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Kia's Picanto City Car Spied in Facelifted Form


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The second-gen Picanto is already in its third year in the market and Kia wants to keep it relevant for another couple of years before it replaces it, with a facelift.

Kia did a fine job covering the new styling touches on the prototype, as the only things peeking out from the camouflage are the revised headlamp clusters, but it's suffice to say that it should get refreshed nose along with some changes to the rear section such the lights and bumper designs.

Being that the Koreans also had the city car's dashboard placed under covers, there may be some styling upgrades in store for the interior as well.

We don't expect any changes to the Picanto's powertrain lineup.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

PS: Seems like Kia's engineers weren't too happy about the encounter with our spies...

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Scoop: New 2016 BMW 7-Series G11 Opens Up and Shows Interior


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Our spies have caught the very first shots of the next generation BMW 7-Series luxury sedan's dashboard.

Scoop: Mercedes' G63 AMG 4x4 is a Greener Version of Monstrous 6x6


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Did you find the monstrous Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 a couple of wheels over the top, but were drawn to the idea of a 'G-Class meets Unimog' kind of SUV?

Renault Spied Testing Hotter Twingo RS or GT


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The appearance of a Brabus-tuned prototype of the new Smart ForTwo earlier in the summer meant only one thing; Renault would also get a spicier version for the related Twingo.

Believe It Or Not, This Is Audi's All-New 2016 A4 Sedan


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How can you tell apart an Audi test mule from a prototype wearing a next generation model's production body? Well, welcome to our world…

First Photos of 2016 Mazda CX-5 Facelift's Interior


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If you were wondering what's new or different about the refreshed 2016 Mazda CX-5's interior, the short answer is, not much.

Spied: New GT4 will be Wildest Porsche Cayman Yet


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Of all the Porsche Cayman models produced to date, the new GT4 will be the hottest one so far bringing the 911 GT3's magic formula to Porsche's entry-level coupe series.

New Mazda CX-3 Small SUV Makes a Camo'd Appearance Before LA Show


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We'll know in less than 48 hours if Mazda will reveal the production version or a lightly disguised concept of its new CX-3 at the LA Show, but for now, we can show you a camouflaged prototype of the small SUV.

MINI Trots Out New 2016 JWC Hatch with Production Styling


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MINI seems to be wrapping up testing of its new John Cooper Works(JCW) hatchback, as evidenced by this prototype that's wearing final production parts.

Maserati Ghibli Crossover Tester is a Funky Looking SUV Mule


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As much as we would have been entertained by the idea of a Maserati Ghibli sedan riding on stilts with a fancy-sounding moniker, it ain't gonna happen.

At least not in the foreseeable future because you never know which path premium carmakers will follow to achieve their sales goals.

Next BMW X1 Opens Up and Shows Interior


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Here's our first look inside the second generation of BMW's X1 compact crossover that is now less than 12 months away from its debut.

2017 Chevy Camaro Spied in Convertible Form for the First Time


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After several sightings of Chevrolet's next-gen Camaro coupe, our spies finally caught up with the first prototype of the convertible that will carry on with a retractable soft top.

2016 Mazda6 Facelift Shows More of Itself in New Photos


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When it leaks, it pours; after the first brochure shots of the revised 2016 Mazda6 (and let's not forget, the 2016 CX-5 too) leaked out, our friend Mitko pointed us to some additional images.

New Rolls Royce Wraith Tester Hints at Sportier Model


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You might think they do, but premium carmakers never really run out superlatives. When Rolls Royce presented the Wraith coupe at the 2013 Geneva show, it described it as the brand's most powerful and fastest production car ever. But that was last year…

Infiniti's New Mercedes-Based Q30 Hatch Spied for the First Time


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The new Infiniti Q30 has finally come out of the shadows with our photographers capturing the first shots of the prototype model before it debuts in 2015.

Facelifted 2016 Mazda CX-5 Spills Onto The Web [New Photos]


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Only a week after brochure pictures of the refreshed JDM 2016 Mazda6 leaked online, the same has happened to the 2016 CX-5 crossover.

This is McLaren's New Sports Series Supercar


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McLaren isn't wasting any time with its upcoming Sports Series releasing the first teaser photo of the car some 24 hours after announcing its name.

Scoop: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander to Sport New Corporate Grille


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Testing on the upcoming 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander facelift is underway ahead of a debut in 2015 that will include the North American release of the troubled PHEV model.

BMW's New 1-Series 'Baby' Sedan Could Have Been A Modern E30 But It Won't Be


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BMW's engineers are toiling away on their next big-small project, the 1-Series sedan, poised to join the battle against the Audi A3 saloon and Mercedes-Benz CLA.
Before we let your imagination run wild, let's put a stop to any meaningful associations between BMW's upcoming 1-Series sedan and its famed E30 3-Series: yes, the two cars should have a similar footprint, and in some ways, target a similar audience, but one fundamental ingredient from the E30 formula is missing: rear wheel drive.

The new 1-Series will not be based on the 2-Series Coupe or current 1-Series hatchback, but on the same UKL (Unter Klasse or entry-level) structure as the front-wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer, also shared with the latest Mini hatch.

A four-wheel drive option could be on the table for select engines, which will likely be common with the 2-Series AT and include both petrol and diesel units ranging in displacement from 1.5- to 2.0-liters paired to six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions.

A sported-up M125i with a 2.0-liter turbo'd four is expected to be on offer as well providing BMW with an Audi S3 rival.

As for when we can expect to see the 1-Series sedan, a production model is slated for launch in late 2016 or early 2017, but BMW could give us a sampler via a concept model as early as next year.

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New Scoops Hint at Sleeker Porsche Panamera II


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If you expected Porsche to tear up the design rulebook and start from scratch with the Panamera II, then you're obviously unacquainted with Stuttgart's styling practices.