Monthly Archives: August 2010

Killing the Mercury brand, buying GM stock, or Ford, on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2017-03-22T08:05:12-07:00August 29th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, GM, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

71-year old Mercury is being killed off. Why? Oldsmobile cost General Motors about a billion dollars to close. How much will it cost Ford to close Mercury? These are questions that need to be answered when you are allowed a certain amount of money in stock and you have to decide if you want to [...]

Gordon Chang, Forbes and John Batchelor radio show on Volvo/Geely

By |2016-09-25T20:33:12-07:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, GM, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , |

Gordon Chang, Forbes and John Batchelor of the John Batchelor radio show talk about Geely's volvo. Does it matter that Volvos will be made in China? Mercedes-Benz is made in China and exported to Europe. That has not hurt Mercedes-Benz sales. Volvo is using safety, but Geely will have to license those patents from Ford. [...]

Michael Sprague, Vice President, Marketing, KIA

By |2017-03-22T08:05:12-07:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

We're in San Francisco, CA with Michael Sprague, Vice President of Marketing for Kia Motors. Kia is bringing out the refreshed Sportage, which Sprague talks about. He also talks about the truck and cars sales for July, 2010. How many trucks and cars does Kia have? Why are truck sales better than car sales for [...]

Walter Sacki on the Kia Sportage’s Magna Powertrain

By |2017-03-22T08:05:12-07:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia, Manufacturers, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

The Kia Sportage is utilizing the Magna Powertrain on it's all-wheel drive Kia Sportage. Here is Walter Sacki talking about the Magna Powertrain. The unit is on the rear axle drive and is known as dynamax. The unit allows for better curve control and a sportier feel. Watch the demo video as Walter Sacki talks [...]

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