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  1. Piaf would be interesting. Or to target a younger audience maybe mix in some Daft Punk, Phoenix or M83...or Mylene Farmer (though she is Quebecois).
  2. Sacre' bleu! Now I'm hungry for crepes, boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin... I have some French restaurants I need to visit in Cleveland's hipster-infested gentrified neighborhoods..
  3. I could see DS coming as the premium brand, they would need emphasize the Frenchness as an alternative to the usual German and Asian luxury marques.... (DS is marketed as a separate brand from Citroen in Europe). They have some pretty good looking hatchbacks and crossovers.
  4. Detroit 2018: The 2019 Kia Forte gets stung: Comments

    Wowza...would have thought the Jetta would have been higher on that list...I bet it was 10-15 years ago. The Golf is about the only one on the list I like..
  5. Maybe the aftermarket with come up with some chrome or white shark teeth for the grille opening.
  6. I don't M-B is worried about sales numbers for the G. It's more about exclusivity and rarity than volume. Besides, the GLS sold 32k in the US last year..so there is the volume luxury sales.
  7. Here's Why the Chevy SS Was a Total Failure

    He appears to be relatively young--maybe under 40, probably hasn't had much experience with old cars and their features that while once common, are strange and different compared to the controls of a typical car of today. His reviews seem like they are his first time encountering a particular model. Older Mercedes, for example, have plenty of 'quirks' that are different from a typical car of today, like the console mounted power window switches, the funky trunk lock, etc. Or features that were relatively unique in their day like heated reclining rear seats. It is understandable that not every car reviewer is an obsessive that's read everything and knows every bit of minutae about every model.
  8. It's not a volume model, it's a niche model. The Maybach version of the next gen GLS will serve as the biggest luxo SUV.
  9. Your 'point' is invalid. It works for M-B..they know what they are doing. It will sell as much as it needs to sell. Your comment about it being 'out of line' with M-B styling, well, I thought you were against brand conformity--i.e. the 'different lengths of sausage' approach the German car makers usually follow with their sedans--you always slag on that. Nothing wrong with having a model or two in the lineup that goes it's own, distinct way...the Wrangler doesn't have much in common styling-wise with other Jeeps, neither does the Corvette--it doesn't share styling with the Silverado or Impala. And both are considered iconic, as is the G. And the price point is irrelevant for such models.
  10. Reread my previous post, the G wagon's style is part of it's cachet. It wouldn't work if it looked like other luxury SUVs. And it's not their flagship; that's the S class Maybach.
  11. I think MB knows what they are doing.. sales volume isn't the measure for a luxury product.. exclusivity and uniqueness is... It sells more than enough, and the look is totally unique. And again, what part of 'all new' are you missing? It's not 'already built stamping', but intentionally styled to resemble the previous model...like the Jeep Wrangler was totally redesigned recently, yet keeps a strong resemblance to past versions. And besides, they have more 'modern' mainstream luxury SUVs for the volume..the GLE and GLS, and a Maybach version of the GLS is coming supposedly...
  12. Well, the G has been totally redesigned for the 2019 model year, as is the subject of this thread. It should do well with it's retro styling...
  13. Unless you blow up the pic they kind of blend in. Two thin silver levers against all the black.
  14. Would be interesting to see them do one Denali style--chrome that black mesh grille.
  15. Here's Why the Chevy SS Was a Total Failure

    Most recent GMs I've driven is my sister's '15 Trax and a '16 Malibu rental. I rarely ever use cruise control anyway...

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