First, get used to the idea of Aston Martin relaunching the old-school Lagonda brand. Then swallow hard at this super-luxo Lagonda Concept itself, a posh BMW X6-alike which is deadly serious for production in 2012. Then prepare for another shock: it’s the sort of bastard half-cousin of a Mercedes GL.
Tag Archives: 2009
Winner of the Why Would You? Award… The badge sums it up. Wedged helplessly between the two halves of the grille, looking like a hasty, apologetic afterthought (“What’s that, Dave? We forgot the badge? Just stick it, er, there…”).
Winner of the Minger of the Year Award… The Rodius was hideous, crap to drive and terrifyingly flimsy when it was launched five years ago. But 2008, we were told, was the start of a bright new dawn for Ssangyong, with a complete relaunch of its model range.
Winner of the Not Going Down Fighting Award… We’ve got no sympathy for the captains of Jeep’s sinking ship, seeing as they brought it on themselves.
Winner of the Money Can’t Buy You Taste Award… Like all the air in a vacuum, the vulgarity available to car manufacturers had seemingly been consumed by the Maybach.
Winner of the Victorian Hat Fetish Award… Fiat re-invents the box by making it massively less useful to actual human beings who aren’t looking for a conversion that includes a hydraulic ramp.
Winner of the Unwelcome Return Award… The Nanjing MG TF LE 500 has been totally ‘re-engineered’ to bring it back up to date with the most modern of sportscars. No, really.
Winner of the Shameless Historical Pillaging Award… There’s little to get a car enthusiast more indignant than when a manufacturer starts ram-raiding its own back catalogue for a cynical dose of nostalgia. The Citroen C3 Pluriel is a dog of thing.
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