Showing posts with label Spy Shots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spy Shots. Show all posts

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...



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

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. 



Thursday, November 19, 2020

2022 Chevrolet Bolt: not all-new...

 



As expected, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt will not be an all-new car. But I didn't expect the whole front end to look that different. (bottom pic is the current model)

It seems much more modern, almost futuristic. Although the trim/vents on the side of the bumper remind me of some Opel design from a few years ago. (Especially the Ampera, which was the Opel version of the 1st generation Volt.)
The shot above is very blurry and noisy, so this could actually look quite different on the real thing. After all, it could also be some piece of clever camouflage. 

Specs are not expected to be different. But the interior will be updated with at least a redesigned dashboard.


The old Ampera I mentioned above...



2022 Jeep Compass: next to the current one...





As you can see on these photos from the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, the revised 2022 Jeep Compass looks almost exactly the same as the current version.
Basically what Jaguar just did with the XF and F-Pace. Leaving the exterior alone (mostly) and concentrating on a brand new, 1000% better interior. Which is a great idea.
Spending the money where it is really needed.

Let's also hope Jeep can find it in their heart to improve the powertrain. Which has been so criticized by many over the years...
Some electrification would also be welcome in the US market.



 

2022 Jeep Compass: some teasers...



A revised Jeep Compass is supposed to go on sale early next year. 
From the teasers above, it looks like the front end, although modified, will be very familiar.




The big changes are inside. Where the interior seems all-new. (At least the dashboard). And much, much nicer than before.
At least on these teaser photos, design and materials seem to be a few steps above the current version. 



Thi is the current Compass Interior. As you can see, the teasers above show a vastly improved model for 2022. Good news...


 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2022 Citroen C5: new illustration...

 



Citroen has not had a proper top of the line sedan in years. Basically, since the previous C5 went out of production in 2017.
I know they do have other fancy models but the larger sedan was never really replaced (unless you include th new DS9)
Citroen has hinted many times at a C5 return. Even mentioning it could look quite similar to the CXperience Concept we saw in 2016 (bottom pic)

Now we have an illustration of what it could actually look like when it finally comes out next year.
And of course, it seems like a weird raised fastback/hatchback/SUV/Crossover thing...
Instead of the proper futuristic fastback a top Citroen should be (like the concept)

I guess manufacturers are so afraid of anything that remotely look like a sedan these days...

The illustration is actually quite off when compared to recent spy shots. So there might still be hope.
Just like there is still hope to see Citroen returning to the US. Some day...



2022 Kia K7: a look inside...

 




While we have seen quite a few pictures of the exterior (HERE), these are the first ones I have seen of the all-new Kia K7 interior.
Besides looking super roomy, its door panels design seem really interesting. And quite original.
It seems Kia will at least try to offer something different.

With just 1577 units of the Cadenza sold in the US last year, I don't really see its replacement coming over here. Although Subaru only sold 2334 units of the BRZ last year and they just introduced a new one for the US earlier today.

So, who knows...
 




Kia K7: New logo...

 



The new K7 sedan will (finally) be introducing the all-new Kia logo. We have seen it a while ago, but not on a production model yet.
The K7 sedan will replace the good old Cadenza (also known by many of us as the "Costanza" in our market)

Not sure yet if the K7 will actually make it to the US, but the logo will. Eventually.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

2022 Subaru WRX: another spy photo...


 Nothing that exciting, at least visually.

But this will be big news for the fans who have been waiting for a new generation, for quite some time.

No specs yet. But over 300HP is expected. With a front end that already looks very similar to the new generation Levorg that was launched recently in Japan.

Here is a picture of the new Levorg. Looking very similar to the next generation WRX (except as a wagon) pictured above. Especially the front end.

2021 Nissan Note: the real thing...



The all-new Nissan Note hatchback already seems to be a very nice looking little hatchback.

Since the Note was discontinued in the US a couple of years ago, the new generation is not expected to make it over here. Which is too bad. It is getting Nissan's e-Power system which will probably result in amazing gas mileage figures. A perfect alternative to regular hybrids and a nice bridge to a full EV.

More pictures of the new Note very soon.

 

2022/23 Honda CR-V: weirdest illustration ever...




Let's hope this is just a fantasy. And not based on any inside info about the next-generation Honda CR-V.

Since we have seen most of the next HR-V already, we know Honda is going for a new, more angular design language. But this would be pretty bad.

The squared-off rear end is actually an interesting idea. This reminds me of the Mitsubishi Delica. Which is actually a small van. And the front end of the illustration is much cleaner than Honda's current designs. (which is not hard to do) But the whole thing isn't cohesive at all. 

This is ery early to guess the next CR-V. I am sure we will be seeing many more of these soon...