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  1. https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/02/nothing-can-stop-the-midsize-sedan-segment-from-collapsing-not-even-a-new-camry-and-accord/
  2. Uh because it is basically a Focus?!
  3. Lets see how Tesla does without tax breaks. My wife's supervisor got a Model 3 and the only reason he could afford it was all the tax breaks on it vs getting another Accord. I know NJ doesn't have sales tax on electric power cars, so for a $51K Model 3, that is savings of $3570 bucks vs roughly an $2500 increase on a top of the line Accord Sport and no $7500 tax deduction. Lets see if Telsa can actually turn a profit to without selling carbon credits-GM is a great example of selling lots of cars and not making $$$
  4. I find that kinda hard to believe-I'm 6'2 and the rear legroom on the Escape isn't bad for what it is. I have issues with the front passenger space vs the old gen though.
  5. IMO its a huge improvement over the current Ranger looks wise-even if its a concept/clay model/whatever
  6. I like it, but not really a fan of what they did with the black paint wrapping under the spoiler on the roof.
  7. So....ADAMS Data was collected in what? the mid to late 1990s? USB flash Drives didn't come into existence till after 2000 or so...so how the fuck could they use one? Not to mention they aren't the best idea for storing data long term-what a bunch of bullshit.
  8. That is exactly what is going on-Gen X and Millennials (who can afford them) are buying CUV's because they offer the best practical ownership value. If you look at the auto industry from 1949 or so, you can see that it was more or less auto makers driving the demand for vehicle types, up until the 1970s or so, is when you really saw major changes in the market with CAFE and emission laws making a major dent in the market and certain types of vehicles die off and fade away (Station wagons, Personal Sports Coupes, minivans, and now sedans)
  9. Well CUV's already have a higher margin built into them. Just look at the Ecosport vs the Focus- the Ecosport starts at 19K and the Focus is 17K or so. The Ecosport is based on a cheaper platform (B Class) also. It will eat into profits over time, but most people don't even know what the auto market will be in the next 20-30 years or so-will car ownership disappear and we will be dependent on electric self driving pods that replaced private ownership of vehicles with a subscription model?
  10. https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/ford-overhaul-nears-halfway-point
  11. silvrsvt

    Focus ST

    Actually another rumor was that it did terribly in focus groups with US Buyers. I think the lack of an AWD option was the deal breaker. It was nothing more then a FWD Station Wagon with cladding on it and a tiny lift.
  12. At least that shouldn't be something that comes back to bite them in the ass in a few years with a recall.
  13. Well depending if the Timberland trademark turns out to be-it might be a slightly less capable/more luxurious Raptor type trim?
  14. silvrsvt

    Focus ST

    Yeah I do have to say that Ford's current design direction for Sedans/Hatchbacks is pretty lame/boring as of late
  15. silvrsvt

    Focus ST

    Wouldn’t mind seeing this engine show up in an Escape ST with the 8 speed auto
  16. silvrsvt

    F150 Electric Spied

    Looking at the facts we have- The last production date for the Fiesta is May of this year I believe I have a really hard time believing that Ford would take that long to retool a plant or let it sit idle that long, which also brings up the Maverick issue (well with the Bronco production date), which means that the Maverick would launch before the Bronco (which is late 2020) and the ensuing shitshow that would it cause with idiots on the internet deriding it as the "true" Bronco-which would come with in 6 months of its launch. With that being said, I can see something like this happening: Mach E concept or production shown off at LA Auto Show (if not sooner) Going into production next Spring/Summer Maverick going into production Fall/early winter 2020 Bronco launching late 2020 Just makes you wonder if Ford is going to show off the Bronco (which is more or less a fever pitch interest wise) or the Maverick before the end of this year-or maybe show off both of them as hey Jeep watch what we have coming for you thing late this year?
  17. silvrsvt

    F150 Electric Spied

    I can see them showing off a concept electric and a more or less Hybrid production ready F-150, since the power train is out there in the new Explorer.
  18. Security vulnerability also. Don’t want someone hacking into your bus that controls your drive by wire system either. It just opens up another vector to be able to do that.
  19. Driver claims it got confused by lane markers http://newjersey.news12.com/story/39940654/driver-tesla-on-autopilot-crashed-on-highway-struck-number-of-objects
  20. Why would there be a need for a separate plant to build LWB Kugas/Escapes in Noth America or even Europe? They could be built of the same line as the Escape and Kuga. My impression was Mexico would get a smaller C based product-the Maverick and the Model E and also get the Ecosport replacement for NA/EU. The C2 pickup would share its line with the Transit Connect for NA. Still not 100% sure North America needs three-four different C class products.
  21. That dash is pretty bland, but it looks like it fixes the space issues that the current model has. The tacked on iPad panel looks better then the explorer The all digital speedometer/tachometer is neat though.
  22. http://www.campaign.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/02/05/new-ford-f-series-super-duty-pickup-raises-bar-again.html An all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 7.3-liter V8 joins the standard 6.2-liter V8 in Super Duty’s gas engine stable. The Ford-designed and Ford-built third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 is upgraded to deliver more power and torque. An all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission is paired with the 7.3-liter V8 and third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8. Ford is the only manufacturer to design and build all of its heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations – ensuring the powertrain works seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations. “With the addition of the 7.3-liter V8, upgrades to our 6.7-liter and the debut of an all-new 10-speed transmission, we are delivering the strongest, most capable Super Duty powertrain offerings yet,” said Mike Pruitt, Ford Super Duty chief engineer. The 7.3-liter gas V8 engine delivers high performance in a compact package. Based on decades of commercial engine experience, this 7.3-liter is expected to be the most powerful gas V8 in its class – providing durability, ease of maintenance, and the towing and payload capability customers want. It uses an all-new cam-in-block, overhead valve architecture with cast iron block and forged steel crankshaft for maximum durability. Port injection with variable-valve timing optimizes the intake and exhaust to match performance with workloads. Oil jets cool the pistons under heavy loads.
  23. https://twitter.com/ford/status/1093553795215306752?s=21
  24. Wasn’t pricing an issue with the Edge in Europe? I think they priced around the same as Porsche Macan or Cayanne?
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