In addition to Toyota, Subaru and Lexus, Aisin AI supplies Mazda and Mitsubishi in Japan and PSA Peugeot Citroen, General Motors and Lotus overseas. The supplier is developing a new 6-speed transmission for the Porsche 911 sports coupe....More
The automaker doesn’t believe the new CUV will take sales away from the bigger Cayenne. Production is planned at 50,000 units annually, with supply distributed about evenly between North America, Europe and Asia....More
Takeaways from this year’s competition: Direct injection and forced induction remain extremely popular; diesels still hold a considerable fuel-efficiency edge over gasoline engines; and there is a future for pushrods....More
Porsche deserves credit for delivering a compact naturally aspirated engine that feels and sounds so powerful. This is the type of efficient yet diabolically fun powerplant every sports car maker needs to do well as CAFE standards ramp up in the U.S....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.
Even Porsche’s most zealous fans could not have predicted the runaway success of the Cayenne, which arrived in 2002. The automaker expects the smaller, less-expensive Macan to be even more popular....More
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.
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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says a proposed 20% cap on dealer sales of add-on insurance products more likely would transfer wealth from dealerships to insurers than reduce prices for consumers....More