Following the early release of several leaked images, Jaguar has officially unveiled the sleek and stylish Project 7 design study concept which will make its debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival Of Speed this weekend. Named after the seven victories the company has achieved at the 24hr of Le Mans, Project 7 was designed to serve as a visual tribute to the company’s successes on the racetrack and should please Goodwood attendees at the same time.
In a release earlier this week, Opel unveiled the newest addition to its Insignia model family – the 2014 Opel Insignia Country Tourer Wagon. This model adds more capability and ruggedness to the Insignia wagon while also giving Opel a contender against similar entries such as the Audi A4 Allroad wagon and the not-for-U.S. Volkswagen Passat “Alltrack.”
We’ve thrown a few barbs at Cadillac over the years for the brand’s slippage from the true Standard of the World to a brand that eventually sold a barely-upgraded version of the lousy Chevrolet Cavalier during the 1980s. Cadillac is in a better place today than it has been in decades, but it’s still a luxury-brand als0-ran. The 2008-2013 CTS helped, and the ATS is a credible entry-level offering, but to really take on the world’s best, it needs more than a midsize 5 Series competitor.
Apparently, Lexus is tired of its reputation as the purveyor of cushy, soft luxury cars. Some buyers really do put a priority over comfort – not to stereotype, but they are typically older buyers. If you believe the marketing of Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi, however, nobody wants to buy a luxury car without sporting credentials. Lexus’ response? Offer an F Sport variant of its big LS 460. Don’t fret, fans of comfy Lexuses – this big boy still offers plenty of comfort. And cush.
We’ve tested many products over the years; some are very good and worth the asking price (such as Drop Stop, which my wife reminds me regularly we need to get another of) and some are not (Facelube comes to mind). A/C Pro falls into the first category – a well-designed product that’s worth the asking price.