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Neil Young announces Lincoln Continental coming back for 2016MY, likely to replace MKS
So, a supplier is confirming a new model? It must be an interesting disclosure agreement.
December 18, 2014
Maserati confirms production Alfieri coming in 2016
(Gorgeous? Yes, but I'd still go for a 911; fortunately, I don't need much of a back seat.)
December 3, 2014
Volvo Concept Coupe production not approved yet. still a few years away
They undestand it CANNOT be a fwd-based awd vehicle, right?
December 3, 2014
Lexus RC F 5.0 V8 engine detailed, generates 471 bhp
I'm generally not a Lexus guy, but I saw this at the auto show, and I was both surprised and impressed, but there's just no fixing that grill. (I know they may want to be bold, but it is kind of polarizing.). The seats were amazing, and the materials used throughout were well chosen and looked and ...
November 28, 2014
Audi says third TT body style will likely be a crossover
In one part of my head, I hear "Why? Why? WHY!?!"; but then I think: Golf platform with higher margins, there's more to exploit here. There is, however, potential to over niche or dilute a marque. (Ask Mini.)
November 27, 2014
Audi is preparing for a buttonless future
Ultimately, it will be cheaper for manufacturers, but it's more distracting for drivers. Instead of reaching for a dedicated switch, the driver will need to toggle to the functional group, make their selection, and then toggle back; but with increasing autonomous driving features, the safety risk m...
November 26, 2014
Audi Quattro still under development, could be more extreme than the previous concepts
A5 Sportback
November 25, 2014
MINI exec confirms the Coupe & Roadster are dead
They do seem to have out niched themselves. I was surprised to read they were trailing in reliability, but part of that could be the complexity of so many different options instead of a few different trim levels.
November 25, 2014
MINI exec confirms the Coupe & Roadster are dead
Other niche or oddbal cars have that potential too. The question is whether you want to live with one (or store it) for twenty years to find out. I think there are some more enjoyable alternatives.
November 25, 2014
2015 Smart ForTwo Brabus spied virtually undisguised
Maybe I'm just used to the old one, but this doesn't look like an improvement. At first glance, I thought it was a rebadged Toyota/Scion IQ. (Gosh, Toyota even copies the naming idea: Smart vs. IQ. Geez.)
November 25, 2014
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