Nissan says the new Note hatchback will help it become the No.1 Asian brand in Europe. WardsAuto data shows Nissan currently at No.3, having sold 673,969 vehicles in Europe in 2012, behind both Toyota and Hyundai....More
The auto maker argues the C-line is not trying to be a low-cost competitor to Renault’s entry-level Logan, but instead targets customers who don’t care so much about handling or acceleration but want connectivity and practicality....More
Americans generally have preferred the Jetta sedan, but the recent sales spurt for the Golf hatchback at the end of its production run suggests the timing is right for the new Golf to reach U.S. shores next year....More
In the initial aluminum-to-steel production program, GM will be moving cautiously, replacing only a couple of the rivets currently used to test the manufacturing process and prove part durability before moving on to more extensive applications....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
New-car sales in China are expected to grow at least 5% this year. But margins on those sales, already small, have vanished for many dealers. Retailers now are looking to look to areas such as finance and insurance and used-car sales for profits....More