Jump to content
ccap41

Motor Trend's 'Of the Year' Awards

Recommended Posts

Motor Trend had their awards last night awarding the SUV of the Year, Truck of the Year, Car of the Year, and Person of the Year awards.

SUV of the Year:

Mercedes Benz GLC - SUV of the Year

Truck of the Year:

Ford Super Duty - Truck of the Year

Car of the Year:

Chevrolet Bolt - Car of the Year

THOUGHTS????

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kind of like all three choices actually. Not a huge Motor Trend fan, but this list I can respect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minivans always go in COTY.  i think it is just that there are so few of them and a new model is so rare it is easy to forget.

I can see these picks.  They have done worse before, but this year all 3 have merit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Stew said:

Minivans always go in COTY.  i think it is just that there are so few of them and a new model is so rare it is easy to forget.

I can see these picks.  They have done worse before, but this year all 3 have merit. 

Tells you how much thought and value I put in Motor Trend OTY Awards then. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, FordCosworth said:

Tells you how much thought and value I put in Motor Trend OTY Awards then. 

They are not the most thoughtful or credible of automotive commentators.  Nice to see the Super Duty there though.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Frisky Dingo said:

Idea for a new thread.....

I like where this is going!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

They are not the most thoughtful or credible of automotive commentators.  Nice to see the Super Duty there though.

Just out of curiosity, what magazine you think is better?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am very excited by the Bolt, it does indeed deserve to win this award. The others are to be expected, but I agree with others here I expected the f-pace or model x, the GLC was a surprise. I am sure SMK is excited by the win for the GLC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This win  should start a move for GM into the realm of an all-EV luxo CUV the way the Jag IPace is supposed to go. Cadillac and Buick certainly would benefit from something like this. I would even settle for Voltec being slapped into the Encore and XT5 for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

This win  should start a move for GM into the realm of an all-EV luxo CUV the way the Jag IPace is supposed to go. Cadillac and Buick certainly would benefit from something like this. I would even settle for Voltec being slapped into the Encore and XT5 for now.

Agreed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Random thought and completely off-topic, but y'all kno me.. Anyone ever had one of these when they were growing up? Atari 5200. Last night my gf's kid was playing Xbox One and I thought about what my first game console was.. this was it. Graphics have come so far despite this being waaaaaaaay ahead of its time back in '82

 

 

Atari-5200-4-Port-wController-R.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Random thought and completely off-topic, but y'all kno me.. Anyone ever had one of these when they were growing up? Atari 5200. Last night my gf's kid was playing Xbox One and I thought about what my first game console was.. this was it. Graphics have come so far despite this being waaaaaaaay ahead of its time back in '82

 

 

Atari-5200-4-Port-wController-R.jpg

OMG yes....!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

OMG yes....!

lol It was just a flash in my head last night because my favorite came was called Star Raiders.. anyway the game late night was called Halo 5 Guardians. It just blew my mind how far we've come. Some of the characters looked effin real. Anyway... back on topic. 

BOLT, the only one that mattered... as VEHICLE of the year.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG...

This surprised me...

" We were far more impressed with the performance of the F-350 dual-rear-wheel diesel. Despite weighing in at 8,643 pounds—15 pounds heavier than the Ram 3500 dual-rear-wheel diesel—the F-350 returned an outstanding 16.3/20.5/18.0 mpg city/highway/combined. Excellent in its own right, the F-350’s result is all the more impressive compared against the Ram 3500 dually’s 13.3/17.3/14.8 result. Did we mention class-leading torque and towing/payload capability? "

For such a brute, that mileage is remarkable!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

That MPG is amazing.


The whole truck is amazing. I may take issues with the Focus and the Lincoln passenger cars, but ford nails pretty much everything else, and when it comes to the Super Duty, it really effin nails it!

Raptor is easily one of the most lustworth vehicles built in the past decade also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, FordCosworth said:

OMG...

This surprised me...

" We were far more impressed with the performance of the F-350 dual-rear-wheel diesel. Despite weighing in at 8,643 pounds—15 pounds heavier than the Ram 3500 dual-rear-wheel diesel—the F-350 returned an outstanding 16.3/20.5/18.0 mpg city/highway/combined. Excellent in its own right, the F-350’s result is all the more impressive compared against the Ram 3500 dually’s 13.3/17.3/14.8 result. Did we mention class-leading torque and towing/payload capability? "

For such a brute, that mileage is remarkable!

I read that last night and was thoroughly amazed! That bests half tons of only a couple of years ago..except with 925horse-torques!

Edited by ccap41
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I read that last night and was thoroughly amazed! That bests half tons o only a couple of years ago..except with 925horse-torques!

The rest of the truck is pretty damned amazing also. We are kind of on the rural edge of Columbus Ohio.

The new Super Duty is a huge hit with its target market, probably more so than almost any other automotive product I have seen.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well they did say in the presentation last night that this is the first all new Super Duty in 18 years so I guess it was time for it.

I didn't realize how old the bones were from the last generation.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      NHTSA document filings are always interesting as they give us a possible look into the future into an automaker's lineup. Case in point, Jalopnik reports recent filings by GM list a model called the Chevrolet Bolt Incomplete. This is listed alongside commercial models like the Cadillac XTS. A GM representative confirms this will be going into production and said, "This is a new way for fleet customers to leverage the Bolt EV’s incredible range.” No other details were given by the representative.
      But the folks at ChevyBolt.org were able to uncover a fleet order guide listing a few more details on the Bolt Incomplete.
      The rear seats will be removed along with the floor mats and air bags to make for a small cargo area Will not be available with either the Comfort and Convenience or Driver Confidence Packages to help with pricing 16-inch steel wheels wrapped in all-season rubber will be standard Production will take place at Orion Assembly before being shipped off to Knapheide Truck Equipment in Flint for the build out. It will then return to Orion to be sent out. This could be the perfect vehicle for those doing local deliveries such as auto part stores.
      Source: Jalopnik, ChevyBolt.org, GM Fleet Order Guide

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Tesla's production hell seems to be only getting worse than better. Various issues at their Freemont plant has caused the automaker to push back their goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s from late last year to June of this year. This, in turn, has caused some holders of Model 3 reservations to have their order pushed back to 2019.
      “As we work hard to meet demand, we wanted to let you know that your estimated delivery timing has been adjusted to a slightly later window,” Tesla said in an email to customers.
      According to Bloomberg, the new date depends on when the reservation was placed and what model was chosen. Tesla is trying to get the more expensive long-range battery model out first before starting production of the cheaper standard battery model. This has buyers of the latter model worried as they might not get the full $7,500 tax credit. The credit begins to phase out once an automaker has built 200,000, something Tesla expects to hit sometime this year.
      The move has caused some reservation holders to take to various forums and Twitter to complain. Others are deciding to jump ship and buy a Chevrolet Bolt. Reuters reports that Chevrolet dealers in California are seeing a noticeable increase of Tesla shoppers interested in the Bolt.
      “We’re getting the Tesla people who wanted their Model 3. We ask them, ‘What other cars are you interested in?’ They’re mostly Tesla. But they want the car now. They don’t want to wait,” said Yev Kaplinskiy of Stewart Chevrolet.
      Kaplinskiy said they sold 15 Bolts last weekend.
      Chevrolet is taking advantage of the delay by emailing some prospective buyers this week with the message of, “Bolt EV: Now available.”
      Source: Bloomberg, Reuters

      View full article
    • By Drew Dowdell
      PSA Group is demanding a refund from General Motors of between $711 million and $948 million stemming from the purchase of Opel by PSA.  PSA is claiming that GM misrepresented Opel's emissions reduction strategy during the due diligence negotiations.  
      EU Emissions regulations for 2021 set a target reduction of 130 g/km to 95 g/km.  Regulators can fine manufacturers $113 per vehicle per gram over the limit. Any vehicle at the 130 g/km limit today would see fines of $3,955 per car sold. 
      PSA claims that GM's plan for reaching that target relied on unrealistically high sales of the Opel Ampera-E, the European model of the US built Chevrolet Bolt EV, and extra rosy forecasts of diesel sales.  Opel loses $11,850 per Ampera-E sold. PSA has already cut sales of the Ampera-E in Norway and raised its price at least $6,700 for the rest of Europe.  Adding to the trouble are falling diesel sales in Europe as consumers move to less efficient gasoline engines. 
      Even during the sale negotiations, PSA was was aware that GM was forecasting Opel to miss the 95 g/km target by 3.7 grams.  Take the Ampera-E forecast of 20,000 vehicles out out of the picture and that number jumps to 6 g/km. Adjusting for falling diesel sales and Opel will miss its target by 10 grams. Such a large miss could result in fines approaching the entire purchase price of Opel ($1.54 billion).
      PSA is now speeding into production electric or plug-in hybrid variants of Opel's mainstay cars, with the entire lineup being converted to PSA platform architecture by 2024.
      PSA must now go through GM lawyers and arbitration to determine if they will get any refund from GM.
       

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      With the rising demand for luxury pickups, manufacturers are going all in offering appointments you would find in luxury sedans and SUVs. 
      Case in point is the new Limited trim for Ford's F-Series Super Duty, which made its debut today at the Texas State Fair. Ford says the Limited is positioned for high-end customers, “from boat captains to captains of industry.”
      The Limited begins with a custom Camelback two-tone leather upholstery, stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, stitching for armrests and instrument panel, a suede headliner, hand-finished dark ash trim, and the truck's VIN number laser etched in the center console. Outside, there is a new chrome grille, LED headlights, and a chrome piece on the tailgate. Standard equipment includes a 360-degree camera system, panoramic moonroof, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. Did we mention that it can tow up to 30,000 lbs?
      All of this luxury does come at a price. The F-250 Limited begins at $80,835; F-350 Limited starts at $82,010; and F-450 Limited kicks off at $87,100 - prices include a $1,295 destination charge.
      Source: Ford
      Press Release is on Page 2
      NEW BENCHMARK OF SUCCESS: NEW FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY LIMITED SETS BAR FOR LUXURY, TECHNOLOGY
      Ford again establishes new top-end for trucks with the new Super Duty Limited, specially tailored for high-end heavy-duty truck customers – from boat captains to captains of industry Custom touches – inside and out – come standard on Limited, along with Super Duty capability and smart tech Ford continues offering a heavy-duty pickup truck for every customer –  from work-ready F-250 XL starting at $32,890 to top-of-the-line F-450 Limited starting at $87,100 DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2017 – Ford – America’s truck leader – today pulls off the wraps of a new F-Series Super Duty Limited that sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truckers.
      With pricing at $87,100, the F-450 Limited delivers technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans, and it’s capable enough to tow more than 30,000 lbs. – about the weight of a stealthy Air Force F-35 fighter plane.
      “The Super Duty lineup is a win for all of our customers, from successful ranchers to contractors to RV owners,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Super Duty Limited is the most luxurious and advanced heavy-duty pickup truck ever created by Ford for accomplished buyers, with appetites for the high life and hard-earned dollars to match.”

      Starting MSRPs (including $1,295 destination; taxes and fees not included) are:
      F-250 Super Duty Limited 4x4 - $80,835 F-350 Super Duty Limited 4x4 - $82,010 F-450 Super Duty Limited 4x4 - $87,100 Customers who check every option box can top one out for as much as $94,455.
      What’s the point?
      “There are heavy-duty truck customers who need Super Duty-level capability and want true luxury,” Eckert said. “We created this new truck to answer the call for even more premium choices in the Super Duty range as we see more and more truck customers trending to more premium models.”  
      More than 50 percent of the Super Duty lineup’s retail sales this year are high-end models – including Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum series. Limited goes even further.
      “Imagine opening the door to your humidor and sinking into your favorite leather lounge chair – that’s the sensation new Super Duty Limited inspires,” said Ford design manager Aileen Barraza.
      Custom Camelback two-tone leather seats, premium stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, armrests and instrument panel, Miko® suede headliner, hand-finished dark ash wood trim, special badging set the interior apart. Outside, a special twin-bar satin grille with chrome accents, quad-beam LED lights and satin-finished tailgate applique are Limited’s unique calling cards. Each Limited also has a dedicated serial number laser-etched on the center console armrest.
      Most Super Duty tech ever
      Beyond the hand-crafting, Super Duty Limited comes standard with advanced and innovative features to get the job done on ranches, in marinas and everywhere in between. This includes:  
      Class-exclusive high-definition 360-degree camera with Trailer Reverse Guidance Class-exclusive SYNC® 3 Class-exclusive BLIS® with trailer coverage Class-exclusive adaptive cruise control Class-exclusive adaptive steering Lane-keeping alert Forward collision warning with brake support Class-exclusive flat rear load floor with fold-up locking storage Class-exclusive quad-beam LED headlamps Full panoramic moonroof with retractable shade Heated and ventilated front seats, plus heated rear seats Leather-trimmed, heated steering wheel Is Ford backing away from heavy-duty truck buyers with fewer greenbacks? No way!
      Ford has a heavy-duty pickup truck for every customer – from work-ready F-250 XL starting at $32,890 to top-of-the-line F-450 Limited starting at $87,100.
      Super Duty Limited crew cab arrives this winter with Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 across F-250, F-350 and F-450 single- or dual-rear-wheel configurations. 

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Every Chevrolet Bolt that will be rolling off the assembly line will lose General Motors close to $9,000 once they are sold. This seems like madness, but according to a report from Bloomberg, there is some method to it. 
      Thanks to new regulations done by California Air Resources Board, automakers have to sell a certain amount of zero-emission vehicles if they want to sell other vehicles - primarily crossovers, SUVs, and trucks - in the state. These new regulations say by 2025, zero-emission vehicles need to make up 15.4 percent of the market. Since then, nine other states including New York have adopted these regulations. All told, these ten states make up 30 percent of the total U.S. auto market.
      Take for example Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed a couple years back they take a hit of $14,000 on every Fiat 500e sold. But if they wanted to sell Ram pickups and Jeep SUVs in California, they need to take the hit.
      How does Bloomberg get the $9,000 figure? That's due to a source at General Motors who revealed the estimate is based on the Bolt's $37,500 base price. A GM spokesman declined to comment.
      If General Motors is able to sell enough Bolts, they'll be able to gather enough credits to not only sell other vehicles which will make up for the Bolt's loss, but also be able to sell extra credits to other automakers. Tesla has taken advantage of this to great effect. In the third quarter, Tesla made $139 million from selling credits.  
      Source: Bloomberg
       
       
       

      View full article
  • My Clubs

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Reader Rides

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.