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Since 2019 Nissan Dayz MkII
Wow, these look great! I assume this and the eK are the first true collaborative products since Mitsubishi became part of the alliance with Renault and Nissan, right?

Love how they gave each brand their own visual identity, which is rather rare in the kei car market, where most rebrandings are simple rebadges, while here the Dayz looks like a Nissan, and the eK looks like a Mitsubishi without one being confused for the other.
2019-03-18 22:33
Since 2018 Cadillac CT6 [Omega]
I'll bet that the CT6 ends up being moved to Lansing Grand River Assembly, where the Alpha platform Cadillacs and Camaro are built, since the Omega platform under the CT6 is related to the Alpha, and a lot of the tooling can then be loaded up on trucks and moved a rather short distance to LGRA.

According to Google, it's 89 miles between the two plants, and about an hour and eighteen minutes of a drive. That also means that employees from D-H Assembly can easily be moved to LGRA to build CT6s there. It's smart and would certainly be cost effective.
2019-01-19 03:09
2019 Daihatsu Copen GR Sport
First Gazoo Racing badged Daihatsu, I believe. No engine upgrades (likely because of Japan's stringent Kei regulations), but body rigidity is increased and the chassis has been tuned for better handling. 16 inch BBS wheels and Recaro seats, along with the typical GR 'Functional Matrix' grille round out the package.

A production version could be unveiled in the next year or so, since everything here seems very much production ready.
2019-01-13 16:29
Since 2019 Ford Explorer MkVI
Agreed, it looks a little tacky here...at least the RAM 1500 manages to work it properly into the center stack, and that thing's 12 inches, whereas the Explorer's is 10. 2019-01-11 00:05
Since 2018 Everus VE-1
VE-1, not EV-1 2019-01-01 16:56
2019 Suzuki Jimny Sierra Pick Up Style
Whoa, that looks awesome! 2018-12-27 23:39
2010 Proton JebaT
It basically previewed the Inspira (licensed badge-engineered Lancer) that would be introduced later in 2010. 2018-12-25 02:26
1993-1996 Mazda Lantis [BA]
I love how the rear view shot is of one off the track and a bit banged up. 2018-12-11 04:21
Since 2013 Vauxhall Cascada
Will end production after it's model cycle in 2019, no expected replacement, leaving the Regal as Buick's smallest (and only, with the looming discontinuation of the larger LaCrosse) passenger car in their lineup. 2018-12-01 23:34
Since 2017 Buick Regal Sportback Series VI [E2XX]
Likely to end production sometime around 2020/2021, likely to be replaced with a new model shared with the likely next generation Chevrolet Malibu, may not see a Holden version, as the current Commodore that's related to the Regal/Insignia has halted production because of slow sales, along with other Chevrolet based Holden cars being discontinued in the next couple of years. 2018-12-01 23:32
Since 2015 Opel Karl
Production ending by the end of 2019, as part of the separation of Opel/Vauxhall from it's former parent company.

No word on if a new Peugeot/Citroen based model will replace it, like a lot of GM based model replacements have been, though I wouldn't be surprised that if there does end up being one, it could end up being closely related to the Peugeot 108/Citroen C1/Toyota Aygo, since the Karl/Viva's discontinuation should happen in line with a likely time period for a 108/C1/Aygo redesign.
2018-12-01 23:30
Since 2019 Kia Soul EV Series III
Couple of issues here. One, the first two photos are of the Soul EV, not the regular Soul. Second, the interior photo is from the updated Nissan Maxima. 2018-11-29 02:27
Since 2019 Toyota Corolla Mk.XII
For the first time in the US market, the Corolla sedan will be offered in a Hybrid variant. Wouldn't be surprised if a hatchback one follows, effectively replacing the Prius c. 2018-11-28 23:25
Since 2019 Mazda 3 Series IV
US spec models will have four powertrain models, the carryover 2.0 and 2.5 SkyActiv-G engines, a 1.8 liter SkyActiv-D (the first diesel Mazda for the US market, after numerous delays with planned SkyActiv-D 6 and CX-5 models, which still have yet to hit the market here), and the new 2.0 SkyActiv-X spark controlled compression ignition engine.

Also a first for the US specification 3, the availability of an evolution of Mazda's i-Activ AWD system.

It's not a complete game changer on the worldwide market, but for the US market, it certainly is. Also, the 6-speed SkyActiv-MT manual transmission will remain an option, along with the 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic.
2018-11-28 23:24
Since 2019 Toyota Prius IV
First production Prius to offer all wheel drive, with a new AWD-e system that is expected to have a 52 city/48 highway/50 combined fuel economy rating, because AWD-e is, as the nomenclature indicates, is electric, not gasoline powered. That's only a 2 mpg drop compared to most FWD Prius models (other than the L Eco, which is expected to be rated at 58/53/56), which isn't a lot for an AWD model, most AWD options drop fuel economy a good bit more than that, and it's still a 50 MPG car with the system.

It's also a bit better looking, though still not as sleek as the Prius Prime.
2018-11-28 23:18
Since 2019 Jeep Gladiator Series II
Interestingly, even though it's Wrangler based, it will receive an Overland trim instead of a Sahara trim, making it the first Jeep to come in both Overland and Rubicon trim levels. 2018-11-28 23:13
Since 2019 Lincoln Aviator Series II
Grand Touring trim will feature an EcoBoost hybrid powertrain with an impressive 450hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. I'm assuming that engine will be Lincoln exclusive, like the current 400 hp EcoBoost and won't carry over to it's upcoming Ford Explorer relative. 2018-11-28 23:12
1999 Dodge Caravan R/T [NS]
Interesting fact: This concept formed the basis for Hot Wheels' Dodge Caravan casting, not the street model. 2018-11-24 03:30
1999 Chrysler Pacifica [NS]
When people hear the Pacifica nameplate, they think of the mid-00's CUV that used the nameplate, but the reality is...today's Pacifica minivan actually owes it's existence to this concept, based on the Town & Country of the era with LHS styling cues.

The Pacifica that went into production 3-4 years later? That draws it's lineage back to the Citadel concept from the same year as this, which evolved into the 2002 Pacifica concept that previewed the production model.

Now, the Pacifica nameplate has gone back to it's minivan roots, while the Citadel nameplate has been re-assigned as a top of the line Dodge Durango trim level. Full circle, I'd say.
2018-11-24 03:28
2002 Chrysler California Cruiser [PT]
While the California Cruiser didn't go into production, it did have a direct influence on the production vehicle, with the scalloped headlights and round foglamps making their way onto the facelifted 2006 PT Cruiser. 2018-11-24 03:19
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 442
Alero? Pretty sure this one has Intrigue badging on the rear. 2018-11-24 03:15
1986 Plymouth Sundance Convertible
Indeed, with a bit of Saab in it as well. Looks better than how the production Dodge Shadow convertible looks, for sure. 2018-11-22 01:16
Since 2019 BMW X7 [G07]
Well, BMW has done a pretty good job with their other SUVs, especially the latest X5. They took that, made the kidney grilles bigger, but not as monstrously large as we see on the X7, and the whole thing actually looks like a BMW.

The X7's grille should have been made to look more like that of the smaller X5, it's a good medium for the design.
2018-11-06 23:46
Since 2019 BMW X7 [G07]
Not only that, it hardly looks like a BMW to start with. It looks like they slapped a Hofmeister Kink and an ugly nose on a Mercedes-Benz body. 2018-11-06 00:53
Since 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LD (Silverado) Mk.III [GMTK2XX]
Just like the Sierra, this generation of Silverado is still in production, solely built in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada as the 2019 Silverado LD, so I have edited this to reflect that. 2018-11-03 05:09
Since 2015 GMC Sierra Limited (Sierra) Mk.III [GMTK2XX]
Edited to reflect this as still being in production. GMC is assembling this generation in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada as the Sierra 1500 Limited (I simply set a second name as Sierra Limited, since this isn't listed here as Sierra 1500) for the 2019 model year, and is currently on sale. 2018-11-03 05:07
Since 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Mk.IV [GMTT1XX]
Would the CHEVROLET across the grille (as opposed to the bowtie on the center of the grille) on Custom and Custom Trail Boss trims (WT being a commercial-focused but not solely commercial only model, not sure if it would be allowed on here) be enough to warrant them being placed in as a 'Trim Difference'? 2018-11-03 04:10
Since 2018 Ford Transit Connect MkII
Probably a version of the Duratec 20.

The Ford USA website simply calls it a 2.0L GDI.

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2018-10-07 23:38
Since 2013 Ford Fiesta MkII [Global B]
Since when was the Fiesta built in Tennessee? Ford doesn't even have an assembly plant in that state. 2018-09-23 17:18
Since 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune (Coccinelle Dune)
Update: Though it's not listed on the Japanese VW website, I can confirm that the Dune WAS sold in Japan officially, as I've found RHD Dunes on Goo-Net, confirming it's availability, so Japan can be changed to a YES. 2018-09-14 05:01
Since 2019 Kia Telluride
Well, if a Sorento can go off road with only light modifications (off road tires, skid plates, and disconnected sway bars), a bone stock Telluride should do just as well. 2018-09-09 23:36
Since 2019 SSC Tuatara
Gotta say, this is a car for the US to be proud of. Not long after the original concept debuted, most wrote this off as no more than a one off that couldn't be produced, but instead, SSC spent all of these years since developing and testing the engine, updating the design to this production ready look while still remaining true to concept.

It's gonna be awesome seeing this thing unleashed to top speed.
2018-08-30 23:20
Since 2018 Kia K900 Series II
Such a shame that, unlike Genesis, this car doesn't get it's own unique look, instead looking like a copy of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class with an interior that looks part S-Class and part 7 Series. It's not ugly, it's just too derivative. 2018-08-30 23:17
Since 2016 Samsung QM6
It's a Korean market Koleos, simple as that, just like the predecessor QM5. 2018-08-30 02:11
2018 Renault Arkana
Now this is how you do the whole 'coupe-crossover' style. It's got some similarity to the GLE Coupe in the rear, but overall the new Renault design language really translates well to this kinda thing. Based on the Kaptur (not the smaller Captur), apparently. 2018-08-30 00:50
Since 2014 Cadillac Escalade Series IV [GMTK2XX]
Should be 2014 only, 2015+ (2016+ model year in the US) Escalades have the new Cadillac crest, and apparently the chrome around the lower intake was also slimmed down a bit. 2017 model year and newer models have an updated grille and headlights, while the center console was redesigned for the 2018 model year. 2018-08-15 01:06
Since 2018 Honda Pilot Series III
Won't be on sale in Canada until August 24th. Also, the Canadian market will get an exclusive Black Edition model, similar in look to the Black Edition offered on the Ridgeline.

2018-07-26 00:11
1994-1997 Volvo 850 R
This Japanese commercial has both the saloon and the Kombi versions, but the Kombi only shows up at the end, so I wasn't sure if it was worth posting on that version's page for the 2 or so seconds it appears. 2018-07-21 23:25
1981-1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk.III [F-Body]
Didn't expect this to show up on YT, a Japanese market ad for the 1983 Z28E (E standing for European specification). 2018-07-21 23:10
1992-1994 Autozam Clef
Only one commercial for this car on YouTube, but two versions where the only difference is the ending. In the one posted here, the Autozam logo at the end appears in a domino-like fashion, while the other simply shows the logo without special effect. I chose to add the effect version instead, it's got a little extra charm to it. 2018-07-21 23:02
1992-1994 Autozam Clef
Definitely has to be a coincidence. Though, I wouldn't be surprised if both this and that generation of Grand Am (mostly the Pontiac) influenced the rear of the second generation Chrysler Concorde. 2018-07-21 22:57
1992-1994 Autozam Clef
Anyone ever notice how similar the back end of the Clef is to a Pontiac Grand Am of the same time period? Not virtually identical, but there's some very clear similarities. 2018-07-21 01:12
Since 2018 Honda N-Van
Fifth member of Honda's H-Family of kei cars, I take it? Nice to see them continuing to be dedicated to expanding the lineup. Is it supposed to be a Vamos and/or Vamos Hobio replacement, or something to compliment the Acty lineup, similar to how the Daihatsu Hijet Caddie (commercial variant of the Wake) compliments the Hijet lineup?

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2018-05-16 05:42
2016-2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR
Is it just me, or does something seem off about the Spark 1/43 #318? 2018-05-13 02:24
2009-2014 BMW X6 M [E71]
Along with Bburago, Kyosho also has a 1/18 of this available. 2018-05-11 13:11
2007-2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Series II
Also done in numerous paint schemes in 1/64 by Hot Wheels. 2018-05-11 03:59
2014 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo
Other brands that have released this car in diecast form, for those who want references:

- Kyosho: 1/43 (Gunmetal, Ultimate Silver, Ink Blue)
- Hot Wheels: 1/64 (Silver)
- Tomica Limited Vintage Neo: 1/64 (Blue, Grey, White)
- Maisto: 1/32 (Red)
2018-05-11 03:56
2013-2015 Chevrolet Silverado Mk.III [GMTK2XX]
I know there's no page on here for the previous generation Silverado, but the Majorette castings are of said generation, not this one.

This generation of Silverado has been replicated in 1:64 by Matchbox and Greenlight.
2018-05-10 18:23
2015 Infiniti Vision GT
Not France exclusive. The US market actually got these shortly before Toys R Us announced they were going out of business. I was lucky enough to get the complete singles, including this one, which was limited to one per case. 2018-05-10 05:57
2014-2017 Subaru WRX STi
Don't forget the plain blue debut version of the Majorette model and the Racing Cars series release. There's also the awkwardly proportioned Matchbox police casting, along with a handful of Tomicas, in case anyone plans to add them. 2018-05-10 05:55

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