AD #1565 – Audi Reveals New R8, Paint that Makes You Police Proof, Infiniti “Tunes” Up

February 26th, 2015 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 6:46

- Honda Ridgeline to Boost MPGs
- Volvo Making Progress
- Police-Proof Paint
- Honda’s Flight Simulator
- Audi Reveals Two Vehicles Ahead of Geneva
- Infiniti “Tunes” Up

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31 Comments to “AD #1565 – Audi Reveals New R8, Paint that Makes You Police Proof, Infiniti “Tunes” Up”

  1. Ukendoit Says:

    According to the Veil G5 website, their coating also helps protect your headlights against the yellowing and pitting from oxidation. If its true, that might make it worth the $100.

  2. Jon M Says:

    Hmm…sounds like the new Ridgeline might only be powered by four cylinders.

  3. WineGeek Says:

    John

    Does Veil G5 work?????

  4. Buzzerd Says:

    @WineGeek- that was my first question, if it works then $100 may be well worth it, if it doesn’t then….

  5. Jon M Says:

    It’s not a question of whether Veil G5 works or not, but do they post your bail when you get arrested for receiving stolen property, grand theft auto, or any other criminal charge resulting from the failed product!

  6. Buzzerd Says:

    @5- what?

  7. dcars Says:

    I think some ridge line customers were upset by the high cost, small bed, limited towing capicity and low mpg numbers. At that price point they could get a Chevy or Ford Pickup with better mileage, good towing capicity and a larger bed.

  8. marshy Says:

    re that video – hey, my last video has international distribution too, check it out on youtube…

    and btw, I didn’t catch any heat shield rattle in that sound track.

  9. Bradley Says:

    I thought when Audi used the term Avant it was referring to the wagon version of a car. Wait, yes…Google validates this.

    So why is Avant being used for a Sedan?

  10. Buzzerd Says:

    @7 – I would agee, there was little reason to buy a ridge line over an avalanche, actually ” little” was about the only reason- it was smaller.

  11. Jon M Says:

    #6 Buzzerd

    Who would really be concerned about Veil G5 working? And when it doesn’t work would you rather be compensated with a new bottle, refunded for the cost, or have your bail paid by the manufacturer?

    Of course if you do use Veil G5 and YOUR car gets stolen, well, then the product has truly failed you.

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7, etc. Ridgeline is too thirsty because it is kind of heavy for its size, and it has a 5-speed autobox with a top gear that is too short for best mpg. Also, it is sold only with 4WD, which doesn’t help mpg, and mpg bragging rights.

    The bottom line is that the Ridgeline was designed for what most people actually do with pickup trucks, carry from one to four people with the bed empty without towing anything, and with a little cargo which might be conveniently stored in the “trunk” which the Ridgeline has. It was not designed to appeal to those who buy pickup trucks for the macho image of the current batch of GM/Ford/Ram offerings. That group make up a lot of American pickup buyers.

    If the next Ridgeline gets better mpg and costs less, it will sell better, but it still won’t appeal to those who want a pickup that looks kind of like a Peterbilt.

  13. HtG Says:

    Where are all the Ridgelines hiding, the PNW with Bigfoot? I think I haven’t seen five of these trucks in my life. Oddly, it always makes me angry, too.

  14. HtG Says:

    Does anybody else think Audi’s new design language is getting a bit more loud than elegant?
    And 600+ hp? I guess what China wants, China gets.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Oddly, I see more Ridgelines in Kokomo, IN, than in my area in Florida where import name plates dominate. I don’t see many Ridgelines anywhere, though.

    Honda CRV is becoming a hot item, apparent low end CRV’s. A few minutes ago, a saw two of them parked together at my condo, both with steel wheels.

  16. Buzzerd Says:

    @11 – I didn’t realize they used IR for data gathering but either way I have theft insurance on my truck and car so I don’t really care if it happens to get stolen, not much of a concern around here anyway. Also this is just like a radar detector, yes you can still get a ticket with one, it’s a bit of defense but certainly not a guarantee. I know mine has saved me many tickets.

  17. Buzzerd Says:

    @12- I think it’s thirsty because it’s a truck. Look at the new colorado’s and the Fords, even with all the new technology and brand new designs they still require X amount of fuel to drive down a road.

  18. Ukendoit Says:

    @9 -You are right, but if you click on the Audi link in the transcript, it mentions this is a five door wagon based on the Prologue coupe. It doesn’t look like a wagon in the video, but it is a sporty low-roofed wagon. You can see more pics elsewhere on the web that show the rear better.
    This is also covered in Automobile Magazine: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/geneva/2015/1502-audi-prologue-avant-concept-brings-sexy-five-door-looks-to-geneva/

  19. Stryder Says:

    John,

    I predict the return to the US market of the station wagon (last wk’s autoline). Why? Because the lower frontal area means that a station wagon will get better fuel economy than a tall Mini-van but will still have enough room to haul everyone’s stuff. Remember, you heard it hear first :)

  20. Kit Gerhart Says:

    17 It’s thirsty because it’s the truck, with the high aero drag of a truck, but it is on the thirsty side for one its size and weight.

    Ridgeline’s EPA combined rating is 3 mpg worse than a similar size V6, 4WD Colorado, and one mpg worse than a much larger, V8 4WD Silverado. In CR’s testing, a V8 crew cab Silverado beat the Ridgeline by one mpg.

  21. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18 Other cars companies might call it a “shooting brake.” In any case, it’s enough like a wagon (or hatchback} that I like it.

  22. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The grill of the Audi looks too much like a Ford, though. When Ford first copied the Aston Martin nose for the Fusion, I really liked it, but I’m now seeing way too much of it.

  23. Phil Says:

    Hi John,
    You asked if the new Honda jet is the “Civic of the sky”? I think a more apt name would be the Air-cord of the sky, lol.

    By the way, when can we look for your real world, Autoline test of that licence plate cloaking paint you reported on?

    Thanks,

    Phil and Dakota

  24. pedro fernandez Says:

    In Fla if you buy a Ridgeline, you lose your redneck card.

  25. HtG Says:

    Maybe if Honda made an Acura version of the Ridgeline? Paste on some jewelry, hire the Liam Neeson, and double the price!

  26. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Buy a HondaJet, and get a free Ridgeline.

  27. Ziggy Says:

    I wonder if the new Ridgeline will have the spare tire under a hinged door of the bed of the truck like the current one does, made changing a tire a chore if you had any kind of cargo or were hauling any kind of dirt or mulch in the bed and had to remove it all before you could access the spare tire. Not a good design to say the least.

  28. Kit Gerhart Says:

    26 I guess that’s another indication that the Ridgeline was designed for the typical pickup driver who rarely carries anything in the bed. As far as spare tires, though, it’s been about 30 years since I’ve needed to use one.

  29. XA351GT Says:

    Audi R8 , great another car using the Aston Martin/ Ford, now Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota grille. Hell why doesn’t every car maker adopt the style of grille? That way they can prove that creativity is dead.

    Hey I know how you can save that $100 for the Veil G5 and not get a speeding ticket. Obey the speed limits. If you want to speed than accept the risk of getting busted.

    Ridgeline , good luck you’ll need it.

  30. Kit Gerhart Says:

    If this Veil stuff actually works, the company should be shut down immediately, along with other companies selling “disappearing plate” products like smoke grey covers, and frames that cover part of the information on a plate.

  31. w l simpson Says:

    Veil G5 is a purchase with intent.