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Jun 05, 2013

Auto Makers Gear Up for New Generation of Budget Brands

It’s been a decade since Renault launched its successful low-cost Dacia Logan, aimed at first-time car buyers in emerging markets. Now other auto....More
May 31, 2013

Motor City Should Welcome Chinese Auto Makers

Japanese auto makers put their headquarters on the West Coast. The Europeans put theirs on the East Coast. Wouldn’t it be smart for Michigan to....More
May 15, 2013

No Wonder They Call It Branding

If John Wayne were asked to mosey in to a design studio and help create a pickup truck, chances are he'd rustle up something like the Ram 1500....More
May 13, 2013

Semi-Autonomous Cars Surest Bet in Five Years

If you wager on where the automotive market is going, look at what will be required by future government regulations, what will be affordable and....More
May 02, 2013

10-Year Horizon Suspect, But Autonomous Vehicles Still Hold Promise

Fully automated driving may come eventually, but in the meantime the technology’s building blocks could be the ultimate answer to distracted-driving....More
Apr 16, 2013

Virtual Backseat Driver May Ride Along With Your Next Vehicle

Cars in a not-too-distant tomorrow will be able to tell the driver – and maybe others – how well he is performing behind the wheel....More
Apr 09, 2013

No Matter What Happens, Fisker Always Will Be Beautiful

The company may go away but the dazzling car it made never will be forgotten....More
Apr 02, 2013

Four Interior Nominees Crack $100,000 Club

Editors begin the selection process this week, and it will be interesting to see if the flame-red leather on the Viper or the “Magic Sky Control”....More
Mar 21, 2013

CNG, LPG Finding Eager U.S. Customers

Proponents believe the market could be 1 million commercial vehicles. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler now offer trucks that can run on these fuels....More
Feb 12, 2013

Diesel Backers Gambling With Pump Shock

Auto makers are banking on diesel's qualities to trump consumer reaction to seeing diesel fuel priced at $4-something a gallon while gasoline costs....More
Feb 08, 2013

Ford’s Material Strategy Risky

GM’s composite pickup box debacle provides cautionary tale for next-generation Ford F-150....More
Jan 11, 2013

When Truth Is On Your Side, Capitulation Is Bad Strategy

If Toyota does not confront the ugly myth of sudden acceleration head on with facts, the next time accusations fly it will take much more than $1....More
Dec 10, 2012

Google Poses Serious Competitive Threat to Auto Industry

“The people on the West Coast want to change the world, and their view is this is going to happen very quickly,” says analyst Gary Silberg. “And if....More
Dec 05, 2012

A Look Back at Rear Ends

Rear-end styling doesn’t seem to be much of a design priority, yet it’s something motorists have no choice but to face in many driving situations....More
Nov 28, 2012

Mass-Produced Carbon Fiber Around the Corner

After 2015, carbon-fiber applications in the automotive industry are projected to grow 10% to 15% annually. Auto makers are racing to lock in a....More
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Drew Winter

Drew Winter is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine and a Senior Editor at WardsAuto.com. He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been...

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...
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