Cars Now! by Taschen GmbH (Paperback, 2011)
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 Na, 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 Infinite 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 the 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 super car, if it's on the road and worth a spin it's in this book.
Author Biography 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.
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Date of Publication: 20/11/2011
Language: German, French, English
Subject: Road & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
Place of Publication: Cologne
Country of Publication: Germany
Imprint: Taschen GmbH
Content Note: Illustrations
Weight: 1996 g
Width: 249 mm
Height: 196 mm
Spine: 33 mm
Edited by: Dan Ross
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