AD #3325 – Our Take: New Nissan Z; Tesla Opens Order Books for Semi; Magna’s Booming Business in Battery Enclosures

May 16th, 2022 at 11:48am

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Runtime: 11:05

0:08 Tesla Opens Order Books for Semi
0:42 Hyundai, Nissan To Build New EV Plants in U.S.
1:41 Ford Sells Off More Rivian Stock
3:29 BMW XM Is a High-Performance PHEV
4:38 Porsche Tests Cayman GT4 EV
5:15 Detroit Three Reinstate Mask Mandates
6:35 Magna’s Booming Business in Battery Enclosures
7:35 Automakers Turn Away from Russian Palladium
8:11 Driving Nissan’s New Z

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10 Comments to “AD #3325 – Our Take: New Nissan Z; Tesla Opens Order Books for Semi; Magna’s Booming Business in Battery Enclosures”

  1. rick Says:

    bravo to the automakers for turning away anything from putins russia

  2. ChuckGrenci Says:

    Nissan’s Z might be what you’re looking for but it fell short to the Mustang Mach1 and Supra at least in the 1/4 mile shoot out. Whatever floats your boat I guess. Here’s a link to the Hagerty video with Jason Cammisa (he always makes his videos fun):

  3. Stu Says:

    I’ll be interested to see how many companies put in reservations for a truck that has no release date. Especially from a company like Tesla which has yet to meet a single production deadline.

  4. MJB Says:

    That new Z is just one that I’m gonna have to withhold judgment on until I’ve seen it in person. In pictures and even video, I remain unimpressed by its aesthetics. Give me the last generation 300ZX body style just before it got the axe over this new one – even in pictures it rules (IMHO) ;)

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I like the color of the Z shown. It looks similar to the Elkhart Lake Blue on my Corvette.

    MINI now charges the same price for manual and automatic cars, and I think other BMWs do, if there are any manuals still available.

    The base price of the Z is considerably less than the Supra with the 6 cylinder, and a little less than the 4 cylinder Supra. I’ll have to see the Z “in person,” but I doubt that I’d want it over a similarly priced, or less expensive Camaro SS or Mustang GT.

  6. GM Veteran Says:

    I would love to hear the rationale for offering two different size screens in the new Z, especially since they are only 1 inch different in size. With the low production numbers for a car like this, it sure seems like they would be money ahead to simply produce it with the larger screen in all model variations and call it a day.

  7. GM Veteran Says:

    $20k just to secure your reservation for a truck with an unknown delivery date seems like a poor marketing decision. Though to be honest, I have no idea what type of deposit and ordering timeline are being offered by other heavy duty truck makers, even for a typical diesel semi.

    Large company CFOs probably take a dim view of this offer.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 Elon is probably trying to bring in a little money to make up for the drop in TSLA stock, resulting from the twitter drama.

  9. ChuckGrenci Says:

    8, I was thinking similar, that Elon was using someone else’s money for a year or so whether the sale goes through or not.

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    Well if Tesla can get just 10K reservations at 20K and tell them November 2024 since that is still next year. Then like typical Tesla when they get close to that production date push it out until May or June 2025 they can sit on 200 Million dollars of other peoples money for two years. With even a 5% yearly return they make 20 Mil doing nothing. So if some cancel and get a full refund Tesla will do fine.
    I think he will find that most businesses do not buy out of emotion and need to justify forking out 20K for a purchase that may or may-not happen next year. So I don’t expect many reservations.
    However this may have been his plan all along. When the reservations don’t materialize he can cancel the semi and say there was not enough interest to go into production. He still gets lots of publicity some reservation cash to sit on for a while and don’t really have to do anything in the end.