I feel sad for Ford getting rid of their passenger cars. If the trend is towards higher fuel prices, they better pull a rabbit out of the hat to make trucks and SUV's super fuel efficient. Electric is still a long way off from being mainstream.
25ThTA replied to William Maley's topic in ChevroletI guess I may be one of the few that isn't bothered by the poor visibility of the 6th gen. I tend to drive using my mirrors rather than the windows anyway. But what gets me is the naming convention. From the article: "Chevrolet has cut prices on the Camaro 1LS, 1LT, and 2LT as part of the 2019 refresh. They have also introduced a 1LE version for the 2.0L turbo-four to better compete with the Mustang EcoBoost. The 1LE brings a chassis package from the 1LE V6, 20-inch wheels, and a six-speed manual for only $30,995 (includes shipping)." What's with all the trim level letters? I'm shopping right now and when it comes to Mustang, it's pretty clear. You have the ecoboost and the GT. Trim is either "premium" or not. I think this must hurt sales too. Use names, not letters.
25ThTA replied to William Maley's topic in Beijing Auto ShowNice try but I think Kia will want their grill back.
This quote from the article: "This will save Ford $11.5 billion and up their cost-cutting goal to $25.5 billion by 2022." is about as dumb a thing to say for a major corporation as I've ever heard. Why not stop production of every vehicle and save all the money? Oh wait, they have to build something to stay in business. The issue isn't that sedans aren't viable. It's the shareholders causing this because they don't care what's coming in the future. It's about this year's dividends. Sad. What am I going to buy next if no US automaker is building a sedan?
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