Spy Shots

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

    Volkswagen launched a new generation of the Jetta compact sedan for 2019 but the model we're most interested in seeing is yet to debut. We'll see it soon, though, as the debut is expected to take place next February at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The model we're talking about is the Jetta GLI, a prototype for which has been spotted. We know this is the GLI due to the dual-tip exhaust, lowered suspension, and Golf GTI-style wheel, tires and brakes. Naturally, the car also benefits from more aggressive visual cues applied to the Jetta’s relatively plain-Jane appearance. The front fascia...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe spy shots and video

    Hot on the heels of the sighting of an udpated Mercedes-AMG GLC63 comes our first look at an updated version of the more rakish GLC63 Coupe. Both models are expected to arrive alongside an updated version of the regular GLC in the second half of 2019. The updated GLC range, including the AMG...

  • 2020 Cadillac Escalade spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac Escalade spy shots

    Behold the first spy shots of Cadillac's next-generation Escalade. The new flagship SUV is due out next year as a 2020 model and will bring with it major weight savings, a significant uptick in style, and loads of new technology to combat Lincoln's impressive Navigator. In fact, the Lincoln rival...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots

    Porsche last month unveiled a new generation of its 911, the 992, and today we have a new set of spy shots of the convertible body style. The prototype is for the Carrera S Cabriolet, though the basic design will be common to all 992-generation Cabrios. The styling is clearly evolutionary. This is...

  • 2021 Audi A4 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A4 spy shots

    Audi's A4 is about to receive a major update, as evidenced by this prototype for the updated version. The A4 received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh. The current generation of the small luxury sedan was introduced for 2017, so...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Explorer spy shots and video

    A prototype for Ford’s next-generation Explorer has been spotted again. The vehicle is expected on sale in 2019 as a 2020 model, and judging by the lack of camouflage gear the debut should take place very soon. The last time the Explorer was redesigned was in 2011, when the popular SUV...

  • 2020 Audi RS 7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A prototype for the Audi Sport version of the recently launched second-generation A7 has been spotted. Yes, you’re looking at the gestation of a new RS 7 sledgehammer. The current model is one of the most potent four-doors on the market and this new one's set to lift the bar even higher. 2020 Audi RS 7 spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. Naturally, the RS 7 closely resembles the A7 on which it is based. There are some subtle differences, however. For example, the fender extensions are necessary for a widened track. The tester is also wearing the aggresive front fascia destined for...

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

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots

    Land Rover is working on a redesign for its iconic Defender, the original version of which bowed out of production in 2016 after a run lasting more than three decades. The redesigned Defender starts sales in 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model, and once again the nameplate will...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car spy shots
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring, shoots flames

    The new race car based on the yet-to-be-revealed mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted. Prototypes have been undergoing tests at major racetracks under the cover of darkness in order to hide their details, and a video of one of the test sessions, taken at Florida's Sebring...

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

    Audi has just unveiled a new generation of its Q3 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the high-performance RS Q3 version from the Audi Sport division. Previously thought to be a tester for a new SQ3 variant, our sources have confirmed that this is in fact a future RS Q3. It...

  • 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 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Acura confirmed the return of its Type S performance badge earlier this year and now the first car to wear it in more than a decade has been spotted. The prototype is for a new Acura TLX Type S, which is expected on the market in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. And more Type S models will follow as Acura has confirmed that “multiple” cars will receive the performance treatment this time around. The TLX as the first of the new generation of Type S models is fitting as a TL, the predecessor to the current TLX, was the last model to wear the badge. The TL Type S was last...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a redesigned GLE for 2020, and once again the mid-size crossover SUV will spawn a rakish GLE Coupe. Prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupe have been spotted for almost a year but now we have our first spy shots of a prototype for an AMG-enhanced version of the...

  • 2019 Audi S6 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi S6 spy shots and video

    Sport sedan fans can look forward to a redesigned S6, prototypes for which have been spotted on multiple occasions. Audi has already unveiled the redesigned version of the regular A6 and judging by the lack of camouflage gear on testers for the S6 its debut can't be far. Look for the debut to take...

  • 2021 Audi A3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi A3 Sportback spy shots

    A prototype for Audi's next-generation A3 compact has been spotted in Germany. The prototype is for the hatchback body style, referred to as the A3 Sportback, but development of a new A3 sedan should be taking place alongside it. The new A3, which represents the fourth generation of the nameplate...

  • 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, it's expected the car will be called an 05. Lynk & Co. is...

  • 2019 Honda Urban EV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Honda Urban EV spy shots

    Honda is about to treat EV fans with a high-tech, design-led electric car based on the Urban EV concept unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. The production version has just been spotted in prototype form, and judging by our spy shots the car will be a virtual carbon copy of the uber-cute...

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

    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, and overall is much more muscular than what we find on the current X6, which is really just an update of the original X6 introduced for 2008. A simple update won't be the case for the new X6 as it sits atop the CLAR modular platform that first appeared in the 2016 7-Series. The platform should ensure the vehicle, along...

  • 2019 Mazda 3 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mazda 3 spy shots

    Mazda will unveil its next-generation Mazda 3 at the end of this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, but a prototype has just been spotted and reveals many of the details. The prototype is for a Mazda 3 hatch but a sedan is also coming. Both body styles were previewed last week in a teaser...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots and video

    Kia is working on a redesign of its Soul subcompact crossover SUV, and part of the plan is a repeat of the current model's electric option. A prototype for the new Soul EV has just been spotted at the Nürburgring and on some of the German racetrack's surrounding roads. We know it's the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 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 E-Class Coupe but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA spy shots and video

    Despite Mercedes-Benz having just launched a new A-Class compact sedan, the automaker's other compact sedan, the CLA, won't be disappearing after the current model runs its course. A redesigned CLA has been spotted once again, this time with minimal camouflage gear. The car is due for a reveal next...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated version has just been spotted. This particular prototype is for the E-Class All-Terrain soft-roader which isn't sold in the United States, however many of the changes you see here will appear on...

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