The German supplier says 48V electrical architectures, which increase the onboard energy available to enhance powertrain performance or power the rapidly expanding list of comfort and convenience features, should be in place on 25 million new vehicles produced annually worldwide by 2030.
Mega-supplier Magna International says it already produces millions of wind-cheating active grilles for cars and trucks annually, with automakers beginning to employ even more advanced designs and eyeing spin-off product concepts.
The automaker says it is sharpening its incentive plan on fullsize pickups to target specific sectors over the next 90 days, and it says the full ramifications of its new Giorgio car/CUV architecture are “yet to be seen.”
Dealers spend a lot of money on facilities, service and sales training and inventorying cars and trucks. Those are costs manufacturers would have to carry on their books if they insist on direct sales, Jeff Carlson says.
Nearly all infotainment systems look alike, Pocketsquare Design co-founder Dave Lyon says, meaning car manufacturers are missing an opportunity to wow buyers and establish distinctive brand identities.
BMW and Ford each have two stout turbo-6s in the hunt this year, while Infiniti has one. All five are smooth, extremely refined, reasonably fuel-efficient and dishing up loads of horsepower and torque....More
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