Vehicles in Operation http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53347/more en Suzuki U.K. Pulls Out Stops on Celerio Brake Fix http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix <div class="node-body article-body">After Autocar magazine reported the failure of its emergency-braking test from high speed, Suzuki issued a safety recall, saying the problem was a flaw in the brake-pedal release mechanism. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/suzuki-uk-pulls-out-stops-celerio-brake-fix#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Australia United Kingdom Suzuki Retail Sales & Marketing Brakes Safety Vehicles in Operation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:04:00 +0000 1232601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki resumes Celerio shipments to dealers.</strong></p> Automakers, Suppliers Warm to U.S.-Cuba Trade Thaw http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw <div class="field-byline"> Craig Howie </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. auto-industry leaders see the Cuban market as ripe for development, but barriers to entry include the country’s still largely state-controlled economy; a lack of dealer network and financial infrastructure for car sales; and poor road quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/automakers-suppliers-warm-us-cuba-trade-thaw#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Suppliers Sales & Marketing Tariffs Trade Vehicles in Operation Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:23:00 +0000 1222131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pre-1959 revolution cars potential bonanza for parts makers.</strong></p> Mechanic’s Newest Tool: Augmented Reality http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mechanic-s-newest-tool-augmented-reality <div class="node-body article-body">Continental’s Connected Technician uses a tablet with a wireless link to a vehicle to coach a mechanic step-by-step through the entire process of diagnosing a problem and then fixing it. The device will be on the market next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mechanic-s-newest-tool-augmented-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mechanic-s-newest-tool-augmented-reality#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Continental Cameras Dealership Management Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Product Development Vehicles in Operation augmented reality cloud computer-aided-design dashboard diagnostic tool Interface mechanics OBD II on-board diagnostics service manual service technicians tablet Tejas Desai Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1217851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental&rsquo;s augmented-reality tablet draws vehicle information from cloud.</strong></p> U.K. Charging Network Sees 1 Millionth Juice Refill http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill <div class="node-body article-body">The rapid growth in EV charging is supported by figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show the number of plug-in cars registered in the U.K. quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/uk-charging-network-sees-1-millionth-juice-refill#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Auto Makers Charging Registrations Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Vehicles in Operation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1204861 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Business surging for charger manufacturer.</p> After Disappointing 2014, Hyundai Looks to Correct Mix Imbalance http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/after-disappointing-2014-hyundai-looks-correct-mix-imbalance <div class="node-body article-body">Insufficient supply of light-truck models negatively impacted Hyundai’s 2014 U.S. sales, including its ability to incentivize its cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/after-disappointing-2014-hyundai-looks-correct-mix-imbalance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/after-disappointing-2014-hyundai-looks-correct-mix-imbalance#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Hyundai Management & Strategy Vehicles in Operation cars CUVs Dave Zuchowski Elantra Hyundai Korean light trucks Santa Fe Santa Fe Sport Sonata Tucson unions Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1202391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai could double Tucson sales.</strong></p> French Used-Car Dealers Hail Crackdown on Tax Fraud http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Concerns have been especially intense about the sale of expensive secondhand cars from Germany into France, hitting both the country’s new- and used-car car markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/french-used-car-dealers-hail-crackdown-tax-fraud#comments Premium Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional France Dealerships Laws/Law Enforcement Remarketing Trade Vehicles in Operation Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:39:00 +0000 1187741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tax loophole open to high-end cars such as &rsquo;12 Mercedes C-Class.</strong></p> Spanish Auto Market Pulling Out of Long-Standing Rut http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer profits will average only 1% in 2014, but by contrast, six of 10 dealers lost money just two years ago, industry spokesman Juan Sanchez says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/spanish-auto-market-pulling-out-long-standing-rut#comments Premium Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Spain Dealerships Politics Incentives Sales Results Vehicles in Operation Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:19:00 +0000 1182241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spain sales rate half that of &ldquo;countries in our orbit,&rdquo; Sanchez says.</strong></p> <p><strong>Spain sales rate half that of &ldquo;countries in our orbit,&rdquo; Sanchez says.</strong></p> Lentz Still Wants Scion to Become Small-Premium Brand http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lentz-still-wants-scion-become-small-premium-brand <div class="node-body article-body">The Toyota brand fills the “affordable-car” niche while Lexus’ desire to stay above $30,000 with its models makes small-premium a good positioning, the Toyota North American CEO says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lentz-still-wants-scion-become-small-premium-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/lentz-still-wants-scion-become-small-premium-brand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Scion Management & Strategy Future Products Vehicles in Operation Audi A3 Auris chicken tax concept CUV Doug Murtha FR-S iM iQ Jack Hollis Jim Lentz Kia Lexus Los Angeles Mercedes CLA New York pickup Prius C Production Scion small-premium Soul SUV tC Toyota xB xD Yaris Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:17:00 +0000 1167721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scion iM concept to spur 2015 production model.</strong></p> VW and Audi’s 3-Way Power Grab http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/vw-and-audi-s-3-way-power-grab <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines: Under the Hood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VW has three 4-cyl. gas turbos in this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition, powering the VW Golf and GTI and Audi S3. To stand out in this crowd, an engine will need great fuel economy, lively step-off and a smooth demeanor in casual driving.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/vw-and-audi-s-3-way-power-grab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/vw-and-audi-s-3-way-power-grab#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi Volkswagen Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Vehicles in Operation Audi S3 EA888 friction reduction Fuel Economy GTI Horsepower midrange torque Volkswagen Golf VW Goft GTI Ward's 10 Best Engines Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:01:00 +0000 1156061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>For at least one editor, average fuel economy in VW GTI topped 37 mpg (6.3 L/100 km).</strong></p> VW, Audi Small Turbos for Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-audi-small-turbos-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="node-body gallery-body">The ’14 Jetta we tested last year stickered for $23,985, compared with $21,815 for the fun and functional ’15 Golf TSI hatchback we are evaluating this fall. Stepping up the displacement ladder in the EA888 engine family brings us to the 2.0L turbo, which makes 220 hp in the new VW GTI and 292 hp in the ’15 Audi S3.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-audi-small-turbos-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-audi-small-turbos-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional Mexico U.S. Germany Audi Volkswagen Volkswagen Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Vehicles in Operation Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1156171 at http://wardsauto.com