I totally agree with you Bursreg. While the two cars are totally different, they share the same name. This should in no way obligate people to continue buying them. What I was pointing out was the fact that it is a totally accepted practice in the motor industry. Nobody says that Ford etc are wrong in doing it... people just see it and get on with life. Why market a new brand name, when you can update the old one that has market recognition?
Too many people want time to stand still, or even worse... they want something new and better, but with everything old thrown in as well. Mentioning no names Akira!