Sunday, December 03, 2017

CarTalk November 27, 2017

Where do you turn when you are craving a little automotive entertainment, of course CarTalk with on Nightline with Motoringme.com.


Never a dull moment that is for sure and what we always find interesting is how often we all have different views on vehicles.

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The Notes.

Quiz
1.MG is a subsidiary of which company
SAIC Motor UK, which in turn is owned by the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor
2.BMW stands for
Barvarian motor works
3.Chery Motors was founded in what year
1997 in China
4. What was the global launch at motor show
Corvette or infinity qx80
5.motoring middle east hosted what at motor show
-ignition live
6Subaru was formerly what company?
Fuji Heavy Industries


Ferarri 812 superfast
488 spider

xc40

Bentley Grand Convertible
https://www.autoblog.com/2017/11/26/bentley-grand-convertible-19-total/
That's right, the abundant and abundantly luxurious Mulsanne-based Grand Convertible will arrive on public roads in 2019. However, Bentley plans just 19 examples of the droptops, and none of them will come to America; only Europe, the Middle East, and Russia have deemed the Grand Convertible roadworthy.

Retail price for the Grand Convertible, as if you could buy one in the store, is said to start at $3.5 million - roughly ten times more than the recently-facelifted Mulsanne Speed donor vehicle. (YouTube gearhead Shmee150 captured the new production look in video taken this month at the Bentley showroom in Dubai.)

E200 that machine is growing on me.

Camaro v Mustang, saw 2 giving it a go and the Camaro looks a bit sweeter to these eyes

Hyundai i10 thoughts?

The Nissan Leaf?

Do we want the Lincoln brand to bring back the Town Car?


New Mazda Crossover
If Mazda is going to increase sales, it's going to need more crossovers. According to company CEO Masamichi Kogai, a new crossover that won't cannibalize sales of the CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 is coming in 2021, to be built at the new U.S. factory Mazda is building in partnership with Toyota. The plant will be able to build 150,000 vehicles per year, and that full capacity will be reserved for the new CUV.

X5, nice!

Volvo began production of the XC40 today in Ghent, Belgium. But don’t get too excited, because the small crossover won’t arrive in U.S. dealerships until well into next year.
The XC40 is the first vehicle to sit on Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture. Co-developed with parent company Geely, this architecture will underpin a range of small cars. At the start of production, the XC40 will be available with a T5 turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with all-wheel drive. Other powertrains will arrive later.
To prepare for the XC40 and its new platform, Volvo expanded the Ghent plant’s body shop significantly. More than 363 new robots have been added, including one called “the Beast,” which lifts car bodies onto a conveyor belt near the ceiling of the plant. These upgrades should help Volvo make quick work of the 13,000 XC40 orders it has already received. In addition to the XC40, the facility is also home to the V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, and V60.

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