While You Were Sleeping: April 22, 2015
April 22nd, 2015 7:23 AM Share
Those final episodes of Top Gear will be shown on BBC2 later this year, but there isn’t enough footage for three full episodes.
- This Is Why Cadillac Will Discontinue The XTS: Opinion (GM Authority)
The laugh here isn’t the article (though publishing common sense as an opinion piece is rich). Check the by-line.
- BlackBerry introduces security offering for Internet of Things devices (Reuters)
In addition to QNX infiltration, BlackBerry wants to lock down your car (in a good way)
- Jeremy Clarkson ‘will return to the BBC’ says BBC Two boss (BBC)
“The executive also confirmed Clarkson’s final Top Gear scenes would be screened later this year.”
- Audi pick-up to rival Mercedes-Benz ute would be “difficult”, says designer (CarAdvice)
Probably for the best?
- CarNewsChina.com 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Coverage
Friend of TTAC, Tycho, has all that’s weird and wonderful from the Shanghai show floor
Published April 22nd, 2015 7:15 AM
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Anybody have a link to the Clarkson column that's not hidden behind a paywall?
TrailerTrash That reason is easy to discern. You get more interior volume from FWD and it is cheaper to assemble. The downsides are equally obvious. FWD cars do not handle nearly as well as RWD options once you hit a combination of wheelbase length and power levels, and the proportions just don't seem to be as attractive (on average) as the long hood longitudinal layout cars. The industry has not abandoned RWD/transverse cars. Any brand with a healthy uplevel badge has a full line up available.
Here's an extra item: http://www.blogcdn.com/cars.aol.co.uk/media/2013/04/rexfeatures2297395aj.jpg Btw, I think that Tim Shaw, who presents CAR SOS (is that aired in the U.S.?), might make for a good replacement of Clarkson.
So here's a question: Is the CT-6 WIDER inside than the XTS? My biggest pet peve with the "SUPER EPSILON" was that it was still pretty narrow considering the extra length and it made the proportions strange.