Chrysler in 2005 updated an attraction at the first Chicago show held in 1901: an indoor wooden track used to introduce the novelty of the horseless carriage that most visitors never had seen before, much less driven in....More
Frost & Sullivan analyst Kavan Mukhtyar says the trimming of subsidies to contain the budgetary deficit may lead to higher fuel prices, which in turn may impact 2013 sales by raising the cost of vehicle ownership....More
Video highlights from the 2013 Ward's 10 Best Engines awards ceremony, held Jan. 16 in Detroit. Full video from the ceremony, featuring acceptance speeches from the winning auto makers, will be posted to WardsAuto.com soon. Check back for the full program....More
Subaru earns its third Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophy for its high-output boxer, a 2.0L 4-cyl. naturally aspirated gem that produces 100 hp/L and instills hope that cars of the future will not be appliances, void of passion and emotion....More
Toyota and Honda saw sharp increases in their U.S. market share last year, while Nissan, Hyundai, Mazda and Mitsubishi fell. Still, Asian auto makers were the No.1 regional group in auto sales in 2012....More
This year’s winners consist of five 4-cyls., four 6-cyls. and one V-8. Four honorees are turbocharged and two supercharged. Eleven electric vehicles or hybrids were evaluated among 40 powertrains, but none made the cut this year....More
Subaru is not a premium brand, but it walks a fine line between high volume and luxury.
Its adoption of EyeSight will expose active-safety technologies to a broader pool of consumers, who will need to learn what the system can and cannot do the same way they discovered how to use personal computers and smartphones.
During a recent demonstration of EyeSight at historic Willow Run Airport, the technology works as advertised, but only after David Sullivan, Subaru’s car line manager, explains the system’s limitations....More
Subaru looks like it has hit the mark again with the new XV Crosstrek. The Japanese auto maker is succeeding where others failed by giving the vehicle some real off-road capability, while not going overboard with superficial body cladding and other macho design cues.
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...
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