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Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Sexiest Minivan!! (SUV-Cool)

       Minivans were once a prime status symbol in America - well until the SUV came along. Minivans, seen in the parking lots of pristine suburban homes was the sign of Americana baby! (hahaha). But SUVs came along and erased and totally replaced that. SUVs were like station wagons, that were “trucked” or rode much higher up on the chasis. They gave a commanding view of the rode, and made you feel like you were in charge. Also, the best part about this is that they also looked extremely cool too; they were full of a macho aesthetic! These were big bad boys, who had come to run the town! (picture Rihanna’s “who’s gon run this town now..” hahaha). SUV’s came to rule the American landscape from the late 90’s to the latter part of this decade. They became a significant item of profitability for American automakers. But the rise of gas prices, however, brought a decline to the SUV marketplace, and auto manufacturers found themselves having to adjust to this scenario.
       But anyway, now that the SUV now had replaced the minivan as a suburban status symbol (or whatever else), minivans became nearly obsolete, and they still are, to an extent. Cars and big SUVs, infact, more so big SUVs, are the primary cloggers on American roads. But, however, some auto manufacturers are trying to make a comeback in the minivan market. Now, in trying to do that, here’s the key: the automakers have to come back with a hot minivan - one that is SUV-cool! And that is because SUV's have become the rage, because they're are hot! They are cool! They are sexy! Minivans are not hot, and they are definitely not sexy. They’re plain boring and do a great job of what they were designed to do, which is economically carry a lot of people, and hold most of their luggage. But many SUVs can do that too (except economically haha) and have higher ground clearance, in addition to four wheel drive. The appearance and driving capabilitiesor of SUVs have garnered many peoples attention, in addition to the prestige that it carries. People who used to like and /or drove minivans have bought SUVs instead.
       So what auto manufacturers who want to get back into the minivan market have done, is to try to make a cool, sexy, hip minivan. Or to say it better, they want to make a minivan that is SUV-cool. (laughs). Minivans aren’t sexy because folks who drive them aren't single. On the other hand many SUV drivers are single. Infact, let me tell you something funny. You see minivans signify kids, or family and married folks. No single person would ever buy a minivan. (I would never even ponder the thought). Single people are sexy, married people are not! (LOL).

       Well, enough said, lets debut some sexy minivans that a few auto manufactures have recently put on the market. My heart goes for the Honda Odyssey, she is the sexiest of them all! And I will show you why!

2011 Dodge Caravan




I love the dual exhaust pipes! Macho!

All in all, the only thing great about this Dodge Caravan, is the screaming "I'm hot" paint job, and the sexy wheels. Other than that, the design of the Dodge Caravan is "same-o-same-o". No knew design innovative-ness!
Below are some pictures of the interior of the Dodge Caravan.

That white trash in the instrumental has gotta go!! But, the front space does look tight, and cozy, fit for some zippy driving! Also, the placement of the gear shift is beautiful. The upholstery and other design effects need more innovation....more curvy and sexiness needed :(





 
2011 Toyota Sienna




 




Overall, the Toyota Sienna is a most gorgeous, splendid and solid minivan. It looks luxurious and is luxurious. The only thing that this Toyota Sienna needs is an addition of sexy pizzaz in the side and rear exterior design. It suffers from a little bit of a conservative design approach

 

2011 Honda Odyssey! The sexiest of them all! The winner!!





Now you see what I'm talking about right? This minivan takes the cake!

Below are some previous computer renderings of the Honda Odyssey (before the design was okayed for production).




Check out the slanted lower rear profile..it imparts a "fast" look to the minivan..fast is sexy! fast is hip!

Below are more images of this supreme minivan of utmost superb design!







OMG! This minivan is such a splendiferous all-round beauty! Once again, it's the sexiest minivan ever!

Below are interior shots of the 2011 Honda Odyssey..enjoy for yourself, the splendiferous, luxurious beauty!





If you are in the market for a minivan, the 2011 Honda Odyssey, is the one for you. It looks as cool as an SUV! Go checkout one at your nearest dealership today!
- Gebre Mesquitta

Monday, April 4, 2011

“Out in the Streets..” (Ford Expedition Sighting)

       What caught my eyes with this Ford Expedition, was the tires and the rims! First of all, the tires are extra wide (extending outside the wheel well)…almost reminiscent of 90’s style (I had to chuckle to myself). Second, as I decided to come closer and observe more, I realized the rims were a unique type of design. I’m like, “I’ve never seen this kind of design before. It’s very pretty, it resembles a star. In addition, upon closer observation, it looks like hugging stars. The design at the forefront, is of a convex format, and the design in the rear is of a concave format, and they are both seemingly interlocking. To precisely describe it, it is as if you cup your right and left hand, and then bring them together as if clasping, but not fold down on each other.( You can picture this example more in the second and third picture below).



- Gebre Mesquitta

“Out in the Streets…” Lincoln Navigator sighting (Dub Edition)!!

       I was inside my vehicle at a Michaels’ Supermarket, when I saw a long nearly blacked-out SUV cross my vision. I searched for a manufacturer’s recognition somewhere. Usually I could tell by the rear lights or side profile, but the rear lights were mostly blacked out. But then I recognized the Lincoln emblem at the rear, this was a Lincoln Navigator. I’m like, "okayyyy…umm…pretty cool!" Before I could begin to roam my eyes over the vehicle looking for how it could do with a re-design in certain areas (I have plans to do a re-sketch for a new Lincoln Navigator) I spotted the DUB logo on the rear passenger window. I’m like, “Yo! That’s DUB! (LOL)! This is a Dub Edition vehicle!” I have never seen a Dub Edition vehicle on the streets. The last time I saw a Dub Edition vehicle up close and personal was at the Philadelphia International Auto show in Feb. 2010, where I met the President/Co-founder, Myles Kovacs.
       Well, now the driver’s door to this SUV cracked a bit and retractable running boards dropped down as the driver attempted to make an exit . I had never seen retractable running boards in operation before (isn’t that crazy), it looked amazing in action. I’m like, “Ok, Mr. Cool truck” (hahaha), work it! A cowboy-looking guy then stepped out of the vehicle! I’m like, “Wow! Cowbwoy (Jamaican patois spelling) inna Dub truck mon! That’s whassup! That’s ultra cool!”




I had to snap one more picture as it drove off !
- Gebre Mesquitta

“Out in the Streets…” (1994 Customized Chevrolet Tahoe Sighting)

        What caught my eye with this Chevy Tahoe SUV was the gorgeous wheels! They are of an exceedingly pretty design, and have the appearance of being in motion while resting at a standstill. I can instantly picture the vehicle moving to a pounding bass all in one glance. (hahaha).


As I looked through the camera lens snapping the first shot, I also realized that there was an unusually shaped exhaust pipe at the rear end. So, I moved to the rear side of the vehicle to get a closer look. I’m like, “Wow! This is f#**kin’ cool man!!!” This is what I call out-of-the-box aftermarket automobile customization! Yep, and so my camera went snap-snap-snap!






This exhaust pipe is soooo....unique!...just sooo OUT-OF-THE-DAMN-BOX!

- Gebre Mesquitta