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<br /> OCTOBER 2012 BEHIND 10 BEST ENGINES | SUPPLIER TECHNOLOGY | EXTERIORS<br /> ®<br /> Sexy new products in formerly vanilla<br /> segments drive growth through 2015.<br /> MIDSIZERS<br /> DOMINATE<br /> CLOSING DOOR<br /> See VIDEO ON DOOR DINGS p.23<br /> from Ward's<br /> 10 Best Engines Focus ST test drive p.45<br /> ceremony on Ford's hot hatch stares down rivals.<br /> PAGE 28 For the latest news and statistics, go to WardsAuto.com<br /> A PENTON MEDIA PUBLICATIONOCTOBER<br /> BEHIND 10 BEST ENGINES SUPPLIER TECHNOLOGY EXTERIORS<br /> MIDSIZERS<br /> J<br /> T5<br /> CLOSING DOOR<br /> ON DOOR DINGS p.23<br /> U'<br /> I<br /> ,1<br /> Ford's hot hatch stares<br /> m<br /> liiTviiliFSif<br /> For the latest<a title="October 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=1"> OCTOBER 2012 BEHIND 10 BEST ENGINES | SUPPLI</a> <a title="October 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=2"> Just a little lighter. 3LHY\[PSPaLZÄYZ[[VTH</a> <a title="October 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=3"> OPTIMIZE YOUR DIGITAL EXPERIENCE Bigger Type The </a> <a title="October 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=4"> ® TABLE OF CONTENTS October 2012 VOLUME 48 N</a> <a title="October 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=5"> COVER STORY MIDSIZERS DOMINATE Sexy new products </a> <a title="October 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=6"> WAW EDITORIAL DREW WINTER Most Over-Hyped Tr</a> <a title="October 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=7"> PGRADE TO \ SprintJ*?? UPGRADE TO THE NEW "DO</a> <a title="October 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=8"> WAW EDITORIAL at least in Detroit f</a> <a title="October 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=9"> UTOLINE DAI L The latest News and Analysis in</a> <a title="October 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=10"> WAW LETTERS Letter from the Editor WE TOLD</a> <a title="October 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=11"> WAW BRIEFS </a> <a title="October 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=12"> WAW BRIEFS Fisker's Posawatz: Launch Plan `Ove</a> <a title="October 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=13"> BMW's New Modular Engines Set for 2013 Rollout A</a> <a title="October 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=14"> WAW BRIEFS GM Claims Solution to Spot-Welding</a> <a title="October 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=15"> Charbroiled Burgers Fire Up Diesel Prospects MOD</a> <a title="October 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=16"> WAW COMMENTARY JOHN McELROY Sales Will Slow,</a> <a title="October 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=17"> that Moves Less fuel consumption, lower emission</a> <a title="October 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=18"> WAW COMMENTARY GM electric networked v</a> <a title="October 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6b58b168?page=19"> ENGINEERS ??? 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