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    Official: Ward's Automotive Ten Best Engines of 2014 dominated by diesels, turbos
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    With the Car and Driver Ten Best decided, the North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announced and Cadillac, Ram and Subaru chalking up wins with Motor Trend, it's fair to say that the automotive awards season is in full swing. The next set of trophies to be handed out will be from ...

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    Official: Ward's 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots
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    Step inside just about any new car these days and you'll quickly see that vehicle interiors have become a pretty nice place to spend some time in. For the third consecutive year, WardsAuto sat in each and every new vehicle that had received redesigned or updated interiors, and it has now named ...

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    Report: North American production of foreign marques to jump in 2014
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    Wards Auto has released its North American Light Vehicle Production Forecast for 2014, and the report predicts foreign manufacturers will increase production on the continent some 3.9 percent by 2014. If accurate, that should see 123,000 additional cars, trucks and vans produced in North America, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #313
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    Infiniti model names, new GM trucks, Ford work vans, Hyundai ratted out on economy, Ward's 10 Best Engines Episode #313 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about Infiniti's confusing model name re-jiggering, the 2014 General Motors pickups, ...

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    Official: Ward's reveals annual 10 Best Engines list for 2013
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    Ward's Auto has released its annual 10 Best Engines award winners. The 2013 list covers the full width and breadth of the internal combustion spectrum, from a spate of efficient four-cylinders to the most powerful production V8 on the planet. As always, the entries must be available in a ...

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    Report: What impact will Hurricane Sandy have on car production?
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    On Monday, with Hurricane Sandy fast approaching, Wards Auto published a report speculating on how the storm might effect the auto industry. In a general sense, it was predicted that plants in or near the storm's path could shut down as a precautionary measure. With Sandy now having made landfall ...

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    Study: Midsize cars and utility vehicles to make up 60% of new car sales in 2013
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    Midsize cars and crossovers make up some of the most popular new vehicles on the market, so it shouldn't be too surprising to see a recent study from Wards Auto that found the D-segment will account for the majority of new or redesigned vehicles over the next three years. What is surprising is ...

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    Study: Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance
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    According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development. Without a helping hand from Uncle Sam, ...

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    Official: Ward's selects the 10 best interiors of 2012
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    Ward's AutoWorld is well known for its annual "10 Best Engines" list, but the trade publication has been compiling a second list for interiors for a few years now. Formerly known as the "Interior of the Year" competition, Ward's rebranded the list last year, naming the coolest cockpits under the ...

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    Bumper company to make auto paint booths from shipping containers?
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    To the imaginative, the average shipping container holds a wealth of possibilities. Cheap, expansive and readily available, the boxes can be used for anything from storage to habitation. One French company is looking to turn spent containers into mobile paint stations for the manufacturer's ...

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    Official: Ward's releases annual 10 Best Engines list
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    It's that time of year, folks. No, we're not referring to the oodles of time spent shopping for the holidays, we're talking about end-of-the-year lists. Kicking things off in the automotive spectrum is industry stalwart Ward's Auto, which has just released its annual 10 Best Engines ...

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    Report: 136 recall campaigns in 2010 have covered 17.2M autos, and it's still not a record year
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    It's been a banner year for big recalls, or at least it feels that way. What with high profile recalls from Toyota for everything from runaway vehicles to brake issues and a host of smaller problems from nearly every automaker in the market, it certainly felt like 2010 was at the top of the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #208 - Explorer, Compass, Ward's Engines, and a German trio
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    Episode #208 of the Autoblog Podcast is manned by the terrible trio of Chris Shunk, Dan Roth, and Zach Bowman. We start with the Autoblog Garage and then move on to cover the official-ness of the BMW 1M, Ward's ten-best engines, ...

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    Wards announces 10 best engines
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    Wards Auto has announced its 10 Best Engine Winners for 2011, and not surprisingly, fuel-efficient creations like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf (the first EV to get the award) both found their beating hearts among the winners. Likewise, the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the ...

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    Ford Power Stroke wins Ward's diesel shootout
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    2011 Ford Super Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Wards Auto has crowned its king of the 2011 diesel pickup engine crowd. The editors pitted the mills in the 2011 Dodge Ram HD, Ford Super Duty and the GMC Sierra Denali HD against each other in one epic battle royale at the ...

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    Which models will join the 100,000 sales club this year?
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    2011 Toyota Camry – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The number of vehicle models slated to cruise past the magic 100,000 mark this year is up. In a big way. According to Wards, there are around 39 percent more nameplates expected to clear the six-digit hurdle in 2010 compared to ...

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    Report: Economy kills Kia Soul'ster
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    Kia Soul'ster concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've been crossing your fingers for a production version of the Kia Soul'ster concept from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, prepare to be disappointed. According to a report from Ward's Auto, Kia says that expanding the Soul ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #174 - AOL Autos' Reilly Brennan stops by
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    Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth are joined by Reilly Brennan of AOL Autos. After discussing what's in the Autoblog Garage, attention turns to the Ferrari 599 GTO, the ongoing Chevrolet Camaro-Ford Mustang ...

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    Ward's releases 2010 Auto Interior Award winners
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    2010 Chevrolet Camaro interior – Click above for high-res image gallery of interior award winners from Ward's Auto
    Do you own a Lamborghini Miura? If not, we're going to presume that you spend way more time looking at the interior of your car than the exterior. If you do happen to have a ...

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    Ward's Auto selects 40 finalists for Interior of the Year award
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    Most everyone is familiar with the Ward's Auto 10 Best Engines award where BMW, Audi and Ford took several honors for 2010, but a less prominent, though perhaps more eye-catching, award given by the magazine is the Ward's Interior of the Year awards. The award recipients are chosen through a ...

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