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which is this^one, Bloggin? ...& LINK?

re: whatever-smallest-3-row,
-- think Fomoco has to do something with the Edge first in the U.S
-- tho RotW can go straight to the (mainly narrower) C-segment 3-row
-- wonder if there'll be a more far-reaching re-organization ...involving the Bronco branch of the family??


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which is this^one, Bloggin? ...& LINK?

re: whatever-smallest-3-row,
-- think Fomoco has to do something with the Edge first in the U.S
-- tho RotW can go straight to the (mainly narrower) C-segment 3-row
-- wonder if there'll be a more far-reaching re-organization ...involving the Bronco branch of the family??


think we need a handy abbreviation/meme for Bronco/Ranger/Everest/whatev
( "BrEntry" ? )
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^...what you will notice is that the Japanese only buy the German cars in Japan, because it's the only make they feel is an upgrade from their own Japanese models. Americans struggled to buy American cars, with Japanese cars outselling American brands, which told the Japanese that the American product was not better than their own products. So their only upgrade was a German model. VW, even though it's a 'consumer' model, is still German and a label.

But remember, the Japan 'closed' auto market is small, and declined -9.3% in 2015(still declining in 2016) with total registrations of 5,045,511 vehicles, which includes all the tiny home market Kei cars. By comparison, in the US car sales were over 17.5 Million.

Oh....and asside from the Japan government creating a closed Kei car market in Japan, they also installed heavy restrictions/fees for anything larger. Leaving Japan is the best move Ford could make, while putting their focus toward China, where there is actual potential for tremendous growth for Ford and Lincoln.
Kei cars were designed to give post WW2 Japan affordable transportation and allow its local auto industry to grow. Larger cars were a luxury. These low-cost cars not only put Japan back on wheels, they also fit well in narrow roads and side streets.

A lot of people just say Japan is a closed market and not look deeper into it. Ford should have offered their full lineup of small European models which competed directly with VWs strong sellers in Japan.

For several years Ford Japan sold gas guzzlers, which to be honest was not a good idea. Adding right-size cars only in costly top spec trim was not enough of an effort either. I knew even back then that this was not enough for them to survive. Ford needed the little Ka, Ford needed the Fiesta, Focus and Ecosport in low, mid, and high trim. Ford could have also added the B-Max and C-Max.

For the longest time, Asia has been dominated by Japanes brands, Ford is now making its mark in South East Asia by selling the right (class-leading) vehicles in popular segments in the region like diesel SUVs and pickups.

There are other decent size segments in South East Asia Ford is absent in though, A-segment city cars and vans/MPVs.

The problem I think is they have the vehicles needed, but they don't offer them in some markets. Outside China and the middle east, Ford's lineup in most of Asia is still incomplete.

Ford is probably giving too much attention to China.

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2018 Acura TLX

& my comment on his facebook
a plain ol' HOLE in the front (with-or-w/o chromeish molding) is a big improvement imho...
...now about that confused side "sculpting" & dorky C-pillar...


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Yuck, I don't like it at all. I thought the TLX was a move back in the right direction (following in the footsteps of the handsome TL before the ugly beak one).

The grille shape (on all the vehicles I've seen it on) looks like they forced this shape onto the front end, and it doesn't match or line up with anything.

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Lexoid discovers new use for camo...make whatEVER is under it look less horrible when shown

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I'd put an Infiniti QX30/Q30 article in Mission2020 but this mainly has QX pricing...
...I want to know Q30 too!! - the TWINing is THE claim to fame imho**


2017 Infiniti QX30 to start at $30,945
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Jack Walsworth - August 9, 2016


...The crossover, which is available in six trims, starts at $30,945, including shipping...
The Luxury trim starts at $33,595,
Premium starts at $36,295,
Sport starts at $39,495,
Luxury AWD starts at $35,395 and
Premium AWD starts at $38,695.
All prices including shipping...

**...Initially, Infiniti planned to offer two compacts, the Q30 hatchback and QX30 crossover. However, because of their similar looks, Infiniti renamed both as crossovers. The Q30 is now the QX30, and the previously named QX30 is now the QX30 AWD...

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really thought the TWIN approach was a great idea

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more Ifnit...

Infiniti's new VC-T changes the rules of small turbocharged engines
Variable compression ratio explained. Or, why we're excited about the next QX50.

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The upcoming Infiniti QX50 crossover does not get our pulse racing, no matter how shapely the QX Sport concept that previews it may be. No midsize SUV does, to be fair. But it has something special under the hood – the world's first production variable-compression-ratio engine. That means the QX50's 2.0-liter turbo four, which makes 268 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque, will have up to 27 percent better fuel economy. Here's how it works...
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2018 Acura TLX



& my comment on his facebook
a plain ol' HOLE in the front (with-or-w/o chromeish molding) is a big improvement imho...

...now about that confused side "sculpting" & dorky C-pillar...




Continue on with acura bland styling language and even uglier looking front grill! Totally a turn off!


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