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In pictures: SUVs, vans and other big boys of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

In pictures: SUVs, vans and ot...
2015 Frankfurt Motor Show trucks, vans and SUVs
2015 Frankfurt Motor Show trucks, vans and SUVs
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Bentley premieres its SUV, the Bentayga
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Bentley premieres its SUV, the Bentayga
Mercedes-Benz GLE 500 e 4Matic plug-in hybrid
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Mercedes-Benz GLE 500 e 4Matic plug-in hybrid
Inside the Mercedes GLE 500 e 4Matic plug-in hybrid
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Inside the Mercedes GLE 500 e 4Matic plug-in hybrid
Mercedes debuted the GLE, its first SUV to offer a plug-in hybrid option, earlier this year
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Mercedes debuted the GLE, its first SUV to offer a plug-in hybrid option, earlier this year
The absolutely beastly Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared
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The absolutely beastly Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared
Since we last saw the G500 4x4 Squared in Geneva, it's been approved for production
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Since we last saw the G500 4x4 Squared in Geneva, it's been approved for production
Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared
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Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared
Mercedes V 220 d Edition
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Mercedes V 220 d Edition
Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
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Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
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Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
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Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
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Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
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Mercedes V 250 d Avantgarde Edition
Mercedes Marco Polo 250 d camper van
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Mercedes Marco Polo 250 d camper van
Inside the Mercedes Marco Polo camper
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Inside the Mercedes Marco Polo camper
The 4Matic system gives the Marco Polo camper van some off-road chops
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The 4Matic system gives the Marco Polo camper van some off-road chops
Inside the Mercedes Marco Polo Activity 180 d
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Inside the Mercedes Marco Polo Activity 180 d
We missed the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this year, but luckily a few campers like this Mercedes Marco Polo Activity 180 d made an appearance in Frankfurt
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We missed the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon this year, but luckily a few campers like this Mercedes Marco Polo Activity 180 d made an appearance in Frankfurt
MINI Countryman
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MINI Countryman
MINI Countryman
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MINI Countryman
BMW shows the all-new X1
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BMW shows the all-new X1
The second-generation BMW X1
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The second-generation BMW X1
BMW X1 xDrive25d
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BMW X1 xDrive25d
Inside the ultra-luxe Brabus Business Lounge
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Inside the ultra-luxe Brabus Business Lounge
Forget the Bentley Bentayga; Brabus' Mercedes Sprinter-based Business Lounge takes bragging rights as the comfiest, most luxurious ride in Frankfurt
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Forget the Bentley Bentayga; Brabus' Mercedes Sprinter-based Business Lounge takes bragging rights as the comfiest, most luxurious ride in Frankfurt
Brabus includes touchscreen controllers at the seats
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Brabus includes touchscreen controllers at the seats
Shown here with a virtual fireworks display, the Brabus Business Lounge's digital headliner helps create a personalized ambiance
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Shown here with a virtual fireworks display, the Brabus Business Lounge's digital headliner helps create a personalized ambiance
The Brabus Business Lounge's digital headliner helps create a personalized ambiance
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The Brabus Business Lounge's digital headliner helps create a personalized ambiance
A more rugged look from Brabus: a tuned Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared
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A more rugged look from Brabus: a tuned Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared
Brabus makes the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared even gnarlier
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Brabus makes the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared even gnarlier
Brabus gives the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared 500 hp/523 lb-ft and exterior and interior updates
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Brabus gives the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared 500 hp/523 lb-ft and exterior and interior updates
Brabus Mercedes Sprinter Business Lounge
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Brabus Mercedes Sprinter Business Lounge
World premiere of the Bentley Bentayga
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World premiere of the Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga
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Bentley Bentayga
Bentley's Bentayga packs 600-bhp of 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 muscle
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Bentley's Bentayga packs 600-bhp of 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 muscle
Bentley styling grows up and gets ruggedized into an SUV
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Bentley styling grows up and gets ruggedized into an SUV
What would the "world's most exclusive, luxurious SUV" be without a champagne picnic set with fine cutlery?
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What would the "world's most exclusive, luxurious SUV" be without a champagne picnic set with fine cutlery?
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi shows its Outlander PHEV Baja rally car
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Mitsubishi shows its Outlander PHEV Baja rally car
Mitsubishi shows its Outlander PHEV Baja rally car
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Mitsubishi shows its Outlander PHEV Baja rally car
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car
Ssangyong's XLV-Air concept is a preview of a long-wheelbase version of the manufacturer's Tivoli SUV
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Ssangyong's XLV-Air concept is a preview of a long-wheelbase version of the manufacturer's Tivoli SUV
Ssangyong XLV-Air concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Ssangyong XLV-Air concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Ssangyong says the long-wheelbase Tivoli previewed by the pictured XLV-Air will be available early next year
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Ssangyong says the long-wheelbase Tivoli previewed by the pictured XLV-Air will be available early next year
The Ssangyong XAV-Adventure concept reminds us a little of the Toyota FJ Cruiser
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The Ssangyong XAV-Adventure concept reminds us a little of the Toyota FJ Cruiser
Ssangyong's XAV-Adventure concept is a look at a rugged, off-road capable compact SUV
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Ssangyong's XAV-Adventure concept is a look at a rugged, off-road capable compact SUV
Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck
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Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck
Mazda shows the Koeru crossover concept
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Mazda shows the Koeru crossover concept
The Borgward brand is revived with the BX7 SUV
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The Borgward brand is revived with the BX7 SUV
Land Rover previews its Spectre (James Bond) movie trucks
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Land Rover previews its Spectre (James Bond) movie trucks
This Range Rover Sport SVR appears in a Spectre scene shot in Austria
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This Range Rover Sport SVR appears in a Spectre scene shot in Austria
This rugged Defender will appear in the new James Bond film
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This rugged Defender will appear in the new James Bond film
Land Rover previews its Spectre (James Bond) movie trucks
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Land Rover previews its Spectre (James Bond) movie trucks
The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace shows its stuff
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The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace shows its stuff
The F-Pace is Jaguar's first crack at an SUV
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The F-Pace is Jaguar's first crack at an SUV
Jaguar debuts the F-Pace
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Jaguar debuts the F-Pace
Dacia Duster at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Dacia Duster at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Dacia Duster at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Dacia Duster at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Opel's Vivaro van-based Surf concept has a spacious cargo area and seating for up to six people
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Opel's Vivaro van-based Surf concept has a spacious cargo area and seating for up to six people
Opel debuts its sporty Surf concept
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Opel debuts its sporty Surf concept
The new Nissan NP300 Navara pickup
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The new Nissan NP300 Navara pickup
Peugeot Expert Patagonia Westfalia camper van
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Peugeot Expert Patagonia Westfalia camper van
Peugeot Expert Patagonia Westfalia camper van
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Peugeot Expert Patagonia Westfalia camper van
Inside Bentley's all-new Bentayga SUV
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Inside Bentley's all-new Bentayga SUV
Inside Bentley's all-new Bentayga SUV
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Inside Bentley's all-new Bentayga SUV
The Bentayga: a much different interior look from the dirty cargo areas and easy-clean fabric of other SUVs
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The Bentayga: a much different interior look from the dirty cargo areas and easy-clean fabric of other SUVs
Bentley gives its customers more utility
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Bentley gives its customers more utility
The highly anticipated Bentley Bentayga was one of the big world SUV debuts
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The highly anticipated Bentley Bentayga was one of the big world SUV debuts
Spacecamper shows its VW camper van outside at the Frankfurt Motor Show
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Spacecamper shows its VW camper van outside at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Not quite as fast and slick as the last Spacecamper we saw, but still a cozy way to see the world
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Not quite as fast and slick as the last Spacecamper we saw, but still a cozy way to see the world
Inside the Spacecamper
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Inside the Spacecamper
Spacecamper's Volkswagen camper van at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
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Spacecamper's Volkswagen camper van at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Lexus RX 450h
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Lexus RX 450h
Mercedes-Benz G500
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Mercedes-Benz G500
In addition to revealing its BX7, Borgward shows the BX7 TS concept
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In addition to revealing its BX7, Borgward shows the BX7 TS concept
Borgward BX7
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Borgward BX7
2015 Frankfurt Motor Show trucks, vans and SUVs
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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show trucks, vans and SUVs
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The concept cars weren't the only stars of this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. Trucks, vans and utility vehicles of all shapes and sizes also helped make the show the major industry event it was. Plush, first-ever SUVs from the cunning British luxury minds at Bentley and Jaguar were contrasted by far more rugged products like the the Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared and dirtied Land Rovers. Similarly, world-class business luxury vans were offset by fun-loving camper and sport vans.

Bentley's Bentayga packs 600-bhp of 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 muscle
Bentley's Bentayga packs 600-bhp of 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 muscle

The biggest SUV news out of Frankfurt had to be the world premiere of the Bentley Bentayga. Everyone was wondering what exactly an ultra-premium Bentley SUV would look like, and they finally got to find out. While we did find it more impressive in person than in photos, it's certain to be a polarizing design that some will love and some will hate. Welcome to the new world order of utility vehicles from auto brands we're used to seeing design anything and everything but.

The F-Pace is Jaguar's first crack at an SUV
The F-Pace is Jaguar's first crack at an SUV

Jaguar was the other British luxury brand to show its very first SUV effort, giving consumers a curvier, sportier alternative to the hard lines over at sibling brand Land Rover. After a world record stunt drive, the F-Pace rolled into Messe Frankfurt and showed the world what a cat-badged crossover is all about.

Since we last saw the G500 4x4 Squared in Geneva, it's been approved for production
Since we last saw the G500 4x4 Squared in Geneva, it's been approved for production

The Frankfurt show also served a reminder that a few SUVs are still built to actually go off road. After giving it the green light a few months ago, Mercedes showed the G500 4x4 Squared in bright yellow attire. And if the 422-hp stock version somehow isn't tough enough, Brabus has tuned things up to 500 hp. Land Rover reminded us who the real SUV-maker at Jaguar Land Rover is by showcasing two of the starring Rovers of the upcoming James Bond Spectre film.

Land Rover previews its Spectre (James Bond) movie trucks
Land Rover previews its Spectre (James Bond) movie trucks

Beyond SUVs and Crossovers, Frankfurt also had plenty for truck and van lovers, from ultra-comfortable, spacious van limousines for wealthy businessmen to trucks and campers designed for weekend warriors. Check out each and every new model, concept vehicle and old favorite in our photo gallery.

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