Al Binder

Senior Editor,

Al writes about vehicle-production and market trends in North America.

WardsAuto releases its 2017 U.S. Light-Vehicle Equipment Report.
WardsAuto Trend Report: ADAS Crosses Segments; 4-Cylinder Engines Advance
A new WardsAuto special report details the rapid changes taking place in the U.S. auto market in the use of safety technology, luxury equipment and powertrains.
Mexico Sees May LV Sales Record
After an April respite, Mexico LV sales bounced back to a record level in May, thanks to benchmark light-truck deliveries.
Canada LV Sales Hit All-Time Record
Canadian new light-vehicle sales soared to an all-time record in May, topping the 200,000-unit mark for only the second time in history.
N. America Output Plans Take a Hit 1
Market uncertainty prompts cuts in industry’s latest North American Production plan.
Mexico LV Sales Down in April
Fewer selling days relegate April LV sales to second-best for the month, despite light-truck record.
Canada April LV Sales Second-Best, Despite Light Truck Record
Slumping car sales and fewer selling days drag down Canadian LV market in April, but light trucks still soar.
N.A. Q2 Output Tally Up; Cars Benefit Most
.The industry’s latest North American output slate is higher by 21,000 units with cars counting for 89% of the increase.
More Sales Records Fall in Mexico in March
Both car and light-truck sales in Mexico hit monthly records in March.
Canada Light-Truck Sales Soar in March; Not Cars
Canada LV sales hit March peak, but cars remain in the doldrums.
Q2 N.A. Output Steady Despite Adjustments
Despite numerous adjustments by individual automakers, April-June output remains on track.
Mexico Sales Records Fall in February
Mexican consumers take home a record number of new light vehicles in February.
Canada LV Dealers Continue Winning Ways
Canada light-vehicle sales reached another February benchmark thanks to record light-truck deliveries.
Q2 N.A. Production Up 1.8%
With more truck assemblies on tap, North American vehicle output remains ahead of year-ago through June despite a cutback in car production.
WardsAuto Flashback – February 2017
Playboy Unveiled; Ford Imports U.K. Cars; GM, Ford Splits Proposed; Fewer Exports Seen; Record Stockpile Coming; Ford Plant Closures; Audio 'Explosion'; Hot AMX; Lincoln Mark III Bows; More Explorers; GM-NBC Settle; VW Courts Lopez; Magna Sets JV
Mexico Sees Record January LV Sales
Despite signs of economic weakness, light-vehicle sales rise to January record.

Mar 8, 2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5L Atkinson 4-Cyl. – 2018 Award Acceptance

Masashi Hakariya, project manager-engine development at Toyota, accepts award for Toyota Camry Hybrid at 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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