AD #2713 – DoJ Subpoenas Ford Over DCT Trans, C8 Corvette Production Delayed, Tesla to Reveal ‘Cybertruck’

November 7th, 2019 at 11:44am

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Runtime: 7:37

0:07 Toyota Up in a Down Market
0:40 Another UAW Official Charged
1:17 DoJ Subpoenas Ford for Transmission Info
2:20 C8 Corvette Production Delayed
2:36 C8 Corvette Officially the Fastest Ever
2:57 Jaguar Makes Reproduction Toolkit for E-Types
3:35 Tesla to Reveal ‘Cybertruck’
4:06 Fiat to Get Out of the Minicar Segment
5:09 Stolen, Wrecked SEMA Car Still Gets Spotlight
5:47 Sports Car Segment Down, Performance Vehicles Up
6:34 SEAT Tests Parts Delivering Drones

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27 Comments to “AD #2713 – DoJ Subpoenas Ford Over DCT Trans, C8 Corvette Production Delayed, Tesla to Reveal ‘Cybertruck’”

  1. Albemarle Says:

    Fiat doesn’t have a whole lot more to offer than small cars, do they? Looks more and more like a Peugeot Chrysler merger.

  2. Lambo2015 Says:

    Not sure Cyber truck is going to steal much press. Its always interesting whenever Tesla reveals something but as far as being a practical truck, let alone reaching production… Ahe its much like the previews at the movies. More hype than anything.

    Jaguar tool kit, Buy a reliable car and you don’t need a tool kit.

    Fiat announcing they’re getting out of the minicar business.. like it was a choice. As EVs continue to come out it pretty much makes the small car segment obsolete.

    Looking forward to the AAH on new 3D printing. It looks a lot like and EDM machine where they are adding material instead of removing it.

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    1 Fiat has cars that are mainstream in Europe, I think Tipo is a cheaper VW Golf competitor, but the PSA products in those markets are probably better.

  4. cwolf Says:

    Looks like the Fed’s are cleaning the UAW house without its member having to go to the trouble.
    Time will tell if they can get their house in order before the end of the 5 year probation.

    But don’t forget that many FCA exec’s will be sharing neighboring jail cells.
    FCA V.P. Lacobelli made a $1.5 M bribe to union brass to better FCA at the bargaining table, then had their financial analysts conceal the fraud. Betcha we’ll see more FCA heads roll as these rats jump ship.
    I wonder why Autoline doesn’t report FCA misdeeds?

  5. ArtG Says:

    Can’t Ford just ignore the subpoenas? It seems OK for other people in Washington?

  6. Sean McElroy Says:

    @cwolf – We just haven’t reported on it recently. Here’s two past shows: http://www.autoline.tv/daily/?p=56938 and http://www.autoline.tv/daily/?p=56821. I don’t think there’s been much new news on FCAs part in the corruption. But as we said before, this is far from over.

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    4 Yeah 10 have pleaded guilty so far but how many will be arrested? The ones receiving the bribes are just as guilty as the ones that paid them. I bet anyone that was involved has to be sweating bullets about now. I hope they round them all up and make an example to all the future executives and give them the same amount of time in prison as your everyday Joe would get for stealing 1 Million dollars.

  8. merv Says:

    I’m on my second Ford with the DCT transmission, and I’m quite happy with it(and the previous car). Never have been back to the dealer for updating/reflashing. Going down a local steep hill it shifts down a little early,but other than that,seems to work fine

  9. cwolf Says:

    GM Lohttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-lordstown-sale/gm-sells-shuttered-ohio-plant-to-ev-truck-start-up-idUSKBN1XH2R0rdstown plant is SOLD..SOLD…SOLD!

    A few jobs better than none… but another electric truck???

  10. cwolf Says:

    GM Lordstown plant sold as planned.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-lordstown-sale/gm-sells-shuttered-ohio-plant-to-ev-truck-start-up-idUSKBN1XH2R0

    A few jobs better than none… but another electric truck???

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Who is going to buy these electric trucks? They don’t have mufflers to remove, like Harleys, and gas trucks.

  12. Larry D. Says:

    So the bashful Bride Toyota is sitting on $56 billion cash and the groom, Elon, has a ton of hot new products in the pipeline… a match made in heaven… or rather, in the Accounting Department.

    If only the bride was not so delusional and had not bet the farm on Fools Cells instead…

  13. Larry D. Says:

    11 Maybe, like Rivian, they can get a contract for an electric van based on the stupid trucks.

  14. Larry D. Says:

    who were the fools who bought the Lordstown plant? greedy fools believing they will be the next Rivian or Tesla?

    They confirm Larry D’s “Separation Theorem”, a scientofic name on the old saying

    “A FOOL And his money are soon parted”….

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    12 The price would be too high. Yeah, it would certainly be a good fit, but unlikely to happen, even if Toyota accepted that it would be a good fit, with Tesla market cap at $60B.

  16. Larry D. Says:

    https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/toyota-byd-set-research-venture-develop-evs?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191107&utm_content=article8-image

    Minutes after I posted, I saw this article. Toyota will team with large Chinese Automaker BYD to research EVs. Most likely they need the partnership not for the tech knowledge but to gain entrance in the Biggest BEV market in the World (now and in the Future), China.

  17. Larry D. Says:

    I also saw an article on Lordstown, saying “Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed.”

    I bet GM sold it to that stupid a startup for next to nothing. Anybody has any knowledge about this, tell us.

  18. Larry D. Says:

    https://www.autonews.com/china/teslas-china-factory-will-make-or-break-elon-musks-vision?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191107&utm_content=article11-headline

    Leave it to journalists and TV anchors to always look at the worrisome side of things. Every silver lining has a cloud.

  19. Larry D. Says:

    https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/rolls-royce-adds-cullinan-black-badge-2020?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191107&utm_content=article12-headline

    Agonizing over what your next hearse should be? COnsider this “Black Badge” RR Cullinan breadvan on stilts.

  20. Kit Gerhart Says:

    17 Tesla paid $42M for Fremont, but the land, itself might have been worth that. Lordstown, not so much.

  21. Kate Mcleod Says:

    Can Autoline get the name of the guy who stole the SEMA Challenger? I think you should have him on the show.

  22. cwolf Says:

    Lordstown Motors Corp. has Workhourse Motors as a partner:

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/workhorse-group-signs-intellectual-property-licensing-agreement-with-lordstown-motors-corp-300954405.html

  23. Lambo2015 Says:

    19 In case you didn’t know your links to automotive news require a membership to view. So without the membership one can only see the headline.

  24. ChuckGrenci Says:

    21, I think that the guy who stole the SEMA Challenger is either at a bond hearing, out on bail or cooling his heels in jail. (or at least should be)

  25. Lambo2015 Says:

    22 Workhorse has an interesting website. Looks like they have built an EV delivery van and a pick-up truck also have a division or partner involved in package delivery by drones as well as a Hybrid VTOL personal helicopter.

  26. Lambo2015 Says:

    24; North Las Vegas Police arrested 33-year-old Jesse Grano on Nov. 5 for the theft of a car and ramming a Nevada Highway patrol vehicle inside of a parking garage.

    Grano was booked on charges of battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer, felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle and numerous misdemeanor charges. At the time of his arrest, he was wanted for attempted murder with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and 3 counts of child neglect.

    So my guess would be he is still in jail and probably will not be leaving the state anytime soon. Not sure why anyone would want to see an interview with this guy but it will most likely need to take place behind bars, as it should.

  27. ChuckGrenci Says:

    Thanks for the full details Lambo #26