Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) 2015: Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and Hyundai
Fourth-generation Prius unveiled, Mazda Koeru gains popularity
This report is the third in our series of reports on the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. In it, we report on the exhibits by Japanese and Korean OEMs.
Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled for the first time in the world its fourth-generation Prius. The company didn't disclose the technical details about the vehicle at the Motor Show, but later the details were released in October and are included in this report. In addition, Toyota's 5-door version of the C-HR Concept, a compact cross-over SUV, made its world debut. Toyota plans to exhibit a market-ready version of the model at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled its Gripz, a new crossover concept. The model is mounted with a series-hybrid type powertrain. In addition, it showcased the NP300, a 1-ton pickup; and the Q30, the first Infiniti-brand compact model. Both were developed in collaboration with Daimler AG.
Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled its Koeru for the first time, which is a crossover concept designed to open a new market segment for the company. It was extremely popular at the Show, gaining a great amount of attention from the European press.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. debuted its Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V (a concept car combining the freedom of a motorcycle with the maneuverability of a car), while Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the redesigned Baleno compact car.
Three Korean OEMs (Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp., and SsangYong Motor Company) also highlighted their latest vehicles and concepts at the Show. Hyundai exhibited its high-performance sub-brand N, unveiling its high-end Vision G Coupe Concept.