GM announces independent springing; principle used for first time in U.S

August 2000
Automotive News;8/28/2000 Anniversary Supplement, Vol. 74 Issue 5890, p18
Trade Publication
Focuses on the introduction of the independent front-wheel suspension, a 1932 automobile engineering design by General Motors in New York. Details of the mechanism of the front-wheel suspension; Introduction of no-draft ventilation; Replacement of mechanical brakes to hydraulic brakes.


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