2020 Kia Telluride Impressions And Huge Acura Nsx Discount | Autoblog Podcast #581

2020 Kia Telluride impressions and huge Acura NSX discount | Autoblog Podcast #581

In this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale and Assistant Editor Zac Palmer. They kick off the podcast discussing the cars they've been driving in the office including the 2019 Buick Regal TourX, 2019 Honda Civic Touring, 2020 Kia Telluride and 2019 Land Rover Ranger P400e. Following that is a discussion of the Acura NSX discount and Tesla's stock price woes. The podcast wraps up with Spend My Money.

Autoblog Podcast #581

Acura Slaps $20,000 Discount On 2019 Nsx In An Effort To Sell More Supercars

Acura slaps $20,000 discount on 2019 NSX in an effort to sell more supercars

The new Acura NSX has struggled to move off dealer lots as of late, and Acura isn't being coy about adding incentives to its supercar. Motor Trend spotted an under-the-radar $20,000 discount, which is a substantial price slash on a car that starts at $159,300.

This incentive isn't actually listed or advertised anywhere on Acura's website, but Motor Trend's Intellichoice affiliate (ownership cost and value analysis site) managed to uncover the discount. If you bought a completely base NSX, the price could be as low as $139,300 now. That's before you do any other negotiations with your dealer to lower the price further.

Apple Could Discount The Iphone Xr In Japan

Apple Could Discount The iPhone XR In Japan

If the reports are true, apparently Apple’s iPhone sales aren’t doing as well as the company had hoped. Even the iPhone XR which was hailed by many analysts to be a potential hit hasn’t exactly been selling like hotcakes either (assuming the reports are accurate to begin with), so much so that Apple could be forced to do something they rarely do: slash prices.

A report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that based on information provided to them by their sources, Apple is apparently preparing to discount the prices of the iPhone XR in Japan. It was not mentioned how much the discounted iPhone XRs will cost, but to give some context, the handset is priced starting at $750 for the base model which is about $200 cheaper than the iPhone Xs.

Hokkaido Tourism Discount Program Underway

Hokkaido tourism discount program underway

The Japanese government has started offering discounts to people visiting the northern island of Hokkaido in the aim of recovering tourism numbers following a major earthquake early last month.

The program, called the "Hokkaido recovery discount," is for both Japanese and overseas visitors.

Softbank Offers To Invest In Uber At 30 Percent Discount

SoftBank Offers To Invest In Uber At 30 Percent Discount


Japan’s SoftBank has reportedly been thinking about investing a big chunk of money in Uber. According to a new report, the company is planning to make an offer to purchase Uber shares at a 30 percent discount. Its offer will be based on a valuation of $48 billion which is a 30 percent discount to Uber’s most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.

Uber’s board approved the investment last month. The cash infusion is also going to bring about some corporate governance changes at the company. It would particularly limit the voting powers of some early shareholders, including that of founder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick.

Sigma's High-end Art Lenses Get $100 Black Friday Discount

Sigma's high-end Art lenses get $100 Black Friday discount

Sigma has announced its Black Friday sale, and fans of the company's high-end Art line will want to pay attention. This 'unprecedented' Art sale takes up to $100 off both prime and zoom Art models, and runs from now until November 30th.

Buyers will need to order the lenses through Sigma's website or shop through a Sigma authorized dealer in the US to get the discounted pricing.

Sony Uk Offers A 25% Discount On The Xperia Xz And Xperia X Compact

Sony UK offers a 25% discount on the Xperia XZ and Xperia X CompactSony Mobile is offering a discount on the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact in the UK right now. If you head over to the UK store and enter the code below, it will take off 25% off the cost of either a Xperia XZ or Xperia X Compact. This will bring down the cost of a Xperia XZ to £411.25 and the cost of a Xperia X Compact to £284.25 – easily the cheapest price in the UK right now. You can also go through cashback Quidco site for an extra £22 off.

Canon Ef 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6l Is $999 (reg $1299)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS $999 (Reg $1299)In an attempt to clear remaining stock, Adorama is selling the Canon EF 100-400m f/4.5-5.6L IS for $999 (Reg $1299). This is an instant discount.
This lens is still more than capable, especially for people that don’t want to dish out $2199 for the new version.