Green Cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor ShowSeptember 1, 2009
Here’s a quick preview of the top ten green car highlights at The Frankfurt International Motor Show 2009, which is open to the public from Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 September.
Check out these pages for more information in the run-up to the show.
Frankfurt will see the world premiere of the LF-Ch, the new full hybrid premium 5-door compact concept, with electric-only driving capability. More information will be released on 10 September.
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept
Making its world premiere in Frankfurt, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid allows pure electric operation for short-range day-to-day driving. In early 2010, an extensive field trial in Europe will see over 150 units being leased to selected fleet customers.
Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept
The Auris hybrid is the first time that Toyota’s full hybrid technology has been applied to a mainstream model, and is the initial step in the rolling out of Hybrid Synergy Drive across the company’s model range.
BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Saloon
The new 320d saloon will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW has managed to lower its emissions to 109g/km CO2, which equates to 68.9mpg.
BMW ActiveHybrid X6
The full hybrid ActiveHybrid X6 is BMW’s first full hybrid and it promises a 20% reduction in fuel consumption. It has a 400 hp (twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine and two electric motors.
BMW ActiveHybrid 7
The ActiveHybrid 7 will also make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Show. The ActiveHybrid 7 is a mild-hybrid application, and offers approximately a 15% reduction in fuel consumption from its V8 engine with an electric motor providing a combined output of 455 hp.
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
Peugeot will show two diesel hybrid concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 3008 HYbrid4 is set to emit 99g/km CO2 and is due for launch in the spring of 2011.
Peugeot RCZ HYbrid4
The RCZ HYbrid4 2+2 coupé is due to emit just 95g/km CO2 but is experimental only. However the non-hybrid RCZ 2+2 coupé is due on sale in the spring of 2010.
The new DS3, the first model from Citroën’s brand new DS line, will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and one variant will emit just 99g/km CO2.
Audi A3 1.2 TFSI
Who would have thought that an Audi A3 would come with a 1.2 litre engine, but that is exactly what the company is introducing in the form of the Audi A3 and A3 Sportback 1.2 TFSI. Designed from scratch, the new 1.2 TFSI generates 105PS but returns 51.3mpg thanks to a combination of turbocharging and direct petrol injection.