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FRANKFURT PREVIEW: Global debuts list

August 9, 2013; Glenn Brooks writing for compiled this updated list of previews which will take place at this years' 2013 Frankfurt Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA).

Alfa Romeo Giulietta: dark headlights standardised, 
new 110kW/150hp 2.0 diesel

Alfa Romeo MiTo: first motor show appearance for this mild update

Audi A3 Cabriolet: switches to MQB platform, retains a fabric roof

Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra: first car for 'ultra' (low emissions epithet),

Audi A8 & S8 facelifts: mid-life updates to face challenge of new S-Class

BMW 4 Series coupe: replacement for the two-door 3 Series, on sale from

BMW i3: production model, EV powertrain, optional (petrol) range extender

BMW i8: PHEV supercar, production to begin at Leipzig plant in late 2013

BMW X5: four-cylinder (diesel) power a novelty for the third generation of
this SUV

Changan CS75: prototype of a new SUV due for launch in China in late 2013

Chevrolet Cruze: new 81kW/110hp (99g/km) version of existing 1.7-litre

Chevrolet Orlando facelift: minor update was announced in South Korea in

Chevrolet Trax: new front-wheel drive 1.4 petrol turbo variant, on sale
from Oct

Citroën C-Elysée WTCC: 380bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine from DS3

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso: seven seats, wheelbase grows by 11cm to 2.84m

Dacia Duster facelift: first update since launch of production model at
Geneva '10

Fiat 500L Living: motor show debut for this Serbian-made 5+2 MPV

Ford concept: details under embargo until 28th August

Ford Mondeo Hybrid: Europe's version of the US and Canada's Fusion Hybrid

Honda Civic five-door facelift: its debut was at the last IAA in September

Honda Civic Tourer: production version of wagon concept from the Geneva

Hyundai i10: project BA, will be built in Turkey and India from September

Infiniti Q30 concept: preview of Daimler MFA architecture model due in 2015

Kia concept: "hints at a possible future B-segment contender" is all Kia is

Kia Optima diesel facelift: petrol variants premiered at New York show in

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse: 570hp (419kW) V10, loses 70kg

Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid: V6 diesel, more details to follow

Mazda3: public debut for the five-door hatchback, on sale globally from

Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC: Daimler's nine-speed auto debuts in E 350 BlueTEC

Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGD: 115kW 2.0-litre natural gas engine

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG, S 63 AMG L & 4MATIC: 430kW/585hp 5,461cc turbo V8

Mercedes-Benz S 500 PHEV: evolved from a prototype which debuted at 2009

Opel 1.0 SIDI Turbo: 85kW/115hp three-cyl petrol engine, Adam will be first

Opel Cascada: 147kW/200hp 1.6 SIDI Turbo petrol engine, sales commence in

Opel Insignia Country Tourer: high-riding and high-priced rival for Passat

Opel Insignia facelift: should last until its E2XX platform successor
appears in 2016

Opel Monza concept: previews new styling direction for Opel/Vauxhall

Peugeot 308: claimed 140kg weight saving, EMP2 platform, 9.7-inch touch

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary: wide body, 1,963 cars, EUR121,119 in Germany

Porsche 911 Turbo: 383kW (520HP) 3.8, seven-speed PDK, PTM all-wheel drive

Porsche 911 Turbo S: 412kW (560hp) 3.8, EUR195,256 in Germany, on sale in

Renault concept: [a] 'vision of the premium automobile', a media statement

SEAT León ST: the third bodystyle and the first wagon in this model's

Škoda Rapid Spaceback: shorter than hatchback, boot volume drops by
135 litres

Suzuki iV-4 concept: preview of a new compact SUV, more details to come

Suzuki Swift facelift: five-door Sport is new as is AWD for Hungarian-made

Toyota Hybrid-R concept: 'for road and track' says a media release, more to

Volkswagen e-up!: brand's first electric car, LHD EU market deliveries
start in Q4

Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion: 85g/km, 1,500km claimed range, 81kW 1.6

Volvo VEA engines: four-cyl petrol & diesel in S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 &

Author: Glenn Brooks