Wednesday, November 27, 2013

L.A Auto Show: A few small notes.

 From some angles, the all new Lincoln MKC looks a lot like the Audi Q5 it will compete with. Which is not a bad thing, I think.
The Lincoln will start at about $2000 less for the AWD model. But the Lincoln is available as FWD for $34 000. Or about $4000 than the base Q5 (Which has AWD standard)
 The all new Tahoe's interior is not that bad. It IS better than the old one. Materials area fine.
(But the column shifter is still archaic in a 2014 model)
 The all new Corvette interior is not that great. No matter what they say. There is way too much of that grey plastic everywhere... (Or maybe it just doesn't matter once you drive it...)
 The Mercedes CLA/GLA vents are really, really nice. And they feel great, if a little weird. (Like if they are on hydraulics. Really fluid...)
The interior of the all new 2014 Nissan Rogue is nicer than the one in the Pathfinder. Really.
Even the plastics are better. Higher quality.

Sure, it is a bit smaller inside, but not that much.
But a lot cheaper. And you can get the cool panorama sunroof option, which is not available in the Pathfinder.

I think this one will hurt his big brother quite a bit...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really wish the Corvette's interior would have gone modern retro in design instead of GM"s usual Corvette approach... botched 1980's cheap lunar module.

Anonymous said...

I see a little MDX too. Nice copy of many vehicles.

Anonymous said...

Man, despite all the hoopla about quality being "job number 1", or is this slogan from 20 years ago, I hope this one will not be in the garage.

Anonymous said...

I agree about the Corvette interior appearing cheap and gaudy. In fact, as much as I've always been a Corvette fan, I find the whole car tacky and cheap. From what I've read, dealers are already discounting them.

Carl said...

I conçur about the CLA vents, I gave em a whirl today checking out the car. It is pretty nice actually I may go back to drive one.

Anonymous said...

I was beginning to wonder if I was the only person to think the Corvette was somewhat low rent looking. The exterior rear is juvenile, the front is unoriginal. The interior, while a huge improvement, is generic.