What’s new for Frankfurt 2013?
Frankfurt motor show is right in the corner. The second most important auto show of the year in Europe will open its doors from September 10th to 23rd and as usual, it is expected to be the perfect scenario for VW Group and its latest cars. This event will take place when European car market seems to be stabilizing after lower falls in the last months. However, it is still not clear if this trend will continue or things will get worse as the rebate war among car makers will slow down (they can’t resist too much) and therefore customers will stop buying because of the discounts. Despite current situation, many car makers will show new cars and concepts in Frankfurt, but I’m afraid is not the case of Fiat-Chrysler. As it has become a usual thing in the last 3 years, Fiat and its brands won’t have any particular new car in this important show. The star of the show will be the Fiat 500L Living, to be officially introduced in Europe. Customers must wait at least till Geneva 2014 for the reveal of the Fiat 500X. Alfa Romeo will show the 4C, which is expected to be available by the same month. Now new Lancias, and no new Abarths. Maserati will show the Ghibli, and Ferrari will have a special edition of the 458, called Scuderia. But the most expected presentation came from Jeep. This brand was supposed to show the new Cherokee (which has been tested around Mirafiori plant), but it seems that Jeep will wait till Geneva 2014 to do it. Once again, it’s a shame that Fiat-Chrysler won’t shine at this event.