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A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engine
In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the cease-and-desist orders.
Nissan's sports car strategy rests on the stable genius of GT-R
Porsche has its Widowmaker, BMW its Clownshoe and Ferrari its Breadvan. Nissan’s GT-R became Godzilla, an homage to the original giant of Japanese pop culture.
Ford develops midsize crossover for China
Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce a new midsize crossover for China next year with its joint-venture partner, Jiangling Motors Corp.
Mercedes weighs Porsche Cayman fighter
The entry-level luxury sports car world might be getting even more competitive. According to Autocar, Mercedes-AMG is looking into offering a competitor to Porsche's 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster.
BMW tests electric 3 series
Spy shots of BMW's electric 3 series, referred to as a Tesla Model 3 fighter, have surfaced in Europe.
Volvo's Polestar refines its strategy as first product nears
The Polestar 1, positioned as a low-volume halo car, has over 5,000 hand-raisers in the U.S., and 200 have put down deposits.
Volvo product push rolls on with U.S.-built S60
Volvo Cars is amid a product overhaul, with the carmaker's first U.S.-built vehicle, the S60 compact sedan, set to roll off the production line in South Carolina this fall.
Land Rover growth hinges on 3 replacements
Land Rover is on the verge of remaking three of its most important products. A misfire on any could impede JLR's drive to boost annual volume to 1 million units.
Jaguar looks to crossovers for volume
Recent new Jags have been slow sellers and the brand is poised to make changes.
JLR, Volvo stick to path for utilities, electrification
Jaguar Land Rover is hitting a few potholes as it enters its second decade as part of India's Tata Motors. Jaguar sales are sinking in the vital U.S. market, and Land Rover, is facing big challenges and new competition in the SUV segment.
Toyota Century: Lost in translation
The redesigned Toyota Century is one part ultrapremium status symbol, one part anachronistic holdover from a bygone era.
The evolution of crash testing
Crash-test labs are working to raise their engineering capabilities to meet new testing standards from global regulators.
The best look yet at Chevy's midengine Corvette
A racing version of the midengine Chevrolet Corvette has broken cover and given the industry the best look at what the production version of the car will look like.
GM squeezes pounds and pennies to attack Ford's pickup profit machine
Ford's new F-series trucks in 2014 set standards for fuel economy and lightweight vehicle construction. But GM engineers, with stopwatches and trained eyes, took Ford's factory tour and saw troubles.
New Chinese EV startup GYON launches partnership with Gaffoglio
GYON said it launched a partnership with Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters to build a prototype for the first in a hoped-for portfolio of electric vehicles.
Geely considers $2 billion revival plan for Lotus, report says
Geely may invest at least $1.9 billion to revive Lotus, adding a new factory and research center as it seeks to create a nameplate that can compete with Porsche and Ferrari, Bloomberg reported.
Ford 'evolving' Mulally's One Ford plan with move to 5 modular platforms
Moving down to five module vehicle platforms will help Ford save costs and boost the efficiency of its supply base, said product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang