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2012-01-09
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The interior features two 12.3-in LCD screens, one serving as an instrument cluster and the other as a navigation/infotainment display.
2013-04-17
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The lab runs fuel-economy tests with A/C on maximum vs. A/C "comfort level," A/C-off and with windows open and closed. Some results are surprising, including an unexpected "crossover" point in testing on a Toyota Corolla.
2016-04-20
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Experts say Phase Change Material (PCM) formulated for high latent heat capacity can provide cabin warmth for a typical U.S. daily commute, with residual capacity insulated for an EV parked during an eight-hour workday.
2012-12-04
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The fourth generation of the pioneering compact crossover utility also gains a conventionally hinged rear liftgate and has an upgraded AWD system. Fuel economy increases to a claimed 31 mpg highway.
2011-04-25
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The 2012 model is wider, longer, but lower and gets 2.0-L turbo gasoline and diesel as optional powerplants, with a choice of a dual-shift gearbox or six-speed manual transmission.
2011-05-17
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Focus is on fuel economy-enhanced "aero" and rear cameras for driving in traffic-choked city, features credited to New York native Jason Castriota, Saab's Executive Design Director.
2011-11-21
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NHTSA requires aftermarket parts to be in compliance with FMVSS 126 as of September 2012. The cost of physical testing may make extensive use impractical for makers of aftermarket performance parts, but a SEMA-backed simulation program, with vehicle stability module in the physical loop, has demonstrated an ability to replicate with much lower investment.
2010-08-23
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Hyundai engineering and quality executives reveal how Korea's fast-moving automaker executes 11th-hour product changes without delaying production or incurring high costs.
2012-03-14
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Based on Nissan NV200 compact van, the new taxi could boost fuel economy 37% over the Ford Crown Victoria, the widely-used choice today. The 10-year contract with NYC includes provision for an all-electric version to be introduced by 2017.
2014-04-22
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It incorporates innovative technologies for off-road use including capability for driver to operate vehicle from outside, enhanced terrain response system, and seemingly transparent hood to see road surface under vehicle.
2008-11-12
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Ford begins converting three plants, with one being the Michigan truck plant, which will produce C-platform cars in 2010.
2012-04-11
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With folding wings to reduce width to garageable status, the Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft fits into the “light sport plane” category and delivers 35 mpg fuel economy on the road. The company claims 100 orders with $10,000 deposits for the $279,000 vehicle.
2013-12-06
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2015 Nissan GT-R and 2014 Sentra "concept" introduced at Los Angeles Auto Show, along with 2014 NISMO RS version of Juke, join the "just NISMO" that's already on sale. GT-R's 3.8-L V6 is up from 545 to 600 hp (406 to 488 kW). Juke RS performance raised to 215 hp (160 kW) with six-speed manual.
2008-07-15
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A range of real-world road surfaces was turned into a data stream that enabled Ford to optimize the mass damping of the seats in the new 2009 Flex crossover.
2009-07-08
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An innovative multistep molding process leads to a lower-cost but upscale look for inner door panels and on the dashboard of the 2010 Ford Taurus. Even viewed close-up, or by running fingers over the "stitches," it appears to be real needle-and-thread work.
2012-04-04
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The crossover has freshened front and rear styling, a six-speed automatic with Generation II module and software for improved driveability, and a center front airbag is installed in all models.
2012-01-09
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Adapted from Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, the Dart's body and aero package is designed for class-leading Cd. Three four-cylinder engines are offered, a 1.4-L Fiat turbo Multi-Air, and two naturally aspirated Tiger Shark engines, which are versions of the Chrysler “world” engine modified for lower NVH and more torque at low rpm.
2015-01-14
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Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
2012-01-13
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First-year production run of 10 units in a Series I is planned. Price is $225,000 for model with 7.0-L V8 rated at 620 hp. Ricardo supplies six-speed manual transmission.
2011-09-10
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The four-door convertible has unobtrusive B-pillar stubs built into “suicide” doors, a structural windshield frame for body rigidity, eye-catching full-LED front lighting, hidden HVAC outlets, solid wood trim, a twin-turbo 3.6-L V6, and a next-generation hybrid system.
2017-04-17
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Cabins with triple sealing, and EPA fuel economy credits promote use of recirculation position with outside air shut off. CO2 builds up well beyond 0.1% comfort level, says CalsonicKansei researcher at SAE WCX17.
2012-12-04
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New York City’s Lincoln Center served as the backdrop for Ford's “reboot” of its luxury brand as the Lincoln Motor Company. The revival begins with the MKZ midsize sedan, but further differentiation could come from more exclusive high-performance versions of existing powerplants, plus perhaps European engines. And Ford’s rear-drive architecture, used by the Mustang, and it is being evaluated for luxury performance car use.
2013-06-10
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Mechanical CVTs on LE-Eco and S-Grade models are U.S. firsts for a Toyota. LE-Eco model's 1.8-L four-cylinder engine, with infinitely variable intake-valve lift and timing and higher compression ratio, is said to deliver "over 40 mpg" fuel economy.
2010-11-15
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The federal safety regulation (No. 126) that is driving OE installations of electronic stability control systems also applies to aftermarket parts. A SEMA task force is developing a vehicle test simulation program to enable members of the trade group to provide a "do no harm" assurance for their add-on and replacement parts.
2013-11-13
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A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with federal safety standard No. 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
2017-12-07
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Thermal system upgrades are being incorporated first because of cost-effectiveness. Experts at the SAE Thermal Management System Symposium see additional opportunities.
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