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Afternoon welcome to fox car for a lot of Fox News -- -- automotive editor Gary -- -- the with me in the studio today from auto spies that come.
Richard -- -- good to say it.
Nixon and Justin Berkowitz automotive journal oh sat terrorists that's we're gonna go that today is that -- -- give laureate fair we're gonna near and very nice and on the big screen from Atlanta Georgia Marty Padgett editor of the car connection dot com good to see you Marty.
Thanks for having -- -- start early again this week they're pretty full show for -- lots to talk about -- start off with automotive sales for June got to touch that's coming up right now.
You know it's funny Marty it was headlines you read auto sales are either -- From last year or down from may of this year.
I'm going with the down from may of this year I mean it's it's just not a great sales reported its fine to say you're up.
From a really bad time -- automotive history but to go down from last month that's really where things are at a -- -- because stimulus stuff is wearing off and if he -- wearing off in the summer I think we're gonna have a relatively winner had you know -- sales tend to drop off the in the summer anyway.
Just insisted take a look at this today General Motors to they've got their spin on this they like to talk about.
Their core brands being up 35%.
But they're actually up 11% overall from last year because let me ask you I mean look the at their core brands throughout.
But the reason they got rid of those other brands -- because the core brands were supposed to take those sales were today.
Hey you you you'd think all the sales -- gonna come over like they said all the Saturn sales were gonna -- -- Buick and not there yet.
Which is not surprise.
And at what point do they give that up -- just starts and our sales are this that I was 11% for his -- -- any good that was what the worst year in the last.
Thirty years there for automotive sales so I would hope they're up compared to last year it of the disaster but exactly that's -- -- go with at 35 core number -- up 13% Chrysler 35% I'm sure over to -- -- ABC a lot of those a rental car lots of very near future access with it personally want that number.
They know had to move the Chrysler three hundreds is no doubt about that.
Huge winner though -- up a 137%.
Although -- -- they weren't so ludicrous but now the other get a new car and people like their suvs.
But it -- -- more than 50% -- right the plan if numbers in France.
-- day goes up he exact numbers and a by the animate them Herrera moved to go Marty -- and -- I've seen among the lots are ready nothing's gonna just -- pretty heavily right.
Everyone about the first one is really gonna wanna trade -- for the new one plus there's -- -- -- are now and the B six hand is coming out -- as a realism.
And if you caught -- price leader Gannett -- price leaders.
Love the V6 and rhino just -- which is a big fan that was easy.
Volkswagen engine can't -- to -- -- stuff.
Still waiting for these sub -- numbers 216 cars in June of last year we were busy with their coming up with this year -- -- -- with a name like a 140.
So -- going to be -- count and then all of our hands.
A major avenue 95 minutes out there seems some people driving a -- and out on the road but some write ups Marty he has -- -- yet.
Now enough for a few more weeks have driven vehicle across which probably as close enough right the -- from the exact same guard against that oh Marty Padgett.
Get rough on the Saab 95 but it it shares a lot of stuff in common I mean it looks great and I wouldn't say it looks better than all across both -- -- -- -- -- it's.
-- that that really closely related.
But can be adjusted to see them -- -- cells speaking of sales.
An entire car company went on sale just couple days ago Tesla Motors issuing the first IPO of any American auto maker.
And what 54 years since Ford -- it back in 1956 or something like that and the last until GM and the last until General Motors which is going to be anytime doubted that -- talk about maybe doing.
Part of it there a couple months and the rest of it next year or sooner or later built so that back to the to the public at large is supposed to the American public go to get through the government.
But anyway so this this Tesla IPO.
-- big -- -- seventeen dollars shot up as much as thirty at some point yesterday backed down.
To about 21 right now this -- the valuation of a company that's made no money over the past seven years and about 2.2 billion dollars.
With not having too many assets other than a lot of technology.
Patents and and I don't know Marty.
The way -- look at -- this is less of a car company.
More of a technology company real and it it obviously didn't make a car but you know -- big the battery.
And electronics for -- that some deals builds for them eventually they're gonna start making a rubber right now it's really heavy other technology even if you read their IPO offering a lot of it has to do with selling that technology.
Other auto makers.
If they're trying to sell it hit for electric cars basically to Toyota.
It's it is the high -- shell game I've ever seen in every time there's a decision -- there's an investment needed.
Mosque has been -- would do it so the more you do this that'd be more or deep pockets your track.
Whether it's still pretty deep pocket and you have to think that now that -- -- together.
It's gonna work in their favor you know whether templates self government makes money that -- -- -- -- -- that.
Yes still trying to figure out that fifty million dollar investment firms really no money.
For Toyota -- that's that's pocket change for them even even these days but and it kinda just looks like they gave -- the money.
To have them by the -- plant -- -- and ended up with a stake in test line Akio Toyoda enjoys driving the cart is so it's fun for him.
And you know who knows maybe -- -- -- -- -- in the long orbit personal plans section worked together in the future -- gonna talk about that now let's talk about the future the Tesla Roadster is the only electric car you buy and having driven spyware -- battlefield before.
Because -- -- production in 2011.
So between the and the production for the Tesla Roadster and the model that's coming on line supposedly between twelve of the pages got their hands on the plan.
It's very likely they're gonna get that car on the road in 2012 at least any kind of volumes they're talking about they're talking about 20000 cars a year GM's only -- its Big Ten thousand volts in the first you're gonna make it.
Not only that.
Flash forward -- years.
Gather the only electric car company two years and now Nissan Ford Chrysler General Motors with the -- -- will be out there.
They are no longer a big.
Fish in a pond with no other fish there are really small fish in an extremely crowded.
Pond I mean just -- what do you think the chances this company's as the as the car company are.
Two years and.
-- meaning it might be the Tesla by -- utter that Toyota whatever by Tesla Nikola Tesla hasn't none of those other companies have is Elon Musk who in the same week.
The IPO for Tesla had his private rocket orbit the earth successfully and -- presumably in a fortune investments from that.
And said he was broken divorce filing.
So that this guy's like the real life bond villain and if if -- -- what's gonna be able to get money that company I had faith in him.
Well this is one of today's ready on -- you know some people might look at this and say hey he's invested seven million dollars and discovers he's gonna stake in -- other people look at and say hey.
He took fifteen right off the top -- -- IPO that's not what you do with an IPO that's not what -- healthy.
Company does -- rich you'd think I was could've overlooked these guys in Tesla but he's more in space next and he's probably got his head into whatever comes after space six -- how these venture capitalists were -- -- -- concerned that the founder of PayPal skimming money.
-- yeah I think.
-- -- I'm not -- so excited about the collective Indians and anything you mean the fact that the stock skyrocketed 40% wouldn't want that I think it's just it's proof that Davis though some money actually.
Some and so -- I think the deadlines there's there's some -- just not work not very excited I don't know what's up with them.
I'm -- negative on.
Keep remind Marty that this is only about 15% of the company that they sold the IPO -- -- represents about.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- One of those companies that they've already done that with his -- Miller who invested fifty million dollars in Tesla.
Last year since sold half of that that Abu Dhabi sovereign.
Investment fund now couple weeks ago -- showed up with the new electric version of the smart for two.
It has a Tesla battery in -- this first batch of 15100 of them it's gonna go -- the road this year but when this goes in the series production two years and now.
-- was making their own.
In a joint venture with -- so they've already moved on from Tesla and I talk to the head of electric car testing for Dartmoor.
And -- -- what's the deal he said well you know we're going to be talking about future bubble bubble -- block but there's nothing on the table right now.
From what is really their only customer for this technology.
And again going back to it Nissan GM and -- to -- -- all planning on selling bare electric technology to other companies two years and knows what with a much higher.
Potential for a volume I think then you know what -- is gonna have at their appeal do be plant.
I mean taking all that into account I mean.
Do they end up being a boutique firmer can they even do that that selling twenty -- dollar.
A twenty -- luxury cars a year worldwide or do they have a chance to leverage their technology which is very good but.
But it's kinda over engineered an expensive as well and again I'm -- -- the potential is for for volume to sell it to other carmakers.
What if they do both.
What if they have a -- version of the model less that's less costly and -- got a partner that helps them get.
Better battery packs and -- -- a dime -- version on the same running here is more expensive version.
Did everything is on the table still right now the fact that -- marshaled some of -- stock was really kind of stop washing and the Abu Dhabi company owns shares -- -- ourselves.
Right now I bet it's time -- Toyota competing for their attention and you know if I had my rocket and I had glued to -- and I'm more of my feet.
Asking me what next.
At -- pretty happy.
I'm waiting for battery powered rockets from space that -- be that way -- assume that -- -- all of this technology here obviously I mean look more the merrier as far as -- -- are concerned.
You know I just think at some point if you look at history of the past fifty years since Ford had an IPO.
The big guys just eventually come along and crush you with the same kind of car that you try to build -- mean.
Especially here in the United States where it's really tough to be a small car maker over Europe -- got to pull that off to a certain extent.
But not even -- -- -- that 20000 unit is a weird volume to be yet.
It's almost better to build 2000 cars for a lot more money or a 100000 cars we look it's up for instance I mean they can't survive on 30000 cars they have to get that -- 200000.
Before they're even solving and -- -- very normal car we're talking about here we're not talking about.
-- I think it'll -- numbers.
Some numbers always been 255000.
Global so here in the US -- lower.
Think worldwide -- around eighty so they're not too far off but they're also relying on.
Technology that's already out there and they're already talking and other partners and that if of all the queasy business -- -- I've heard of this year.
That one actually has some reality there -- the thing is really up in the air.
I think the big thing the big question mark in the house and what's gonna happen -- won't.
These electric vehicles for instance -- -- new self belief and they're -- kind of you we really discussed their kind of admitting slowly but surely that.
They're not exactly sure what's gonna happen in 78 years of these batteries and you said that once that where a seven years -- six to present this as their -- matters and I think the -- in the -- -- as well after seven years they'll be down to 60% righteous and these are not cheap batteries are very expensive for these packages and stuff like that in the battery warranties they discussed.
So there's a lot of things going on the -- there's this whole electric movement to the big question mark yes that's the other thing went of with a battered technology Marty the Nissan leaf.
Of course -- retail for 33000.
The battery pack itself.
It will cost about 181000.
That's it was a good because he's on the -- at a rate of about 750 dollars per kilowatt I think the calculation is -- -- -- -- that.
And you need some extra batteries are run the company that makes the batteries -- their views that figure and look at the size of the battery in that model -- Up 57000 dollar car has 33000.
Dollars worth of battery to -- 160 miles and then if you jump up to the 300 mile version but they're talking about.
They've had about a 65000 dollar battery in a car that's probably gonna cost between 85 and 90000 dollars so the thing is.
This is a car that's here this is the economy -- believe this is a car that supposed to be competing against things like the BMW five series but if you have 33000 dollars where the battery in 57000 dollar car you're talking about twenty -- thousand dollar car.
That's going to be competing with BMW's because you know the seven it's just hard to imagine there could be and make something that luxurious.
It's -- -- in make money for anybody -- -- it is and that's why you done more as a partner.
You have to figure out how to build luxury car for less and don't forget Amber's gonna start -- -- buses in the US very -- That's why this is just do they must be locking -- these -- -- in the next few months because.
That's the only way forward.
Clearly they're gonna go with a platform from another automate whether it's Toyota dot what's obvious is no advocate -- -- built that platform desire for anonymity original concept was CLS underneath so.
They never admitted that -- okay come -- oh it -- -- all of independent.
You know speaking of the electric cars -- today always news but the -- people the tenacity and had some launch markets.
The -- in Michigan Washington DC California now today they've added the tristate area.
If you live here in New York that would be New York Connecticut New Jersey.
As well as Austin, Texas the new capital of the automotive -- guys we got the ultimate portable there they're going to be able to buy a Chevy Volt.
It's and a lot of -- things that they only -- -- -- 101000 cars mixture that it is realized and they're not gonna sell 101000 cars.
In California Michigan so they have to they have to have these markets -- you think is really demand -- rich.
You know that's a bit that's very good question and the -- -- -- I think.
Nonsense and from my -- -- they have no -- on the no clue.
Our -- the more credibility as a candidate who is I think the most I think there are always a lot of audiences.
They did they have to satisfy Washington so it's kind of useful there.
We've got to satisfy Michigan to get the tax credits if there.
And I think they're trying to go after Sandra Bullock now that she's free -- But but but but but -- your book then they get about that the real housewives of New Jersey of course you got that in the New York August people who got in Connecticut -- the ones mentioned working groups that should be adjusting their.
I think I still other big.
I'm a big proponent the extended range electric is where more than -- elected to go back and forth.
I'm a board with a -- And the Tesla is well I mean yes this for as well it's your point I agree with you on that because I just don't think the U things that that particular UV segment is gonna work out.
It's just that the whole pure thing assists -- of the whole full going to have a designed.
Where you can kind of use the generators -- best way to go at this point as well.
I don't think the pure -- things that work you -- the infrastructure mean you can't really go more than a hundred miles cracked so -- we're gonna do give a long trip that whole thing.
I think there's a market for I think it's a limited market but I think if you got.
Cars like the Gordon -- designs and 25.
Better powered by electricity -- -- get a picture this target is the -- the world's smallest.
Three seat car -- -- that this is about two thirds the size of the smart for you were talking about earlier actually since three people driver in the middle to passengers.
On either side just amber -- -- Getting on the ally.
25 anytime to.
Seats three heads and these are staggered seats Gordon Murray also designed McLaren F one also a C three also Tuesday concedes -- this.
On the I think he's -- himself.
Type performance three -- order that it.
Also battery powered.
-- I don't know but it looks like one of those cars in Amsterdam.
And it and way to get from bar to bar maybe.
General -- fact about the UT's -- -- five is that you can park into a spot facing an apparel parts against -- -- first -- to fit three teeth qualifies for wants.
But where exactly is that -- it.
I don't -- I think you're smart cars.
Not here in New York good fortune.
Done that way.
But if you think that another thing here but it's like -- he's gonna build that car himself he's designed it -- hoping somebody is gonna come along and buy it.
-- and -- first world of markets are -- -- be -- and that car we're looking at something that's gonna go and -- -- the historic city centers in Europe and then maybe over to Asia.
Such a tease it reminds me what was really speed cars from the Geneva show where it is car flies and there's carbon underwater and there's our -- and goes on the -- I think -- The guys get BR though he's a good job because there is much coverage of this is the -- agreement he's he's got a great track record for -- super cars is the complete opposite.
If anything he's built before.
Again he is gonna give these people credit for trying.
But I don't know you -- get that smart.
For years -- like bring -- here right here bringing here people realize that.
In the entire rest of the world over the past decade Phillies sold 700000.
In 31 countries.
That's like ten year would that that 70000 a year around the world it wasn't a runaway hit.
Hard to believe it's open even smaller than that -- -- -- in any bigger numbers but are we take a quick commercial break right now.
Be back and -- I taking a live look now in Kensington London we're going to be revealing he knew what we believe -- going to be revealing the new Range Rover.
Comeback form four wheel drive a vehicle for the brand.
-- -- -- -- seven at some auto shows recently apparently you're gonna be unveiling it just couple minutes we'll get back to that in its second real quick though before we get to that.
Lexus in the news again.
Toyota and Lexus of course last week they.
We called just about their entire run of HS 250 H.
Hybrids up because they're not very good cars although I think we might agree on the on that point but because they had a -- leakage issue if he had an accident.
Against think -- a little bit causing -- potential fire hazard.
Now today Toyota and more to the point here in the US Lexus announcing a record 2270000.
Worldwide for -- I think it's a valve issue in engines could cause engine failure.
Marty Padgett now.
At some point I think we've got tired it was getting too much crap because of the problems there haven't.
And -- -- your recall there and everybody's like well everybody has recalled recalls.
Now we're getting even more recalls from -- navy -- -- really are kind of bad over there I mean this -- unintended acceleration is just your run of the mill.
Poor craftsmanship but Toyota really did drop -- ball recently today.
Yeah they -- to -- to believe this is a big problem because -- brand they're brand asset quality.
It it's visibly crumbling so -- until they stop that police -- a series of recalls.
You know what's gonna happen nobody knows.
Right to agree with them and you know that you can there a seed in the sales figures mean.
Look you're new years this month for June -- -- 21 of 7% and Lexus did media just about 3% if they're lucky.
Not very impressive and I mean for brand that this is there this is of them you know quality craftsmanship it's just.
It's tremendously painful thing to watch which you drove the the 400000 dollar Lexus LF -- any indications that there might be recalled of that vehicle not that I know yet.
But yes is worth the -- stuff it's worth of work but even if there is a record -- if they had a recall that for any reason -- that is between male and let's.
This is -- as far as the last couple years as its editors Internet that because it's scandal and assures me.
I think it defensively -- -- let's just thank you and our congressional hearings and angry senators.
But the phone though.
Policy consider that once or California appreciate it and I would get a television besides the -- got them off the front pages that you're taking him out that's extra you know just -- be ticked them off of it.
Take a -- now and then -- just keep your head get through it as far as you can.
Interesting study out -- we're talking technology today.
It was your red apple with February -- took about I'd be we hear about peace he's -- here if -- in the three letters and IBM together recently.
It that released this morning -- -- where they've been -- -- bugs aside from this laptop in front of -- -- that's about five years old because we weren't great and big budget here.
They have -- study out.
Out of the blue IBM global computer -- study revealing traffic crisis.
And key international city via look there's a number different factors that annoys people.
When you're driving through cities.
Following -- travelers -- -- them was a provision commuting -- stuck in traffic.
Driving causes anger driving affect traffic effects work traffic so bad driving style.
All these different factors here.
Number one city was Beijing China which didn't have cars about three years ago.
That's actually pretty impressive pensioners were turns them back but there are there at -- their -- Benchmark and 100 you'd be surprised New York under twenty.
Los Angeles just over -- about 25.
On this charts and things are really bad in Beijing -- I'm actually gonna surprise to not -- Atlanta on here.
Rush -- down there do not a lot of fun.
They probably didn't do test during August.
I was shocked not -- -- Tokyo were wrong because my two and a half hour traffic experiences.
Happen in those cities.
And -- it came out worse for the -- -- I think -- they just count as one big traffic jam it doesn't really count its ongoing worries that way.
We're -- you can -- is actually significantly worse than that they're up near forty.
When she spreads about this that you've been during the day is the Russia as a present Madrid ahead of London -- Mexican city both coming in at 100 Mexico -- just.
A ridiculous place but it may add doors -- want to -- Volkswagen -- disinterested compare that to Beijing which has cars that are.
You know less than six months old but that's -- when people -- by Sao Paulo Brazil number six on the list.
Stockholm Sweden isn't smoking supposed to be -- like wonderful utopia for everything bicycle -- and bicycle paradise all that sort of thing.
Pretty bad traffic.
Well what car they could possibly help you get over it -- the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee which would -- to review last week of thoughts or Portland you know you're just talk about it.
On the show Marty you got to drag this out in California recently as well that's right.
Ed did not even brought a visual way here -- call it going -- The white -- this is very high taxes stick with me they loved it actually.
It's it's mostly -- class and suspension but got Chrysler engines good -- styling so.
The Raleigh -- begin an eight for styling it for performance.
Eight for comfort nine for safety and -- for features because it has to burdens of backseat TV.
Overall and eight point six.
It's it's definitely one of our favorites this year I've got a hold a board of donkey pulled support out there thought I was seeing those numbers -- got -- here.
Or go with a ten for styling I would be honest I didn't well I couldn't find anything wrong with the exterior of that car and I didn't hear anybody say anything.
Then about it's just one of those cars it's got not a wrong line on.
Yeah it's it's close to me there's some softness in the front and you remember last -- in the -- was really -- and in your face.
It definitely toned that down that think it's probably because there and class underneath.
Dictates some of those proportions but -- you gonna for reflection of exactly what that is when you look at it this is a little softer.
Yeah but it still looks like a great charity now as far as performance is concerned -- -- -- -- what you had enjoys his forgot of course you -- the five point seven -- had me which you just never argument that and in new.
Chrysler -- to store.
V6 which is gonna be.
Powell in just about every Chrysler and Fiat product over the next decade tuner -- -- and sixty pound feet it's hard I gotta tell yet.
Off road with a Tuesday transfer -- -- that is perfect.
But a couple times -- -- try to pass people and a little lacking in the home.
Department real smooth quiet -- but I didn't wanna pass people of the two lane road with that that.
Yeah -- we did okay but I what I notice is a little exhausting minutes and it's probably something make into now does that make running changes.
But for a brand new engine in a brand new car.
They really have executed the details well I think.
Overall it was pretty good what really disappointing things though they stuck with a five speed transmission -- probably pay off on durability front but.
You know they were bragging about the 23 mile per gallon highway with that six I have not impressed anybody with that number don't know it -- speed on the way I guess they just figured.
Look let's not waste our money on an interim bank will wait for that it's being put in there and -- -- so we.
Who they probably had a contract agreement with Mercedes when the divorce happen and they were allotted X five speed transmissions and if they've had some troubles in between 2007 and now so argument pass on that it's the works fine there.
Very upfront about the dialer Mercedes-Benz technology in this and really other companies and those divorces -- they kinda.
Russia Airways best they can't -- these guys were totally up front and the chief engineer -- he was on the phone with the guys and download the day before to starter and a few last minute things.
-- -- really afraid that -- a little battle tougher time convincing me that Fiat was very involved talking about there.
Quality control on the production end of things although you know -- -- quality reputation in Europe I'm not sure how much that's you're gonna pay off for the little lower.
But action and I'm Lori party probably had a lot of red wine.
Well this is true to some loose tongues there I don't know Richard Muslims have been driven this I have not driven Atlanta and a look at -- any yeah.
The price point with the features that -- compelling cost based nothing compelling it's just that I think what it's gonna come down -- But -- believe my colleague Joe and he set off road capability was incredibly good right Marty what do you think.
It's it it does everything and -- class does it does everything you expected rancher -- and.
Yeah okay it's okay after minute I didn't drive it off road I'm sure it's great off road as a as a car which is how.
95% and -- them will be used its its okay.
I don't I don't see it kind of saving the company -- -- -- -- definitely competitive car and sixes.
It's it's not great.
Unite you've got -- him like the first really modern six from Chrysler and while it 3.5 was pretty out of date.
That's okay GM has as the high -- three point six in port has some modern engines and it's it's fine it's it's just.
And right now.
Yeah baby gorilla in the room here of course is the upcoming Ford Explorer is no one really knows where -- -- with that.
-- just -- this one way or another I mean geez probably gonna be better off road but you know how many people -- -- -- actually.
He's an -- -- into that and you know comes with the standard steel suspension.
But then there's also that air suspension -- which is one of the key selling points here as far as from a marketing perspective because they're the only ones.
You -- at this price for the -- -- Grand Cherokee with that air suspension is about 43000 dollars which is a pretty aggressive breast.
But their only plan on.
At 10% of buyers taking that.
-- -- -- -- we're better off road the air suspension until it was wolf floating Marty would have would you -- -- -- offers fantastic.
I haven't seen many are suspensions of virtually word that I think it has self leveling the rear we get this deal suspension anyway.
You know this is a car that's more pragmatic and that class you wanna spend a little less if the maximum value.
If it's a five -- to -- you know there's -- whole class of seventy crossovers that are going to be better.
Then it is in just caring people so if you have very specific needs.
Take us feel suspension thing -- be six and it's going to be very car.
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I've got immigrants here he's been here -- really nice.
A drive and -- on -- this week and some of the material to match -- the papal it is pretty those we pay.
-- -- is not quite as well stitched together as a -- but it's really very nice very clearly.
Smart here because -- lingo for very heavily design interior it's very simple clean and and I think it concentrated on the -- on the quality of the materials you know what -- they know they keep saying soft touch materials to route.
Well that means the top of the dash and where you touch the doors and download there's still plenty of plastic which everybody's got that that's fine.
You really you have to book for president forget that battalion that they're pretty good job in the interior I think that's really -- this company's focus needs to pay yeah that's that's.
-- you by corporate outlooks oftentimes we spend your time in the -- and the current proper presents just.
And and that's really went the current Grand -- strike happens at interior especially cars that navigation -- -- options with.
Back back billet that the last generation current generation project he was totally step back in my eyes for the company -- generation prior to that was.
You know those little bit as competitive this current generation with the -- strike this one should bring -- back to.
We're used to be I think the current car and the new cars you think has two different navigation systems is a -- -- in the middle and -- -- hi you look higher level you -- that being.
I still never got them -- to explain exactly how battle comes together and real quick what -- welcome back to the brink or over the on the computer about the get a first look.
At the -- actually just paraded through a number of other range -- and Lander is through the years Marty you're making a big deal about small car what what do you know about the RX what we might you expect us.
Well it's a two door and just when you and actors -- -- X wasn't inconvenient enough.
This -- -- certainly go opera but I over attitude or -- sport utility vehicles here.
Well the I happen to disagree I think this is spread most exciting -- that.
Well Andrew ranger will be putting out for the next snobs on here that's that's that's the -- guy -- feet feet tall and probably will never be able to drive this -- I think it will what's exciting about it.
-- things -- fastest Mac truck with.
But admits it's a sexy looking -- -- the freeway there -- a section of incarnate you know from a brand that's had some stuff penis and -- be a lot of history out of this there's smoke coming out of the little ten they have over the coronary yeah either way it -- tonight's regularly -- conference with his visit -- -- -- -- here and obviously you know use the blue tech.
Exhaust system over.
It's electric that -- -- What could possibly be go to this does not look good at least on the Internet that this vote.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Here's an agency's gonna charge for -- -- to even if they didn't cause it.
-- they're -- -- this year but clearly this is a car.
Targeted and other markets around the world.
-- -- I mean already it has -- is here.
Couple thousand but it's -- flight -- next six to slice -- of media Erikson they're very few slices let Kate.
Cool here's a question where is this was -- price point was -- -- -- that.
If you should I think they've sent.
-- -- be on top.
-- -- good question what car do you see a lot of people you know let's say a lot of you know drivers that globally castle with its -- -- -- what card you you see them driving the most definitive yet -- wrong from bridge over -- So I think they're gonna get a little more that that's the it car I think -- -- another program where the real housewives of New Jersey -- government -- -- right now all look at this thing than evil eyes.
I gotta admit that front -- for production car looks pretty -- that looks we'll take -- frequent -- that.
-- -- That's if that's a real steep -- -- their Marty I don't think you can see that's January York.
Now I can't see it -- I've seen some production pictures in a good thing they have is the -- of the front -- is very high enough and not worry about pedestrian impact.
So they can make it fasting and clean up front where you can't do that -- -- more than their real cool job bringing it up in the back that thing looks almost jacked up and they've got this.
This black trim real low that makes it even larger some very told I can't remember literature does let me until I -- that Miller and -- that -- that it might be more.
Better describes shooting breaks and it says.
Here and it and a short shooting break that makes it sound cooler.
If it were trapped.
It definitely is go and there is nothing else like another run -- the -- that at least.
For now I'm sure somebody -- and copy -- immediately but for now you don't have a two door.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I mean I think it's cool -- and I don't -- -- -- says I think this is gonna do against -- decent numbers.
Over to see what that's all about and the Specter Patrick come true to his hair -- -- He looks like he should be worked for hotel and car company that a British program -- maybe this is the way land rovers go there shown -- at the future and it's not all about.
-- -- Definitely go -- that Teradata here -- there and -- -- the touch -- great it's a good look all around.
One other real quick -- -- an expensive four by fours here this week or view is about the icon CJ.
Three B if we have some pictures of this thing up -- -- this is the custom car that uses the body of in 1953.
-- -- -- CJ three days the company as she gets those bodies will play in the Philippines has been built them for thirty years or supplement that.
But the -- original part of the car chassis is manufactured by or -- That makes a lot -- some of the best hot -- in the country he's GM -- tech 2.4 liter engine.
And was designed by the star of the movie -- -- -- -- -- this afternoon is Jonathan Horton was an actor back and yeah eighties was and Charles insurers play that Douglas at work ethic you know.
And -- this free time got to build the cars and put together a whole group of people from all different industries to bring this thing together just using the -- -- -- It's awesome car its aircraft grade parts and components it sprayed with some weird Teflon thing -- -- This -- have that memory -- that's nice it's very cool.
80000 dollars for constant -- -- -- I don't review today as -- into the comments and you know you're real hardcore -- people just want nothing to do -- it's on my regular you know I -- -- -- a cut and make them the same -- I mean it's -- coil -- suspension with -- -- -- back springs -- -- -- rubicon axles on both ends you know again chassis is is that bespoke.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Original 53 -- he's is going to be able to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- No just have to call Ashton Kutcher as it sounds like its target market.
And to me it sounds like a Cobb salad of wrong.
Oh yeah this is just so much by the driver on grid I didn't take it off -- about George pretty capable.
But you won't even -- his -- employment -- -- Jeep and part of somewhere to be completely.
Restored back to normal you spent a pretty penny on it this things you know actual brand new vehicle.
Yes it's like a retro rock version of well that's that's exactly around the real thing and a that's a Toyota Park next -- -- -- It's a -- that happen.
We have -- -- I'm actually buying a -- so.
Make -- joke you want.
Here and here in the that is -- early adopters.
Category I'm in the early adopters -- his Georgia has a 5000 dollar tax credit on top of the federal -- so it's one -- The problem is we got an email last night and they promised June 30 they let us know when we can get it and the kind of but that timetable back.
So maybe not going to be a time like Hussein in November -- his -- was thrown in maybe not for Christmas.
-- steady -- -- we look forward to that you know here's the big question though is that gonna be your only daughter or you keep -- the Braves.
Well I I think I would like to sell the Prius it just experiment was asleep how far can you go and you know that it belief -- they're gonna have for the iPhone.
We'll show -- -- -- -- roads so can you do cross country drive and then there's so many things I'm curious about it you know from me it's like an iPhone for.
-- just -- find out what -- can do.
About what the president can't wait to check out this year listen sort of -- my -- Marty Padgett.
Car connection dot com and her from Atlanta they were to those of us on this -- that and just -- -- automotive journalists that terrorists thanks again for joining us this.
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