Modern Automobile History

by Mick Car

The automobile industry has witnessed quite a bit of development since the very 1st steam powered automobiles came to be invented in the 1700s. It took more than a century thence for cars to be mass produced and Karl Benz, in 1888, began producing assembly line vehicles in Germany. This later spread to other European countries as well as USA, and added a great deal towards the advancement of the world in general.

The Modern Auto Era - Last 25 Years

The Modern automobile era, which can as a rule be defined as the 25 years prior to the present year, has been a product of various experimentation methods that was to be seen in the preceding years. Extremely advanced in the technical as well as the design side, it's been a period of increasing standardization, along with platform sharing.

Some of the most significant changes in the modern era happen to be the reputation of the front wheel drive and also the all-wheel drive. Today, practically all passenger automobiles which are made utilize the front wheel drive unibody design, and are fitted with transversely mounted engines, in contrast to earlier periods. There has also been a significant transformation in the body styles of the vehicles with current entrants being the hatchback, sports utility vehicle (SUV) and the minivans. It is certainly a startling reality that more than half of the automobile market on the planet is dominated by pickup trucks and SUVs.

Fuel-efficient vehicles are another feature which is dominant in today's automobile market. The problem of automobile emissions, which was a major cause of concern in the 1970s was completely solved by means of the computerized engine management systems, leading to an awesome boost in the power of the car.

Modern Car Models

A few of the prominent automobiles of the modern period include the Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant (1981-1989), the Chrysler Minivans (1983), the Ford Taurus (1986), the Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, and Eagle Vision (1993), the BMW 3-series (1975), the Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993), the Toyota Corolla (1966) and so on.

The Range Rover that came into production in 1970, was so extremely well-known a model that the new version came out only in 1996. the Volkswagen Golf (1974), a compact 5 seater vehicle with a square hatchback body and a transverse straight-4 engine and the Japanese Honda Accord (1977) sedan had been one among the preferred cars which are still preferred by a lot of.

The Oldsmobile Eighty Eight (1948-1999) was one among the couple of old cars that proved to be a classic example of the conventional American Sedan.

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