The HCD-14 concept is described by newly named Hyundai Design North America chief Chris Chapman as sleek, with a “lightweight silhouette” and having a “premium sport 4-door coupe road presence.”...More
The thrust of the idea is that cars approved for sale in Europe or the U.S. be accepted on each continent as safe and salable. Different homologation rules currently demand that today‘s cars be engineered twice if they are to be sold on both continents....More
The newest Corvette revives the Stingray name from the second generation of the car, GM says, because the C7 marks the same revolution in design, engineering technology and performance as the C2....More
Blacktop, or what Dodge executives call “sinister,” is a dark, sporty trim that calls to mind the Batmobile or perhaps something from James Bond’s garage. It will be shown in several Dodge models at next week’s Detroit auto show....More
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time.
“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw....More
In October 2013, trade between NAFTA partners totaled $103.1 billion, up 4.5% from a year earlier, marking the first month in the pact’s history in which trade exceeded $100 billion in a single month....More
Economic recovery is weak and gradual, unemployment remains stubbornly high and Europe faces a growing and acute economic challenge from other global regions. We will only deliver the full potential benefits of the Single Market if we set a genuinely new course for Europe....More