I finally started to like the toned down beak that the TLX had, but now they're plastering this ugly pentagon thing on everything.The greatest struggle of any troubled luxury automaker today is finding some form of iconic grille design that evokes their brand on any car it's slapped on. It's really funny to watch this unfold. Lincoln has struggled more than anybody besides Acura and ultimately settled on something far more traditional than the avant-garde bold shapes most try to make work. Acura's new grille looks a bit better each time they tweak it but they are trying really hard and they are sticking with aggressive sporting lines. Lincoln found a design that works perfectly for their traditional customers, it's more friendly, less aggressive, and essentially evokes the luxury design nomenclature of British design with a less progressive edge of modern European or Japanese designs.
Acura's problem is that they really were everything that Lincoln has been (somewhat legitimately) accused of being: a rebadge/trim level rather than a true brand. ****, I've called them the "overpriced Accord store" for years, now.I kind of feel bad for Acura as they have been struggling trying to find a look for quite a while. This new thing isnt it though. The current TLX actually look decent, but they've ruined it.
Despite it looking about the same, everything.
Ok, so what did they change from the 2012 model?
QX80 vs Navigator.Infiniti’s New York Auto Show Debut Likely Teases 2018 QX80
The problem with an iconic design is that you cant change it to much if you dont want to lose the customers. The same problem with the Mustang, Mini, Bettle, Fiat 500, VW Golf , Rolls Royce...
Kinda feel bad for Infiniti showing the QX80 because I think most eyes are going to be on the Navigator. Looking at the teaser pick though the Infiniti looks light years better than the current one. Just please no more Pep Boys fender vent.QX80 vs Navigator.
Lincoln has some grounds to catch up on so they better hit a home run!
Yeah, it definitely looks a lot better than the current one. And it's kind of funny with Nissan just debuting the "new" Armada not too long ago, which is nothing but a rebadged current QX80 (yet, this fact is not mentioned once in any reviews of Armada I have read.....you know Ford/Lincoln would be ripped apart for the same thing).Kinda feel bad for Infiniti showing the QX80 because I think most eyes are going to be on the Navigator. Looking at the teaser pick though the Infiniti looks light years better than the current one. Just please no more Pep Boys fender vent.