To perfect the voluptuous bends and molten-like reflections of Mazda's next-generation design language due to debut next year, Mazda's stylists had to break with tradition. For the first time, digital artists were thrust onto level ground with the vaunted clay sculptors.
Gray, blue, white and black surfaced as 2022 model year color predictions from automotive paint supplier BASF as the need to "keep it real" with technological advancements such as autonomous vehicles becomes a reality.
Suzuki is gearing up to launch the fourth generation of its long-running Jimny small SUV 20 years after the third-generation model went on sale. Pictures released by Suzuki show the same angular two-box design that the Jimny has had since its launch in 1970.
Toyota's high-performance division is hatching plans to produce a "Super Sports Car" for the upcoming hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, with a hybrid powerplant and an eye-watering horsepower output.
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.
Continuing a break with the family look that the South Korean brand cultivated in previous generations of vehicles, Hyundai will soon start rolling out a new design language that gives each model and each segment its own independent aesthetic.
Kia is shaking up its Ceed compact car family in response to the rising popularity of SUVs and crossovers. Besides giving the latest-generation model advanced safety technology, a cleaner diesel engine and a better ride, Kia will add new variants.
BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.
Andy Palmer, addressing the Automotive News Europe Congress, sounded the same worrisome themes about industry economics made famous by Sergio Marchionne, with a bit of Bob Lutz's doomsday talk thrown in.
The Alfa Romeo 8C is still a bit of a mystery to many in the U.S. The model was offered in only a handful of dealerships when Alfa Romeo "returned" to the United States 10 years ago with a single model.