If there was a slam-dunk engine in this year’s competition, it was this one. Scores were high across the board, and there was no real debate among the judges during final deliberations as to whether this high-performance challenger was trophy-worthy.
The German supplier says 48V electrical architectures, which increase the onboard energy available to enhance powertrain performance or power the rapidly expanding list of comfort and convenience features, should be in place on 25 million new vehicles produced annually worldwide by 2030.
Mega-supplier Magna International says it already produces millions of wind-cheating active grilles for cars and trucks annually, with automakers beginning to employ even more advanced designs and eyeing spin-off product concepts.
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.