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
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.