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Future bright at Frankfurt show.

ANEW-LOOK Suzuki Swift Sport, a stylish hatchback from Hyundai and a futuristic Subaru crossover will be making their debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

The Swift Sport has more aggressive styling than its predecessor and has an uprated 1.6-litre engine which is said to be more powerful and yet more fuel efficient.

Suspension settings have also been changed to improve handling.

Hyundai's new i30, which has been designed in Europe, will be out to rival the Ford Focus.

It features the Korean car maker's 'fluidic sculpture' design theme which is about to be seen on the larger i40 estate model due on sale in September.

The car will replace the current i30 which has become a top seller for the brand since its launch in 2007.

Subaru will also be showing off a new design at Frankfurt with its XV crossover - but so far the company has only given a clue to its looks with a sketch showing part of the car's front.

The XV should be going on sale early next year and will mark Subaru's entry into the growing crossover market.

Meanwhile Audi has released drawings of a two-seat electric concept which is the German brand's take on the city car of the future.

Made out of lightweight carbon composites the car has a 1+1 seating arrangement and a sliding roof.

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FRESH FACES: The new Suzuki Swift Sport (above), Audi's two-seat electric concept for city car of the future (above right) and the new Hyundai i30 (below)
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Aug 19, 2011
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