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On this day: 09-25-1725

Groundbreaking auto engineer is born

Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, the French engineer who designed and built the world's first automobile, was born in Austrian Lorraine on this day. Cugnot arrived in Paris after the Seven Years War with the hope of tinkering with several inventions he had conceived during the war, including a steam-driven vehicle. After six years, Cugnot succeeded in building two steam-propelled tractors--which were actually huge and heavy tricycles. Although they may not have had power steering or cruise control, these massive tricycles are considered the world's first automobiles.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2010GMCTerrain9.20016.900Truck Trend
2010GMCTerrain8.10016.300Truck Trend
2010GMCTerrain9.70017.300motorweek.org
2008GMCAcadia8.10016.400Road and Track
2004GMCEnvoy XUV8.40016.900motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2002GMCSierra Denali7.00015.400motorweek.org
1993GMCTyphoon5.30014.100(M/T June 93)
1991GMCSyclone 4.3l Turbo0.00013.060(HT Oct 90)
1991GMCSyclone5.30014.100(M/T Sept 91)