For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.
Looking to gain traction in the market with its important midsize Malibu, Chevrolet has made modifications to the car, especially under the hood, with a new stop-start system for its standard 2.5-liter engine.
Making powertrain technologies work together isn’t enough, says FEV. Today, every system in the vehicle must work together to manage energy use.
Mercedes has been putting diesels in vehicles since 1926. It has been offering them in the U.S. since 1949. And 2013 is seeing a range of offerings, including in its popular GLK SUV.
The 2016 to 2025 CAFE standards will bringmany significant alterations to automotive powertrains, with even more and greater change to follow.
As OEMs rush toward providing ever more telematics capabilities into their vehicles, results from a survey from Insurance.com ought to give them some pause.
This is a proposed drawing of the Audi Q1, a compact SUV that is going into production at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt in 2016: Stated Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of Audi AG, “The Audi Q1 is part of our broad-based SUV strategy.” As of right now, the strategy comprises the Audi Q3, RS Q3, Q5, SQ5, and Q7.
One of the interesting things that Alan Mulally did early on in his tenure at Ford was to bring back the Taurus.
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