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.

A Mercedes show car is pictured during a preview exhibition of the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt. ─ AFP
A Mercedes show car is pictured during a preview exhibition of the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt. ─ AFP
The first SUV made by Jaguar, the F-PACE performs the loop during a car presentation at the turf during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The first SUV made by Jaguar, the F-PACE performs the loop during a car presentation at the turf during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The Hyundai N50 is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The Hyundai N50 is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
A Peugeot Quartz concept car is pictured during the media day. ─ Reuters
A Peugeot Quartz concept car is pictured during the media day. ─ Reuters
The new Ferrari 488 Spider is presented on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show. ─ AP
The new Ferrari 488 Spider is presented on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show. ─ AP
The Bugatti Vision concept car is presented during the Volkswagen group night ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The Bugatti Vision concept car is presented during the Volkswagen group night ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is pictured at the booth of Mercedes-Benz during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is pictured at the booth of Mercedes-Benz during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
A new Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 (L) convertible car is pictured at the booth of Mercedes-Benz during the media day at the car show. ─ Reuters
A new Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 (L) convertible car is pictured at the booth of Mercedes-Benz during the media day at the car show. ─ Reuters
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is presented during the Volkswagen group night ahead of the motor show. ─ AFP
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is presented during the Volkswagen group night ahead of the motor show. ─ AFP
The luxury SUV Bentley Bentayga car is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
The luxury SUV Bentley Bentayga car is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
The new Audi A4 2.0 T quattro is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ Reuters
The new Audi A4 2.0 T quattro is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ Reuters
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
A Mini 5 door is displayed during the BMW presentation on the first press day of the show. ─ AP
A Mini 5 door is displayed during the BMW presentation on the first press day of the show. ─ AP
A model poses at the Hyundai Vision G car during the media day. ─ Reuters
A model poses at the Hyundai Vision G car during the media day. ─ Reuters
The Tesla Motors Model S is presented during the media day. ─ Reuters
The Tesla Motors Model S is presented during the media day. ─ Reuters
Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA car is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt motor show September 15, 2015. ─ Reuters
Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA car is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt motor show September 15, 2015. ─ Reuters
A Citroen Aircross concept car is pictured during the media day at the show. ─ Reuters
A Citroen Aircross concept car is pictured during the media day at the show. ─ Reuters
An employee cleans the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 convertible car at the booth of Mercedes-Benz during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
An employee cleans the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 convertible car at the booth of Mercedes-Benz during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
A Mercedes C-Class Coupe is presented on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). ─ AP
A Mercedes C-Class Coupe is presented on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). ─ AP
A back view of the Bugatti Vision concept car is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ Reuters
A back view of the Bugatti Vision concept car is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ Reuters
A Mercedes-Maybach S-Class car is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
A Mercedes-Maybach S-Class car is presented during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S (L) and concept car Mission E are presented during the Volkswagen group night ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S (L) and concept car Mission E are presented during the Volkswagen group night ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ Reuters
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche presents the Mercedes-Benz S-class cabriolet. ─ AFP
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche presents the Mercedes-Benz S-class cabriolet. ─ AFP
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
The new Porsche 911 Carrera S is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ AFP
BMW CEO Harald Krueger makes a presentation during the media day. ─ Reuters
BMW CEO Harald Krueger makes a presentation during the media day. ─ Reuters
The new electric Porsche Mission E concept car is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ Reuters
The new electric Porsche Mission E concept car is presented during the Volkswagen group night. ─ Reuters
A Mercedes show car is pictured during a preview exhibition of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ AFP
A Mercedes show car is pictured during a preview exhibition of the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). ─ AFP
Maserati Quattroporte cars are pictured during the media day. ─ Reuters
Maserati Quattroporte cars are pictured during the media day. ─ Reuters
A model poses with the Hyundai Genesis car during the media day. ─ Reuters
A model poses with the Hyundai Genesis car during the media day. ─ Reuters
Employees cover a Tesla Model S car during the media day. ─ Reuters
Employees cover a Tesla Model S car during the media day. ─ Reuters
A Porsche 918 Spyder is displayed on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA. ─ AP
A Porsche 918 Spyder is displayed on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA. ─ AP

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maata
Sep 15, 2015 03:50pm
nothing better than our very own Suzuki....M E H R A N......applause
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Mehreen
Sep 15, 2015 03:56pm
Smooth rides!
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M.Saeed
Sep 15, 2015 04:23pm
Sheer monstrosity of the insane money-men of the world. Insanely priced toys of the rich consume mountains of money in production and no real worth. The money spent in designing and production of such cars in such a large variety in very limited numbers, could have been used in developing much more convenient cars for ordinary people. Rich could have continued using their usual high profile cars already existing like Rolls.
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Apache
Sep 15, 2015 04:53pm
WOW!
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Arun
Sep 15, 2015 05:00pm
With my salary, I am on right on track to buy one of them in roughly 125 years.
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Admirer
Sep 15, 2015 05:13pm
Come on Guys. If one cant buy it at-least one should admire the engineering and workmanship they put in manufacturing these cars with open heart. Bottom line is that make your vision broad and target your goals high while being impress.
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Sikandar
Sep 15, 2015 05:35pm
I wonder who is going to buy these cars?
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Tamilselvan
Sep 15, 2015 05:39pm
Very happy to know that Jaguar( the iconic British car) was taken over by Tatas from Ford and the company has been turned around by them. Viva for Indian management team and for making better products to compete among the best in the world. Good boost for Indian engineers that they too if they try hard can make better products. Some examples of their skills are shown in software power and in space technology. If peace prevails between India and Pakistan they too can participate in the progress. Jai Hind
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Rahi
Sep 15, 2015 06:35pm
Tesla will give hard time to everyone else... they took electric cars to new levels.
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Ahsan
Sep 15, 2015 06:47pm
Pakistan auto highlight 1988 = Mehran Pakistan auto highlight 2016 = Mehran progress=zero Investment=zero Safety standards=zero Winner = Japanese Firms Loser = Pakistan ( consumers)
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Poo
Sep 15, 2015 08:37pm
Great Jaguar is representing India !!
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Akram
Sep 15, 2015 08:45pm
@Ahsan why don't you design something? its easy to criticise from the sofa.
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Abdulla Hussain
Sep 15, 2015 09:40pm
A car in own garage is worth ten in hollow dreams
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MHamza
Sep 15, 2015 09:51pm
Oh my Goodness... The Bugatti Concept car rocked man, its Fabulous. The biggest disappointment was from Mercedez concept car, which is more like a Horrible Dream.
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rehan
Sep 15, 2015 10:01pm
@ Indians :: Buying technology and employees from other should not make India proud and same for Pakistan also. In Software please name ONE application that is been used World Wide !! or made the difference in world economy by Indian's or Pakistani's. Trust me brothers we all are carpenters. We are very good at writing a code for some one, i hope you know what i mean. My comment is not to offend anyone but its a reality. There are thousands of Indian's and Pakistani's writing code for BIG Giants as carpenters and that should not make us super proud that we concur the industry. They have the money to use cheap labor my friend. Ali Baba should be somewhat proud but again he got his education in US and went back and did something and the whole world is getting benefiting.
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Humza
Sep 15, 2015 10:27pm
@M.Saeed Just because you spent money on these cars doesn't necessarily mean you could have spent it developing convenient cars for ordinary people. What more convenience do you want in a car for an 'ordinary' person? There's a thing called R&D. These concept cars seek to bring something new to the market. Over the years, it is these cars that become the 'ordinary' car.
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Riz
Sep 16, 2015 12:10am
At the end of the day we need a car to commute. These cars are good for them who needs to showoff and have crazy money. I would be more interested to see the upcoming models of more affordable cars.
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Shubs
Sep 16, 2015 12:14am
@rehan Your comment just shows your ignorance of the IT industry. Information Technology is not only about software products. IT is what all industries run on today, and the provision of IT services and processes is what keeps industry and governments running. The Indian IT industry is unparalleled in its ability to provide quality, reliable services across domains and geographies. The Global Delivery Model pioneered by Indian IT majors has revolutionized this industry and everyone else is playing catch up for the last two decades. It is juvenile to keep harping on "software coolies" and similar snarky catch phrases. The Indian IT industry clocked USD 146 billion in 2015 (NASSCOM). It provides services to almost the entire list of Fortune 500 companies in the world spanning domains from Manufacturing to Healthcare, Aviation to Education, Defence to Insurance, not to mention most governments of the industrialized world.
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Skeptic
Sep 16, 2015 01:03am
Imagine, a Karachi Auto Show, with indigenous brand of fine machines, sleek designs, world-class performance, luxury and awe-inspiring engineering - all carrying the label - Made in Pakistan! Okay, time to wake up!
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Sylas
Sep 16, 2015 01:06am
Since 2014 Audi's tail lights almoat every car is following the style. Also almost everyone has started naming their cars with Numbers. Signs of decline in creativity.
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A Knight's Tail
Sep 16, 2015 01:32am
Mini: Please come with a new shape. Its been (40?) years!
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GAASD
Sep 16, 2015 06:13am
@maata It costs just 2.2 lakhs in india(must be 3.5 l in pakistan) anyone can buy in max 6 months think big
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Ahmed
Sep 16, 2015 08:14am
I'd like one of each...thanks!
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Shahbaz
Sep 16, 2015 09:34am
Do they run on CNG?
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Ahsan
Sep 16, 2015 10:58am
@AKRAM Please stop defending a Japanese owned firm that is selling a 32 year old Japanese design in the country. I am not criticizing the country, I am talking about a private JAPANESE firm which repatriates all its profits. The Japanese assembler mafia controls everything. The truly strong are those who realize their own weakness. This is the first step towards progress. Stay in denial and keep appreciating the industry for producing globally obsolete early 1980s junk and I guarantee you the country wont move forward.
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Secular Pathan
Sep 16, 2015 01:09pm
Really like the Mercedes (Mayback S) and Tesla S cars. We should impart such engineering education in our universities, learn from the developed world. Meanwhile,
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Saj khan
Sep 16, 2015 01:13pm
Every car is different , as I own 996 Porsche turbo ,360 Ferrari spider also a Range Rover 4.4 v8 vogue all are petrol.but you can not use them every day.so for that I have a bmw 530d m sport!enjoy life ,live it to the max ,aim higher,achieve ,as nothing is impossible
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Sadary
Sep 16, 2015 10:55pm
Two notable things Lexus missing in this unique car show. Mercedes S class coupe is my new dream car till some other car manufacturer introduces a more charming model.
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Sputnik Queen
Sep 17, 2015 02:06am
Great Cars but not for our roads here We Need Mars Rover, So how much a piece....
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Sheeraz Awan
Sep 17, 2015 02:20am
@Ahsan I strongly recommend your words as Mehran uses the same model since Ninteen Eighty Nine, Corolla is worthless car not even used as Taxi in other countries and sold in Pakistan on Premium prices above factory price. Honda is a bit reasonable but still they are far behind, Why not we introduce Wolks Wagon and other European brands if you place Suzuki Mehran in an international auto show, They will ban the whole suzuki brands in their country no security rods in doors, no air bags and even no defogger in back screen. Even their alto has no defogger all this junk they sold us in millions of rupees.
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mrme
Sep 17, 2015 02:13pm
@Ahsan ~ haha well said!
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athar
Sep 17, 2015 09:24pm
I am speechless after looking @these amazing beauties i would be happy with anyone of them willing to give up my vti oreal prosmatic ha ha ha it might buy me one of the tires of these cars well anyways it was nice looking @ the pictures might find one on pakistani roads looking forwarded to it
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Ali-indian
Sep 18, 2015 11:57am
@Sikandar We Indians
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