razr390 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:02 am
If any automaker goes bankrupt because they cand predict market trends based on historical data and analytics of market/economy/etc. then they don’t deserve to be bailed out should they fail. Someone at GM, etc. is making a shit ton of money on data mining and analysis of markets to change the course of their direction as a company and is failing miserably.
That being said, while the trend is moving toward SUV’s and Crossovers, I still think the biggest flaw most manufacturers have is having TOO many models. Toyota has sedans and they sell well because they have a small, medium, large. Enough choice to emulate freedom of choice but hot enough to have people be undecided.
It’s a tricky situation but if they would’ve reacted to market share of sedan sales and repurposed factories for other things they wouldn’t be in this mess.
This is true on the last paragraph and accumulating models in manufactureres like no other.
To add, now things like uber and lyft now exists, some millennials and gen z(w/e the current gen is now) are less interested to even get a license or a car, coupled with more that couldn’t afford any new car, generally speaking. Therefore, the demand of getting those “funky” new cars in the lineup like the CH-R and whatnot are not doing as well as rest of the Toyota lineup, why do you think Scion is donezo?
Like in the chevy lineup, the Malibu and Impala look roughly the same as far as the criteria goes. Same story with CUV’s and small cars. Think of it like McDonald’s size options, small minus, small, small plus, medium minus, medium, medium plus, etc. kinda reminds me of this commercial.