Caddy Sticks to the CTs and XTs

Recent patent filings show that Cadillac plans on sticking with their current naming scheme. The current nomenclature was introduced by since-departed CEO Johan de Nysschen.

de Nysschen was the same brain-genius behind Infiniti’s Q and QX nameplates, a methodology he brought to Manhatten’s (nee Michigan) premier auto manufacturer, in the guise of the CT and XT signifiers, representing sedans and crossovers respectively (run on sentence, what.)

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Jaguar Land Rover to Drop the V8

The traditional icon of Indian automotive heritage, Jaguar (and corporate sibling under Tata Motors, Land Rover) will be phasing out V8 engines for future vehicles.

Reports have Jag revamping their entire line-up through 2024, with a focus on an all-new inline-six and inline-three on the way. Electric turbochargers will be bolted on, ensuring maximum power with minimum fuel consumption. These engines will presumably each have different tunings based on the application.

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BMW 3 Series GT to GTFO

BMW has gotten ridiculous with their product offerings. They took their cue from Mercedes offensive ‘four-door coupe’ lead and introduced a reckless number of variants to flood their lineup.

Whether it’s renaming the 3 Series coupe as the 4 Series (because it has, uh,  four doors?) to offering a Gran Coupe version of the 4 Series that turns it back into a sedan (the first person to say four-door coupe gets a smack across their filthy mouth.)

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Ford to Take Fusion Outback

Subaru has found themselves in the crosshairs of an unlikely competitor — it seems that Ford is looking to develop a ‘high-roofed wagon’ to compete directly with the Japanese name-plate.

Taking the Fusion name from the soon-to-be-extinct sedan, the Blue Oval is looking to model the new iteration after the Outback, the ever-more-popular wagon-ish vehicle renowned for its symmetrical all-wheel drive and off-road capabilities.

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Ford to Stop With the Cars. Unfortunately, Not the Trucks

I haven’t written about Ford lately, right? I don’t have a bad taste in my mouth, so probably not.

Anyway, it seems that Dearborn, MI-based auto manufacturer is dealing with some problems (that does sound familiar.) This time it’s based on lowered profits and decreased demand for their vehicles. Continue reading “Ford to Stop With the Cars. Unfortunately, Not the Trucks”