#PORSCHE

Design

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design
#McLaren #chassis #body

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags
#Audi #Porsche #chassis

Where Would You Go After Working at Apple and Tesla?

Chris Porritt’s answer is perhaps surprising
#Hyundai #AutomobiliPininfarina #RimacAutomobili

Quality

J.D. Power APEAL: What Do Customers Like?

If the Initial Quality Study (IQS) is about issues customers have after three months of ownership, the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study is about what they like. Really like
#Dodge #BMW #Apple

Batteries

What Do German Scientists Drive?

Well, maybe that’s “What Would German Scientists Like to Drive?”
#people #Porsche

Rapid Prototyping

Porsche Prints Pistons

Although Porsche—like most OEMs—has been using additive technology to produce prototype components and the like, through work performed with supplier Mahle and equipment manufacturer Trumpf, it is using additive for pistons.
#Porsche #Mahle

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way
#Ford #Honda #Lexus

Marketing

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
#quality #Acura #Audi

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Jon Ikeda Isn’t Your Typical Exec

Fourteenth in a series. One could say he’s definitionally a “car guy”
#Acura #people #Porsche

Hybrid

VW Hikes Stake Again in Next-Gen Batterymaker

Next step is pilot plant for solid-state EV batteries
#Toyota #Volkswagen #europe

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment
#tech #Ford #MercedesBenz

Batteries

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station
#sustainability #covid-19 #Audi

Marketing

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 25

Production snags, sales trends roil the auto industry
#covid-19 #Audi #Chevrolet

Cars Without Coffee: Boldea Was Destined to Drive VW Group Products

Twelfth in a series. The sound of an exhaust note is a universal language of enthusiasm
#Volkswagen #people #Porsche

Autonomous Vehicles

Cars Without Coffee: When A Vehicle Isn’t Driving Him, John Krafcik Takes the Porsche

Eleventh in a series. Yes, he knows about autonomous driving. But Waymo’s Krafcik loves cars you drive. And he’s also important in another way.
#Ford #Hyundai #people

Design

Design Chief Luc Donckerwolke Departs Hyundai

Luxury car guru has crafted the styling of many memorable Audi, Bentley, Lambo and Genesis models
#people #Audi #Hyundai

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Tom Kearns’ Work-in-Process

Not only is the Porsche in the garage of the chief designer of Kia Design Center America cool, it is also rare. And in-process.
#Kia #people #Porsche

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Inside Kevin Hunter’s Garage

Tenth in a series. Yes, he’s a designer. But he also likes the visceral enjoyment of driving (good-looking vehicles).
#Toyota #people #Lexus

Hybrid

McLaren Eyes Synthetic Fuels

Can the carbon-neutral technology eventually become a viable alternative to electric vehicles?
#tech #sustainability #emissions

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards
#Mazda #Kia #Porsche