Posts Tagged ‘big cars’

Monday Moaning

It’s time these were taken off the road.

At a time when the world is fighting over oil and the price of petrol (gasoline) to have these behemoths guzzling petrol on our roads is preposterous.

Until our governments grow balls and call out the auto industries we will have problems with supply and horrendous prices.

We do NOT need cars like this, I don’t care how rich you are or if you are a CEO or some other self-important dickhead, these monstrosities are indecent.

The advertising blurb is meant to entice one into buying, to me it reads like a horror story.

Cadillac Escalade: The bling king’s new clothes

The year is 1999, a time of bliss and abundance for SUVs. The rectilinear giants roam the land, stopping only to drink deeply at roadside springs and billabongs. It is a mid-Jurassic golden age, and conditions are ripe for the emergence of an alpha-beast, which they would call Escalade.

Fast-forward to 2014, and the ranks have thinned. Among the first casualties was the Ford Excursion, a four-tonne thumb in Greenpeace’s eye. Though no extinction event is on the near horizon, these vehicles are firmly in their third act, buffeted by volatile oil prices, buyers’ post-recession pushback against ostentation and the sense – not unfounded – that lumbering American SUVs are a bit déclassé. The token refresh granted the 2015 Navigator has done little to suggest large SUVs were ascendant.

Perhaps that’s because the Escalade had yet to speak.

The 2015 Cadillac swaggers into frame with more chrome, more power, more leather, more wood, more LEDs, more cargo room and – surprise – less thirst, yet it is still unabashedly, unapologetically a colossus. Even Cadillac gives its flagship SUV a wide berth. “Escalade is almost a brand unto its own,” said Andrew Smith, head of Cadillac design, at the vehicle’s US media launch. That said the 2015 model toes the Caddy party line more than past generations did, to its benefit.

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