Designing Jeeps, Creating a Golf R & More
Mark Allen is the head of Jeep Design.
And so I ask him about the design of the all-new Jeep Renegade.
Michael Klopotowski is in charge of product planning for the Volkswagen Golf family. The family has a new sibling, the Golf R.
And so I ask him about what makes an ordinary Golf an extraordinary R.
Both of which are found in this edition of the off-hiatus “Autoline After Hours.”
Those taped segments are supplemented by live observations by Jeff Sabatini of Car and Driver and Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific.
In addition to the Renegade and the Golf R, topics include favorites at the recently concluded North American International Auto Show, including the Buick Avenir:
and the Ford GT:
What’s more, we discuss other subjects, including the demise of automotive coverage in what is arguably still America’s paper of record, the New York Times.
You can see it all here:
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Although the RAV4 has plenty of heritage in the small crossover segment, competition has gotten a whole lot tougher, so Toyota has made significant changes to the fourth-generation model.
Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.