Spy Shots

  • 2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Ford is in the late stages of on-road tests for a new generation of the Escape, or Kuga if you're reading this in Europe. A prototype has been spotted again and hints at a smoother, more fluid-like design for the fourth-generation model. Ford's latest Focus, which we won't get in the United States, is a good indication of what's to come. Our earlier shots showed a test mule using the makeshift body of the current Escape to hide the new mechanicals. The lengthened tail section and wider hood of the test mule indicates that the new Escape will be longer and wider than its predecessor. The...

  • 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed spy shots

    Bentley's Bentayga has managed to scale to the top of the brand's sales charts, and Bentley fully intends to keep the momentum going by launching a new Bentayga Speed range-topper. Our spy shots show a prototype testing at the Nürburgring and provide some clues as to the design of the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 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 spy shots of a prototype for one of the AMG-enhanced versions. The...

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

    Mercedes-Benz has just launched a redesigned GLE for 2020, and that means a redesigned GLE Coupe is coming soon. Today we have new spy shots and video of the coupe-like crossover SUV, which is currently undergoing cold-weather tests in northern Europe. It's immediately clear that the the designers...

  • 2020 Buick Encore spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Buick Encore spy shots

    Buick's pint-sized crossover, the Encore, is about to get a redesign and we've just spotted a prototype. The prototype reveals that the redesigned Encore, just like the current generation, will be twinned with an Opel Mokka X to be sold overseas. Opel's redesigned Mokka X has already been spotted...

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

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC is about to come in for a minor facelift. The changes represent a mid-cycle update for the small luxury SUV which first arrived in 2015 as a 2016 model. We should see this updated version in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. The GLC is an important model for Mercedes. The...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Lexus is preparing a more hardcore version of its RC F to target track enthusiasts. The car has been confirmed as the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, and its debut will take place later this month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The RC F Track Edition was previewed in 2016 by the RC F GT concept (shown below), and judging by our spy shots of a prototype the production model will stay close to the concept, at least visually. Common elements include the exposed carbon fiber-reinforced plastic hood, high-downforce rear wing, and carbon-ceramic brake rotors. The...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots and video

    Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman received the GTS treatment for 2018, but this doesn't represent the end of the road for performance tuning of Porsche's entry-level sports car. The German sports car marque is currently working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and...

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

    Cadillac is on track to introduce a redesigned Escalade for 2020, and a prototype has just been spotted. The latest prototype is for the long-wheelbase Escalade ESV, and its sighting follows that of a prototype for the standard model earlier in December. The ESV sports longer rear doors and the...

  • 2020 Jaguar XE facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Jaguar XE spy shots

    Jaguar's XE is about to receive some updates, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The updates are expected to be introduced on a 2020 XE due in showrooms in the second half of next year. While the XE only reached the United States in 2016 as a 2017 model, the small sport...

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

    Even though it's just launched the new 2019 A-Class sedan, Mercedes-Benz is planning a redesign for the similarly sized CLA. Prototypes for the new coupe-like sedan have been out and about for a while and a debut has been confirmed for next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in...

  • 2021 Audi Q7 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi Q7 spy shots

    Audi's Q7 is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and prototypes for an updated version are out and about. The prototypes reveal that Audi's updated Q7 will receive only minor changes on the outside, but that things are in for a major revamp on the inside. On the outside, you can expect...

  • 2020 GMC Sierra 2500/3500HD spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    General Motors is in the process of renewing its full-size truck and SUV fleet and the latest member to be spotted is the redesigned GMC Sierra Heavy Duty. The debut should be coming up soon as GM this month gave a first look at the redesigned version of the truck's Chevrolet twin, the 2020 Silverado HD (shown below), and confirmed its debut for next February's 2019 Chicago Auto Show. We should see the covers come off the Sierra HD early next year, with the truck, in both 2500 and 3500 guises, rolling into showrooms by the fall as a 2020 model. This particular prototype is for the Sierra...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    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 one introduced for 2021. A debut could happen in late 2019 or early the following year. While the updated wagon isn't destined for sale in the United States, we should see similar updates on the A4 sedan and A4 Allroad soft-roader. The headlights are new and no longer feature the teardrop element of...

  • 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 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots

    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...

  • 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...

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