Nissan is recalling more than '14-model 95,000 Rogue SUVs sold in the U.S. and Canada, and BMW is recalling about 70,500 '14- and '15-model cars sold globally, because their Robert Bosch-supplied fuel pumps may fail....More
The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features....More
Tesla sales were up 55% to 10,300 units in the first quarter. But it is a tiny automaker that sold 32,000 vehicles globally last year and only 13,785 units in the U.S., according to WardsAuto estimates. With their reputations at stake, the world’s biggest automakers are rolling out their best efforts in electrified vehicles over the next several years and are more interested in earning carbon credits than profits.
Alibaba's automotive-business unit includes car-marketing services based on its big data-analysis capabilities, and e-commerce company has partnered with automaker SAIC to invest in development of Internet-connected cars....More
In addition to the government-sponsored EV, Malaysian national car company Proton and privately owned Adiperkasa Citra Lestari will study the possibility of a joint venture to produce an Indonesian car....More
Infiniti's flagship SUV, the QX80, seats seven and is loaded with premium features, such as Truffle Brown semi-aniline leather and copious amounts of open-pore matte finish ash wood trim. Base price of this AWD model with 5.6L V-8 is $66,350, but our loaded test model stickers for $89,845.
WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Honda CR-V and Subaru Legacy....More
Bright red contrast stitching and microsuede inserts on seats and door panels inject the latest-generation Toyota Camry with a healthy dose of attitude and sportiness – words not often associated with America's best-selling family sedan. The XSE V-6 test model, with a base price of $31,370, stickers for $35,768.
From entry-level economy cars and rear-wheel-drive sport coupes to luxury plug-in hybrids and a raft of utility vehicles, this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors pool finds automakers thinking creatively about passenger compartments....More
Currently available only in a handful of imported premium models, Autoliv believes the take rate on the technology will increase significantly. Only 80,000 units were sold globally in 2014, primarily in the U.S., Europe and China....More
The report forecasts that by 2030, every new car will have some form of connectivity, while more than a quarter will be fully autonomous, preventing more than 25,000 serious accidents and saving thousands of lives....More
Honda’s vision for future mobility includes an idea that one-ups Tesla founder Elon Musk’s hyperloop concept of a train traveling in a vacuum tube from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than an hour....More
Blindspot detection and prevention, night vision and enhanced collision mitigation were three of the top five technologies most desired on their next vehicle by 5,300 new-vehicle owners surveyed....More
The industry won’t leap to producing autonomous vehicles overnight, industry insiders say. Instead there will be a multistage transition to driverless cars that likely will take more than 20 years....More
The assignment is to design the interior of a compact CUV or SUV aimed at active professionals who want a car that drives itself on daily commutes but who also want the option to physically drive in the country on weekends....More
Similar to the LS9 small-block V-8, GM integrates the intercooler of the LF3 V-6 inside the V of the engine instead of mounting it remotely. That reduces compressed-air travel and shaves turbo lag to minimal levels....More