Skoda is planning to introduce a compact crossover below the Yeti. The compact crossover is expected to arrive in 2017 and could be called Skoda Polar. This B-segment crossover will have many design elements of the new Superb, Kodiaq and upcoming Octavia facelift,
The new Polar will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. It’s likely that the crossover will have a lot in common with Audi, VW and Seat’s compact SUV. It is also rumored Skoda will only offer a 2WD (front-wheel drive) version of the vehicle, while the engine choices are the small 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
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.
BMW thinks that it can accommodate another addition to its SUV line-up, the X2. The new X2 will debut in 2018 and it will slot between the X1 crossover and larger X3 SUV. It’s the third Sports Activity Coupe to be launched by BMW, following on from the larger X6 and X4, although the X2 does have a more practical look about it.
The X2 is very likely to use the same cabin as the X1 and it will be based on that car’s UKL2 platform too. Which also underpins the 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer MPVs. This means that the X2 will be the fourth front-wheel drive BMW to join the line-up. Details of the engines haven’t been released, but the familiar firm’s 18d, 20d, 25d turbodiesel and 20i petrol can be expected together with FWD or AWD.
The new Hyundai i30 will get company of the wagon next year. In order to have a successful C-segment range in Europe, you will need to have an wagon as well. It’ll have competition from rivals including the Ford Focus, Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf. The new model will feature new safety systems and their new turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine.
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.