Spy Shots

  • 2019 Jeep Renegade facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Jeep is preparing a minor update for its pint-sized Renegade as the vehicle approaches the midway point in its life cycle. Today we have a new set of spy shots of a prototype for the updated Renegade, which should be revealed later this year as a 2019 model. The good news is that Jeep won't be messing around with the car's cute exterior. There looks to be just some minor tweaks planned for the front and rear fascias, though it's hard to say with all of the camouflage gear. Of more interest is what's happening inside. It looks like the center stack will be redesigned with a larger infotainment...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots and video

    Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW’s next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker’s most important model of the decade. It is expected to be revealed in late 2018 or early next year as a 2019 model. Like past generations, this new 3-Series, code-named the...

  • 2020 Audi S8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi S8 spy shots and video

    A new generation of the Audi A8 reaches showrooms this fall and eventually there will be a new S8 to go with it. The S8 is still testing ahead of a likely debut late this year or early next. We should see it in showrooms next year as a 2020 model. Prototypes are still dressed like the A8 but we can...

  • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car spy shots
    2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car storms Monza

    Porsche motorsport engineers headed to Italy's Monza circuit in late April to conduct early tests of several race cars coming for 2019. Among them was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (shown below). There...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible spy shots

    Bentley revealed its redesigned Continental GT at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and today we have new photos of a prototype for the open-top version, the redesigned Continental GT Convertible. The lack of camouflage gear suggests the reveal is coming up soon. We expect the car to go on sale later...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Rapide AMR spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Aston Martin Rapide AMR spy shots and video

    It's hard to believe it's been almost a decade since the Aston Martin Rapide went on sale, as even to this day the sexy fastback sedan remains one of the best looking four-door cars on the market. The Rapide is on its way out, however, and there aren't any plans for a direct successor since Aston...

  • 2019 Porsche Macan facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Like the Cayenne before it, the Macan has been a huge hit for Porsche. It’s the marque’s most popular model, with more than 97,000 delivered in 2017 alone. Having been introduced for 2015, the Macan is now at the midway point in its life cycle. To keep sales brimming, Porsche will implement a subtle update. A prototype for the updated Macan has been spotted again, and this time there's virtually no camouflage gear left. This means the debut can't be far. 2019 Porsche Macan spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. The latest prototype is for the Macan Turbo and reveals that a new...

  • 2019 Audi A1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A1 spy shots and video

    Engineers from Audi are out testing prototypes for a new generation of the A1 subcompact hatchback. The current A1 debuted in 2010 and sadly was never offered in the United States. We’re afraid there’s also little chance we’ll see the redesigned model as Audi has ruled out...

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

    Audi's TT RS is due to come in for some minor updates as confirmed by our spy shots and video of a prototype testing at the Nürburgring. We expect only minor tweaks to the front and rear fascias of the car along with new internals for the headlights. It isn't clear what changes will take place...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots and video

    Land Rover took a gamble with the Range Rover Evoque in that the vehicle eschewed serious off-roading capability in favor of a blend of design and luxury. It’s a gamble that paid off as the Evoque has attracted plenty of customers that previously wouldn’t have considered one of the...

  • 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ spy shots and video

    Lamborghini has once again been caught testing a more hardcore version of its Aventador. And thanks to a photo of the car's digital instrument cluster (shown below), taken by the folks at Salento V12, we know the car will be called the Aventador SVJ, an abbreviation for Super Veloce Jota...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots and video

    Ford engineers are out testing the next step in performance for the sixth-generation Mustang: the Shelby GT500. The new model will fill the void left by the previous generation’s Shelby GT500 and is confirmed for sale in 2019, likely as a 2020 model. Ford has already given us our first look...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Feast your eyes on the latest prototype for the new Toyota Supra. This is the car Toyota originally announced in 2011 when it signed a deal with BMW to jointly develop a sports car platform. BMW is using the platform for its next-generation Z4. Toyota previewed the design at the 2018 Geneva auto show with the GR Supra Racing concept. Out latest spy shots reveal that the new Supra, code-named the A90, will closely resemble the concept, albeit with the aggressive aero dialed down a tad. The car isn’t expected on the market until early 2019. (It’s possible the debut will take place...

  • 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup (Scrambler) spy shots
    2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup (Scrambler) spy shots

    It was just over a year ago that Jeep confirmed plans for a Wrangler-based pickup truck to be built in Toledo, Ohio. Now we have the first spy shots of the Wrangler pickup which is expected to hit showrooms in April 2019, likely as a 2019 model. The are rumors Jeep will label the vehicle a...

  • 2019 BMW X5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW X5 spy shots and video

    BMWs typically have a shelf life of seven to eight years but that won’t be the case for the current X5 whose successor is nearing the end of its development. Though still carrying a lot of camouflage, the prototype reveals a new, more dynamic look dominated by the pronounced shark nose hood...

  • 2020 BMW M8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 spy shots and video

    There’s a new 8-Series coming, and this time around BMW M will launch its own high-performance version of the car: the M8. BMW first rolled out a prototype for the M8 during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring. The automaker has also rolled out an M8 Gran Coupe concept and M8...

  • Silent-running Ferrari 488 GTB prototype
    Silent-running Ferrari likely packs new hybrid powertrain

    Video has emerged showing a likely mule for Ferrari's new hybrid powertrain testing at the automaker's Fioarno circuit. The mule is based on the 488 GTB but shown to accelerate without any noise, suggesting it's running on electric power alone. Ferrari has confirmed a new hybrid powertrain for...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz is working on the next generation of its compact range, with a redesigned A-Class hatchback the first model to be revealed. The hatch made its debut in early 2018 but isn't comimg to the United States. Instead, the first of the new compact range for our market will be a new A-Class...

  • 2019 BMW X7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    After years of sitting on the sidelines, BMW is about to jump into the full-size luxury SUV segment with the new X7, previewed in concept form just last year. Talk of an X7 dates back more than a decade but BMW was reluctant to launch such a model for most of that time, focusing instead on smaller vehicles. Strong demand for an SUV positioned above the X5 and X6, especially from China, finally in 2014 persuaded managers to give the project the green light. The new model will compete against rival full-size SUVs in the luxury arena such as the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover Range...

  • 2018 Lynk & Co. 03 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Lynk & Co. 03 spy shots

    Chinese automaker Geely in 2016 launched the new brand Lynk & Co. with a compact SUV called the 01. A prototype for Lynk & Co.’s second model, a compact sedan, has now been spotted. The car is called the 03 and was previewed during April's 2017 Shanghai auto show by a concept of the...

  • 2020 Audi TT facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi TT spy shots

    Audi engineers have been spotted testing prototypes for a facelifted version of the TT sports car. The current TT is the third generation of the Audi icon and was introduced for 2016. We’re expecting the facelifted version to arrive in showrooms in early 2019, as a 2020 model. The camouflage...

  • 2020 Hyundai Palisade spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Hyundai full-size SUV spy shots

    Hyundai is about to give large SUVs another go and we've got our first spy shots of a prototype for the Korean automaker's latest attempt. Hyundai has been burned in the past with vehicles like the Veracruz and the Borrego from sister brand Kia, but given the strong demand for high-riding models...

  • 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Hyundai Tucson spy shots

    Hyundai is preparing a major update for its Tucson, as a prototype has been spotted and reveals a number of changes to the exterior and cabin of the popular compact SUV. We're talking significant changes here including new lights and a new grille. Don't be surprised if the latter gets a design...

  • 2019 Fiat 500X spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Fiat 500X spy shots

    The Jeep Renegade's Italian cousin, the Fiat 500X, is about to receive a round of updates. A prototype for the updated 500X has been spotted testing. And in some of the spy shots, you can also spot a prototype for an updated Renegade. Both are expected to be introduced for the 2019 model year. With...

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