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  1. https://www.bronco6g.com/bronco-scout-trademarked-by-ford/ Slightly interesting, since IHC had the Scout that competed against the Bronco
  2. I'm trying to figure out the business case with this-to me the best way of keeping a sedan around for Lincoln would be to have two wheelbase versions of the same platform- The Zephyr would replace the MKZ and would the SWB plus the high end product of the low end, with a price starting over the Corsair or if Lincoln gets another smaller product under the Corsair. The Conti would be a LWB Zephyr that would be aimed at Black car/Limo fleets-which I'm not sure how profitable that is or China-I don't see much of a retail demand for a product like this since people in this price bracket would be looking at a Aviator or Navigator instead. A different tophat would be required also. Then throw in electrification...
  3. Given the fact that Ford is struggling to make money on the current Escape and the next gen one will most likely cost more and the Bronco Scout is going to be even more then that-I don't think so... Though I did have a thought-is this Affordable Name plate just a Focus Active redux with better North American market input? Not sure how they could make it work after what I said before-but could be possible? I also have a hard time thinking that Ford would import an "el cheapo" car from China or India to the US, just to have an entry level product that isn't the Ecosport....
  4. The thing is that the Bronco Scout or Scout is going to be the Utility built in Mexico- At least this is what I'm seeing: Hermosillo- C-sized Pickup and Transit Connect in 2022 Cuautitlán Assembly-Mach E/Mustang Mach E and Bronco Scout/Scout later this year So far we haven't heard anything about a replacement for the EcoSport for North America or if the Puma is actually coming here either.
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    Rivian pickup walk around

    I'm sure that there will be alot shared between the two, but at the same time early reports are indicating that the BEV F-150 will have a skateboard type frame for the battery packs, which would be different then the ICE/BEV F-150-unless Ford is doing something completely different. I also don't think Ford is going to give anyone an inch when it comes to the full sized pickup market either, since they more or less own it and its their bread and butter. I bet we see something in the next 12 months from them.
  6. LOL I know its a Maverick-didn't know what it was based off.
  7. What the heck is that? It looks like XJ Jeep Cherokee!
  8. Here is a question-has the Puma been approved for NA market? Haven't heard much about it outside of its sneak preview in Spain.
  9. But do keep in mind they have new leadership also-
  10. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/12/ford-bronco-concept-dwayne-the-rock-johnson-rampage
  11. This one? The greenhouse is a fucking mess with the way the window is done over the cargo compartment...otherwise I like it.
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    Ford and VW partnership

    What is going on at Volkswagen is exactly why they want to partner up with Ford...these scandals are costing them big money that they can’t use for product development and other things.
  13. They aren't using those engines in China and any new product would need to be certified anyways with the EPA. Its simple-Ford makes $$$ on the Escape vs the Focus because the Escape is nearly 6K more then the Focus before any discounts. Just because they are on the same platform doesn't mean they are both profitable.
  14. https://www.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/tesla-shares-gain-after-multi-million-dollar-emissions-deal-with-fiat-chrysler-14919319
  15. That is the elephant is Tesla's room-do they actually have a path forward for refreshing products, instead of just adding new models? The Model S came out in 2012 and they just updated the grill externally looks wise the Fusion came out around the same time and has had two refreshes-but the last one was about as much as what they changed on the Model S update.
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    GM Unveils Mid-engine Vette....Sort of

    Well the transmission alone cost quite a bit more then a standard Automatic for one. Plus how about this-if GM wants to get rid of the stereotypical buyer-why not raise prices to keep it out of reach of them and still sell roughly the same each year and a larger profit on them? Current Corvette goes for $55K to start with...I don't see any issue with them raising the price to $80K to start and a fully loaded out Hybrid/TT Zora going for double that. $80K is still "affordable" for something like this-heck I think the new GT500 will brush up against that no problem.
  17. But they are also operating in a more or less vacuum now that will become very crowded in the next 12-24 months with luxury and non-luxury players entering the market with BEVs.
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    GM Unveils Mid-engine Vette....Sort of

    It looks like the current car (well not radically different/improved) with the passenger cell pushed forward.
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    GM Unveils Mid-engine Vette....Sort of

    Thats the exact thought I had-there is no way they can really make a 80K mid engine "super" car and make it profitable IMO. I don't think those buyers will buy Camaros either... Then again if the electrical and chassis issues are true...maybe they are doing as cheap as possible LOL
  20. A former coworker has a friend who has a Volvo XC90 that they used whatever self driving it has to get themselves home after drinking a little too much....
  21. So don't expect the new Escape till September/October then?!
  22. But it won't be in dealer lots till the summer time-the Escape doesn't go on sale til August I think...not sure when they are retooling.
  23. https://www.theonion.com/engineers-unveil-new-driverless-car-capable-of-committi-1819577657?utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_content=Main&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=SF
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