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.
Mike Sweers and his team have developed a new midsize pickup that is meant to maintain its position as class-leading in the midsize category. That’s right: a Toyota is by far number-one in this space. And they’ve engineered the new one to keep that position.
It’s been a long time both in terms of years and corporate changes since the first XC90 was introduced in 2002. Now the company is almost reintroducing itself to the world with the second-generation vehicle, a vehicle that states Volvo is back like never before.
“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?
In case you’re wondering what Volkswagen has come up with to address the emissions issues with its 1.6-liter EA 189 diesel engines, at least for non-U.S. markets (this has been presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, which has ratified the approach), here is the physical part of the fix: That’s a “flow straightener” or “flow transformer.” It is positioned directly in front of the air mass sensor.
Today, here in the United States, it is “Black Friday.” This has nothing to do with the horrible day two weeks ago in Paris.
Although the holiday season is meant to be a time of joy as we visit with family and friends, some of whom are distant and so require a road trip in order to see them, it is also the case that there can be considerable levels of stress and consequent ill-manners associated with said travel.