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Charles Murray   3/15/2012 8:33:52 PM
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Yes, Kevin, the fuel efficeincy numbers are rising fast. I'm curious for your take on it: Can you foresee them getting to 54.5 mpg average by 2025?

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Charles Murray   3/7/2012 9:01:47 PM
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Yes, those Ford Fusion Hybrid numbers are amazing. It's nice to see. This may be a bit too much to hope for, but I hope Ford does as well with it as Toyota did with the Prius.

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Rob Spiegel   3/7/2012 3:30:27 PM
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Now that's funny, Kevin. I can certainly see the similarity with the alien.

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Kevin   3/7/2012 1:32:32 PM
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Charles,

I agree - the aggressive grille looks great! 

Kind-of reminds me of the alien in the movie Predator.

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Predators-movie-image-210.jpg

(just kidding...of course).

Hey...I just saw the specs on the upcoming 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.  Wow!

47 / 44 MPG (city / hwy) and 185 HP in a roomy mid-sized (and nice looking, I might add) sedan.  If Ford doesn't price this thing astronomically, I think they have a a real winner on their hands.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/09/2013-ford-fusion-debuts-along-with-47-mpg-fusion-hybrid-100-mpg/

Kevin

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Charles Murray   3/5/2012 7:37:18 PM
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Good links, Kevin. Thnks. For pure aesthetics, though, I still like the Lexus LF-LC. Looks like a grille out of a 1950s cartoon.

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Kevin   3/1/2012 5:36:45 PM
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Nothing too shabby about the aesthetic appeal of the Acura NSX Hybrid and the BMW i8 Hybrid :

http://www.hybridcars.com/news/acura-nsx-hybrid-concept-revealed-detroit-35121.html

http://www.bmw-i-usa.com/en_us/bmw-i8/

I know they are just future concepts (although the Acura is reportedly only 3 years out).

Kevin

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Charles Murray   2/29/2012 11:29:42 PM
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Kevin: I agree about the Prius C. If Toyota can maintain that price, it will take the success of hybrids to a new level.

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Breaking from ID & ME standard thinking
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   2/29/2012 1:27:40 PM
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One thing I've never seen before – the I.D. Stylists and the Mechanical Designers for the Chrysler 700C have broken convention by routing a body panel parting line (between two moving doors) without following the contoured style lines of the body and windows.  Typically, doors are oddly sculpted to follow the desires of the style; in this case, the doors have a straight vertical joint between them, and the styled windows and body panels swoop and cross that line without notice.  It's a cool departure from conventional methods.

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Kevin   2/28/2012 7:25:22 PM
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I agree - we are seeing the biggest leap in car efficiency I've ever seen - lots of 40+ MPG cars (even non-hybrids), such as the Hyundai Elantra, turbo Veloster, Chevy Cruze ECO, VW TDI's, etc.

The upcoming Toyota Prius C will break new barriers for hybrid cost-effectiveness: $18,950 MSRP, 53 / 46 MPG (city / hwy).

The Infinity M hybrid is a unique spin: 360 HP, 457 fl-lb torque, yet still gets 27 / 32 MPG (city / hwy)!  http://www.infinitiusa.com/m/hybrid

Kevin

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Charles Murray   2/28/2012 7:09:10 PM
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You're right, naperlou. Detroit could boost efficiency 5-10% across the board by rolling out a bunch of vehicles with start-stop technology, but those wouldn't make very good concept cars. 

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