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2025 Cadillac Optiq EV Arrives with Standard Dual Motors

Continuing its rollout of EVs, Cadillac revealed the 2025 Optiq SUV today, the company’s most affordable EV yet and a smaller sibling to the popular Lyriq that was introduced...

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Propulsion

Civic Type R Is Honda’s Technology Showcase

Despite humble roots, Honda’s 2023 Civic Type R is a Porsche for the rest of us: A small car destined for greatness, with more entertainment value than a three-day Netflix binge.

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Manned Systems

Constructing Lightweight Bus Structures with Stainless Steel

The weight of a typical bus could be reduced by up to 35% – more than 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs.) – by using high-strength stainless steel to replace tubular bus-frame elements...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Multimatic ‘Legs’ for Ferrari’s New Thoroughbred

The Ferrari Purosangue scurries up the snowbound pitches of Italy’s Monte Bondone, the Alpine peak whose auto-hillclimb exploits date to 1925. Ferrari’s first “SUV” —...

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Automotive

Engineering a ‘Beast’ of an Electric SUV

General Motors calls it a “beast,” a nickname that the 2022 GMC Hummer SUV earns on its numbers alone. Like the electric Hummer pickup, the SUV packs a propulsion system capable of...

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Energy

Alliance Platform Elevates 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Ten years is an eternity in terms of automotive product cycles, especially in a segment as hot and crowded as C/D sport utility. For Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA), waiting...

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Automotive

Altair Honors Lightweight Advances

Fitting for an industry that collectively is accelerating electric-vehicle launches, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle won the Full Vehicle category of the 8th annual Altair Enlighten...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Motion Control

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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Power

2020 Hyundai Palisade: New Chassis, Atkinson V6

The three-row 2020 Hyundai Palisade’s strong, stable and quiet body structure serves as the starting point for ride quality, roll control and a quiet cabin. “We put a lot of resources...

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Power

Ford Unveils All-New 2020 Escape, First SUV Application on New Global FWD Architecture

Ford has unveiled the all-new 2020 Escape, its first SUV based on the new FWD global architecture, leveraging the new unibody toolkit to create a...

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Energy

Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Cabriolet

Until relatively recently in Europe, “buy a new diesel car and help reduce CO2”, was accepted by most governments as a responsible piece of advice. In simple terms a late level Euro-6 diesel...

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Photonics/Optics

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Gets a New Platform and Adds Premium Content, Hybrid Version on the Way

Toyota has revealed the 12th-generation Toyota Corolla sedan, bringing with it similar updates announced with the arrival of the hatchback...

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Design

Gordon Murray Calls New IStream Superlight Chassis Concept a Paradigm Shift

High-profile automotive engineer and designer Prof. Gordon Murray is utterly confident of the potential for his company’s latest iStream Superlight...

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Motion Control

Lexus Soups-Up Seventh-Generation ES Sedan

Sedans and any configuration of a “car” might be a tough sell at the moment, but Toyota’s upscale Lexus division certainly wasn’t going to let that stop it from launching a new, seventh...

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Power

Volvo’s Polestar Unveils 600-Hp Performance Hybrid

Polestar, Volvo Car Group's performance brand, unveiled its first car, the 600-hp (448-kW) Polestar 1 performance hybrid. Available in mid-2019, it is the first of three vehicles from...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2016 SAE Congress: Clemson University and Toyota Unveil UBox Concept

A concept vehicle engineered by Clemson University graduate students features a curved glass roof with a multi-material support structure produced by a novel...

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