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New SAE International Book Explores New Concepts and Trends in Car Production Models

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 30, 2013 - Each year car manufacturers release new production models that are unique and innovative. The production model is the result of a lengthy process of testing aerodynamics, safety, engine components, and vehicle styling.

2013 Passenger Car Yearbook,” a new book from SAE International, features articles covering a wide variety of topics from styling, safety, testing, hybrid systems, powertrain designs, lightweighting, and materials. Interviews with key designers and engineers offer the reader an in-depth look at the strategies behind the year’s technology advancements.

From Acura to Volvo, this book provides a snapshot of the key engineering concepts and trends of the passenger vehicle industry over the course of a year. For each of the 43 new production models, articles from SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine have been assembled to detail technology developments as well as a comprehensive look at the 2013 passenger car models.

Vehicles covered include:


- Acura ILX       
- Acura RDX     
- Acura RLX     
- Aston Martin Vanquish
- Audi A3         
- BMW ActiveHybrid 3  
- Buick Enclave
- Cadillac ATS  
- Cadillac XTS  
- Chrysler Viper
- Dodge Dart    
- Fiat Panda     
- Ford B-Max    
- Ford Fusion   
- Ford Taurus   
- GMC Acadia  
- Honda Accord
- Honda Civic   
- Hyundai Santa Fe       
- Infiniti JX       
- Jaguar F-Type
- Land Rover Range Rover        
- Lincoln MKZ   
- Maserati Quattroporte 
- Mazda CX-5   
- Mazda Mazda6           
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class          
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class          
- Mercedes-Benz SL     
- Nissan Altima 
- Nissan Pathfinder       
- Opel/Vauxhall Adam   
- Porsche Boxster        
- Scion FR-S    
- Shelby American GT 500         
- Subaru Forester         
- Toyota Avalon
- Volkswagen Golf        
- Volkswagen Jetta       
- Volvo V40      

This yearbook is a must-read to any car enthusiast or engineer. The 2013 Passenger Car Yearbook explores where automotive engineering and styling is heading in years to come, and from where it has come in the past.

Book details:


- Table of Contents
- Published By: SAE International
- Published: September 2013
- Pages: 172
- Binding: Softbound
- Product Code: ET-001
- ISBN: 978-0-7680-8035-3
- Price: $31.96-$35.96 (SAE International Member); $39.95 (List)

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order “2013 Passenger Car Yearbook,” visit

To request an electronic review copy of the book, email Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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