A massive crowd of at least 150,000 people are attending the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas to find the latest electronic devices and to be dazzled in high definition. Automakers and suppliers have stepped up participation to stay current with digital innovations.
The 1.0L EcoBoost is a perfect way to reintroduce a new generation of 3-cyl. car engines to a skeptical American audience. Other automakers gearing up 3 cyls. for the U.S. should send Ford a thank you note....More
The winners, which include three diesels, an EV, eight engines using direct fuel injection and six with forced induction, emerged from a field of 44 powertrains evaluated by WardsAuto editors in October and November....More
This is the 20th year for Ward’s 10 Best Engines, a competition created to recognize outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those rare engines or electric propulsion systems that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle.
Ford Performance Vehicles became wholly owned by Ford when the automaker purchased Prodrive's stake and moved FPV production to its Broadmeadows plant, just months before announcing it would end manufacturing in Australia by 2016....More
The vans to be displayed have been modified by some of the country’s top aftermarket shops and feature a number of alterations, including interior reconstructions, graphics and exterior add-ons....More
Researchers say a material with the same weight and density as aerogel, but with 10,000 times more stiffness, offers promise for the automotive-parts industry where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed....More
Maruti Suzuki is campaigning to convince global and local investors of the benefits of parent Suzuki’s wholly owned India operation. But some Maruti Suzuki shareholders oppose the plan and regulators have questioned its legality....More