As Ward’s editors arrive in Traverse City, 34.5 mpg shows on the hybrid’s trip computer. It isn’t the advertised 40 mpg, but was 0.6 mpg ahead of a standard Optima. The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid manages 18.5 mpg....More
Foreign parts makers first set up shop in South America’s leading economy when it was an emerging market, but Brazil has grown in status and “is not a low-cost country anymore,” a top Bosch executive says....More
Aimed at answering the question, “How much faith can we put in technology?”, Sean McAlinden, CAR’s outspoken chief economist, starts out with a presentation sarcastically titled “Why Not 540 MPG?”...More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
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.