Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

Drew is editor of WardsAuto World magazine and writes about a variety of issues.

ArcelorMittal Touts New Ultra-Strong Structural Parts for Vehicles
The steelmaker predicts North American automotive customers alone will adopt more than 4 million, hot-stamped, laser-welded blanks during the next two years.
All Midsize Sedans Beware
The ’15 Hyundai Sonata is entering the fray older, wiser and looking for a bite of everyone’s lunch.
Mercedes Launches C-Class, Vows to Increase U.S. Production
Mercedes has taken the unprecedented step of offering its most advanced semi-autonomous-driving technology on the C-Class, featured in the automaker’s flagship S-Class model.
Study: Most Pickups to Be Aluminum by 2025
CAFE targets become much more difficult to meet after 2018, causing many auto industry insiders to say a move away from steel will be necessary, although the steel industry vehemently disputes this.
Student Designers Honored at WardsAuto Interiors Conference
Students competed to create the best interior concept for a ’25 fullsize pickup truck.
Chrysler 200C Delivers Style and Value
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the Chrysler 200C, which offers a roomy, stylish cabin and a boatload of advanced features for the money.
Mercedes S550 Best of All Worlds
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the Mercedes S550 interior that combines aesthetics, technology and safety like no other.
2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Winner – Mercedes S550
No other car interior on Earth combines aesthetics, technology and safety like the new Mercedes S-Class.
How Lincoln Plans to Win in China
Lincoln isn’t aiming to elbow aside the Mercedes S-Class or Audi A6. It wants to cash in on the increasing popularity of CUVs and SUVs to grab a slice of what soon will be the largest luxury pie in the world.
Lincoln's Futuristic Dealerships in China
Lincoln vehicles will be sold through an independent network of 60 dealers in 50 cities across China by 2016. Ford's luxury brand spent three years researching the market, including building a prototype dealer facility in Shanghai to test and refine every aspect of the Lincoln customer's journey through the purchase and ownership process.
China's Soaring Luxury Market
Wealthy young consumers soon will make China the world's largest luxury vehicle market. Only a tiny percentage of Beijing, China's population can afford luxury items, but with a population of more than 21 million, a small percentage adds up to a lot of shoppers supporting many high-end stores in the city's upscale Dongcheng financial district. Rodeo Drive and Fifth Avenue have nothing on this smoggy street of dreams, except perhaps cleaner air.
FEV Expanding Into HMI, Infotainment Testing
There is not necessarily a correlation between a high-priced vehicle and a high-performing infotainment system, FEV says.
Buoyed by Recent Success, Ford Launches Lincoln Brand in China
Lincoln will start with an independent network of eight dedicated dealerships in seven cities but will ramp up quickly to 60 stores in 50 cities by 2016.
WardsAuto Names 2014 Design Competition Finalists
The student projects, currently on display at WardsAuto booth 1209 at the SAE World Congress, also will be on exhibit at the WardsAuto Interiors conference May 21 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI.
SAE Powertrain Panel: Higher-Octane Gas Could Improve Fuel Economy 6
The U.S. mandated European-style standards for ultra-low sulfur content in diesel fuel in 2007, resulting in improved diesel engines and emissions.
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