AD #2142 – Kia’s Hamster Family Grows, Peugeot Jumps Back in Pick Up Segment, The Future of Ride-Sharing?

June 30th, 2017 at 11:48am

Runtime: 8:37

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- More Diesel Troubles for Bosch
- Kia Launches New Hamster Ad for Soul Turbo
- Peugeot’s New Pick Up
- Steel & Plastic Down, Aluminum Up
- Tesloop Offers Ride-Sharing in Teslas
- Demon’s AC Does Double Duty

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11 Comments to “AD #2142 – Kia’s Hamster Family Grows, Peugeot Jumps Back in Pick Up Segment, The Future of Ride-Sharing?”

  1. MJB Says:

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thought of this, but what Chrysler’s done by channeling chilled air from the AC into the intake of the Demon is something I always figured could be beneficial ever since my days as a wanna-be tuner with my ’91 Integra Coupe.

    I’m really flabbergasted that it took this long for somebody to do this.

  2. Alexander Carabitses Says:

    You won’t believe this, but the founder of Tesloop is actually a teenager named Haydn Seek. As it turns out, he and I will both be freshmen at Bentley University come this fall.

  3. Lisk Says:

    To the Autoline staff, another fulfilling show. Enjoy your well deserved time of next week.

  4. Kate McLeod Says:

    I saved the hamsters from oblivion. Long story.

  5. Drew Says:

    MJB, I thought about using the AC to cool the intake air back in the early 80s when turbocharged engines realized they needed intercoolers.

    Alexander, that teen’s name sounds like a child’s game (hide and seek), or his parents were having some fun (pun) at his expense.

  6. Ron Paris Says:

    Well, I guess now we know what Nissan did with all that tooling for early-2000-era Frontier/Navara pickups. Sold it off to Peugeot
    at what must have been bargain pricing for their new truck! The French can be so pathetic when they try hard.

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I may have missed something, but there must be some high thermal mass “cold storage” heat exchangers in the intake path. Surely, they are not running the a/c compressor during a run.

  8. Roger T Says:

    Plastics use is decreasing I presume in lbs / vehicle. Note lighter plastics are mostly foamed, in place of heavy interior panels.

  9. Daen Says:

    Hamster ? remembered this name for a minority in NY area :)

  10. Ukendoit Says:

    #4) Kate, we have a week before a new Autoline Daily, so you may as well share your long story whilst we wait.
    To the Autoline staff, enjoy your greatly warranted break! We will look forward to all the news catch-up once you get back.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Volvo is re-inventing itself as an all hybrid/EV car company.