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.
The new BMW 5 Series Touring, which is likely to be revealed September 2017. The new Touring will follow the 5 series sedan. The new mid size BMW will compete against Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class and Audi A6. The new 5 series will borrow its styling from the new 7 series, X5 and facelifted 3 series.
Traditionally, the new 5 Series is set to feature a range of four and six-cylinder engines of 2.0 and 3.0-litre capacities. A successor to today’s tri-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel will produce close to 400bhp. An plug-in hybrid, with the same set-up as the 3 series, will be included as well. It is also rumoured that the next 5 Series will benefit from BMW’s new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel turbocharged three-cylinder engines in an effort to help to drop emissions.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT is a different segmented car as the SLS. It will compete against the Porsche 911, Aston Martin Vantage and Jaguar F-type. These car all have a roadster version as well, so Mercedes needs to make a topless version as well
I have made this car a while back, but I have changed the color to yellow as I did not like the color anymore of my original car.
The new Mercedes-AMG has a 4.0 liter V8 engine and will have a higher weight due to more steel to strengthen the chassis. The roof will, like the SLS roadster, have a cloth roof.
The second-generation Porsche Panamera will come with a shooting brake body variant. And good news for the US, as they will get this version as well.
A long-roof Panamera is not something new, as the Sport Turismo Wagon Concept was unveiled in 2012. The Panamera will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform for large, front-engined, rear-wheel-drive (with available all-wheel drive) cars.
Audi will be releasing its next-generation RS5 super-coupé next year.
The new RS5 will have wheel arch extensions, larger front air intakes and larger wheels on a wider track. The larger intakes reveal the true identity of what lies beneath. The RS model’s more potent engine, which, despite being unconfirmed, is expected to switch from the current normally aspirated V8 with 444bhp to a twin-turbocharged V6 producing around 500bhp.
The new Audi A5 coupe was an evolution of the first generation. As many liked the old design, Audi has only updated the design to make it a little more angular. As with the first generation, the new A5 will also feature a wide variety of models. like the Coupe, Convertible, Sportback and sporty RS models.
The new Audi A5 Sportback will have a lengthened version of the new MLB platform that is also used for the A5 Coupe and the new A4.
The small premium sedan segment is becoming a very popular choice for new car buyers. Especially in the USA and China this segment has increased its importance significantly since the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, Buick Verano, Acura ILX and Auid A3. However, Volvo has had a sedan offering in this segment before but they discontinued it in the last redesign.
It looks like the new Volvo S40 will be introduced next year with many design features found on the new XC90, S90 and V90
Tesla has been increasing its portfolio quickly the last two year. First was the Model X added to the range and the recently introduced Model 3 has already nearly 400.000 pre-orders. The fourth model that will be introduced to complete the ‘S3XY’ lineup is the smaller crossover of Tesla based on the Model 3. This new crossover would compete against the likes of the new BMW i5, Audi’s E-tron, Mercedes ELC, and Jaguar’s electric SUV.
The Model Y will share a platform with the Model 3 and, subsequently, be priced slightly higher. The Model Y will have a similar relation to the Model 3 as the Model X has to the Model S. As the base will be the same as the Model 3, specifications will be similar with the base version having rear-wheel-drive cars and should get about a 215-mile range. All-wheel drive will be offered, and larger batteries with longer ranges are expected. Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving feature will come standard.