Regulations http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53327/more en Ford Fights Russia Slump on Product, Price Fronts http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker is cutting prices and expanding its product range in an effort to pull out of a tailspin that saw July sales drop 21.3% from like-2014 and 52% for the year’s first seven months, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-fights-russia-slump-product-price-fronts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Ford Engine Labor & Human Resources Local Content Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:55:00 +0000 1336211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiesta priced below Ford&rsquo;s Russian best-seller Focus.</strong></p> Oz Cars Need Standard Safety Features, Advocates Say http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say <div class="node-body article-body">The auto-safety and medical groups are unhappy that while autonomous emergency braking is standard on new cars in Europe, Japan, and the U.S., it is a costly option in Australia or not offered at all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/oz-cars-need-standard-safety-features-advocates-say#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia New Zealand Unspecified Companies Brakes Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:00 +0000 1330281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AEB-equipped Skoda Fabia top-rated by regional safety group.</strong></p> Attorneys Wonder If CFPB Would Win in Court http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/attorneys-wonder-if-cfpb-would-win-court <div class="node-body article-body">A federal regulator has won lending- discrimination settlements against two automotive finance companies. More filings might follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/attorneys-wonder-if-cfpb-would-win-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/attorneys-wonder-if-cfpb-would-win-court#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Ally Dealerships Honda Retail Regulatory Agencies Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1336111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CFPB Director Cordray &ldquo;has not backed down.&rdquo;</strong></p> Researchers Look to Keep Wildlife Out of Harm’s Way http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-look-keep-wildlife-out-harm-s-way <div class="node-body article-body">Although picture-based warning signs outperformed word-based warning signs, both RADS versions caused drivers to reduce their speed and brake earlier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-look-keep-wildlife-out-harm-s-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-look-keep-wildlife-out-harm-s-way#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Collision Avoidance Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:41:00 +0000 1334911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Roadside Animal Detection System warning sign in Florida&rsquo;s Big Cypress National Preserve.</strong></p> Toyota SUV Tops Chinese Model in Safety Tests http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests <div class="node-body article-body">Of the seven SUVs crash-tested by ASEAN NCAP, the Rush is the first Toyota model. The vehicle tested is built in Indonesia, and although electronic stability control was not available, antilock braking is standard across all variants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/toyota-suv-tops-chinese-model-safety-tests#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Toyota Antilock Braking System (ABS) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Design Safety Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1336101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rush earns four of five stars for adult-, child-occupant protection.</strong></p> Lexus Targets German Rivals With 4-Cyl. GS http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-targets-german-rivals-4-cyl-gs <div class="node-body article-body">Both Audi and BMW have reached 4-cyl. penetration rates as high as 40% in their A6 and 5-Series sedans, so Lexus hopes to gain ground in the segment by offering a 241-hp 2.0L turbo-4 in the midsize sedan in ’16.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-targets-german-rivals-4-cyl-gs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/lexus-targets-german-rivals-4-cyl-gs#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1335051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smith pleased Lexus offering 4-cyl. in &rsquo;16 GS sedan.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Toyota Bypassing Takata for Airbag-Inflator Purchase http://wardsauto.com/toyota-bypassing-takata-airbag-inflator-purchase <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Toyota is buying airbag inflators from Tier 2 supplier Nippon Kayaku instead of Takata, whose defective inflators have been linked to at least eight deaths and prompted a global recall of millions of vehicles.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-bypassing-takata-airbag-inflator-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Airbags OE-Supplier Relations Safety Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:05:00 +0000 1335181 at http://wardsauto.com Indian Automakers: Don’t Rush Us on Clean-Air Rules http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-don-t-rush-us-clean-air-rules <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers argue shorter deadlines would force them into using untested or inadequately tested technologies that could lead to safety risks and reduce fuel efficiency. Meantime, the air in India’s cities is getting progressively dirtier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-don-t-rush-us-clean-air-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-don-t-rush-us-clean-air-rules#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Unspecified Companies Politics Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Gasoline Incentives Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:02:00 +0000 1333111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Government subsidizing purchases of Mahindra Reva&#39;s&nbsp;e2o EV.</strong></p> Australian Lawmakers Scrutinizing Highway Safety http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australian-lawmakers-scrutinizing-highway-safety <div class="node-body article-body">An industry lobbying group says it opposes increased personal importation of new vehicles or the importation of used vehicles because they may meet a lower safety standard, or may not be suitable for Australia’s environmental conditions, or both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australian-lawmakers-scrutinizing-highway-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/australian-lawmakers-scrutinizing-highway-safety#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia Ford Holden Toyota Automatic Braking Blindspot Detection Lane-Departure Warning Safety Trade Vehicles in Operation Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:33:00 +0000 1332981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Most Australian cars up to speed on safety technology.</strong></p> SAIC’s V80 Draws Poor Safety Rating in Australia http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/saic-s-v80-draws-poor-safety-rating-australia <div class="node-body article-body">The China-built V80 scores just 4.97 points out of a possible 16 in a frontal-offset crash test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/saic-s-v80-draws-poor-safety-rating-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/saic-s-v80-draws-poor-safety-rating-australia#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Australia China SAIC Politics Safety Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1333081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lack of electronic stability controls one of factors in V80&rsquo;s 2-star rating.</strong></p>