Kia’s Optima remains an above-average competitor in the hotly contested U.S. midsize-car segment thanks to its sharp exterior and on-road performance, although interior design and comfort is mixed....More
The '16 Kia Optima maintains its stunning good looks outside, but inside there is a mix of eye-catching and not-so-eye-catching design elements. However, the brand's reputation for easy-to-use controls remains well kept.
With Hyundai’s Bangkok assembly plant having closed due to low sales, the automaker’s presence in Thailand involves only the marketing of imports such as the H1 minivan, Elantra sedan and Santa Fe multipurpose vehicle....More
Overall, automakers spent an estimated $128 million on TV ads for the week. NFL Football was the most popular choice for the week’s automotive advertisers, with over $43 million spent among the various games....More
The success of Detroit Diesel's heavy-duty engine program that launched in 2008 led to securing a new cylinder-head machining line in 2012, followed by production of turbochargers in 2014, DT12 transmissions in 2015 and final-drive gearsets in 2016.
On Jan. 12, the EPA dropped a bomb on FCA, charging the automaker with using “defeat” devices to allow its award-winning 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 to emit illegal levels of pollution. Two months later, answers remain elusive....More
WardsAuto editors are evaluating 31 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition, which began in early February and will conclude early next week. Winners will be announced April 17 and will be recognized at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 9 in Detroit.
Automakers are updating their vehicle interiors with unprecedented speed, eager to integrate new technologies, softer leather, better sound systems and richer colors. WardsAuto will announce winners April 17....More