Gary Witzenburg

Gary
Witzenburg
Correspondent,
WardsAuto

Gary is a long-time contributor who writes about vehicles, engines and technology.

Articles
Quality, Technology Merge Seamlessly in Mercedes GLC
Every design element of the Mercedes GLC exudes quality, and the automaker’s controversial infotainment display screen placement now is well accepted.
Nissan Maxima Cabin Borrows Ultra-Luxury Cues
Quilted suede-like upholstery, a beautifully stitched IP cover and unique diamond-pattern aluminum trim makes Maxima interior a home run in color, craftsmanship and materials.
Honda Civic Cabin Overcompensates for Past Sins
“Our goal was to make the very best compact-class car in the world,” says Civic Interior Engineering Project Leader Mike Narazaki.
Swedish Heritage, Authentic Materials Define Volvo XC90 Interior
All of the interior materials are authentic. If something looks like leather or aluminum or open-pore Scandinavian wood, it is, because the decision was made to invest in such materials.
Craftsmanship, User-Friendly Tech Distinguish Lexus RX Interior
Lexus Project Chief Designer Gen Ikeda says his team is most proud of the way it achieved an expression of functional design in an elegant way.
Family Van or Rolling Man Cave, Chrysler Pacifica Does It All
FCA boasts the Pacifica offers 37 minivan innovations, raising the total over the three decades since Chrysler invented the segment to a claimed 115.
Camaro Sets New Tone for Sporty Chevy Interiors
The iconic muscle car strikes best possible balance between heritage design and modernity.
Subaru’s Opposite Cylinders Attract Kudos
Subaru’s flat, H-shaped, opposed-piston “boxer” engine offers low profile, low center of gravity and direct injection.
FCA EcoDiesel Quiet in Center of Storm 1
Despite controversy over passenger-car diesels, FCA’s V-6 EcoDiesel is carving out a solid niche in light-duty pickups.
BMW’s Near-Perfect I-6 Gets Even Better 1
Why not go to an easier-to-package V-6 like everyone else? BMW’s head of inline gasoline engines reminds us the I-6 not only is inherently smoother, but it also is significantly lighter.
Toyota Puts Fun in Functionality With New Prius 1
Toyota claims the new Prius engine is the world’s first to achieve an amazing 40% maximum thermal efficiency, the measure of how much energy from the fuel actually reaches the drive wheels.
Cadillac XT5 Interior Moves Further Upscale
Cadillac claims to be the only full-line automaker constructing all of its interiors using the cut-and-sew technique, which combines advanced technology with handcraftsmanship.
Nissan’s VQ V-6 Engine Makes a Comeback 2
GM has its legendary small-block V-8 and BMW its silky I-6. Nissan has the VQ V-6.
Rich Materials, Exclusive Features Mark Audi TTS Interior
In sporty TT, MMI (Multi-Media Interface) content paired with driver information and instrumentation on single screen behind wheel in a “virtual cockpit.”
Innovation, Refinement Distinguish GM’s 3.6L V-6
The 3.6L delivers the kind of power and lusty exhaust note you associate with a V-8, for the price of a V-6, plus it’s loaded with advanced technology.
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