Showing posts with label wtf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wtf. Show all posts

Sunday, April 24, 2016

More pictures of the new Acura CDX


Not as "shiny" in these early official shot.
But still pretty ugly.

Being based on the HR-V it is basically a raised up Honda Fit.
Except now it has 182HP from the turbo 1.5 Liter and an 8 speed auto instead of a CVT.

Still... Fit.

They mention the Mercedes GLA as a competition. A Mercedes!
The GLA is based on the CLA. Itself sharing a lot with the European A and B class models.
Which, while being the cheapest cars Mercedes make, are still not in the same class as a $17 000 Fit.

And again, look at that face!
That grille is ghastly in the first place.
On top of it, it is way too big on that little car!

The whole thing is only ugly, it is also sad.


"All new" Chinese Citroen C6




I guess this is the most Chinese Citroen ever.
Which is of course, not a good thing. If fact, quite terrible...

It is quite blasphemous. The last C6 was one of the most modern scan ever. While this should, at best, be a boring VW sedan.

I guess the Chinese market is super conservative and there is no room for anything fun.
I mean look at that interior. Not 100% ugly, but nothing that should be labeled as  Citroen.





Basically, this "C6" is based on a Chinese sedan from DongFen called the A9.
Which, itself, is based on the Citroen C5.
So, nothing all new.
And look, the DongFen version does look like a VW!

Let's hope this C6 is never sold outside of China...

Monday, January 11, 2016

2017 Lincoln Continental



Again, what we saw last year was not a concept, really.
It was this production car with more chrome. A lot more chrome.

I didn't like it then and I like it even less now.
As I said before, this should have never been called "Continental". That name comes with a history, heritage and prestige this doesn't have at all.

Outside it doesn't look any better than any sedans from Acura. It's not ugly. Just invisible.
Inside, the vulgar looking chrome from last year has been replaced by some horrible looking wood trim (At least in the version pictured above)
And just like outside, it has zero personality.

I really like recent Lincolns. I drove a MKZ for 3 days and really liked it. And their new MKX and MKC are great.

They were on the right path. What the hell happened???

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2017 Buick Envision




The Envision is the midsize crossover Buick really needs. Right now.
The Enclave is old. A new one is still at least a year (or two) away.
And the Encore is just too small to sell in big numbers.

So a Buick version of the Cadillac XT5 is what they need.
It came out in China a few months ago. Now we hear a USD version will be on sale next spring.
That's the good news.
The bad news? We also hear it will be imported from China.

Which is quite a big deal.
So far (as far as I know) the only mainstream Chinese import we get here is a few units of the Volvo S60.
Now Buick!

To calm things down, GM is only rumored to import 30 000 to 40 000 units a year.
But you know that if it's popular, they'll bring over plenty more.
And you know that once they get a taste of that cheap Chinese labor, there is no turning back.

And so it begins....

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Range Rover Evoque convertible.




Yes, this is for real.

Pretty much the same car as the concept we saw a while ago. Back then, reactions went from "WTF" to "why?".
Which, I guess, will be the same for the production version.

I mean, I do like the Evoque a lot. And I love convertibles.
But tall/SUV based convertibles never look good.
The Nissan Murano convertible is the only thing I can think of that could be comparable to this. And It was a big flop.

Plus, I really don't thing there is a market for a 2 door SUV convertible.
Anywhere...

This is the weirdest way to spend R&D money.