Already a mainstay luxury brand in the country, Mercedes has broadened its lineup with a number of niche models and expanded availability of locally built hybrids. The formula appears to be working....More
The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features....More
From entry-level economy cars and rear-wheel-drive sport coupes to luxury plug-in hybrids and a raft of utility vehicles, this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors pool finds automakers thinking creatively about passenger compartments....More
Currently available only in a handful of imported premium models, Autoliv believes the take rate on the technology will increase significantly. Only 80,000 units were sold globally in 2014, primarily in the U.S., Europe and China....More
Nissan’s chief says the automaker is not maximizing fleet to grow in the U.S. “You need to establish your base with a strong retail position. That is the most important element in our strategy,” he says....More
Taking on responsibility for Mercedes operations in Canada, Steve Cannon believes the brand needs to offer more 4matic all-wheel-drive models north of the border, possibly offering a 4matic option across the portfolio....More
The Mercedes S550 sedan earned a 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors trophy, and this year the coupe is vying for contention, delivering the same jaw-dropping features as the 4-door while amping up style with bold red leather inside.
Kamaz OAO also makes military vehicles, including some of the armored vehicles used by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, but its soon-to-be-merged JVs with Daimler only build commercial vehicles....More
Officials say the UAW’s recent push to organize Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant is helping drive more business to their state, where labor rates remain low and unionization has seen a steady decline....More
‟The design had to appeal equally to the intellect and to the emotions and its exterior had to signal its visionary and pioneering character at first glance,” Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says of the F 015 self-driving concept car....More
More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW....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.