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2014 Cadillac CTS: Seriously Light
Here’s a look behind what went into engineering the 2014 Cadillac CTS, which is the lightest car in its class. Why is that important? Says Dave Leone, GM Chief Engineer, Performance Luxury Cars, “We did that to enable the driving character we wanted...
Article Published: 11/27/2013
The 2014 Accord Hybrid: Taking Hybrid Tech to a New Level
While many hybrid systems use the internal combustion engine as a primary way to turn the wheels, Honda engineers have cleverly decided to not only have a highly efficient engine, but to use it mainly as a generator and to make use of electric moto...
Article Published: 11/27/2013
GM Trucks Go Upscale
As the 2014 Silverado and Sierra have undergone major refreshes, the GM divisions have taken the opportunity to roll out with the Silverado High Country and Sierra Denali models, both of which handily break the $40,000 price point.
Article Published: 11/27/2013
The Natural: smart fortwo electric drive
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Article Published: 10/3/2013
2014 Toyota Tundra: Engineer It Like You Own It
Although you don’t hear a lot these days about “empathy,” if you’re going to be engineering a product (to say nothing of designing or building it), it helps to know how it feels to use it. That’s the case with this new pickup.
Article Published: 10/3/2013
Diesel Comes to Ram 1500
Half-ton pickups are undergoing significant changes under the hood, as OEMs address fuel efficiency requirements without giving way in the capability arena. But no change of late is bigger than what Ram is doing: putting a diesel in the Ram 1500...
Article Published: 10/3/2013
The Chassis Challenge for the Humvee Replacement
The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are in the midst of selecting the replacement for the Humvee, which will have a suspension system that eases the severity of traveling over the harshest terrain.
Article Published: 10/3/2013
Designing the 2014 Jeep Cherokee
Here’s what’s behind the design of what is arguably a compelling or a controversial Jeep, the 2014 Cherokee.
Article Published: 10/3/2013
Things to Know about the New S-Class
The first Mercedes S-Class had its run from 1972 to 1980. This year brings the sixth generation. They didn’t want to create just another luxury car. They wanted to create the contemporary luxury car.
Article Published: 8/29/2013
Volkswagen Goes Common - But With a Difference
Creating products for its various brands and global markets once meant considerable complexity. So Volkswagen has decided to go common—while providing a considerable amount of flexibility.
Article Published: 8/29/2013

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