Spy Shots

Really? A Chevrolet Aveo On The Nurburgring?
Really? A Chevrolet Aveo On The Nurburgring?

There are many things we hope to see before we shuffle off this mortal coil. The end of world hunger. Vaccines for every disease. Robot butlers. Among the items not on the list: a Chevrolet Aveo making laps at the Nurburgring. And yet, a camouflaged Aveo zipping down the straightaways is exactly...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen Passat

There's a new 2012 Volkswagen Passat in the works, and early spy shots of prototypes hint that it'll be longer and wider than today's car. The giveaways, according to our colleagues at Motor Authority, are the wheel arches on their spy-shot car, as well as a wider B-pillar on the test mule. The...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Continental Supersports Spotted, Fast & Furious Nissan Stolen, And Seniors Have Their Moments

Played like a cheap ukulele --  Yesterday we highlighted a mysterious (and possibly staged) video featuring a major Tesla investor who was "overheard" gabbing about new money flowing into the start-up--perhaps to quiet concerns about the company's finances and its ability to produce the...Read More»

2012 Ford Ranger spy shots
Spy Shots: 2012 Ford Ranger

The world could really use some smaller pickup trucks. Many who are over 40 will remember the Chevy Luv, the Dodge D-50, the Ford Courier and other compact pickups that were all the rage back in the 1970s. Then something happened ... driveway trucks emerged as THE vehicle, and they began to grow...Read More»

2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (nee GranCabrio)
Spy Shots: 2011 Maserati Granturismo Spyder

While Maserati offers up test drives of the sensuous new Granturismo S to a host of playas--not including us!--we're content to bring you this pic of the new Granturismo Spyder that's working its way through rigorous testing. The convertible is due in March of next year, which makes it a 2011 model...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna in process
Sneak Peek: 2011 Toyota Sienna to join 'MC platform

In These Economic Times, it only makes sense for businesses to streamline operations. Toyota is doing just that by wonking the design of its Sienna minivan to fit the company's "MC" platform. So say the folks at Detroit News, who apparently nabbed the shot of the Sienna at left, clearly in...Read More»

2011 Audi A5 Sportback
2011 Audi A5 Sportback Spied, Centennial Concept Coming

Audi has a busy summer on tap, with the launch of a new five-door A5 Sportback hatch coming next month and the debut of a new concept car to commemorate its 100th anniversary. AutoExpress has photos of the new A5 Sportback unadorned, and reports the car will be shown publicly at the Frankfurt motor...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Spied!

  A 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedan is in the works, and this morning's Detroit News has a spy shot of the upcoming four-door. The News reports the sedan's internal project codename is YF. Designed in Hyundai's Orange County, Calif., studios, the new four-door is getting a hybrid companion when it...Read More»

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti test-mule
Spotted: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Follow-Up

Psst. Hey. Would you happen to be in the market for a new grand-tourer? Maybe a nice foreign model in the V12 range--something that can kick out 500+ horsies to get you up the Alps and into the lobby of the Gstaad Grand Palace in sleek style? Well, you're in luck: the folks at Motor Authority have...Read More»

2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Alabama-Built Accord-based Crossover To Compete With Venza

Sources close to TheCarConnection.com report that a new Toyota Venza-fighter, a mid-sized crossover, will soon be coming from Honda. They say the vehicle is proposed for manufacture at Honda's Lincoln, Ala. plant that current employs over 4,000 Americans. Hmm...more jobs for Americans from a...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Spy Shots: 2010 Lincoln MKT

It's days away from a world premiere at the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the 2010 Lincoln MKT is already running around naked on the streets of Detroit--in winter cold, at that. We just caught prototypes for Lincoln's MKT devoid of its heavy camouflage, revealing the concept-inspired styling that...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Taurus

Here are some up-close-and-detailed shots of a less-disguised prototype for the 2010 Ford Taurus.  We can now get a good look at the Taurus' redesign, destined to debut in a few weeks at the Detroit Auto Show.  We also managed to get a good look at the interior, captured here in its full glory...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing

There's something about winter testing--it’s almost always dark, snowing or foggy. In this case dark and foggy, but we can still bring you these new photos of the upcoming Mercedes Gullwing caught while driving in the snow, at -26 degrees Celsius. It’s not clear yet if the new coupe will wear...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
Spy Shots: 2010 Jaguar XJ

The 2010 Jaguar XJ has been spotted testing in the U.K., revealing modern styling radically different than the familiar XJs of the last few decades. Seemingly emboldened by the success of the XF, the new 2010 Jaguar XJ sports a remarkably sleek silhouette, with a sloping backlight that almost...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
2010 Porsche Panamera: Does It Look Better in Motion?

For those of you appalled or delighted with the 2010 Porsche Panamera, there's more video fodder to back up your strongly held opinions. Head over to YouTube and watch the new Porsche Panamera in motion. I think it looks a bit better and more sporting while moving, though I'm even more certain that...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
Rumored Acura NSX Has Front-Mounted V-10

Am I the only one disappointed by the rumored Honda/Acura NSX as presented over at Autocar? It looks to my eye like the meeting of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan's just-launched 370Z. Both attractive cars, indeed, but neither one possessing the NSX's legendary mid-engine layout, unique...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe-Convertible

TheCarConnection.com's spies have shown you shots of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class--and earlier this year, we brought you the concept Fascination, a forerunner of the new E-Class. Now, our spy shooters have found some evidence that Mercedes-Benz will replace the outgoing CLK soft-top convertible...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer spy shots
2011 Ford Explorer: Spy Shots

Earlier this year, Ford showed a concept car that predicted how its next Explorer would look--softer, a little smaller, and definitely car-based. Now the first spy shots of the 2011 Ford Explorer are floating around--and it looks more certain than ever that the Explorer is ditching its truck roots...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

Yesterday, we showed you the first photos of the MINI E electric car coming to the Los Angeles auto show. Today, TheCarConnection.com's spies have nabbed the new MINI Cooper Convertible while testing. These photos show a Cooper S convertible in almost showroom trim, wearing only a small amount of...Read More»

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