"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
GMC unveils the Sierra HD All Terrain X, a Duramax turbodiesel-powered addition to the brand’s off-road trim lineup. The new Duramax in the Sierra and Silverado HDs produces 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque....More
Winner profiles will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning Sept. 21, and honored automakers will receive their trophies on Oct. 4 at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....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.