The eco-cars must meet the Euro 5 environmental standard of releasing less than 100 g/km of carbon dioxide per 20 miles, compared with 120 g/km for existing models, and achieve fuel efficiency of 54.7 mpg....More
Reports by JPMorgan Securities Japan detail the industry’s reversal of fortune since the dark days following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and subsequent start of the global recession in fall 2008....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
ASEAN members mostly will have abolished tariffs on each other’s products by 2015, as they form a competitive economic region with a single market and production base that is fully integrated into the global economy....More
New-car orders exceeded remaining stock in November, when sales rose 22% from year-ago. As a result, the subsidiary plans to purchase 2,500 more vehicles from Japan that were built after the bankruptcy was announced....More
Detroit Three output jumped 17.3% to 140,487 units, with GM up 30.8% and Chrysler up 26.9%. Ford dipped 3.4% as it ramped up for the all-new Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans at its Hermosillo assembly plant....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
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.