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.
When it comes to vehicle design, other companies may get more attention (think only of the previous generation Hyundai Sonata; you would have thought that the vehicle was sculpted by a reincarnated Bernini for all of the lavish praise of its formed surfaces), but in our humble estimation, there is no company that is doing a better job, car after car after car, than Mazda.
Cadillac is one of the most closely watched companies in the industry today as it works to reestablish itself as a competitive brand in the luxury space.
While Nissan may not have been the first OEM to offer it, but its “Around View Monitor” (AVM) technology is (1) impressive and (2) widely available throughout the company’s lineup, not just something that’s kept for top-of-the-line models.