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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
2014 Porsche Macan compact SUV launched at Los Angeles Auto Show
I've been also watching it for quite awhile, as the market for luxury hatchbacks in the USA market is utterly empty...there's the BMW 328i GT, which is hardly a 'small' daily commuter sled. Overall, I'm good with their design direction, and while I do like that they did improve a lot of the Q5's ...
November 20, 2013
2014 Porsche Macan compact SUV launched at Los Angeles Auto Show
Porsche has a microsite up for the USA ... no sign of the diesel at all, unfortunately. MSRP on the S is US$ 49,900. -hh
November 20, 2013
Porsche shows the 2014 Macan at Weissach test track, interior revealed [video]
Depends on how one characterizes "function", doesn't it? By some measures, one could similarly say that an X6 is no different than a Subaru Outback...or a Fiat 500. However, that doesn't really get to the real intent. I'd expect that BMW considers the forthcoming X4 to probably be the product...
November 14, 2013
Tesla Model S catches fire [video]
True, vehicles do sometimes catch on fire...but what's absent from this story's description is that pouring water onto some battery chemical compositions will make them burst into flames - - even if they weren't previously burning, or even warm. Lithium metal is one of these. Bottom line is th...
October 3, 2013
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco facelift returns in new spy shots
Even though my 'fun car' today is a 911 ... I still pine for my beloved Scirocco II whenever I see an old one pass by. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that this car will ever come back to the USA...and that represents a lost sale for VWoA. -hh
August 30, 2013
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