What the Car Reviewers Didn’t Say About the Citroen Cactus

Among all the discussion of the Citroen Cactus, reviewed here, is a small but pleasing detail.

2015 Citroen Cactus arm rest. How nice.
2015 Citroen Cactus arm rest. How nice.

I had a closer look at the Citroen Cactus a few days ago and noted the difference made by choosing the warmer colours. While the car is more of a design statement than Continue reading “What the Car Reviewers Didn’t Say About the Citroen Cactus”

Design Notes: 2015 Kia Novo Concept Car

Recently DTW was on the hunt for a green car. Kia have kindly offered one in a nice grey-green. But that’s not the only good part. The car is the Novo. DTW presents this design analysis so you can sound knowledgeable when the subject comes up.

2015 Kia Novo. Image: motorauthority.com. That´s a good website. They didn´t take an Easter holiday so they reported this 6 days ago. I am rested though, and they are not.
2015 Kia Novo. Image: motorauthority.com. That’s a good website. They didn’t take an Easter holiday so they reported this 6 days ago. I am rested though, and they are not.

Kia chose the Seoul Auto show to present this excellent design. Either they want to upgrade the Seoul show by giving it morsels one might expect to see presented elsewhere. Or, they have underestimated the quality of this design.

The only factual element of the design is that it is Continue reading “Design Notes: 2015 Kia Novo Concept Car”

The Resurrection Won’t Be Televised

Today, we examine rumours in the mainstream car industry that if accurate, could precipitate something quite unusual. Genuine surprise.

Anyone for for a spot of gravedigging? Image via craigqmonreals
Anyone for for a spot of gravedigging? Image via craigqmonreals

In a polarised landscape, the worst place to be is in the centre ground. This is as true of the mainstream motor industry as it is within politics, religion or even retail. Anyone not attempting to create upmarket brand extensions hopes to convince customers to pay more for their existing products. Others see the creation of new brands as the answer.  Continue reading “The Resurrection Won’t Be Televised”