Archives for June 5th, 2013

Lighter Plastic Windows the Future; Ford Transit Connect, Fiat 500L on Leading Edge

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Your next new car may have windows made from high-strength plastic. In an effort to shed as much weight as possible to help boost fuel economy, vehicles like the new Ford Transit Connect may soon use the plastics to replace the rear window, and the 2014 Fiat 500L already does, The Detroit News reports. The big benefits to using the high-strength (polycarbonate) plastic in automotive windows is its light weight and ability to be molded into ...

AutoWeek: Ford Atlas Pickup Is Most Significant Vehicle at NAIAS

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And so it begins: Even with the start of retail production nowhere in sight, the all-new Ford F-150—in the form of the Ford Atlas Concept—already has won its first major industry award. The next iteration of the best-selling vehicle in America was named the Most Significant Vehicle of the North American International Auto Show by AutoWeek, with Bob Gritzinger—the publication’s executive editor—saying that: “The Atlas Concept is clearly Most Significant winner for the things you ...