The Local Motors Approach

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 15, 2016 at 5:01 AM

This is the 3E. A design by the renowned automotive designer Camilo Pardo, the man behind many striking designs, including the ‘05/’06 production Ford GT.

The Sound of the Porsche Panamera

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 12, 2016 at 5:18 AM

Although self-driving aids get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to advanced automotive technology, when you get right down to it, there are plenty of people for whom a high-end audio system would be more appealing than some sort of lane-keeping assist.

Standard of the World

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 11, 2016 at 5:32 AM

Those of you of a historic bent will recognize “Standard of the World” as the slogan once used by Cadillac.

2016 Honda Pilot AWD Elite

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 09, 2016 at 5:22 AM

One of the better ways to get a sense of the overall segment competitiveness of a vehicle is to talk with someone who makes his or her living selling vehicles of a different brand.

Sparking Toward 2025

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 08, 2016 at 5:08 AM

When it comes to the electrification of vehicles, there are few people who have the insights to say nothing of the first-hand knowledge of MaryAnn Wright.

How VW Is Going Electric

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 05, 2016 at 5:15 AM

According to Dr. Matthias Erb, chief engineering officer and executive vice president, Engineering and Planning, Volkswagen of America, his company is focused on a strategy for 2025, although there is recognition that they’ve got to get there by doing some things that are essentially traditional.

Economist vs. Economist

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 03, 2016 at 4:39 AM

On the day that General Motors announced its July 2016 sales—down 1.9 percent for the month compared to 2015; 1,706,173 sold year-to-date, off 4percent—Dr.

Power of the People

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 02, 2016 at 5:06 AM

Listen to Wil James, president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK), at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars.

Car of the Year Awards for Designers Announced

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 01, 2016 at 6:49 AM

While there is an array of awards handed out each year for production cars, trucks and SUVs, these are primarily for cars that exist in a way such that you can actually go to a dealer and get one of them for your very own garage.

Honda Through June

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 29, 2016 at 5:44 AM

Often when there are vehicles that have ceased production and are in the process of being completely moved out of the system there are sales numbers that look like this: Honda Insight: June 2016, 9; June 2015, 126; % change: 93.1% Sometimes there is a vehicle that has just gone into production and it catches the sales at just the right time so that there are numbers that look like this: Honda Ridgeline: June 2016, 2,472; June 2015, 7; % change: 33,856% OK.