China may be the world’s largest automotive market, but heavy reliance on foreign technology and weak R&D capability among local producers makes it a mere “factory” for global car makers, one analyst says....More
Former Chrysler China executive Bill Russo says the domestic auto makers’ biggest challenge by 2015 will be overcapacity. “Lower utilization at local marques will drive their manufacturing costs upwards.”...More
Baojun is the fourth brand offered by General Motor’s joint ventures with SAIC in China, following Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac, and also the third brand offered by SAIC, China’s largest auto maker by sales....More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....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.