Aiming for a 10% share of the Indian market by 2017, Nissan plans to introduce new products and start a common-module family series of versatile platforms. But the automaker first would like to give existing models a chance to succeed....More
History shows suppliers that invest in technology to drive innovation have better financial margins, as their solutions are not so easily commoditized. Yet, for innovation to work, suppliers have to take risks to execute new ideas....More
Cycling up through gears on Road America’s long straight-aways to 140 mph, the dual-clutch transmission shifts with the clean-cut precision of a guillotine. It’s about this time the driver recognizes the M3/M4 as the king of the sports-car jungle....More
Four generations of M3 have earned BMW the kind of respect every automaker envies. The dual-purpose car is designed to be just at home on the racetrack as tootling through suburbia. Having done a little of both here at the legendary Road America track and in and around this quaint Upper Midwestern town, it’s easy to understand this car’s vaunted status.
Australian Design Rule approval, allowing the F-Series to be road-registered in all Australian states and territories, completes a 6-month development program led by former GM Holden and Ford Australia engineers....More
BMW and GoPro have a new relationship allowing the compact, go-anywhere cameras to integrate seamlessly with vehicles such as the new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe. WardsAuto tests both camera and car at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI....More
* BMW and Tesla executives seek ways to promote electric
* Meeting was held on Wednesday
* BMW declines to comment in detail about nature of talks
(Adds detail on charging stations)
By Edward Taylor
FRANKFURT, June 13 (Reuters) - Executives from German
carmaker BMW and U.S.-based Tesla Motors Inc
met this week in a move which could lead to the creation of
charging stations usable for different types of electric cars....More
(Adds GM comment in last paragraph)
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - General Motors Co
Chief Executive Mary Barra will testify on June 18 at a U.S.
House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the automaker's
defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 13
deaths, the subcommittee said on Wednesday....More
The third-generation CUV now appears more wedge-like and benefits from deep-drawn sheet metal, a slightly lower roof and short front overhang. It’s both bigger and lighter, with three excellent powertrain offerings....More
The front end of the previous X5 was disjointed, suffering from a perfectly horizontal line that left the lower fascia detached from the grille and headlights. The new front end is styled with emotion – without any horizontal separation – and the pinched headlamps convey more anger and tension. The X5 has a powerful presence.
More than 500 people attended the recent WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, MI, to hear two compelling keynote speeches and eight panel sessions. Also honored at the conference were winners of the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition.
Researchers say a material with the same weight and density as aerogel, but with 10,000 times more stiffness, offers promise for the automotive-parts industry where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed....More
Maruti Suzuki is campaigning to convince global and local investors of the benefits of parent Suzuki’s wholly owned India operation. But some Maruti Suzuki shareholders oppose the plan and regulators have questioned its legality....More
Economic recovery is weak and gradual, unemployment remains stubbornly high and Europe faces a growing and acute economic challenge from other global regions. We will only deliver the full potential benefits of the Single Market if we set a genuinely new course for Europe....More