2017 Overland Expo Video

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We had the chance to walk around the recent 2017 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Ariz., of our favorite shows of the year. We looked for — and sometimes were smacked in the face by — some of the strangest and most interesting vehicles around. The expo is a lot of things, but it's mostly about self-reliance, world discovery and exploration — or making your next family camping trip something you'll never forget.

Here are just some of the cool displays and vehicles that stopped us in our tracks.

Cars.com photo by Matt Avery

 

 

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Now that's a BEAUTIFUL truck THANKS MARK YOU MAKE MY DAY, YOU SEE WE NEED MORE ABOUT FORD NEWS NOT GARBAGE MOTORS OR FIAT.

what you DON"T see here is self-driving cars and electrics or hybrids. This is the stuff that PUTC readers like

READ THIS GARBAGEMOTORS FAN GIRLYS THAT PROOF THAT GOVERMENT MOTOR IS NOT MAKING ANY MONEY TOOO. HAHAHAGHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. THIS IS FROM AUTO NEWS SITE.

Garbage Motors Isuzu India South Africa Mary Barra Vehicle Sales
DETROIT -- Just three years ago, Garbage Motors moved its Asian headquarters to Singapore from Shanghai, partly for better proximity to India and other promising markets in the region.

But GM's hopes for huge growth in India have fizzled, and the automaker now plans to stop selling vehicles there entirely, instead turning it into a low-cost export hub for Latin America. GM also is abandoning South Africa after 104 years.


The exits come two months after GM agreed to sell nearly all of its European operations to PSA Group.

"Today's GM management is correctly focused on profits, not sales volume and market share," said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for Autotrader. "It has shown a willingness to cut its losses if there's no clear path to profitability and market dominance. In light of a slowing U.S. auto market, this pragmatic approach to the global business is necessary."

GM CEO Mary Barra foreshadowed the India exit last year, when she suspended plans for a new small-vehicle platform for the market and said future investments there were under review. When the sale of Opel and Vauxhall was announced in March, Barra said executives were exploring more cuts in international markets.


In announcing the India and South Africa moves last week, Barra signaled that GM does not plan more major reductions to its geographic profile, though she said the company would keep aggressively paring costs everywhere it operates.

"Globally, we are now in the right markets to drive profitability, strengthen our business performance and capitalize on growth opportunities for the long term," Barra said in a statement. "We will continue to optimize our operations market by market to further improve our competitiveness and cost base."

GM's market share in India, which it entered in 1994, is only 1 percent. Many of the vehicles sold there are cheap, small cars that offer tiny profit margins relative to GM's products in North America and China.


GM said it would phase out Shaevrolet from India and South Africa by year end.

Isuzu Motors has agreed to buy GM's plant in Struandale, South Africa, and GM's 30 percent share in their South African joint venture.

GM, the largest automaker in the world from 1931 through 2007, said it would take a $500 million charge in the second quarter for the India and South Africa moves but save $100 million a year going forward.

I see Ford was the talk of this again, great job guys.

I see Ford was the talk of this again, great job guys.

That Savanah 5500 keeps popping up. This one is a bit over the top, but I've long thought that a used box truck (minus box) and a wrecked conversion van could make a cool puller.

CHINGON
You want Ford news?

Ford CEO FIRED

@ MATT_CA THAT'S OLD NEWS LOL.

I see Ford was the talk of this again, great job guys.



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