Veteran/Antique/Brass and Edwardian Era
   Classic Era
   Muscle Car Era
  Modern Era
   Future Cars
   1971 - 1980
   1981 - 1990
   1991 - 2000

2001 Cadillac Catera2001 Cadillac DeVille
2001 Cadillac Eldorado2001 Cadillac Seville
2001 Chevrolet Astro2001 Chevrolet Blazer
2001 Chevrolet Camaro2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Tommy Jeans2001 Chevrolet Corvette
2001 Chevrolet Express2001 Chevrolet Impala
2001 Chevrolet Malibu2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2001 Chevrolet Prizm2001 Chevrolet S-10
2001 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty2001 Chevrolet Suburban
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe2001 Chevrolet Tracker
2001 Chevrolet TrailBlazer2001 Chevrolet Venture
2001 Chrysler Cirrus2001 Chrysler Prowler
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser2001 Chrysler Sebring
2001 Corbin Motors Sparrow2001 Dodge Caravan
2001 Dodge Durango2001 Dodge Neon SRT
2001 Dodge Ram 15002001 Dodge Viper GTS
2001 Ford Escape2001 Ford Excursion
2001 Ford Explorer2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2001 Ford F-650 Super CrewZer2001 Ford Focus
2001 Ford Roush Mustang2001 Ford Mustang
2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt GT2001 Ford Ranger
2001 Ford Ranger Sea Splash2001 Ford Steeda Steeda Mustang GT
2001 GMC Envoy2001 GMC Sierra C3
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited2001 Jeep Liberty
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara2001 Mercury Mountaineer
2001 Oldsmobile Alero2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
2001 Plymouth Prowler2001 Pontiac Aztek
2001 Pontiac Bonneville2001 Pontiac Firebird
2001 Pontiac Grand Am2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
2001 Pontiac Montana Thunder2001 Pontiac Sunfire
2001 Saturn L-Series2001 Saturn S-Series

Normally dubbed as the ‘25 years prior to the current year’, the Modern Era has been one of increasing standarization, computer-aided design and platform sharing. Some of the greatest innovations to arrive during this period included front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and the adaptation of the V6 engine configuration along with the utilization of fuel injection. These advances were attempted in previous eras, but they now dominate the market unlike any other time period.

Since the very first steam-powered vehicles were introduced in the 1700’s, the automobile industry has steamrolled in leaps and bounds. It took more than a century before cars were mass produced and in 1888 Karl Benz began manufacturing assembly line vehicles in Germany. Following this, the spread to mass production in other European countries and in the USA began and this contributed to the development in the car industry worldwide.

Today, nearly all modern vehicles are front wheel drive uni-body designs with transversely-mounted engines. This was a concept considered radical even as recent as the 1960s. Rapidly rising fuel efficiency and engine output has also been on the rise during the modern era. Following the vehicle emissions concerns of the 1970’s being settled with the introduction of computerized engine management systems, power now raised steadily.

Though relatively recent concepts, today the hatchback, minivan and sport utility vehicle now dominate today’s automobile market. Pickup trucks have risen in popularity in the U.S. along with SUV’s changing the face of motoring today. Some examples of fantastic modern vehicles are the 1966 to present Toyota Corolla; a small sedan that has morphed into the best selling vehicle of all time. The 1970-present Range Rover was also the industries first take on combining luxury, four-wheel drive utility and the premier, original SUV.

One of the largest and most innovative design inspirations to come from this period was the utilization of independent suspension in vehicles. It advocated a ‘wilder application of the fuel injection system’ and increased the focus on the safety aspect of vehicle design. Other major technical innovations of this time period include the Gas turbine, the Wankel engine and the Turbocharger.

Vehicle information, history, and
specifications from concept to production.

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