Toyota Thailand data shows that after four months, new-vehicle deliveries in the country slumped 43.1% from like-2013, including a 51.4% retreat in car sales and a 35.6% backslide in commercial-vehicle deliveries....More
U.K. enthusiasm for Toyota hybrids is reflected in the fact sales of the hybrid-powered Auris are overtaking those of the gasoline and diesel versions combined, and the Yaris Hybrid’s share of overall sales of the supermini is growing....More
Ambient lighting takes center stage in the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition. Even certain vehicles that failed to make the cut manage to deliver impressive cabin lighting that is soft, distinctive, occasionally sporty and, at times, romantic.
Automakers are working to expand not only by exporting but also by producing compact vehicles, increasing dealerships and promoting rural sales and service within India. The domestic manufacturers face the additional challenge of strengthening their technological capabilities....More
Ford, the top-ranked Detroit-based automaker in Planning Perspectives’ annual study, climbed to within 30 points of Toyota in 2012 but now trails by more than 50. Chrysler and GM are 70 points behind the Japanese automaker....More
The federal government is boosting its contribution to A$100 million, while another A$55 million comes from the Victorian and South Australian state governments and GM Holden and Toyota, two of the automakers ending local production....More
Australian Automobile Assn. Executive Director Andrew McKellar says April’s 6.2% slump reflects dwindling consumer sentiment over the upcoming federal budget, which could include big tax increases....More
WardsAuto highlights some of the disappointing features identified in vehicles evaluated for 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors. Problems range from fit-and-finish and ergonomics to comfort and overall layout. These are the types of issues that result in lower scores for vehicles in the competition.
A concise summation of all 41 interiors evaluated as part of the 2014 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker....More
The redesign marks the most daring Camry styling to date. The best-selling car in the U.S. gets entirely new sheet metal with bolder character lines. It’s a little longer and slightly wider, too....More
Even if BMW is denied government help in lowering the i3’s price, the automaker believes the car will succeed because it will be available both as an all-electric vehicle and as an EV with a range extender....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