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  1. mackinaw

    Cadillac Lyriq EV Teased

    It's okay. Cleanly styled, modern and contemporary, but totally lacking any emotion. i might as well be driving a toaster.
  2. Sure you can. GM is much smaller than they were before the bankruptcy. They deliberately downsized by exiting Europe, Australia and India. Before Covid hit, they were making one billion dollars profit/month, or 12 billion dollars/year, all on reduced volumes.
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    Next-Gen Wrangler not due until 2027

    I'll bet that FCA (or whatever the new company is called) will shorten the Wrangler/Gladiator replacement cycle now that they have some real competition.
  4. I suggest you listen to these two hour long podcasts where both Paul Wraith (chief designer of the Bronco), and Hua ThaiTang (Product Development) talk about the support they got from Hackett and upper management in developing the new Bronco and upcoming F-150. http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=69066 http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=69539
  5. If true, this is interesting. The next generation Wrangler and Gladiator won't come out until 2027. Go to the 8:48 mark: http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=69639
  6. Unfortunately, the odds of any of these test vehicles making it up to my small dealership in northern Michigan are about zero. Of course, I could travel downstate to see one.
  7. Why do you say it isn't going to offer AWD?
  8. mackinaw

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    I remember reading several years back that Tesla, at that time, was only using a small part of the NUMMI plant. Dn't know about now.
  9. mackinaw

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Probably because they want each plant operating at 100% of capacity.
  10. mackinaw

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    The Flat Rock plant was a big deal in southeast Michigan back in the 80's. This is when the Japanese (Honda and Toyota) were also building plants in the U.S. Probably because of their close ties to Ford, Mazda chose SE Michigan. The workers were also represented by the UAW (in contrast to Honda and Toyota). Haven't been by the plant in years.
  11. This one hour Autoline-After-Hours video interview is with Paul Wraith, Chief Designer of the Bronco. i haven't watched it yet, but will this weekend: http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=69539
  12. Cancelled reservations or not, it's safe to say that every Bronco that MAP can produce in 2021 is already sold. Merrill Lynch/Bank of America have already said the MAP will be a one billion dollar profit plant in 2021.
  13. Interesting. The Detroit News both corrected and updated their original article. As first written, the reporter said 150,000 orders. It now says reservations and mentions the possibility of a third shift at MAP.
  14. In the the Detroit News article, Tim Stone says 150,000 orders, not reservations. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/07/30/ford-earnings-better-than-expected/5544358002/
  15. mackinaw

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Much better results than first predicted. Tim Stone, Ford's CFO, warned of a possible 5 billion dollar loss earlier this year. It's nowhere near that. Stone also said that Ford has gotten 150,000 orders for the Bronco (which I gather is different than reservations). https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/07/30/ford-earnings-better-than-expected/5544358002/