The lineup begins with the base $78,100 Panamera powered by a 3.6L naturally aspirated V-6 and tops out with an all-new addition, the $161,100 Turbo Executive with a wheelbase stretched 5.9 ins. to accommodate a roomier backseat – ideal for China, Panamera’s No.1 market.
The program was targeted at devising a toolkit that would reduce the time it takes to develop the human-machine interface, which puts controls for everything from the vehicle’s radio to advanced active-safety systems in front of the driver....More
Some of the biggest share gains of 2013 have been registered by the Detroit Three, specifically Ford and Chrysler, while Asian auto makers, notably Kia and Hyundai, experienced some of the biggest losses....More
Toyota has been cool toward EV technology, believing fuel-cell vehicles offer a better long-term solution to global warming. But the No.1 hybrid maker nevertheless launched all-electric versions of the Scion iQ and RAV4 in 2012....More
WardsAuto editors evaluated 46 vehicles this year as part of the Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition and came across numerous examples of beautifully applied stitching that enhanced the aesthetics in vehicles of all ranges.
Editors begin the selection process this week, and it will be interesting to see if the flame-red leather on the Viper or the “Magic Sky Control” sunroof of the SL roadster sparks a heated debate about whether cars of this ilk belong on our list....More
Four vehicles in this year's Ward's 10 Best Interiors competition sell for at least $100,000; Fisker Karma, Mercedes-Benz SL 550, Porsche Boxster S and SRT Viper GTS. Vote for your favorite in our poll.
The thrust of the idea is that cars approved for sale in Europe or the U.S. be accepted on each continent as safe and salable. Different homologation rules currently demand that today‘s cars be engineered twice if they are to be sold on both continents....More
Despite its entry-level positioning, the Cayman 2-seat coupe has delivered questionable sales results while significantly lagging more expensive vehicles in the Porsche stable. A third-generation coupe arrives in spring....More