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If the exterior gets them, the interior keeps them. So designers and engineers are paying more attention than ever on everything from the textures of the materials to the ergonomics of the switches. Spend some time in here.

Automotive Interiors

2016 Lexus RX: Creating the Fourth Generation

The Lexus RX crossover has been enormously popular since it went on sale in March 1998. So when chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda had to develop the fourth generation vehicle, he had quite a challenge. Especially as he had to best the third generation—for which he’d also been the chief engineer.

GM: The Drive to Profitability, Part 2

In a previous post we looked at some of the reasons behind the 2015 GM record $10.8-billion earnings before interest and tax (EBIT). It is worth noting that the company is fairly confident that 2016 will be good as well, reaffirming its expectation that its earnings per share-adjusted will be “between $5.25 and $5.75.” It probably isn’t wishful thinking.

Lutz Live

On Friday (February 12) Bob Lutz will turn 84.