Originally Posted by pjl35
Except that VAG actually has new products...
I think the reference was more that new VAG products look a lot like existing VAG products.
This said - I wouldn't exactly use VAG as the high water mark of how a company should be run....
- TROC isn't coming to NA - which would be a miss for this category
- Atlus is a large, lumbering turd
- Jetta / Passat...Jetta is actually ok, but Passat - yawn....
- Golf - reportedly a great car; but trails Civic, 3, insert any car company here (ex FCA) for style of small cars.
- Diesel gate....
FCA doesn't need to keep up w/ the market (which they're not) - they need to deliver exceptional products that leapfrog the competition...which they're not.
In fairness - Wrangler is a tough one to style...stray too far and the loyalists get worked up (square headlights is a good example)....so while this style is nice, nobody will ever notice that it's meaningfully different than the last. What WILL matter is what they've done under the hood / inside. From that stand point - it could be interesting.