Nissan Z SUV, Nio ES8, Cadillac Goddess: The week in reverse

Nissan showed off a student-built Z-SUV, Nio unveiled its redesigned ES8 and Cadillac confirmed the return of its Goddess logo. It’s the week in reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

In a quiet week, Nissan showed off a unique design that mixed elements of the latest Z sports car with the second generation Murano SUV. The Strange Concoction was a project by students at Nissan Automobile Technical College in Japan.

Chinese EV brand Nio has unveiled two vehicles. One was a coupe-like SUV called the EC7, the introduction of which means Nio’s lineup now includes seven different vehicles. The other was a redesign of the ES8, Nio’s first mainstream vehicle. Both vehicles have a battery that can be replaced in seconds at a Nio battery station.

Cadillac will soon be reviving its Goddess logo, which the automaker used on hood ornaments on various vehicles built from 1930 through 1956 and briefly on the 1959 Eldorado Brougham. This time, the logo will appear on several panels in the Celestiq flagship EV.

Volkswagen announced it will use the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in January to unveil its next electric vehicle. The vehicle is expected to be a mid-size sedan unveiled earlier this year by the ID.Aero concept car. Prototypes for the sedan, which can be referred to as the ID.6 or ID.7, have been spotted testing before.

Gemballa may have built its reputation on wild upgrades for a number of Porsche vehicles, but the company is now working on its own supercar. The car is slated to launch in 2024 with more than 800 horsepower, and this week we saw a new teaser sketch of the exterior.