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Automotive Engineering International 2006-10-01
- Magazine Issue
Published October 01, 2006 by SAE International in United States
- 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.