Although industry giants OnStar and ATX Group have been offering services such as roadside assistance and hands-free calling for nearly 12 years, the technologies have struggled to catch on with consumers....More
Ask a group of auto designers or engineers to explain what makes an interior irresistible to prospective buyers, and you likely will go through an exercise that sounds like three blind men describing an elephant....More
Ross has reasons to be pessimistic: People are losing jobs and unable to replace their vehicles; the housing market is in shambles; Americans are defaulting on loans; and household debt is up to $13.8 trillion....More
“Most of our suppliers would no longer exist unless we let them raise prices. I believe other Tier 1s are in a similar position,” says Wilbur Ross, who formed International Automotive Components in 2005....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.