Lincoln is kicking major a** lately, many said it would never happen... their climb back to relevance, even to the top, has been nothing short of amazing. And the Aviator will do even better!!!
I have seen some of the International CVs around here, mostly with utility/service bodies. It is a good looking truck. Been in upstate NY and VT this week, I have seen some of the Chevy 5500/6500 on the road. There is a Chevy dealer in the Montpelier/Barre area that has quite a few of the 5500/6500 on the lot, so it looks as if some dealers are going to be aggressive with them. Also have seen quite a few of the Chevy Isuzu mediums on lots north of Saratoga.
As I said in the other thread John Davis said that wasn’t the goal of the GT; no one is going to pay $70k, hell no one is going to pay $50K to save money on fuel. This is basically an alternative to a sc/turbo V8.
That's long enough that people will forget what was said.....maybe the Alphas and CT6 both get replaced by a new modular RWD/AWD architecture that's electric friendly. Something that more closely tracks to buyer expectations.
You keep saying EV portion and hybrid portion of the battery like its two different batteries but it’s not. If you were just referring to the plug in capacity vs the regular hybrid capacity then I agree.
I will agree that EV operation for 15-30 miles is the primary reason for the plug.....BUT..... think about how quickly a regular hybrid battery discharges. It only gets charged by regen braking. That’s not enough juice to provide significant power for more than a few seconds whereas a PIH can do it for 18+ miles. Maybe the hybrid mustang will have a higher capacity and recharge from the ICE even without a plug to get short bursts of performance. But not as much as you’d get with a full plug in charge,
So much of previous vehicle development cost was reinventing the wheel for each new vehicle on a platform
instead of properly scoping the needs of the basic architecture and product envelope at the start of the project.
the more than can be done and squared away at the start, the easier it is to do successive models, which is why
Bronco s taking so long on NG T6 but the NG Ranger will only be about 12 months behind (US maybe bit longer).