The automotive landscape must be stacked to the sky with kindling right now. It seems like it takes little more than a spark of interest in one odd duckling of a model to create a wildfire of a new segment. From the monsoon of
currently drowning our fair nation's freeways to weird hatch/crossover/sedan creations like the
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Honda Accord Crosstour
, market segmentation is all the rage right now, and it doesn't look like it'll be slowing up anytime soon.
may have started something with its
. The site claims that
may be looking to broaden its X lineup with the addition of an
– which would predictably fall just above the
and below the
– to do battle with the new low-riding
. Odds are that where Land Rover and
trod, others soon will follow.
even goes on to say that an X4 would make it easy for the company to roll out an
, complete with a 350-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo I6 borrowed from the upcoming
M Coupe. Yes, it would probably sell like hotcakes, even if we can see no reason to blast the X stable into ever finer divisions.
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