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
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....More
Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear.
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.