A new Ward’s special report, “After the Earthquake: Fixing Japan’s Auto Supply Chain,” takes a look at the state of the Japanese auto industry 90 days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled many parts plants and put a crimp in the nation’s vehicle production....More
Toyota may lose 500,000 units of production if the auto maker can't supply key materials and components to its plants, one analyst estimates, noting Nissan and Honda will suffer serious losses, as well....More
Bucking the trend, Nissan still hopes to resume limited production at its Oppama, Tochigi, Kyushu and Hiratsuka factories March 24 and will begin component production for overseas plants tomorrow....More
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
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.
In a Q&A, Jerry Mullinax, whose father is the father of 1-price selling, tells how he makes it work today, why he’s stayed strictly with Ford all these years and what makes people trust a dealership....More