The good, bad and the bizarre from the Frankfurt motor show six years ago
14 September 2007

Frankfurt this year has been bigger than ever, and a quick look back at the show six years ago proves just how significant (in most cases) concept cars are.The Bugatti Veyron and Ford Start concepts were both show-stoppers, while low-CO2 engines and small city cars were also more prevalent than ever before. Radical new design directions were seen on a number of stands, not least Jaguar's, which previewed the first vehicle produced under design boss Ian Callum. Similarities in appearance between the R-Coupe concept and the new XF clearly show the progression that the firm has made. Citroen previewed a truly bizarre concept named the C-Crosser. Though looks wouldn't suggest it, there is some connection to the production C-Crosser. Click on the gallery to see all the best cars from Frankfurt 2001.

Our Verdict

Audi A4

The Audi A4 is an improvement over the previous version, but isn't good enough to topple the BMW 3 Series

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    Super saloon deploys four-wheel drive to improve every facet of its driving experience. Faster and more capable than any, and more exciting than most, of its celebrated predecessors
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    More power and an intoxicating soundtrack have breathed new life into our love affair with the biggest, baddest Range Rover Sport variant
  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring