Automotive Engineering International 2007-10-01

Automotive Engineering International 2007-10-01
    • After CD, what's next?
      Storing music in cars remains fraught with many engineering considerations as infotainment systems move into the next generation.
    • Chevrolet Malibu
      General Motors has enhanced its midsize architecture for a more refined and luxurious ownership experience.
    • Chrysler minivans
      Chrysler's family haulers feature a new look and more interior flexibility to go with a host of technology upgrades.
    • Jaguar XF
      The company's middle sedan is updated with a 21st century interpretation of traditional standards.
    • BMW M3
      The high-performance version of the 3 Series coupe gets V8 power, other significant upgrades.
    • Honda Accord
      The eighth generation of Honda's popular sedan offers more space, power, and safety.
    • Fiat 500
      The new car's styling harks back to the original of over 70 years ago, but it employs modern technology and shares a platform with the forthcoming Ford Ka replacement.
    • Subaru Impreza
      The new model moves closer to the mainstream C-segment market, but a hatchback is added that will spawn the ultra-high-performance STi.
    • Cooling off global warming potential
      There is still no decision on a new A/C refrigerant, and as the deadline draws closer toxicity issues are raised with proposed blends.