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  2. Makes sense to take the Infiniti brand and go hybrid / ev only for it and as R&D gets paid for by higher priced product line, then push it down into lower priced autos.
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  4. Random Thoughts Thread

    Grungy but rust free '62 Pontiac full-size fender, for sale on the internet for $5,000. Rust free because it's one of GM's past examples of aluminum body panels; this is an NOS Super Duty fender.
  5. After 2021, most of Infiniti's lineup will feature some sort of electrification. That's the word from Nissan CEO Hir https://t.co/DmrUtEtJ1Z

  6. After 2021, most of Infiniti's lineup will feature some sort of electrification. That's the word from Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaking this week at the Automotive News World Congress. All new models will either use fully-electric powertrains or use Nissan's ePower setup - similar to the Chevrolet Volt's powertrain where a small gas engine acts only as a generator for the battery. The only model that will be excluded from this plan is the full-size QX80 SUV. Infiniti also announced their first electric vehicle would launch in 2021. Infiniti is the latest automaker to announce plans to electrify their lineup. The likes of Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover announced similar plans last year. This brings up the question as to what will happen to Infiniti's new VC Turbo engine. Executives emphasized that the engine is seen as a bridge between gas engines to electrifications. Saikawa didn't say what would happen to the VC Turbo engine after 2021. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) View full article
  7. After 2021, most of Infiniti's lineup will feature some sort of electrification. That's the word from Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaking this week at the Automotive News World Congress. All new models will either use fully-electric powertrains or use Nissan's ePower setup - similar to the Chevrolet Volt's powertrain where a small gas engine acts only as a generator for the battery. The only model that will be excluded from this plan is the full-size QX80 SUV. Infiniti also announced their first electric vehicle would launch in 2021. Infiniti is the latest automaker to announce plans to electrify their lineup. The likes of Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover announced similar plans last year. This brings up the question as to what will happen to Infiniti's new VC Turbo engine. Executives emphasized that the engine is seen as a bridge between gas engines to electrifications. Saikawa didn't say what would happen to the VC Turbo engine after 2021. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  8. Here's Why the Chevy SS Was a Total Failure

    "V-8, high-performance, specialty cars aren't geared to the American market." Oooookkkkaaayyyyy.
  9. Here's Why the Chevy SS Was a Total Failure

    GM had low volume expectations because the Australian dollars exchange rate made it impractical to sell lower equipped models in the US. The exchange rate is what really killed auto manufacturing in AU.
  10. Yes, but it is a path to a compact pickup they could explore.
  11. Ugly as those are, somebody will still buy one of those. The Aztek was hardly attractive, but those sold quite well in its time.
  12. Random Thoughts Thread

    Feel like it should play a song or something.....
  13. Here's Why the Chevy SS Was a Total Failure

    Valid points, although I do find him entertaining. We all knew the SS wouldn't sell because the G8 and GTO didn't sell. GM wanted those to sell but both were flawed and neither really geared to the American market. The SS wasn't really marketed, had bland styling, and had the same formula that doomed the GTO and G8. The SS had low volume expectations because GM knew it wouldn't sell after the last 2 Holdens flopped.
  14. Except that didn't work then, when pickups were far far far simpler.
  15. It is all new platform, and yes it should have way more space since it is basically like what Tesla has with the flat floor and all that. Rumor is 400ish hp and 500ish lb-ft of torque. What is interesting is I read the EQ C crossover is the size of a GLE which looks to be the case based on the size of the vehicle in the spy photo but then wouldn't it be an EQ E? or EQ GLE? A lot of speculation still on this thing. At some point these model lines will have to merge, because every Mercedes will be electric one day, not til the 2030s I imagine, but eventually.
  16. Ya. And maybe they can partner with Mistu to get a compact and midsize sedan to replace the Dart and 200...
  17. Those are so freaking ugly, remind me of the Fiat crap machines. Nothing desirable about those two machines IMHO.
  18. The Fullback is a rebadge of a Mitsubishi, which could work as a Ram, since in the 80s a Mitsubishi pickup was badged as the Ram 50...
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  20. I believe the C3 and C5 Aircross would sell well here, the rest of their merry band of hatchbacks I don't think so, but these 2 would sell for sure.
  21. Got it, yea that shot going into a 3/4 angle shot does make the nose look more FWD biased. MB says this is an AWD with two rear motors and 1 front motor last I read. Be interesting to see what it ends up with as a Powertrain. No mater what, it should have far superior inside space compard to the rest of their ICE SUV/CUV lineup.
  22. I thought Fiat had a pickup, good work on uncovering it. The Fiat Fullback: So they already make one, I don't see how Sergio can claim they can't find resources to do it.
  23. LOL, Except for Potus45 which I see more of a bully harassment of our great country, I do not see those working as being part of the baby boomers even if they are of the retirement age. Too me boomers are retired peeps, those that choose to work or have to work are the Gen X Awesome Crowd!
  24. Still plenty of boomers out there working--Sergio Marchionne, Jeff Bezos, Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll, Donald Trump (though he golfs a lot), Tom Cruise, my sister, etc..
  25. Pretty close when you look at the side profile. They do seem to have nailed it. I do see where the front overhang is noticeably longer.
  26. Concept had a definite RWD profile, but the camo'd version looks to be FWD-based. Other than that- nothing exciting in the shape, but how could there be?
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