From some angles, the BMW X6 looks OK. From most angles, it looks pretty darn ugly. BMW claim it is a new ‘four door coupe’ and that it will carve a new niche, which they’re calling the Sports Activity Vehicle (Hi GM – remember the Saab 9x and 9-3x? – ahem).
Despite it looking OK from a couple of angles, I think it does look as ugly as a bashed crab over all. I also think that serious (and smart) sports activity people will own a 4WD ute or an SUV that they can have some serious fun in without worrying about scratches.
Auto Express think it’s “sizzling”, proving that once again the motoring press is willing to fall over itself in order to agree with its readership, especially if the letters B, M and W are involved. In short, I think this vehicle is for poseurs. I think BMW are getting carried away with their own success and much like Toyota’s recent reliability problems and dropped ratings, they are prime candidates for being victims of their own success and arrogance.
It’s poll time – do you think this is a good looking vehicle?
And perhaps in comments you could expand on whether you think a 4-door ‘coupe’ that doesn’t know whether it’s a car or an SUV, and is (subjectively speaking) as ugly as cancer, is a good trend for motoring.
Why deal with this on a Saab blog?
Because the 9-4x is coming soon and I don’t want it to be as rediculous as I see this vehicle as being.