Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept: Spindle Grille on Steroids – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 5:58pm

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept showcases a number of new design cues we could see on future vehicles in the company’s line-up. Cooper Ericksen, the VP of Marketing at Lexus USA, walks us through some of those new styling elements featured on the crossover.

2019 Hyundai Veloster N: Born in Namyang, Honed on the Nurburgring – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 5:26pm

The Hyundai Veloster gets an update for the 2019 model year and it’s the debut of the company’s N high performance division in the U.S. Mike Evanoff, from Hyundai Motor America, explains some of the new N model features and how it differs from the regular Veloster.

BMW X2: Don’t Call It An SUV – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 4:10pm

The whole world has gone crazy for SUVs and now BMW is adding the X2 to the list. Of course at BMW SUV is kind of a declasse term, so it calls the X2 a Sports Activity Coupe.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta: More Features, Lower Cost – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 3:26pm

The new VW Jetta ditches its old look and now features more coupe like styling. Besides its new design, the Jetta also comes with a number of new features, even though it now has a lower starting price.

2019 Ford Ranger: Ranger Returns to the U.S. – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 2:04pm

Ford stopped selling the Ranger in the U.S. about 7 years ago. But the pick-up will make its return early in 2019, which will be based on the one Ford sells overseas. Todd Eckert, the Marketing Manager for Ford Truck Group explains what modifications were made for the U.S. version.

2019 Chevy Silverado: Taller, Wider, Lighter & Better Looking – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 1:24pm

With over 10,000 engineers working on the all-new 2019 Silverado, almost no stone went unturned when it came to redoing the iconic pickup truck. Overall, it’s bigger than the outgoing model, but Chevy was able to cut out up to 450-pounds, thanks to its mixed materials strategy. But perhaps the biggest highlight is the announcement of a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder Duramax diesel engine going under the hood. There are a number of other enhancements to the truck and Tim Herrick, Executive Chief Engineer of the Silverado gives us the nickle tour.

Honda Insight: A No Compromises Hybrid – NAIAS 2018

January 15th, 2018 at 11:17am

The first Honda Insight came out in 1999, the second came in 2009 and the brand is once again going to offer the hybrid in the marketplace. This time around it has much more mainstream styling and seating for up to 5 people. Honda calls it a no compromises hybrid. The new Insight will be build alongside the Civic and as Henio Arcangeli Jr., Senior VP of the Auto Division at American Honda tells Autoline, it will slot just above the Civic in its lineup.

Mitsubishi Electric Makes the Move to Mobility – CES 2018

January 10th, 2018 at 5:27pm

Mark Rakoski, is the Vice President of Engineering at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America and he talks about how the company has partnered with HERE to create detailed maps for vehicles.

Mobility Opens New Business for Bosch – CES 2018

January 10th, 2018 at 5:07pm

As we move into a world of connected devices, the Internet of Things, our cars will become more integrated with the rest of our lives, especially our homes. Bosch is well positioned for this move as it is heavily involved in automotive and consumer electronics. Mike Mansuetti, the president of Bosch Automotive in North America, talks about the company’s efforts and how this could turn into a new area of business.

Byton Incorporates High Tech Design – CES 2018

January 10th, 2018 at 3:58pm

Byton is a Chinese EV startup, one of the newest startups in the business, but it went out and hired a seasoned pro to design its vehicles. Benoit Jacob is the former head of design at BMW i. While the media has zeroed in on the massive screen mounted on the dashboard, there’s a lot more to this design than that. Jacob points out different aspects of the interior and exterior of this vehicle, including range and price. Even though this is a concept vehicle, he says its pretty much what Byton is going to put into production next year.