December 12, 2012
old E type convertible; British Racing Green & Tan Leather
BMW says 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer are too small for US market
Nicely pointed out, particularly since these two BMWs are comparable to Audi Q3 (the AT is roughly 2" shorter, while the GT is 6" longer).
March 11, 2015
Audi TT Sportback concept gets rendered
Hmmm ... if it's a hatchback, it has possibilities: in the US market, there's zero luxury-based German cars in this niche....of course, one does have to hope that Audi doesn't make the same mistake as BMW and the MB CLA/GLA and try to put anti-enthusiast runflat tires on it! -hh
September 27, 2014
Possible Porsche Macan Turbo S spied testing at the Nurburgring [video]
Ride height looks to me to be quite a bit lower than stock. -hh
July 7, 2014
US-spec Volkswagens deceive Americans for their own good
First, when the news is on a European car, you have to expect that there's going to be a self-selection bias of those who are interested in reading of it (and subsequently commenting on same). Similarly, because you're not paying a dime for reading news here, you also can't legitimately complain...
May 30, 2014
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
Perhaps if Mercedes had clearly announced that this was coming to the USA Market, I'd be buying one this summer to replace my old C-Coupe. But they didn't...and so, I'll be reluctantly leaving MB for a competitor's product, which is presently on order (ETA ~3 weeks).
May 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV revealed
What is old is new again: http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/gallery/SAAB900Coupe-1905_4.jpg -hh
April 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate spied up close
Good to note, but given that Mercedes hasn't brought the prior C Estate over to the USA, odds are that this one won't be coming over either. Really need to figure out where there's marketplace barriers in the USA market that prevent manufacturers from bringing over their platform variants.
April 14, 2014
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate rendered after undisguised prototype spy photo
Ah, the misery of market timing. This car won't make it to market by the end of this year ... and even then, MB still will probably not bring it over to the USA (since they've not sold anything even remotely similar in this size class in the USA for a decade) As such, I'll have to go find ...
April 1, 2014
Porsche won't offer a four-cylinder Macan in America, Macan S Diesel coming instead - report
I believe that the correct 'decode' on this Porsche statement is that the 4-cyl won't be offered in the USA at this time (vs. "never"). The clue is in the naming convention used above, as the V6 diesel is being referred to as a "Macan S Diesel", not a "Macan Diesel". Of course, what this also...
December 16, 2013
2014 Porsche Macan compact SUV launched at Los Angeles Auto Show
It is ... less big. I hesitate to say "smaller", because it is still over 4,000lbs ... roughly 33% more massive than a 1980s vintage 911.
November 20, 2013