"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
Each vehicle nominated for Wards 10 Best Interiors is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Editors also test the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface.
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....More
A massive increase in Defender thefts has followed JLR’s January termination of the all-wheel-drive workhorse’s 67-year production run. Rural insurer NFU Mutual says more than 500 Defenders were stolen across the U.K. last year....More