why would doors that swing open the other way likely with a similar hinge system cost more?I don't see them doing suicide doors on the Model 3, or bucket back seats for that matter. Isn't this supposed to be their more affordable car? It just seems to me that both of those features would be unnecessary price increases.
- Missing B-pillar is VERY expensive to engineer. Manufacturing AND maintaining a strong core safety cell without that B-pillar is EXPENSIVE.why would doors that swing open the other way likely with a similar hinge system cost more?
it's more of a functionality thing
good to know.- Missing B-pillar is VERY expensive to engineer. Manufacturing AND maintaining a strong core safety cell without that B-pillar is EXPENSIVE.
The whole auto industry is a gimmick. They all make engines that burn liquids to propel themselves along 4 wheels with a steering wheel to allow for independent changes of direction. Everything else is essentially a gimmick. Leather seats over cloth...gimmick, tinted windows...gimmick, rims...gimmick.I just don't see the point. It seems like a gimmick that is unneeded and won't actually increase sales or function at all.
Considering the long haul, they might not be able to turn a profit quickly but i'lll be looking out for how he recovers.“We’ve certainly chosen high growth over profitability,” he told reporters in September in Tokyo. “If the shareholders don’t like me, they can just fire me.”
Speaking of the Model 3. Do we think there is potential for Cadillac to have their way with the Bolt as well? We know GM gave them the Volt later in its design cycle....
Fair point on the ELR, but that seems a victim of poor execution more then anything. The Bolt as a Caddy wouldn't HAVE to be a hatch. The volt was a sedan and they made ELR a coupe. Its just the running gear they would be interested in... a smart little coupe, an actually good one might be ridiculously popular with retiring boomers in the Cali hills...That's an interesting question, but the sales failure of the Cadillac ELR makes such a project unlikely.
And can you fathom a Cadillac hatchback? I have a hard time envisioning such a product.
Infiniti is coming out with a Q30 hatchback, that will look somewhat like the Bolt, but luxury automakers in the US usually don't sell hatchbacks.
It's too bad, because hatchbacks are my favorite type of vehicle. Utility, low running costs, and easy to drive and park.