I am not a designer, but as an engineer and seeing the trend of all car makers to get a common look for their car line, your mash up points in that direction.
Originally Posted by Flexin5
...it looks like they jammed a MDX grill, TLX bumper, and the lower part of a ILX all together and came up with that...
Not to make a comparison, look at the Impala/Malibu/Cruze/and the smaller Chevy variants. The front clip has morphed to be brand signature.
Over at VTEC/AZ, they bashed it and now here too. I was excited when I saw it. To see the evolution from the beak to the Precision Concept, it is the same evolution that Ford, Chevy, Mazda, ... has gone through. Mercedes Benz and BMW, just to name a few, have kept their signature grill, with minor variants throughout the years.
Once I sit in my TLX, I really don't care what the grill looks like, I enjoy the tech, the quiet ride and the fact that I do not have to be at the service department once a month!
Looking forward to see the Hybrid!