Working through a review program with 102 long-term suppliers, including Magna, Bosch, Continental and Faurecia, allows the auto maker to be first-to-segment, if not first-to-market, with new technologies....More
With Asian competitors handcuffed by low inventory levels as they try to ramp up production after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in March, GM has been able to keep incentives low and margins up....More
Many Original Equipment Suppliers Assn. members are Tier 2 or Tier 3 “and would never normally have access to the purchasers in a forum where they can meet them and shake hands,” says Chairman Bill Kozyra....More
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....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.