How big is the market for a jacked-up car-based that has a steeper, less practical shape? Not very, apparently.
Sales of what Automotive News and others call "crossover coupes" have fallen off of a cliff. These are models such as the unfortunate looking BMW X6, hideous Honda Crosstour and completely unsellable Acura ZDX, among others. Part of the problem might be looks of these hatchbacks with massive tires and cladding. The other problems might come from the fact few can see the purpose of these crossovers over things that really look like SUVs.