Spy Shots

  • 2020 Genesis G80 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Genesis is readying a major update for its G80 mid-size sedan, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The proportions are similar to those of the current G80, which is really just a rebadge of the second-generation Hyundai Genesis introduced for 2015, but the biggest tell that this is an update rather than a full redesign is the common design for the side glass and in particular the C-pillar accent. There are of course differences. The face receives a major restyling with inspiration coming from the Essentia coupe concept Genesis unveiled at the 2018 New York auto...

  • 2020 BMW X6 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW X6 spy shots and video

    BMW's X6 is set to introduce a sharper, more athletic look for its next redesign. Prototypes for a new generation of the coupe-like crossover SUV have been spotted and reveal many of the details we can look forward to. The design is very close to what we see on the latest X4. Overall, it's much...

  • 2021 Audi S3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S3 Sportback spy shots

    Audi is working on a new generation of the A3, the nameplate's fourth, and included in the range once again will be a sporty S3. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the new S3 in Sportback guise. While we won't likely see the S3's hatchback body style in the United States, many of the details...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi e-tron Sportback spy shots

    Audi's next electric car has been spied. The car is a more rakish, style-conscious alternative to the current e-tron crossover SUV, to be known as the e-tron Sportback. We'll see it later this year as a 2020 model. Audi previewed the design with a concept of the same name rolled out in 2017...

  • 2021 Audi A5 Sportback facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots

    Audi's A5 range is about to receive an update, as evidenced by a prototype for an updated A5 Sportback. Similar updates will feature on the related A4 range, numerous prototypes for which have also been spotted. The updates represent a mid-cycle refresh for the cars and should be introduced for the...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots and video

    Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. The latest spy shots and video show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. There's also a new 911 Turbo in the works. We...

  • 2020 Nissan Juke spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Nissan Juke bowed out at the end of the 2017 model year but a successor is coming, a prototype for which has just been spotted. The original Juke was widely criticized for its polarizing styling when it debuted at the start of the decade, but the vehicle managed to carve out its own niche and the formula of a small but striking design has since been replicated by rivals for their own subcompact and compact crossovers. Our spy shots of the redesigned Juke show a familiar shape but with details updated to match Nissan's latest design themes. Specific details include the slit-like...

  • 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spy shots

    A new body style for Porsche's yet-to-be-revealed Taycan electric sport sedan has been spotted in prototype form. The car is the production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept Porsche rolled out at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The production version will likely be known as...

  • 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA will soon have competition from a coupe-like sedan from BMW. A prototype has been spotted for what’s likely to be a 2-Series Gran Coupe. The car is on track for a debut in the spring and on sale later in 2019 as a 2020 model. Its development may explain why BMW has been...

  • Mystery model spied at Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Potential third model from Rivian spied at EV startup's headquarters

    U.S. electric car startup Rivian unveiled a pickup truck and SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the company is known to be working on additional vehicles, one of which might have just been spotted. Our latest spy shots were taken outside Rivian's headquarters in Plymouth...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots
    2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again. The car is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model. From earlier test mules, we know the general size and proportions will match up with the current...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots

    The BMW 8-Series just returned after a long hiatus, and the German automaker has plans for an entire lineup of its svelte range-topper. Both the 8-Series coupe and convertible have officially debuted, and photos of the M8 coupe were leaked onto the Internet. The 8-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots

    There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, which was previewed in concept form in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations. Some readers will recall Porsche launched a Speedster with the previous-generation 997 911 family. A prototype for the new 911 Speedster has now been spotted. It looks almost identical to the concept, though misses out on the cool retro side mirrors. We can see signs of a double-bubble rear deck...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw...

  • 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots
    2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots

    Get ready for a second generation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a car you'd buy if you're filthy rich but not an all-out baller. Prototypes for a redesigned version of Rolls-Royce's entry-level sedan have been spotted ahead of an expected debut in late 2020 or early the following year. We should see it...

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots
    2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots

    Toyota engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for a redesigned Highlander. The current generation of the popular three-row family hauler arrived for 2014 and was given a mid-cycle refresh for 2017. This redesigned model is expected in late 2019 as a 2020 model. The prototype is heavily...

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

    The first model from Volkswagen's new family of ID electric cars has been spotted testing in prototype form. The car is a compact hatch similar in size to VW's Golf, and its arrival will mark the start of VW's transition to an electric car manufacturer. The design was previewed in 2016 by the ID...

  • 2022 BMW i4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2022 BMW i4 spy shots

    BMW early next decade will introduce an electric car badged an i4 that it previewed with the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger made the confirmation during the 2018 Geneva auto show, adding that the i4 will be one of the 12 electric...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the new Audi Q8 comes another sighting of a prototype for a high-performance RS Q8 from the Audi Sport division. Audi has previously been spotted testing an SQ8 but we know the latest tester is for an RS Q8 because of the enlarged intakes in the front fascia, massive cross-drilled brake rotors, and the two large oval-shaped exhaust tips. The latter is a signature Audi Sport design trait. There have been lots of hints that an RS Q8 is coming. It was discovered last summer that Audi had filed trademark protection for the RS Q8 name, and the automaker...

  • 2021 Audi A4 Allroad facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 Allroad 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 a prototype for an updated A4 Allroad soft-roader. The current A4 range was introduced for the 2017 model year so we will likely see...

  • 2020 Kia Borrego (Mohave) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Borrego spy shots

    Kia is working on a new SUV, and this one could be a rugged off-roader coming to take on the soon-to-be-revived Ford Bronco and the Jeep Wrangler stalwart. The Korean firm has just launched the Telluride in the full-size crossover SUV segment, but our latest spy shots show engineers testing a...

  • 2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Volkswagen ID Crozz spy shots

    Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and some of them will be assembled at the automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our latest spy shots show a test mule for a crossover SUV that will fit in the family. It was previewed in 2017 by...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots and video

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its 8-Series but this time around there will be more body styles than just a coupe. We've already seen the covers come off an 8-Series Convertible and now we have revealing shots and video of a tester for the 8-Series Gran Coupe undergoing cold-weather...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz already sells a GLA compact crossover SUV, but for the automaker's next generation of compacts we'll see both a redesigned GLA plus a new GLB. Prototypes for the GLB have been spotted for a while and reveal that the vehicle will exhibit the more familiar two-box SUV shape, as opposed...

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