VIDEO: WardsAuto analysts update their forecasts for the second quarter and see things moving in a positive direction, though mounting inventories could pose a challenge for the U.S. auto industry....More
The executive also promises the slow-selling Cube will live on in a future iteration, but not as the curvy MPV it is today, and pledges the next Titan large pickup will be an “all-American” truck....More
Even if BMW is denied government help in lowering the i3’s price, the automaker believes the car will succeed because it will be available both as an all-electric vehicle and as an EV with a range extender....More
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* Shanghai relaxes conditions favouring local e-car makers
* Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai list cars eligible for
* Government targets 500,000 EVs by 2015 from 50,000 now
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“I believe in the strength of product, and we’re looking at it over a longer horizon than a week or a month,” she says. “We’ve demonstrated our discipline. It can be a very slippery slope on the way down.”...More
Mitsubishi joins Daimler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota among the automakers slashing the prices or offering aggressively priced lease deals on their EVs, whose penetration in the U.S. market has been negligible....More
New-car loans averaged $26,719 in the third quarter, up $756 from year-ago, analytics firm Experian says, but lower interest rates and longer repayment terms raised the average monthly payment just $6, to $458....More
VWA won't change course to goose sales as the year winds down, CEO Jonathan Browning says, adding the automaker is confident the VW brand's 2013 volume will top 400,000 for the second year in a row....More
Deliveries through nine months were 3.4% ahead of like-2012, but recent flooding in large areas of the country and the end of tax breaks for first-time car buyers helped drop September sales 28.4%....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
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.