AD #2988 – Mazda MX-30 Coming to America; Kia Unveils New Logo; U.S. Car Sales a Mixed Bag

January 6th, 2021 at 11:57am

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Runtime: 9:24

0:08 U.S. Car Sales a Mixed Bag
1:39 Silverado Outsells Ram Pickup
1:51 Chevy Bringing in New Buyers
2:29 Hottest Auto Stocks
4:04 Kia Unveils New Logo
5:05 Ford Guard Mode Now Available in Europe
5:42 Mazda MX-30 Coming to America
6:31 Car Thefts Rising in U.S.
7:26 More GM & Honda EV Details
8:08 Most EV Owners Won’t Go Back to ICE Cars

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24 Comments to “AD #2988 – Mazda MX-30 Coming to America; Kia Unveils New Logo; U.S. Car Sales a Mixed Bag”

  1. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Speaking of Ford and Kia, I knew 4 people who bought Ford Aspires, maybe the last product of the Ford/Kia partnership. They were selling them really cheap, maybe about $4K. They were very basic cars, 2-door hatchback with manual transmission and no A/C, but one of these buyers put well over 100K miles on one with no major problems.

  2. Norm T Says:

    Honda: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!

  3. Drew Says:

    Sean, did Silverado outsell Ram for the calendar year, the 4th quarter, or just the month of December?

  4. Lambo2015 Says:

    When it comes to Fords “Guard mode”. That seems nice You’ll get an alert, but can you remotely shut the vehicle down or are you just notified so you can watch them drive off in your stolen vehicle? I used to repossess cars in Detroit years ago and realized that car alarms don’t do much especially if you can tow it away. No need to open a door or start so might not even get an alert with guard mode unless it also detects movement. So I don’t see it being a great help when it comes to stealing the whole vehicle but I could see it deterring thief’s from breaking in to take tools and such.

  5. Lambo2015 Says:

    I would expect that most EV owners will stay with an EV. These first buyers are the people that have a lifestyle and driving habits that align with using an EV. 90% did their research and knew it would work for them. The 10% that said they may go back to an ICE probably bought an EV without realizing all the constraints. Seems about right.
    Another good question would be of SUV/CUV and crossover owners how many will go back to a sedan? I bet the percentage may be similar and that could slow the adaptation to EVs with so few available. Seems lots of new EV trucks are coming but where are the SUV/CUVs?

  6. Rey Says:

    Jan 6 2021 TSLA @ $770/ Share, only a few more to Morgan Stanley PT of $810, it will reach PT of $1000 by end of year, happy investing in Tesla and BEVs.

  7. Rey Says:

    #5 lambo, once you go Tesla you won’t go back to any other brand, it’s like going back to Nokia after using a Smartphone, many Samsung Smartphone users also switch to Apple later.

  8. Rey Says:

    Elon Musk expects the Tesla mod Y CUV to get about 70% of Tesla sales.
    The Chinese EV stocks to buy are BYD , Nio, Spent,they will grow at the rate of 10% to 20% YOY going forward,Geely is good ,not sure if it is Public, they own Volvo, 10% of Daimler, Lynk, and Lotus.

  9. Norm T Says:

    GM is reporting they sold the most trucks of anyone. I guess that includes Ford F-150.

  10. Bob Wilson Says:

    When I saw the VW droids, a voice said, “These are not the droids you are looking for.” … Star Wars

  11. John McElroy Says:

    #3. Drew, Silverado outsold Ram for December and the 4th quarter, but Ram was ahead for the year.

  12. Warwick Dundas Says:


    Pedantic Point. I noticed you said the Mazda CX-30 is coming to America, but the vehicle shown was the MX-30. I assume it is the MX-30 that is coming. A rare mistake but we are all human.

  13. Lambo2015 Says:

    7 Rey I have driven a Tesla and I’ll stick with my ICE for now. An EV just would not work for me right now. Also to your point about Apple. My work phone is an Apple and my personal phone is Android and I prefer the Android operating system. I find Apple requires more steps to conduct the same function done with fewer steps on the android. Simple things like attaching photos to a text or moving photos into albums. Even correcting a word on an apple requires you to hold your finger down then slide a cursor to the middle of the word to change a letter where Android allows you to touch with a single tap and place the cursor where you need it. Simple things like that I find annoying on Apple.

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7,13 I’ve known more people who have switched from iPhone to android, than the other way. I’ve had android since I’ve had smart phones.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    13 Also, it is easier to arrange app icons on the home screens with android, and leave rarely used apps off of home screens.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 That would include Silverado, Sierra, Canyon, and Colorado.

  17. Sean McElroy Says:

    @Warwick – You’re totally right. Unfortunately, that one slipped through. Thanks for pointing that out.

  18. JoeS Says:

    16 I always thought that the Silverado/Sierra numbers and the Colorado/Canyon should be added together. They are almost identical. The difference between the two only matters to the dealer selling the truck and the buyer that cares about the slight styling differences. Count me in on the second group.

  19. Tom Cain Says:

    While my Silverado key fob is still small, so many of them have gotten too damn big! Nobody wants to carry some of those monstrosities in their pocket. No wonder people leave them in the car.

  20. Lambo2015 Says:

    The key fobs do seem to have gotten bigger from the early ones. I never leave a fob in the vehicle but I do sometimes forget to lock my one vehicle, due to the fact that my daily driver locks and unlock when the fob is near the car. So I got in the habit of knowing as I walk away the car locks automatically. Then I jump in my truck and head into a store and forget that I need to actually push the lock button.
    Cant complain though as it seems silly when I think about the days when I had to carry two keys and manually lock the car before getting out.

  21. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’ve heard that it runs the battery down more quickly with “keyless go” fobs left in a vehicle. Does anyone know if that is true?


    My car makes multiple horn honks if I leave the key fob in the car. Something I have heard when getting fuel with a passenger still inside the car.

    21) I could imagine that to be true as your car would be in a constant “ready to start” state with all the various ECUs no longer in sleep mode.

  23. Kit Gerhart Says:

    22 What I’ve heard refers to the key fob battery, rather than the vehicle battery.

    Recent GM cars do 2 or 3 short horn honks if you leave the fob in the vehicle.

  24. Kerri Says:

    That Kia logo looks weird. Doesn’t really look like letters to me.