The small car is critical to Mazda’s success, accounting for a third of its volume worldwide and about 40% in the U.S. It features a slightly longer wheelbase, dramatic restyling inside and out and a host of safety features....More
Toyota has been cool toward EV technology, believing fuel-cell vehicles offer a better long-term solution to global warming. But the No.1 hybrid maker nevertheless launched all-electric versions of the Scion iQ and RAV4 in 2012....More
This year's WardsAuto Interiors Conference was held May 22 at The Henry hotel in Dearborn, MI. The sold-out event delivered compelling keynote speeches and panel sessions, celebrated winners of Ward's 10 Best Interiors and honored student designs from the College for Creative Studies.
Following Toyota’s strategy of bringing technical improvements to market as soon as they are ready, Nissan cut 175 lbs. from the first-generation Leaf by redesigning the electric powertrain and modifying the battery’s structure....More
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says....More