Product Development http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53310/more en ’16 Nissan Titan XD http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the supremely capable 5.0L, the Titan XD can go anywhere, do anything. Most importantly, this twin-turbo V-8 may be a plow in fertile terrain, helping Nissan cultivate a small patch of neglected turf in the ground war that is the U.S. pickup market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional Diesel U.S. Japan Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Diesel Exterior Fuel Economy Lighting Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1406471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Titan XD slams sideways into tall curb in durability test at Nissan&#39;s Arizona proving grounds.</strong></p> Volt Is EV for Everyone http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1403771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volt cures range anxiety and is pleasure to drive in all modes.</strong></p> '16 Chevrolet Volt http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt <div class="node-body gallery-body">GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1403831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EREV design delivers EV that does not require compromises or lifestyle changes, but is difficult to explain to non-engineers.</strong></p> China's Geely Fixing Focus on Green-Car Development http://wardsauto.com/chinas-geely-fixing-focus-green-car-development <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Chinese automaker says it wants "new-energy" vehicles, mainly battery-powered and hybrid cars, to account for 90% of its sales by 2020. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/chinas-geely-fixing-focus-green-car-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines China Technology Miscellaneous Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:07:00 +0000 1404431 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Facelift in Spotlight at LA Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/lincoln-facelift-spotlight-la-auto-show <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Leading off Lincoln's refreshed model lineup is the MKZ sedan, the Ford-owned luxury brand's top seller that has been redesigned inside and out.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/lincoln-facelift-spotlight-la-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Interiors Technology Miscellaneous Exterior Interior Product Development Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1404101 at http://wardsauto.com Fiata? Fiat Revives 124 Spider With Help From Mazda http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Italy Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Fiat 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Gasoline Interior Manual Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1401101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Fiat 124 Spider shows off its Italian flair.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Drop-Top Evoque Extends Range Rover CUV Lineup http://wardsauto.com/industry/drop-top-evoque-extends-range-rover-cuv-lineup <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jaguar Land Rover chops the top off an Evoque to create the world’s first luxury CUV convertible. The ’17 model debuts at the Los Angeles auto show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/drop-top-evoque-extends-range-rover-cuv-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/drop-top-evoque-extends-range-rover-cuv-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe North America Industry HMI U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Land Rover 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Exterior Instrument Panel Product Development Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:07:00 +0000 1403761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover&rsquo;s luxury CUV Evoque convertible debuts at Los Angeles auto show.</strong></p> Limos Lead New Single-Platform Russian Luxury Lineup http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup <div class="node-body article-body">NAMI director Maxim Nagaitsev says the limousine to be built for President Vladimir Putin will be the world’s largest passenger vehicle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/limos-lead-new-single-platform-russian-luxury-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Porsche Product Development Production Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:12:00 +0000 1398661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Russian President Putin has first dibs on new limo.</strong></p> '17 Ford Escape Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/technology/17-ford-escape-debuts-los-angeles-auto-show <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s redesigned ’17 Escape CUV makes its world debut at the Los Angeles auto show, featuring two new turbo engines, updated interior and Ford-first SYNC Connect cloud-based vehicle information and control system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/17-ford-escape-debuts-los-angeles-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/17-ford-escape-debuts-los-angeles-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Ford 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Product Development Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:07:00 +0000 1402661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Wider front-end design gives &rsquo;17 Ford Escape a more rugged stance.</strong></p> Automakers Have Breathing Room on Autonomous, Other Trends, But Just a Little http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little <div class="node-body article-body">Traditional players understand firsthand the many roadblocks to bringing advanced technologies to market, believing they have plenty of time to work out the details. Disrupters envision a near-overnight revolution. Neither side is right, consultant Deloitte says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-have-breathing-room-autonomous-other-trends-just-little#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Auto Makers Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Product Development Supply Chain Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1398691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry needs to react soon to disruptive threats such as new transportation business models.</strong></p> Getty Images