Author Archives: Mike Lyden

About Mike Lyden

An East Coast native, Michael holds a bachelor's of sciences in Marketing and International Business from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a bachelor's of fine arts in Automotive Design from Academy of Art in San Francisco. Currently residing in Jersey City, he freelances as a writer, product designer, and social media consultant.
Interview with Ford Fusion exterior designer Dillon Blanski
31 Jan 2012

Interview with Ford Fusion exterior designer Dillon Blanski

An exclusive interview with Dillon Blanski, exterior designer of the new Ford Fusion, who speaks about the development process of the new global model.
Interview with Joel Piaskowski
30 Jan 2012

Interview with Joel Piaskowski

2 minutes with Joel Piaskowski Director of Exterior Design for the Americas at Ford, who speaks about his experience at Ford and how the company is developing a global identity.
Chevrolet
9 Jan 2012

Chevrolet

Chevy gives us a couple of things to consider…
Good Morning Detroit
9 Jan 2012

Good Morning Detroit

Ford Motor Company is poised to become Ford Technology Company with the opening a new research office in Silicon Valley. Watch the Ford Press Conference also introducing the new Ford Fusion: http://livestream.com/ford
NAIAS 2012 Live Coverage
9 Jan 2012

NAIAS 2012 Live Coverage

Up to the minute updates of 2012 NAIAS coverage coming up. Live Updates
Porsche Cayenne restyled
21 Aug 2010

Porsche Cayenne restyled

The second generation Porsche Cayenne features improved overall efficiency and a restyled design influenced by the Panamera sedan model. The line-up includes a hybrid-powered version.
Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid
19 Aug 2010

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid is a 400 hp concept based on the Evora model shown the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This variant features a series-hybrid powertrain with two electric motors and a 1.2 liter gasoline engine.
Aston Martin Cygnet
6 May 2010

Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin plans a mammoth step down-market with the Cygnet, the 'luxury yacht tender'-like exclusive commuter based on the Toyota iQ. Wise decision or over-zealous gaffe? To say definitively one or the other yet would be premature.
New Volkswagen Touareg
2 Mar 2010

New Volkswagen Touareg

Compared to the outgoing model, the new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is 200 kg lighter, more efficient and showcase a longer and lower body with a design that follows the direction established by the Golf Mk VI, the new Polo New Compact Coupé concept.
Volvo S60
28 Feb 2010

Volvo S60

Debuting at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the new Volvo S60 ups its game in both the sports and technology arenas. While it may lack some of the flare of the concept, this 4-door coupe certainly retains most of its distinctive characteristics.
Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
27 Feb 2010

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Porsche will present the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a racing-only sportscar powered by a hybrid powertrain delivering 480 hp and featuring an electrical front axle drive with a flywheel generator and two motors capable of...
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
23 Jan 2010

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz has deftly redefined its mid-size offerings with the addition of a new E-Class option; the new E Coupe and Cabriolet are larger than outgoing CLK duo they essentially replace, and the Cabriolet has a trick up its sleeve.
Volkswagen New Compact Coupe: the design
15 Jan 2010

Volkswagen New Compact Coupe: the design

Presented at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show, the Volkswagen New Compact Coupe is a concept car that features an efficient hybrid drivetrain with a 7-speed DSG and a well-proportioned design with similarities with the Audi model line-up.
2011 Ford Fiesta
21 Dec 2009

2011 Ford Fiesta

The new Ford Fiesta is the first "One Ford" product to hit the US market. With very few changes from the Euro-market version, it makes a statement about Ford's resolve to maximize efficiency and create a more globally recognizable product...
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata
17 Dec 2009

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai has taken the wraps off its next generation Sonata for the 2011 model year. What will be perhaps the most unique and confident-looking Hyundai yet represents a large advancement in style and image for the brand.

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