AD #1660 – First Look: 2016 Hyundai Tucson, Nissan to Use LG Batteries, GMC Sierra Updates

July 17th, 2015 at 11:53am

Runtime: 7:14

- Nissan to Dump NEC, Go with LG
- Magna Buys Getrag
- Big Rig Sales Peak?
- 2016 Hyundai Tucson
- GMC Sierra Updates
- UAW Contract Negotiations

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24 Comments to “AD #1660 – First Look: 2016 Hyundai Tucson, Nissan to Use LG Batteries, GMC Sierra Updates”

  1. Lex Says:

    That new 2016 Tucson will be a winner!

  2. MJB Says:

    Alright, Buzzard… There you have it. I believe you were looking at the Crosstrek as an only option before. Now (with the Limited Ultimate All-Wheel package) you can throw the Tuscon into the mix too.

  3. Buzzerd Says:

    no interest in a Hyundai anything.

  4. Albert Pryor Says:

    NEC should repurpose their product to serve as backup emergency power for homes and mom and pop businesses when storms knock down local power lines. It would allow for continued production well into the future, assuring stability of their labor force,and no blowback from critics over the use of federal funds towards a failed enterprise.

  5. jack586 Says:

    I find it strange that Tesla’s Giga factory likely does not to have the best battery formula and yet is spending 5 billion dollars just on the construction of the building.

    I really believe Tesla will go belly up sometime in the near future. Elon Musk is one hell of a huge gambler and will not win with his huge gamble.

  6. RS Says:

    #3 I have the same opinion of Hyundai/Kia – no interest. Several reports on their lack of interest in dealing with troublesome vehicles, even under warranty. But I have become a little less “impressed” (get it?) by Subaru since CR has come out with their findings on oil consumption. The German cars have always had reliability issues so nothing new there. Their oil consumption difficulties just add another reason to avoid them.

  7. MJB Says:

    #4. I believe the statement in the Autoline piece about the superiority of LG batteries was in reference to automotive use batts.

    Keep in mind that the primary target for the batteries to be built at the Gigafactory are not for automotive applications. They’re for power generation and storage in industrial, commercial and residential applications.

  8. MJB Says:

    oops. wrong number. My last post is in reference to #5 – jack586

  9. HtG Says:

    UAW on Autoline

    I don’t know how you do it, John. Some parts of the industry, like wage negotiations and strategy, I just haven’t got the ability to follow.

  10. rick Says:

    were profit sharing not taxed as though you just hit the lottery, profit sharing would be fine. if profit sharing is considered part of one`s compensation it should be taxed as regular compensation. the problem is the 42% tax rate of profit sharing.

  11. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I was hoping that no news was good news, however, I just found out that Jules Bianchi has succumbed to his injuries from the Japanese Grand Prix. Rest in peaces Jules.

  12. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Darn forum; that should read: Rest in peace. Sorry

  13. HtG Says:

    It’s a tragic loss. He should be here still, getting fitted for a seat at Ferrari.

  14. HtG Says:

    inadvertent Ebay Boxster humor

    A guy listing his Boxster laments that he doesn’t really drive it much. He writes, “2 kids and my wife are just not practical for this vehicle.”

  15. Chuck Grenci Says:

    …………seems to me HtG that a Boxster would be practical (and requisite) for his ‘mental health’ with two kids and a wife. :D

  16. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Sounds like there’s a new mini van headed that guys way….lol.Most of us here have gone through the same thing,but decades ago.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    16 When I was a kid, most families used, you know, cars. Most were 2- and 4-door sedans and hardtops, with a much smaller number of convertibles and wagons. Farmers and construction workers used pickup trucks for work, but rarely as family transportation.

    Yes, that was a long time ago, like 5-6 decades.

  18. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Yeah… was a while ago.I remember going into town in my dad’s 51 ford pickup.Every sunday to buy a newspaper,and stop at the bakery for some fresh kaiser rolls.Much simpler times back then.I loved that trip every week with my dad.

  19. HtG Says:

    Saturday morning bagel run here in southern NY. You could see them forming the dough and layering on the toppings. Greek baker, hey it’s NY.

    I can still do the veggie and fruit haul, beating the church crowd on Sundays.

  20. HtG Says:

    Like Gary Vasilash said this week on AAH, what’s interesting about cars is changing. I hope I keep up.

  21. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’ve mostly kept up with the powertrain stuff, but not the rest, where the change is actually taking place. For autodom to stay interesting, I guess I need to adjust.

  22. HtG Says:

    For me, it’s about driver involvement and control. The more the car does, the less I feel myself an enthusiast. I respect what’s happening, think it’s better for society, but I’m colder about it. Sometimes, I wonder if I should have kept the stick, no ABS, Miata, a purist car.

  23. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Ya know what HtG? In 20 years from now they’ll be referring to what we have now as a purist car.Th’ times they are a changin’…..

  24. Biggie Says:

    DOE gave Nissan $1.4 billion for TN battery plant. So now they will buy from LG Korea?
    Whats going on with all this green thievery?