Volkswagen Golf R
The eighth generation of Volkswagen’s best-selling model isn’t due until late next year at the earliest, so we can expect a late-life refresh of the Golf VII to roll in well before then. For the Golf R ( pictured with base-model rims), these spy images show that running tweaks may be limited to a redesigned front bumper featuring a much wider air intake. The headlight inserts, which keep the signature ‘W’ daytime running lights, also appear to feature full LED lamps for low- and high-beam, indicating the most expensive Golf you can buy will push its premium position even further.
Local production of Toyota’s mid-size sedan ends late next year, about the same time as the covers are whipped off an all-new model. The biggest change will be Camry’s move to the same lighter, stiffer New Global Architecture that underpins Toyota’s environmental flag-waver, Prius, and will one day also spawn a newgeneration Corolla. Rumours suggest that, instead of offering a V6, the Camry will move to a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission originally developed for luxury sub-brand Lexus.