BMW has trademarked new vehicle names including: i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8, i9, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, M50d, Urbanic, Gran Coupe, Compactive, and Compactive Tourer. Yeesh, what was wrong with 3-Series?
Remember the Chevette Scooter? The Tercel EZ? The Horizon America? A couple of decades back, Americans had a pretty broad selection of affordable basic transportation with zero frivolous gingerbread. Not these days.
Any vehicle model around for a while, no matter the form factor, has one thing in common with its peers: Model Bloat. Take the Camaro — 37 model years after inception, it's 827 pounds heavier.