While Nissan’s senior U.S. sales and marketing executive sees the Sentra standing strong against redesigned competitors, an analyst says the model may not be fuel-efficient enough for the competitive-but-stagnating compact class....More
Updates to the compact sedan’s interior include a new steering wheel, with a design similar to the Nissan 370Z’s wheel, a revised center-cluster design, and new console, shifter knob and a higher-resolution LCD display....More
Sport grades are important in the midsize segment because they typically attract a younger buyer, some of them 10 years younger than those of traditional midsize-sedan grades, and buyers who also may be new to the model....More
The Navara hits European showrooms this month and Middle Eastern markets in mid-2016. Production of Mercedes and Renault versions launch later. Nissan Europe executive Colin Lawther says the Navara platform will account for 120,000 of the 200,000 units of production scheduled for 2017....More
The anticipated arrival of self-driving cars has automakers rethinking interiors and how they will look and feel in the future, as seen in several concepts exhibited at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
For the first time in 23 years of testing, a V-8 fails to earn a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list, but many high-output turbocharged 6-cyl. engines are generating enough horsepower and torque to fill the void....More
WardsAuto editors evaluated the 40 vehicles in October and November, driving to and from home, work, school, the hardware store and on weekend roadtrips. There is no instrumented testing. Vehicles must have a base price no higher than $62,000 to be eligible.
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.