Special Reports http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53362/more en Cruze Diesel Impressive Effort Against Germany’s Best http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly it will take time to find a following like VW has developed over decades in the U.S. But as far as the engine itself is concerned, the GM 2.0L turbodiesel is a strong start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Chevrolet Diesel Globalization Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1064261 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat 500e Truly Fun-to-Drive EV http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fiat-500e-truly-fun-drive-ev <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Story Behind the 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A rookie EV team created a smashingly good conversion of Fiat Chrysler’s B-Car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fiat-500e-truly-fun-drive-ev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/fiat-500e-truly-fun-drive-ev#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat Electric Vehicles Emissions Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 1043121 at http://wardsauto.com Despite Drag or Two, Dealers Riding High http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/despite-drag-or-two-dealers-riding-high <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Total revenues for the WardsAuto Dealer 500 increased from $50.3 billion in 2012 to $54 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/despite-drag-or-two-dealers-riding-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/despite-drag-or-two-dealers-riding-high#comments Public Retail Dealerships TopDealer North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:32:00 +0000 1041181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Auto sales enjoy</strong> <strong>strong economic tailwinds, NADA&rsquo;s Szakaly says.</strong></p> Dealer Says Recession Taught Him to Work Smarter http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/dealer-says-recession-taught-him-work-smarter <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chris Leggio, whose flagship store is No.42 on the WardsAuto Dealer 500, lauds GM, “our partner.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/dealer-says-recession-taught-him-work-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/dealer-says-recession-taught-him-work-smarter#comments Public Retail Dealerships TopDealer North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1041161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leggio <em>(standing)</em> at sales meeting with staffers <em>(from left)</em> Ashley Gordon, Nevin Cordero and Joe Gonzalez.</strong></p> Texas, California Lead Pack http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/texas-california-lead-pack <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two strong vehicle-selling states have 139 dealers on the WardsAuto Dealer 500.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/texas-california-lead-pack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/texas-california-lead-pack#comments Public Retail Dealerships TopDealer North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1041171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Texas growing at extraordinary pace, Wolters says.</strong></p> Married With Children and 15 Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/married-children-and-15-dealerships <div class="field-byline"> Lillie Guyer </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Regulars on the WardsAuto Dealer 500, Rick and Rita Case form a powerful partnership. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/married-children-and-15-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/married-children-and-15-dealerships#comments Public Retail Dealerships TopDealer North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:49:00 +0000 1040321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rick and Rita Case believe in wowing customers.</strong></p> Lexus Store Scouts Service Lanes for Used-Car Lot Prospects http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/lexus-store-scouts-service-lanes-used-car-lot-prospects <div class="field-byline"> Tom Beaman </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Performance Lexus tries to stock as many used vehicles as new ones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/lexus-store-scouts-service-lanes-used-car-lot-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/lexus-store-scouts-service-lanes-used-car-lot-prospects#comments Public Retail Dealerships TopDealer North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:52:00 +0000 1039361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kommeth with vehicle-exchange coordinator Mindy McKitrick and service-department customer. </strong></p> Land Sakes! Land Rover Store Makes List http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/land-sakes-land-rover-store-makes-list <div class="field-byline"> Tom Beaman </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The son of Florida’s first Toyota dealer oversees group with seven luxury-brand franchises.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/land-sakes-land-rover-store-makes-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/topdealer/land-sakes-land-rover-store-makes-list#comments Public Retail Dealerships TopDealer North America U.S. Dealerships Retail 2014 WardsAuto Dealer 500 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 1039351 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Warren Henry Zinn and son Larry at local Jaguar Land Rover event.</strong></p> From the Floor: 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/floor-2014-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler Continental Faurecia General Motors JCI Lear Visteon 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Carbon Fiber Cockpit Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 1029871 at http://wardsauto.com 10 Best Interiors on Display at WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/10-best-interiors-display-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Ward's 10 Best Interiors winners were displayed prominently at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 21 in Dearborn. Vote for your favorite in our poll. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/10-best-interiors-display-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/10-best-interiors-display-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Chrysler GMC Hyundai Jeep Kia Mazda Mercedes Rolls Royce Volkswagen 2014 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Seats Vehicle Interiors Wed, 28 May 2014 15:02:00 +0000 1026701 at http://wardsauto.com