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post #9 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2019 Altima Challenge Sedan Slump

"Market intelligence is telling us that Generation Z's favorite body style is sedans. The big wheel is turning."

I saw this happening months ago. Even for those that still think they want a big suv is the even higher cost of a next gen version. And whether they want to pay the higher price just to buy what they see other people buying, so they can fit in. Unless it's necessary to haul around a bunch of kids and their stuff, it's doubtful that a firs time suv buyer will do it again. Especially since they had to give up lower maintenance costs, lower insurance costs, much better driving dynamics/more fun to drive, much better styling and better fuel economy. I see why Tesla, Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota/Lexus, MB and BMW are all offering new or expanding their range of sedans/grand coupes/5 door models.

Then there is the base $35k Model 3 coming by May 2019.......

"The entry-level Model 3 – priced at just $35,000 – could mess things up for some rather popular and high-selling cars in the United States and then, the world. For example, the likes of a Toyota Camry, whose top of the line XSE V6 model trim comes at $34,950 could be under attack. The BMW 3 Series, for example, starts at a similar $34,900. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is just a tad more expensive – starting at $40,250. The new Audi A4 is priced at $36,000. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg."

Seriously, Ford is coming with more sedans. They just want to call them something else so they can charge overcharge the consumer for the sake of higher margins. This would just be greed and not a long term solution.
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