Automotive Powertrain

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 23, 2019 at 8:52 AM

The week I am driving a Mazda CX-5, a Signature AWD version, Mazda North American Operations announced its first quarter sales. And while I look at the number, I really don’t understand them.

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Porsche Making Earth Day Every Day

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is working with South Pole, a Swiss organization that develops programs to help companies and organizations of all types to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Automotive Management

“After Hours” in New York

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 22, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.

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Automotive Engineering

The Return of Retro: Zero Labs’ Bronco EV & VW’s ID. BUGGY

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 10:33 AM

“I am proud to say, after three years and thousands of hours in development, we have created a meaningful production vehicle so unique that one look is all it takes to forever change the way we separate the relationship between our past and our future.”

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Automotive Materials

Aston Martin: Past Is Prologue

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Aston Martin cars finished 1-2 in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (with, interestingly enough, Caroll Shelby being one of the two drivers in the winning car), something that the company is celebrating 60 years later with the DBS 59, a variation of the DBS Superleggera.

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Automotive Interiors

Lincoln Corsair Takes Flight

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 17, 2019 at 6:34 AM

“We wanted to create a dramatic, youthful Lincoln with terrific harmony.” And with the Corsair, they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.

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Automotive Electronics

A $2-trillion EV Market in 2040?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 16, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Researchers at Accenture Strategy have calculated that by 2040 the EV market will be in excess of $2-trillion in North America and Europe.

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Automotive Management

Mazda’s Masahiro Moro Talks Mazda in North America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 15, 2019 at 5:57 AM

Masahiro Moro is the chairman and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, as well as the senior managing executive officer for Oversight of Operations in North America.

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Automotive LIghtweighting

A Professional Grade Bed for the GMC Sierra

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2019 at 6:58 AM

Staying with yesterday’s carbon fiber theme. . .GMC has announced that the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500 will be available in early June (in limited numbers, initially, with wider availability next year) with a carbon fiber bed.

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Automotive Engineering

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport is quite simply the most “Cadillac” Cadillac available today.

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Automotive Materials

Carbon Fiber and Recycling

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

One of the key drivers for the use of carbon fiber composites is that the materials are both strong and light.

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Automotive Design

Toyota Highlander Alluding Through Illusion

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 09, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Nowadays it isn’t enough to have an all-new vehicle under a sheet at an auto show and at the appropriate moment—hey presto!—there it is, the new whatever.

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