Honda didn't stole the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but Honda used the stage to present some of its greener prototypes, its EV Concept.
The Honda EV Concept is designed to meet the daily driving needs of the average commuter and utilizes the same five-passenger layout found in the popular Honda Jazz Fit.
When the production version of the Honda EV Concept hits the streets in 2012, it will be powered by a lithium-ion battery and coaxial electric motor. The motor, derived from the unit found in the FCX Clarity fuel cell car, is efficient and powerful while remaining quiet at highway speeds according to Honda.
Twenty-two. That's how many Porsche 911 variants are available right now. And by this time next year, this one – the 2011 Porsche 911 GTS – would be the pick of the litter. It's the definition of the daily-driver's supercar and comes equipped with everything you need. It's perfect and you might need it now.
Ducati and AMG are all set to promote their new partnership at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. That is the stage where the two performance brands will unveil the the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition. The bike starts out with the Diavel Carbon model upgraded with special wheels, radiator grilles, exhaust and Alcantara saddle.
With the first-generation Cadillac SRX struggling to make gains in the luxury crossover segment since its debut in 2004, General Motors decided to give the 2010 Cadillac SRX a complete makeover right down to the very layout of the vehicle. Sharp, well-proportioned body work rides on a new platform, leading the new SRX to share very little with its previous incarnation.The first-gen SRX's rear-drive layout was ditched for a more compact, crossover style front-drive setup with available all-wheel drive. Now 4.8-inches shorter in length, this transformation dropped cargo space by 8.3 cubic-feet and eliminated the third row seats as well as significant amounts of rear-seat legroom.
The V-8 engine option is also gone, replaced by two V-6 engines, one of them turbocharged for higher performance.Despite its smaller size, the 2011 SRX sheds only a token amount of weight. That weight is a liability for the smaller V-6 powertrains as well as in the handling department, making the SRX feel slower than it really is. Though stylish, the new vehicle still lags slightly behind the competition in quality and fit and finish. Despite this, it resides on the pricier end of the segment especially as options are added.
Lexus was not happy with the open-handed slap Infiniti dealt in the sports sedan war. These two are the ones playing the game but Lexus us not going to be quiet in the battle because the automaker has been planning to launch a new weapon to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The German auto show will be the place where the 2013 Lexus GS 450h will make its debut worldwide. No details has been released so far for the four door sedan but it may utilize the current 450h's 3.5-liter V6 in combination with an electric motor.