The strategy of downsizing and ‘downspeeding’ – moving the torque curve lower in the rev range and using longer gear ratios to let the engine rev lower at a given vehicle speed – will be seen more and more....More
The terms “hybrid” and “fun-to-drive” rarely find themselves in the same sentence, but Ford engineers did it by listening to customers and delivering a new type of environmentally friendly driving experience....More
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....More
Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear.
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