Drew Winter

Senior Editor,

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

VW’s New 1.8L Turbo Delivers Efficiency On Road to MBS
We arrived in Traverse City with the trip computer reporting we averaged 35.2 mpg (6.7 L/100 km), just 0.8 mpg short of the official EPA number, even though the last leg of the trip has some significant hills.
Augmented Reality May Be Game Changer for Vehicle Interiors
“It is the first step into a new form of communication between vehicles and drivers,” says Eelco Spoelder, head of the Continental Instrumentation & Driver HMI business unit.
Augmented Reality Turning Guidance
Continental’s AR-HUD concept, due to go into production in 2017, offers adaptive cruise control functions, lane-departure warning and navigational features that encourage drivers to focus on the road ahead and not look down at the center-stack display during critical maneuvers.
Faurecia Opens $30 Million NA Headquarters
Since auto sales and production began recovering, the supplier has gone from about 20 manufacturing sites in North America to 47.
Aisin Seiki Opens New NA Headquarters Near Detroit
The facility houses two business units that were in separate locations, Aisin World Corp. of America and Aisin Technical Center of America, under one roof.
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.
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