The winners, which include three diesels, an EV, eight engines using direct fuel injection and six with forced induction, emerged from a field of 44 powertrains evaluated by WardsAuto editors in October and November....More
This is the 20th year for Ward’s 10 Best Engines, a competition created to recognize outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those rare engines or electric propulsion systems that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle.
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available capacity....More
What may be the Cherokee’s most appealing facet is its macho design. Neither a CRV nor RAV4 – or many others in the segment for that matter – will want to be trapped in a dark alley with the Jeep. This thing just screams aggressive.
WardsAuto editors have been meeting with several auto makers to discuss their entries for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. Powertrain engineers from Nissan, Chrysler and Hyundai have visited WardsAuto offices in Southfield, MI, to talk technology.
Chrysler takes 20 vehicles to this week's Specialty Equipment Market Assn. event in Las Vegas. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, and Fiat cars and trucks are customized with existing Mopar parts and accessories and other concept products meant to elicit feedback from buyers at the show.
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
This year’s flood of new diesels (from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz) illustrates the need for automakers to take unconventional steps to comply with pending fuel-economy mandates in the U.S. while meeting continued heavy demand for diesels in Europe.
WardsAuto/AutomotiveCompass data shows this year about a third of the top-volume platforms will cross four or more size segments. By 2019, that percentage will go to half, and those will span up to seven market segments....More
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