Jaguar
showed the CX-16 sports car. The Rover yet again went off road with the
DC100 and DC 100 sports variants. Volkswagen too not wanting to be left
behind showed its class. The Volkswagen
! Car was the most talked about small car. It
expected to compete with the likes of the Hyundai i10
and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
showed the MissionL concept. Inspired from
, it is expected to compete with the Honda
City. Porsche showcased their new 911 with the same old fervor and fun.
The Lamborghini unveiled its Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, a slim
version of the Gallardo super car and the Bugattic revealed its Veyron,
which seemed a bit awkward. Bentley came up with their racy car the
showed its class with new B-class MUV
which is expected to land in India in 2012. It also revealed was the
next gen S-class. Honda came up with its next line of Civic for which we
will have to wait until the 2012.
Hyundai made its presence felt with the Hyundai i30
some updated tweaks to the car. The Hyundai i30 looks to underpin the
Elantra and is a competitor to the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla.
It is expected to be on roads again by 2012. Maserati came up with their
Jeep base and is all set to enter the Indian markets.
The trend was set up by the European luxury car makers which indicate
the focus is on the premium segment with focus on technology, hybrid
variants and pollution levels. Small cars too seemed to be the focus of
some auto makers like the Volkswagen