The company has spent the past few years aggressively stretching its product portfolio into the most desirable, revenue-rich segments of electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technology.
From a console pad for storing and charging a smartphone to a pickup truck cargo bed that doubles as an audio speaker, WardsAuto editors uncovered a plethora of surprise and delight features during Wards 10 Best UX testing.
The addition of gasoline direct injection provides much of the power and fuel-economy gains by reducing knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. It also raises the compression ratio.
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
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.