Nissan is describing the just-unveiled EnGuard Concept as “the ultimate all-terrain rescue pick-up”.
Over the past few years, many people who traditionally bought large estate cars have deserted the segment in favour of crossovers and SUVs. In an effort to entice some of them back, Mercedes-Benz has launched the E-Class All-Terrain.
Quite why Nissan has taken so long to introduce its NV300 is a mystery. After all, the virtually identical Vauxhall / Opel Vivaro was first revealed over two years ago and, since then, the virtually identical Renault Trafic and Fiat Talento have arrived.
Lots of attention has been paid to the range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio since it was first revealed last year. However, most buyers of Alfa Romeo's new compact sports saloon are invariably going to choose humbler trim grades such as the Super and Veloce, which will debut at this month's Paris International Motor Show.
Witnessing the arrival of a genuinely different type of motorcycle is a rare event. So the launch of Honda's new X-ADV (and, crucially, how customers react) should get plenty of attention.
Most 2017 model-year changes to the Fiat Panda belong in the “blink and you'll miss them” category. There are some refreshed wheel and fabric designs, two additional paint colours and a new steering wheel, but they aren't especially noticeable.
For 2017, the Holden Colorado 7 is getting a facelift and a new name. It's now known as Trailblazer, which seems like a marketing tactic to distance the SUV from the closely-related Colorado pick-up.
Next year marks sixty years of Seven production and, naturally, Caterham isn't going to let such a special birthday pass without commemoration. Indeed, the company is starting early with the launch of the extremely retro Seven Sprint.
For Formula E, more manufacturer involvement is a key factor that's going to grow the stature of the series. Likewise, the 'alternative energy' credentials of participating brands should also be enhanced, which is one reason why Jaguar has decided to enter this all-electric championship.
Next year’s Dakar Rally entry list is going to include a special Hilux built by Toyota South Africa Motors and Toyota Gazoo Racing. Compared to the showroom model, it’s definitely very different.
October's Paris Motor Show is due to see the first public appearance of the Opel Ampera-e. This electric-powered five-door hatchback, which apparently will offer “a fun-to-drive experience”, is essentially a rebadged Chevrolet Bolt.
A credible concept car needs to combine spectacular styling with technical progress. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, which has appeared at the Monterey Car Week, fulfils both of those criteria.
Nissan has tweaked the 2.3 litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that powers its NP300 Navara pick-up. Output is still either 158 bhp (118 kW / 160 PS) in single turbo guise or 187 bhp (140 kW / 190 PS) with twin turbos, but reduced emissions now mean Euro 6 compliance.