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  2. Blah Blah Blah AMG Blah, Mercedes Blah, Racing Blah, Blah Blah................ Not EVERYONE WANTS A FREAKING MERCEDES! Plenty of folks like what Lexus, Infinity, Genesis build and will continue to buy them over the overpriced Germans with crazy maintenance and repair costs. Some day your going to have to accept that not everyone wants your horse with blinders German only auto. After all German lost the war because of their arrogance about superiority and superior race. They murdered millions and to this day, my heritage brothers and sisters have yet to learn how to live in the worn with others that are not just like them. Lexus makes a profit they are happy with without needing 10 models all 500+ HP of over rev'd dual overhead came German machinery.
  3. Supposedly I thought and I could be wrong but that they were building all the new auto's on a Modular single platform that fully supported EV or Hybrid. At this point you could then easily assemble them in one plant and switch the power train depending on what is ordered. Yet at the rate Potus45 the Idiot is going, the world will benefit and we will still be stuck in the stone age.
  4. dfelt

    Chevrolet News:Chevy Cancels the City Express

    Nissan was smart to make an e-NV200 van with 124 mile range 40 kWh battery pack. This is far more than needed for inner city deliveries and service calls. You remove the complex ICE gas or diesel motor and gain cleaner emissions and less maintenance with an ultra quiet van that will not disturb inner city folks that live there.
  5. Suaviloquent

    Volvo News: Polestar 2 To Have Up To 400 Horsepower, 350 Mile Range

    I kinda don’t like the exterior styling. And the Model 3 is no beauty queen either. So where will Volvo get it’s cost savings? They can’t see easily send manufacturing assemblies from China without a brutal 25% tariff even to their new plant, and this car certainly won’t be built there. Tesla will still have the $83k overpriced performance sled but I don’t think this thing will.
  6. These guys don’t know how to do performance. What racing league have they ever won? I think still to this day Lexus has never made a car with 450 lb-ft of torque and that is the stuff that makes you go. When F sport has at 10 models with over 500 hp I’ll take them seriously. Right now they have zero. AMG has like 25 cars with 500+ hp.
  7. Seems like a very competitive price for that level of performance. I am excited for when all these EV’s hit.
  8. smk4565

    Chevrolet News:Chevy Cancels the City Express

    An electric van would make sense. If the City Express was a Chrysler product they would just drop a Hellcat V8 in there and sell it 2 more years.
  9. trinacriabob

    Joke Thread

    The second thing I learned in German, and from an Austrian, is: "die Italiener sind lusting, die Spanier sind leidenschaftlich, und die Deutschen sind grundlich" (Italians are entertaining, Spaniards are passionate, and Germans are exacting) I cannot discuss the first thing I learned in German ... here. I once told a German lady on a Lufthansa flight after landing in Portland when they had the nonstop service about the second thing I learned and she laughed and added, "Eess not only the Spaniards that are leidenschaftlich." Too much!
  10. Drew Dowdell

    Volvo News: Polestar 2 To Have Up To 400 Horsepower, 350 Mile Range

    Update: Albert really likes the idea of a crossover sedan like that.
  11. Drew Dowdell

    Chevrolet News:Chevy Cancels the City Express

    I agree. I think something is up though. GM is in the process of re-doing ALL of their platforms.. they want to go the VW route of MLB and MQB, but with two additional variations. I'm wondering if we don't see something come from that. Or maybe even *gasp* a Bolt City Express! . An EV city delivery van with a 250 mile range could turn the segment on its ear.
  12. Drew Dowdell

    Joke Thread

    How many Germans does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Just one. Germans are efficient and not very funny.
  13. ocnblu

    Chevrolet News:Chevy Cancels the City Express

    Well I think they should be in this market... a market that Ford practically owns, just like the fullsize van market. GM will never approach Ford's van sales with halfhearted offerings like this.
  14. daves87rs

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Last time I left the pool hall I left them with them with the best of the Spice Girls....
  15. Drew Dowdell

    Chevy Cancels the City Express

    Back in 2014, Chevrolet introduced a small delivery van called the City Express. The new little can was the result of a marketing agreement between Nissan and General Motors for Chevy to rebadge Nissan's successful NV200 small delivery wagon. But where Nissan did well, Chevrolet faltered and the City Express languished on lots. Typical sales months for the CE were in the triple digits while by comparison, Ford moved as many as five times that amount with its direct competitor the Transit Connect. Automotive News reports that back in September, dealers were told to stop ordering them and as of February this year the last City Express rolled off the line and has already been scrubbed from the Chevy website. No word yet on if Chevrolet intends a replacement on its own platform. Source: Automotive News Photo: GM, with Editorial additions by Drew Dowdell
  16. Back in 2014, Chevrolet introduced a small delivery van called the City Express. The new little van was the result of a marketing agreement between Nissan and General Motors for Chevy to rebadge Nissan's successful NV200 small delivery wagon. But where Nissan did well, Chevrolet faltered and the City Express languished on lots. Typical sales months for the CE were in the triple digits while by comparison, Ford moved as many as five times that amount with its direct competitor the Transit Connect. Automotive News reports that back in September, dealers were told to stop ordering them and as of February this year the last City Express rolled off the line. Already, the City Express had been scrubbed from the Chevy website. No word yet on if Chevrolet intends a replacement on its own platform. Source: Automotive News Photo: GM, with Editorial additions by Drew Dowdell View full article
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  18. Can't be competing with the Model 3, was just announced that the base price for the 3 is $49K- the "$35K" claim got tossed out the window.
  19. Suaviloquent

    Lexus News: Lexus' Boss Hints At Possible Electrification For F Models

    I think they’re going to probably do something conservative, like an F version of the RX. That’s all the performance Lexus needs. Or wants to sell even.
  20. trinacriabob

    Random Thoughts Thread

    When you're a kid and want to piss someone off, you might toilet paper their car or house. When you're an adult and want to do the same, you can't be quite so juvenile. One time I was sitting in a tavern that had good happy hour food specials and some steak Saturdays and the crowd tilted toward blue collar and biker. I ate and left. That was about it. They had a jukebox. I thought this could be funny. You go over to the jukebox as you are about to finish your food and program the following songs ... Donna Summer - "McArthur Park" Andrea True Connection - "More, More, More" Odyssey - "Native New Yorker" ... and get the hell out of the place. I'm sure most of the people inside would be steamed.
  21. Drew Dowdell

    Volvo News: Polestar 2 To Have Up To 400 Horsepower, 350 Mile Range

    Okay, so that looks really cool... a crossover sedan PHEV with AWD and 350 miles of range. If I wanted to fill up both the battery and gas tank along the Turnpike, I could. 400 horsepower is just under all three of my current vehicles, combined.
  22. Performance EV version should help this greatly.
  23. If it is anything like the picture above, it will be way better than the Tesla 3.
  24. dfelt

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Anyone up for a 2018 new Chevy Camaro Convertible Limo? https://americanlimousinesales.com/inventory/convertible-chevy-camaro-140-inch-limousine-for-sale-22662/
  25. Polestar is beginning to drop hints on their next model, the 2 which is expected to debut sometime next year. Autocar spoke with Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Goodman said the Polestar 2 will be the brand's entry level model and compete directly with the Tesla Model 3. "That will represent the lower ‘bookend’ of our showroom range and, for now, it should give us as much access to the volume end of the EV market as we need," said Goodman. Autocar says the 2's design will closely follow the 40.2 concept shown a couple years back. The report also says that the 2 will have up to 400 horsepower and a max range of 350 miles. Pricing is expected to begin around £30,000 (about $39,690). Goodman also talked about the possible dangers of designing electric vehicles to look futuristic or quirky considering how much the global market for these vehicles is expected to grow. “The global electric car market was worth four million units in 2017, but it’s quite widely expected to be worth 29m units by 2025. EV owners will come from all walks of life. So it’s a mistake to assume that, because the cars are electric, you have to make them quirky or futuristic," explained Goodman. "Other brands may be doing that, but if we’re looking at a market worth 30m cars within seven years, it isn’t going to be niche, it’s going to be mainstream. So you just design a great-looking car – not one with a big blue flash down the side.” Source: Autocar
  26. Polestar is beginning to drop hints on their next model, the 2 which is expected to debut sometime next year. Autocar spoke with Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Goodman said the Polestar 2 will be the brand's entry level model and compete directly with the Tesla Model 3. "That will represent the lower ‘bookend’ of our showroom range and, for now, it should give us as much access to the volume end of the EV market as we need," said Goodman. Autocar says the 2's design will closely follow the 40.2 concept shown a couple years back. The report also says that the 2 will have up to 400 horsepower and a max range of 350 miles. Pricing is expected to begin around £30,000 (about $39,690). Goodman also talked about the possible dangers of designing electric vehicles to look futuristic or quirky considering how much the global market for these vehicles is expected to grow. “The global electric car market was worth four million units in 2017, but it’s quite widely expected to be worth 29m units by 2025. EV owners will come from all walks of life. So it’s a mistake to assume that, because the cars are electric, you have to make them quirky or futuristic," explained Goodman. "Other brands may be doing that, but if we’re looking at a market worth 30m cars within seven years, it isn’t going to be niche, it’s going to be mainstream. So you just design a great-looking car – not one with a big blue flash down the side.” Source: Autocar View full article
  27. Lexus' F performance sub-brand has relied on V8 power. But the head of Lexus, Yoshihiro Sawa tells Auto Express that F needs to "embrace different powertrain choices" to stay relevant in the future. “F is very important; with F we have to think of our own original way. One solution could be a pure F GT car, which could be a hybrid with an electric motor and a strong engine, giving a different kind of drive feel. We don’t stick to V8, V10, twin-turbocharged; they’re important but we’re looking at the future. We’d like to find a way to connect to the next era,” said Sawa. “I think that now, we’re in a transitional period. At this moment people say EVs are trendy but three years later, who knows? People like the sound, the dynamics [of combustion engines]. I think we cannot stick to the one solution when it comes to providing emotion.” Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have announced plans to add electrified powertrains to their future high-performance models. Source: Auto Express View full article
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