When General Motors management approved its 2011 E-REV for production, the bateries- and other technologies- did not exist.
New engines, more extensive use of lightweight metals, and a patented shift-on-the-fly terrain management system highlight the next-generation model as the former frame-based SUV re-emerges for 2011 as a unibody crossover SUV.
Engineers tried to strike a balance between practicality and sportiness in their 2011 minivan- and succeeded.
Chrysler engineers wanted to maintain or enhance off-road capability while significantly boosting refinement.
Connections for infotainment and app delivery, and design for safe use to head off limiting regulations, are among issues still being debated.