The charismatic and feisty designer who slammed the Lincoln Continental as an apparent Bentley knockoff, Luc Donckerwolke also was responsible for the Audi R8 Le Mans and Lamborghini Murcielago....More
Partial strikes Sept. 23-25 cost Hyundai 10,900 units of production worth some 230 billion won. Workers resumed regular shifts Sept. 30 after the annual Chuseok holiday and union officials decided Oct. 1 to continue negotiating without strike action....More
The Association of European Businesses Automotive Industry Committee says year-to-date deliveries are down 33.0% at 1,192,723 units, and committee Chairman Joerg Schreiber says a poll of members indicates a full-year slide of 37%....More
Ministry of Environment officials have told Korean media that if the tests prove Audi and VW have sold vehicles that do not meet their stated emissions, it may ban the sale of all of those vehicles....More
Still ranking as the world’s leaders, Japanese and Korean brands registered a 10% year-on-year decline in hybrid sales between January and June to an estimated 805,000 units. Hybrid production in Japan alone declined 29% to 550,181 units....More
The Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee says the result was an improvement on July’s 27.5% tumble and left the year-to-date total down 33.5% at 1,051,851 units....More
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....More
Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear.
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.