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’16 Ford Fusion
’16 Chevrolet Camaro
This less-disguised prototype ’16 Ford Fusion provides a good look at what’s in store for the model’s facelift. The new grille design shows a mesh treatment instead of the horizontal bars of the current model. The front bumper gets redesigned with a new lower intake and new outer fog lights that utilize a thin, angular light strip compared to the circular fog lamp on the current model.
In the back, new taillights mark the biggest change, showing a smoother, red-biased lens with a thin white stripe extending from the center of the rear deck. There are also signs of a redesigned rear valance with a new exhaust treatment.
These photos of a ’16 Camaro prototype—caught while Chevrolet’s famous musclecar was slowed by construction traffic—offer a peek at some of the styling nuances in store for the all-new pony car. The new headlight shape and the interplay with the new grille design are pretty visible. The front air dam is also nicely revealed, with a good look at the curves that lead into the chiseled chin spoiler.
With the official debut less than a month ago, chances are enthusiasts have already seen some of the 2016 Camaro’s design tweaks firsthand on local streets.
The Porsche Panamera hit the Nürburgring for some hot laps and showed off some new details for this next-generation model. The latest prototype sports a huge rear wing that deploys at higher speeds. The new retractable wing looks much larger than those found on any current Panamera models.
A look inside the next Panamera reveals a revised center console, with a single armrest for the driver and a redesigned tunnel with an extra cup holder. The HVAC controls look similar to those of the current Panamera, although changes are expected throughout the interior.
A prototype for the next-generation BMW X3 has broken cover, hitting a frozen lake in the Arctic Circle. The prototype was caught testing with a current X3, and a check into German records has confirmed that this vehicle is registered as an X3.
The next X3 is expected to use a version of the rear-wheel-drive BMW F30 3-Series platform, with an all-wheel-drive version obviously part of the package.
The X3 will continue with a diesel powertrain, along with the addition of a hybrid-drive system and the familiar lineup of BMW engines available in the 3-Series range.