AD #2563 – Lamborghini Sets Sales Record, Chevy Bolt Sales Could Crater, Can You Identify This Car?

March 29th, 2019 at 11:33am

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Runtime: 7:43

0:07 FCA Lays Off 1,500 Workers in Canada
0:53 Lamborghini Sets Sales Record
1:28 Gory Details of Renault-Nissan Spat
1:57 Can You Identify This Car?
2:46 Lyft Valued At $24 Billion In IPO
3:24 ZF Acquires Wabco for $7 Billion
4:04 Bolt Sales Could Crater
4:57 Protecting Vehicles from Hackers

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34 Comments to “AD #2563 – Lamborghini Sets Sales Record, Chevy Bolt Sales Could Crater, Can You Identify This Car?”

  1. Mike Shipley Says:

    Morris

  2. Mike Dale Says:

    Morris Oxford 1953 ?

  3. BobD Says:

    John, one correction on the Bolt EV tax credit… Starting April 1, the credit drops from $7500 to $3750 as reported. Then on October 1, it drops from $3750 to $1875. The $1875 credit then phases out completely on March 31, 2020. So the credits go away completely in 12 months, not six months.

  4. Buzzerd Says:

    We have seen the same trend in motorcycle sales as auto sales. People choosing SUV’s and CUV’s, motorcycles – the Adventure touring segment has been hot for years. There aren’t many reasons to buy a full on sport bike when many of the Adv touring bikes offer 90% of the performance with better comfort and luggage.

  5. Louis Fourie Says:

    The mystery car is a German Ford Taunus from 1939 to 1942

  6. Larry D. Says:

    Lots to talk about today.

    A. Inventories, I have alarmed the forum about them many days ago, they are 4 million vehicles wasting their owner’s $ and producing no revenues. They should have cut production months ago.

    B. Lambo “SUV”. There is no accounting for bad taste. This obese hatch that looks as if it was hit from the front is no SUV. If I wanted a Lambo, this atrocity is the last one I would ever consider.

    C. LYFT is valued at $24 Bill and Uber at 120 bills. There is one born every minute. But in case there are people who believe Uber is worth that much, here is a suggestion:

    WHen Uber is taken to criminal court for killing that poor 49 year old woman in Arizona or some other state with perfect weather, the Jury should award her survivors with an award of $55 billion. First, if you believe that laughable nonsense, Uber can easily afford it. Second, you the Jury will enter the record books as the highest jury award past, present or even FUTURE.

    D. Bolts. When GM loses $9,000 on each one it makes already, how easy is it for them to discount them? Even if they cost as much as a vastly superior and far better looking Model 3? NO. They cannot discount them. But maybe there is a Santa Claus, and its name is GM CRUISE. THEY are the ones that buy all the Bolts. They can buy the rest of them. Alternatively, GM can give them away on Wheel of Fortune!

  7. Larry D. Says:

    PS ATW: BIG Yawn. I could not wait for this tiny clip to finish, imagine how bored I would be to watch the whole thing.

    Finally, Your barn find. I am torn between a Noclue 1500 or a Beatsme 1200.

  8. John McElroy Says:

    #3. Bob, thanks for the correction!

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    4 I remember some earlier “adventure touring” bikes, like Yamaha TDM and Honda Transalp being popular in Europe when I was in France in 1992. They caught on in north America a few years later. A friend has a TDM, but they didn’t sell well in the US when they were new.

  10. Albemarle Says:

    I agree, looks a lot like a Morris with the front chrome and split windshield.

    GM was so keen on the Bolt EV at first, then really cooled off. They wouldn’t stock them here in Ontario while there was a $14,000 rebate, but now that there is no provincial rebate, most dealers have at least one in stock. If a drop of $3,750 stops Bolt EV sales in the U.S., what do you think losing a $14,000 rebate does to sales? This is not the decision making of a company that is anxious to sell them, period.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It’s hard to imagine people paying $200K and more for that Urus thing. Even the similar, but much better looking Porsche Cayenne is a bargain in comparison, and it’s not cheap, ~$125K, if you want the V8.

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I have no idea what the barn find is, but if it’s a Morris, it is a different model from the ones I saw when in Scotland. The Morris Minors I remember had front hinged doors, and I don’t remember a big hood ornament like that. I could be forgetting things, though.

  13. angelo ragosta Says:

    German ford taunus

  14. Dave Says:

    Buckeltaunus G73A

  15. ChuckGrenci Says:

    I was going to go with the Morris but after perusing the the internet I think the Buckeltaunus is the correct pick. I was going to post a link (but perhaps that would ruin other speculation).

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    14, 15 I agree, after finding some pictures. I didn’t see that hood ornament in any pictures, though. Could that be an aftermarket item, or maybe it came from a ’38 Pontiac in a junk yard, or something like that.

  17. Mario Says:

    Hudson

  18. ChuckGrenci Says:

    Kit, that hood ornament looks like a ’49 Ford (perhaps a little modification).

  19. Kit Gerhart Says:

    After looking at Pontiac ornaments, I knew it wasn’t that, as most are Indian heads, some that light up. I wonder if some Euro Fords came with ornaments like that, or maybe an owner of the “barn find” added it from a North American car.

  20. Dave Long Says:

    late 40s, very early 50s Ford Taunus (W. German)

  21. Tony Gray Says:

    I think the barn find is a rare sighting of the elusive Utopian Turtletop.

  22. R Jones Says:

    Barn Find Vauxhaul ?

  23. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It looks like Ferrari are back. LeClerc and Vettel need to be careful on the start.

  24. Kit Gerhart Says:

    ChuckGrenci, how long do you think Red Bull will give Gasly to get with it? He was outqualified by “second string” driver Albon.

  25. Larry D. Says:

    Was watching “Motorweek” on PBS (after first lowering the volume to 20%, its host is louder than a town crier) and among some rather uninteresting car test ( the small Lexus hybrid crossover and the new NSX) it also tested the new Indian motorcycle, which weighs more than.. 900 lbs, and has an understandably short range of 200 miles.

    So we went from the 6,000 lb Escalades and Navigators to the 1,000 lb bikes with 50% less range than a fully EV Tesla… upwards and onwards!

  26. joe Says:

    Why should it only be the Bolt whose sells will take a dive because of the government incentive being cut in half? How about the Leaf?

  27. Kit Gerhart Says:

    24 The Leaf still has the full $7500 credit available.

  28. ChuckGrenci Says:

    21,22, Kit, I’m hoping for a clean start so we can see if Ferrari is really on par with M/B. As far as Redbull, it is still early so we will have to wait to see what pans out. And see, if Haas is going to be ‘real’ this year.

  29. ChuckGrenci Says:

    24, The Leaf’s incentives will decrease when they reach the 200k units sold (as all the rest of the players) or until the program is eliminated or modified.

  30. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Here’s some info about the tax credit status for different cars.

    https://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/the-ins-and-outs-of-electric-vehicle-tax-credits.html

  31. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The F1 race was, well, interesting, but it was disappointing that Ferrari couldn’t take advantage of their grid positions. At least Leclerc made the podium, with the help of the safety car at the end. This must be getting embarrassing for Renault, with, apparently, 3 of their 4 power units failing. At least Leclerc’s didn’t quit completely.

  32. Kit Gerhart Says:

    29 Reading more, maybe “only” Sainz’s gearbox failed, rather than his engine/hybrid system, but apparently both Renault team cars stopped near the end of the race due to engine/hybrid system failures.

  33. Larry D. Says:

    Seen the Autos (April 19) Issue of CR? Lots of interesting and some shocking ratings, both overall and the test drive scores.

    The darling of Auto Journalists, those fake SUV Volvos like the XC90, got dismal ratings, a 52 overall and much below average (the worst!) reliability. And it gets an F- for price from me, some 4-cyl coffeemaker for close to $100k? Gimme a break!

  34. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The XC90 got a higher “road test” score than some of its more-or-less competition, like MDX and RX, but yeah, dismal reliability, especially compared to the Lexus.

    The price of the XC90 versions ranges from 47.7K to 104.9K. Yikes. The expensive one is a plug-in hybrid, though, but with only 17 miles of EPA electric range.