AD #2240 – Infiniti Reveals New QX50, BMW Sells Carbon Fiber JV Stake, Hyundai Electric CUV Details

November 27th, 2017 at 11:32am

Runtime: 7:27

0:30 BMW Sells Carbon Fiber JV Stake
1:09 BMW Boosts R&D Spending
1:42 November Car Sales Expected to Slide
2:52 Infiniti Reveals New QX50
3:30 Mercedes Teases New A-Class Interior
5:13 Hyundai Electric CUV Details

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9 Comments to “AD #2240 – Infiniti Reveals New QX50, BMW Sells Carbon Fiber JV Stake, Hyundai Electric CUV Details”

  1. Jesse Says:

    While Hyundai has been very innovative over the last decade and really led the way in years gone by with their Hyundai Assurance back in 08-09 during the recession…and their all new designs of the 2011-2015 cars.. and many other things they were daring enough to do…they have dropped the design ball over the last 2 redesigns and are losing sales because of it. I hope they get their heads out of their asses and realize that if a car isn’t attractive looking, you WILL NOT get people’s attention no matter what you do. All these new techy cars are great,but THE STYLING is where it’s at!! Look at Nissan as a case in point.Their Murano and Rogue do not ride,handle or drive anywhere near as good as the Hyundai Santa fe or Tucson but they’re selling like crazy BECAUSE OF LOOKS! Same with the maxima. Wake up HYUNDAI!You’re sales people are starving.

  2. Ctech Says:

    As Hyundai has tried to move upscale in the minds of the consumer, unfortunately not all of the dealers in the U.S. have followed. Many dealers still look outdated compared to the competition, and the sales staff, still treats the customers as a mark.

  3. BobD Says:

    Not impressed with the Mercedes interior. The air vents look cheap and out of place for a luxury car. I think it was the new Jeep that was showing off their new interior on one of their models and they had something very similar looking, and I think they were going for a more simplistic/retro look.

  4. Drew Says:

    Sorry Jesse, but styling is in the eye of the beholder. I personally find every, and I mean EVERY, Nissan vehicle to be very ugly… perhaps ugliest in class. Nissan has been “buying” market share.

    Hyundai’s issue is they are trying to move upmarket faster than customers’ perceptions. I agree the latest design iterations are not as avante guard as the prior generation, but I will say the designs are more “mature”.

  5. Mac Says:

    I think Hyundai / Kia have winning designs, but it’s their powertrain elements that are holding them back. They’ve just begun to introduce their 8-speed automatics when most of their competition (except Ford) has already introduced theirs, with GM & Honda pretty much moving everything to 9-speed / 10-speed transmissions. Also, while Hyundai’s engines are the epitome of smooth & quiet operation, they lag their competition in fuel economy.

  6. Roger T Says:

    So an all new, long range electric SUV with fast charge capability coming up. Who’s ready to go electric?

  7. Bob Wilson Says:

    Can anyone explain why BMW adding Dow as a carbon fiber supplier is news except to stock holders?

    As a general rule of thumb, smart companies multi-source to encourage cost competition and the risk of a single supplier disrupting their supply chain.

    Is there another story behind this report?

  8. Lambo2015 Says:

    I always felt like Hyundai / Kia designs were just rip offs of BMW & MB. Certainly took styling cues from the luxury brands and just made slight modifications. Maybe now they are trying to actually do original designs is why their designs are not as good.

  9. John McElroy Says:

    #7. BMW bragged that it locked in the best carbon supply when it bought most of SGL. It deliberately prevented VW from investing in the company. And it bragged that the facility in Moses Lake, WA ran on hydro power, so it was getting carbon fiber with the lowest possible carbon footprint. Now it dumps that investment and turns to Dow. That indeed is news.