It’s no longer about linkages and structures alone. Advances in everything from shocks to steering: this is the place.
Mazda continues to move forward by providing a design for its already stylish midsize Mazda6 that takes what is normally found on show stands and puts it into driveways.
Just because it works hard doesn’t mean that it can’t be smooth, lighter and provide convenience.
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.
Between 2011 and 2016 Ford will have a product refresh rate—as in updating existing products, bringing out new versions of existing products, or bringing new products to market—of 152%.
“In 2014, it will not be the fastest car that wins the World Endurance Championship series and the 24 hours of Le Mans, rather it will be the car that goes the furthest with a defined amount of energy.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Jeep introduced the Renegade—a small SUV that, unlike many other small SUVs, has a 4x4 system that is said to provide off-road capability (there is Jeep Active Drive, a full-time 4x4 system, and Jeep Active drive low, a 4x4 system that offers a 20:1 crawl ratio; there is a disconnecting real axle and power-take-off-unit to provide fuel efficiency when 4x4 isn’t required), a vehicle based off the “small-wide architecture” that’s used for the Fiat 500L, but engineered so that there is the aforementioned off-road capability (which also includes fully independent suspension and the ability to have up to 8.1 in. of wheel articulation and 8.7 in. of ground clearance); a vehicle that Jeep plans to sell in multiple global markets, so it is offering it with 16 different powertrain options, gasoline and diesel, manual and dual dry-clutch automatic, as well as the segment’s first nine-speed automatic; a Jeep that is being built in a Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy—it brought over a group of journalists, including Frank Marcus, technical director at Motor Trend.
When Lamborghini went into the Geneva Show for the mass public unveiling of its Gallardo successor, the Huracán, the company said that through a series of private showings, it had already booked orders for 700 units.