The '13 Scion FR-S is fling-able and fun-to-drive, if not a little pokey. The Toyota youth brand should do well with the car, although its' rear-wheel drive nature and unusable rear seat will limit its appeal.
The new attitude marks a sharp change in direction for Toyota, whose lean manufacturing principles and bulletproof quality made it an industry leader over the last two decades and the envy of rivals....More
Incremental growth from two lineup additions, the recently launched iQ subcompact and upcoming FR-S sports car, should boost deliveries, as will future xB and xD replacements, the brand’s top executive says....More
Scion is optimistic it can sell relatively high numbers of the sports car, because of its no-haggle pricing philosophy and large dealer network that provides good market coverage throughout the northern and southern U.S....More
Harkening back to the original brand tenet of “one-and-done” models, Scion won't carry over the names of the xB and xD and likely won't replace them with another box and hatchback, the brand’s top executive says....More
With research showing many Lexus customers are influenced by their children when shopping for new luxury vehicles, the brand's portfolio and advertising will aim at appealing to the emotions of the kids who motivate their parents....More
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....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.
In a Q&A, Jerry Mullinax, whose father is the father of 1-price selling, tells how he makes it work today, why he’s stayed strictly with Ford all these years and what makes people trust a dealership....More