Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

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    Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript


    Here's what is said in the video (paraphrased excerpts from 25:40 -), being discussed here:

    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...02/index7.html

    MT: You said at the LA auto show you will be announcing or showing something that would be the linchpin of the Chevrolet brand.

    MR: We've talked a lot about what's coming in our truck portfolio and some other things we'll talk about as well that are very important to the business in North America. It's a huge deal for us that gives the company strategic agility that we haven't had before around any regulatory or future economic conditions in the industry in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. And for that reason I think it's extremely important.

    The company was run as a structural cost reduction exercise where we ran plants to thin structural costs and field staff was concentrated on pushing cars and trucks into dealerships and then we would incentivize to sell them. Really bad business model. We've changed the whole distribution system to a demand-based system.

    MT: This linchpin sounds like more of an architecture announcement than a single product.

    MR: Absolutely. It's an architecture that provides us agility across many different segments.

    MT: Is it just Chevrolet?

    MR: No, it's a company approach and it's our strategy and it's quite divergent compared to all of our competitors.

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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    Well we know GM's combining platforms. Stuff like Theta CUVs to D2XX.
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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    Clearly he's referring to the mid-engine Corvette.
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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    I wonder what it is, most likely a FWD 5 Passenger CUV platform that can be converted for cars, trucks, CUV etc, maybe 5 door hatch type of cruze product, maybe the next gen Cruze.
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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    Mark slipped up at 15:10 when he was talking about moving the hand-built engine plant to the Bowling location. He said the Z28 would be the last run of the LS7 engine..."in its current form." I don't know how to take that any other way but that he mistakenly confirmed the Gen 5 427 V8 engine.
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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    Quote Originally Posted by cp-the-nerd View Post
    Mark slipped up at 15:10 when he was talking about moving the hand-built engine plant to the Bowling location. He said the Z28 would be the last run of the LS7 engine..."in its current form." I don't know how to take that any other way but that he mistakenly confirmed the Gen 5 427 V8 engine.
    I thought the same thing...




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    If the Gen V 5.3 gets 35 additional hp, the 6.2 gets 35-40 additional hp, a 7.0 should put out 540-550 hp. Bring it ON!!!!!!

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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    I haven't heard anything more about the "something big" announcement. Anyone got anymore ideas or clues??? The show starts on the 22nd it says.

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    Re: Mark Reuss: "Something Big" video transcript

    Couple of things:

    I don't expect any displacements beyond 6.2L and 5.3L for the Gen V smallblock.

    It appears that AC delete will be an option on the Z/28 with AC standard - instead of the other way around.

    I have a feeling that Reuss is talking about a theoretical flex FWD/RWD/AWD architecture for an LA announcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    It appears that AC delete will be an option on the Z/28 with AC standard - instead of the other way around.
    Might as well, most people will probably order it that way.

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