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CSP: 50 Years of Lightweighting – NAIAS 2018

January 16th, 2018 at 4:57pm

Continental Structural Plastics is a composite manufacturing company that’s been around for 50 years, making parts for Jeep, Toyota and Ford just to name a few. Steve Rooney is the CEO of the company and he says their composites are even lighter than steel.

Adient Shares its Vision for a Shared Autonomous Vehicle – NAIAS 2018

January 16th, 2018 at 3:59pm

With ride sharing becoming more and more popular and autonomy right around the corner, the interior of vehicles could completely change. Eric Mitchell is the Executive Vice President of the supplier Adient, and he demonstrates one possible solution for a shared autonomous vehicle.

2019 Jeep Cherokee & Ram 1500: Head of Jeep & Ram Talks New Products – NAIAS 2018

January 16th, 2018 at 2:55pm

Mike Manley is the head of the Ram & Jeep brands and he’s excited to have two new versions of its popular models in dealer showrooms, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500.

Magna: Radar Key to Enabling Autonomy – NAIAS 2018

January 16th, 2018 at 1:34pm

Swamy Kotagiri is the Chief Technology Officer at Magna International. And he explains why radar is key to making self-driving cars a reality and how Magna is taking a different approach with the technology than its competitors.

2019 Toyota Avalon: High Hopes for Its Freshest Sedan – NAIAS 2018

January 16th, 2018 at 11:19am

With the Camry outselling the RAV-4 in November and December of 2017, Toyota has high hopes for the all-new Avalon. While the Avalon has been known to have sedated styling, no one will say that about the new car. Its grille grabs your attention right away and so does its huge infotainment screen. Here Ed Laukes, Group VP of Toyota Motor North America takes us through the highlights of its freshest sedan.

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.