DETROIT – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of importing its first road car to the U.S., Ferrari SpA unveils its all-new 612 Scaglietti, the company’s replacement for its discontinued 456 4-seat coupe....More
DETROIT – Lexus promises the hybrid-powered version of its RX 330 cross/utility vehicle and the ’06 GS sports sedan, both unveiled at the Detroit auto show Tuesday, will take the brand in a new direction....More
DETROIT – Mazda Motor Corp.’s MX-Micro Sport concept cross/utility vehicle shown at the North American International Auto Show already is slated for production, says Stephen Odell, senior managing executive officer....More
DETROIT – More advertisements, new services and rising consumer familiarity is increasing the number of subscribers to General Motors Corp.’s OnStar telematics subsidiary, the company’s top executive says....More
Any problems Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. had with the launch of its much-hyped ’04 Titan fullsize pickup truck now are being fixed, says Jed Connelly, Nissan senior vice president-sales and marketing....More
DETROIT – Ricardo Inc., developer of the 7-speed transmission for Chrysler Group’s ME412 supercar concept unveiled at the auto show here, says it is looking for possible partners to produce dual-clutch gearboxes in volume....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.