Spy Shots

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for what's almost certain to be a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have been spotted, and the latest testers are wearing the least camouflage gear we've seen yet. In fact, most of the new car's final details can be seen. The prototypes are thought to be a next-generation C8 Corvette due out this summer as a 2020 model, specifically a base variant. The C8 was originally expected for 2019 but then Chevy went and launched the C7 ZR1. Even so, that's still a relatively short lifespan for the C7 Corvette which first arrived for 2014. The reason for the quick changeover is because General...

  • 2021 BMW iX3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW iX3 spy shots

    Prototypes for an electric version of the BMW X3 have been spotted and follow an earlier sighting of a test mule. The vehicle, which will go by the name iX3, is confirmed for launch in late 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model. After stumbling with the oddball i3, BMW decided to...

  • 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots and video

    A new open-top version of Volkswagen's trendy T-Roc has been spotted. Its sighting follows February's reveal of the high-performance T-Roc R. The T-Roc is a compact crossover SUV based on Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB platform. It isn't sold in the United States so don't count on this open-top...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M3 spy shots

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it...

  • 2021 Toyota Sienna test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Toyota Sienna spy shots

    Toyota is in the early stages of development of a next-generation Sienna minivan, which is expected on the market in 2020 as a 2021 model. A test mule has been spotted, and while it's still wearing the body of the current Sienna various modifications hint at what we can expect on the redesigned...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots

    The Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has been spotted testing on public roads in prototype form. The first of two new SUVs due from Hyundai's upmarket Genesis brand in the next couple years, the GV80 will be a mid-size vehicle targeting the BMW X5. It is expected to reach showrooms in late 2019, likely as a 2020 model, and a smaller GV70 SUV aimed at the BMW X3 will trail it by about a year. Previously, we spotted engineers in test mules that featured the new mechanicals hidden beneath the makeshift bodies of cobbled-together Hyundai Santa Fes. Modifications made to the Santa Fe body...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots and video

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned...

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

    BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler...

  • 2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi Q2 L e-tron spy shots

    Audi is out testing an electric version of the Q2 compact crossover sold overseas. To be badged a Q2 L e-tron, the electric crossover is based on the Q2's long-wheelbase body style sold exclusively in China and will be launched on the market there later in 2019. We know this is the electric version...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz used March's Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a redesigned CLA Shooting Brake, and sadly the automaker has no plans to introduce the second-generation model here. That means we'll miss out on cool AMG-enhanced version of the svelte compact wagon that are still being...

  • 2021 Audi RS 4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS 4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the high-performance RS 4, which unfortunately Audi only...

  • 2022 Ford Ecosport replacement spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Ford has been spotted testing a new subcompact crossover SUV related to the recently redesigned Fiesta. The prototypes are heavily camouflaged, although we can clearly see the design's been influenced by the Fiesta. Ford isn't bringing its redesigned Fiesta to the United States due to the decision last year to drop all car models bar the Mustang. Instead we have to settle for the Ecosport crossover in the subcompact segment. This new crossover is expected to replace the Ecosport, possibly under a new name. Above it will sit the upcoming baby Bronco and Escape in the compact segment. While the...

  • 2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS Q3 Sportback spy shots

    Audi is developing a compact crossover SUV that it will badge a Q3 Sportback, and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the high-performance version from the Audi Sport division: the RS Q3 Sportback. The Q3 Sportback is a coupe-like crossover based on the same structure as the recently...

  • 2020 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer spy shots

    Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the recent sighting of only partially concealed prototypes testing in the wild. The particular tester is for the Insignia's Sports Tourer wagon body style, which we get here in jacked-up Buick Regal TourX soft-roader form. We also get...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the Mercedes-AMG E63 but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

  • 2020 Opel Insignia facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Opel Insignia spy shots

    Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the sighting of partially camouflaged prototypes. The latest tester is for the Insignia's Grand Sport fastback body style, which we get here as the Buick Regal Sportback. Opel engineers are also testing an updated Insignia Sports Tourer...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots and video

    There's a redesigned BMW 3-Series in showrooms, and once again the small sport sedan will spawn a wagon variant, known in the United States as a Sports Wagon. In other markets the 3-Series Sports Wagon is called a Touring. Our latest spy shots and video show a handful of prototypes for the...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for a redesigned Volkswagen Golf, the eighth generation of the popular nameplate, has been spotted. The car enters production in June and should be in local showrooms early next year, meaning we'll likely see it as a 2020 model—unless VW decides to delay it for the U.S. like it did with the current Golf. VW's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany is expected to become the sole site for Golf production from the new generation on. Only VW die-hards will be able to tell the new design from the current one. New dual-element headlights with a hexagonal pattern feature up front. There...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Trax spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevrolet Trax spy shots

    Chevrolet has been caught testing a prototype for its next-generation Trax subcompact crossover SUV. Expected on sale in the fall as a 2020 model, the new Trax is still heavily camouflaged but looks to feature a bold design similar to the current Blazer. The powertrain offerings should consist of...

  • 2022 BMW iNext spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW iNext spy shots

    BMW is working on a technological flagship code-named the iNext, which the automaker previewed last September with the Vision iNext concept and has since confirmed is coming in 2021. A prototype for the iNext has now been spotted, revealing a few clues about the vehicle that in production guise...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring Package spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 2021 Ford Bronco test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford Bronco spy shots

    Ford is known to be working on a compact pickup truck slotting below the recently launched Ranger; Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, made the confirmation in January. However, what may appear to be a new pickup testing near Ford's Detroit headquarters is actually a cleverly disguised...

Follow Us on Instagram @motorauthority