Frankfurt IAA 2017 – SEAT, VW, Opel, Mini and Renault

Insignia GSi causes a major double-take to get things started on the euro mass-market showfloor gallery.  A brand-new Cupra R and Megane RS are headed to buyers very soon and look dynamite.  The Mini JCW GP Concept is even cooler in real life than it was in its preshow photos.  And finally VW’s soft-skinned ID Crozz Concept is red and happy to be in the world.  Like an electric puppy.

2018 Open Insignia GSi

2018 Renault Megane R.S.

2018 SEAT Leon Cupra R

2017 MINI Cooper GP Concept

2017 VW I.D. Crozz Concept, 2018 VW T-Roc

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