In terms of design, the 5-Series Sedan and Touring gain a revised lower fascia with chrome highlights, updated rear bumper, and updated taillights. Revised front and rear fascias on the controversial Gran Turismo have allowed for improved luggage capacity, rising by 60 litres to 500 litres.
A recent article from Green Car Reports suggests a few minor updates are scheduled for the popular Spark for the 2014 model year. Chevrolet’s small car marketing director, Christi Landy has confirmed that the 2014 Spark will feature a CVT transmission, replacing its current four-speed automatic.
Following its termination in 2012, Kia has strangely resurrected the Sedona large MPV for the 2014 model year in the United States. Kia has given the aging model modest updates, which include LED daytime running lights, new fog lamps, Kia’s ‘Tiger’ grille, revised alloy wheels, and numerous chrome exterior highlights.
Mercedes has revealed the new Sprinter commercial vehicle, replacing the current model which dates back to 2006. Styling wise, the 2014 Sprinter looks more dynamic thanks to a lower-set fascia, more angled headlights, and a broader radiator grille. At the rear, the Sprinter will feature its trademark to its double-segmented taillights.
Volkswagen-owned Škoda is planning to double its sales to 500,000 units in China by 2018. The goal is part of the firm’s plan to shift 1.5 million vehicles globally by 2018, meaning China could account for a third of Škoda’s total sales volume.