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SEMA News—May 2015

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Ford Super Duty

 

Mercedes GLC

Ford Super Duty

 

Mercedes GLC

Ford Super Duty

 

Mercedes GLC

The 2017 Ford Super Duty, with its body-hugging wrap, reveals some of the design influences from the latest 2015 models—namely the headlights, taillights and shapely tailgate design. Although the truck is camouflaged, there appear to be signs of a different grille design, with an air intake possibly slotted into the upper portion.

The Super Duty is expected to see massive weight savings thanks to an aluminum-intensive design, following the strategy applied to the F-150.

 

Here’s a look at two of several prototypes for the new Mercedes GLC that were caught on film leaving the factory. The replacement for the outgoing GLK is seen here with about 95% of its production sections showing.

On clear display are the design changes that have been applied to coincide with its new moniker—thanks to Mercedes’ new naming conventions.

 

 

 

Mini Clubman

 

BMW X3

Ford Super Duty

 

BMW X3

Mini Clubman

 

BMW X3

With the light camouflage helping to reveal finer design cues, this prototype for the next Mini Clubman S and the sporty Clubman John Cooper Works look ready for release. These photos show the styling details that will separate the Clubman from the rest of the Mini lineup, as well as the differentiation between the specific models within the Clubman range.

KGP’s shooter said that the Clubman, while similar to the three- and five-door Mini models, looks wider than its compatriots. We also get a fresh new look at the four conventional rear doors and the returning split Dutch Doors at the tail end.

 

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.

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