In the third annual WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition, young stylists from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies were challenged with creating an interior for a small, practical CUV for the year 2025....More
The new attitude marks a sharp change in direction for Toyota, whose lean manufacturing principles and bulletproof quality made it an industry leader over the last two decades and the envy of rivals....More
Using LIN, designers can achieve more uniformity with their lighting designs. Ambient lighting needs to fit a particular interior color, as some lighting schemes may be too intense in a beige interior but just right for a cabin shaded black....More
Even though auto makers are designing new, advanced infotainment systems, they’ve been forced to work within the confines of conventional interior architectures. That could be about to change, insiders say....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.