Frankfurt IAA 2017 news roundup

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International Fleet World’s round-up of the most important headlines from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • Exeed TX Chery targets European fleets with plug-in SUV by Alex Grant - Chinese carmaker Chery has revealed the first of its European-market products, a crossover with hybrid and electric powertrains which will target fleet and retail customers across the region. Related Post Frankfurt IAA 2017 news ...
  • Matthias Müller, chairman, Volkswagen Group VW Group aims for CO2-neutral engines, electric vehicles by Alex Grant - Volkswagen Group is working towards carbon-neutral combustion engines, seeing petrol and diesel as a vital technology despite plans for mass electrification of its model range over the next decade. Related Post Chery targets European ...
  • Opel Grandland X PHEV Opel confirms first plug-in hybrid by Alex Grant - Opel will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain in the Grandland X crossover, utilising PSA Group technology and suggesting sister brands Peugeot, Citroen and DS could offer similar products in the near future. Related Post ...
  • Honda Urban EV Honda’s first EV for Europe due in 2019 by Natalie Middleton - Honda will launch its first European-market electric car in 2019, with near-future product plans suggesting diesel is being phased out of its product range.  Related Post ABB wins contract for 15 new fast chargers ...
  • Kia Proceed Concept Kia unveils new European models by Jonathan Musk - Kia has today unveiled the new production Kia Stonic compact SUV, Picanto X-Line, upgraded Sorento and Proceed Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Related Post Hyundai shows smaller, lighter, more efficient new... ...
  • C-HR HyPower Concept Toyota to introduce higher-powered hybrid option for core models by Natalie Middleton - Toyota is planning to offer more powerful hybrid options across its core model line-up. Related Post US pilot to open up ex-lease Toyota vehicles to ri... Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Toyota reveals long-range electric ...
  • BMW i Vision Dynamics BMW i Vision Dynamics concept hints at future “i5” by Natalie Middleton - BMW’s third i brand model will join the carmaker’s line-up in 2021 in the form of a fully electric four-door Gran Coupé. Related Post Nissan showcases electric crossover and performanc... Toyota fuel cell concept ...

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Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.