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Jaguar plans to manufacture 750,000 units by year 2018

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

2012-Jaguar-XKR-S-SportWhen luxury car brand Jaguar was still under the wings of the Premiere Auto Group, it simmered down on its ambitious big-volume plans. But they are with Tata now and they are scaling up their volumes once more. It has yet to be made official but Jaguar is said to be planning to manufacture around 750,000 units by the end of year 2018 with the help of Land Rover as its partner. Yes, Jaguar is back to its big-volume dreams as the 750,000 units plan is about three times as much as its present production figures suggest.

The new breeds of executives of these car companies have agreed make engines that are more fuel-efficient and vehicle designs and production procedures that are more applicable to a wider range.

With these in mind, the Land Rover needs to evaluate several components of its upcoming models while Jaguar is working on revamping the XF model that comes with a corresponding wagon counterpart that will be launched in the last quarter of the year. By the year 2013, Jaguar is said to launch sports car models with lighter price tags and a family-friendly car model that will go head to head with the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes-Benz C-class range. There are also planning to launch new versions for XK and XF models by 2014.

There also word that Jaguar is brainstorming about the creation of a four-door shooting brake system that will debut along with the next-generation XF models. This plan is speculated to give the sales a boost by almost 15 percent.

2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible — Beautiful!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

In this blog – we are constantly exploring everything that is difficult and strange and it has to be said that BMW is doing some things that I would not have expected to see out of this particular automaker.  Visually, these two particular cars done up right by BMW look the same – besides the lack of top but I can tell you for sure that they are different. 

Not only are these cars sporty looking, which is different from what BMW is used to doing but they are also switching up their entire body-style.  It is longer and a little wider and all around – it looks different. 

The engine is always a six-speed manual transmission and I can tell you for sure that when you are driving either one of these cars – you are going to look incredible and feel great.  No word on pricing or availability yet but I’ll keep you posted!

EV Charging — Will It Get Vandalized?

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

volt-plug_300Now, I have to tell you guys that I am from Detroit.  In Detroit, as you probably already know, it is all about the urban neighborhoods and all about people parking on the street for lack of driveways.  Well, with the brand new Chevy Volt and the EV charging pads … what about the people that are parking on the streets?

One thing that I think many people are worried about is that there is a lot of crime in places like Detroit and Chicago and if you have a Chevy Volt or any car that needs EV to charge, you might run into a problem of your EV charger getting vandalized.

This is not only a huge concern of mine but of many – many people out there right now.  So what’s the solution?

Mercedes-Benz Ranked #1 For Customer Retention & Service!

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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One thing that I have noticed about the automotive industry is the fact that customer service has gone down immensely.  Customer retention has also gone to the dogs lately, however — Mercedes-Benz is one company that is known for not only their customer service but also known for their customer retention.  That is why they are ranked #1 by J.D Powers & Associates for customer retention.

Mercedes-Benz is definitely one brand of car that is not only getting better and better every single year but I can certainly tell the difference when I go into a Mercedes-Benz dealer versus going into any other dealership.  The customer service is incredible and that alone is powerful.

So if you are looking for a brand new car this season, I highly recommend going into a Mercedes-Benz dealership!

Friday, August 7th, 2009

For a while now, Volkswagen has been trying to merge with Porsche and finally – they have decided that they are going to merge together and while Porsche may hold over 50% of VW’s common shares along with options for another 20%, they will start the negotiating process soon enough.  VW is supposed to end up buying out about 45% of Porsche and Porsche will be sold under the VW name … which to me is something that I love.

VW is such a fantastic company, not only because they produce some of the best cars in the world, but they are one company that you can count on.  The customer service is absolutely beautiful and I think that VW is going to go far – especially with this merger.

Personally, I am so excited about this merge and I think that it is something that should’ve happened quite a while ago … honestly!