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The evolution of the automobile: A state-of-the-art report from the forefront of the car industry
 
As emerging technologies promise to revolutionize the car in coming years, we explore the full spectrum of vehicles in production today. Offering an unparalleled guide to today’s most stylish, innovative and intriguing cars, we go make by make, model by model, to capture a snapshot of a species evolving.

Almost everyone alive uses or interacts with automobiles daily. From affordable off-road workhorses to eye-poppingly expensive limousines, electric urban runabouts to exotic supercars, there’s a car for everyone. Vehicles in turn consume our resources, shape our cities, and reflect our tastes. So in a way they are our rear-view mirror. The automotive decisions of the past fill our streets and breathe our air, populating our cultural memory. Whilst tomorrow’s concept cars always promise bold new directions, just out of reach.
Led by Toyota and Honda, followed closely by Ford and GM, hybrids are now a mainstream idea. Disruptive start-ups like Tesla with their all-electric Model S are spurring industrial giants like BMW and Renault to reinvent themselves for the digital era. Whilst tiny companies like Local Motors suggest new ways to crowdsource designs, and manufacture for micro-niches, the booming economies of emerging markets are birthing their own mass brands, and acquiring storied luxury names, like Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar.

This book highlights the latest cars that promise to challenge our dependency on fossil fuels, set in a context of the great majority that still don’t. Call it a last hurrah for the dying pleasures of smoking tires, and a deep breath of hope for the new crop of contenders trying to extend the electric frontier. Written to satisfy autophiles without confusing learner drivers, with hundreds of original photographs and illustrations, Cars Now demystifies this rapidly evolving world of motoring for discerning drivers and ambivalent passengers alike.
  • Each car featured with infographic key for quick access to all essential facts
  • Features almost every brand on earth making cars today

Text in English, French, and German

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Written to satisfy autophiles without confusing learner drivers, this unparalleled guide to today's most stylish, innovative and intriguing automobiles also looks at the companies pushing the frontiers of design, value, and technology. Featuring a chapter on every manufacturer of note and their most desirable models, with hundreds of original photographs and illustrations, as well as interviews with designers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of change, and special features exploring street culture, it demystifies the rapidly evolving world of motoring for discerning drivers.

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A state of the art report from the forefront of the car industry

With the motor industry in turmoil and environmental concerns more pressing than ever, this book highlights the latest cars that promise to challenge our dependency on fossil fuels. Tesla's S offers an alternative to the traditional luxury sports sedan, Chevrolet's Volt could leap-frog Toyota and Honda's trailblazing hybrids, Smart goes zero-emission, while electric cars from Renault and Nissan are bringing up the rear.

     The book's scope is global, examining Indian company Tata's affordable Nano, supercars developed in Morocco, home-grown people's cars in Iran, Saab's reinvention at the hands of Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, Hummer's new Chinese future, and the demise of legendary brands like Pontiac. Can Jaguar roar back under new ownership? Will Rolls-Royce overtake Bentley with its new entry-level model? How is Europe reacting to newly-introduced Infiniti and Cadillac models? What is Fiat planning at Chrysler?

     Written to satisfy autophiles without confusing learner drivers, this unparalleled guide to today's most stylish, innovative and intriguing automobiles also looks at the companies pushing the frontiers of design, value, and technology. Featuring a chapter on every manufacturer of note and their most desirable models, with hundreds of original photographs and illustrations, as well as interviews with designers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of change, and special features exploring street culture, it demystifies the rapidly evolving world of motoring for discerning drivers.

     Whether you're looking for an off-road workhorse or a limousine, an electric urban runabout or an exotic supercar, if it's on the road and worth a spin it's in this book.

About the Author

     

Intersection magazine launched in 2001, setting out to redefine man's relationship to his favorite machine. Since then it has guided car culture towards greener, smarter, sharper transportation. Created by English writer Daniel Alexander Ross and French art director Yorgo Tloupas, Intersection's contributors have included Douglas Coupland, Michael Stipe, Martin Margiela, Neil LaBute, Martin Parr, Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836519847
Author:
Ross, Daniel Alexander
Publisher:
Taschen
Editor:
Tloupas, Yorgo
Editor:
Intersection, Magazine
Author:
Intersection, Magazine
Author:
magazine, Intersection
Author:
Tloupas, Yorgo
Subject:
Industrial
Subject:
Automotive - Pictorial
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Automotive - Domestic - Pictorial
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.8 x 7.7 in 4 lb

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Transportation » Automotive » Pictorial
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"Synopsis" by ,

Written to satisfy autophiles without confusing learner drivers, this unparalleled guide to today's most stylish, innovative and intriguing automobiles also looks at the companies pushing the frontiers of design, value, and technology. Featuring a chapter on every manufacturer of note and their most desirable models, with hundreds of original photographs and illustrations, as well as interviews with designers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of change, and special features exploring street culture, it demystifies the rapidly evolving world of motoring for discerning drivers.

"Synopsis" by ,

A state of the art report from the forefront of the car industry

With the motor industry in turmoil and environmental concerns more pressing than ever, this book highlights the latest cars that promise to challenge our dependency on fossil fuels. Tesla's S offers an alternative to the traditional luxury sports sedan, Chevrolet's Volt could leap-frog Toyota and Honda's trailblazing hybrids, Smart goes zero-emission, while electric cars from Renault and Nissan are bringing up the rear.

     The book's scope is global, examining Indian company Tata's affordable Nano, supercars developed in Morocco, home-grown people's cars in Iran, Saab's reinvention at the hands of Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, Hummer's new Chinese future, and the demise of legendary brands like Pontiac. Can Jaguar roar back under new ownership? Will Rolls-Royce overtake Bentley with its new entry-level model? How is Europe reacting to newly-introduced Infiniti and Cadillac models? What is Fiat planning at Chrysler?

     Written to satisfy autophiles without confusing learner drivers, this unparalleled guide to today's most stylish, innovative and intriguing automobiles also looks at the companies pushing the frontiers of design, value, and technology. Featuring a chapter on every manufacturer of note and their most desirable models, with hundreds of original photographs and illustrations, as well as interviews with designers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of change, and special features exploring street culture, it demystifies the rapidly evolving world of motoring for discerning drivers.

     Whether you're looking for an off-road workhorse or a limousine, an electric urban runabout or an exotic supercar, if it's on the road and worth a spin it's in this book.

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