5 questions for the man behind the Ford Edge ST

Ford engineer Ed Krenz talks the future of the Ford Edge ST.

UPDATED: 10/8/18 7:20 am ET - updates employee count

A champion nearly forgotten

The early roles played by Ferdinand, his son Ferry, and his son-in-law Anton PiŰch are well documented. Unfortunately, there's rarely mention of Adolf Rosenberger who was both present at the creation and a major architect of Porsche's engineering direction.

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Hyundai's three-row Palisade crossover is on full view in Autoreview.ru, more than a week before the vehicle's official unveiling on Nov. 28 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Vanquish case closed?

The Aston Martin Vanquish mystery might just be solved. A fellow English carmaker may have bought the tooling and design drawings for the outgoing supercar.

Teardowns without the mess

Caresoft engineers use high-tech 3D scans to virtually strip apart cars — down to individual battery cells, wires and screws — and sells that data to curious automakers and suppliers for up to half a million dollars. The company's software can also provide information about the materials used and cost of each vehicle component.

Hyundai and Kia see a crossover-led comeback

By the end of next year, both brands will be fielding full crossover lineups — from subcompacts to full-size family movers — and executives see them leading to upswings in volume.

NHTSA's proposed rule change should help tame headlights

After years of pleading from global automakers, NHTSA announced this month that it is considering a dramatic change to the long-standing rules that govern auto headlights. The change would allow automakers to install and enable adaptive driving beam headlights on new cars sold in the U.S.

Lynk & CO 'gears' up for U.S.

Instead of selling cars at first, the Lynk & CO joint venture between Volvo and Chinese automotive giant Geely first wants to crack the U.S. market by selling other merchandise.

In with the new (but keep the old)

Automakers are usually all about what's new -- new product, new technology, new brand image. But they're also pragmatic businesses willing to milk profits out of vehicles overdue for a refresh.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.


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