2011 Frankfurt auto show: Day 2 wrap-up

Day two of the International Motor Show in Frankfurt comes to a close and we take a look back at new super cars, concept cars, and even a few regular cars.

Jaguar C-X16 concept
Jaguar's C-X16 concept was easily one of the coolest cars at the show in Frankfurt. Josh Miller/CNET

Kia Rio
Hyundai and Kia launched a pair of hatchbacks that may see sales in U.S. markets. Josh Miller/CNET

Hyundai i30
The previous generation i30 made its way to the U.S. market as an Elantra hatchback variant, so there's a chance that the newly announced i30 could also wear the Elantra Touring badge.

Jaguar C-X16 concept
Easily one of the best looking concepts at the show, this small grand tourer features a powerful gasoline engine that is supplemented with an electric motor that supplies an instant power boost at the touch of a button.

Volkswagen Nils concept
The VW Nils has a tailpipe emission of nil, as it's powered by a small electric engine. There's just enough power and space to take a single driver on a 40-mile round trip between charges.

Fisker Surf
Wagons and hatchbacks are cool. Shooting brakes, like the Fisker Surf concept, are even better. Josh Miller/CNET

Fisker Surf concept
Fisker finally adds a second car to its portfolio with the Surf concept. This range-extender electric vehicle takes the looks and tech of the Karma sedan and stretches them to a shooting brake form factor.

BMW i3 concept
The smaller of BMW's i concepts shares its futuristic aesthetic with the larger i8 concept, but this is a city car that offers an all-electric power train.

Mazda CX-5
Mazda debuts the first production car to use its Kodo design language with the announcement of the CX-5 crossover. This is also one of the first vehicles to take advantage of the automaker's SkyActiv suite of efficiency technologies.

Frankfurt auto show mega gallery
We round up over 50 photos from the show floor to give you an idea of what it's like to be at the Frankfurt auto show from the comfort of your desk chair.

See more photos and video from the 2011 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.

 

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