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.
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
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
Even midrange Toyota models such as the Corolla, Camry and RAV4 now feature rearview cameras and auto-leveling headlamps. Toyota estimates that failure to recognize potential danger causes 70% of accidents....More
Leading the project is Nissan, which along with Renault, BMW and Volkswagen plans 74 rapid chargers along major trunk routes and providing EV-friendly links to five seaports and five international airports....More
Deliveries through nine months were 3.4% ahead of like-2012, but recent flooding in large areas of the country and the end of tax breaks for first-time car buyers helped drop September sales 28.4%....More
Concerned about losing jobs to lower-cost countries, France has countered with the PFA industry coalition and two main efforts to advance automotive technology: autonomous vehicles and the affordable, high-fuel-efficiency small car....More
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