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.
Volvo unveiled their rugged up sedan, the S60 Cross Country last year. However, they were not the first one to introduce such vehicle. Subaru has sold an Outback sedan from 1998 as the Legacy SUS. Subaru has sold three generations of this model. So, why couldn’t Subaru use the current Legacy sedan to create a new Subaru Outback sedan?
VW has had some problems selling the Volkswagen Touareg in the USA. The midsize SUV was too expensive compared to the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Honda Pilot. Also, the Touareg lacks a third row of seats.
Designed to be positioned between the Tiguan and the Touareg, the CrossBlue will nevertheless offer seating for seven, and will use a lengthened version of the modular MQB platform that now underpins the Tiguan and a range of other VW group vehicles.
The new Tiguan was the start for Volkswagen to get a whole new range of SUVs and Crossovers. This time the Touareg
The new generation SUV will get carmaker’s new and flexible MLB Evo architecture, which already made its debut with the 2016 Audi Q7. This means nothing but a huge shed of weight, likely over 500 lbs, and this definitely include a lot of aluminum, as well as more rigid chassis for sure. It’s not anything official, but we have found out that the new seven seats SUV should also get longer wheelbase, which will improve interior space. Speaking of the cabin, the carmaker will equip the vehicle with new safety aids and better infotainment, while the styling should exude more premium look.
Mercedes-Maybach has been tasked with building ultra-luxurious versions of regular Mercedes models, and so far we’ve seen a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman. However, more models are in the pipeline, for example the GLS and E class.
The Mercedes-Maybach E-Class will feature a window located behind the rear doors, just like on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. And those blacked-out rear windows are likely hiding a pair of individual, executive-style seats.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS will feature a lengthened chassis for extra comfort. The seat setup will be different too with two individual executive seats, instead of two rows of seats. Also all the best materials, technology and luxury features will be offered in this massive SUV.
The current (first) generation Insignia was a big improvement over the Vectra and was sold as a 4 door sedan, 5 door hatchback and 5 door wagon. The next generation will be sold only as a hatchback and wagon, whereas the USA will get a sedan. The next generation Insignia will feature the new design elements of the new Opel vehicles and Monza concept, but will still be recognisable as an Insignia. This trend was already seen with the Corsa and Astra and will continue with the biggest model of Opel.
The new Insignia will grow slightly in length sporting a stretched wheelbase said to be up to 100mm longer, according to some sources, to improve rear passenger legroom. Like the new Astra that dropped up to 200kg over its predecessor, the bigger Insignia will also benefit from a similar weight reduction.
The Insignia will feature a variety of petrol and diesel engines. There are also rumours that the 1.0 3 cylinder turbo petrol of the Astra and the Hybrid powertrain of the Chevrolet Malibu will be used in the Insignia