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.

2016 Honda Pilot AWD Elite

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 09, 2016 at 5:22 AM

One of the better ways to get a sense of the overall segment competitiveness of a vehicle is to talk with someone who makes his or her living selling vehicles of a different brand.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 4x4 Double Cab

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 21, 2016 at 5:38 AM

The thing about the Toyota Tacoma is that it is built for banging around, and it is not sorry.

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 19, 2016 at 5:36 AM

According to an estimate from Inside EVs, a web publication dedicated to all things electric vehicle, there were an estimated 1,360 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrids delivered during the first half of 2016.

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Creating the 2017 Buick LaCrosse

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2016 at 5:13 AM

The Buick LaCrosse has been Buick’s top-line car since it was introduced in 2004 as a 2005 model sedan.

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Making a Car With Potatoes

By: Scott Anderson - July 06, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Yes, potatoes. And carrots. But more realistically, OEMs are turning to materials that are at the very least more environmentally sound, primarily for interior applications.

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Bentley’s First SUV Lives Up to Advanced Billing

By: Steve Plumb - July 05, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Long before its introduction this summer, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga was hailed as the fastest, most technically advanced and, of course, most well-refined and luxurious SUV ever.

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Lambo’s Limited Edition Miura Homage

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 29, 2016 at 5:12 AM

One of the cars that automotive designers everywhere give a hat tip to is the Lamborghini Miura.

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2016 Kia Optima SX LTD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 23, 2016 at 5:05 AM

According to Kelley Blue Book, in May (2016) the average estimated transaction price for a new light vehicle was $33,845.

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2016 Honda Accord Touring

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 15, 2016 at 5:45 AM

A friend who lives in the greater Columbus, Ohio, area has pointed out to me that the locale is sometimes used as a test market for consumer products.

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Peugeot Interior Style

June 02, 2016 at 2:54 PM

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2016 Lexus RX 350

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 02, 2016 at 5:12 AM

It is hard to think back to a time before there were midsize luxury SUVs on the scene as they—and smaller variants—have become something of a standard of transportation for those who have the money to buy lux and the kids to take advantage of the rear-seat legroom.

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Smoke and Mirrors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 31, 2016 at 5:09 AM

When you think of complex, highly technical devices that you use every day in your car—in fact, possibly as much as three to 10 times per minute—you probably don’t think of your rearview mirror.

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