Design http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53399/more en ’16 Nissan Titan XD http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the supremely capable 5.0L, the Titan XD can go anywhere, do anything. Most importantly, this twin-turbo V-8 may be a plow in fertile terrain, helping Nissan cultivate a small patch of neglected turf in the ground war that is the U.S. pickup market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional Diesel U.S. Japan Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Diesel Exterior Fuel Economy Lighting Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1406471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Titan XD slams sideways into tall curb in durability test at Nissan&#39;s Arizona proving grounds.</strong></p> Volt Is EV for Everyone http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1403771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volt cures range anxiety and is pleasure to drive in all modes.</strong></p> '16 Chevrolet Volt http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt <div class="node-body gallery-body">GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1403831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EREV design delivers EV that does not require compromises or lifestyle changes, but is difficult to explain to non-engineers.</strong></p> Impreza Concept No Sedate Sedan for Surging Subaru http://wardsauto.com/industry/impreza-concept-no-sedate-sedan-surging-subaru <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spokesman Michael McHale calls the Impreza Sedan Concept the first example of a new generation of vehicles developed on a modular, less angular platform and employing the automaker’s Dynamic x Solid design language.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/impreza-concept-no-sedate-sedan-surging-subaru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/impreza-concept-no-sedate-sedan-surging-subaru#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Industry U.S. Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Subaru 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Exterior Sales Results Vehicles & Technology Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:22:00 +0000 1406501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Impreza Concept loses boxy look, gains boxer engine.</strong></p> Power Boost Punches Up ’17 Lincoln MKZ Refresh http://wardsauto.com/industry/power-boost-punches-17-lincoln-mkz-refresh <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln refreshes its MKZ midsize luxury sedan for 2017 with a bold new face and a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6 under the hood. The MKZ goes on sale in early summer 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/power-boost-punches-17-lincoln-mkz-refresh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/power-boost-punches-17-lincoln-mkz-refresh#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Lincoln 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Exterior Gasoline Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:03:00 +0000 1404921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Lincoln MKZ features new grille, 400-hp engine.</strong></p> Fiata? Fiat Revives 124 Spider With Help From Mazda http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Italy Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Fiat 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Gasoline Interior Manual Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1401101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Fiat 124 Spider shows off its Italian flair.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Lincoln Facelift in Spotlight at LA Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/lincoln-facelift-spotlight-la-auto-show <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Leading off Lincoln's refreshed model lineup is the MKZ sedan, the Ford-owned luxury brand's top seller that has been redesigned inside and out.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lincoln-facelift-spotlight-la-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous Exterior Interior Product Development Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1404101 at http://wardsauto.com Drop-Top Evoque Extends Range Rover CUV Lineup http://wardsauto.com/industry/drop-top-evoque-extends-range-rover-cuv-lineup <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jaguar Land Rover chops the top off an Evoque to create the world’s first luxury CUV convertible. The ’17 model debuts at the Los Angeles auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/drop-top-evoque-extends-range-rover-cuv-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/drop-top-evoque-extends-range-rover-cuv-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Land Rover 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Exterior Instrument Panel Product Development Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:07:00 +0000 1403761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover&rsquo;s luxury CUV Evoque convertible debuts at Los Angeles auto show.</strong></p> '16 BMW xDrive28i http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i <div class="node-body gallery-body">'16 BMW X1 gets a major overhaul, including an all-new front-drive-based chassis and powertrain, restyled sheetmetal and a vastly improved interior. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Engines U.S. Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous BMW Exterior Gasoline Interior Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:51:00 +0000 1398761 at http://wardsauto.com India's Mahindra Nearer to Pininfarina Acquisition http://wardsauto.com/indias-mahindra-nearer-pininfarina-acquisition <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Italian design studio, whose clients have included Ferrari, Maserati and Rolls-Royce, says it expects to reach a deal to be acquired by the Indian conglomerate in coming weeks.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/indias-mahindra-nearer-pininfarina-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry India Italy Technology Miscellaneous Exterior Finance Restructuring Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1399941 at http://wardsauto.com