On sale in midyear, the all-new ’12 car challenges its class with three doors, a direct-injected 1.6L 4-cyl. engine mated to an optional dual-clutch automatic transmission and 40-mpg fuel economy....More
Johnson Controls opens its first Li-Ion battery plant in Michigan this summer, has two new lead-acid battery plants coming online in China and is becoming firmly entrenched in the start/stop market....More
Before it can expect to conquest new buyers, the auto maker will have to alleviate quality concerns and get the VW brand on the consideration lists of more American buyers, a top executive says....More
The auto maker aims to add 4,000 hourly jobs this year, as well as 750 salaried positions. Next year, that number is expected to grow as the auto maker takes on Asian rivals in the U.S. small-car segment....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.