Spy Shots

Following the Eye: Covering Up for the Auto-razzi
Following the Eye: Covering Up for the Auto-razzi

In the auto-razzi game of cat-and-mouse, the weapons of war are constantly escalating. Regular readers have been captivated by spy shots since the earliest days of TheCarConnection.com. But let's just say that industry planners aren't quite so pleased when we pull the covers off a product that...Read More»

2010 Honda Hybrid
2010 Honda Hybrid Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spies just caught Honda's hybrid-only model that's designed to take on the Toyota Prius. The shape and packaging of this prototype is clearly Prius-inspired, although the overall size looks larger than Toyota's hybrid favorite. The test group consisted of a Toyota Prius...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Gets Glass Roof

Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of torture testing its retractable-glass-roofed 2009 SLK in the desert. One can only wonder if the engineers on board are being torture-tested as well in the extreme heat. We suspect that the camouflage on the SLK's rear quarters is there to accommodate test equipment...Read More»

2011 BMW X1
2011 BMW X1 Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers have spotted another BMW crossover prototype that's likely the new X1 crossover. The X1 will slot in to be positioned between the X3 and the upcoming MINI Crossman, with which the X1 shares its platform. Our spies report that this prototype has rather low...Read More»

2009 BMW 335d Spy Shots
2009 BMW 335d Spied!

BMW is in the midst of its final testing for the U.S.-spec 335d--the first diesel-powered Bimmer to be sold in North America. The introduction of the 335d will coincide with the launch of face-lifted sheetmetal destined for the entire 3-Series lineup. Due to emission restrictions, the U.S. version...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series Spy Shots
2011 BMW 5-Series Spied!

The next generation of the BMW 5-Series will sport an advanced version of the iDrive system and more cues to bring its interior closer to those found in Audis. TheCarConnection.com's spy photographer ring has nabbed these new photos of the next BMW 5-Series, including the first interior photos. The...Read More»

2010 BMW X6 Hybrid Spy Shots
2010 BMW X6 Hybrid Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spies spotted BMW's X6 Active Hybrid undergoing hot-weather trials in Death Valley. Three BMW X6 Hybrid cars were spotted, but one of the test vehicles showed one important difference, as its final hood design was visible for the first time on a real-world prototype. Two of...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX Spy Shots
2010 Lexus RX Spied!

With the LF-Xh Concept, Lexus promised a none too radical remake of the popular RX crossover. Now the first clear spy shots of the 2010 Lexus RX have surfaced, and those first impressions seem to be right. The next Lexus crossover won't vary too much from the 2008 Lexus RX 350 crossover, which...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
2010 Cadillac SRX Spy Shots, Too!

We're playing Concentration this morning at TheCarConnection.com. Below this post, you'll see pics of the 2010 Saab 9-4X--and here, you have the 2010 Cadillac SRX. Can you spot the differences? OK, time's up. For starters, this Caddy prototype has a body-colored A-pillar, which also appears to be a...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X
2010 Saab 9-4X Spy Shots

TheCarConnection.com's spies have caught the latest pics of the 2010 Saab 9-4X undergoing testing before a likely debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. The prototype shown here is said to have a V-6 engine with about 284 horsepower and an automatic gearbox. It's most likely Saab's current...Read More»

2009 Audi S4 Avant Spy Shots
2009 Audi S4 Avant Spied!

Audi continues its product assault with this hot S4 Avant addition to the new A4 lineup. Audi is arguably the best at creating svelte, yet aggressive sport wagons that match its sedan counterparts in machismo, and this latest S4 Avant is no exception. The word is Audi's new S4 range will get a new...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX
Acura NSX Spied?

Are these the first shots of the Acura NSX? The new supercar, often rumored and much delayed, has been in turnaround since Honda styled concepts that met with a thud at major auto shows. Now, this prototype seems to wear typically Honda lines and possibly even an Acura badge on the nose. Does it...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz CLK
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLK: Spied!

A new Mercedes CLK prototype has shown itself in Germany to TheCarConnection.com's spies, giving you the first unobstructed look at the new coupe's split headlight design. A similar (perhaps identical) headlight design is expected on Mercedes's next E-Class. But even on the very latest E-Class...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Spy Shots
2011 Chevrolet Cobalt: Spied!

TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers just snapped the latest and best shots yet of the car that looks to be the 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt. A similar prototype has been shot in various guises, but never from all pertinent angles while uncovered--in full Chevrolet trim. The new 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt...Read More»

2011 Subaru Coupe
Spied! 2011 Subaru Sport Coupe

Toyota and Subaru are working together on a rear-drive coupe for sale in 2011--and TheCarConnection.com has the first spy shots of what likely is a prototype of the car. The joint-venture coupe has been rumored for a long time, according to spy photographers on the scene in the United Kingdom...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
More 2010 Ford Mustang Spy Shots? Sure, Why Not?

TheCarConnection.com's spies managed to get their closest look yet inside the reworked 2010 Ford Mustang with these latest shots of the exterior and interior. It appears that the 2010 Ford Mustang's interior is a mix of carryover bits and some new elements. A new steering wheel maintains the...Read More»

2009 Jaguar XK Spy Shots
2009 Jaguar XK: Spied!

Our U.K. operative has just snapped our first look at the mid-cycle facelift for the 2009 Jag XK--in both XK and XKR trim. Visual changes consist of new front bumpers with new outer air-inlets below the headlights. Judging from the surface development that appears to differ on the prototypes, the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Ford Fusion Spied--New Face and All

TheCarConnection.com's spy photographers may have gotten one step closer to revealing the face of the new 2010 Ford Fusion with our first shots of a mule completely free of the usual heavy vinyl camouflage. Until now, even the earliest, rough Fusion mules were wearing the heavy front bras, covering...Read More»

2011 Saturn Astra Spy Shot
2011 Saturn Astra Spied!

Opel continues to test its next-generation Astra--the same car that will eventually show up as the 2011 Saturn Astra on our shores. This 2011 Saturn Astra prototype was shot in Austria, as a large fleet of prototypes--and several competing vehicles--descended on the Alps for some altitude and brake...Read More»

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