Most manufacturers like Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Peugeot and Volvo are abandoning the 3-door C-segment hatchback. With the Pulsar, Nissan re-enters the European C-segment hatchback market. Will there be a (sportier) 3-door variant?
Why did I render these when there’s already the CLA? Well, Mercedes-Benz wants us to believe the CLA, like its bigger CLS brother, are coupe. Besides, given its size, the CLA is almost as big as the C-Class. So I want to do a proper 3-box A-Class sedan. In theory this will be a genuine rival to the Audi A3 Sedan and BMW 1-Series Sedan. Not the CLA. To make it that little bit shorter, I’ve reduced the front overhang too.
I actually wanted to make a sporty 3-door Yeti to rival the Range Rover Evoque. The end result you see here is rather disappointing.
Maserati BiTurbo was the smallest Maserati offered by the Italian make in the 1980s. To my eyes, it remains one of the most beautiful Maserati ever, and mostly compact too. Here I imagine the reborn Biturbo to mark Maserati’s return to the compact executive segment.
I wonder if the third generation Smart ForTwo will continue to come in cabriolet form. And if so, will it look like this?
There will be a 1-Series sedan. But unfortunately it will not be the RWD hatchback with an added trunk. It’s reported the 1-Series sedan will be front-wheel driven, sharing its platform with the 2-Series Active Tourer. Well, the Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA are FWD too.
Rumours are going around that the next Passat CC will sport a 5-door lift back look to fight BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and its sister, Audi A5 Sportback. I base my rendering on the Seat IBL Concept.
In no way will this car happen. Volkswagen definitely will never build a rear-wheel drive shooting brake.