Spy Shot Double Bill: Help Us Identify These Cars! [Spy Photos]

We have two cars sent in from viewers that we need your help identifying!

Over the past few days, we’ve received spy shots of two different cars testing in Birmingham, Michigan and Los Angeles. While we usually can pick up on a test mule’s design cues straight away and identify what’s under the camouflage, sometimes we’re a bit stumped. In other cases, we may have a pretty good idea, but want to field input from the TFL community.

That’s what we have today, so give us your best guesses as to what these two cars could possibly be! One is a hatchback, and the other is a crossover. Perhaps there are some hatchbacks or crossovers out there in need of a redesign? We’ll leave that up to you to try and figure out!


First up – a new Ford Focus?

The first car up is a hatchback caught roaming the streets of Birmingham, Michigan. Our intrepid winter photographer, snapping this shot in a snowstorm, contends this is the next-generation Ford Focus. The front end does look a little Ford-ish, but the back end and mirror placement suggest something else, to my mind. The new Focus is also supposed to pack more aggressive, sharper styling. This looks a bit too rounded to fit that sort of design language, at least at the back. Although, the combination of camouflage and snow may be hiding some of this car’s squared-off features.

What do you all think it is? Leave your best guesses (or certain answers) in the comments below!


Is a facelifted CR-V wandering the streets of LA?

This second car may be a bit easier to peg. From the back, it’s difficult to mistake those taillights for anything other than a Honda CR-V. However, the exhaust setup looks rather different (although that may be a ruse), as does the front end. While there’s a little bit of a lip in the current CR-V’s grille, this car doesn’t seem to have that feature. Although, that could well just be the camouflage again. What do you think, TFL community? Could this be the new CR-V, or something different? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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