Roadshow Video Reviews
Frankfurt auto show 2007You can buy 007's car, or a Mini with barn doors. Scenes from the Frankfurt auto show.
[ music ] ^M00:00:09 [ background music ] >> Well the Frankfurt Auto Show oh seven was a coming out party for Aston Martin, it's first big splash since being bought away from Ford. And James Bond's new ride, the Aston DBS was on everyone's lips. It hits Q one oh eight with a six liter V twelve, delivering five hundred and ten horsepower. ^M00:00:27 [ music ] ^M00:00:30 [ background music ] The Mitsubishi Concept CX, a little SUV of the future they say. Keywords are affordable and sustainable. The powertrain, a little one point eight liter clean diesel, and the green theme marches on with plant resins used to mold the interior trim. [ background music ] This new Mazda six has a very different shape from the previous car. You either love or hate the stagecoach wheel treatment around the fender wells. It's longer and wider, and we'll look for a hybrid as well as a hotrod version from the Mazda speed unit. [ background music ] The mini was in Frankfurt again, this time showing itself in clubman form, a little station wagon of sorts. And finally ready for production, the UK gets this car November oh seven, and supposedly the stretch mini comes to the US in early oh eight. Aside from the length, you can spot one of these by its interesting split barn doors out back. [ background music ] It's about time a Kia looked good. This is their new sport coupe concept, the Kia Key. The chief designer at Kia also worked on the Audi TT in a past life, so definitely knows what a good looking car should look like. [ background music ] Suzuki, still way better known for motorcycles than cars, maybe because they look like this, smallish and not real pretty. But this Suzuki Kazashi [assumed spelling] sedan concept will take the company into a new space, much more up market. It would be their first entry in the so-called D segment, or full sized sedans. ^M00:02:04 [ music ]