From the designers that give shape and form to exteriors to the materials that are used to build bodies, here’s where you can find information about giving shape and physicality to automotive form.
“As the ultimate track-capable Camaro, this car restores the mission of the original Z/28, and serves as a testament to the expertise of Chevrolet as the best-selling brand of performance cars.”-- GM North America president Mark Reuss.
Yes, you can still crawl up rocks. Yet the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has interior refinements and amenities of a luxury car. And there’s an eight-speed transmission. And a diesel. And more. And this is a refresh?
This is more than putting festoons on the flagship. A lot more.
They started with a refresh and then designed and engineered to an extent that it is well beyond what anyone would ordinarily expect. With an eight-speed transmission, there is nothing ordinary about the 2013 Ram 1500.
If there is any question that Chrysler is back at developing vehicles that change the rules of the game, the 2013 Dodge Dart should deflate any doubts.
This is Klaus Busse: If you were asked to, you’d probably guess that he’s a designer.
Some people may look at the hipster in this MINI and think of those Charles Schultz drawings of Snoopy sitting on top of the dog house, wearing a World War I leather flying helmet, scarf, and large goggles.
There is probably no topic of more interest to many people in the auto industry when a car comes out is “what platform is it on?” And there is probably no greater effort—this side of achieving greater fuel efficiency and/or reducing emissions—by automotive executives and engineers than reducing the number of platforms.