Tag: Chrome

By on April 5, 2016

 

exhaust tips. shutterstock user KULLAPONG PARCHERAT

Jeff writes:

Sajeev:

I have a question that I don’t believe you have answered before in your talking about design features, and that is the weird obsession car makers have with exhaust outlets.

(Read More…)

By on February 12, 2015

 

This just happened. (photo courtesy: Ram)

Most design students don’t consider Peak Oil in their studies, but The Reckoning was on my reading list back then. While Peak Oil is tangentially connected to car design, we clearly reached Peak Emblem.

It cannot get any worse than what’s being introduced in Chicago this week.

(Read More…)

By on April 21, 2011

Remember the gold plated Infiniti that was arrested by Chinese police? Did you think that was a bit over the top? GM China shares your sentiments. Instead of gauche gold, GM China displays an all chrome Buick Excelle XT at the Shanghai Auto Show. (Read More…)

By on April 27, 2010

Read through a few reviews of the Ford Fusion, and you’ll notice that few are able to avoid reference to the midsized sedan’s polarizing chrome grille. Though different reviewers compare the gaudy grille to different brand-name razors, the consensus seems to be that it’s more than a little over the top. Certainly no other car in the Camccord class lays on the plastichrome quite so thick, and it’s hardly the only Ford with class-leading amounts of cheesy bling. And honestly, until I saw the recent Ford ad shown above, I had no idea the Fusion could even be purchased with a body-color grille. The Blue Oval’s marketing forces are only just beginning to feature Fusions with the subtler grille in its advertising, and the difference is instantly noticeable. And with a little research, you’ll find that, having earned a special spot in the Pantheon of Detroit chrome abuse, Ford appears to be moving towards offering chrome-free fascias on more of its vehicles.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Lie2me: The old power steering was great, it allowed 7-year old me to sit in my dad’s lap and commandeer his...
  • boowiebear: I had a 92 NX SE in high school and loved it! I put a flush mount dual subwoofer system in it and had...
  • Lie2me: I remember lusting after these with all their bits and pieces back when they first came out. The thought of...
  • DenverMike: That’s silly. The Ranger is completely in its own class and it would be irresponsible of Ford to...
  • mcs: @toolguy: No, it wasn’t his vehicle. In my world, I’ve never seen people buying cars to impress...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber