The Volkswagen (Passat) CC, which is not coupe-cabriolet but comfort coupe, was one of the first 4 door coupes on the market. It was for some time also the only ‘cheap’ 4 door coupe you could buy, because the Mercedes CLS was a lot more expensive.
However it is time for Volkswagen to update the CC. The rumours are going, that the new CC will be a 5 door liftback, like the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 series Gran Coupe. The Passat CC is longer, has a lower roof and has a lower bonnet. It will share a lot of parts with the normal Passat Sedan and Wagon.
The Opel Monza was a big nameplate for Opel and it was a good large coupe for the brand. This was also the reason that Opel used this name for their new concept that would show the upcoming design strategy. Now we have the Holden brand that integrates many of the European cars into their brand as well. It would be cool if, with the help of Buick, there will be a sporty RWD 4 door coupe from the three brands.
Unfortunately, Holden will stop next year with the production of one of their most iconic cars, the Holden Commodore. Holden integrates many of the European and American cars into their brand, so maybe with the help of Opel and Buick, they could produce a new Commodore with the European style of a 4 door coupe and the technique of the GM-US RWD chassis.
The facelift of the Peugeot 308 will not change, the success formula of the current one, a lot. New bumpers, colors, wheels, upgraded interior and some other small changes will be done with the facelift of the second generation 308.
The next generation Cayenne is already spotted testing around. The best selling vehicle for Porsche will get the new platform that was first seen on the new Audi Q7. Next to the regular Cayenne, there will a be a Coupe version too. This one will compete against the BMW X6, Tesla Model X, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and upcoming SUV coupe from Audi.
The new Cayenne Coupe will feature several V6 and V8 Petrol and Diesel engines. And for the ‘environmental friendly’ Porsche drivers there will be a Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and most likely an electric version as well.
The new Opel Astra is a hit as it is ranked as one of the best cars in its segment. Also, Opel and Vauxhall have major sales growths with this new vehicle. In two years there will be a facelift introduced with the styling that was first seen on the Mokka and GT concept
The Volkswagen Golf has always been a success, and this will not change with the 8th generation Golf. The new hatchback will sit on the same MQB platform as the current one but will lose some weight. Also the styling will be updated in order to be in line with the new Tiguan, Passat and the upcoming Touareg.
Volvo is creating a new lineup which was initially started with the XC90. The new midsize sedan, the S60, will get a refresh in 2017 as well. The new sedan, which will compete against the BMW 3 series, Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-class, will receive the same styling as the new S90, V90 and XC90.
The new S60 will receive the same technologies as the S90, but will include more autonomous driving features as well. Engine wise, the 2.0liter engines, with and without electric support, are carried over to this S60 as well.
Land Rover tries compete more with the German premium brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. A SUV Coupe is not an exception anymore in the lineup of these brands, and therefore Range Rover will get one as well.
The vehicle is heavily based on the aluminum-intensive platform of the Jaguar F-Pace, it will slightly longer to create a wider wider gap between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The benchmarking vehicles for this new Range Rover are the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.
The new Karl was the third and last model for Opel’s small car lineup next to the fancy Adam and the bigger and more practical Corsa E. In 2017 a facelift will arrive of this small city car, in order to fit into the new lineup of Opel with the Astra K, Zafira, Mokka X and new Insignia.
The facelift could revise quite a few parts on the car as mouldings of its sister car, the Chevrolet Spark, can be exchanged with it. This would create a nearly new model for Opel which would increase its sales even more.