Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53329/more en New Technologies Flourish in ’16 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/new-technologies-flourish-16 <div class="node-body article-body">The arrival of a new model year represents the promise and possibility that comes with freshly stamped sheet metal, form-fitting seats, aesthetics that speak directly to one’s desires and, simply, stuff that works better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/new-technologies-flourish-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/new-technologies-flourish-16#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. BMW Cadillac Honda Lexus Lincoln Volvo Car Aluminum Autonomous Vehicles Carbon Fiber Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Lane-Departure Warning Product Development Safety Seats Steel Turbocharger Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:18:00 +0000 1356981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volvo XC90 among vehicles offering automatic liftgates or trunk lids.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Volkswagen Scandal Puts Regulators on High Alert http://wardsauto.com/politics/volkswagen-scandal-puts-regulators-high-alert <div class="node-body article-body">“Question assumptions,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind says. “They tell you one thing, you question it. We’re questioning everything now.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/volkswagen-scandal-puts-regulators-high-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/volkswagen-scandal-puts-regulators-high-alert#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Audi Volkswagen Politics Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Laws/Law Enforcement National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:08:00 +0000 1353311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>NHTSA&rsquo;s Rosekind to challenge automaker test reports in wake of VW emissions case. &ndash; <em>Getty Images</em></strong></p> Delphi Touts Latest Fuel-Saving Technology http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-touts-latest-fuel-saving-technology <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tula's Dynamic Skip Fire continuously makes firing decisions on an individual cylinder basis to deliver the required engine torque for all vehicle speeds and loads while avoiding vibration issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-touts-latest-fuel-saving-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/delphi-touts-latest-fuel-saving-technology#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Delphi 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:00:00 +0000 1346641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tula CEO R. Scott Bailey, formerly of Delphi.</strong></p> Continental Sees Huge Upside to 48V http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/continental-sees-huge-upside-48v <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Positioned at the front of an internal-combustion engine, the component provides restart power as well as 15 kW and up to 74 lb.-ft. of additional torque. The 48V system can synchronize the engine with the driveline at any speed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/continental-sees-huge-upside-48v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/continental-sees-huge-upside-48v#comments Public Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Continental 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show Emissions Engines Fuel Economy Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:24:00 +0000 1348761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Several customers preparing to launch Continental&rsquo;s first-generation Belt Starter Generator.</strong></p> Bob Gritzinger Fuel Economy Great, Extra Cost Isn’t, Says NADA Chairman http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/fuel-economy-great-extra-cost-isn-t-says-nada-chairman <div class="node-body article-body">“My customers are looking for cheap cars,” says the head of the National Automobile Dealers Assn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/fuel-economy-great-extra-cost-isn-t-says-nada-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/fuel-economy-great-extra-cost-isn-t-says-nada-chairman#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Fuel Economy Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1347151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t force cars on consumers,&rdquo; Fox says.</strong></p> U.S. Fuel Economy Unchanged in August http://wardsauto.com/north-america/us-fuel-economy-unchanged-august <div class="node-body article-body">Low gas prices pulled car shoppers away from hybrids and small cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/us-fuel-economy-unchanged-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/us-fuel-economy-unchanged-august#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:17:00 +0000 1342471 at http://wardsauto.com ’16 Grand Cherokee First With Upgraded Pentastar V-6 http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-grand-cherokee-first-upgraded-pentastar-v-6 <div class="node-body article-body">Without 2-step variable valve lift, the ’15 version of the Pentastar always operated in high-lift mode, consuming more fuel. FCA says the new system results in less overall pumping work, singlehandedly accounting for a fuel-economy gain of up to 2.7%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-grand-cherokee-first-upgraded-pentastar-v-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/16-grand-cherokee-first-upgraded-pentastar-v-6#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Jeep Engine Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:12:00 +0000 1340931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Upgraded Pentastar V-6 incorporates cooled EGR.</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 Reporter Notebook: Luxury Sales Handcuffed in China http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/reporter-notebook-luxury-sales-handcuffed-china-0#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America - Regional China U.S. General Motors Rolls Royce 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Design Fuel Economy Product Development Purchashing Sales Results Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:05:00 +0000 1328311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Yao Lu, China&rsquo;s senior business analyst-State Information Center.</span></strong></p> Full View Photography The World According to Tesla http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla <div class="node-body blog-body">If you work at Tesla, which is valued at about $25 billion and sells just one very good luxury car, the possibilities must seem limitless.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/world-according-tesla#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Tesla 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Electric Vehicles Finance Fuel Economy Li-ion Product Development Road Ahead Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1327521 at http://wardsauto.com