Automotive Powertrain

2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 06, 2019 at 7:12 AM

The Cadillac ATS-V couple is a small(ish) car with a big engine. As in a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 464 hp @ 5,850 rpm and 445 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm.

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What Tesla Might Miss With Its Store Closures

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 05, 2019 at 7:28 AM

“Imagine what it would have been like to sell a gas-powered automobile in the early 1900s,” said Fran O’Hagan, president and CEO of Pied Piper Management Company LLC. “Customers back then were buying their first car, and salespeople would have had to explain the basics, such as how to operate the vehicle or where to find fuel while travelling.”

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Did You Know the Model T Could Run on Kerosene?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2019 at 7:47 AM

When you think of the Ford Motor Company, you probably call to mind things like the Mustang and the F-150, and if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, the Model T probably is on the list, as well.

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Bentley Proffers Napkin Rings. Lambo Goes CPO

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Bentley Turns 100. Buy a Shirt.

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Automotive Production

Ford Builds the Final Taurus (for Now)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 03, 2019 at 12:04 PM

The last Ford Taurus was built Friday, March 1, at the Chicago Assembly Plant.

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GM Going for Wind

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 01, 2019 at 7:41 AM

When it comes to its U.S. sales of electric vehicles, GM’s future is undoubtedly going to be brighter than its past.

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Automotive Production

Nexteer Hits 60-million

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 28, 2019 at 12:55 PM

With its electric power steering systems (EPSS) on vehicles including the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and even some cars (e.g., Mustang, Charger, Challenger) and crossovers (e.g., Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse), it is perhaps not entirely surprising that Nexteer Automotive announced today that it has produced its 60 millionth EPSS.

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Automotive Design

Rivian and Bollinger: Purposeful EVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 28, 2019 at 7:56 AM

At the LA Auto Show last fall, Rivian rolled out with two electric vehicles, the R1T, a five-passenger pickup truck, and the R1S, an SUV.

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Automotive Production

FCA to Invest $4.5-billion in Michigan Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 26, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Although “Detroit” is synonymous with “automotive production,” the only major OEM that actually manufactures vehicles within the city limits is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as it runs the Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit, where the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango are built.

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SEAT, IBM & Watson

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 26, 2019 at 9:57 AM

One more thing about SEAT after yesterday’s announcement at the Mobile World Congress about its Minimó micromobility vehicle: Today it and IBM announced that the companies are developing the “Mobility Advisor,” a mobile app that will run on 4G/5G networks and utilize IBM Watson AI technology.

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Automotive Design

VW Puts a V8 Diesel in Flagship Touareg

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 26, 2019 at 8:39 AM

You might think that diesels are to Volkswagen are pretty much something that spoken about in the hallways of HQ in Wolfsburg.

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Automotive Electronics

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 26, 2019 at 7:40 AM

The Wrangler is a machine. An exceedingly well-executed machine. Every element, from the exterior door hinges to the knurled surface on the gear shifter lever, is designed and built for purpose. And the purpose is transportation.

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