The public is invited to the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt until September 22 to check out the newest models coming to dealerships over the next several months. As usual, some of the more innovative or unique premieres have been more buzzed about than others. Here are some examples in full motion.
Chinese manufacturer Byton chose the Frankfurt show as the occasion for the world premiere of its very first model, an electric SUV christened the M-Byte. The model sets itself apart with its integrated technology, underscored by an impressive curved 48-inch display serving as a dashboard. The SUV will be released in China in 2020, then in Europe and North America in 2021 in 200 and 300 kW versions.
- See the Byton M-Byte in action on YouTube: youtu.be/i8i_197F14c
Mini Cooper SE
Frankfurt is also the public's first chance to finally see the very first 100% electric Mini up close, the Cooper SE, which will be available in European dealerships at a starting price of €32,900. Under the hood, the zippy little car is equipped with a 135-kW electric engine with a range of just under 250 km.
- See the Mini Cooper SE in action on YouTube: youtu.be/ImPM993xF-4
There is a definite effervescence around the Porsche booth, as the German manufacturer has come to Frankfurt to expose its very first all-electric sedan. The Porsche Taycan is equipped with two electric engines in the front and back ends, giving it a complete transfer for a total of 500 kW power in the turbo version and 560 kW for Turbo S and a 400-km range.
- See the Porsche Taycan SE in action on YouTube: youtu.be/61XXirmxn4U
Volkswagen also created a buzz with its first electric compact, the ID.3, which will be available in three battery options ranging from 45 to 77 kWh, for a 330- to-550 km range. The first shipments are expected by mid-2020.
- See Volkswagen ID.3's technology in action on YouTube: youtu.be/IPjvgXWA78E
The 68th International Motor Show Germany runs in Frankfurt through September 22, 2019 (iaa.de).