More than 600 people, an all-time high, attended the WardsAuto Interiors Conference this week in the all-new conference facilities at Detroit's Cobo Center for keynote speeches, panel sessions and award presentations for Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition.
Nissan rolled out its all-new '16 Titan fullsize pickup at Detroit's Cobo Center as part of this week's WardsAuto Interiors Conference. First to market later this year will be the Titan XD with 5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, followed by gasoline offerings.
“Governments can play a truly positive role – they have an important role to play,” Yves van der Straaten says. “The scrapping schemes have helped, but when they have stopped, we can see sharp decreases in new sales.”...More
WardsAuto highlights some of the frayed edges, poorly fitting trim and other issues that result in deducted points as judges select the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors. From Chevy, Dodge, Hyundai and Kia to Acura, Land Rover, Lincoln and Mercedes, it seems no automaker is perfect.
General Motors has questioned Fiat Chrysler’s claimed 20% take-rate for the Ram EcoDiesel, and FCA says the rampup continues. An FCA executive says production bottlenecks at the plant in Cento, Italy, have been fixed to free up additional volume for the engine....More
Construction of the M1 Concourse, a collection of private garages and a handling track, is under way in suburban Detroit, and the first 80 units are expected to be ready for owners by next spring....More
U.S. top 500 dealerships ranked by total revenue for 2014. Includes dealership name, owner, city, state, new vehicle revenue, new vehicle units, used vehicle revenue, used vehicle units, finance and insurance revenue, service revenue, body shop revenue, and parts and accessories revenue....More