BMW’s Kindle car, CES and Toyota tops US market – the week

Henry Ford when claimed of the Product T a little something alongside the traces of “any color you like, so extensive as it’s black.” I was reminded of that this week with BMW’s thought at CES – it can improve its exterior physique shade and gives the probability of modifying colors or display on the outside the house (or indeed inside of) of a automobile. Kindle-like shifting shades of grey, so strictly speaking we’re continue to monochrome. I’m sure Henry would approve, delivering the device charge can be held down if the tech tends to make its way to creation.

CES – BMW demonstrates iX with shifting entire body surface show by way of E ink

No massive surprises in the 2021 December near marketplace quantities this week. Toyota has been on pole in the US for a while, but amazing to imagine GM has been top rated pet given that the 1930s. I guess GM managers will stress that they spot greater significance on income than volume and in 2021, it was also tricky to provide the market. Bring about for a sake or two in Aichi.

Toyota overtakes GM in 2021 US marketplace

And in the Uk, the car or truck marketplace stalled with just a 1% attain in 2021 as the pandemic and source shortages dented the restoration from 2020’s reduced. Yet again, the chips and pandemic crises played havoc with the figures, but the model shares make for fascinating looking at.

Uk new motor vehicle market stalled in 2021

Electric powered pickups may possibly effectively be a warm sector segment in 2022. GM has started off building the electric powered Hummer now and Ford is to double F-150 Lightning generation to 150,000 models a 12 months.

Ford to double F-150 Lightning creation to 150,000 units a 12 months

Pursuing months of uncertainty and exhibitors building final-minute choices to suspend their on-website action the once-a-year CES display is now underway. We released a series of CES interviews this 7 days with key suppliers showcasing their latest innovations both on the ground in Las Vegas or virtually.

Our CES interviews (in no certain purchase):

Wise Eye

Innoviz

ZF

Infineon

Continental

BlackBerry

And Harman on the outlook for 2022

CES is a naturally large exhibit for a buyer electronics large like Sony, but I was intrigued to see this announcement there: Sony to launch unit to check out EV chances

Lesser known Chinese OEM/brand name warn (claxon seems). It was a cracking 2021 for Hongqi with shut to 300,000 cars shipped in China. FAW’s luxury brand name has a whole lot of new product because of in 2022 way too, furthermore manufacturer launches in Japan and in other places.

China’s Hongqi goes soon after German luxurious manufacturers

Lastly, I do like an acronym. Will VUCA capture on?

Get prepared for ‘VUCA’ buzzword

Have a excellent weekend.

Dave Leggett

Editor, Just Vehicle