AD #2188 – Audi Concept Hints at Future Design, Mercedes Reveals F1-Powered Supercar, How Retailers Can Boost Revenue

September 12th, 2017 at 11:45am

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- Audi Aicon Concept
- BMW i Vision Dynamics
- Land Rover Discovery SVX
- Kia Proceed Concept
- Kia Stonic
- Mercedes GLC F-CELL
- Mercedes Concept EQA
- Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
- Advantages of Gap Insurance

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13 Comments to “AD #2188 – Audi Concept Hints at Future Design, Mercedes Reveals F1-Powered Supercar, How Retailers Can Boost Revenue”

  1. Lambo2015 Says:

    Have never found much from Kia to be all that exciting but I do like their concept. Great looking concepts, thanks Sean.

  2. Barry T Says:

    IMHO if KIA wants to turn things around in the US market, they might consider seeing how fast they can deliver more vehicles like these to the USA, not just Europe. They have the value proposition figured out, but need more SUV variants (like Stonic) in their mix.

  3. Buzzerd Says:

    GAP insurance- many companies are including that in the coverage for the first couple years, my motorcycle had the coverage also

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The last I knew, the Soul was KIA’s best seller. Something like the Proceed concept would be a “flashier” alternative. Is that vehicle is “shooting brake”?

    I guess the Stonic is one size smaller than Sportage. If so, it should be a hot seller in North America, and would not compete with another KIA product. They should bring it on.

  5. bob zigmanth Says:

    Beware of used cars coming out of Texas and Florida

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    4, continued…
    Reading the article, it looks like the Stonic may be manual transmission only. That would rule out 95% of Americans as potenial customers.

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    85% of all statistics are made up on the spot. Right Kit? :-)

    I appreciate a good manual transmission and I know its days are numbered even in the sports cars but, hey at least my motorcycle still has a clutch.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    My 95% was based on the last stats I’ve seen on the number of automatics vs manuals sold in the U.S. I suspect more than 5% of Americans can drive a manual, sort of, but they don’t buy them.

    Actually, I’m surprised that there aren’t more automatic motorcycles available. Other than the scooters, there are very few automatic bikes made.

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    Yea I could see Honda offering the Goldwing in an auto. Maybe other large cruiser bikes but I think most bike riders like the driving experience of shifting and such. Not sure how much interest their would be.

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    I don’t believe you shift the electric motorcycles.

  11. Ziggy Says:

    Honda could easily offer an automatic on their dirt bikes since they already have an automatic on one of their quads, it even has a torque converter just like a car and you can choose to shift it manually or let it do the gear shifting itself. And no belts to worry about either.

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I have a Honda SilverWing with a rubber belt CVT. Also have a KLR650.

    Honda sells a 700cc automatic motorcycle; I don’t remember what they call it, but I don’t think it sells very well. I’ve heard a couple people mention that they’d like a big “cruiser” with an automatic, but no one makes one, that I know of.

  13. Albemarle Says:

    Our insurance company provides waiver of depreciation insurance as a matter of practice. Not at all expensive and it’s nice we would deal with just one insurance conpany.