AutoComplete: Lee Iacocca, father of the Mustang and the Minivan, is dead at 94
Here's what's making news on Roadshow.
Lee Iacocca, the guy responsible for the Ford Mustang and Pinto, and Chrysler's K-Cars and minivans, has died due to complication due to Parkinson's disease at the age of 94.
He probably did more to shape the current automotive landscape than almost any other single person, and found time to devote huge resources to diabetes research, And the preservation of the Statue of Liberty in Ellis Island.
Most people are at least aware that there is a technology on modern cars called variable valve timing, and that is does something to help their engine's performance.
Well, Hyundai has that tech, too, but it's also working on new technology than not only allows for the variable timing, AKA how early the valves open and close, but how long stay open.
It's called continuously variable valve duration, or CVVD, and it's apparently good for 4% more power, 5% better economy, and a whopping 12% decrease in emissions.
We love the Genesis G70 so much that we gave it our Car of the Year Award for 2019.
Naturally when we heard that the Korean luxury brand was going to base a compact SUV on the platform, we were pretty excited.
The new SUV would likely make its debut late in 2021.
And feature most of the things that we already love about the G70 and it's KIA cousin the Stinger Of course, we don't know much more than that at this point being that it's still early days, but That's definitely something to look forward to.
Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com.
And we'll talk to you Monday.
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