The final production version of the new Citroën DS5 also broke cover at the Frankfurt motor show. The DS5 will usher in the HYbrid4 technology the French firm shares with sister marque Peugeot. The firm's second car - the wacky Tubik - is inspired by the TUB and Type H light vans produced by Citroën for more than four decades from 1939. According to the manufacturer, the Tubik has been designed as an “executive shuttle with an emphasis on comfort and fun”.
New British car company Eterniti Motors showed off its first model, the Hemera. The Hemera, which Eterniti refers to as a ‘the world’s first super-SUV’, will go into production next year.
The new Ferrari 458 Spider is the first Ferrari fitted with a folding hard roof to a mid-engined two-seater.
Ferrari 458 Spider
Fiat says its new Panda has reached ‘full maturity’ in the third-generation car. The Italian company says the latest evolution of the car has made a “qualitative leap in comfort, technology and safety equipment, and has a modern, harmonious look”.
Based on today’s Karma saloon, the new Fisker Surf is built around the same range-extended electric drivetrain and aluminium spaceframe structure. The new model will go on sale next year and be built alongside the Karma at the Valmet factory in Finland. No details have been released but it’s expected to cost about £90,000.
Making the biggest stir at the Ford stand was the new Focus ST. The 247bhp model will be available as an estate and goes on sale in 2012. Also shown was the hearty Fiesta ST and Ford Evos Concept.
Ford Focus ST Ford Fiesta ST
Honda is promising much-improved dynamics and a higher-quality interior for the new, ninth-generation Civic, which has made its debut at the Frankfurt motor show and will go on sale in the UK on October 1. The firm also revealed the new 96g/km CO2 Insight.
The Infiniti FX50, designed in conjunction with Sebastian Vettel, has performance and styling tweaks and will be produced in limited numbers when it goes on sale next year.
Jaguar's show-stopping C-X16 will cost between £55,000 and £70,000 when it goes on sale. Its hybrid drivetrain helps it to sprint to 62mph from standstill in just 4.4sec, and on to a top speed limited to 186mph.
The hardcore Jeep SRT8 4x4 is powered by a new 6.4-litre Hemi V8 unit, which serves up a heady 464bhp and 465lb ft of torque, up by 49bhp and 45lb ft compared with the previous car’s 6.1-litre lump.