Do Strippers Sell Cars?
The sweet science of the automotive striptease plus Jeep Pres. and CEO Mike Manley on America's off-road legend
- Duration 15:59
- Date Feb 2, 2012
The sweet science of the automotive striptease plus Jeep Pres. and CEO Mike Manley on America's off-road legend
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Welcome to fox carport and tear gas to do with us in the studio today automotive editor from consumer search Stucco almost one -- -- -- editors over auto -- -- Alex -- good to see today concluded to be -- can I just coming -- January automotive sales.
Pretty good month in January Jerry usually slow month because of the winter but there was no winter this year is that I guess that kinda -- -- will not in the winter here at least.
Certainly not the northeast.
Pretty good across the board General Motors the only one of the Big Three that -- it dropped.
They're saying it's because they cut back on their instead of spending a bit what do you think is the bubble burst -- post bail -- gamblers -- -- just an off month.
I think it's probably just an off month it's not as if the product has gotten some only works where there would be a need that's a decrease in interest so I would expect to see that sort of and bounce back and and even though General Motors was down it's not as if other people didn't.
You know pick up that slack.
And they were still the -- and a seller in America overall a little concerned though because it was truck sales that week for that that's usually -- When the economy starts to come back usually see an increase in truck sales.
So they didn't do too well there and their best selling car.
Was the Chevrolet can -- the oldest -- a lot of big fleet -- -- 161000 of those old outsold the cruise outsold the -- and it's gotta give although we just drove the new one because the new engine it's the new -- -- at a new engine that the three point six liter V6 great engine.
Really change the car but I mean there's things on -- Leslie did you get -- and as a rental here.
Until it plays out and I had a bit bigger -- these at his press card no -- -- it's actually not a bad thing but I think this car.
Eight it you know goes back to -- -- 2000 basically.
It -- it your best sellers.
You've maybe got to start doing that the yes yeah I mean it's a popular cop car still I -- and -- -- all over the place here -- city and and elsewhere so that's you know -- -- and rental -- is probably -- happening.
Let's -- yet with a bench -- as well one company that has no regrets in January though Chrysler which led.
The Big Three with 44%.
Increase in sales over the last January.
Pretty big jump over -- Chrysler Chrysler the brand -- the -- -- 81% of its sales but on volume.
Is actually the Jeep division.
Outsold dodge and all the other brands under the -- -- brother with us now is the CEO and president of -- Michael -- of them I guess we're pretty happy -- today.
Yeah that you have Garrett thanks very bottoming out.
We didn't they have very good January -- would have pleased with the results.
Grand Cherokee a strong seller no surprise there but the regular.
I think -- your number two -- fuel sold as many wranglers last year.
As you did great charities of the things a consistent seller -- -- did little bit last year -- a little bit more refinement.
Who's buying this is -- the traditional old Jeep Wrangler buyer or you start to get back some of the more casual offer orders that find it appealing with the new changes.
-- not a very good point -- I mean nine without last year were up significantly eroding you know I think.
What we've done when we we redid the interior habits and more of the refinements that you'd expect to see him.
And what I would call mainstream vehicles in that segment that helped a lot political sweep of the -- -- to stop.
In there in the summer and include video transmission as well so.
I've been having improved dramatically and and that I think people are now being attracted to it as we've got to drive as one of both schools the extreme of private.
You literally can't build enough of these you're -- -- at the plant why do you think no one else is coming actually in this segment and you really are the only ones who make a hard core.
Topple its off -- -- right now.
Yeah and anything -- remember we have about seven years to our attention that the Anglican -- try to pull it back to the original of the original witty and you need didn't look at the -- -- -- -- history that I think.
But it takes a long time not just -- build a reputation out better.
With -- especially lately customer loyalty is -- in particular people.
A lot when net you know just starting to drive and then we have that the full -- would -- a lot of those original single regular drivers back -- the -- because now poses.
It's quite profoundly -- well.
And I think that with a combination I'm heritage as well as saying that -- the -- capability as it is very difficult to let them compete again.
Chance G might try to expand this idea of you know this topless rugged off vertical we see maybe a smaller or larger vehicle of this type.
Think if you think it is going to be very typical of the diesel vehicle that the united think credibility problem but what you will -- -- do in the near future links -- -- what are -- Down into the -- segment the smallest segment where we haven't been before.
We've been working on based technology now for a -- -- -- which will hit as a market like that pain.
And -- -- say immediately that it is they treat treatment of cool -- -- -- engines they're gonna do build the capability and the second leading -- -- as well.
Also been does some word about -- larger than me Grand -- possibly the great where we hear you might call it -- that.
Where did that do G coming -- gonna see something in New York this year may be six fall in a Los Angeles.
That you wouldn't say they haven't lived there a danger because we're calling it anytime this year -- this year -- That's something that we think is -- potential political primary coming -- Wasn't that would -- as well -- particularly in the US side and try to return.
Back to that statement is -- and I'm writing a really good.
You know -- news on the -- -- -- -- the next TVA's we're very excited about whether development work is that you once -- -- finishing here.
-- middle manager of the Grand -- for the first time out there in California with you guys.
I noticed gas cap the -- door it was very large and I was told at that time that was to a facility the use of the diesel because actually are going to be bringing -- diesel to market in the US next year.
Well we make that announcement that -- in Detroit.
I -- you know we have these little little of the -- and within Europe and now is saying.
They haven't -- technology required to meet the various emissions standards into the future can vote which Iraq is -- news because now we can bring cost effectively diesel.
Into the US and and I remember if you you don't have these political people a lot of that was as strong I don't live very small bodies of the total segment.
That drought since that time we've been -- -- to bring people back and just said we made the announcement Grand -- will be back in the market with very well proven -- -- trying.
You know when I talk -- Wrangler fans the two things I was here is wish they made this thing -- horror which they made this.
With a diesel engines we could see a diesel -- -- at six in the future.
-- I that says I think you know it stadium fuel economy standards continue to do -- increase in terms of fuel economy -- Diesel truck get -- partnership with fit and there -- the things of that technology opened up to many -- vehicles within the slave.
You know we're back into the -- and you're quite right we can't build enough to keep up with the mom and it's on the one had a good position debated.
But that that changes you know and the market continues to develop it is very possible -- that they -- and then we'll have -- -- could be the best physical.
I might merely G president and CEO -- quick question any chance -- stays the number one seller -- -- Chrysler manager for the last time that happened is if it ever happened before says that you that you do again.
I think we can do it again but you know are very excited Abdullah with the -- that's their biggest segment I've been here -- Really had Connecticut -- not circumcised.
The -- been incredibly well received you're gonna see some difficulty for the amount conduct as a result of our show.
I'd like -- pleasure talking it was -- -- pretty good -- for a -- just kind of shows that Americans we still like her big suvs take it and hopefully I'll say -- and one of the interesting things from the -- numbers he didn't mention was that the liberty was up like 60%.
Vs -- -- people supposedly.
Important because it's old in the end I could feel when I read that I thought it was so interesting -- earlier today I was walking around and I saw that liberty jet which.
Was of a model that I figured I will never see this.
Beyond an auto show floor -- -- press release photos and then there was one so.
Obviously there are people you know buying liberty campaign -- -- that you you know you your only other player that is your rugged off road.
-- segment you mentioned the Fiat based -- -- -- a couple here -- imagine that's going to be avert a G version of the Fiat panda which is.
You know a big deal in Europe and has been for a long time in the new panel has just been.
Released so I mean if I had to -- -- that's the only plot doesn't rugged looming -- -- article piano and there was a panda they there was a panda that was -- to run the deck car a few years back.
I don't think it finished but but you know they they had gone that far along and it was -- it was down there.
For the reasonable course going to be seeing a lot more Fiat based product -- -- -- wounds but of course we have Fiat itself selling cars in the United States the little Fiat 500.
Not living up to original expectations but make -- we're going to be getting this when the 500 -- yeah even bigger version.
Other than maybe they -- they're not really the retro car we've come to expect from the smaller but this is bigger -- -- cell with three rows.
Over in Europe we're -- that you were version of it starting sometime next year.
Yeah it's interesting it's sort of reminds me dependent you -- in profile and I think that should do pretty well I think that that's the regular 500 will.
You -- find its legs anyway I think it's too good a car.
To be as unsuccessful as it's been I mean.
I know that you know that Chrysler has come out and and pretty much said that the expectations were -- sort of little wacky -- -- you know to Begin with.
But I know you like it I I drove it I think it's great.
And that that kind of expansion is there's a logical thing to do and that we'll have -- I think there's an inherent appeal.
You know for four door and in general I mean people who would maybe want -- Fiat 500.
You know might be put off by this by the small size that's -- that's gonna make a lot more sense.
Jennifer Lopez endorsement -- -- is a great car great looking good ride much better than -- similar sized Smart Four Two.
And a lot cheaper than the mini which is the other -- goes right against.
Much better than the Smart four to me it's nine days I -- did to drive a Smart Four Two it's like you're driving.
It's like -- -- skateboard wheels whereas the demeaning -- whereas the Fiat feels like a real real car.
David your night and day nine day from that is -- anything going on in the car business the last years has really caught on.
-- -- -- under cars that they're not gonna tell us about quite yet they have come into a car show in rather than save it for the car show.
They do this elaborate strip tease right -- little images little teaser here -- there -- tell like there.
I just to kind of keep -- -- stubbornly how many stories can't regret about the same cars and not promote the feel real good right now and so -- -- they're gonna keep doing -- to -- -- -- the -- PR for these cars leading right up to the final reveal.
Which is always.
You know sort of after the fact because it and in most cases the photo the real photos of the cars -- been released the morning you know of -- of of those -- -- foursome was program to Barbara we're told about one today regardless.
It is the polar opposite of the Fiat 500 -- -- -- -- -- Viper the replacement for the -- -- -- -- look at it.
Line drawing I don't know I mean we're picking up a couple of things here it's still got the double bubble roof Scott via -- hood scoop other than that though.
The real picture this.
How many more these difficulties include your -- -- -- -- this actually I would guess I'd guess you'd see.
A profile -- like this and that might be it until until the show word on the street eight point seven liter V ten.
Version of the they -- crate -- like that at -- 800 or read our I don't know if this will -- the -- by permit 600 horsepower.
You know we talked -- -- -- in the show a couple of months ago it's gonna have traction control we know that might have cup holders.
To be little more -- -- -- -- it still is going to be quite an animal.
-- it's going to be ridiculous I mean that that the viper and it has to be I mean that's if if you get too far away from that.
Then you lose the core constituency for the cars so I fully expect the -- to be completely insane vehicle are expected to be.
The most refined viper ever you know compared to the total of the original generation in the last one which was sort of -- a big a step forward in that regard.
But I think this is going to be fantastic and that's a New York auto show -- So very different from that another -- doing the strip tease the Tesla model X.
-- going to be the crossover version of the Tesla model S sedan which isn't even out yet but we have seen it yet it's -- to start.
Until a couple months bigger three road exit about the size of an Audi Q seven.
I think I Elon Musk the founder of -- is quote was.
Most cars -- blog this one is not.
I don't know -- -- committed ten easily in person has a sleek looking sedan -- -- I don't know if it'll carry over so much to the bigger crossover version but.
It remains to be seen how well that that I mean that the model S is a beautiful looking car.
It's better design is great if it if it can carry even.
Some 85% of that over to the crossover.
-- it'll work I mean sometimes the transition from that trying to take those styling elements and move them to -- SUV.
Is not so successful I think get a miles -- -- one which is a little weird look -- today -- Hillary won't be called that but that's.
You know not terrific -- So.
I think I think that I hope the Tesla looks pretty good I mean.
There's styling direction is very good can very -- -- the stance of if should be looks back and take.
I mean we we know we know what with but the secret -- with the -- anyway and when you're gonna have.
Low range of electric charge every -- that -- its all -- -- next Thursday that report linked the senator revealing at him at that tests I think it's a rocket headquarters sort of there California.
One SUV I am pretty excited to find out that we're -- -- car season your car show season Geneva auto show Beijing auto show.
Whenever he's going to be bringing something to -- the -- there's been some pictures leaked online indicate.
That it's gonna be a return maybe to this the Rambo Lambeau the labor getting.
You know so everything's sedan comes that the couple years ago -- -- trying to figure out which way they're gonna go which that you think that she -- -- -- or the big guys you.
I read something today that pretty where -- Getty's pretty much confirmed that it's going to be an SUV is going to be in China.
So that's what's coming next the this again is still apparently being considered it would be.
It would be another model -- if if they decide to do it but you're gonna see -- SUV -- they've got -- -- engine.
And I hope.
That it is completely outrageous I'd I don't for the for Lamborghini.
I mean the L -- -- which which you just showed on the screen that was just a wicked looking you know mean.
You know nowadays that never came back door in the SUV craze of the -- that was from 1986 winter 1993.
You know and other.
If you think it's weird -- he -- the -- like that the you know the company started out building farm equipment.
And tractors and many went and started build sports cars after that's the tradition yeah I mean listen to.
There will sell all of them that they build I mean it will be -- hit it's it's it's a pretty much a no brainer I mean I know that.
Just from the introduced perspective a lot of people like oh my god they're making -- should be -- -- gonna do it the ban these kind of I think share the same architecture -- to -- Virginia.
Some people buy these suvs these performance issue -- will sell and the liberty anyone is going to be pretty cool novelty I think when it comes out I'm I'm very excited to -- -- No we keep and all the other shows coming up as a sure you will -- and unions consumer search dot com automotive editor thanks for troubled by today entrapment over fox -- dark -- for the latest on the auto shows will be the Chicago Auto Show next week not a whole lot going on there.
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