What Would George Washington Drive?*
Today is Election Day in the U.S.
While not exactly being a Nate Silver for this year’s election, John Krafcik, president of TrueCar, says, “There’s unquestionably a link between vehicle choice and the political landscape—you see this clearly in the state-by-state data.”
Which you can see here, the breakdown between political orientation and whether people in that state are pickup or car buyers.
“Our bold call is that trucks and SUVs will outnumber cars and minivans at polling stations in swing states this year”—of which RealClearPolitics.com says there are 10 out of the 36 states in which there are Senate races—“putting Republicans back in control of the Senate for the first time since 2006.”
*Probably a horse-and-wagon.
Ford has made an accomplishment that will never be bested, never even be tied.
The previous-generation Hyundai Elantra (2010 to 2015) had the edgy Fluidic Sculpture design forming its sheet metal; it’s bigger brethren, the Sonata, was more visible in this regard, though the smaller size of the Elantra gave the skin a greater tautness than was the case on the Sonata.
Outside of a pickup truck, there is no vehicle that’s sold in greater units than the Toyota RAV4. So when they developed the new generation, they had a whole lot to consider.