The Adam can be personalized in so many ways that few will look alike. There are 12 basic body colors painted as 2-tones, with 3-tones possible with some sporty models. Many trim elements can be switched over the course of ownership....More
No vehicle programs have been pulled or delayed as a result of Opel’s financial struggles or changes in upper management. “If you don’t have the products, you can’t execute,” says the auto maker’s top engineer....More
The auto makers appear ready to seal the deal on a platform-sharing plan for a Mazda- and Alfa-branded sports car, and neither side has been discouraged so far about the chances for further tie-ups....More
Some Volkswagen officials have called for Marchionne to resign his position as head of the trade group after disputes surrounding overcapacity issues and pricing in Europe intensified friction between the two camps....More
Chevrolet regional sales chief Susan Docherty believes GM has a “brand footprint that makes sense” in Europe. “Our brand portfolio is Opel/Vauxhall, Chevrolet and Cadillac, and each brand has to have distinct positioning.”...More
The anticipated arrival of self-driving cars has automakers rethinking interiors and how they will look and feel in the future, as seen in several concepts exhibited at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
For the first time in 23 years of testing, a V-8 fails to earn a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list, but many high-output turbocharged 6-cyl. engines are generating enough horsepower and torque to fill the void....More
WardsAuto editors evaluated the 40 vehicles in October and November, driving to and from home, work, school, the hardware store and on weekend roadtrips. There is no instrumented testing. Vehicles must have a base price no higher than $62,000 to be eligible.
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.