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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
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2009 Chrysler 3002009 Chrysler Aspen
2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid2009 Chrysler Peapod
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5
2009 Chrysler Sebring2009 Chrysler Town & Country
2009 Chrysler Town & Country EV2009 Commuter Cars Tango T600
2009 Dodge SMS 570 Challenger2009 Dodge SMS 570X Challenger
2009 Dodge Avenger2009 Dodge Caliber
2009 Dodge Challenger2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Hemi Challenger
2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2009 Dodge Charger2009 Dodge Dakota
2009 Dodge Durango2009 Dodge Durango Hybrid
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan2009 Dodge Journey
2009 Dodge Nitro2009 Dodge Ram
2009 Dodge Ram 2500/35002009 Dodge Sprinter
2009 Dodge Viper SRT102009 Edison2 Very Light Car
2009 Ford Saleen 435S2009 Ford Edge
2009 Ford Edge Sport2009 Ford Escape
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid2009 Ford Expedition
2009 Ford Explorer2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2009 Ford F-1502009 Ford F-450 Super Duty Harley-Davidson
2009 Ford F-Series Cabela FX4 Edition2009 Ford F650
2009 Ford Flex2009 Ford Focus
2009 Ford Focus Coupe2009 Ford Focus RS
2009 Ford Focus X Road2009 Ford Fusion
2009 Ford Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Mustang2009 Ford Ka
2009 Ford Ka Digital Art2009 Ford Ka Grand Prix
2009 Ford Ka Tattoo2009 Ford Mustang
2009 Ford Mustang AV8R2009 Ford Mustang WIP
2009 Ford Ranger2009 Ford Shelby GT 500
2009 Ford Taurus2009 Ford Taurus X
2009 Ford Transit Connect2009 GMC Acadia
2009 GMC Canyon2009 GMC Envoy
2009 GMC Savanna2009 GMC Segway PUMA
2009 GMC Sierra2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2009 GMC Sierra 3500HD2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid
2009 GMC Yukon2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid2009 Hummer H2
2009 Hummer H2 SUT2009 Hummer H3 Alpha Four Wheeler Project Trailhugger Concept
2009 Hummer H3T Alpha2009 Hummer H3T Weekend Warrior
2009 Jeep Commander2009 Jeep Compass
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee2009 Jeep Liberty
2009 Jeep Patriot2009 Jeep Patriot EV Concept
2009 Jeep Wrangler2009 Lincoln MKS
2009 Lincoln MKX2009 Lincoln MKZ
2009 Lincoln Navigator2009 Mercury Grand Marquis
2009 Mercury Mariner2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
2009 Mercury Milan2009 Mercury Mountaineer
2009 Mercury Sable2009 Pontiac G3
2009 Pontiac G52009 Pontiac G6
2009 Pontiac G82009 Pontiac G8 GXP
2009 Pontiac Solstice2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe Concept2009 Pontiac Torrent
2009 Pontiac Vibe2009 SABA Carbon Zero
2009 Saturn Astra2009 Saturn Aura
2009 Saturn Outlook2009 Saturn Sky
2009 Saturn Vue2009 Saturn Vue Green Line 2 Mode Hybrid
2009 Tesla Brabus Roadster2009 WaterCar Amphibious
2009 Zap Alias

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.