This week Germany has been hosting one of the most important events on the motoring calendar - the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 (also known as the IAA). We've rounded up some of the most important and exciting models on show, including new electric city cars from both Honda and Volkswagen, a new Nissan Juke, and even a brand new Land Rover Defender.
Motor show fans will be heartened to hear there was also the expected display of ground-hugging sports cars and radical design studies. These concept cars normally point towards the future of a manufacturer's design language.
However, we'd argue they struggle to stand out against the fresh and futuristic models you'll be able to buy very soon.
Take a look below for our highlights of the Frankfurt motor show 2019.
Given the death knell has already sounded for conventional combustion cars, you may think it odd there's a clamour surrounding a new large four-wheel-drive car available solely with petrol and even (sharp inhale) diesel engines.
This is no ordinary off-roader though. 2019 sees the rebirth of one of the most iconic British vehicles ever, the Land Rover Defender.
Since the previous generation was discontinued in 2016, the Solihull marque has taken its time to replace a car that's become synonymous with not only tricky terrain in the more extreme parts of the world, but also a utilitarian style statement for the school run.
At the top of the tree is the Explorer pack, which sees the Defender fitted with off-road friendly steel wheels, a roof rack, side-mounted storage pod and a raised air-intake for improved wading depth.
Prefer to turn heads, rather than churn mud? Then the Urban pack, with its bright metal exterior trim, will be more to your taste.
At launch, the engine range consists of two diesels and two petrols. All are four-cylinders except for the range-topping 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol, which develops a sports-car rivalling 400hp.
A precise launch date has not been confirmed, but prices for 110 versions will start from £45,240.
Two versions will be offered, the standard 132hp E and a more powerful 150hp E 'Advance'. Claimed range for the regular model is 136 miles, though we'll put that to the test as soon as we can get this Honda into our labs.
A full charge will take around five hours from a standard domestic 7kW charger. You'll be able to charge the battery to 80% in under an hour on a higher capacity 50kW charger, such as those found at motorway service stations.
The Honda E will cost from £26,160 (including the Government grant) in the UK when it reaches showrooms early next year. Interested? Order books open in October.
This is actually the second unique Cupra concept model after this year's Formentor concept. Like that plug-in hybrid model, the Tavascan is a . But has coupe styling to fit with the brand's performance ethos.
Cupra has yet to confirm whether the Tavascan will be put into production, but it's expected that the car points the way towards a future all-electric Cupra model.
If it does, expect the styling - including the massive 22-inch wheels and radical interior design - to be toned down before it's unveiled.
Seeking to redress the balance, this new model appears with less controversial styling. It's still immediately recognisable as a Juke, though, with a squat stance, bulbous bonnet and slash-like daytime running lights.
As is the way with almost all new cars, the Juke has grown in every dimension. This should address the poor rear passenger space we found with the current model.
While hybrid and potentially full EV versions of the Juke are expected in due course, initially it will be launched with just one engine: a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol which can currently be found in the brand's Micra supermini.
It will be available with a choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmissions.
The new Juke arrives in the UK in November, with prices starting from just over £17,000.
This striking four-door coupe aims to be the most thrilling zero-emissions car to drive. Porsche has currently confirmed details of two range-topping models, which in typical Porsche nomenclature, are badged Turbo and Turbo S (despite not actually being fitted with turbochargersu2026).
They're priced from £115,858 and £138,826, respectively. A cheaper, less powerful version is expected to be offered in due course.
Early adopters, however, will have at least 673hp on tap from Turbo models, enough to get this large luxury car from 0-62mph in a claimed 3.2 seconds, and on to an electronically limited top speed of 161mph. Turbo S models produce 750hp.
Key to this performance is a 93.4kWh battery pack, which runs at 800 volts - something Porsche claims reduces charging times and ensures repeatable high-speed performance without overheating the motor.
Don't expect the Taycan to be a bare-bones sports car, either. As we've seen from the Porsche Panamera, the brand is able to do luxury well, and should prove more than capable of beating the Tesla Model S for interior quality and refinement.
It's due to go head to head with the likes of the Honda E, Vauxhall Corsa E and Mini Electric when it arrives in the UK next summer. The first 30,000 examples, including UK allocation, have already been reserved.
Volkswagen has yet to confirm how much the ID.3 will cost in the UK, though a starting price of around £25,000 is likely. All models will get a 10-inch central touchscreen and a spacious cabin with unusually generous amounts of passenger and boot space, liberated by not having to install a combustion engine.
Having resisted the industry-wide trend for turbocharging and engine downsizing, Italian supercar marque Lamborghini has finally made its first nod towards environmentally conscious motoring with its first hybrid model, the Sian.
In reality, the Sian's small electric motor won't make much of a dent in the carbon footprint of its enormous 6.5-litre V12 engine. Instead, it's being used to make it even faster, with power turned up from the 774hp of Lamborghini's standard Aventador model, all the way to a heady 810hp.
Claimed performance figures include a 0-62mph sprint time of under 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 217mph. We'll have to take their word for it, as the Sian is never going to make an appearance at the Which? Cars test lab.
The car is intended as a tribute to former VW Group chief Ferdinand Piech, who died last month at the age of 82, and who brought Lamborghini under VW ownership in 1998.
A fitting tribute, we're sure you'll agree, to the man who also introduced the world to the Bugatti Veyron - formerly the world's fastest car.