2018 Volkswagen Touareg

Few days ago, we learned that the new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg is expected to be presented at the Beijing exhibition in April 2018, but now we have released photos of the third generation of the Touareg without a camouflage trail, since it was photographed during its official photo shoot.

As you can see, the model is borrowing enough evidence from the T-Prime Concept GTE, which we saw in April 2016 at the Beijing exhibition. The car is based on the MLB Evo platform that is already using the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga, which means that while it will be larger than its predecessor, it will be lighter, falling below two tons.

It features LED daylight C design units and a 12 “digital instrument cluster inside, with the 15” curved touchscreen of the information and entertainment system. As for the engines, there will be gasoline and petroleum units, and a brand new diesel engine with 300 horses will be available as well as a V6 gasoline engine with about 330 horses. Also, logic says the new Touareg will also have a plug-in hybrid version that will use the Q7 e-tron drivetrain – a three-liter TDI with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.

The spaces inside will grow, with the steering wheel not having conventional buttons, since they will have been replaced by touch surfaces. In the rear there is a 9.6 “touch screen, positioned centrally between the seats, where rear passengers can adjust many functions.

2018 Ferrari 488 GTO Spy Photos

Two prototypes of the hardcore version of the Ferrari 488 GTB were caught up to the Nurburgring race track, and its surroundings a few days after the partial revelation of the model. The successor of 458 Speciale is rumored to be taking the legendary GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato), which was last used in the 599 GTO.

It would certainly seem like an appropriate time for Ferrari to remind the automotive world who’s boss, what the Porsche’s GT2 RS and Lamborghini’s Huracan Performante currently making a lot of noise in the segment that the 458 Speciale once held dominion over.

As for when we can expect it, the 458 was unveiled in 2009 with the Speciale not appearing until 2013. So with the 488 having been revealed in 2015, a Geneva or Paris launch seems likely for the go-faster variant, depending on how far along in its development it is.

The weight of the 2018 Ferrari 488 GTO will be reduced by about 90 kilos, achieving a figure below 1,300 kilos, while the performance of the V9 twin-turbo 3.9-liter engine will increase and surpass 700 horses, making it 0-100 km / hour in about 2.7 seconds.

2018 Audi SQ2 Spy Photos

Audi has begun testing the 2018 Audi SQ2 since the beginning of the summer, and today we are seeing the prototype once again, which wears the production body -family. The quick version of the small German crossover features a more aggressive body, lower suspension, quadruple exhaust tailpipes, large wheels and powerful brakes.

The cool thing is that while its bigger brothers now have fake trim simulating an exhaust, this one has quad tips that look the business. What’s the point of paying so much money for a small car if you can’t show off?

Under the bonnet, there is the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder 310 hp engine with 400 Nm of torque seen in the S3, combined with either a manual or automatic S Tronic transmission, with torque in the latter case rising to 400 Nm. The power passes to all wheels through the Quattro system, with the presentation of the model being made at the Geneva exhibition next March, with sales starting shortly thereafter. Audi has announced that it will also bring RS Q2 to the 2.5-liter RS3 engine with 400 horsepower.

It should weight about 1.5 tons and do the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5 seconds or less. Hopefully, they’ll also sell it with some suitable alloys because these are shamefully small.

2019 Toyota Auris Spy Photos

In August 2012, Toyota introduced the second generation of Auris, with its commercial career starting in Europe from the beginning of 2013. In the summer of 2015 it received a light facelift, with a life cycle of 6 years (just what the first generation) Toyota has begun the development of the new generation of the popular mid-range hatchback.

The vehicle is not yet confirmed for sale in the United States but elsewhere it will be marketed as either a Corolla or Auris.

This is expected to be released in late 2018, and will be the third model based on the TNGA platform (Toyota New Global Architecture), after Prius and C-HR. Still, it will have a totally new design, something in a nutshell that can be distinguished from camouflaged photographs, with C-HR “offering” some of its elements.

The lights are narrow and follow the shape of the bonnet, with the rear lights not protruding like in the current model. The exterior mirrors seem to have been fitted higher, with the rear pillar looking thinner.

Mechanically, no drastic changes are expected on 2019 Toyota Auris, with the 1.2-liter turbo, 116 bhp and 185 Nm of torque being present in the third generation of the model, as well as the 1.8-liter Hybrid, 122-horsepower of the new Prius.

Finally, it is unknown whether it will be available with the BMW’s 1,500 cc 3-cylinder diesel engine, 116-horsepower performance, a recent Japanese company said it is highly unlikely to rebuild a diesel model for the European market.

Toyota has announced new 8- and 10-speed automatic transmissions that will be coming to replace a number of 6-speed and CVT units it currently uses, and we could see one of them feature in the new Corolla iM.

2018 Audi e-tron electric SUV Spy Shots

New All Electric Audi e-Tron, upcoming SUV car from Audi as a potential challenger Tesla X model. Audi e-tron SUV has been spied testing once again, and the wraps are slowly coming off the firm’s Tesla Model X rival ahead of its anticipated reveal early next year.

With sales starting in 2018, the e-tron being spy here wears a light disguise as it gets final judgment from Audi engineers, and the e-tron production profile goes well with the overall shape presented on the 2015 concept car.

The front closure shows that although the tractor retains fewer proportions of the concept – shorter rear overhangs are excluded – some design elements will be softened. For example, the face of the car will be more contemporary and fit with other Audi ranges, and the protective cover on the side of the car has shrunk.

2018 Audi e-Tron will be the initial pioner of the new EV Audi model under the new e-tron badge, and will boast an all-electric powertrain capable of reaching 311 miles with a single charge. It will be Audi’s rivals for an established electric SUV such as the Tesla Model X, and will also directly fight with the all-new Jaguar I-Pace, also to be released next year.