20th of March 2017
Company seems more stable than the also Chinese backed Faraday Future. Lucid’s Air entry model will start with an
EPA range of 240 miles or 384 km. Looks very promising!
Fantastic to see how such startups are challenging the old and often corrupt and/or criminal car companies! Biggest
drawback to this new AIR is that the company’s factory in Casa Grande (Arizona) has yet to be built. Deliveries will
start in mid 2019 earliest. If all goes as planned.
Marques Brownlee made a test ride:
19th of March 2017
Photo circa late seventies. Posing with his house and Mercedes W116
Vintage often is better than modern. In his prime Arnold was 187 cm or just under 6 ft 2 in height.
Weight off gear about 210 lbs or 95.3 kg. On cycle approx 240 lbs or 109 kg
17th of March 2017
Never fully realised what a fantastic live band EWF was! Very influential group according to this Guardian article.
Wonderful audience participation on this complete “Devotion” live recording
15th of March 2017
If Jaguar succeeds in bringing this I-Pace to the market in 2018 it will be very interesting! Good looking crossover. The
German “premium” brands have nothing to offer (Except the BMW i3 no dedicated EVs. Electric Golf and B-Class are
rebuilt old fashioned cars)
Toyota/Lexus also no offerings. Volvo’s first EV still many years away. So quite a surprise to have Jaguar as the first luxury
manufacturer after Tesla. Sister company LandRover will probably get their version of the I-Pace
Imo not much news on this years show: no technical breakthroughs, mostly facelifts, updated engines and cars that were
announced quite some time ago (Alpine for example) YouTube channel of one of the best car journalists: Harry Metcalfe
12th of March 2017
9th of March 2017
6th of March 2017
SAAB 9000 hatchback, probably an Aero version. First SAAB dealer I visited was the Auto Hotel Rotterdam, located at
the Mariniersweg street (They went out of business in 1995). At the time I had very little knowledge of what I was looking
at, but I found both the 9000 and the brochures quite impressive. Cars are emotion, true!
Quite a cool car. Not based on the Insignia, but on the longer 2010 Buick LaCrosse
When the new 9-5 was introduced, there was some criticism about the interior materials used. NVH, ergonomics.
seats, room and safety apparently very good
Such a pity GM continued to make the same mistakes as Ford Motor Company did with Volvo and Jaguar at the time:
first introducing a car from the lesser brand. And often a year later started building the “premium” version.
A Vauxhall / OPEL owner wouldn’t mind driving a SAAB derivative. The other way around was marketing suicide
2nd of March 2017
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