2014 Mitsubishi Outlander:
Mitsubishi's tall wagon has been extensively revamped inside and out for the 2014 model year. The up-to-seven-passenger Outlander sheds nearly 100 kilograms in the transformation and maintains its base 2.4-litre four-cylinder and optional 3.0litre V6 with only minor changes for improved fuel efficiency.
All-wheel-drive remains optional, as do a slew of newly available safety-assist features that help the driver maintain control on the highway. The early 2013 launch will be followed a year later by a plug-in gas-electric version.
. The first inline six-cylinder engine was produced by the Dutch Spyker company in 1903 and was used in the company's four-wheel-drive race car.
. The Ford Pinto, introduced in 1971, came with a multi-use key-shaped tool that featured a Phillips-head screwdriver, spark-plug-gap gauge and a small ruler.
WHO AM I?
To guess his secret identity, read the following clues:
1. This empire was born of thread and not tread as Sakichi was interested in the textile loom in the early 1900s.
2. In 1929, he sold the rights to his latest loom so that he could begin building cars. Unfortunately, he died.
3. However, his son Kiichiro picked up the ball and made it roll.
4. Just as important as the development of the car was the process to build them.
5. Every worker had the power to stop the production line.
6. The first full-scale production model to roll out was the Crown in 1955.
Still stumped? Sakichi and Kiichiro Toyoda were innovators in terms of product and process. Toyota is their legacy.
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