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11 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

@ocnblu Did you see the new color for Jeep for 2021?

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Well I love it but it is not a new color for 2021.  We have one on our Jeep store lot.  You can only get it in the Trailhawk trim (maybe the Trackhawk too?  I'll have to double check) I believe, which is a shame... because the natural born color for a Jeep is GREEN

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Funny how some folks with short things (memories) do not see the obvious fact that the new Chevrolet HD trucks (one of the last things done right by GM these days) were heavily inspired by this ~

 

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31 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

...the obvious fact that the new Chevrolet HD trucks (one of the last things done right by GM these days) were heavily inspired by this ~

I don't know -and this is ME talking- that I care tho.

Dey still nowhere near as sweet as a '64 C-10, and consciously thinking about any styling connection doesn't make me any more likely to buy one. High Country trim looks the best, lower trims look pretty rough.
2500 styling : 4/10
1500 styling : 8/10

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I don't know -and this is ME talking- that I care tho.

Dey still nowhere near as sweet as a '64 C-10, and consciously thinking about any styling connection doesn't make me any more likely to buy one. High Country trim looks the best, lower trims look pretty rough.
2500 styling : 4/10
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No way, the Custom or LT trims look the best.  The High Country blurs the retro locomotive appeal of the overall aesthetic.

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1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

Funny how some folks with short things (memories) do not see the obvious fact that the new Chevrolet HD trucks (one of the last things done right by GM these days) were heavily inspired by this ~

 

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I love both

56 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

No way, the Custom or LT trims look the best.  The High Country blurs the retro locomotive appeal of the overall aesthetic.

I kind of have to agree with you here.

1 hour ago, oldshurst442 said:

Holy Toledo Batman!

Jeep's Electric Wrangler Signals a Green Future for Off-Roading

I have a major Jeep fetish.

1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

Well I love it but it is not a new color for 2021.  We have one on our Jeep store lot.  You can only get it in the Trailhawk trim (maybe the Trackhawk?  I'll have to double check) I believe, which is a shame... because the natural born color for a Jeep is GREEN

Like I said...put it on the Wrangler or Gladiator.

3 hours ago, balthazar said:

Except the Autoblog piece put the term "upgraded" in quotes. Then asked at the end if it was, in fact, and "upgrade" over a nissan.
Schlubs.

The Cybertruck is an upgrade over the Nissan. Let's be honest.

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Well I love it but it is not a new color for 2021.  We have one on our Jeep store lot.  You can only get it in the Trailhawk trim (maybe the Trackhawk too?  I'll have to double check) I believe, which is a shame... because the natural born color for a Jeep is GREEN

I wondered about that...I went through the configurator for several trims and couldn't find it...looks nice.

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Funny how some folks with short things (memories) do not see the obvious fact that the new Chevrolet HD trucks (one of the last things done right by GM these days) were heavily inspired by this ~

 

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Yup and BOTH TRUCKS are FAILURES!

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Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition is a modern classic | India.com

 

Id wanna replicate the 75th anniversary concept  if Id ever buy a Wrangler.  Or just buy an original US military WW2 or Korean war Jeep. 

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Or do a lifted 4 door like in the Terminator Salvation movie

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That is what I want in my Jeep.  The only SUV I crave, really.   OK...maybe a lifted 1980s Toyota 4Runner would be another.  

FCA hints at 392 and Hellcat V8s for it.  Usually, I applaud V8 applications for vehicles, but not in these.  I mean, I aint against V8s in these, its just that a V8 would be very very low on my gotta have list CJ/YJ/Wrangler...   

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

No way, the Custom or LT trims look the best.  The High Country blurs the retro locomotive appeal of the overall aesthetic.

I’m.... not seeing locomotive in the current crop of Chevy trucks. Where are you seeing it?

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4 minutes ago, balthazar said:

It’ll take Rivian 30 years to sell what the Silverado does in 1.

Possible, then again, they might be far more profitable than Chevrolet is due to their commercial delivery vans as well as a higher end product line.

Last 30 years we have seen GM go from being the largest auto company in the world to a player in just select markets. Allot can change in 30 years.

Need to get back to my project, but here is what I quickly found for just the last 10 years. I can easily see Rivian doing this.

Chevrolet Sales Numbers, Figures, Results | GM Authority

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This is why I think GM FAILED in regards to their ICE product line. Someone signed off on a Cheap poor acceptance of the front end of the 2021 Escalade by just almost badge engineering the Chevrolet Suburban.

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban

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1 hour ago, David said:

Possible, then again, they might be far more profitable than Chevrolet is due to their commercial delivery vans as well as a higher end product line.

...here is what I quickly found for just the last 10 years. I can easily see Rivian doing this.

Rivian only has 2 upcoming overpriced lux models with no variants. Look at Tesla- they sold less than 35,000 vehicles in 2019 withOUT the Model 3, and Rivian has nothing priced like the Model 3, only like the Model S. But you can "easily see" Rivian selling 2 million pickup/SUV vehicles?

NOW who looks at thing 'realistically'?

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1 hour ago, David said:

This is why I think GM FAILED in regards to their ICE product line. Someone signed off on a Cheap poor acceptance of the front end of the 2021 Escalade by just almost badge engineering the Chevrolet Suburban.

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban

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Another example (among countless others) of why homologation was the stupidest thing GM ever did, all since the 1971 Chevy Vega.  Downhill (mostly) ever since. 

Most non-GM fans would ask this: why should I buy an Escalade over a Suburban or a Yukon XL Denali?  How is Cadillac unique vs. the other makes and foreign competitors?

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6 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I’m.... not seeing locomotive in the current crop of Chevy trucks. Where are you seeing it?

Imposing size.  Forward brow.  Serious countenance.  Powerful demeanor.  Unstoppable presence.  This is conveyed only in the HD series.  It has a stylized industrial mystique that GM has done in decades past with their trucks, and they've become classics.  They've taken the time to really bring historic Chevrolet Truck essence to the forefront with the new HD.

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7 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

FCA hints at 392 and Hellcat V8s for it.  Usually, I applaud V8 applications for vehicles, but not in these.  I mean, I aint against V8s in these, its just that a V8 would be very very low on my gotta have list CJ/YJ/Wrangler... 

Oh the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392 is real, and it's SPECTACULAR.  470 horsepower, and it's made a much bigger splash than the 4xe with its cute baby blue tow hooks.

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13 hours ago, balthazar said:

Except the Autoblog piece put the term "upgraded" in quotes. Then asked at the end if it was, in fact, and "upgrade" over a nissan.
Schlubs.

That pissed me off when I read it... but what would you expect when they have a far leftist parent company.

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