ghastly |ˈgastlē|adjective( -lier, -liest )1 causing great horror or fear; frightful or macabre : she was overcome with horror at the ghastly spectacle.• informal objectionable; unpleasant : we had to wear ghastly old-fashioned dresses.2 extremely unwell : he always felt ghastly first thing in the morning.• deathly white or pallid: a ghastly pallor | [as submodifier ] he turned ghastly pale and rushed to the bathroom.
So far not much to see.
From what we have seen of the car it seems like an evolution of the current model.
Which is too bad.
I really think a retro futuristic design would work on the Corvette.
That, or go super futuristic.
Just a few days after they talk about a "smaller than Tiguan SUV", VW is showing us this. As a concept.
SO I guess it is supposed to be showing us the styling influence of that small upcoming SUV.
Not looking nearly as good as last year's CrossCoupe concept. (Which I hope will influence the next Tiguan, or the upcoming 7 seater Passat Based Crossover).
This looks pretty square. With a rear side window reminiscent of the small Up! model sold in Europe.
What a good looking car.
Of course, looking like a shrunk version of the new 6 sedan. And that is just fine.
It does look like a cross between the current one and the new 6. Which are both good looking cars.
Let's hope the interior is not inspired by the new 6 or CX5 though.
As these are much worse than the current 3....
The Forester has never been a good looking car. It was always boring and anonymous.
It seems that Subaru will be changing that with the next generation.
Which seems to take a turn for the worse into "unglyland".
It really reminds me of a cross between an old Russian car and a current Chinese model.
There is really no excuse for the horrific 80's front end.
I drove the Juke last year, and really liked it.
But at the time, the only one available was a CVT with AWD.
Which, to me, isn't the most interesting combo. As I have no use whatsoever for AWD or 4WD.
And I remember complaining about the obvious and quite annoying Turbo lag.
I was wondering if things were better with the manual.
So Nissan was nice enough to let me drive one for a week.
I got re acquainted with the little Juke, and remember why I liked it a lot in the 1st place.
Although the design isn't for everyone, it is very original and does stand out.
It is really roomy for its size. Everything feels very solid and well made.
The ride can be quite rough at times, but it feels the sporty style.
Steering isn't too light although it could be a bit firmer. But it is always precise.
The interior design is always interesting and full of original touches.
And the Rockford Fosgate system in my SL model sounded fantastic!
Now, about that 6 speed manual...
It does improve things a lot.
There is still a bit of lag, but it does feel more progressive, smoother than with the automatic.
In other words, it's just fine.
The transmission itself isn't the very best. It feels a little.. "cheap" . Something hard to explain. But again, it's just fine.
After all, my test car was a loaded SL model which included leather, sunroof, navigation and an amazing stereo system. It drives great and has a smooth and powerful 188hp engine. And it retails for $24000.
Even though it is small, it is a lot of car for the money.
A sporty, roomy ride that stands out in a crowd at a good price.