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Navistar’s ‘Ground Up’ Approach to All-New Diesel Engine

Though electrification has taken center stage for the commercial trucking industry, diesel ICE powertrains will continue to serve as the preferred propulsion system of many...

Original Equipment
Propulsion

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Unmanned Systems

NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hyundai Puts the N in Performance

Just a decade ago, the idea of Hyundai challenging the industry’s established performance brands would have elicited snickers from many executives and engineers. Hyundai’s best effort in the sports...

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Power

Toyota Muscles-Up 4-Cylinder for Revised 2022 GR 86 Coupe

The vision of two or more automakers cost-sharing development for a vehicle isn’t a new one. It’s been particularly useful in recent years, however, for manufacturers that...

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Propulsion

Ford Engineered the 2022 Bronco to Give Jeep the Willies

Ford engineers refused to utter a single bad word about Jeep Wrangler during the course of the week-long 2022 Bronco media drive event in Austin, Texas. In fact, some among that...

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Electronics & Computers

Jeep Engineers a Wrangler EV with Manual Gearbox

For 4x4 enthusiasts who see the electric-vehicle (EV) future as the conclusive death-blow to manual transmissions, there is hope. Jeep engineers have unveiled the first battery-electric...

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Unmanned Systems

Western Star Ups Vocational-Truck Ante with All-New 49X

Purpose-built from the ground up, the next-generation Western Star 49X vocational truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series...

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Power

Cummins Unveils EPA-Compliant 2021 Heavy-Duty Diesels

Cummins reserved its first virtual press event since the pandemic onset to reveal details of its EPA 2021 emissions-compliant X12 and X15 Performance Series engines. Built upon the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Volkswagen Unveils New-Generation Golf R

Although the memorable 6-cylinder character of the original R32 has given way to turbocharged 4-cylinder propulsion in recent years, Volkswagen continues to deliver V6-type power for the...

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Lighting

Nissan Reveals Design for Next-Generation Z Sportscar

Giving hope to automotive enthusiasts that niche models will remain in at least some automakers’ lineups, Nissan this week revealed the Z Proto, “signaling the company's intent...

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Photonics/Optics

2021 Ford Bronco Aims to Kick Some Jeep

“There is nothing on this truck that is superfluous – no decorative chrome or extraneous styling. It’s designed for function, not fashion,” explained Paul Wraith, chief designer for...

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Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 Mazda3 Premium AWD

Before I started a drive in the 2020 Mazda3, I had to toggle the drive-select to “sport.” And release the parking brake. Each and every time. At least the two switches are in proximity...

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Automotive

Engineering the Chevrolet Corvette's First-Ever Mid-Engine Architecture

Shifting 500 lb (227 kg) of engine mass rearward by 7.5 feet (2.3 m) and moving 300 lb (136 kg) of transmission components aft by almost three feet transformed the...

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Power

Ford’s Max Mustang Brings ‘World Class’ into the Sports Coupe Conversation

There’s the old saw about a something being better than the sum of its parts. That phrase applies to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – despite most...

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Propulsion

Inside Tremec’s Corvette Dual-Clutch Transmission

Explaining Corvette’s move to one transmission for all buyers, global chief engineer Tadge Juechter notes, “Our customers began requesting a dual-clutch automatic transmission...

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Power

What We’re Driving: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

For the 2019 model year, Toyota rediscovered and reintroduced the hatchback body style for the Corolla. Take the sheetmetal as you will – to me, some angles appeal, others don’t...

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Motion Control

Engineering Artifact: Ford Mustang Boss 351 V10 Concept

Manufacturers are constantly prototyping by leveraging existing engineering assets to improve their products. Clean-sheet designs are expensive and rare, so advanced engineering...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Ford GT

As part of its sponsorship of this year’s annual auto-palooza known as the Woodward Dream Cruise, Ford invited media to sample its Ford GT supercar along Detroit’s famous avenue. With its sold-out production run of 1,350...

What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2019 Suzuki Jimny

It may seem a conflict in terms, but the all-new, pint-sized 2019 Suzuki Jimny SUV, winner of the Urban Car category in the 2019 World Car Awards, not only has selectable all-wheel drive (Allgrip Pro) but also a...

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Propulsion

New-Generation Nissan Versa Breaks for Higher Ground

Subcompact cars hardly are spotlight-grabbers at the moment, but Nissan has nonetheless delivered up an all-new 2020 Versa that notches higher fuel economy, quicker acceleration,...

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Nanotechnology

Engineering the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Two days before the 50th anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s leap for mankind and 10 years after General Motors emerged from bankruptcy, the camouflage was finally ripped from the...

What We’re Driving
Manufacturing & Prototyping

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The sixth-generation 2019 Jetta GLI now joins the range of Volkswagen models leveraging the excellent MQB front-drive architecture and in a stroke re-establishes itself as a sparkling-good sport sedan that...

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Propulsion

Gordon Murray Reveals Lightweight T.50 Supercar: V12, Ground-Effects Fan, $2.5-Million Pricetag

It will be the aural signature of Prof. Gordon Murray, Formula 1 racecar and environmental-efficiency vehicle creator: the sound of a bespoke...

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Power

2019 New York Auto Show Wrap Up

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) rolled into the Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side right after April’s tax day, and the 2019 version saw the industry well represented, with...

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Materials

Jeep Revives Its Pickup Mojo with 2020 Gladiator

Get ready for the fractionalization of the U.S.’s raucous pickup-truck market.

What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

I don’t deliver much critique about vehicle styling because everybody’s entitled to their own tastes, but it’s important to say up front that I’ll never think the Veloster—even in its faintly...

What We’re Driving
Power

2019 Genesis G70 RWD

The G70 is the fledgling Genesis brand’s entry into the age-old “BMW 3-Series-fighter” category.

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Automotive

Jeep’s Gladiator Takes up Arms in Midsize-Pickup Battle

Maybe the only thing more surprising than the fact it’s been more than a quarter-century since FiatChrysler’s Jeep brand sold a pickup truck is that it’s taken so long to...