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Old 10-10-2018, 07:30 AM
mick78 mick78 is offline
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if I squint hard enough, I can ignore the addt'l ground clearance to pretend that I'm looking at the next Cabrio.
I think that is actually a problem, not really looking like a Golf Cabrio (you have to squint), but also not really like a proper SUV. The Evoque and Muranop at least look proper SUV-ish with their ground clearance and bumpers, even though the Cabrio part went horribly bad.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:46 PM
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but also not really like a proper SUV
I would've agreed w/ you, had it not been for cars like the X4, X6, et al., that apparently do well enough to survive for multiple generations. Although those cars do have an SUV like stance and lower half (bumpers and such).

Who knows? Maybe there's a market for this, too. But I guess my point is that the opinions of auto enthusiasts are, alas, not a good barometer of what will sell.

What is more concerning is that VW itself has not been recently a good barometer, either....
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:28 AM
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Although those cars do have an SUV like stance and lower half (bumpers and such).
That was exactly my point, this somehow does not really have an SUV look to the lower part, just boxy and on stilts;

But anyway, if there is one thing VW does brilliantly, it is flood the media with teasers, prototype test drives, huge launch events at exotic locations and so on, so this certainly will have a level of media presence the Evoque never had, let alone the Murano Cabrio that Nissan probably wanted to forget the moment the first journalist saw one....

So who knows, after all, most needs are created, so probably the sheer momentum will create demand eventually. Because certainly no one sits at home right now and thinks "why is there no small, not so attractive but overpriced CUV convertible?"
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