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Additional parameter: seating capacityEdit

Could the following be added to the template? "|seating capacity = 48 seats (2 axles) and 57 seats (3 axles)" Peter Horn User talk 00:45, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

+1Tech201805 (talk) 04:11, 3 December 2019 (UTC). Also proposed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Infobox_automobile/Archive_6#Seating_Capacity but seems like that has been previously discussed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Infobox_automobile/Archive_2

No parameter for top speed?Edit

It would be nice to have a parameter for top speed. Can this option be added? Renerpho (talk) 14:21, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Top speed is often hard to verify. While some manufacturers have their own claims, they are not often verified by the automotive press, who focus on acceleration to a certain speed or distance instead. It is better to leave the infobox for verifiable facts, rather than performance claims which can vary from source to source. --Vossanova o< 22:16, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
While top speed does play a part in the notability of certain vehicles, that fact is probably best left for the article prose. Along with verifiabilty issues (see above), for the most part, top speed is not a significant fact unless it is among the fastest (or slowest) vehicles produced. Dimensions and drivetrain components are more constant from individual examples of a model line; top speed is not (unless governed/limited). --SteveCof00 (talk) 10:40, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

websiteEdit

The documentation includes If the product has a URL, use {{URL|example.com|optional display text}} to include it. but doesn't say what field to put it in. Where should I put the link to the official web site? --Scott Davis Talk 23:04, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

The line doesn't make any sense. I would just delete it.  Stepho  talk  23:14, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
If the infobox is not supposed to have a URL, then presumably the url should be removed from the "Classes used" section just below that sentence as well. Alternatively, a |website={{URL|example.com|optional display text}} parameter could be added. --Scott Davis Talk 23:52, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

Is anyone else seeing certain articles with this template are missing the grey section titles?Edit

Hey, this may just be me or a temporary glitch with Wikipedia, but a lot of the car articles i'm visiting (not all) are showing this template without the grey section markers such as "overview", "body and chassis", "Powertrain", "Dimensions", etc. Is anyone else seeing this? A couple of articles Three articles I saw this on among many are Ford Focus, Datsun 510 and Acura CL. And three I didn't see this happening on, also among many, are Bugatti Veyron, Nissan IDx and Nissan Primera. Can anyone else confirm or deny this? TKOIII (talk) 19:26, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

They look fine to me. Try a different web browser. Try logging out and viewing the articles. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:53, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
It was a temporary bug in Module:Infobox. It has been fixed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:33, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
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