AD #2002 – Paris Bans Half of All Cars, Dodge Introduces AWD Challenger, Lexus Loves LEDs

December 7th, 2016 at 11:57am

Runtime: 7:37

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- Paris Bans Half of All Cars
- Minivan Segment Slowdown
- The Power of Pistons
- Dodge Introduces AWD Challenger
- Lexus Loves LEDs
- Opel’s New Insignia

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14 Comments to “AD #2002 – Paris Bans Half of All Cars, Dodge Introduces AWD Challenger, Lexus Loves LEDs”

  1. Dave Thompson Says:

    Nissan Quest, long extinct in Canada

  2. G.A.Branigan Says:

    I don’t care what anybody says,the city pollution numbers speak for themselves.The USA has done an outstanding job in reducing air pollution.LA @ 65,and Detroit @ 27? This is good.

  3. Hal C Says:

    Any idea what the Ford Transit wagon sales were? It also is a passenger mini-van.

  4. Tuck&Roll Says:

    This shows that the U.S. is succeeding in reducing air pollution. However, we are continually blamed for not complying and one of the biggest contributors to the problem. More disinformation to inflict more draconian emissions measures. There will come a time when the EPA and CARB will have exceeded the laws of physics and will drive us all back to animal power. I don’t know if I would like a mule or a horse?

  5. XA351GT Says:

    The Insignia is also the new Holden Commodore.

  6. MARSHALL Says:

    If the manufacturers wanted to sell more minivans they could always add some more excitement to them. I’d start by offering a two-tone paint job to change up the appearance, and offer an optional engine with an extra 75 or so horsepower for the performance fans.

  7. MARSHALL Says:

    #5 I recall a few years ago Mercedes had a AMG version of their minivan and it was a hoot!

  8. Drew Says:

    @3 – I believe bovines are a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions (methane). Cars are cleaner!

  9. Roger T Says:

    air pollution also reflects geography, weather and population density. European cities and certainly Beijing are much denser than Detroit or LA. Detroit also sees much more wind than Paris. Finally, air temperature and moisture content also impact the ability for pollution to disperse.
    I would not conclude the us does a better job without input from someone that knows what they are talking about…

  10. John McElroy Says:

    #8. Pollution varies by time of day and by different seasons. Even so, when the worst city in the US, Los Angeles, is so much cleaner than Paris and Beijing, that’s really saying something. LA has the worst air pollution in the US because it sits in a bowl, surrounded by the San Gabriel mountains, which trap that pollution. And yet if you fly into LA, on most any day you can now see those mountains, something that was not true 20 years ago.

  11. Terry Says:

    Given that the Chrysler Pacifica now competes against the Dodge Caravan and replaces the Town and Country, it is no wonder that the Caravan sales have dropped. What is more surprising is how well the Caravan is keeping its sales. To be a fair comparison, you should add all three of those models (53,981) to show how dominant Chrysler is in this sector.

  12. cwolf Says:

    So let’s wait and see just how long it takes Trump’s new EPA pick to screw all that has been gained.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Too many cheater diesels in Europe.

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    11 It won’t take long. Trump’s EPA pick is the Oklahoma attorney general.