Christopher A. Sawyer

Ford Is Fully Flexed In Flat Rock

February 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Adding 2005 Mustang production to Auto Alliance International's Flat Rock facility took five years, lots of planning, and the belief that rear- and front-drive vehicles could be produced together on the same line

Brian Nielander SOUL MAN

February 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM

His name may not be familiar, but Brian Nielander is having a dramatic impact on the design of Chrysler's concept vehicles. Say the words "ME-412" and anyone with an interest in automobiles will instantly recognize the name of Chrysler's concept supercar. Say the name "Brian Nielander," however, and no one will bat an eye. Yet the ME-412 owes its looks to this man.

2011 Hyundai Elantra — The Fifth Generation Comes Fast

February 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Hyundai's product onslaught continues with a new compact that's bigger, more stylish and more efficient than its predecessor. And its development cycle is faster than the competition.

Electronics: Lighter, Faster, Better, Smarter — & Not Typically Automotive

February 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Technology may entirely transform everything from the instrument panel to the wiring harness—sooner, rather than later.

Inside the 2005 Mustang

January 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Combining a Live Axle, MacPherson Struts, and a Lincoln Base To Build the 21st Century's First Pony Car.

Spin This!

January 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM

A friend and former colleague refers to me as "the most cynical man I know." In some respects, he's right—especially when it comes to the auto industry and its various players.

Steel Strikes Back

January 27, 2011 at 9:53 AM

"It's my job to prepare my best possible case, poke holes in my competitor's case, and convince the customer to use steel for this application." The speaker is J.P.

Extended Stability

January 27, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Suppliers are adding greater functionality to electronic stability control systems to improve safety and entice car buyers to check the ESC option box.

Ford's non destructive evaluation lab: Looking Into Problems

January 27, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Ford's Non Destructive Evaluation Laboratory (NDEL) sits in a non-descript white concrete building in the middle of the test track next to its Livonia, Michigan, transmission plant.

A Dashing Rogue For Nissan

September 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM

The base for the 2008 Nissan Rogue small SUV is called the “Alliance C” platform; it also underpins the Renault Mégane II/Scenic, and Nissan’s Lafesta minivan, Sentra, Qashqai, and X-Trail.

Mini E(LECTRIC), Part 2 of 5

May 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM

The first product from BMW's "project i" mobility program, the Mini E swaps gasoline power for electric, a fuel tank-including the rear seats and most of the luggage space-for lithium-ion batteries, and a range of 488 miles per tank of gas for 150 miles per full charge.

The Hybrid Conundrum, Part 1 of 5

May 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Without government regulations and incentives, will the consumer demand exist to support production volumes?