Global car companies count on exports to buoy their bottom line, and many build cars overseas where they sell them. But while some key markets appear to be thriving, outlooks are cautious for others that are forcing lowered expectations....More
Competitive pricing and continued lagging sales are putting pressure on manufacturers to close plants and find other ways to better utilize capacity. And there’s some concern 2013 won’t mark the end to the region’s recession....More
Vehicle sales have stalled this year, compared with their past dizzying double-digit growth. But the world’s largest car market still has considerable potential for growth that should keep it in play for the foreseeable future....More
GM’s challenge with global product platforms includes building vehicles that meet individual market requirements and maximizing common content, while also paying close attention to the needs of each market....More
Senior Vice President Johan de Nysschen, who spent nearly two decades with Audi, sees diesels and premium compacts helping Infiniti in Europe, while a production version of the LE concept car should draw a well-heeled demographic worldwide....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.