It may already be the holidays, but some automakers are still busy conducting tests on their automobiles. Take for example Bentley who was caught testing the next-generation Flying Spur in the cold and harsh winter of Sweden.

Spied: Next-gen Bentley Flying Spur out testing in the snow

Like the previous set of photos our insiders sent us last November, not much has changed on the prototype luxury sedan apart from the use of snow tires. It still has the same body panels which make it look like a current generation model. However, one will notice that the wheels on the prototype are pushed far out in the corners while the front fascia gets a squared-off design.

Spied: Next-gen Bentley Flying Spur out testing in the snow

The headlights, on the other hand, appeared to have received the same finish as on the new Continental GT. The front grill is still covered up but it's highly likely that the next-gen Flying Spur will keep the signature squarish grill. Meanwhile, the rear will almost likely get the same set of taillights from the Continental GT as well.

Underpinning the all-new Flying Spur will be Volkswagen's MSB-F platform which is also seeing use in the new Porsche Panamera. It is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations and will come with a plethora of high-tech electronics, lightweight construction and autonomous driving features.

Spied: Next-gen Bentley Flying Spur out testing in the snow

Engines that are expected to be available in the Flying Spur include the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 and the 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8. A plug-in hybrid version is also expected to join the lineup after its initial release.

The all-new Bentley Flying Spur could make its debut some time in late 2018 or early 2019.