Automotive Powertrain

For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.

Honda Introduces 2020 CR-V Hybrid

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 18, 2019 at 4:15 PM

2020 vehicle is another element in the company’s bona-fide move toward electrification

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2019 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4WD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 16, 2019 at 6:30 AM

What can black and green do?

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2020 Kia Telluride SX

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM

The surprise and delight of this SUV are surprising and delightful

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The Expensive Electric Future—Taycan & Beyond

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 09, 2019 at 7:00 AM

There is the engineering. And then there are the economics. . . .

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The Remarkable Rimac

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 06, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Both the car and the man are astonishing

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Engineering the 2020 Cadillac XT6

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 04, 2019 at 11:09 AM

Cadillac adds a new model to its SUV lineup, one characterized by “noble elegance.”

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All About the 2020 Nissan Versa

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 04, 2019 at 8:55 AM

Small car with big ideas

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2019 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM

It is a nice midsize car that just happens to be electric. Which is a good thing.

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2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 26, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Yes, it is a plug-in. But does that really matter?

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Audi Bringing a Sport Wagon to US

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM

So, who will be the customer base for this vehicle . . . ?

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McLaren MSO to the Max at Pebble

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM

The McLaren GT by MSO is an exquisite execution of color and materials.

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More Honda Transmissions

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Honda adds a manual option for the Civic Hatchback

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