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Noise Vibration Harshness Illustration Oct 2014
Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Blame China for the Rolls-Royce SUV

Luxury automakers want to build SUVs to sell in Asia.
| Sep 25, 2014
2014 jeep grand cherokee summit
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Lesson for Telematics Designers: Love The Knob, Keep The Knob

The case against touchscreen controls.
David Kiley
| Sep 24, 2014
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Moment of Zenlea S550 Plug in
Moment of Zenlea

Will CAFE Burn the Germans?

For Mercedes and Audi, as well as BMW, plug-ins may be the solution.
| Sep 24, 2014
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2015 BMW M3
No Filter

Cars I’d Buy With My Own Money – Part 2 (the Over-$40,000 Edition)

Additional answers to the question, What’s your favorite car?
| Sep 17, 2014
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Noise Vibration Harshness Illustration Sept 2014
Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Traveling Far For That New Car

Buying a vehicle hundreds or even thousands of miles from home.
| Sep 16, 2014
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Audi TT Offroad concept
By Design

Audi TT Offroad Concept

You thought TT meant sports car? Me too.
| Sep 15, 2014
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2016 Volvo XC90
Motor City Blogman

Volvo's Future: SUVs, Premium Offerings, and Smaller Engines

Despite Chinese ownership, Swedish identity to remain strong.
| Sep 10, 2014
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2016 Audi TT By Design
By Design

2016 Audi TT

Still sporty, but no longer a styling icon.
| Sep 09, 2014
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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
No Filter

Cars I'd Buy with My Own Money – Part 1 (the under $40,000 Edition)

The real answers to the question: What’s your favorite car?
| Sep 03, 2014
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Arthur St Antoine Headshot
The Asphalt Jungle

When Almost No New Cars Were My Type

Has it really been three decades in this business?
Arthur St. Antoine
| Aug 26, 2014
Mike Floyd Headshot
Editor's Letter

Explaining the Recent Changes at Automobile Magazine

A letter from editor-in-chief Mike Floyd.
| Aug 21, 2014
2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
By Design

Jeep Renegade

Sorry, this plastic bathtub toy is not a real Jeep.
| Aug 18, 2014
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GM CEO Mary Barra Provides Recall Update
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Too Many Incentives at General Motors

How to change the corporate culture.
David Kiley
| Aug 13, 2014
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Moment of Zenlea Tweet me to the Moon
Moment of Zenlea

Tweet Me to the Moon

Cars need to stop apologizing for being cars.
| Aug 06, 2014
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Dyer Consequences
Dyer Consequences

Do-Overs Worth Doing From Hummer, Saturn, and Saab

Three machines from Old GM that deserve to ride again.
| Aug 05, 2014
Maserati Alfieri Concept Front Three Quarter Overhead 05
By Design

Maserati Alfieri Concept

Not as good as the reference, but really good all the same.
| Aug 04, 2014
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