With the addition of the Malibu and Cruze C-car, Chevrolet now is playing in 25% of European segments. However, Wayne Brannon, president of Chevrolet Europe, sees that number expanding to 50% by 2012....More
Stuttgart’s storied producer of purebred sports cars is considering a 4-cyl. engine for the next-generation Boxster and Cayman 2-seaters expected next year, says Porsche’s executive vice president-R&D....More
The auto maker’s smallest production engine ever will be offered in European versions of the Focus C-car, C-Max and B-Max CUVs, and Stephen Odell predicts there will be “quite a high take rate.”...More
The AC1000 scalable system, expected to be production-ready by 2015, can integrate lane-change assist, blind-spot detection, cross-traffic alerts, side-impact sensing and low-speed collision warning, among other safety technologies....More
Borrowing a hybrid idea from Formula 1 racing, the car has a 70-kW electric motor within its 8-speed transmission for an extra power boost, providing a passing performance of 31-75 mph in just over 2 seconds....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.