An open top version of the Acura NSX. It is more a targa then a real convertible, but this will keep the R&D costs lower and strength of the body will be kept, while extra strengthening and weight has to be added when choosing for a real convertible top.
Mercedes-Benz discontinued the CLK coupe and convertible and released the E-class Coupe and Convertible as their successors. This made room for a cheaper (not smaller, because the E coupe and convertible were based on the C-class) coupe: the C coupe. The current generation will also feature a convertible model as well.
The convertible will have a soft fabric roof like the current E-class convertible. Also the optional Airscarf and popup wind deflector above the windshield will be found on this C-class convertible.
The C-class convertible will be sold with several 4 and 6 cylinder diesel and petrol engines. Sadly, the C63 AMG version of this convertible is not in the pipeline at this moment.
Sergio Marchionne has announced that Alfa Romeo will release a lot of models, with the Giulia as the first model. The SUV version of this D-segment sedan is already announced for the first half of 2016. The new SUV will compete against the BMW X3/X4, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX and Acura RDX/MDX. These renderings are of course completely speculative.
The engines of the Giulia will also be found in this new SUV with RWD and AWD. These are the 2.0 and 3.0 petrol and 2.2 en 3.0 diesel engines. These engines will produce between 140 and 300 bhp. Unfortunately, the 510 bhp 3,0 liter V6 of the Giulia QV will not be seen in this new SUV.
After the fastest next generation E-class, I have rendered the ‘normal’ version as well.
I have updated my rendering of the fastest next generation E-class. The new Mercedes-AMG E63 AMG S will be built on the same platform as the smaller C-class. The styling of the new E-class will be in line with the new S-class, C-class and CLA-class.
Power in the 2017 E63 AMG will come from AMG’s ‘M178′ twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. The engine will initially appear in the AMG GT sports car, where it will deliver upwards of 503 horsepower. It’s not clear how many horses it will deliver in the 2017 E63 AMG, but expect at least 550 hp on tap for the standard model and even more for the S-Model.
The new Audi A4 is unveiled and will be seen on the IAA in Frankfurt later this year. The coupe and convertible versions of this car will be called A5 again and will be refreshed next year. The convertible will be launched later in 2016. The coupe will have a evoluted design of the current A5. The proportions will differ, like the longer hood and lower rear window, but the styling will still be easily identified as an Audi A5
The new Audi will also get the new Audi grille, bumpers and lights which have the same styling as the new Audi A4. The engine range will be featuring 4 and 6 cylinder petrol and diesel engines and a sporty S and RS model are also in the pipeline.
The Renault Talisman is the successor of the Laguna. This midsize sedan will be offered as an sedan and a station wagon. This Estate, as Renault calls it, will have the same big range of safety features as the sedan. The sloping roof line and the side lines of this Talisman Estate are inspired by the new Kadjar and Espace.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC is the successor of the GLK, but also a smaller version of the GLE. The new GLE was this year unveiled as an SUV, but also as a Coupé SUV. This trend was started by BMW with the X6, however they have also gone smaller with the X4. Mercedes-Benz will follow this trend and will also produce a Coupé SUV of their smaller GLC.
The GLC Coupe will get the same styling as its bigger brother with longer taillamp, a sloping roofline and a Mercedes S coupe styled rear window. However the front will still be easily identified as the GLC with the same headlights and bumper designs.
The Opel / Vauxhall Mokka and even the Buick Encore are a big hit. The sales are very good and the segment is still getting more and more popular. Especially in Europe this is a big upcoming segment. The Opel Mokka is already a few years on the market and there are already spyshots of the facelifted model.
The facelift will be minimal because the Opel Mokka is leading the sales charts, but a few retouches will make it more in line with the new Corsa and Astra. For instance a new front and rear bumper, a new grille and headlights will make the design more fresh. Also the lack of LED-rear lamps was one of the complaints of the motor journalists, so the facelifted version will probably get Astra K inspired rear lights.
The new Audi A4 Limousine and Avant are the first models of the upcoming compact executive lineup of Audi. One of the upcoming models is the more rugged Audi A4 Avant, the Allroad Quattro. This all-wheel drive wagon will compete against the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, Subaru Outback and Volvo XC70/V70 Cross Country and other compact SUV’s.
The Allroad Quattro has a bigger ground clearance, added cladding, different bumpers, an unique grille and some other styling bits.