Paris, Autoextremist, 2953 Analytics & More
Think of it as a bit of Monday-morning quaterbacking. Yes, this is Monday. But the following occurred on Thursday, the first media day of the Paris Motor Show.
No, Peter DeLorenzo, the Autoextremist, and your autofieldblogger were not in the City of Lights. No, in a studio in suburban Detroit. And the third musketeer, Jim Hall, the mastermind behind 2953 Analytics, was there through the wonders of telecommunications technology. The third chair may have been open, but the air wasn’t.
The Peugeot Onyx supercar concept shown by Peugeot at the Paris Motor Show. The black panel is carbon fiber composite. The copper-colored panel is. . .copper.
So sit back and watch the three—or two who are watchable—talk about some of the new vehicles revealed in Paris, as well as other items of interest to the automotive community at large:
Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.
Nowadays in the U.S. market, vehicle manufacturers pretty much are all committed to producing crossover utility vehicles rather than their predecessor type, the sport utility vehicle.
A Vietnamese start-up auto company is doing what it name implies: VinFast Manufacturing and Trading Company Limited is going exceedingly fast in vehicle development.