There’s still work to be done in boosting sales of fullsize pickups and compact cars, Pierre Loing admits. And the future of Nissan’s Cube small car beyond the current generation appears in doubt....More
WardsAuto editors have been meeting with several auto makers to discuss their entries for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. Powertrain engineers from Nissan, Chrysler and Hyundai have visited WardsAuto offices in Southfield, MI, to talk technology.
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
Indonesia is among the top emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region, with a population of 250 million. The country, which has 36 vehicles for every 1,000 residents, is seen as one of the world’s most promising passenger-vehicle markets....More
In addition to vehicle assembly, the B-car is bringing additional work to the U.K. plant and its supply chain in axle manufacturing, cylinder-head casting, camshaft machining and engine assembly....More
The NV200 small van, launched in the U.S. in March, sold 1,081 units through June. But the result pales in comparison with the best-selling Ford Transit Connect that posted 20,446 deliveries in the period....More
The need to move fast drove GM into its alliance with Nissan for its new City Express cargo van, which will offer the same powertrain as the Nissan NV200, but feature exclusive sheet metal up front....More