FRANKFURT: Big names in the auto industry showed off their prize vehicles at the Frankfurt auto car show on Tuesday amidst a sharp slowdown in the world's biggest vehicle market, China.
The car show will continue till September 27.
As competitors gear up to put on display new luxury sport utility vehicles at the Frankfurt auto show, Maserati keeps its fans waiting a little longer as it makes final tweaks to a model meant to reverse falling sales of the Italian brand.
Bentley's Bentayga and Jaguar's F-Pace will also be shown in Frankfurt, while deliveries of Tesla's electric Model X are due to start in two weeks.
Luxury carmarker Jaguar Land Rover expects sales this year to exceed those in 2014, with Britain, Europe and the United States compensating for a sharp decline in the Chinese market, its chief executive said.
The Chinese car market is expected to grow again next year or, at the latest, in 2017.
Forecaster IHS Automotive expects global sales of premium and luxury SUVs to grow by more than 40 percent to 1.4 million vehicles between 2008 and 2018. Overall SUV sales are expected to triple to more than 25 million over that period.