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    '17 Jaguar XF 20d; '04 Ford Ranger

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  1. GM CEO Mary Barra announced that XT6 will offer Super Cruise at the GM Spring Hill plant XT6 reveal event January 24, 2019. https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/cars/2019/01/24/gm-rolls-out-cadillac-xt-6-tennessee-plant-plans-cadillac-comeback/2538404002/
  2. Hi Anthony sir, that should be normal for cars and trucks with clutch controlled radiator cooling fans. My '04 Ranger behaves the same way.
  3. Material and quality holds can contribute to the delays ice-capades talked about. Ford is notoriously bad when it comes to notifying dealers and customers of these types of holds. Including ETA on when these holds will be resolved for specific vehicles.
  4. Going electric is necessary for JLR to survive in the next decade. But not sufficient. They have to become more agile in other areas too. Parent company Tata has always trusted JLR management to make their own decisions. JLR management will have to prove they can make the right decisions and make them quickly.
  5. JLR's diesel woes also affect U.S. and Canada. When they introduced Ingenium diesel engines for Jaguars and Land Rovers in U.S. and Canada, initial sales were strong. But then sales of the diesel models went down a lot around mid to late 2017 and never recovered. My local dealer (Autobahn Jaguar Fort Worth) had 8 diesel Jaguars in its new car inventory when I bought an XF 20d diesel demo car from them in 2016. Since 2018, they usually had only 1 or 2. Diesel engine for cars is a lost cause now for all automakers, all regions. It's sad because the latest diesel engines like JLR Ingenium are amazingly efficient and powerful. But there's no going back. Electric drive is the future. Tata and JLR are focusing on that.
  6. Everybody I've talked to in Chicago area says their local and state governments are the most business unfriendly in the whole country. Yet companies like Ford are expanding there. In 2017, there were more new and expanded corporate facilities in the Chicago area than even Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston combined. And Texas is the BEST place for business. What gives? https://siteselection.com/issues/2018/mar/top-metros-2017-repeat-defenders.cfm Total Projects by Population Tiers Metros with Population Over 1 Million 2017 2016 Metro State Projects 1 1 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Ill.-Ind.-Wis. 402 2 3 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Texas 196 3 2 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Texas 192 4 6 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Ga. 131 5 4 New York-Newark-Jersey City N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. 128 6 5 Cincinnati Ohio-Ky.-Ind. 111 7 8 Columbus Ohio 99 8 7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. 82 9 20 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Ind. 73 10 T18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Calif. 72
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    Chicago Auto Show

    Vehicle introductions at 2019 Chicago Auto Show. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Auto_Show 2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport package [11] 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD [12] 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan 35th Anniversary Edition [13] 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty (refresh) [14] 2020 Kia Sportage (refresh) [15] 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series [16] 2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Edition [16] 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition [17] 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition [18] 2019 Ram 1500 with multifunction tailgate [19] 2019 Ram 4500/5500 HD Chassis Cab [20] 2020 Range Rover Evoque (North American debut) [21] 2020 Subaru Legacy [22] 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition [23] 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro [24] 2020 Toyota Tacoma (refresh) [25] 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI [26]
  8. The hate comes from people who think buying full size pickup trucks to commute to their air conditioned offices makes them special. Honda Ridgeline Sport AWD meet all your criteria for under $40k. Even the top grade Black Edition AWD that Motor Trend tested is under $50k.
  9. I agree falconlover 1 sir. Actually I believe Ranger is closer to 10 years old. It was introduced in Australia in 2010. Motor Trend may be surprised that Ranger didn't score higher. People here on Blue Oval Forums who know that 2019 U.S. Ranger is a "hack job" of the original T6 Ranger are not.
  10. Great review. I liked how Motor Trend did a lot of "trucky" things in their testing.
  11. Motor Trend just did a very thorough comparison test of Ranger, Colorado, Ridgeline, and Tacoma. Lots of tests involving "trucky" things. Rankings are pretty much as expected, though Motor Trend was surprised the Ranger didn't do better overall. https://www.motortrend.com/cars/chevrolet/colorado/2019/chevrolet-colorado-ford-ranger-honda-ridgeline-toyota-tacoma-comparison/
  12. As frustrating it is to investors and analysts that Hackett's program to get Ford fit again is taking a long time, it's good that Hackett would "rather get the right answers slowly than the wrong ones quickly."
  13. Thank you Gurgeh sir for sharing the press release. That's good news that Tesla is acknowledging its status as a premium/luxury car brand. And highlighting their amazing success in becoming the first U.S. domestic carmaker in years with America's best selling premium vehicle.
  14. Yes sir. Tesla's philosophy is completely different from other carmakers. As you said, they don't advertise themselves a luxury or premium automaker. Maybe they mention luxury cars somewhere deep in their SEC filings. Elon Musk said on 60 Minutes last year "The whole point of Tesla is to accelerate the advent of electric vehicles and sustainable transport and trying to help the environment. We think it's the most serious problem that humanity faces." But others in the automotive industry know that the cars Tesla produces currently are luxury or premium products. Maybe in the future they will make lots of cheaper mass market cars. But now, Tesla is a luxury or premium automaker. They are by far the most respected U.S. domestic luxury automotive brand globally. Autotrader's executive editor said this to NPR. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/31/688180319/teslas-challenge-leaving-behind-the-lap-of-luxury
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