Sportage, CX-5, Karoq, Tundra and more: July-December 2021, our renderings and reality
Yesterday we compared our expectations from new cars with reality, today we will look at SUVs that have debuted over the past six months.
At the beginning of autumn, the new Dacia Jogger motocross station was introduced, based on the latest generation Logan. A few days before, we published renders of the model. The production car received a slightly higher roofline at the rear, additional decorative trims on the front doors, a wider license plate recess, and a slightly different tailgate design at the bottom.
Another September announcement is the short wheelbase 5-passenger Jeep Grand Cherokee we made in March. Here, a different design solution for the rear pillars and the novelty received a narrow black insert between the lights.
Another short-wheelbase crossover introduced after a lengthy modification, the Kia Sportage, designed for the European market, was also shown in September. We had an idea of what the model would look like a week earlier, and in this case, only the details of the lower body are slightly different.
October brought the first new-generation Lexus LX SUV, renders of which were released in mid-August. The production version received a stricter design of the front end, a slightly different shape of the side windows and changed proportions of the stern compared to the Land Cruiser 300.
Mazda showed the updated CX-5 crossover, and a few days earlier we took our own photos of the model. At the same time, expectations almost completely coincided with reality.
The second novelty of the Japanese brand is the CX-50 crossover, which was shown in mid-November. A month earlier, we released renderings of the model, and there are much more differences: the SUV received a different graphics for the front and rear LED running lights, a different bumper design, characteristic embossing on the front and rear fenders.
In mid-August, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new model in its lineup – a cross-version of the C-class station wagon, which received the All-Terrain prefix. Our renders were released in July, and in this case, the main differences are concentrated in the front: grille design, bumper design.
Exactly a month ago, the premiere of the updated Skoda Karoq crossover took place, and a couple of weeks before that, we took our own pictures of the novelty. There are only minor differences in the design of the front bumper and in the graphic design of the lights.
Another preview from last month is the new generation of the Suzuki SX4/S-Cross compact crossover. A few days ago we released renderings of the model, and here the most noticeable difference is the curved print in the area of the rear door handles.
One of the most anticipated innovations is the all-new generation of the Toyota Tundra pickup, as the previous model has been in production since 2007. Our renders were made at the beginning of the summer, and the production model features a more stylish body with angular, black windshield pillars, massive decorative elements on the hood, the shape of the lamps and the design of the trunk lid.
Finally, the latest addition to this collection is Volkswagen’s electric crossover in coupe form, dubbed the ID.5. His renders came out a year before the premiere. Here, expectations almost completely coincided with reality, with the exception of small decorative elements on the front doors and a slightly different design of the rear bumper.
That’s all, we will continue to predict the emergence of future innovations, as well as implement our own projects, one of which is the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Follow our regular column and Happy New Year!