VW Passat Alltrack, E39 BMW M5, Mercedes C55 AMG Wagon
Looks great, 18,000 pre-sold and it has real off-road capability. One of the few cars in recent years that has gone from concept to production reality almost undiluted, and it stays true to the Land Rover brand values as opposed to being just a vacuous styling exercise.
If only Land Rover could have thrived without being under foreign ownership.
...aagh, i get it now...it definitely has the dour, sullen look of a jumped up pop prima donna...and i believe her body style has been flattened somewhat recently. :bannana:
(ps: i'm sure the evoque has a lot going for it - it's just that IMHO the styling makes no practical sense - a triumph of promotion over style, dutifully lapped up by LR nuts and the hyperboling motoring press. Still, it's selling well so we can look forward to seeing loads of Victoria Beckham clones on the road...)
She's an experienced developer of engine management and transmission software, and dabbles with suspension geometry in her spare time, though in this case she probably just chose some colours from a chart.
Me and my brother are both 6'1. We were able to sit behind one another in the drivers seat and the one directly behind. I had sufficient headroom, the show car had the panoramic roof fitted. This roof is really really nice, and only £400 ! A pano roof from BMW or Merc is nearly a grand!
It wasn't overly spacious of course, but with the light coloured leather and pano roof, it was a very pleasant place to be. I can imagine with a dark interior and solid roof, then it would feel a little cramped.
My bro is deciding between the 5 door Evoque and a new X3.
Yup, the old X3 is heinous. It's one of the few BMWs that I really have no time for.
Luckily, the new one is very pretty indeed, and is really good to drive and very efficient. It's also noticeably and usefully bigger on the inside. On the test drive I really didn't want to give it back. More importantly, my brother's wife likes it, she's the biggest stumbling block to any new car. Poor bugger.