• The Frankfurt Motor Show runs from September 12-22 and serves as a showcase for the German auto industry.
  • German automakers plan to stage numerous debuts.
  • Land Rover, however, should also debut its much-anticipated Defender SUV.
  • Here are some of the reveals and concepts we're looking forward to.
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The Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), colloquially known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, is held every other year and serves as a showcase for the German auto industry.

Media previews are kicking off and we're expecting debuts from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, as well as other non-Teutonic car makers, including Jaguar Land Rover.

Electric vehicles both conceptual and practical should populate the show floor. But much of the pre-show chatter has been about the weakening of Germany's stalwart auto industry, amid a broader discussion about a downturn in Europe. The Frankfurt Motor Show runs from September 12-22. Here are some of the cool concepts and production vehicles were excited about:

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