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06-04-2018 11:22 AM
Andrew L
Re: otoh ^ RDX's new NoSlipNeeded>70%REARWD + SHAWD sounds Very interesting

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Originally Posted by spudz64 View Post
To me, Acura's look too much like Honda's! I dont see them changing their image much even with this "reboot"...they just will continue to be a step up for Honda owners.

Infinity spent $$$ and years pushing a performance imagine and yet they too didnt get far, and recently announced they will be abandoning RWD for cars. It shows you how hard it is to crack the German sport sedan image! Yet Genesis thinks they can by going the same route as Infinity and Cadillac...I think we know where that will end!

Lincoln's "quiet Luxury" mantra looks like a smarter approach and may just be enough for them to carve out space in the hyper competitive luxury arena!

Acura's and Honda's interiors have been so similar for so long. They really need to break out interior wise too not just exterior.
06-04-2018 11:20 AM
spudz64
Re: otoh ^ RDX's new NoSlipNeeded>70%REARWD + SHAWD sounds Very interesting

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Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
a nother BEST review in existence from Alex ... ...imho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4WdQSqU6r0
To me, Acura's look too much like Honda's! I dont see them changing their image much even with this "reboot"...they just will continue to be a step up for Honda owners.

Infinity spent $$$ and years pushing a performance imagine and yet they too didnt get far, and recently announced they will be abandoning RWD for cars. It shows you how hard it is to crack the German sport sedan image! Yet Genesis thinks they can by going the same route as Infinity and Cadillac...I think we know where that will end!

Lincoln's "quiet Luxury" mantra looks like a smarter approach and may just be enough for them to carve out space in the hyper competitive luxury arena!
06-04-2018 02:13 AM
2b2
otoh ^ RDX's new NoSlipNeeded>70%REARWD + SHAWD sounds Very interesting

a nother BEST review in existence from Alex ... ...imho
05-30-2018 03:11 AM
2b2
Re: Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

swiped from GMi

Acura Admits Benchmarking Lexus And Infiniti Was A Mistake
Carbuzz
- Jay Traugott - 5/29/2018

Acura was launched over three decades ago, becoming the first Japanese luxury brand. Honda has always been more forward-thinking than its domestic rivals. However, competition came fast from Toyota (Lexus) and Nissan (Infiniti) and within just a few years Acura found itself preoccupied by benchmarking those brands, notably the former. Instead of leading the pack, it became a bland follower. According to Acura General Manager Jon Ikeda, via Automotive News, that’s all in the past.

Ikeda admits that Acura strayed down a “wandering road” and lost touch with its roots. Cars like the Legend and Integra were replaced with rather dull successors. We can back this up with our own experience driving the RLX flagship sedan. In more recent years, Acura has come to rely on SUVs like the MDX and RDX, but it wasn’t until 2016 when the second generation NSX arrived that things began to feel exciting again.

It’s best to be both luxury and performance-oriented. You know, how Acura originally was. "When you start benchmarking and looking at everything else, instead of looking introspectively, is where you lose your way," Ikeda said during a panel discussion. "We're a lot more truthful (now) to who we are and what we're trying to be. I think it's a growing pain we went through." Agreed, and now it’s time to make up for those growing pain years with something interesting, relatively affordable, and not an SUV. Perhaps a production version of 2016’s Precision Concept?
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04-05-2018 09:26 PM
2b2
Re: Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

only cuz the previous post was KONA (think I'm almost ready to forget a small Ford for my next car shopping )

03-01-2018 07:45 AM
falcon lover
Re: Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

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Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
tempted to add this to Geneva OR the Hyundai IONIQ threads...
...oooor a technology or Lincoln thread
<you Know you wanta click that
Or my NextCar shopping thread...


ugliest pix I've seen - so far - from Motor1
Is Hyundai’s Electric Kona the EV North America Has Been Waiting For?
TTAC
- Matt Posky - February 28, 2018


...Presently, the Kona EV comes in two flavors — a basic model housing a 39.2 kWh battery pack (capable of hauling you 186 miles between charges) and a upscaled 64 kWh capacity version allowing for an estimated range of 292 miles. A full charge from a standard AC outlet will take over six hours, but Hyundai says it takes only 54 minutes on a DC fast-charger to restore around 80 percent of the car’s battery life.

As these are European specifications, we assume the EPA’s estimates will bring down the estimated range a tad. But these figures are still enough for the higher-spec trim to give Tesla Motors a run for its money, provided you aren’t thirsty for acceleration. While the Kona’s electric range is impressive, everything in Tesla’s lineup offers more power. But 133 horsepower and 291 lb-ft isn’t bad for the base model crossover — and the more expensive variant raises the bar to 201 horsepower and yields a 0-to-62 time of 7.6 seconds...
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from a diff thread:
1 hour to restore the 80% of the battery charge? Is unacceptable. Dont pretend to sell me that type of vehicle. In that condition, you need to plan every trip like an interestellar travel.

I will think about buying an electric car when i will be able to charge the battery in less than 15 min, wherever i am, and not only in the big cities...
03-01-2018 03:16 AM
2b2
Re: Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

tempted to add this to Geneva OR the Hyundai IONIQ threads...
...oooor a technology or Lincoln thread
<you Know you wanta click that
Or my NextCar shopping thread...


ugliest pix I've seen - so far - from Motor1
Is Hyundaiís Electric Kona the EV North America Has Been Waiting For?
TTAC
- Matt Posky - February 28, 2018


...Presently, the Kona EV comes in two flavors ó a basic model housing a 39.2 kWh battery pack (capable of hauling you 186 miles between charges) and a upscaled 64 kWh capacity version allowing for an estimated range of 292 miles. A full charge from a standard AC outlet will take over six hours, but Hyundai says it takes only 54 minutes on a DC fast-charger to restore around 80 percent of the carís battery life.

As these are European specifications, we assume the EPAís estimates will bring down the estimated range a tad. But these figures are still enough for the higher-spec trim to give Tesla Motors a run for its money, provided you arenít thirsty for acceleration. While the Konaís electric range is impressive, everything in Teslaís lineup offers more power. But 133 horsepower and 291 lb-ft isnít bad for the base model crossover ó and the more expensive variant raises the bar to 201 horsepower and yields a 0-to-62 time of 7.6 seconds...
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from a diff thread:
08-30-2017 04:44 PM
2b2
Future Product Guide: ASIA - Honda's Focus-RS ... or is it?

if anyone wants to, feel free to repost in its own thread...

306hp / 295tq / imported from Europe (U.K) ONLY
tho Fwd, front suspension (& STEERING) is Not shared with regular Civics,
is closer to GM's hyper-strut or Ford's Revo-Knuckle (12:40...)


&
Wow, the very next video on youtube seems really down on it (LINK)
08-30-2017 10:18 AM
Logans Run
Re: Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

So, the new CUV between EcoSport and Escape will mean the Escape adds needed size. It will likely compete with HRV and be priced likewise.
I still think there is a market for a Focus Sportwagon, priced in the same range.
08-29-2017 03:25 AM
wingsnut
Re: Future Product Guide: ASIA - AutomotiveNews

I see Mazda now where I did not before, but it is still a big improvement.
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