Cars and the Corona....

Sulu

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The 2020 New York Auto Show has now officially been cancelled. Originally scheduled for April, it was postponed to August when a field hospital was set up in the Javits Center, the home of the annual New York Auto Show. Although the field hospital has not been used, it remains on standby should the need arise. This has made the Center unavailable for the Auto Show.

 

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Tesla announced price drops today (and it's easy to guess that it's corona-related), $5K on S/X, $2K on 3, no change on Y.
 

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Toyota TM has already reported a drop of 25.7% new auto sales from last month — not a great number, but pent-up demand over time ought to bring these figures into something of a “V”-shaped curve (hopefully), as well. Overall, May sales are expected to come in around 11.8 million vehicles sold. This is well below the earlier estimate of 15.5 million sales, but already a marked improvement from April’s 8.6 million sales.

Interesting developments. Zero percent has now been extended to every single model in the lineup in both Toyota and Lexus. Cash Rebates have been few and far between still though.

I guess the play is that with inventory dwindling, its still attractive to pay more with less interest...idk
 

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so tempted

Interesting numbers. Apparently Hondas got some really good leases out by increasing their residuals (toyota is using the same strategy for select models like the tacoma and tundra). Pilot LX is the same money as a Honda CRV....more space for the same $$$.


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Another interesting tidbit which is a stark contrast and some terrible advice in my opinion, but dealers seem to be suggesting folks with negative equity to purchase a new vehicle with zero percent instead of pay down their existing vehicle loans.....smh
 
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Mainstream brands aren't the only ones offering deals. For example, Lexus is continuing to offer interest-free financing on almost its entire lineup. Everything from the entry-level Lexus UX or the flagship LC Coupe, you'll find 0% APR for 60 months (or 1.9% for 72). It doesn't get much better than this.

Although Lexus is offering some hefty rebates, some buyers may save more money by financing. For example, the 2020 Lexus LS offers a $5,000 rebate. With an $80,000 car, a 5-year loan at 5% would cost nearly $85,000. Choosing 0% APR would cost $80,000 and have a lower monthly payment to boot.
 

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Synopsis:
-July, the company plans to manufacture 71,000 and 39,000 fewer vehicles worldwide and in Japan than initially planned, respectively.
-The firm will stop making its Coaster minibus model for six days,
-Land Cruiser and Prado SUV models, and the Porte subcompact, will stop for two days.
-Reportedly, second shifts at some of these plants will remain cancelled until September.
-Toyota will also cancel some Saturday shifts in July on four lines that produce models including its popular RAV4 SUV crossover model and the Prius gasoline hybrid, many of which are exported overseas.
-Overall July Production will be in 90% of what it should be.
 

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Let us hope Toyota is ready for rebound with new models like Tundra, Sequoia, Landcruise, LX, LS V8, GR86 etc. Should not be late for it, you lose potential customers.

Now I do not even know if LC F should be cancelled or not. Even with 800PS naysayers will say it is not enough efficient, 911 Turbo S is not much slower with with much less power.
 
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Here's an update. The Supra is selling pretty well over the past few months especially with this entire pandemic.

Quarterly sales numbers are in.

https://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2020-us-sports-car-sales-figures/

Supra
April: 231
May: 512
June: 538

Z4
April: 149
May: 332
June: 349

The Z4 is blowing 718 sales out of the water and the Supra is comfortably beating out the Z4 in sales too LOL. Where are the guys who kept saying the Supra wasn't selling well now?
 

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As the year closes it’s obvious the luxury and super luxury segment did fine if not better than ever. It’s amazing how well the auto industry continues to do.