Vehicle Development

High Performance

Video: Honda NSX

Driving a vehicle over 300km/h might be hugely exciting, and at times take your breath away, but it also requires engineers to pay infinite attention to the flow of air into...

Vehicle Development

Video: Audi R8 Spyder

When the R8 Coupé development programme began in 2010 there were a number of key pillars that engineers were aiming for: increase power output and efficiency, reduce...

Vehicle Development

Land Rover Discovery

When the first-generation Land Rover Discovery was introduced in the late 1980s, the aim was to better mix the luxury found in the Range Rover with the agricultural abilities of the...

High Performance

Video: Audi TT RS

Audi has a long history of using five-cylinder engines in its vehicles, from the unit that was integrated in to the Audi 100 5E in 1977 to the 1995 Audi RS2 with an engine that produced...

Vehicle Development

Audi Q2

Audi hasn’t shied away from developing SUVs, and in the Q7, Q5 and Q3 has a strong position in the market. But demand evolves, so the vehicles that buyers might have wanted a decade...

Features

Video: Designing the Porsche Panamera

When the Porsche Panamera was first introduced in 2009 it met with a mixed reaction. Consumers were already used to the OEM producing larger vehicles – the Cayenne SUV had already been...

Features

Riding high: Skoda Kodiaq

There may be a push in the industry to increase the level of autonomous functionality available in vehicles, but fully autonomous cars a long way from production.

Features

Riding high: Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda, like other OEMs, is expanding its line-up of SUVs as the demand for them grows across global markets. In the second part of our focus on the...

Features

Riding high: Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda is expanding its SUV line-up with the introduction of its Kodiaq vehicle next year. The OEM and the engineers working on the development programme have placed emphasis...

High Performance

Elemental Rp1

The margins for OEMs in the automotive industry are small, which may explain why partnerships between once-rival manufacturers are becoming the norm as they seek to take advantage of pooled...

Features

Volkswagen Tiguan

When a vehicle sells over 2.8 million units in its lifetime the pressure to make the next-generation as successful is enormous and the challenge huge.But while the sales...

Chassis

Fiat Tipo

The rise in popularity of SUVs has meant that more traditional compact cars could seem less important to OEMs. But the market is still buoyant and, if they can develop a...

Features

Jaguar F-Pace

Driving down any road in any part of Europe, inner city or motorway, and there is an increasing number of SUVs. The market for the vehicle type has exploded and accounts for nearly 25% of...

Features

Ford Focus RS

The industry may well be focused on reducing fleet average carbon emissions, but there are still development programmes that place the emphasis on...

Hybrids & EVs

Bentley Bentayga

The luxury SUV segment is well served by vehicles such as the Range Rover, the Porsche Cayenne and even the Cadillac Escalade, but there are still niches that can be...

Hybrids & EVs

Toyota Prius

Toyota was one of the first OEMs to introduce a hybrid vehicle to its line-up and its Prius model remains by far the most successful of the cars that combine an internal...