Archive for May, 2014
Imagine a mural artist accustomed to painting twenty-foot-high exterior walls switching gears to take a job designing brochures. Suddenly broad vistas have given way to index-card-sized pictures and fussy little logos.
Ask the average non-car-loving American, and he or she will likely tell you that the ’57 Chevrolet was finest car to come out of that decade, that the Edsel was one of the worst cars ever built, and that the original Beetle went 500,000 miles without a tune up and got 100 mpg.
Presented here is an unedited press release issued by Cadillac today. Images and captions were added by the CG Daily Drive team.
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced production of a limited, special-edition 2015 CTS-V Coupe, marking the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year.
Note: This article is reprinted from the December 2013 issue of Collectible Automobile
When the doors of New York’s Waldorf=Astoria Hotel opened on January 20, 1949, to admit visitors to the “Transportation Unlimited” exhibition, the public got a peek into the near-term future of the automobile, at least as General Motors saw it. That future was going to include “hardtop convertibles,” steel-roof coupes without fixed B-pillars that strove to capture the look of convertibles with their fabric tops raised.
We now have sales figures for the first four months of 2014, here’s how things stack up:
- Total U.S. light-vehicle sales came to 5.1 million units. That’s up from 5.0 million units for the same period last year.
- Car sales remained steady at about 2.5 million units for the period, while light truck sales rose from 2.4 million units to 2.6.
By now you know the drill. We provide you with five abstract images from auto brochure covers, and you try to figure out what vehicles these snippets are taken from. This time we’re looking at the products of AMC.
2014 Santa Fe Limited AWD
Dates tested: 4/14/2014-4/28/14
Miles Driven: 396
Fuel Used: 23.4 gallons
Real-world fuel economy: 16.9 mpg
All told, about 1800 Fisker vehicles were built before the company’s collapse, all of which were 2011 and 2012 Karma sedans. First shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show was the Surf, a rakish wagon based on the Karma. Sadly, Fisker ran out of cash before the Surf would see production. Presented here are Consumer Guide’s original highlights written in anticipation of Surf’s 2013 arrival.