Automotive Interiors

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.

Alfa Romeo Giulia in Depth

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 05, 2016 at 5:48 AM

Say you’re looking for a premium sport sedan.

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2016 Audi TTS

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 02, 2016 at 6:10 AM

Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer who is well known in the design community for his 10 principles of good design.

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Ford EcoSport and Other Automotive Endeavors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 21, 2016 at 5:37 AM

If you were to look at Ford’s vehicle sales through October (according to Autodata) you’d discover that second to the F-Series, the vehicle with the greatest percent of overall U.S. market share is the Escape crossover (1.8 percent; the F Series, incidentally, is 4.6 percent). Then after the Escape is the Fusion at 1.6 percent, then the Explorer at 1.4 percent.

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Is Samsung More Clever Than Apple?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 15, 2016 at 6:07 AM

Admittedly, one would look at that question, think about the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, and think not.

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Magna and the Seating Study

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 09, 2016 at 5:27 AM

Chances are, when you think of “global ethnographic studies” you think of the United Nations or something.

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Lutz Live

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 07, 2016 at 4:26 AM

Bob Lutz says that a few years ago, his partner Gilbert Villarreal was interested in the Fisker Karma but not particularly taken with the hybrid powertrain.

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Leather Seat Source

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 03, 2016 at 6:23 AM

This is something that you ordinarily don’t have the opportunity to see, which is inside the Katzkin Leather factory.

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All About Acadia

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM

One of the features of the 2017 GMC Acadia is, compared with the outgoing model, that it is some 700 pounds lighter.

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2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 27, 2016 at 5:04 AM

If you say to someone “The Big Three,” chances are—at least if (1) they are involved in the auto industry or (2) aren’t involved but are of a certain age—they will say “Ford, GM and Chrysler.” One of the reasons why the Big Three tag became somewhat less descriptive was the rise of the companies that had their origins in Japan, the “Other Big Three,” Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

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2017 Kia Sportage SX FWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 25, 2016 at 5:01 AM

Let’s say that there are three buckets to put vehicle designs in.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 19, 2016 at 5:49 AM

Light vehicle sales in Russia have been rather weak for the past several months, given all manner of issues ranging from a weak currency to the significant drop in oil prices.

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Engineering the Acura NSX

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 17, 2016 at 5:43 AM

The 2017 Acura NSX is an engineering tour de force.

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