Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cartalk June 22, 2015


MotoringME.COM was in the house and we had a fantastic evening talking cars. Of course the Lamborghini I drove featured big in the conversation.


THE PODCAST


Here is what we set out to speak about.


lamborghin Huracan 610-4
v10
0-100 3.2 sec

-just beautiful!

The final Porsche 918 Spyder came off the assembly line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen this week. Only 918 were made, and sadly we didn't get to drive a single one


Authorised pre-owned versus new?

Alpha 4c Spider

Our RS6 review http://bit.ly/MMEAudiRS6

Who would buy a Hyundai Genesis?



2016 Dodge Viper gets matt finish paints!
Viper 2016 colour combinations:
- New matte-finish exterior paint available on all of Viper ‘1 of 1’ program’s 8,000 exterior color options and 24,000 stripe options
- Viper’s custom ‘1 of 1’ exterior paint options double to 16,000 exterior colors and 48,000 unique strip combinations
- Matte finish available in all exclusive ‘1 of 1’ program and standard production colors
- In addition to matte-finish exterior paint, Viper customers can choose between satin chrome or satin bl...



2 new things from GM so soon!

GM executives are confident that they'll reap more than $1,000 in extra per-vehicle profit from the 2016 Malibu when it goes on sale this fall, simply by offering head-turning features and options rather than fire-sale prices. They expect the same from the redesigned Cruze, scheduled for an unveiling here this week.
But those cars will arrive in a market that is squeezing car margins, not expanding them. Industry incentives on both midsize and compact cars last month hit their highest levels in more than five years, as automakers try to keep customers interested amid a shift toward crossovers. And more cars have been making the profit-sapping journey to rental-car lots in recent months.

KIA Soul or Renault Capture

Chery?
Cruze hatch? We have these don’t we?
The Cruze hatch also will take on the Ford Focus, which derives about 40 percent of its sales from the five-door model. Other hatches include the Hyundai Elantra GT and Volkswagen Golf.
IHS Automotive expects hatchbacks to grow to 7.8 percent of U.S. light-vehicle sales by 2020, up from an estimated 5.3 percent this year.


The Dodge Caravan lives for now but even US market is slack!
The death of the current-generation Dodge Grand Caravan may have been greatly exaggerated.
Fiat Chrysler plans to continue production of the current Dodge people hauler at least into the 2017 model year, according to an internal company document. It will be built alongside a redesigned version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan beginning early next year.
The Grand Caravan had been set to end production in 2016.
The planning document indicates that the next-generation Town & Country is scheduled to start production on Feb. 29, 2016, at FCA's recently overhauled Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant.
That minivan, with the two-letter code RU, will be a 2017 model. The 2016 Town & Country will be produced during a short run beginning in early August and ending in mid-February.

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