The highly anticipated Alfa Romeo Giulia will also get a wagon variant for the European market. This Ferrari derived V6 engine rear-wheel drive wagon, will compete against the German C63 AMG and RS4 Wagon.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS was back in 2004 the first “4 door coupe” and was a big success for Mercedes-Benz. The third generation will be based on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-class.
The new CLS will probably get the new ‘upside down’ grille, which also can be found on the new AMG GT3 and upcoming Mercedes-Benz SL. The lines will be updated, but the styling will still be recognisable as a CLS
Renault is already working a few years to revive the Alpine nameplate with a new sportscoupe. The have been already several concept cars on this theme. However today there was a near production ready Alpine concept car on the LeMans track.
I have productionised this concept car with new head and rear lights, wheels, grille and windows etc. Also I have removed all of the decals to make it production ready.
The Opel Astra K is just released, however a ‘Sport Tourer’ wagon version is already in development. The new Astra Sports Tourer will get the same styling as the new Astra, but with a extended rear for more room.
The new Astra Sports Tourer will need to compete in a strong field of new C-segment stationwagons like the Peugeot 308, Volkswagen Golf, Seat Leon, Volvo V40, Toyota Auris and Audi A3.
Volvo is renewing its line up in the upcoming years. The new XC90 is just released and the new S80 and V70 are in the pipeline. Then there is the smallest Volvo, the V40. This car is one of the newest in Volvo’s lineup but it’s already a few years on the market. Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have already or will update their compact hatchback in the near future, so Volvo cannot stay behind.
The new facelift will bring the new LED-headlights and taillights to the V40. Also the a lot of new styling cues found on the XC90, will be transferred to the V40 as well.
Rolls-Royce’s new convertible version of Wraith coupe will be called ‘Dawn’. This new convertible of Rolls-Royce, which will sit underneath the Phantom Drophead, is based on the Wraith Coupe. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, with a price tag approaching £250,000.
The current VW Golf is a strong seller in its segment. The hatchback has been the sales leader for a number of years in Europe. However a small facelift in order to freshen up the exterior design is planned together with new engines as well.
The design will carry styling cues of the new Passat, Touran and Polo. The front bumper and headlights will be changed, also the rear bumper and full-led taillamps are new with this facelift.
And as the icing on the cake, I also rendered the Volkswagen Golf GTI
Mein-Auto-Blog asked me to make a rendering of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz small Pick-Up truck. This GLL (?) will be based on the Nissan Navara. For the full story (in German) you can go to Mein-auto-blog.de
The subcompact SUV segment is very popular lately. The Opel Mokka, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Citroen C4 Cactus are very good sellers in Europe. However SEAT does not have a small SUV in their line up. Rombo could be a potential name, which means square in Spanish, due to the angular and squared-off design of this vehicle
Seat’s small SUV will be placed on the MQB platform, which will also underpin the upcoming Seat Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo and VW’s new subcompact SUV. The styling is based on the Seat 20v20 concept car, Leon and Ibiza.
The new 6th gen Camaro was unveiled yesterday. It will feature a base 2.0 liter 4-cyclinder and also a V6 and V8. However a convertible cannot miss in the line-up, so I have rendered that version of this new American musclecar.