The outgoing DB9 is now more than 12 years old. So everyone is waiting for its successor, the DB11. Aston Martin has confirmed that the DB11 will do away with the familiar ‘cookie cutter’ approach of its existing cars. Expect big changes to the front and rear, as well as a completely revised interior. Aston Martin’s new model will also get an all-new 600bhp, 5.2-litre twin-turbo engine.
Apparently Opel is introducing its version of the new Chevrolet Volt as the Opel Ampera B. Spyshots are already unveiling a different front for the Opel version in order to fit into the range between the new Astra, Corsa and Mokka X.
While at first the rumours regarding the new BMW i5 were that it would rival the Tesla Model S or that it could be an extended version of the i3, it’s now understood that an SUV is likely to be favoured by BMW.
BMW will put the same sort of advanced tech seen in the i3 and i8, plus the latest in autonomous driving and connectivity features. Therefore, a low-weight carbon fibre chassis and all-electric power with a range well in excess of 200 miles can be expected. A plug-in hybrid version is also likely to be available.
As I really like the Opel GT, I have made a production version of this car. The Opel GT will have a lot of throwback styling cues of the original Opel GT, but with modern technology.
Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce’s Wraith, will be receiving its first makeover.
The styling difference are very small, including different LED headlights, along with redesigned bumpers and wheels. Inside, Rolls-Royce will get a few new touches also found in the Dawn such as new trim options and on-board tech, like the new 10.25″ high-definition screen for example.
The Ford Fusion is updated with new styling updates for the American market. However in Europe we will have to do with the older design of the current Mondeo. As the new styling will eventually come the European market, I have made the Wagon version, Turnier in Ford language, of the new facelift.
The facelift will feature a new front and rear bumper, new head and taillights and some other styling bits inside. The facelift will also get a sportier ‘Sport’ version which included extra aggressive bumpers.
After the new Mercedes-Benz E-class, the new Mercedes-AMG E63 will be not far away. The new naming strategy of Mercedes will create another sub-brand, which will be named Mercedes-AMG. The new E63 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 AMG models.
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.
Mercedes has already unveiled their E-Class in saloon form, but now the load-lugging estate model is tested in the wild. This Estate or T-model is expected to appear in showrooms after the saloon at the start of 2017.
Keeping up with the C-Class and S-Class models, the new E-Class’s styling will be updated to follow the earlier mentioned vehicles, featuring a prominent two-bar grille, wrap-around headlights and a more dramatic and stretched profile. The E-class will also be the leader when it comes to cargo capacity. Engines from the upcoming E-Class saloon will be transferred into the estate version, so expect a range of petrol and diesel engines and a new ultra-efficiencient plug-in hybrid version.
The new Budd-E concept was not the expected VW Bulli retro concept I was hoping for. Also Volkswagen has made a T6 with the two tone color scheme to give it a bit of a T1 look. However, it still leaves a lot to be desired. A I really liked the Bulli Concept, I have updated it with the new VW styling and more production ready.
The are different LED front and taillights and also the bumpers and changed to give more of the original Bulli look. Also the strong sideline, which is also found on the new Tiguan is found on this new Bulli
The facelifted Fiat 500 was unveiled last year, and the Abarth 500 will be the next one in line.
The facelift will not change a lot of the styling. The prototypes, which were caught in Italy, featured camouflaged bumpers and covered light units, which will be carried over from the 500 Facelift. The facelift will have a new front fascia, restyled headlights and a modified rear bumper and rear lights.