Jack Walsworth

Subaru reporter, web producer
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48207-2997 Detroit, Mich.
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Recent authored articles

Smart tags, Acura NSX and Dodge Chargers: Honda's '18 Accord and what people are saying

Crossovers and SUVs might be where the money is these days, but automakers aren't abandoning hope for sedans. Enter the redesigned and re-engineered 2018 Honda Accord. A roundup of what people are saying about it.

Freudenberg steps up fight against friction

Automakers seeking better fuel economy are asking suppliers for innovations to help reduce engine friction.

Jim Williamson

Quadrupled new-vehicle unit sales and fixed-ops gross since taking over a newly purchased store

Nick Saban chases another title: Auto dealer

Nick Saban is popular enough to do just about anything he wants in college football-crazy Alabama. And what he wants to do now is sell cars.

Saban's ultimate tailgating Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham once offered the ultimate tailgating vehicle-- with Nick Saban's name written all over it.

Saban 'never wanted to be a coach'

Nick Saban is a football guy, but he's also become a car guy over the years, an affinity that started at a young age, thanks to his late father.

Shark fins, shopping carts and Martians: What people are saying about the Hyundai Kona

The Kona, Hyundai's late entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment, introduces a design language that departs from that of Hyundai cars and will spread throughout Hyundai's crossover lineup.

Second-generation Subaru Crosstrek will start at $22,170

Subaru's second-generation Crosstrek, expected at dealerships later this summer, will be priced closely to the outgoing model. The 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i will start at $22,170.

Subaru adds 2 STI models for '18

Subaru of America is adding two limited-run performance variants for the 2018 model year.

Trade anxiety rising among suppliers due to trade uncertainty

Supplier executives say uncertainty about trade policy is making it difficult to make decisions about their manufacturing needs.

SUBARU'S TOM DOLL: Ready for another sales record

Subaru of America President Tom Doll wants Subaru's younger employees to realize that one day setting sales records might not be this easy.

Trade anxiety rising among suppliers

Supplier executives say uncertainty about trade policy is making it difficult to make decisions about their manufacturing needs.

Out in front: Notable pace cars at Indy

Much like the standard sedan on the road and race car on the big oval, pace cars, too, have evolved over the years. Here's a look at some of the more notable Indy 500 pace cars over the years.

Innovations at the Indianapolis 500

Technological advancements tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.

BMW 2 series: A (slightly) new look

BMW's compact 2-series coupe and convertible are getting an ever-so-slight refresh for the 2018 model year.

Magna scores high in Forbes' best employer lists

Forbes magazine has listed Magna International as one of Canada's best employers for 2017.

Shark noses, bobtails and windswept: What people think of Mercedes Concept A Sedan

Crossovers and SUVs might be selling in droves from China to the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz is still experimenting with cars, as seen with the Concept A Sedan. Here's what some journalists are saying about the baby sedan:

Subaru says dealers are lagging on service

Subaru dealers continue to set sales records in the U.S., but they are not keeping up in their service departments, the brand's U.S. president says.

Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.

Subaru recalls certain 2017 Imprezas to recode engine control software

Subaru is recalling certain 2017 Impreza models to fix a software issue that may lead to stalled engines.

Soft-roaders, mashups and beacons: Toyota's FT-4X and what people are saying

Toyota's FT-4X checks the boxes of features aimed at millennials and their outdoor-focused adventures. Here's what people are saying about the subcompact crossover concept:

Genesis GV80 Concept: What people are saying

Genesis' GV80 Concept teases the first of two crossovers the luxury brand has promised by 2020.

Ford extends Shelby Mustangs another model year

Ford is keeping the Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs in its product lineup for the 2018 model year.

Outback snags some love, too

Most of the attention Subaru garnered at the New York auto show last week went to its Ascent concept and redesigned Crosstrek. But no less significant was a freshened 2018 Outback.

Jaguar offers 4-cylinder turbo in new entry-level F-Type sports car

The Jaguar F-Type will be one of the few sports cars available with a four-, six- or eight-cylinder engine.