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
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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says a proposed 20% cap on dealer sales of add-on insurance products more likely would transfer wealth from dealerships to insurers than reduce prices for consumers....More