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In photos: Trucks and SUVs of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

In photos: Trucks and SUVs of ...
Trucks and utility vehicles of Frankfurt 2017
Trucks and utility vehicles of Frankfurt 2017
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Land Rover makes the Discovery a little more off-road-ready with the SVX package
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Land Rover makes the Discovery a little more off-road-ready with the SVX package
Land Rover debuts the Discovery SVX in Frankfurt
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Land Rover debuts the Discovery SVX in Frankfurt
Land Rover calls the SVX on show in Frankfurt a "production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery" 
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Land Rover calls the SVX on show in Frankfurt a "production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery" 
The Discovery SVX is powered by a 518-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine
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The Discovery SVX is powered by a 518-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine
Discovery SVX off-road modifications include increased ground clearance, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tires
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Discovery SVX off-road modifications include increased ground clearance, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tires
The Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover built by hand at the new SVO Technical Center when production starts next year
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The Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover built by hand at the new SVO Technical Center when production starts next year
The Mercedes G-Class-based IMSA G730 Cabriolet from IMSA tuning
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The Mercedes G-Class-based IMSA G730 Cabriolet from IMSA tuning
Brown isn't usually our favorite color, but this particular shade of looks pretty damn good on the G-Class
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Brown isn't usually our favorite color, but this particular shade of looks pretty damn good on the G-Class
This one-off IMSA G730 Cabriolet has a 730-hp 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine
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This one-off IMSA G730 Cabriolet has a 730-hp 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine
According to recent reports from the likes of Auto News and the Associated Press, Wey owner Great Wall Motors wants to become the top SUV manufacturer in the world and is hoping to purchase Jeep as part of that goal. Here, Wey shows the VV7s SUV
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According to recent reports from the likes of Auto News and the Associated Press, Wey owner Great Wall Motors wants to become the top SUV manufacturer in the world and is hoping to purchase Jeep as part of that goal. Here, Wey shows the VV7s SUV
Wey VV7s
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Wey VV7s
The all-new Dacia Duster rests at the top of the stairs
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The all-new Dacia Duster rests at the top of the stairs
The new Duster takes top billing at Dacia's Frankfurt booth
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The new Duster takes top billing at Dacia's Frankfurt booth
The Duster has been restyled but Dacia promises the same rugged, 4x4 build below
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The Duster has been restyled but Dacia promises the same rugged, 4x4 build below
New Dacia Duster world premiere in Frankfurt
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New Dacia Duster world premiere in Frankfurt
New Dacia Duster world premiere in Frankfurt
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New Dacia Duster world premiere in Frankfurt
Toyota shows the new Land Cruiser in Frankfurt
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Toyota shows the new Land Cruiser in Frankfurt
Few vehicles combine big, bold styling and off-road capability like the Toyota Land Cruiser
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Few vehicles combine big, bold styling and off-road capability like the Toyota Land Cruiser
The new Toyota Land Cruiser smiles for the cameras
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The new Toyota Land Cruiser smiles for the cameras
Toyota reveals the Hilux Invincible 50 show truck in Frankfurt, celebrating 50 years of Hilux toughness and success
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Toyota reveals the Hilux Invincible 50 show truck in Frankfurt, celebrating 50 years of Hilux toughness and success
Speaking of Hilux toughness .. Toyota also shows the Hilux Dakar Rally 2017 truck
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Speaking of Hilux toughness .. Toyota also shows the Hilux Dakar Rally 2017 truck
Toyota Gazoo Racing Dakar Hilux
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Toyota Gazoo Racing Dakar Hilux
SsangYong arrived in Frankfurt after an 8,075-mile (13,000-km) journey across the Trans Eurasia Trail with a group of European journalists
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SsangYong arrived in Frankfurt after an 8,075-mile (13,000-km) journey across the Trans Eurasia Trail with a group of European journalists
SsangYong's Trans Eurasia Trail trip was designed to highlight the ruggedness of the new Rexton, which makes its European premiere in Frankfurt
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SsangYong's Trans Eurasia Trail trip was designed to highlight the ruggedness of the new Rexton, which makes its European premiere in Frankfurt
SsangYong Rexton European premiere at IAA 2017
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SsangYong Rexton European premiere at IAA 2017
SsangYong Rexton European premiere at IAA 2017
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SsangYong Rexton European premiere at IAA 2017
First debuted at Auto Shanghai 2017, Borgward's BXi7 concept explores an all-electric SUV
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First debuted at Auto Shanghai 2017, Borgward's BXi7 concept explores an all-electric SUV
The Borgward BXi7 is powered by front and rear electric motors totally 268 hp 
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The Borgward BXi7 is powered by front and rear electric motors totally 268 hp 
Borgward estimates range at the ever-popular 311 miles (500 km) and says the BXi7's electric drive is suitable for both SUVs and sedans
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Borgward estimates range at the ever-popular 311 miles (500 km) and says the BXi7's electric drive is suitable for both SUVs and sedans
The little Suzuki Jimny on show in Frankfurt
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The little Suzuki Jimny on show in Frankfurt
The little Suzuki Jimny on show in Frankfurt
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The little Suzuki Jimny on show in Frankfurt
Quadix "Fast and Furious 8" buggy on show outside in Frankfurt
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Quadix "Fast and Furious 8" buggy on show outside in Frankfurt
Volkswagen was quite busy in Frankfurt, displaying the world premiere I.D. Crozz concept, the California XXL concept camper van, the new T-Roc and plenty more. It also debuted this Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept truck
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Volkswagen was quite busy in Frankfurt, displaying the world premiere I.D. Crozz concept, the California XXL concept camper van, the new T-Roc and plenty more. It also debuted this Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept truck
Volkswagen's Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept previews the future range-topping 3.0-liter TDI with 255 hp
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Volkswagen's Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept previews the future range-topping 3.0-liter TDI with 255 hp
Porsche debuts the new Cayenne in Frankfurt
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Porsche debuts the new Cayenne in Frankfurt
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo
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The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Porsche Cayenne S
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Porsche Cayenne S
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo has a 550-hp 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo and 0-62 mph as low as 3.7 seconds
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The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo has a 550-hp 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo and 0-62 mph as low as 3.7 seconds
World premiere of the Brabus 900 "One of Ten"
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World premiere of the Brabus 900 "One of Ten"
The Brabus 900 One of Ten rides on 23-in Brabus Platinum Edition forged wheels
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The Brabus 900 One of Ten rides on 23-in Brabus Platinum Edition forged wheels
The Brabus 900 One of Ten includes an exclusive Brabus leather interior
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The Brabus 900 One of Ten includes an exclusive Brabus leather interior
Inside the all-new Brabus 900 One of Ten
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Inside the all-new Brabus 900 One of Ten
Starting with the Mercedes-AMG G65's twin-turbo V12, Brabus has increased displacement to 6.3 liters (from 6.0) and upped output to 900 metric hp (888 bhp)
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Starting with the Mercedes-AMG G65's twin-turbo V12, Brabus has increased displacement to 6.3 liters (from 6.0) and upped output to 900 metric hp (888 bhp)
Inside the all-new Brabus 900 One of Ten
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Inside the all-new Brabus 900 One of Ten
Take that Bentley: Brabus calls its latest tune "the world's most powerful 12-cylinder off-road vehicle" 
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Take that Bentley: Brabus calls its latest tune "the world's most powerful 12-cylinder off-road vehicle" 
The Brabus 900 One of Ten has an estimated 3.9-second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time and 168-mph (270 km/h) top speed
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The Brabus 900 One of Ten has an estimated 3.9-second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time and 168-mph (270 km/h) top speed
The Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared debuted in Geneva but still looks brand-new and quite extreme in Frankfurt
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The Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared debuted in Geneva but still looks brand-new and quite extreme in Frankfurt
Even if the Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared is in a city parking garage, it offers a view of the starry night sky
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Even if the Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared is in a city parking garage, it offers a view of the starry night sky
Brabus' package for the already extreme Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared adds a grille guard, branch deflectors, off-road lighting and more
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Brabus' package for the already extreme Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared adds a grille guard, branch deflectors, off-road lighting and more
The dual snorkels are a new addition since we last saw the Brabus Adventure in Geneva ... and a pretty good one
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The dual snorkels are a new addition since we last saw the Brabus Adventure in Geneva ... and a pretty good one
Brabus' 550 Adventure includes an electronically adjustable suspension
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Brabus' 550 Adventure includes an electronically adjustable suspension
The Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared adds some muscle and attitude to the Frankfurt show floor
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The Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared adds some muscle and attitude to the Frankfurt show floor
Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared
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Brabus 550 Adventure 4x4 Squared
The Suzuki Ignis ready to have some fun and carry some gear
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The Suzuki Ignis ready to have some fun and carry some gear
The Suzuki Ignis ready to have some fun and carry some gear
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The Suzuki Ignis ready to have some fun and carry some gear
BMW shows the future with its X7 Concept iPerformance
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BMW shows the future with its X7 Concept iPerformance
Brabus isn't the only one that knows how to make a crazy G-Class; Mercedes-Maybach has an idea or two, too
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Brabus isn't the only one that knows how to make a crazy G-Class; Mercedes-Maybach has an idea or two, too
The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is part ultra-luxury, part earth-conquering ruggedness
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The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is part ultra-luxury, part earth-conquering ruggedness
The €630,000 Maybach G650 has already sold out, but one model will be available at a Bonhams charity auction next month
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The €630,000 Maybach G650 has already sold out, but one model will be available at a Bonhams charity auction next month
The G650 is powered by a 621-hp twin-turbo V12 engine
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The G650 is powered by a 621-hp twin-turbo V12 engine
Our first live look at the all-new X-Class, the literal Mercedes of pickup trucks
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Our first live look at the all-new X-Class, the literal Mercedes of pickup trucks
Mercedes first revealed the X-Class in July
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Mercedes first revealed the X-Class in July
The X 250 d 4Matic shown here is powered by a 188-hp 2.3-liter biturbo diesel engine
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The X 250 d 4Matic shown here is powered by a 188-hp 2.3-liter biturbo diesel engine
The X-Class interior isn't exactly a premium sedan-level of luxury, but it's nicer than you might expect in other pickup trucks
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The X-Class interior isn't exactly a premium sedan-level of luxury, but it's nicer than you might expect in other pickup trucks
Inside the Mercedes X-Class
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Inside the Mercedes X-Class
This white X-Class is just begging to get splashed with mud and sprayed with dust
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This white X-Class is just begging to get splashed with mud and sprayed with dust
Mercedes X-Class with a bed canopy
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Mercedes X-Class with a bed canopy
Another look for the Mercedes X 250 d 4Matic
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Another look for the Mercedes X 250 d 4Matic
A little more color in this X-Class interior
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A little more color in this X-Class interior
Mercedes-AMG G63 "Exclusive Edition" 
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Mercedes-AMG G63 "Exclusive Edition" 
Trucks and utility vehicles of Frankfurt 2017
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Trucks and utility vehicles of Frankfurt 2017

The fast, exotic sports cars and forward-looking concept cars really steal the limelight at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, but there is plenty on offer for truck and utility vehicle lovers as well. After walking through each individual hall, we've compiled a robust photo gallery of all-new pickup trucks, ultra-rugged 4x4s, Dakar vehicles and premiere SUVs. Here are the best trucks and SUVs of Frankfurt 2017.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo
The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Porsche revealed the third-generation Cayenne a couple weeks before its Frankfurt world debut, but it saved the best version for the show itself: the Cayenne Turbo and its 550-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The new US$125,650 range-topper is quicker than the outgoing Turbo S, boasting a 177-mph (285-km/h) top speed and a 3.7-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) when outfitted with the optional Sport Chrono package. It also has (19 Nm) 14 lb-ft more torque for a total of 769 Nm (567 lb-ft) and more stopping power courtesy of the standard tungsten-carbide-coated high-performance brakes and the active roof spoiler. The three-chamber air suspension with active suspension management provides precisely tuned cushioning, whatever's on the path ahead.

The new Turbo distinguishes itself from its meeker Cayenne siblings with a double-row front lighting signature, model-exclusive 21-in wheels and Turbo-specific twin tailpipes. Porsche has also given it a robust standard equipment package with inclusions like a 710-watt Bose sound system, 18-way sport seats, integrated headrests, and heating on all outboard seats and the steering wheel. The model will follow the standard Cayenne and Cayenne S models to the US market in fall 2018.

Brabus 900 "One of Ten"

Take that Bentley: Brabus calls its latest tune "the world's most powerful 12-cylinder off-road vehicle" 
Take that Bentley: Brabus calls its latest tune "the world's most powerful 12-cylinder off-road vehicle" 

Not to be confused with the new Rocket 900 Cabrio, the equally impressive Brabus 900 One of Ten puts the same 888-hp (900-PS) 6.3-liter biturbo V12 engine under the hood of the G-Class. That engine, which fires out up to 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque, is a Brabus-tweaked version of the 621-hp 6.0-liter unit in the AMG G65. Brabus calls its latest creation the world's most powerful 12-cylinder off-roader but is careful to say that it's the fastest V12 off-roader, with a top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h), so as not to step on the toes of the W12-engined Bentley Bentayga and its higher 187-mph (301-km/h) top speed. The One of Ten is faster to 62 mph (100 km/h), though, doing the deed in 3.9 seconds.

Beyond the powertrain upgrade, the One of Ten includes a wide body kit, electronically adjustable Brabus Dynamic Ride Control suspension, high-performance brakes, 23-in forged wheels and leather interior.

Speaking of G-Class tunes, this 730-hp G-Class Cabriolet from IMSA is a Frankfurt head turner, too.

This one-off IMSA G730 Cabriolet has a 730-hp 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine
This one-off IMSA G730 Cabriolet has a 730-hp 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine

VW Amarok Aventura Exclusive

Volkswagen, too, is using Frankfurt to play with more power in a staple off-roader, debuting the Amarok Aventura Exclusive. Billed as a concept, the Turmeric Yellow Metallic double-cab previews the future range-topping 255-hp 3.0-liter TDI engine. It includes permanent all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to its glossy mustard paint, the Aventura is distinguished by its 19-in high-gloss "Milford" wheels and chrome highlights all around. It also includes a roll-top bed cover.

Volkswagen was quite busy in Frankfurt, displaying the world premiere I.D. Crozz concept, the California XXL concept camper van, the new T-Roc and plenty more. It also debuted this Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept truck
Volkswagen was quite busy in Frankfurt, displaying the world premiere I.D. Crozz concept, the California XXL concept camper van, the new T-Roc and plenty more. It also debuted this Amarok Aventura Exclusive concept truck

Inside, the Aventura Exclusive features yellow-stitched black leather, 14-way-adjustable ergoComfort seats, a leather steering wheel with shift paddles, a black roof liner, chrome accents and a Discover Media navigation system.

The rough and tumble fun doesn't stop there. The vast Frankfurt show has many more trucks and utility vehicles in and around its halls, including the all-new Mercedes X-Class, Dacia Duster and Land Rover Discovery SVX. Have a look at those and more in our photo gallery.

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martinkopplow
I've just seen the whole show 2 days ago, after not visiting for five or so years at least. I am to buy at least one new car in the short to mid term, so I was curious to see what choices I might have to replace my ageing EV. To make it short: It was somewhat between disturbing and devastating. They are all living on alternative facts there! No car on display actually answers todays questions on mobility we could apply in the next few years to come. They just ignore it. Instead they are preaching more SUVs, more horsepower, more chrome, more useless gadgets, more LEDs in the most inappropriate places, only some at least attempt a little luke warm greenwashing here and there. Looks like my best bet for a sustainable future is to buy a nice 1990 Mercedes and keep riding it until it falls apart. What business case is that, car makers?