Bigger, stronger, flashier, techier and easier on the gas — trucks rule at 2015 Texas State Fair Auto Show

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DALLAS (Sept. 24, 2015) - Nissan kicked off its biggest presence ever at the world famous State Fair of Texas with a special showing of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup in the heart of American truck country. Pictured with the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD is Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A.

DALLAS (Sept. 24, 2015) – Nissan kicked off its biggest presence ever at the world famous State Fair of Texas with a special showing of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup in the heart of American truck country. Pictured with the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD is Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A.

By Karla Thornhill Coleman

No surprise that the 2015 Texas State Fair Auto Show – opening to the public today – will be all about trucks. Automakers will be opening doors and tailgates to show whose truck is bigger, stronger, more fuel efficient, offers more technology, brings more bling and can connect today’s truck buyers and admirers to the rest of the world.

Don’t get it twisted, there will be cars, SUVs and crossovers to sit in and gawk over, but this fair-oriented auto show caters to what Texans are known for – their trucks. Driving through Dallas you’ll see plenty of trucks in the big city, of every domestic blend. That being said, the auto show that boasts the most attendance in the Southwest will be filled again with Texans waiting to see what’s coming down the road.

So after you finish your corn dog and elephant ears, take a spin on the Ferris wheel and cheer on renowned wood-carver Burt Fleming as he creates works of art with his chainsaw and sections of timber, here are some of the new trucks for 2016 and 2017 – some revealed for the first time yesterday during the press preview – that will be front and center in the outdoor Truck Zone and inside the Automobile Building (in front of Big Tex himself) and the Centennial Building.

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Automakers cut the clutter with hot vehicles at Frankfurt show

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The Audi e-tron quattro concept is designed from the ground up as an electric car and proves to be pioneering in its segment at the very first glance.

Destination: 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. According to Audi: The Audi e-tron quattro concept is designed from the ground up as an electric car and proves to be pioneering in its segment at the very first glance.

By Karla Thornhill Coleman

Five more days before the world’s automakers lift the covers off their bold and beautiful displays at the 2015 International Auto Show (IIA) in Frankfurt. On this world stage, it’s all about cutting through the news cycle clutter during the press days to get the best coverage, photos, videos, blogs, and mentions possible – hoping consumers are paying close attention.

Some of these spectacular reveal moments are a surprise to all — kept secret right up to the moment the drape is pulled or the curtain drawn. On the other hand, there are a few companies who share their plans a head of time to guarantee their place in cyberspace and over the airwaves. This time around, there are several new open-top two-seaters and luxury sedans in the pipeline, along with concepts cars, performance speedsters and people haulers. Here’s a preview of a few of the new vehicles that will be front and center at the show.

The International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, also known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, is open to public Sept. 17-27 from 9-7 p.m. at the Fairground of Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 (Parking zone: Messeparkhaus Rebstock) D-60327 Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Trade days are Sept. 17-18 and Press days, Sept. 15-16.

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2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: World’s largest auto show stage just keeps growing

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By Karla Thornhill Coleman

It’s big. Massive. It’s the largest, most comprehensive auto show in the world, and it only happens every two years. Like a full moon when it rises in the night sky, its an awestricken event that illuminates the world.

The International Motor Show Cars (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany – with its multiple buildings, endless product announcements, demonstrations, colorful digital displays, celebrity performances, test drives through the streets of Frankfurt, off-road test tracks and more – is one of the automotive industry’s most important showcases of mobility trends and new technology.

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