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What car manufacturers are going to disappear in 2020?

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Obviously this year is not going the way anyone planned. What car manufacturers do you think might not exist after the dust settles? 

McLaren Mortgage's headquarter and cars in the building.  I dont follow car media too close, but this one popped up. Who else is in trouble?  One of the small super/hyper car makers will probably go away.  What about mainstream manufacturers? Any of them going away? 

 

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2 hours ago, BLK85 said:

Obviously this year is not going the way anyone planned. What car manufacturers do you think might not exist after the dust settles? 

McLaren Mortgage's headquarter and cars in the building.  I dont follow car media too close, but this one popped up. Who else is in trouble?  One of the small super/hyper car makers will probably go away.  What about mainstream manufacturers? Any of them going away? 

 

Good question! Hopefully everyone fairs well through the madness. I've seen a lot of small and even decently known brands  shutter up from this. Really sad. 

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Somebody will pull a Lotus and slap their name on a car by way of stickers and become a licensing brand. Like the Isuzu Impulse of the late 80's that was "tuned by Lotus" or the Mustang ASC Mclaren. Mazda and Mitsu have been circling the drain for a minute. Whatever happens, it is going to be a slow death. Lexus is kind of screwed along with Infiniti where their brand went old man luxobarge to 20 year old kid shot tuner car.

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I've been saying for quite some time--I would not be surprised if Mclaren goes under. The UK gov't has no interest in bailouts ATM esp. with Brexit & unfortunately Mclaren has built its exponential growth on the backs of its customers in a bit of an unorthodox way.  The chicken is now coming home to roost.  Reliability issues notwithstanding the performance of their cars remains a HUGE pain point and why I have not jumped into one of their cars. So unless some venture capitals or maybe the Chinese jump in, Mclaren is on very shaky ground and might be a COVID-19 complication related victim.  I'm not saying COVID caused this. I 'm saying it accelerated their cash flow problem.

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Mclaren won't survive a VC. Any VC going near them are vultures. What may survive is what was there before, a tuner shop or at minimum a parts desk with a guy spray painting bilsteins orange before slapping mclaren decals on them. Sometime in the future: I present to you the Toyota Mclaren Corolla Mclaren SLR Mclaren...

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