WardsAuto editors have been meeting with several auto makers to discuss their entries for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. Powertrain engineers from Nissan, Chrysler and Hyundai have visited WardsAuto offices in Southfield, MI, to talk technology.
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
The program offers a 6-year tax break to automakers that produce at least 100,000 vehicles annually from the fourth year and meet standards for minimum investment, carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel efficiency....More
The eco-cars must meet the Euro 5 environmental standard of releasing less than 100 g/km of carbon dioxide per 20 miles, compared with 120 g/km for existing models, and achieve fuel efficiency of 54.7 mpg....More
Concerned about losing jobs to lower-cost countries, France has countered with the PFA industry coalition and two main efforts to advance automotive technology: autonomous vehicles and the affordable, high-fuel-efficiency small car....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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