Automotive Design

This zone includes interviews with top designers, information on software and design tools as well as design strategies used by automakers and automotive suppliers.

Will Alcraft Take Off?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 21, 2017 at 6:24 AM

“British electric vehicle start-up Alcraft Motor Company has revealed details of its first car, the high-performance Alcraft GT.

The Math of Plugging In

September 19, 2017 at 6:30 AM

“Our aim is for new petrol and diesel cars and vans to be phased out in Scotland by 2032—eight years ahead of the target set by the UK Government.”

The 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 19, 2017 at 6:27 AM

The 2017 MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 in its standard form is not a car for everyone.

One Step Closer to NACTOY Victory

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 18, 2017 at 6:09 AM

The North American International Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury have come up with their list of semifinalists in the Car, Utility and Truck category, and if there is anything that can be discerned from the lists of the vehicles is that there is a breadth of high-quality offerings available for buyers.

Electric Vehicles in America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 15, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Last week Nissan globally unveiled the all-new second-generation LEAF.

Dodge Challenger GT Gets Torque When & Where Needed

September 13, 2017 at 11:56 AM

The AWD version of the Challenger GT has an EPA-estimated 18/27/21 mpg city/highway/combined. 

Infiniti Ups the Ante on the Q50

September 13, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Since 2013, when the vehicle first went into production as the Infiniti Q50, the first vehicle to undergo the nomenclature modification (it had been the G37), it is the best-selling vehicle in the entire lineup: there have been more than 210,000 of the premium sport sedans sold on a global basis.

Is Past Prologue: Mustangs Then and Jaguars Tomorrow

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 13, 2017 at 6:30 AM

This is a picture of the interior of the 1994 Ford Mustang, the fourth generation of the venerable vehicle: While it is certainly stylish—for 1994—one notable aspect is the steering wheel: in 1990 the Mustang got a driver’s side airbag as standard equipment.

The Sonata: A Forward Design with a Backward Glance

September 07, 2017 at 11:36 AM

The midsize sedan segment may be down but it is far from being out. To make its midsize more appealing, Hyundai has made a “maximum refresh” for the Sonata.

Nissan Goes to Level 2

September 07, 2017 at 11:31 AM

With the ProPILOT Assist system, Nissan is combining intelligent cruise control and 
a steering assistance system to help facilitate driving on limited-access expressways.

The 2018 Toyota Camry: Goodbye Vanilla

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 06, 2017 at 3:43 PM

The advertising tagline that Toyota’s been using is “Let’s Go Places.” The eighth-generation Camry is going places where the mass-market midsize sedan has rarely traveled.

JLR and Owning the Steering Wheel

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 04, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) posits that in the future people will be calling on various vehicles to take them where they need to go.