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  1. 2 points
    fuzzymoomoo

    Ranger sales estimate

    I don't know what it is currently but at one point earlier this year they were estimating about 125k a year. I'm sure that number has changed based on reactions in the press and social media. As for waiting, my personal rule is to wait a minimum of 6 months before buying a brand new model. I also happen to work at the plant that builds the Ranger and I can tell you they are taking it very slowly in final assembly to try and avoid some of the launch issues that has plagued Ford for the last 10 years or so. So far it's kind of working but it's VERY early in and there are still a lot of kinks to work out, but progress is being made from what I know.
  2. 2 points
    Assimilator

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    Personally I would like Lincoln to get rid of the ugly "Florida Man" configurations. Usually those are the versions you find parked in the blue spaces, typically the base small wheel versions with aggressively ugly gold/beige colors you can only find on Lincolns or Camrys. I know Lincoln wants to sell cars, but nothing deflates a brand image more than a conspicuously elderly configuration dominating their image on the roads.
  3. 2 points
    SoonerLS

    New light & medium duty news

    Ain't worth it. I made it almost 20 seconds.
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  5. 1 point
    silvrsvt

    2020 Jeep Gladiator

    Wrangler sales are going up, but looking at the future when the Bronco and maybe another manufactures product is competeing against it, sales might pull back a bit and they won't need to make that many.
  6. 1 point
    ehaase

    GM Novenber 2018 Sales

    Looking at those sales figures, I predict GM will discontinue several more car models within the next 18 months.
  7. 1 point
    cyberdman

    2019 Mustang CS/GT Ordered

    In Production - Trim Line - Flat Rock Assembly Plant, MI Nov-29-2018, 00:00 EST. ETA Jan-15-2019
  8. 1 point
    jpd80

    GM Novenber 2018 Sales

  9. 1 point
    silvrsvt

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    Funny you mention that-in the retirement development my parents live in-they have at least a half dozen beige/gold color cars on their street.
  10. 1 point
    Assimilator

    This car is trying my patience

    Ugh, I feel bad for anybody who bought a Focus. What a trainwre.....I mean....mess.
  11. 1 point
    So that equals only about $360,000 new warranty claims before it’s over? 😉
  12. 1 point
    akirby

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    That would be the conventional thinking but it sounds like Lincoln is taking a different path with Aviator. It would not surprise me if the 3.0TT was the only engine. Explorer will certainly get a standard 2.3L and 3.3L Hybrid. The question is whether the Explorer ST gets the 2.7T, 3.0T or 3.5T.
  13. 1 point
    fuzzymoomoo

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    If you ask me, a Lincoln variant of the Ranger and Bronco would be a mind numbingly stupid waste of resources.
  14. 1 point
    bzcat

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    That's a significant problem but not in the way you are framing it. I think there is enough capacity for C2, especially in Mexico. The issue is more of a political and CAW problem. Let say Nautilus moves to Chicago (because of CD6), that will leave Oakville quite exposed in terms of utilization and products. For sure, Ford is not going to build Edge there by itself. And if Edge moves to Mexico with Maverick (which is the only product right now at Cuautitlan), then it's lights off for Oakville. One of the reason Ford kept Flex and MKT in production as long as it did is because the CAW contract... Ford needed to keep the utilization up at Oakville so it might as well build zombie products. If Nautilus moves away, all bets are off on Ford continuing producing cars in Canada.
  15. 1 point
    bzcat

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    Perhaps this deserves its own topic but I think Lincoln can probably move Nautilus up market somewhat and reap higher transaction prices. Part of that move may require the model to switch to longitudinal powertrain to handle more power and join the 10 speed PHEV club. The current Ford Explorer is 198" long. If you assume Aviator is couple of inches longer as cars tend to grow when they are redesigned, you can see how Aviator could end up being about 200~202" long. That would mean it is roughly the same size as Q7, X7, and GLS. Model - Length Audi Q7 200" // Q8 195" BMW X7 203" // X5 194" Mercedes GLS 202" // GLE 194" Lincoln Aviator ?? // Nautilus 191" Q8/X5/GLE are all new for 2019 so they are one-generation ahead of Nautilus. So you can see that there is plenty of room for Lincoln to make it into a little bigger and more luxurious and power-oriented offering.
  16. 1 point
    bzcat

    2022 Compact Pickup Details

    Mechanically, it will be a Transit Connect truck... Ford has no problem getting good money for Transit Connect now, and I'm guessing this truck will easily get higher transaction price than most non-PHEV Fusion. Plus you have to consider the fact that Ford is building it in Mexico. There is no reason to build it in Mexico unless you intend to sell it in the US. Also don't forget, there will be a CUV related to this truck.
  17. 1 point
    bzcat

    2020 Lincoln Aviator Debuts

    I doubt that is the case. There is no reason to saddle C2 with all the stuff that will be needed to handle 600 lb-ft of torque. The reason CD6 and C2 are two different thing is all because the investments around the 10 speed longitude transmission and RWD (read F-150) hybrid system. Since none of the C2 vehicles that I can imagine will ever need 10 speed auto arranged in longitudinal orientation to avoid torque steer, there is basically no reason to marry the C2 and CD6 programs together. The very fundamental problem is the placement of the firewall... C2 doesn't need all that room between the front wheel axle and the dash to account for longitude engine placement. As to whether Edge and Nautilus will be C2 or CD6... I don't know. There is business case to be made for either. If Aviator is lined up to compete with Audi Q7, BMW X7, and Mercedes GLS (it seems that way based on dimension... all 4 vehicles all roughly 200" long) , then we'd fully expect Nautilus to engage with Q8, X5, and GLE - and RWD + 10 speed seems like a decent bet. However, on the other hand, Ford really doesn't need the higher cost baked into RWD and fancy PHEV option if most of the Edge sold will be equivalent to the exiting 2.0 EB... it seems more likely it will continue to have transverse engine and more mass market appeal. Perhaps the answer is that they go their separate ways... Nautilus become more like a 5 seat Aviator while Edge remains what it is today.
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  19. 1 point
    FCA sold 181,310 vehicles / 25% fleet Ford sold 196,303 / 25.9% fleet Driving FCA are Jeep and Ram, which is why Ford wishes to be more like them. http://www.autonews.com/article/20181203/RETAIL01/181209930
  20. 1 point
    I think the Corvette logo has a Chevy badge in it, but that could easily be removed.
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  22. 1 point
    akirby

    New light & medium duty news

    Prefamulated Amulite - I think that's the replacement for CGI.
  23. 1 point
    I'm glad to see the Evos name being utilized. The name, and concept car itself, both sparked a lot of interest when it debuted.
  24. 1 point
    if anything, Camaro could go to (shudder) Buick and Corvette to Cadillac....or, just debadge the Chevrolet logo and just sell 'em as a GM Camaro and GM Corvette available to ALL dealers.
  25. 1 point
    twintornados

    2022 Compact Pickup Details

    Maybe they wouldn't sell a bunch here in the USA, but by being built in Mexico, they can export them to Brazil and other South American markets and that would keep that plant humming for years...and since the supplier of parts and assemblies may also come from USA and Canadian plants...that is a plus for our workers.
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