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2016 Cadillac ElMiraj Concept Becomes A Reality

Ever since the introduction of the Cadillac Sixteen and its sixteen cylinder engine I have gotten a straight six in my pants. The design team and VP of General Motors Global Design, Ed Welburn have worked to give us three amazing flagship concepts from the Sixteen to the Ciel to the Elmiraj and every time one would appear I would get my hopes up only to be crushed by a long lasting disappearance from the scene. Well in early 2014 we spotted Cadillac road testing a car so big that we knew no CTS or ATS was wearing a fat suit but it had to be a flagship Cadillac working out the kinks. The lead cause for not seeing a flagship until now wasn’t a lack of positive response from the general public but it was an economic downturn and then economic uncertainty that lead the brass to hold off because they knew a flagship flop would cost them their jobs and then they would be wearing anonymous masks and camping in public parks. Read more…

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Posted by - February 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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The Ford Bronco Concept

There are icons that we look to in the past that bring up childhood memories of better days. It use to be days of cheap gas, Detroit lockers and big campfires as you would escape the minutia of everyday life to get away from civilization with just you and your pals. Today however you can’t take most vehicles off of gravel without destroying the underlying structure of the vehicle and don’t even think about forging that creek otherwise the water will soon seek shelter on top of your pistons. The days of the 4×4 are leaving as most people find them to be too uncomfortable or simply politically incorrect and so therefore great vehicles such as the Pathfinder and Cherokee are getting neutered into crossover grocery getters. Sure the Wrangler is capable and the Grand Cherokee but what else? The FJ Cruiser is dead along with the possibility of the Nissan Xterra and the Tahoe is getting optimized for efficiency and is still big as a barn so therefore the first time you try and drive on an old logging trail you will have no paint left or mirrors. So what has become of this huge crossover trend has caused a niche to grow and the Jeep Wrangler is taking all of it. With the Wrangler maintaining strong sales and the 4-door version going over like gang busters means that other manufacturers have got to be taking notice and that is why we have the possibility for the Ford Bronco Concept to become a reality for 2016. Read more…

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Posted by - January 1, 2014 at 11:43 pm

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