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Automotive Engineering International 2006-10-01

  • Magazine Issue
Published October 01, 2006 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Like a rolling home
    Suppliers are helping automakers engineer vehicles that allow passengers to bring along the comforts of home.
  • Focusing on distraction
    An explosion of new features, functions poses challenges for safety.
  • Performance goes green
    With record-high fuel prices and CO2 concerns providing the impetus, automakers are developing more fun-to-drive cars with an eye towards efficiency.
  • GM re-engineers pickips
    More refined ride, higher-quality interiors, and greater efficiency are some of the highlights of the 2007 models.
  • Jeep takes on tough terrain
    For 2007, the brand's iconic Wrangler is engineered to be more rugged off-road and more refined on it.
  • Audi updates TT theme
    The second-generation rendition is bigger, more powerful, and uses a subtle metals mix and match.
  • Vantage: as Aston to the core
    A common platform strategy is a vital element of the company's design and manufacturing flexibility.
  • Lexus hybridizes sports sedan
    The GS450h is the world's first series production ICE-electric hybrid in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration, according to Toyota.
  • Turbocharging the 911
    The high-performance Porsche model is packed with technology including variable turbine geometry turbocharging, advanced all-wheel drive, and advanced air management to help it reach 309 km/h (192 mph).
  • Larger, more agile Santa Fe asserts itself
    The "urban crossover" is Hyundai's first production vehicle designed at its styling studios in California.