North America's Truck Of The Year Loses Its Head

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
north america s truck of the year loses its head

What’s the difference between the Range Rover Evoque and the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet? About $545, and the fact that people will actually buy the proposed convertible version of the Evoque, solely due to the “Range Rover” lettering on the front end.

These images aren’t just competent photoshops – they are real images of a topless Evoque, which will be unveiled as a “concept” at the Geneva Auto Show. Based on the Evoque three-door, 4 lucky passengers will get to ride in a very nice version of the Suzuki X90.

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  • John John on Feb 25, 2012

    I wonder if an Aztec convertible would look better or worse than this turd 'o the road.

  • Wheatridger Wheatridger on Feb 25, 2012

    This trucklet is so sticky, blocky and so hip to be square that I like it, almost. But why, above that smug pug-nose, does it wear another car's windshield? Nothing about the car body is aerodynamic, so how much fuel economy is gained by a fast windshield rake? A more upright windshield has many benefits: reduced reflections, less daytime solar heating, better side vision and an increase in perceived interior space. For me, it's a better view of the road and the scenery. This new RR oddity would be improved greatly by a more upright windshield. It would give it more personality and distinction. So far, only the new VW Beetle (and not the VW New Beetle) has gone against the grain with a more vertical windshield. Where Beetles dare, will others follow... someday?

  • Lou_BC "15mpg EPA" The 2023 ZR2 Colorado is supposed to be 16 mpg
  • ToolGuy "The more aerodynamic, organic shape of the Mark VIII meant ride height was slightly lower than before at 53.6 inches, over 54.2” for the Mark VII."• I am not sure that ride height means what you think it means.Elaboration: There is some possible disagreement about what "ride height" refers to. Some say ground clearance, some say H point (without calling it that), some say something else. But none of those people would use a number of over 4 feet for a stock Mark anything.Then you go on to use it correctly ("A notable advancement in the Mark VIII’s suspension was programming to lower the ride height slightly at high speeds, which assisted fuel economy via improved aerodynamics.") so what do I know. Plus, I ended a sentence with a preposition. 🙂
  • ToolGuy The dealer knows best. 🙂
  • ToolGuy Cool.
  • ToolGuy This truck is the perfect size, and the fuel economy is very impressive.-This post sponsored by ExxonMobil