Automotive Powertrain

For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.

2017 Hyundai Elantra & the State of the Industry

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

Although, as Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, explains, crossovers are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. market, the compact segment is something that cannot be overlooked nor underestimated.

Behind the Chevrolet Bolt

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 25, 2016 at 5:15 AM

There are some cars that are simply profoundly important than others, and when it comes to cars introduced of late, the Chevrolet Bolt is certainly one of those particularly notable cars.

Alternative Electric Mobility

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 13, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Last week at CES, there was plenty of automotive/electric/advanced tech buzz around such things as the Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept and the product Chevrolet Bolt.

2017 F-150 Raptor with More Doors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 12, 2016 at 5:41 AM

Of all the sheetmetal that’s being unveiled in Detroit this week, there is arguably none that is more, well, machine-like in the best industrial sense of that term, than the all-new Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew.

2016 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 28, 2015 at 5:21 AM

The problem with the Impala has nothing to do with the Impala but with the brand that offers it, and there is nothing wrong with the brand that offers it.

autofieldblog Crossover of the Year: 2016 Volvo XC90

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 16, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Although it probably doesn’t matter much to people who buy a particular vehicle—they are buying a crossover or car or truck because what it is, that thing that they drive and have in their driveway, the physical, tangible object—there are some vehicles that speak to what that company that produced the vehicle is, to what that represents about the company, about, even, that company’s values.