While You Were Sleeping: March 27th, 2015
March 27th, 2015 9:45 AM Share
The newest hobby for Silicon Valley types? Racing.
- Racing and track days have become the new hobby for tech types in Silicon Valley.
- BMW says car sharing will never replace ownership.
- Ford is looking to triple exports from India, starting with the EcoSport SUV.
- Roughly half of Toyota’s next generation vehicles will ride on a new platform, starting with the Prius in 2016.
- GM has big sales targets for the next Malibu.
Published March 27th, 2015 9:45 AM
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If GM wants to hit 300,000 with their Malibu, they should appeal to the domestic-inclined buyer where Ford isn't. Surveying some Chrysler-friendly zip codes on True Car for the 200, it looks like the V6 is the overwhelming choice, with AWD also quite popular (where I am, there were 27 sales last month, and 26 of them had the V6). Ford owns domestic efficiency. GM should try to recall the joie de vivre of cheap and cheerful plus power. Having purchased an Uglibu, which had exactly one thing that made me overlook the warts - the primitive acceleration of V6+4-speeds in a straight line - GM should stop guarding the dog that is the Regal and thinking they can outsmart everyone and make them buy the Impala, and they should offer a V6 and/or AWD in the Malibu.
I guess I was wrong to believe the Silicon Valley types were deeply concerned about global warming. Gddmn denialists.