Automotive Design

This zone includes interviews with top designers, information on software and design tools as well as design strategies used by automakers and automotive suppliers.

Camaro Z/28 Meets 2019 Silverado HD

June 06, 2018 at 3:12 PM

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD trucks are each powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb.-ft. of torque and Allison transmissions with a Power Take Off (PTO) option.

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Designing the 2019 Ram 1500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Ram Truck chief exterior designer Joe Dehner talks about how they’ve developed the all-new pickup. “We’ve been building trucks for over 100 years,” he says. “Best I could come up with is that this is our 15th-generation truck.”
 

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Avalon Advances

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Although sedan sales may be dropping, Toyota is still holding strong in the segment and 
is offering an all-new Avalon to bolster its position.

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Designing the 2018 Hyundai Kona

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2018 at 4:15 PM

To expand its line of crossovers, Hyundai developed an all-new platform for its B-segment entry, the Kona. And the design team, led by Chris Chapman, set about to create a new look for the small vehicle in a growing category.

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Tech Watch: Shaping Components at Hyundai Mobis

By: Scott Anderson - June 05, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Hyundai Mobis invests about 3-billion Korean Won ($3-million) to create its Design Model Workshop in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.

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SABIC Creates Amazing Class 8 Fairing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 01, 2018 at 6:05 AM

If you look at the top of the cab of that Mack Anthem Class 8 truck you’ll note the way it arcs back to the trailer.

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Mazda Makes 50 Million in Japan

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Mazda delivered 289,370 vehicles last year to customers in the U.S.

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Raptor Gets Real-Time Damping Control

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 29, 2018 at 6:36 AM

“Not many trucks need sensors to detect when you are midair.” That’s Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance vehicle programs.

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2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 25, 2018 at 6:49 AM

As you may recall from a class that you once took once upon a time, argumentum ad populum is the fallacy that has it that because a lot of people have done or think something, it must be right or good.

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How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2018 at 6:31 AM

There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing.

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Sixth-Gen Silverado Gets a Four (!)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 19, 2018 at 6:58 AM

What is undoubtedly the most remarkable moves in the Detroit Three pickup truck battle has been made by Chevrolet with its announcement that it is offering a 2.7-liter, 310-hp/348 lb-ft turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard on its high-volume LT and RST trim packages—and it so happens that not only does the engine have Active Fuel Management for cylinder deactivation and start/stop technology to better manage the fuel burned, but that 2.7-liter engine has just four cylinders.

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2018 at 6:54 AM

“As with the XF sedan, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette.”

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