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After making an appearance at the Nurburgring a few months ago, the new generation BMW 2-Series Coupe was recently taken close to the Arctic Circle in Northern Europe, where it had to face the sub-freezing temperatures.

The prototype snapped by our spy photographers retained the heavy disguise, so there isn’t much to report on from a visual standpoint, other than this probably being a lesser variant of the car, considering that it has a single round exhaust pipe on the driver’s side.

See Also: 2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe Getting The Same Interior As The 2-Series Gran Coupe

Purists will be glad to know that the new 2-Series Coupe will remain rear-wheel drive, as it will be based on the CLAR platform of the latest 3- and 4-Series. This will draw a clear line between the two-door models and the 2-Series Gran Coupe and 2-Series Active Tourer, which utilize the front-wheel drive UKL architecture shared with the X1, X2 and 1-Series.

The new architecture will make it compatible with a wide number of powertrains, with the entry-level grades expected to launch with the usual four-cylinder petrol and diesel mills. The six-pot gasoline burners will power the M240i and the M2 Coupe, with the range-topper, which will replace the current M2 Competition, is expected to use the M3’ and M4’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six.

The official unveiling date of the car is unknown, but considering that the new year is around the corner, we’d expect it to premiere sometime in 2021, perhaps launching as a 2022 model. The new M2 Coupe should follow it in 2022.

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The R35-generation Nissan GT-R dates back to late 2017 and while it still offers superb performance, its design has started to feel dated. Clearly, that hasn’t dissuaded the owner of this… ahem, ‘GT-R’.

We’re not sure where exactly this was spotted but it seems to be somewhere in Asia. While its owner would have you believe that it’s an oddly-modified GT-R, anyone familiar with the Godzilla will instantly notice that this thing is a rather poorly executed replica.

The modifications made to the car are so extensive it’s difficult to determine what model this replica is based on. Whatever it is, it is obviously much smaller than a GT-R, as evidenced by the very short wheelbase and the weird proportions.

Read Also: All This Bizarre Nissan GT-R Really Wanted Was To Be A Honda Civic Hatch

Up front, we can see the owner of the car has equipped it with a front bumper and grille that kinda look similar to that of the actual item. Elsewhere, the car is rocking a front-mounted intercooler, although based on all the other modifications made, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just for show and not actually functional.

Other GT-R-inspired modifications include the headlights, hood and doors. The owner has even gone to the trouble of trying to replicate the sharp roofline of the Japanese sports car. There’s also a wing just like the GT-R’s at the rear, as the Reddit photo shows.

Momentum is building for Hyundai’s luxury subsidiary Genesis. The South Korean Lexus and Infinity rival is expanding its portfolio with stellar new offerings in the form of the G70 sedan, GV70 crossover and GV80 SUV.

It isn’t stopping there either, with a plethora of electrified models on the horizon aiming to push right into Tesla territory. One of them is a compact SUV codenamed JW, which aims to combine striking looks with innovative technology. Intrigued? Well, let’s take a spy shot-based, illustrated preview at its design and everything else we know to date.

Mint Aesthetics

You could argue the JW has a hint of the Genesis Mint concept that debuted a stunning new design direction back at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Unfortunately, things do get a little lost in the translation from concept to production, with the JW sporting more occupant-friendly proportions shared with the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia CV EVs. The end result is a bit of a cross between a tall hatch and an SUV-Coupes.

See Also: Here’s What We Know About The 2021 Hyundai 45 Electric Crossover

Illustrations Copyright Carscoops.com / Josh Byrnes

Nonetheless, frontal styling is sleek with its reinterpreted, low-mounted Genesis crest grille, split LED headlights and a sculptured hood. The view from the side reveals smooth surfacing combined with an upright glasshouse and blacked-out pillars for a floating-roof effect, while the rear is dominated by a fastback-style tail with split taillights mimicking the frontal lamps.

Packed With Tech

Like the recently revealed GV70 crossover, the JW has a spacious interior which combines opulent styling, premium materials and new technology to rival the best in business. Intelligent features include optional side-view cameras instead of traditional mirrors, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, digital car key, touch controller with handwriting recognition and cloud-based voice recognition.

The electrified Genesis MINT concept was presented in 2019

Underpinning the digital driver’s display and infotainment touchscreen is NVIDIA’s Drive platform, which incorporates audiovisual, navigation, connectivity and AI-based ‘connected car’ services. Hyundai Motor Group are also investing heavily in LiDAR technology that could eventually see the JW offered with Level 3 autonomous driving. This setup would use a combination of camera radar and LiDAR sensors to help in various driving situations, including crash prevention.

Platform & Powertrain

Underpinning the electrified Genesis is the new e-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) skateboard architecture shared with the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia CV. This platform has been designed with an 800-volt electrical system and also forms the basis for other future EVs from Hyundai, Genesis and Kia.

Reports indicate it’ll use dual electric motors powering all four wheels and a 72 kWh battery pack good for an estimated range of 500 km (310 miles). As good as that sounds, further improvements are already on the cards, with South Korean battery supplier SK Innovation developing new cells which could enable a range of 500 miles (804km) via two quick 10-minute charges.

Read: Everything We Know About Kia’s New Dedicated Electric Crossover

The JW will be one of the first mainstream vehicles to offer optional wireless charging capability, enabling owners to ditch those cumbersome charging cables. P&C technology will also be offered; it verifies users and automatically handles payments with the simple act of plugging into a charging station. Stress-free charging? Sign us up!

Rivals & Reveal

The Genesis JW will compete against EVs like the Tesla Model Y, Mercedes-Benz EQB and EQA, Audi Q4 e-Tron, Polestar 2 and BMW iX1. It’ll also be accompanied by electrified versions of the current Genesis lineup, mimicking BMW’s strategy of offering both series-derived EVs and a dedicated EV sub-brand.

An official reveal is likely to take place early next year, with a projected annual production of 22,000 units commencing June 2021.

What are your thoughts on the Genesis JW? Share your views in the comments below.

Note: The speculative illustration made by CarScoops’ artist Josh Byrnes is based on the prototypes we’ve seen, but it is in no way related to or endorsed by Genesis

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