AD #2095 – Shell’s Hydrogen Station of the Future, Nissan Gives NISMO a Boost, Q1 Mid-Size Truck Sales in the U.S.

April 25th, 2017 at 11:46am

Runtime: 7:15

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- Waymo Expands, Buys More Pacifica Hybrids
- Designworks Creates Shell Hydrogen Station of the Future
- Toyota Says Wild FT-4X Concept Nearly Production Ready
- Nissan Creates New Unit to Expand NISMO
- First Quarter Mid-Size Truck Sales in the U.S.
- EV Startup Working on Off-Road SUV

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12 Comments to “AD #2095 – Shell’s Hydrogen Station of the Future, Nissan Gives NISMO a Boost, Q1 Mid-Size Truck Sales in the U.S.”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Is NISMO Nissan’s version of Scion?

  2. Barry Rector Says:

    With the Detroit 3 throwing so much money on the hoods of the full size truck, I wonder how much this impacts the sales of the mid size trucks?

  3. Igor Says:

    Why buy half the cow(pick-up) when you can get the whole cow for the same price. Maybe what is needed is a cheaper smaller pick-up like the original Ranger, S-10 size for the urban pick-up customer.

  4. Lex Says:

    This year is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the original Knight Rider TV Show featuring that amazing Black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am known as KITT. Since Pontiac is no longer around nor the Trans Am I would like to suggest that Elon Musk and the team at Tesla think about putting together a Knight Rider Special Edition Model S with all the extras. A P100D in “Solid Black” with a Tan interior, Sunroof and 19 inch Silver Slipstream Wheels would be a great look for the Knight Rider Special Edition Tesla Model S. Since KITT had a red flashing LEDs across his front grill, which is illegal in most states. I would suggest white LEDs on either side of the Tesla “T” on the front nose of the Model S would be a fitting tribute to the original Knight Rider IMHO. If Team Tesla could get this Special Edition to speak simple phrases and or notifications to the driver and passenger like “Door Ajar” this would add
    personality to the Special Edition.

  5. merv Says:

    that bollinger chassis is amazing,a cool piece of tech,just needs a more attractive body option.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    “Bolinger says it will have best-in-class horsepower, torque…” That should be easy, being in a class of one.

  7. Ctech Says:

    @ #1 – Kit NISMO is Nissan’s version of AMG, or Mopar’s SRT.

    @ #2 – I was thinking the same thing. With the introduction of the new Ford Ranger just around the corner the mid-sized market will get more crowded.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6. Thanks. I had only read the transcript when I made comment #1. After seeing the video, it would have appeared to be other than Scion.

    What America needs, to the extent it needs more pickup trucks, is a basic, cheap “standard cab” pickup. You can’t get any of the so-called mid size trucks that way, only extended and “crew cab.”

  9. blueovalblood Says:

    That Bollinger “box on wheels” sure looks a lot like the first gen Bronco!!!!!

  10. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I still see quite a few S-10 pickups around my parts and I think that size still has some market potential. The Ridgeline and the new Hyundai appear closest to that size; let’s see how they do in the market. The midsize truck are pretty great trucks, but has been said before, they almost cost the same as a full size (in some cases). I’d still be a ‘player’ in the S-10 sized truck, not so much with the new Colorado (though I did give it a good look before moving on). Won’t buy foreign so the Honda and Hyundai won’t make my cut either (not on my high-horse, just my preference not to buy those).

  11. Brett Says:

    #9
    If somebody cloned the 1978 Toyota Tacoma ExtraCab, I’d seriously consider buying it.

    If RAM brought the 700 into the US market, I’d seriously consider buying it.

    If the Ridgeline wasn’t so damned expensive (IMO), I’d seriously consider buying it.

  12. veh Says:

    We’ll consider a midsize truck when our F150 lease is up. The towing capacity is our primary concern and the midsize trucks are capable enough for us (small travel trailer). Driving an F150 is like piloting a barge. It’s great on the highway, tows like a dream but it’s a PITA on narrow roads or to park.