trend has certainly taken off recently with new wrist-worn tech announced by the likes of Samsung
, and ... Nissan? Yes, the automobile company is getting in on the action with a concept for a watch designed exclusively for its Nismo
brand of high-performance cars. Unlike most other smartwatches that just sync to a person's mobile phone, the planned Nismo Watch will also connect to a sports car to provide data on its performance in real-time.
Having already seen the pre-show teaser shots
, we had a chance to take a closer look at Kia's vision for the European B-segment at the Frankfurt Motor Show today – the Niro.
Porsche has debuted the long-awaited production model of its 918 Spyder
at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Billed as the "genetic blueprint for the Porsche sports car of the future," the plug-in hybrid super sports car is designed to strike a balance between performance and efficiency, boasting acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph despite miserly fuel consumption estimated at 3 liters per 100 km (0.8 gallons per 62 miles).
After hinting at its new C-X17 concept
, Jaguar has finally taken the lid off of its first sports crossover concept vehicle at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. This is not only the first vehicle of its kind to be designed by Jaguar, but it also acts as a demonstration of a new architecture that will be common in future Jaguar models as the company seeks to expand into new markets.
At long last, Volkswagen has whipped the covers off its e-up!
electric automobiles, at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Volkswagen claims that the e-up sets a new efficiency standard, consuming 11.7 kWh of electrical energy every 100 km (62 miles) for a cost of €3.02 (US$4). The e-Golf isn't far behind, consuming 12.7 kW/h per 100 km at a cost of €3.28. VW also used the event to unveil its new flagship Golf, the latest Golf R, as well as its Golf Sportsvan concept.
Audi will commemorate the 30th anniversary of its Sport Quattro by unveiling the Audi Sport Quattro Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. With an emphasis on lightweight construction, the plug-in hybrid-concept combines a four-liter, twin-turbo V8 with a 110 kW electric motor to achieve acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph).
Teaser images are, well, a bit of a tease and Jaguar is definitely teasing today with this image of its C-X17 Concept – a study design set to be unveiled on September 9 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
With less than two weeks before the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show kicks-off, Infiniti has joined the ranks of manufacturers offering a glimpse
of what's in store with its Q30 concept – a "unique fusion of body styles" that merges crossover, coupe and hatch.
It seems that nearly every automaker is checking in early with a new model or concept car for next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Kia is the latest, showing a small, sporty hatchback that it calls the Niro. The slightly sinister looking little Niro showcases some interesting design and tech, including butterfly doors, a widescreen infotainment display and an "innovative new powertrain."
Next month's Frankfurt Motor Show is approaching quickly, and automakers around the world are providing a glimpse at what we can expect. Among Toyota's offerings will be a new hybrid concept that applies race technology to the streets through a combination of fuel savings and performance punch – the Hybrid-R.