Spy Shots

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

    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 model year. The first of the udpated cars should start appearing late this year. Looking at the spy shots of the updated A5 Sportback, we can see that the headlights feature new internals including a new design for the daytime running lights. The front grille is also slightly wider and lower...

  • 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
    2020 Nissan Juke spy shots

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots
    2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots and video

    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...

  • 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 arrive as a 2021 model. The prototypes reveal the British marque is going with an evolutionary look for its new Ghost, just as it did with the redesign of its Phantom flagship in 2017. There's some extra curvature in the body, especially along the top of the front fenders. The design also appears...

  • 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
    2020 Audi RS Q8 spy shots and video

    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...

  • 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

    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 mid-size model that bears a design clearly cribbed from the Telluride. It's possible we're looking at an early tester for a redesigned Kia Mohave, a vehicle that was briefly sold here as the Kia Borrego late last decade. If the new SUV reaches the United States, we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021...

  • 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...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo spy shots
    2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe spy shots and video

    A coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne has been rumored for several years and prototypes testing in the wild confirm the vehicle is finally coming. Their sighting follows comments made last year by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume that the green light for production had been given. From the spy shots...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad...

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

    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 sedan but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class Coupe and E-Class Wagon, as well as the E-Class All-Terrain soft-roader sold overseas. The current E-Class family was introduced for the 2017 model year, arriving initially in sedan guise. In Mercedes tradition, we should see the updated models introduced for 2021. The cars will be given a substantial...

  • 2021 Audi S4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S4 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 sporty S4 in Avant wagon guise. While this updated S4...

  • 2020 Karma Revero spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Karma Revero spy shots

    After bowing out of production in 2012, the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, whose design really was too good to waste, was revived for 2017 by the new company Karma, which rebadged the stylish sedan a Revero. Karma is a new EV brand from Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang. After Wanxiang...

  • 2019 Lynk & Co. 04 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Lynk & Co. 04 spy shots

    The fourth model from Volvo sister company Lynk & Co. has been spotted. It's a compact hatchback set to reach the market sometime in 2019. Lynk & Co. is already selling its 01 and 02 compact crossover SUVs and 03 compact sedan in China. The models will soon be followed by this 04 hatch and...

  • 2020 Audi A1 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi A1 Allroad spy shots

    Audi last June unveiled the second generation of its A1 subcompact sold overseas. Now we have spy shots of what looks to be a new Allroad version. Audi applies its Allroad label to standard models featuring a raised ride height and underbody protection. Referred to as soft-roaders, the Allroad...

  • 2020 MG X-Motion spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 MG X-Motion spy shots

    MG, the storied British marque best known here in the United States for its tiny sports cars, is now part of China's SAIC, and sports cars aren't the plan moving forward. Instead, MG now sees itself as a mainstream brand with stylish vehicles not unlike those offered by Mazda or Volkswagen. Our...

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