Frankfurt concept: Lexus LF-Ch (1)
Lexus promised us a few weeks before Frankfurt that it would be unveiling a C-segment hatchback to take on the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3. The LF-Ch is the result of that promise. The interior is classic concept daydreaming, but the exterior is remarkably close to production ready.
Frankfurt concept: Mazda MX-5 SuperlightMazda claims the Superlight is purely a concept that will never see the light of day, although it's suspiciously specific about the goings on underneath its roofless frame; it's a fully functional, driveable concept.
Frankfurt concept: Citroen REVOLTeCitroen certainly is pulling out all the stops at Frankfurt, and after wowing audiences with the splendid little DS3 it rolled out this, the REVOLTe concept. It actually carries 'DS' badges and is smaller than the DS3, but Citroen won't commit to production. Yet, anyway.
Frankfurt concept: Peugeot BB1
Not content with unveiling the i0n electric city car (a tie-up with Mitsubishi) and a pair of diesel-electric hybrids, Peugeot has lifted the covers off the rather more original BB1 concept. It's a two-door electric car with four seats and, of course, no CO2 emissions.
Frankfurt green news: Renault Twizy Z.E. Concept
Renault has gone huge at Frankfurt with no less than four electric vehicle concepts as part of its goal to offer electric cars in the near future. The Twizy is the smallest model in the concept range.
Frankfurt green news: Renault Kangoo Z.E. Concept
This is a Kangoo, but not as we know it. Instead, Renault has come up with an electrically powered Kangoo concept that shows how the next generation of its van-based people mover may look and how it will be propelled.
Frankfurt concept: Volkswagen L1
In the quest for producing the most miserly user of fuel possible, VW has gone to extraordinary lengths with this, the L1 concept. It's a two-seat diesel-electric hybrid, and it makes a Toyota Prius look like a rainforest arsonist.