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Toyota's forthcoming mass-market fuel-cell vehicle, the Mirai, has a unique exterior appearance reflecting the unique technology beneath its sheetmetal. The interior is comfortable, but down-market for an almost $60,000 car.
The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines were chosen from a field of 36 nominees, including the 10 returning winners and 27 all-new or re-engineered powertrains and propulsion systems available in the U.S. for under $60,000. The winners consist of two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 2-cyl. turbos, an electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.
WardsAuto editors met recently with four automakers to discuss their entries in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. The meetings with Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Hyundai are helpful as the editors gather information about new technologies and discuss driving impressions with automaker engineers.
ZF hosted journalists for a 1-day TechAcademy at a former runway in Greenville, SC, to demonstrate its capabilities in chassis and driveline technologies. Eight-speed, 9-speed and dual-clutch transmissions were among the systems evaluated, as well as rear-wheel steering.