Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

Like It or Not, Big SUVs Here to Stay
Hummer is gone, but five automakers make 14 models for Large/Luxury SUV segment.
New Mini Offers Less Nostalgia, More Technology
The new Mini is a far more substantial, well-crafted and advanced vehicle than its predecessors.
'14 Mini Hardtop
BMW's third-generation Mini Hardtop gets bigger, faster and more friendly to mainstream buyers.
Steel Industry Gearing Up for Aluminum Challenge
The new threat from Ford is re-energizing steelmakers and forcing them to sharpen their focus on delivering new ultra-high-strength steels and advanced processes to market faster.
Mini Shows New 3-cyl. Hardtop
The base Hardtop model is powered by a 1.5L 3-cyl. BMW engine that makes 134 hp. The sportier Cooper S model runs on a 2.0L 4-cyl. that makes 189 hp.
New C-Class Gets Autonomous Driving Features
The C-Class is the German automaker’s highest-volume car in the world and its biggest seller in the U.S.
’15 Genesis Shows Hyundai’s New Styling Direction
Automatic emergency braking, head-up display and advanced connectivity and infotainment options round out a list of available features, but Hyundai says the starting price will be under $40,000.
'15 Hyundai Genesis at NAIAS
All-new Genesis cements Hyundai's foothold in luxury market with original styling and strong value proposition.
2014 Winner: Ford 1.0L EcoBoost DOHC DI I-3
The 1.0L EcoBoost is a perfect way to reintroduce a new generation of 3-cyl. car engines to a skeptical American audience. Other automakers gearing up 3 cyls. for the U.S. should send Ford a thank you note.
2014 Winner: General Motors 2.0L Turbodiesel DOHC I-4
There is a myth that Americans never will accept diesels, yet Volkswagen has found fans in the U.S. for decades. GM is aiming to attract this audience with the Cruze turbodiesel. We think it will succeed.
'15 Genesis Showcases Hyundai's New Design Language
The Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy used for the new Genesis luxury sedan is dramatically different from the swoopy lines of its predecessor, FS 1.0, used on cars such as the Sonata and Elantra.
U.S. Army and GM Announce Fuel-Cell Testing Agreement
GM’s collaboration with both the Army and Honda is aimed at developing more technical standards and common parts that will create greater economies of scale.
GM Scores Three Finalists for Car, Truck of Year
GM’s Cadillac ATS won North American Car of the Year last year while Chrysler won Truck of the Year honors for the RAM 1500 pickup.
Searching for the Next BRIC 
From an automotive production standpoint, MIST will not come close to equaling the BRIC nations in the foreseeable future, a WardsAuto/AutomotiveCompass forecast predicts.
BRIC Nations Still Key for Auto Production 
Economic expansion in the BRIC countries is running out of steam, but they remain most-important automotive production regions.
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