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TOTD: Which Two Redundant Cars Would You Consolidate into One?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/6/2014 Karla Sanchez

We recently got behind the wheel of the 2015 Acura TLX, the automaker's newest midsize sedan that replaces not just the outgoing TL, but also the TSX. The TLX attempts to offer TL-like interior space and amenities while retaining the fun-to-drive personality of the TSX. While the decision to combine two models into one shouldn't be made lightly, merging the TSX and TL made sense because they were very similar, and together were a bit redundant in the lineup. If Acura did it, then why can't other automakers? For today's TOTD, we want to know what two models from a certain automaker's lineup you'd consolidate into one.

Some examples suggested by staffers included the similarly sized Chevrolet Impala and SS. Since the SS will likely cease to exist once production at GM's Australian plant ends in 2017, perhaps the next-gen Impala could switch to a rear-drive platform with the top model being a V-8-powered Impala SS. Another example given comes from Toyota's lineup: the Sequoia and Land Cruiser. Such a merger was even rumored awhile back, suggesting the Sequoia name would become a trim level for the SUV-range-topping Land Cruiser. Most seemed to agree several of BMW's models should just be combined into one, saving us the trouble of trying to tell apart a 3 Series Wagon, 3 Series GT, and X1. Another Bimmer that seems redundant to us is the 4 Series Gran Coupe, as it follows pretty much the same formula as the 3 Series. © Provided by MotorTrend

Which two redundant models from an automaker's lineup would you combine into one like the 2015 Acura TLX? Let us know in the comments below for today's TOTD.

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