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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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Trucks/SUVS U.S. Sales Now 2/3’s Of Vehicle Purchasing

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  • Trucks/SUVS U.S. Sales Now 2/3’s Of Vehicle Purchasing

    This has sure been a sea change in U.S. vehicle purchasing habits. (Note: the category of trucks includes SUV’s.)

    Originally posted by MSN Autos
    Truck Takeover: Automakers Selling Twice as Many Trucks As Cars (By Eric Brandt)
    Just going for a drive around just about any block in America makes it clear that as our favorite kind of vehicle to drive. With sedan sales plummeting and some major manufacturers , it’s starting to look like what began as a trend is turning into a permanent market shift. According to , trucks outsold cars by a ratio of more than 2-to-1 this year through May.

    When we say “trucks,” we’re using it as a catch-all term to cover SUVs, , and pickups. All of the above are technically classified as “light trucks” and fall under the same broad category putting a Kia Soul in the same boat as a Ford F-150. Despite the variation, these stats still speak strongly to the rapid decline of the traditional car.

    Part of the reason for this phenomenon is people making the switch from a car to a truck and never going back. A lot of people consider moving from a car to an SUV, crossover, or pickup to be an upgrade and wouldn’t consider downgrading back to a sedan or hatchback. This is especially true now because of the abundance of options of crossovers in every shape and size to suit any taste, any necessity, and any budget.

    Data from Edmunds show that in January through May of 2018, only 53 percent of people who traded in a car bought another car, with that number steadily declining since 2014. Forty percent of these shoppers exchange their car for an SUV or crossover while 6.3 percent of them get a pickup.

    And it sounds like the car market is only going to continue shrinking. Jeff Schuster, president of LMC Automotive’s Americas operation, predicts that trucks could make up 75 to 80 percent of light-vehicle sales in the U.S. by 2025. That’s partly based on the Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecast that says 71 percent of new vehicles introduced between the 2019 and 2022 model years will be light trucks.

    Manufacturers are not only because they’re more profitable, but because that’s what people want to drive.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...ays/ar-AAzupj0

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