Showing posts with label Future cars and trucks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Future cars and trucks. Show all posts

Friday, November 27, 2020

2022 Kia Sportage: new illustrations...


There has been a few crazy looking illustrations of the upcoming 2022 Kia Sportage before. But these seem to match closely the latest spy shots we have seen.

Which is too bad. As it ends up looking like a very generic design with a super weird front end. That front end is actually offensive...
Otherwise, it could be something from anyone. Even GM.

A boring design with weirdo details isn't a great recipe for a nice looking car. Let's hope this is off. Maybe the real thing looks a bit better and more original.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

2022 BMW Gran Coupe: now with the Bugs Bunny teeth...

As usual, the BWW 4 Series Gran Coupe will basically be a hatchback version of the 3 series.
(Or a 4 door hatchback version of the 4 Series coupe)
And this time, we have proof that it will indeed be getting the huge grille from the 4 series coupe and convertible.
This is not a surprise and was totally expected. But it will be interesting to see how it looks on a longer, 4 door car. My guess it that it will look a bit better than on the coupe... (Plus we are almost getting used to it by now)

What do you think?


Mystery Hyundai SUV: how small can they go?


This looks really tiny. Making the Venue look big...

This is probably not for the US market. Maybe not even Europe.

It looks more like something for South America or India. And these are huge markets for Hyundai. So far, it actually looks quite interesting. Like a little cube.

Speaking of the Venue, I have not even seen one on the road yet. I know sales have been terrible for everyone in 2020, but Hyundai has sold only 11 900 units of it this year so far. Which is about 5 times less than the Nissan Kicks. 

Obviously, the US market would not be interested in something even smaller...

2022/23 Vw I.D6: new photos...


The upcoming VW I.D6 (could also be called I.D7...) is a new model above the current I.D4. 
Based on last year's I.D Roomzz concept.
The production model actually looks more like a raised wagon than an SUV. Which is fine.

While the exterior does look similar, the interior of the production model looks nothing like the concept (above)
It will probably end up looking close to the I.D4 inside. You know, to "save cost"...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: new photos.


We still do not know much about the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up.
Except that it will be built in the US, and based on the same platform as the new Tucson.

This means it could be offered as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid as well as the regular engine.
Such versions would make it a unique choice. Being based on the new Tucson, it will be a bit smaller than the Honda Ridgeline, also car-based.
I think there is a big market for a reasonably sized pick-up in the US. Affordable with a hybrid option would make it even more popular

This could be a very big hit for Hyundai...

2021 Honda City Hatchback: the ugly duckling...


The best thing that can be said about this new "Honda City Hatchback" is that it seems quite versatile.
(Bottom pic)
Otherwise, its only reason to exist is that it is probably cheaper than the Fit in some countries. Although it is larger. (??)
This new City Hatchback makes the new Fit/Jazz look like a futuristic spaceship.

It looks like something Honda designed over 10 years ago. A cheap car that looks even cheaper.
When you compare this to the new Nissan Note I just posted earlier, there is really no excuse. It is like a joke.

Power comes from a small 1.0 Liter Turbo with 120HP. Which is fine for its class. 

This is, of course, not coming to the US. And will not be missed...

This is the City Sedan released last year. Showing that Honda has achieved the amazing feat of making their hatchback version look much worse than the super boring sedan it came from. 

2021 Nissan Note: official photos...

I think the all-new Nissan Note looks really good. Especially, considering this is a cheap car. 
It gets a new e-Power powertrain. Which consists of a small 1.2 Liter gas engine acting as a generator to the main electric motor.
It will be followed by a fully electric version with 2 motors early next year.

As mentioned earlier, the new Note is not scheduled for the US. But I really think it could be a good idea to bring the EVmodel as something a bit cheaper than the Leaf.


Monday, November 23, 2020

2022 Ford Focus: the facelift...


It looks like the "regular" Ford Focus is getting the same revisions we just saw for the "Active" version.
(New car in white)

Again, the main change outside is upfront. While there seems to be nothing new to the rear of the car.
Same story inside. Where it is getting a revised dashboard with a larger screen. That screen sits a bit lower and seems better integrated than before. (slightly...)
Since we don't have the Focus in the US anymore, we should see this interior in an upcoming revision to our Ford Escape.

2022 Kia K7: new illustration...


When compared to the spy shot HERE, this new illustration of the 2022 Kia K7 sedan looks quite realistic.

As mentioned before, the K7 will replace the Cadenza in many markets. But I have to say, things start looking a bit weird in  Kia's design department... This front end is quite something. And not really in a good way.

We have also seen some disturbing illustrations of the upcoming 2022 Kia Sportage as well. (Although prototypes of that one are still heavily covered, and the actual design is anyone's guess so far)

Not sure the blunt, giant fish mouth on the K7 will turn out to be a hit...

What do you think? is this just a case of "too much"?

2022 Genesis G90: inside...


As far as I know, this is the first time we get to see a little bit of the next-generation Genesis G90 interior.
Which, of course, will be dominated by screens, like everything else.
I do like how the current interior integrates the screen. At least on this photo, it looks more like a double screen set up Mercedes has in the current  E-Class and others. 
Which is OK. But not a new look by any means...

Still amazed at how fast Genesis is coming out with brand new models. Within a few months, we are still getting the G70 wagon, their all-new EV, and this. Plus electric versions of a few models like the G80 sedan.

2022 Toyota Tundra: blocky...

It looks like Toyota will go for a 100% blocky/macho look for the new 2022 Tundra pickup truck.
I guess it will be different, at least?

No specs yet, But the new Tundra is expected to be available with a V6 Turbo Hybrid.

Do you think this blunt, almost "lego" look will work? At a time when most other trucks seem to go for a more sophisticated look and feel?


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Ford Focus Active Wagon: a few changes...


The Active version of the current Ford Focus wagon (The generation not sold in the US) is getting a few modifications for the new year. (Bottom pic is the current version)
The main change is the all-new front end. Which, I think, looks much better on this outdoorsy wagon.
Otherwise, it is still very nice looking and really should have been made available in the US, competing with Subaru and the Golf Alltrack.

The interior also gets a revised dashboard. (top photo) As well as a new console (middle photo is current model)
The bottom pic shows the interior of our Escape. As you can see, it shares its dashboard with the European Focus. So there is hope the nicer dash and wider screen could make it over here in our US Escape soon.

New Nissan Note: inside...


Well, I was wrong...

There is another spy shot of the next Nissan Note before the official stuff tomorrow, and here it is. This time we get to see the interior. Which is pretty nice for an inexpensive model (It used to start at under $16 000 when still  on sale in the US)

The Note is usually heavily based on the Versa. Which makes you wonder if this interior design could end up in the Versa over here...

Saturday, November 21, 2020

2021/22 Nissan Note: another spy photo...


Just another picture of the redesigned Nissan Note. This should be the last one before official stuff since it is scheduled to be unveiled in just 2 days.

I think it looks quite nice. Much more angular than the previous generation. We are not scheduled to get this in the US. Since Nissan is probably making much more money by selling us the $19 000 Kicks. While the previous generation "Versa Note" starting at only $15 600 in the US.

2022 Honda Civic hatchback: looking good...


While the regular 2022 Honda Civic sedan design might not be a step forward for many, the new hatchback version will be quite an improvement over the current super busy (gross) design.
And will probably look much nicer than the sedan. While retaining the more upscale look and feel of the next generation.

I am actually very curious about this. And how it will turn out. Also glad to see Honda keeping the hatchback verison in the US. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

All-new Hyundai Mistranslating: new sedan for China


Hyundai will be introducing yet another sedan for the Chinese market. The new Mistra. 
Which seems quite conservative. Almost looking like a small Genesis G90 from some angles. With rear lights a little bit similar to the current Sonata and a grille from the previous one.

Interestingly enough, they will also introduce a full-electric version of the car (bottom pic)