The rumours about the Porsche Boxster Spyder are getting stronger. Therefore I have made the lightest version of the Porsche Boxster: The Boxster Spyder. The Spyder will be based on the Boxster S with a lot of weight saving. One of those weight savers is the soft new top, which is not automated like the regular Boxsters.
Rumours say that Opel wants to offer an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed for more than 200 miles of range. This car should be priced around €25.000. This will be competing against the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-Miev.
The small EV of Opel will be based on the American Chevrolet Bolt EV and both will be built in the GM Orion plant. Opel could take the name “Trixx”, which was years ago a small city EV concept of Opel.
Lexus has already for years a midsize luxury car competing with the BMW 5-series, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Cadillac CTS and Audi A6. The current model is already 3 years on the market and a refresh is needed in order to be competitive for the competition, who will refresh their vehicles this year.
The new front with the styling of the IS and NX will be introduced on this car as well.
Volkswagen was late to the compact SUV/CUV party. Hyundai, Kia, Honda and Toyota were years earlier with the introduction of their Tucson, Sportage, CR-V and RAV4. However it was still a success for the firm. Volkswagen will introduce their new Tiguan next year.
It will grow a bit bigger and will receive the same styling as the new Golf and Passat. The new Tiguan will also have more of a coupe like stance, already seen on the last SUV concepts of Volkswagen
Mercedes has a new range of ultra-luxurious cars: Maybach. In the begin of the 2000’s it was a stand alone brand, but now it is an extra modelrange of Mercedes. Right now only the S-class has a Maybach version, but this will probably extend to the GLS, S coupe and even maybe the GLE Coupe and E-class.
The Mercedes Maybach GLS is a lot more luxurious with an extended wheelbase. There is also a lot of extra chrome on the car and a more posh interior, like the Mercedes Maybach S-class.