yo wrote:But yes, agree, it is nice to see the Americans make some moves. Would like to see some of the Japanese brands get their mojo back. They seem a little off their game right now. Personally, if I was going to go non-euro, I'd go Kia or Hyundai... Curious to see if those companies can pull off a near lux brand like Lexus/Infinity/Acura
I think Ford also seems to be improving their quality, but I'm not a fan of the new design language; just a personal preference. The Mustang is gorgeous and I'm also a fan of that ridiculous truck with the massive FORD logotype in the grille.
Totally agree re: Japanese brands. Some of the new Toyotas have literally baffled me. And that Infiniti QX65 is just...astonishingly grotesque.
Again in agreement re: Kia/Hyundai. They've really surprised me. I remember the early days when both of those brands were punch lines. The newest Kias are especially pretty, IMHO.
I had a great-uncle who was on the original design teams for the Mustang and the Edsel and a few others...I've been meaning to root around for some of his sketches.