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Was going to put this in the Avengers thread, but decided here was more fitting.

So I've been noticing, now that I'm finally getting through the Marvel movies, that S.H.I.E.L.D. drive Acura SUVs. I realize this is of course good product placement on Acura's part.

But it got me thinking... What GM SUV/CUV has the right image to be a vehicle of SHIELD?

Now I'm not a huge Acura fan, and are of the opinion Honda is letting them flounder around without much direction. Styling was all over the place, but they seem to be getting it mostly sorted out now.
But, Acura just seems to have that 'edge' that seems perfect for the image of SHIELD. A premium vehicle, with a sporting/high-tech appearance. The CUV-coupe thing, everyone seems to hate, and I admit, can look a little wonky at angles. But the idea of a stylish premium coupe CUV/SUV seems exactly like something SHIELD would drive...


So what would GM offer, if they were the suppliers of SHIELD?
A Chevy? I like Chevrolet. Heck I drive one. But they're much too mainstream for a secret black-OPs like SHIELD. An Equinox is too pedestrian. A Tahoe? Too 'average police force'. Also a tad too large and cumbersome.

Cadillac? Cadillac seems to have issues getting SUV/CUVs into their showrooms, let alone something for SHIELD. The SRX comes close, but... wrong image? Cadillac just seems too luxurious and chrome laden. It would be a stretch to have secret agents, driving around trying to be discreet in a Cadillac.

GMC? Acadia would fit in the looks department, and probably comes closest. But is on the larger side. Terrain is close in looks too, but like the Equinox, kind of pedestrian.

Buick. Like Cadillac, a little too 'old luxury' with the looks, at the moment.
Buick is actually the brand that made me think up this post. With the Avenir, we saw them starting to move away from the traditional water-fall grille. Or at least, have it less prominent. I think Buick could do wonders for GM, filling that 'premium' segment, that aims more for the 'tech-luxury' crowd, than the traditional 'old luxury' crowd.

In fact, I see both Buick and GMC (GMC is already on their way there) filling this position for GM. GMC obviously much more befitting. And I would never want Buick to lose their traditional elegance.
But these 2 brands I think could do wonders, adopting a more 'high-tech futuristic' look, along the lines of Acura and definitely Audi. If the next Terrain was more substantial looking, or add a larger mid-sizer. And perhaps the Envision came with a sports trim with a different non-waterfall grille, they'd be moving in the right direction.

I'm not really saying GM should make something like the Acura ZDX, but, I'm certain they could make a better looking one. And I'm certainly not suggesting Buick should completely change their image and who they sell to.
I suppose my main argument here, is GM needs a more 'techy' premium brand, and Buick should be moving in that direction. GMC is already almost there.
 

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A Tahoe is too "average police force"?! You do realize that the US Government is the #1 buyer of Chevy SUV PPV's don't you? Hell, Tahoes and Suburbans in general for that matter. I know it's a fictional agency and all, but nothing would be more fitting.
 

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Was going to put this in the Avengers thread, but decided here was more fitting.

So I've been noticing, now that I'm finally getting through the Marvel movies, that S.H.I.E.L.D. drive Acura SUVs. I realize this is of course good product placement on Acura's part.

But it got me thinking... What GM SUV/CUV has the right image to be a vehicle of SHIELD?

Now I'm not a huge Acura fan, and are of the opinion Honda is letting them flounder around without much direction. Styling was all over the place, but they seem to be getting it mostly sorted out now.
But, Acura just seems to have that 'edge' that seems perfect for the image of SHIELD. A premium vehicle, with a sporting/high-tech appearance. The CUV-coupe thing, everyone seems to hate, and I admit, can look a little wonky at angles. But the idea of a stylish premium coupe CUV/SUV seems exactly like something SHIELD would drive...


So what would GM offer, if they were the suppliers of SHIELD?
A Chevy? I like Chevrolet. Heck I drive one. But they're much too mainstream for a secret black-OPs like SHIELD. An Equinox is too pedestrian. A Tahoe? Too 'average police force'. Also a tad too large and cumbersome.

Cadillac? Cadillac seems to have issues getting SUV/CUVs into their showrooms, let alone something for SHIELD. The SRX comes close, but... wrong image? Cadillac just seems too luxurious and chrome laden. It would be a stretch to have secret agents, driving around trying to be discreet in a Cadillac.

GMC? Acadia would fit in the looks department, and probably comes closest. But is on the larger side. Terrain is close in looks too, but like the Equinox, kind of pedestrian.

Buick. Like Cadillac, a little too 'old luxury' with the looks, at the moment.
Buick is actually the brand that made me think up this post. With the Avenir, we saw them starting to move away from the traditional water-fall grille. Or at least, have it less prominent. I think Buick could do wonders for GM, filling that 'premium' segment, that aims more for the 'tech-luxury' crowd, than the traditional 'old luxury' crowd.

In fact, I see both Buick and GMC (GMC is already on their way there) filling this position for GM. GMC obviously much more befitting. And I would never want Buick to lose their traditional elegance.
But these 2 brands I think could do wonders, adopting a more 'high-tech futuristic' look, along the lines of Acura and definitely Audi. If the next Terrain was more substantial looking, or add a larger mid-sizer. And perhaps the Envision came with a sports trim with a different non-waterfall grille, they'd be moving in the right direction.

I'm not really saying GM should make something like the Acura ZDX, but, I'm certain they could make a better looking one. And I'm certainly not suggesting Buick should completely change their image and who they sell to.
I suppose my main argument here, is GM needs a more 'techy' premium brand, and Buick should be moving in that direction. GMC is already almost there.
A black GMC Granite with a twin turbo 3.6 liter and AWD to put it all down.
 

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Just watch "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and you'll see.
:D

Or just watch the clip...

Why was that clip in a mirror image of the actual movie?
 
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