The new Insignia Grand Sport is just unveiled, but the line-up of the Insignia is not complete yet. The new Insignia will get a wagon version as well. The Country Tourer will have the same styling as the new Insignia Sports Tourer wagon, but it will have extra offroad bumpers and other plastic bits. An increased ride hide and All-wheel drive will distinguish it from the regular wagon. Only, the biggest engines of the lineup will be featured in the Country Tourer.
The new Insignia Grand Sport is just unveiled, but the line-up of the Insignia is not complete yet. The new Insignia will get a wagon version as well. The Sports Tourer will have the same styling as the new Insignia, but it will also have a window-line which is similar to the Monza Concept.
Engines will range from 1.5 liters up to 2.0 liters. All-wheel drive will also be available.
There are rumors that the BMW 3 series will receive a second facelift as the new model will be unveiled in 2018. The facelift will be done in order to withstand the competition from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Cadillac, Alfa Romeo, Lexus and Infiniti. The facelift would be unveiled at the end of the year.
The 3 series LCI2 will receive the styling of the new BMW 5 and 7 series and the recently facelifted 3GT. New tech and a revised interior will also be added with this facelift
The Smart Forfour has a special place in my heart. I have owned a first generation Smart Forfour as my first car. A great car, good looks, reliable, fuel efficient and fairly cheap to own. And it was built in my home country, the Netherlands. The first generation would be the base of a small SUV, the Formore. Unfortunately, it was cancelled last minute even though pre-production cars were already made and tested. Even more bitter was that the Formore would have been the first car in the now immensely popular small SUV segment. If you want to know more about this story google ‘Smart Formore’ or read this Jalopnik article.
The current generation Forfour would be a good base to recreate a more ‘SUV-like’ model. Not a completely different model, but an cross version to compete with the VW Cross-Up!, Opel Karl and Adam Rocks, Suzuki Ignis and Mazda CX-3. New roughed up bumpers, extra plastic on the sides and roofrails make the Forfour a great extension to the current Smart lineup.
2016 was a great year for me personally, I have increased the number of cooperation with for example GMAuthority, Motor1.com, and Motor magazine in Poland. Also my Facebook page has an increasing amount of attention as well.
Next to that I have made some very close renderings this year such as the Mercedes-Benz E range with the Coupe, Estate and the E63 AMG. Next to that some very popular renderings such as the BMW i5 and the Insignia.
I hope I can create a lot of new renderings in 2017.
The 10 most popular posts I have made this year are:
10- BMW i5
9- Mercedes-Benz E-class Estate S213
8- Opel Grandland X
7- Opel Insignia Grand Sport
6- Skoda Citigo facelift
5- Mercedes-AMG E63 W213
4- Seat Mii facelift
3- 2018 Ford Focus
2- 2017 Opel Vauxhall Insignia B
For my personal favorite renderings I will direct you to my facebook page.
Thanks for a great year, and I wish you a wonderful 2017!
The OPC (Opel Performance Center) has been the most desirable version of the Corsa, Astra, Meriva, Zafira, Vectra and Insignia for many years. The new Insignia will also get this sportier treatment with a higher power output and more aggressive styling.
The new Insignia OPC will be used under several brand such as Vauxhall, Buick and Holden. There are also rumors of a OPC Sportswagon version.
The new E-class coupe has just been unveiled and will be slightly bigger than the C-class, and slightly smaller than the S-class. This will also be the case with the next generation E-class convertible which will also slot between the C and S convertibles. The new E class convertible will grow in all dimensions to offer more space to all passengers.
Several 4 and 6 cylinder diesel and petrol engines will be offered. The top-of-the-line E400 will have all-wheel drive.
Volvo is creating a new lineup which was initially started with the XC90. The new midsize wagon, the V60, will get a refresh in 2017 as well. The new wagon, which will compete against the BMW 3 series, Audi A4 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 V60 as well.
I have created, after a request of GM Authority, a bunch of variants on the Cadillac Escala concept car. See also my rendering of the Escala Convertible here and the Escala sedan here. The Escala is the first car that has the new Cadillac styling, which will be used by all future models. And with this great starting point, I have made this Escala SUV.
The new Escala SUV (named XT7) will be a new car between highly competitive mid-size SUV segment, with cars like the Volkswagen Touareg, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5 and the full-size segment with the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS and upcoming BMW X7
Mercedes-Benz has announced that 10 new models will share their platform with the one underneath the recently revealed EQ concept car. I have made an hatchback version of the EQ to compete with the BMW i3, Opel Ampera-e, Audi A3 e-tron and upcoming Tesla Model 3