AD #2200 – Delphi Announces Spin-Off Names, New Ford Truck Flirts w/ $100,000, Toyota & Mazda Form New EV JV

September 28th, 2017 at 11:46am

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- Delphi Announces Spin-Off Company Names
- Detroit 3 to Lose N.A. Production Lead
- Caterpillar Develops Aftermarket Autonomous Mining Solution
- Ford Introduces New Super Duty Limited
- Toyota & Mazda Form New EV Joint Venture
- Toyota Shows Off Latest Autonomous Technology

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12 Comments to “AD #2200 – Delphi Announces Spin-Off Names, New Ford Truck Flirts w/ $100,000, Toyota & Mazda Form New EV JV”

  1. Lambo2015 Says:

    Sean, Wall Street penalizes almost any company that has anything to do with automotive. Please explain.

  2. Drew Says:

    @1 – Wall Street makes its money when people sell AND buy stocks. “Smoke stack” stocks are often bought and held by investment traditionalists… not the kind of audience that pays a lot of commissions. In contrast, Wall Street found a stronger commission flow with “impatient” investors…. wanting to ride rocket ships, even those without profits.

  3. Chuck Grenci Says:

    While money doesn’t buy much anymore, a 100,000 dollar truck still seems ridiculous; I wonder what the margin is on that maxed-out truck?

  4. Wim van Acker Says:

    @3: $70k?

  5. Sean McElroy Says:

    @Lambo2015 – Some automotive companies have been turning record profits for years, but yet stock values stay low because, it seems, Wall Street is just waiting for another Great Recession. On the other hand, stock prices for tech companies and Tesla, who spends all the cash it gets and doesn’t turn a profit, are very high.

  6. XA351GT Says:

    If they are going to charge almost a 100K for a truck it should at least have rich Corinthian Leather ,LOL. Sorry I don’t care how much crap you put on a truck I’d never pay 100K even if I could.

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    #5 Thanks Sean
    #6 XA351GT As I watch the many car/garage shows on TV, I’ve seen some of the amazing vehicles that can be had for under 100K. For that kind of cash I could get a 800 hp diesel, lifted chassis, Big wheels, custom interior, with accessories not even offered by Ford. I’ll pass as if I could justify it anyway.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    That $100K pickup should depreciate to about half that in 3-4 years.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    5 Tesla has a ‘cult’ following, like Apple, only more so. That brings about high stock prices.

  10. Len Simpson Says:

    US automakers have been losing ground ever since they fluffed off Demming & He went to Japan.
    There is a monument to him in Japan

  11. Frank Nelson Says:

    Japan’s highest award for a company is the Demmings prize. Japan, Inc. got it. Detroit was too smart.

  12. BobD Says:

    Early in my career (the 1980′s) within GM, we had a lot of Deming training and management was serious about his philosophies and I saw a lot of good come from it. However, as time went on, new management replaced old and Deming got lost and the only thing that matter was cutting cost, cutting cost, cutting cost. Quality was secondary and there was no hesitation in screwing over long-term partner/suppliers just to save a few cents. We would often say, “Deming is dead”.