For engineers, the show car is a tool to test the limits of its new highly advanced modular aluminum platform. For designers, the concept is meant to determine whether traditional Jaguar patrons will accept a CUV....More
Outlining Volvo’s strategy, R&D chief Peter Mertens says the new Scalable Platform Architecture is designed for an all-new family of FWD powertrains utilizing compact, lightweight 4-cyl. engines complemented by hybrid technology....More
The program was targeted at devising a toolkit that would reduce the time it takes to develop the human-machine interface, which puts controls for everything from the vehicle’s radio to advanced active-safety systems in front of the driver....More
The production model will have the dual headlights that the C4 Picasso introduced and the show car’s uncluttered interior, with most of the passenger-compartment buttons and switches replaced by a large touchscreen....More
The first new model to use the new architecture will be an all-new midsize Jaguar sports sedan launching in 2015. It will feature the first engine to be built at JLR’s new £500 million engine-manufacturing center....More
Designed and engineered in Wolfsburg with input from U.S. staff, the Atlas evolved from VW’s 2013 CrossBlue concept and is starting to roll off the line in Chattanooga, TN. The automaker invested $900 million at the plant for the Atlas launch.
Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Buick, Lincoln, Maserati, Mini and Subaru win their first Wards 10 Best Interiors trophies, while Honda, Lexus and Mazda return to the winners’ circle. Thirty-one nominees were evaluated....More