Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53329/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> <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> JLR Engine Plant Already Expanding http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding <div class="node-body article-body">In just 12 months, the West Midlands-based facility has moved from prototype production to full-scale manufacturing of more than 50,000 engines a year. The center builds the low-emissions Ingenium 2.0L diesel 4-cyl.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/engines/jlr-engine-plant-already-expanding#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Engines Diesel Europe United Kingdom Miscellaneous Diesel Emissions Engine Fuel Economy Gasoline Supercharger Turbocharger Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:39:00 +0000 1409591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Jaguar F-Pace CUV will offer 2.0L Ingenium diesel in Europe.</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><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 UPDATE 2-EU asks members to investigate after VW admits new irregularities http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-asks-members-investigate-after-vw-admits-new-irregularities <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* VW says it understated carbon dioxide emissions</p> <p>* Letter asks EU members to investigate</p> <p>* Investors urge EU to toughen emissions testing (Adds detail of meeting with national authorities)</p> <p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The European Commission has written to all 28 European Union member countries urging them to widen their investigations into potential breaches of vehicle emissions rules after Volkswagen admitted it had understated carbon dioxide levels.</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-2-eu-asks-members-investigate-after-vw-admits-new-irregularities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines Technology Miscellaneous Emissions European Commission Fuel Economy Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:37:24 +0000 1394401 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Fuel Economy Nearly Flat in October http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/us-fuel-economy-nearly-flat-october <div class="node-body article-body">The start of the new model year normally leads to strong improvement, but this was the lowest year-over-year increase for any October in the index history.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/us-fuel-economy-nearly-flat-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/us-fuel-economy-nearly-flat-october#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry Engines U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1393731 at http://wardsauto.com Oz Strategy Seeks Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient Cars http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-strategy-seeks-cleaner-more-fuel-efficient-cars <div class="node-body article-body">Governmental agencies will examine issues including adoption of Euro 6 emissions and fuel-quality standards, fuel-efficiency measures for light vehicles and emissions testing for vehicles conforming to international procedures.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-strategy-seeks-cleaner-more-fuel-efficient-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-strategy-seeks-cleaner-more-fuel-efficient-cars#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Australia Engines Technology Miscellaneous Unspecified Companies Politics Emissions Fuel Economy Vehicles & Technology Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1390281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Industry group links reduced emissions to better traffic management.</strong></p> WRAPUP 3-Germany to retest VW cars as scandal pushes Berlin to act http://wardsauto.com/wrapup-3-germany-retest-vw-cars-scandal-pushes-berlin-act <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds comments from California regulator in paragraphs 22-24)</p> <p>* Germany to gauge cars' genuine emissions levels</p> <p>* VW says it understated CO2 emissions, fuel usage</p> <p>* New revelations affect up to 800,000 cars in Europe</p> <p>* Shares fall 9.5 percent</p> <p>* VW halts U.S., Canadian sales of cars with 3.0 diesel V6</p> <p>* Moody's lowers VW credit rating</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer and Caroline Copley</p></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wrapup-3-germany-retest-vw-cars-scandal-pushes-berlin-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Germany Technology Miscellaneous Engines Fuel Economy Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:51:43 +0000 1391601 at http://wardsauto.com ’16 Mercedes AMG GT S http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mercedes AMG GT S looks, feels and sounds like Germany’s best efforts to launch an American-style muscle car, right down to the high-rpm howl, the gentle shake and burble at idle and the delicious gasp of backpressure during downshifts as a corner approaches. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Mercedes Brakes Carbon Fiber Cockpit Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Tires Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1379861 at http://wardsauto.com CAFE and Cheap Energy Drive Auto Plastics Growth http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth <div class="node-body article-body">TPO plastics producers are aiming to compete directly with steel and aluminum in big parts such as liftgates; a major Chinese supplier views the U.S. as the global low-cost source for manufacturing interior parts. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/cafe-and-cheap-energy-drive-auto-plastics-growth#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines Manufacturing Technology U.S. Materials Technology Miscellaneous Suppliers Fuel Economy Global Sources Globalization Manufacturing Technology Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1367451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trinseo Automotive co-developed plastic liftgate with Renault for the &rsquo;15 Espace CUV. The hatch is 10% lighter than a comparable steel version.</strong></p> Trinseo Automakers Keeping Pace as EU Raises Emissions Bar http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-keeping-pace-eu-raises-emissions-bar <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nils-Olof Nylund of the European Biofuels Technology Platform predicts automakers will meet the European Union’s 2020 target of 95 g/km of carbon dioxide, having largely achieved the 2015 target of 130 g/km.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-keeping-pace-eu-raises-emissions-bar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/automakers-keeping-pace-eu-raises-emissions-bar#comments Premium Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) Alternative Fuels Charging Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1358141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EV registrations in EU up 53% in Q2 from like-2014.</strong></p>