The first photographs of Honda's revived Passport crossover have emerged undergoing road tests in California. The all-new crossover will slot between the CR-V and Pilot and is expected to be about six inches shorter than the Pilot and compete with the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Nissan Murano in the midsize crossover segment. It is expected to be powered by a 3.5-litre V-6 engine. It could be unveiled as early at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show in November.
Spy photos of BMW's electric 3 series, referred to as a Tesla Model 3 fighter, have emerged in Europe. The range for the electric 3 series is unknown, but it should deliver 400 to 480 kilometres on a full charge if it expects to compete with the Model 3.
Unlike previous spy shots of the midengine Chevrolet Corvette production model, recent photos of the racer version have no heavy camouflage. The race car, reportedly called the C8.R, is expected to share similar characteristics with its production counterpart. While GM has not confirmed plans for a midengine Corvette, the long-rumoured and highly anticipated car is expected to arrive in the next year or so as a 2020 model. The C8.R is expected to compete in the GT-class and replace the current C7.R.
The McLaren 600LT, the LT stands for "Longtail," gets its name from a body that is 2.9 inches longer than a 570S coupe. Track-ready features include an extended front splitter, lengthened rear diffuser and a fixed rear wing -- all composed of carbon fibre. The 600LT is also equipped with a top-exit exhaust system, which McLaren says contributes to additional weight savings.
According to Autoweek, the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition features improved grip, improved brakes, improved aerodynamics and a host of cosmetic changes. The “Ultimate Performance” 86 adds bigger Brembo brakes (12.8 inches front with four-piston calipers and 12.4/two-caliper rear), Sachs dampers and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. The limited edition will have a production run of 1,418, Toyota says. The automaker told Automotive News Canada that the Canadian model won’t be equipped with the side TRD decals. More Canadian details are due out in early August.
Porsche has updated its Macan crossover with a fresher design, improved handling, and more comfort and connectivity features. The automaker said it reworked the front end to make the vehicle appear even wider while overhauling the rear, which now has a three-dimensional LED light strip. Inside, the Macan's touchscreen display on the console has been enlarged to 11 inches from 7 inches previously.
Audi has made the Q3 bigger and added more tech and connectivity equipment as part of second-generation engineering changes to the tiny crossover. The Q3 switches to parent Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB architecture from an older platform. Inside, the Q3 has a new digital instrument cluster with a 10.25-inch diagonal multimedia screen that comes standard in all models. The Q3 will go on sale in 2019.
Audi has given its TT coupe a facelift, adding a new single-frame grille and larger side air inlets on the bumper.
Genesis expects the 2019 G70 sport sedan to draw younger customers, more women and those who are tech-savvy. The entry-level luxury sedan has a 252-hp 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine available with an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual variant. It is also available with a 365-hp 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V-6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
For the 2019 model year, Ram has freshened the styling of its two commercial vans. The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City feature retooled faces, which mirror the grille from the full-size Ram pickup.
The Hyundai Palisade, an eight-seat crossover, is built on a new platform that's front-wheel-drive-based but will offer optional all-wheel-drive capabilities. It is similar in size to Kia's Telluride three-row crossover concept that will also go into production. BRIAN WILLIAMS/ SPIEDBILDE
Dodge will boost the output of its high-powered Canada-made Hellcat engines for the 2019 model year, topping out with a 797-hp Hellcat Redeye version of the Challenger SRT. The new Widebody Package for the Challenger SRT Hellcat is 3.5 inches wider to improve handling and braking.