New Interior Design for Future Cadillac Escalade

Good news for the lovers of Cadillac. GMrecently announced that, they will not use the same interior design and part for upcoming Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban models.
What does it mean? When you buy a Cadillac Escalade, it features the same interior as the Chevrolet Tahoe. This is a good strategy to reduce costs but is not good for increasing the sales and differentiating a brand. Actually, using same parts in different segmented products also vanishes the premium effect. Basically, sharing the same interior in Cadillac with Chevrolet is not good for Cadillac.
Finally, GM realised this mistake and decided to create individual interiors for different brands. Good news and this may help to increase their competitive advantage in Europe if they coupled the vehicles with diesel engines.

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Prada’s Inspiration from 1950s American Cars

Sometimes I am missing really impressive news on media! Actually, I felt guilty for missing this amazing and interesting news from Prada!

Prada revealed this season’s shoes collection. Actually, there is nothing wrong with this and I am not supposed to mention this on a car blog. However, Prada is inspired by American cars from 1950s! Huge, covered with lots of chrome, extreme soft suspension with no handling at all, petrol consumption more than a jumbo jet and etc. Don’t worry, these high heels do not consume any petrol but they may need parking sensor while walking, thanks to sharp edges and long wings! On the other hand, these heels may offer very pleasant journey, sorry walking, as they are inspired by 1950s American cars.

From design perspective, they made an amazing job while transforming the design elements from cars to shoes. I salute them! However, I don’t understand why they ignored or skipped the European cars during 1950s! Jaguar, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Bentley, Maserati, Ferrari, Fiat and many others. They have amazing designs, they look perfect from every angle and nothing is exaggerated like American cars at those times. Especially, the Italian brands were amazing! And Prada is an Italian brand, I really don’t know why they ignored the European cars and jump into American cars.

I hope they won’t reveal a collection that is inspired by 1980s Jeep Cherokee :)

Still, amazing job! Well done Prada.

Ferrari 166
Aston Martin DB2
Jaguar XK120
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GM vs. Saab

What I have read about Saab and saw how the brand was sinking last one decade proofed that GM is not automotive manufacturer. Actually automotive destroyer! VW is managing many brands without any problems, the slight price differences between VW and Audi is a proof of perfection and ability to understand the market, also consumers.
However, GM was stuck in 1950s; produce a chassis and cover it with engine and some other stuff. I cannot understand the US car manufacturers, from the same country people are producing microprocessors which is extremely tiny and does not tend to die but a huge car cannot be built without any problem. US car companies should understand that, world has changed V8 world died long time ago and brakes from chewing gum and suspension from bed spring is not welcomed in anywhere on earth. Even the US market does not prefer US brands! You have many business school which shaped the world economy contributed valuable  knowledge to literature but GM was unaware of all these things! I hope that Opel could save itself. If GM did not realize that Cadillac Escalade is something which is totally useless, there is not need to say anything more. Just compare Escalade with Range Rover, Mercedes GL Class, Toyota Land Cruiser !
Mercedes GL 350 CDi – Cadillac Escalade
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Saab Website
Mercedes Website
GM Website