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#14 of 64 Re: Japanese Makers Start Their Comeback [steve_]
Jul 23, 2011 (6:14 am)
I expect that Volkswagen will come on strong in Q4 '11 and Q1 '12, after the new, Tennessee built Passat and redesigned '12 Beetle are introduced.
Toyota should get a strong boost from the all-new Camry, which I believe will be introduced before year-end. That should coincide with when production has recovered from the earthquake/tsunami.
Then, in Spring '12, Chevy will introduce the all-new '13 Malibu. The Passat will have plenty of competition, but I expect that it will do okay.
#16 of 64 Re: Honda's rolling [steve_]
Sep 26, 2011 (10:23 am)
Probably Crosstour sales
Weird chart, so are Lexus and Infiniti under their parents, or "other"?
Surprised about the Koreans, so some would have us believe are slaughtering the automotive establishment with their daring original designs and lack of federal coddling...
#17 of 64 Re: Honda's rolling [fintail]
Sep 26, 2011 (5:05 pm)
I heard someone on TV today (maybe on CNBC?) refer to the koreans as the new old Japan. They said they are stealing everyone's patents and copying products for a lower price (and of course getting embroiled in numerous lawsuits!).
#18 of 64 Re: Honda's rolling [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 26, 2011 (6:49 pm)
Dunno, sometimes they lump Lexus and Infiniti in with Toyota and Nissan and sometimes they break it out by make.
And the Korea number surprises me since Hyundai sales are reportedly up.
#19 of 64 Re: Honda's rolling (fintail)[steve_]
Sep 27, 2011 (12:40 am)
The same question could be asked about Acura.
#21 of 64 Re: supply easing [steve_]
Sep 29, 2011 (11:04 am)
But, but but!!! I thought we were foolish to believe that Honda (and Toyota) was affected by the tsunami disaster? What happened to those folks who gloated the single month the Snuze and Rentabu were at the top of the monthly sales chart?
I thought these Japanese companies were on a permanent slide because nobody no longer wanted them?
#22 of 64 Re: supply easing [anythngbutgm]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 29, 2011 (11:28 am)
Well, I think some of it is that the Japanese suppliers are favoring their domestic manufacturers. Lost the link but there was a recent stink with some German company over getting some pigments.
Be curious to see how sales go next year. There's a lot of pent-up demand for new cars and it remains to be seen who's going to take advantage. VW may yet beat them all.