Honda pulls wraps off 5-door Civic hatchbackMon, 15, Aug 2016
Honda's first five-door Civic hatchback for the U.S. market will go on sale this fall as a 2017 model. The new Civic joins sedan and coupe models and will precede the Type-R -- which Honda has confirmed will also be a hatchback when it goes on sale in 2017.
Nissan's new VC-T engine rewrites rules of small turbocharged engineSun, 14, Aug 2016
Nissan has developed a new type of gasoline engine it says may make some of today's advanced diesel engines obsolete. The new engine uses variable compression technology, which Nissan says allows it at any given moment to choose an optimal compression ratio for combustion -- a key factor in the trade-off between power and efficiency in gasoline engines.
Hyundai's next-step driving dynamicSat, 13, Aug 2016
Hyundai is pursuing a new engine persona in the United States. Hyundai calls it “controlled aggression” and says it represents the next phase in refining the brand’s driving experience.
GM wants more diesels, CVTsMon, 08, Aug 2016
General Motors plans to step up use of diesel engines and lightweight continuously variable transmissions to help it meet tightening fuel-economy standards.
GM's midengine Corvette coming in 2019, report saysThu, 04, Aug 2016
General Motors is moving forward with long-rumored plans for a midengine Chevrolet Corvette, marking the biggest engineering change in the venerable sports car since its debut in the 1950s, according to a report.
EVs squeeze conventional enginesMon, 01, Aug 2016
Yogi Berra is often credited with the expression: "The future ain't what it used to be." That phrase reminded Richard Truett of the changing future of the automobile.