This is interesting, giving the Kuga/Escape the new Ford frontal design, and rebadging it as an Aston Martin. Thanks Andrey Mazenkov for the idea.
Autocar reported that Jeep is planning models bigger than the Grand Cherokee, and smaller that the new Renegade. I wonder if they have in mind to make a short wheel-base 3-door Renegade.
According to a report in Paultan.org, the 3rd generation Mazda 2 will be launched in Malaysia towards the end of 2014. That’s surprising because Mazda had just only shown the Hazumi concept, itself previews the hatchback version of 3rd generation Mazda 2. Well using the Hazumi, I have for you here how the sedan might look. While it’s an improvement over the current 2, the Hazumi’s shape isn’t one that can be transformed into a decent looking sedan.
14 months ago I rendered the new Calibra based on the Cascada. Opel/Vauxhall has since then Monza concept, from which I’ve updated the original Calibra rendering with the Monza’s sleek shark-nose front, while making it a little less “cab-forward”. I wonder could this be closer to how the eventual 2015 Calibra will look.
With Mini growing bigger than its name suggests, I wonder if there’s plan for the sedan variant. Back in 2012, Autoblog reports that Mini may be considering adding a four-door sedan to the family. While you’re here, check out my previous attempt in rendering the Mini sedan based on my Mini Coupe.
After poor sales worldwide, Honda will axe Insight production very soon. I never did understand the reason for making the Insight, especially since there already are the Civic Hybrid and Fit/Jazz Hybrid in Honda’s range. Anyway, why not make the 5-door CR-Z? That can be a suitable replacement for the Insight; and also a proper B-Segment hybrid hatchback to rival Toyota Prius C (I never consider the Fit/Jazz as hatchback, that’s more mini MPV).
I like the face lifted Ford Focus, though it really does look like an Aston Martin. And so that got me thinking of a coupe Focus. I think a Focus Coupe will do Ford good, as read in Autoblog, Chrysler will not replace both the 200 Coupe and Cabriolet. Ford can have the segment mostly to itself.
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These renderings were published in Road & Track a month ago, accompanying an article about the production IDXx that Nissan has green-lit.
Being a huge fan of Skoda and all things wagon, I wonder why wouldn’t Skoda make the vRS version of the Superb Combi. I believe it will give the Audi RS6 a run for the money. And possibly beat the German cousin too.