"The current ZR1 may be the high-water mark for Corvette for awhile," says Harlan Charles, product marketing manager, suggesting the debut of the C7 won't include the potent 638-hp model at the outset....More
The new strategy represents an about-face. Six years ago, Volvo was excited to introduce a V-8 in its XC90 CUV. Today, the Swedish auto maker is planning to use only 4-cyl. engines across its lineup....More
“We still build performance cars because there are some people who have gas in their veins, and love cars and love driving them," says Russ Clark, GM global marketing director-Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro....More
The Indiana facility has built non-hybrid Highlander CUVs since 2009. Hybrid versions have been sourced for the U.S. from Kyushu, Japan, but a Toyota executive told WardsAuto nearly four years ago of plans to localize hybrid production here....More
“When Ford owned Volvo, no one paid attention to Ford’s ownership, and no one pays attention to Geely’s ownership,” says John Maloney. “As long as Volvo is recognized as a Scandinavian company, no one cares."...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.