The Graz plant’s future is somewhat unclear. The manufacturer failed to win a contract to build a new Infiniti, and it isn’t likely to continue making Minis beyond the current generation. It also is looking to the East for new capacity....More
The manufacturing complex is expected to comprise 21 new plants, six of which will produce cars, while the remaining 15 will specialize in auto parts. GM, BMW and key suppliers are viewed as potential partners....More
The new model will be derived from platform-sharing partner Daimler’s MFA architecture that underpins the Mercedes A-Class. Still to be determined is precisely where the car will be built and in what volume....More
In a year-end interview, OESA President and CEO Neil DeKoker talks about declining supplier bankruptcies, risk of a double-dip recession, raw-material price fluctuations and the debate over conflict minerals....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.