How could I forget that the Lacrosse was originally a V8 powered concept car at turn of the century? Incorporating design elements that are still in use like the Ventiports and waterfall grill, it was a looker. But was it the inspiration for the 18' Sportback?

The concept had a rear that looked as if it was one piece. Starting out as seen above, it went from that to:

A roof open mode to:

A rear hatch mode to:

A full on tailgate mode.

Did they just recycle an old idea? And if so, why the fuck didn’t we get something like this years ago?