Spy Shots

  • 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi Sport is in the early stages of developing its next RS 6 Avant. Our latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the super wagon testing hard at the Nürburgring. Earlier shots showed a test mule. You can tell this is the RS 6 Avant because of the aggressive front fascia with enlarged intakes, the huge wheels housing carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and the signature Audi Sport oval-shaped exhausts. There are also fender flares to house a wider track. 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. As with the current RS 6 Avant, the new generation should be offered in...

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

    Chevrolet engineers are out testing an updated version of the Equinox compact crossover SUV, and interestingly one of the prototypes is fitted with a quad-tip exhaust system, suggesting that a new performance variant might be in the works. Tweaks present on the prototypes suggest a more aggressive...

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

    A prototype for Nissan's next-generation Versa has been spotted. The subcompact sedan was last redesigned for 2012 and is certainly showing its age against newer rivals like the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris. This new model is expected late in 2019 as a 2020 model. Judging by the prototype, the...

  • 2020 Lynk & Co. 05 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Lynk & Co. 05 spy shots

    The fifth model from Volvo sister company Lynk & Co. has been spotted. The car is a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile, the first time the body style has been used on a model in the compact segment. Due out in late 2019 or early next, the car is expected to be called an 05. Lynk...

  • 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...

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

    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 version. Modifications to the front fenders suggest a longer wheelbase, and the protruding tires suggest the width will be bumped up slightly. The rear overhang has also been stretched meaning Toyota may be looking to increase space in the rear, too. It also appears that Toyota will move the side...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots
    2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots and video

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 the regular Insignia Grand Sport as our Buick Regal Sportback, and this version is also out testing in updated form. The current Opel Insignia was only introduced in 2017 so to see engineers testing an updated version so soon is unusual. The reason for the quick facelift is to implement a new design...

  • 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
    2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots

    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...

  • 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...

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

    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 test mule for something entirely different. What we're looking at is a test mule for the revived Bronco coming in 2020 as a 2021 model. Giveaways are the flared wheel arches, generous ride height, 6-lug wheels, and chunky all-terrain tires. In other words, a serious off-roader. You've also got very...

  • 2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots and video

    Bentley has redesigned its Continental, with both coupe and convertible body styles already available. Next in line will be the related Flying Spur sedan, which is expected to arrive later in 2019 as a 2020 model. We have a new set of spy shots and video of the redesigned Flying Spur in action and...

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

    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...

  • 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...

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