Mazda’s Innovative 4-Cyl. Engine Pulls Like Big V-6 Commented on: 18 weeks ago (November 15, 2017)

Yes it is, kscarbel. Very creative thinking at Mazda led to tangible real-world results. We've got a CX9 in the office now and the engine really delivers the usable torque.

Gen II Chevy Volt Propulsion System Shockingly Good Commented on: 29 weeks ago (August 30, 2017)

The author is a former GM engineer who worked with the EV1 development team.

Cruze Diesel Shines as Long-Distance Runner Commented on: 32 weeks ago (August 4, 2017)

Cruze diesel fully certified by EPA for the '17 model year.

FreeValve Camless Engine Promises Efficiency Gains Commented on: 1 year ago (January 30, 2017)

You are correct Jeff26z. An editor added that phrase by mistake.

Whose Tail Is Wagging Mobility Dog? Commented on: 1 year ago (January 17, 2017)

You make some great points John. Clearly traditional automakers are limited by their cultures and established organizations but I think they are recognizing that and developing remedies. Meanwhile...

Fuel Economy Has Become Great Equalizer Commented on: 1 year ago (January 4, 2017)

EVs are about 0.05% of U.S. market and they are not growing that fast despite some great vehicles and technology coming into the marketplace.

Why Aren’t More People Buying Green? Commented on: 1 year ago (December 19, 2016)

We don't mention Tesla products in Wards 10 Best Best Engines discussions Because Tesla does not yet make products that fit under our $62,000 price cap. The Nissan Leaf made the list when it first...

Say Hello to the Electric Model T Commented on: 1 year ago (November 28, 2016)

And CARB eliminated that mandate when it became apparent that even though they could force automakers to build EVs they could not force consumers to buy them.

Nissan’s VQ V-6 Engine Makes a Comeback Commented on: 1 year ago (August 30, 2016)

Volkswagen returned the three Wards 10 Best Engines awards it received for its TDI diesel and all VW engines were barred from the competition last year. You can find numerous stories on WardsAuto....

For Those About to Shift, We Salute You Commented on: 1 year ago (April 19, 2016)

We have looked into it many times but we've found it's not a sustainable idea, Hugo. However, we would like to figure out a way to recognize outstanding achievement by transmission engineers and...


Mar 8, 2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5L Atkinson 4-Cyl. – 2018 Award Acceptance

Masashi Hakariya, project manager-engine development at Toyota, accepts award for Toyota Camry Hybrid at 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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