The Exhilarating 2023 Lexus RX350 Crafted For Performance | #562
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Alan welcomes Karl Brauer- an automotive industry analyst, Forbes Autos contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror, board member, and executive analyst for ISeeCars.com. Recently, Karl decided to install an infotainment system in his 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S, but Alan joked about the potential difficulties of doing it himself. Karl then changed the topic and shared the latest study by ISeeCars.com, which shows an increase in the sales of non-Tesla electric vehicles both new and used, with more options and brands available now than three years ago. The market share for EVs is currently around 8%, with non-Tesla EVs accounting for 4.7%. Although Tesla’s are everywhere in California, EVs are not selling as quickly and in such high volumes as they once were. Alan mentioned that he was going to attend the 2024 CES, but Karl won’t be there. Karl did mention, however, that EV announcements are expected to slow down, and that AI is set to be the hot topic for this year’s event. BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist and the Voice of Reason, has shared the latest updates on the stock prices of various electric vehicle manufacturers. According to BJ, Verde Futures’ stock is now down to $0.18 cents, while VinFast’s stock has risen to $6.96. Fisker’s stock is now trading at $1.49 a share, and Lucid’s stock is at $4.07. Rivian’s stock price has also fallen by 10%. In addition, BJ test-drove the 2023 Lexus RX350 F Sport, which is a luxurious gas-powered vehicle that is very popular. This particular model comes with 11 different trim options, ranging from $50k to $70k. Nice drive! Brian Moody, the Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com, recently talked with Alan about the latest study done by Kelly Blue Book on the best editor favorites. According to the study, the top models for 2023 are the Cadillac Lyriq, BMW M2, Toyota Prius, McClaren Artura, 2024 Chevrolet Corvette ERay, Kia EV6, Porsche 911 Correia T, and Chevrolet Tracks. Another study done by Kelly Blue Book focused on the vehicles that have the highest resale value and have retained their value over a five-year period. The top models in this category for 2023 are the Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, Tesla Model X, Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Corvette, Toyota Forerunner, Honda Civic, Ford Maverick, Subaru Crosstrek, and Jeep Wrangler. Brian believes that 2024 will be the year of electric vehicles, with more models available for a lower price. He also thinks that dealers may provide home charging options. Overall, electric vehicles are here to stay. [00:00:00] – Contributor Karl Brauer[00:06:29] – Self Installation[00:13:02] – Choices, Choices, Choices[00:20:53] – EV Market Share [00:29:30] – GM Electric Blazer a No Go[00:37:25] – 2024 CES[00:43:46] – Contributor BJ Killeen[00:50:01] – What Goes Up, Must Come Down[00:56:47] – 2023 Lexus RX350 FSport,[01:04:38] – Contributor Brian Moody[01:14:07] – Editors Favorites for 2023[01:21:11] – Top 10 That Hold’s It’s Value CREDITS Host: Alan TaylorProducer: Dave MilliganCopy Editor: Colleen Mahi Contributor: Karl BrauerContributor: BJ KilleenContributor: Brian Moody EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS: * Contributor: Karl Brauer | Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American
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