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#10 of 64 Re: Where Are the Cars? [steve_]
Jul 06, 2011 (11:16 am)
Cars are better suited for young people. SUVs are more for comfort of us old people. Where would Chrysler be without the Grand Cherokee? What a money maker that has to be. I would consider a Cayenne if they offered the TDI like the Q7 and Touareg. Just because I love Porsche.
I don't think the gas prices have been as much an influence as they went up gradually vs 2008. I still see a good market for econoboxes. Just not in my market and the boomer market.
If not for the Pilot and Highlander, HonToy would really be in the toilet. No mention of Lexus. Is Toyota dropping the nameplate.
#11 of 64 Honda is really hurting
Jul 06, 2011 (12:02 pm)
I wonder when they'll get their production back to 100%?
#12 of 64 Re: Where Are the Cars? [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 06, 2011 (12:21 pm)
There was a paragraph buried in that article:
"Lexus has been especially wracked by the supply disruptions after March 11, and sales were down by 40 percent in June. The impact cost Toyota’s luxury brand its first-half crown for segment leadership, which was taken over by BMW."
#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.