Deliveries of medium- and heavy-duty trucks hit 38,053 during the month, compared with 37,054 in the prior year, with losses in classes 5 and 6 overriding small gains in the rest of the segments....More
The ACEA trade group warns tough new emissions-testing regimes adopted "without realistic timeframes and conditions" in response to the Volkswagen cheating scandal could make some diesel vehicles unaffordable....More
The Association of European Businesses Automotive Industry Committee says year-to-date deliveries are down 33.0% at 1,192,723 units, and committee Chairman Joerg Schreiber says a poll of members indicates a full-year slide of 37%....More
Audi Russia’s sales for the first eight months of 2015 totaled 16,359 cars, down 29.4% year-on-year, WardsAuto data shows. Deliveries by rival luxury automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz fell 21.1% and 8.6%, respectively, in the period....More
Toyota Thailand President Kyoichi Tanada predicts industrywide full-year volume will range from 760,000 to 770,000 units, with the automaker’s own sales totaling about 265,000, down from 280,000 previously....More
Automotive hues may begin to skew toward a more colorful palette in 2018-19, but for now buyers tend to like conservative choices like white, black, silver and gray. Here’s a look at what the experts predict in car colors....More
GM estimates the overall cost of closing its Russian business at $600 million, with a significant portion earmarked for reimbursing former dealers for their investments. But some dealers have filed lawsuits claiming the compensation is inadequate....More
Toyota remained Australia’s top-selling brand with 16,594 deliveries in September for a 16.4% market share. But its year-to-date sales lead weakened slightly with its 9-month total edging down 0.9% to 149,653 units....More
Toyota Thailand, which tracks industrywide sales in the country, has cut its latest full-year sales forecast to 750,000-760,000 vehicles after revising its initial prediction of 920,000 to 800,000 in July....More
Ministry of Environment officials have told Korean media that if the tests prove Audi and VW have sold vehicles that do not meet their stated emissions, it may ban the sale of all of those vehicles....More
Jaguar Land Rover North America CEO Joe Eberhardt says the brand is pressing on with plans to add diesels across its model line. Two new models, the XE and F-Pace, are expected to double overall volume....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.