Nissan says switching production of its Leaf EV to the U.S. is the main reason for that car’s $6,000 price drop, but Toyota’s Bob Carter doesn’t say whether building the Prius here would generate similar cost savings....More
Nissan’s U.S. market share in 2012 was 7.9%, down from 8.2% in 2011, as a sales increase of 9.5% trailed the overall market gain. Ghosn calls that combination of numbers a “hiccup” and predicts a share rebound this year....More
New for ’14 will be a front-wheel-drive version of the MDX, brought about by requests from customers in warm-weather states, and a direct-injected 3.5L SOHC V-6, the same mill slated for the new ’14 RLX flagship sedan....More
“We couldn’t keep up with the industry,” CEO Krafcik says. “The industry grew faster than we did, by a little bit. We’ll see how that goes in 2013. The industry is growing gangbusters. It feels really strong.”...More
Last year, Hyundai was the first automaker in the world to sell a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hyundai Vice Chairman Woong-chul Yang makes it clear the automaker plans to be a trailblazer in hybrids as well as fuel cells....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.