Archive for December, 2022
Citing high (and still increasing) interest rates, continued supply chain issues, and the looming fear of recession, CNBC recently reported that the car business will likely continue to face headwinds going into 2023. This is despite predictions by some analysts that new-vehicle sales in the US may increase as inventories have improved since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Referred to by Catholics as sins of omission, they are wrongful acts committed–not by doing something wrong–but by failing to do something at all. For example, failing to act with generosity in the presence of human need might be considered a sin of omission. In the case of automotive advertising, failing to list equipment removed from a car in order to reach a tempting base price might also count as such a sin. In the case of this print ad from 1958, some folks at Studebaker probably needed to spend some time in a confessional. Here’s the deal:
The high-performance version of Acura’s first fully electric vehicle recently entered development testing. Shod in a unique camouflage wrap, the 2024 ZDX Type-S will, according to a press release, “continue to put the driver experience first and will exemplify Acura’s unyielding commitment to delivering on the Precision Crafted Performance brand promise.”
For the third time since August, Ford is increasing the price of its popular all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup. The 2023 version of the entry-level Pro trim will see its base price inflate to $55,974. Volume XLT models see their MSRPs rise to $63,474 and $80,974 for the standard- and extended-range batteries, respectively. These represent increases of $4,000-$5,000 since October. The 2022 F-150 Lightning originally debuted at $41,769.
This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.
When it goes on sale in January, the 2023 Honda Accord will become the newest vehicle to offer embedded Google applications. “Built-in” takes many Android Auto functions, including Google Assistant, Maps, and even the Play Store and allows drivers to access them without needing a connected smartphone.