WardsAuto - Automotive Industry News, Data and Statistics http://wardsauto.com/rss.xml/rs%3D%5Eadadtocwl33igye.cir7d7knlwjt5k- en U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 26 http://wardsauto.com/us-census-bureau-daily-feature-april-26-0 <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-census-bureau-daily-feature-for-april-26-300063847.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO" align="left" width="144" alt="U.S. Census Bureau Logo" border="0" /></a>WASHINGTON, April 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST LICENSE PLATES Profile America &#8212; Sunday, April 26th.&#160;Many automobile license plates proclaim glories of the issuing states; others spell...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1267191 at http://wardsauto.com EagleRider Advances Further in Chicago with an All-New Dealership! http://wardsauto.com/eaglerider-advances-further-chicago-all-new-dealership <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eaglerider-advances-further-in-chicago-with-an-all-new-dealership-300072151.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150425/201605LOGO" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Even amidst massive international expansion, EagleRider -- the world's pioneer and leading provider of motorcycle experiences -- continues relentless market domination in the United States with a new dealership opening in Chicago O'Hare...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1267171 at http://wardsauto.com Tower International to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results http://wardsauto.com/tower-international-announce-first-quarter-2015-financial-results <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tower-international-to-announce-first-quarter-2015-financial-results-300071928.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://www.towerinternational.com" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>LIVONIA, Mich., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower International, Inc. (NYSE: TOWR), a leading global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, &#160;will report first quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, May 7,...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:30:00 +0000 1267091 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto U.S. Light Vehicle Sales & Inventory Forecast, April 2015 http://wardsauto.com/datasheet/wardsauto-us-light-vehicle-sales-inventory-forecast-april-2015 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/wardsauto-us-light-vehicle-sales-inventory-forecast-april-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="//wardsauto.com/site-files/wardsauto.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/USSalesFc1504b_0.png" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">U.S. light vehicle sales and inventory forecast by company and by source and vehicle type for April 2015. Includes SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rates) and days' supply projections. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/datasheet/wardsauto-us-light-vehicle-sales-inventory-forecast-april-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Premium Data Center U.S. Monthly Sales - Forecast Forecast Inventory Monthly Sales U.S. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:20:00 +0000 1267021 at http://wardsauto.com USW Disappointed by Goodyear Intention to Build New Plant in Mexico http://wardsauto.com/usw-disappointed-goodyear-intention-build-new-plant-mexico <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/usw-disappointed-by-goodyear-intention-to-build-new-plant-in-mexico-300071970.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO" align="left" width="144" alt="United Steelworkers." border="0" /></a>PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --&#160;The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that the announcement by Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber to build its next plant in Mexico is disappointing but not surprising. Last year, the company announced that it was going to build a new...</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/usw-disappointed-goodyear-intention-build-new-plant-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:01:00 +0000 1267101 at http://wardsauto.com SAE Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award Goes to Tom Stephens http://wardsauto.com/sae-franz-f-pischinger-powertrain-innovation-award-goes-tom-stephens <div class="node-body press_release-body">DETROIT, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The FEV Group (FEV), a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that the seventh annual SAE Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award was presented to Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman and Chief Technical...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:55:00 +0000 1267011 at http://wardsauto.com GM Holden Cutting More Workers as Oz Sales Slip http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip <div class="node-body article-body">News Corp. Australia says production employees will be reduced to 1,260 from 1,530 and vehicle output will be reduced by 50 units to 240 a day. Parent General Motors is closing the plant in 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/gm-holden-cutting-more-workers-oz-sales-slip#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Ford Holden Toyota Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1266951 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Cruze sales decline along with workforce numbers.</strong></p> Revelan nuevos detalles técnicos del Acura NSX de la próxima generación en el Congreso y Exposición Mundial SAE 2015 http://wardsauto.com/revelan-nuevos-detalles-t-cnicos-del-acura-nsx-de-la-pr-xima-generaci-n-en-el-congreso-y-exposici-n <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/revelan-nuevos-detalles-tecnicos-del-acura-nsx-de-la-proxima-generacion-en-el-congreso-y-exposicion-mundial-sae-2015-501232891.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150423/201095" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>DETROIT, 24 de abril de 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ --&#160;En un avance del lanzamiento al mercado del esperado Acura NSX de la pr&#243;xima generaci&#243;n, los ingenieros que dirigen el desarrollo del superauto explicaron nuevos detalles t&#233;cnicos y estrategias d</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/revelan-nuevos-detalles-t-cnicos-del-acura-nsx-de-la-pr-xima-generaci-n-en-el-congreso-y-exposici-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:22:00 +0000 1266911 at http://wardsauto.com Goodyear to Build Tire Factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico http://wardsauto.com/goodyear-build-tire-factory-san-luis-potosi-mexico <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/goodyear-to-build-tire-factory-in-san-luis-potosi-mexico-300071798.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO" align="left" width="144" alt="The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, USA." border="0" /></a>MEXICO CITY, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --&#160;The Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT)&#160;today announced it will build a new tire factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to serve its customers in the Americas. Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/goodyear-build-tire-factory-san-luis-potosi-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +0000 1266921 at http://wardsauto.com New Chief Fume Extractor Protects Body Shop Technicians from Weld Fume Particulates http://wardsauto.com/new-chief-fume-extractor-protects-body-shop-technicians-weld-fume-particulates <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-chief-fume-extractor-protects-body-shop-technicians-from-weld-fume-particulates-300071827.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://www.chiefautomotive.com" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>CHICAGO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Automechanika Chicago Booth #1402&#160; -- As the perfect companion to its new line of welders, Chief Automotive Technologies introduces a heavy-duty weld fume extractor. The new Chief fume extractor collects weld fumes at their source, protecting...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:15:00 +0000 1266931 at http://wardsauto.com J.D. Power and LMC Automotive Report: New-Vehicle Sales in April Strongest for the Month in a Decade http://wardsauto.com/jd-power-and-lmc-automotive-report-new-vehicle-sales-april-strongest-month-decade <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jd-power-and-lmc-automotive-report-new-vehicle-sales-in-april-strongest-for-the-month-in-a-decade-300071805.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150424/201431" align="left" width="144" alt="U.S. Retail SAAR-April 2014 to April 2015(in millions of units)Source: Power Information Network? (PIN) from J.D. Power" border="0" /></a>WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 24,&#160;2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jd-power-and-lmc-automotive-report-new-vehicle-sales-april-strongest-month-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000 1266941 at http://wardsauto.com Autoline Daily http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily <div class="node-body video-body">BMW to Use Toyota Fuel Cell, Hyperloop vs. Autonomous Cars, Ford Lays Off Workers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/autoline-daily#comments Public News & Analysis Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:01:00 +0000 830251 at http://wardsauto.com 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy Improves Dramatic 25 Percent Versus Outgoing Model http://wardsauto.com/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-fuel-economy-improves-dramatic-25-percent-versus-outgoing-model <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-fuel-economy-improves-dramatic-25-percent-versus-outgoing-model-300071830.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150424/201456" align="left" width="144" alt="2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata achieves 36 mpg highway with six-speed automatic transmission" border="0" /></a>IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --&#160;Lighter, quicker and more nimble than its predecessor, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata demonstrates the power innovation can have when re-engineering a roadster from the ground</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-fuel-economy-improves-dramatic-25-percent-versus-outgoing-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:00 +0000 1266861 at http://wardsauto.com L'Allemand Erdrich Umformtechnik ouvre une nouvelle usine dans le technopôle national de Changzhou http://wardsauto.com/lallemand-erdrich-umformtechnik-ouvre-une-nouvelle-usine-dans-le-technop-le-national-de-changzhou <div class="node-body press_release-body">CHANGZHOU, Chine, 24 avril 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Erdrich Umformtechnik Metal Forming Technology Co., Ltd., de Changzhou a inaugur&#233; le 8 avril son installation dans le technop&#244;le national de Changzhou (National Hi-Tech District &#8211; CND). La nouvelle soci&#233;t&#233; se...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:05:00 +0000 1266821 at http://wardsauto.com Heart-wrenching PSA shows parents that hands-free phone calls can kill http://wardsauto.com/heart-wrenching-psa-shows-parents-hands-free-phone-calls-can-kill <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/heart-wrenching-psa-shows-parents-that-hands-free-phone-calls-can-kill-300070610.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b" align="left" width="144" alt="The mission of the National Safety Council is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy." border="0" /></a>ITASCA, Ill., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ &#8211; &#160;It's estimated that 26 percent of all car crashes result</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/heart-wrenching-psa-shows-parents-hands-free-phone-calls-can-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1266831 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Pioneers Ablation Casting With NSX http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Ablation casting was a key concept in order to produce this spaceframe,” Chief Engineer Ted Klaus says of the new NSX. “Without being able to apply castings at all the suspension points, we couldn’t produce a body this rigid.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/honda-pioneers-ablation-casting-nsx#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aluminum Chassis Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger ablation ablation casting Acura NSX Alotech Alotech Limited BMW i8 Ferrari LaFerrari Marysville McLaren P1 Ohio Performance Manufacturing Center Porsche 918 Spyder Shawn Tarr spaceframe Ted Klaus Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 1266231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda chief engineers Ted Klaus and Yashuhide Sakamoto with Acura NSX.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Acura NSX at SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda uses this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit to trickle out some tantalizing nuggets of information about the car’s body rigidity, aerodynamics and drivetrain in an extensive Powerpoint presentation. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aerodynamics Aluminum Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1266241 at http://wardsauto.com "FCA Replay" Wraps the Week http://wardsauto.com/fca-replay-wraps-week-11 <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fca-replay-wraps-the-week-300071761.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://youtu.be/9nrAVH33hWo" align="left" width="144" alt="FCA Replay: April 24, 2015" border="0" /></a>AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "FCA Replay" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.&#160;This week's edition recaps the record-breaking Ram Roundup, tornado relief donation for northwestern Illinois, awards to FCA US for wildlife...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1266791 at http://wardsauto.com The Dealer 5 | April 24, 2015 http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-april-24-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-april-24-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-april-24-2015#comments Public Dealers U.S. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:30:00 +0000 1266721 at http://wardsauto.com Penske Truck Leasing Exhibiting at National Private Truck Council Expo http://wardsauto.com/penske-truck-leasing-exhibiting-national-private-truck-council-expo <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/penske-truck-leasing-exhibiting-at-national-private-truck-council-expo-300070114.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150313/181493LOGO" align="left" width="144" alt="Penske logo." border="0" /></a>READING, Pa., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --&#160;Penske Truck Leasing is a top exhibitor and sponsor of the 2015 National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference &amp; Exhibition in Cincinnati April 26 to 28 at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hilton...</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/penske-truck-leasing-exhibiting-national-private-truck-council-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:22:00 +0000 1266751 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota's Sustainability Program Steers into Broccoli City Festival for Earth Day Celebration http://wardsauto.com/toyotas-sustainability-program-steers-broccoli-city-festival-earth-day-celebration <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/toyotas-sustainability-program-steers-into-broccoli-city-festival-for-earth-day-celebration-300071577.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://www.toyotanewsroom.com" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>TORRANCE, Calif., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --&#160;What do&#160;Lance Gross, Toyota and the Broccoli City Fest have in common? An all-out Earth Day celebration with performances by Erykah Badu, Jaden and Willow Smith, and more. Designed to educate students, faculty and alumni of...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1266771 at http://wardsauto.com MD Johnson, Inc. Advises Tim Bush on the Sale of BMW of Tri Cities to Ralph Martinez and the Town & Country Auto Group http://wardsauto.com/md-johnson-inc-advises-tim-bush-sale-bmw-tri-cities-ralph-martinez-and-town-country-auto-group <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/md-johnson-inc-advises-tim-bush-on-the-sale-of-bmw-of-tri-cities-to-ralph-martinez-and-the-town--country-auto-group-300071527.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=71566" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>RICHLAND, Wash., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --&#160;MD Johnson, Inc. is pleased to congratulate Tim Bush and Ralph Martinez on the completion of the sale of BMW of Tri Cities to Mr. Martinez. The dealership will remain named BMW of Tri Cities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/md-johnson-inc-advises-tim-bush-sale-bmw-tri-cities-ralph-martinez-and-town-country-auto-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1266761 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automotive Ignition System (Ignition Switch, Spark Plug, Glow Plug, Ignition Coil, Ignition Control Module, Crankshaft & Camshaft Position Sensor) Market 2015-2019 http://wardsauto.com/global-automotive-ignition-system-ignition-switch-spark-plug-glow-plug-ignition-coil-ignition-contro <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-automotive-ignition-system-ignition-switch-spark-plug-glow-plug-ignition-coil-ignition-control-module-crankshaft--camshaft-position-sensor-market-2015-2019-300071741.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769" align="left" width="144" alt="600769" border="0" /></a>DUBLIN, Apr.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/global-automotive-ignition-system-ignition-switch-spark-plug-glow-plug-ignition-coil-ignition-contro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:51:00 +0000 1266701 at http://wardsauto.com Cooper Standard to Host Conference Call and Webcast on May 8 to Discuss First Quarter 2015 Financial Results http://wardsauto.com/cooper-standard-host-conference-call-and-webcast-may-8-discuss-first-quarter-2015-financial-results <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cooper-standard-to-host-conference-call-and-webcast-on-may-8-to-discuss-first-quarter-2015-financial-results-300071602.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://www.cooperstandard.com" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>NOVI, Mich., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --&#160;Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS), the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. ("Cooper Standard"), will host a conference call and webcast on Friday, May 8 at 9 a.m. ET to discuss its first quarter 2015 results, provide a...</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/cooper-standard-host-conference-call-and-webcast-may-8-discuss-first-quarter-2015-financial-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:30:00 +0000 1266711 at http://wardsauto.com Germany's Erdrich Umformtechnik Opens New Facility In Changzhou National Hi-Tech District http://wardsauto.com/germanys-erdrich-umformtechnik-opens-new-facility-changzhou-national-hi-tech-district <div class="node-body press_release-body">CHANGZHOU, China, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Erdrich Umformtechnik Metal Forming Technology (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. celebrated its grand opening&#160;in&#160;Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND) on April 8th. The new company specializes in the manufacturing of key automotive parts...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:00 +0000 1266661 at http://wardsauto.com Lear Reports Record Quarterly Earnings http://wardsauto.com/lear-reports-record-quarterly-earnings <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lear-reports-record-quarterly-earnings-300071483.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="http://www.lear.com" align="left" width="144" alt="" border="0" /></a>SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, today reported financial results for the first quarter.&#160; Highlights include: Sales of $4.5 billion, up 4% from a year...</p><br clear="all" /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1266671 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Crowned World’s Most Reputable Company http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company <div class="node-body article-body">BMW ranked third in last year’s survey and Daimler was eighth. Nissan and Suzuki were on the 2014 list but didn’t make the cut this year. GM squeezed in at 96th after missing the list last year while embroiled in the ignition-switch recall crisis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/bmw-crowned-world-s-most-reputable-company#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers World BMW Bosch Daimler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1266071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW, maker of Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Interiors winner i3, highly regarded globally.</strong></p> 2016 Kia Sorento Receives NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating http://wardsauto.com/2016-kia-sorento-receives-nhtsa-5-star-safety-rating <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2016-kia-sorento-receives-nhtsa-5-star-safety-rating-300071663.html"><img style="padding-right:5px;" src="https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150424/201382" align="left" width="144" alt="2016 Kia Sorento Receives NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating" border="0" /></a>IRVINE, Calif., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America's (KMA) all-new 2016 Sorento CUV has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 5-star overall safety rating.&#160; Built in the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2016-kia-sorento-receives-nhtsa-5-star-safety-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1266631 at http://wardsauto.com Wrong Car Dealership Staffers Stuck Fielding Customer Questions http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions <div class="node-body article-body">Service advisers and auto technicians say they’ve got other things to do than explain how infotainment systems work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1265621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Infotainment system usage can confuse customers</strong></p> CO2 Emissions Escaping Through Loopholes, Critics Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers and the European Environment Agency both acknowledge current testing procedures do not reflect real-world driving conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/co2-emissions-escaping-through-loopholes-critics-say#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Politics Emissions Engines Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1265631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumer, green groups say clean-air test results not transparent.</strong></p>