The Bentley Continental GT has never been a Bentley. At the moment it’s an Audi A8 coupe. Before that it was a shorty Phaeton. In the future it will be a Porsche 928, so to speak.
This is the new 2017 Toyota C-HR. It might look like a tough little SUV, but it’s actually a small, car-based hybrid. Basically, it’s your woke boyfriend.
But you won’t be able to buy it.
This is the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept. On the one hand, it feels like a knife to the heart, because you know the production car will never look this good. But it’s also interesting, because it shows the future of the entire company.
While researching a series of exciting South American-built offroaders, I found myself perusing the online showroom of Chevrolet Uruguay. It is like looking into an alternate universe where the corpses of Old GM compacts rose up out of the grave.
The car business is pretty ruthless, and automakers will look for ways to save production costs any way they can. This leads to some unexpected instances of platform-based car design.