China, which provides 95% of the rare earths used in permanent magnets for high-tech products such as newer, more-efficient electric motors, last week announced the closing of three mines, restricting supply....More
With the unveiling of the two hybrids at the Frankfurt show, the Peugeot 3008 HY4 already launched and a future sedan model in the works, the French auto maker will have four cars sharing the same powertrain....More
Although the four show vehicles primarily are intended for the German home market, where some 50% of new-car buyers pick diesels, a BMW executive says a 4-cyl. diesel is being considered for the U.S....More
With the addition of the Malibu and Cruze C-car, Chevrolet now is playing in 25% of European segments. However, Wayne Brannon, president of Chevrolet Europe, sees that number expanding to 50% by 2012....More
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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says a proposed 20% cap on dealer sales of add-on insurance products more likely would transfer wealth from dealerships to insurers than reduce prices for consumers....More