SEMA News—March 2021

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’22 BMW X7

As a big, luxurious, three-row SUV, the BMW X7 is doing quite well, and work has already begun on a mid-life refresh. Our shooter caught the car testing in Munich.

Even though the X7 can technically be compared to only the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, there’s a lot of competition coming from the United States. It’s even rumored that Lexus will have a new three-row crossover and a flagship SUV. Though little is known at this moment, the biggest BMW SUV should have its updates ready by 2022.

The ’22 X7 will have a different engine range compared with the one the SUV came out with. The quad-turbo diesel M50d may be replaced by the M45e plug-in hybrid.

 

 

BMW
BMW

’22 Kia Sportage

The all-new ’22 Kia Sportage is starting to take shape. A thinly disguised prototype was snapped testing on the Nürburgring ahead of its likely reveal later this spring.

The ’22 Sportage will ride on a variation of the platform underpinning the ’21 Hyundai Tucson revealed last December. It’s expected to be longer, wider and taller than the current model—which is now looking small in comparison to the latest
Toyota RAV4, despite only launching in ’15.

These images show wide fenders and sharper flanks than the current model, along with wheels that share plenty in common with those on the Tucson. It’s expected to be offered with gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains like the Tucson.

 

 

 

 


 
Kia
Kia

’22 Toyota Tundra

After almost two years, we officially have our first look at the next-gen Tundra.

In these shots, the Tundra gains a six-lug axle setup. This prototype also maintains the “street sweeper” camo seen on earlier mules, which strategically hides the rear axle and underpinnings and suggests a newly re-engineered rear suspension—perhaps a
multilink or an optional air suspension à la Ram.

The next Tundra will ride on an all-new platform, internally called F1. It is said to be flexible enough to accommodate all Toyota body-on-frame pickup and SUV models globally, which includes the Tacoma and the smaller HiLux (not sold in the United States or Canada) as well as SUV models such as the 4Runner and Sequoia.

 

Tundra
Tundra

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