Bob Gritzinger

Bob
Gritzinger
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Long-time automotive beat writer, Bob covers Ford, FCA and technology.

Articles

Genesis Grows Lineup With G80 Sport
Premium sport sedan buyers get a fresh option in the form of the Genesis G80 Sport, a trim level that also features the Genesis-exclusive 3.3L twin-turbo V-6.
The Big Story: Joining Forces
As steel, aluminum and composite suppliers make their pitches to automakers striving to take weight out of vehicles, the ability to combine a range of disparate, lightweight and strong materials holds the greatest promise.
Italian Stallion Stelvio Gallops Into Premium CUV Race 1
Alfa Romeo ramps up its assault on the premium market with the all-new Stelvio CUV. Based on the same underlying architecture as the Giulia sports sedan, the Stelvio gives buyers a CUV option with Italian flair, engineering and driving dynamics.
Demon’s in the Details 7
The devil was, indeed, in the details when FCA asked its powertrain engineers to build a Demon to unleash at the New York auto show. Here’s how they produced it.
Volvo XC60 Attacks Hot Luxury CUV Market
Volvo rolls out an all-new, second-generation XC60 with aspirations to grow its share of the midsize luxury CUV market similar to the sales gains seen by the Swedish automaker’s award-winning XC90 large luxury CUV.
Genesis Plays Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Role in Luxury Market
Now entering its second year as a standalone premium brand for Korean automaker Hyundai, Genesis looks to make a big impression on the luxury segment in the next three years.
Ram Surge Offsets FCA Sales Slump
FCA US May deliveries were down, but pickup sales and the Dodge brand helped mitigate the damage.
Focus RS Races to Finish Line 1
Ford’s enthusiast-oriented Focus RS heads into its final year of production with improved power and handling thanks to a standard limited-slip differential on the front axle.
FCA Moves to Resolve Diesel Dilemma 2
FCA and the federal government may have resolved differences over emissions from the automaker’s 3.0L diesel engine.
American Axle Plans Quantum Leap Forward
American Axle, a longtime producer of rear axles for trucks, is reinventing itself as a developer and builder of highly efficient and electric drivelines for rear-, front- and all-wheel-drive applications.
Uber Supreme for Lincoln Owners
A Lincoln customer-experience pilot program that provides chauffeur service to owners is expanding into Southern California.
Leather, ‘Decotainment’ Find Space in Future Interiors
Use of leather and wood isn’t going away, but suppliers and automakers are finding innovative ways to use the premium materials, along with promising alternatives.
Screening the Future of Interior Design
Many factors, from artificial intelligence to vehicle sharing, are affecting the future of automotive interiors. FCA’s design chief predicts an exciting future.
Jeep Snags Japanese Efficiency Incentive
Jeep’s ’17 Grand Cherokee is the second FCA model to earn a tax benefit for its fuel efficiency and low emissions. Jeep is Japan’s top-selling U.S. brand.
Mazda’s CX-9 Redefines Near-Luxury
Mazda ups its game with the all-new CX-9 and nowhere is that more evident than in the vehicle’s completely redesigned interior, replete with real wood, metallic flashes and comfort rivaling far more expensive luxury CUVs.